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Laura Cassidy PhD

Laura Cassidy PhD


Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Institute for Health and Society
Division: Epidemiology
Program: Administration


  • Vulnerability and chronic illness management in pediatric kidney and liver transplant recipients. (Mavis AM, Ertl A, Chapman S, Cassidy LD, Lerret SM) Prog Transplant 2015 Jun;25(2):139-46 PMID: 26107274
  • The risk of volvulus in abdominal wall defects. (Abdelhafeez AH, Schultz JA, Ertl A, Cassidy LD, Wagner AJ) J Pediatr Surg 2015 Apr;50(4):570-2 PMID: 25840065
  • Factors influencing successful peer-reviewed publication of original research presentations from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO). (MacKinney EC, Chun RH, Cassidy LD, Link TR, Sulman CG, Kerschner JE) Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2015 Mar;79(3):392-7 PMID: 25604259
  • The burden of musculoskeletal disease in Sierra Leone. (Elliott IS, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Ertl A, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Gosselin RA) Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015 Jan;473(1):380-9 PMID: 25344406 PMCID: PMC4390972
  • Burns in Sierra Leone: a population-based assessment. (Wong EG, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Stewart KA, Cassidy LD, Samai M, Kushner AL, Wren SM) Burns 2014 Dec;40(8):1748-53 PMID: 24767716
  • Is the Trauma Mortality Prediction Model (TMPM-ICD-9) a valid predictor of mortality in pediatric trauma patients? (Cassidy LD, Cook A, Ertl A, Gourlay D, Osler T) J Pediatr Surg 2014 Jan;49(1):189-92; discussions 192 PMID: 24439607
  • Cross-sectional survey of workers exposed to aliphatic diisocyanates using detailed respiratory medical history and questions regarding accidental skin and respiratory exposures. (Hathaway JA, Molenaar DM, Cassidy LD, Feeley TM, Cummings BJ) J Occup Environ Med 2014 Jan;56(1):52-7 PMID: 24351890
  • An estimate of hernia prevalence in Sierra Leone from a nationwide community survey. (Patel HD, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Samai M, Farahzad MM, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Wren SM) Hernia 2014 Apr;18(2):297-303 PMID: 24241327
  • Risks and benefits of prophylactic cyclic parenteral nutrition in surgical neonates. (Nghiem-Rao TH, Cassidy LD, Polzin EM, Calkins CM, Arca MJ, Goday PS) Nutr Clin Pract 2013 Dec;28(6):745-52 PMID: 24107391
  • Female health and family planning in Sierra Leone. (Groen RS, Solomon J, Samai M, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD, Blok L, Kushner AL, Dhanaraj M, Stekelenburg J) Obstet Gynecol 2013 Sep;122(3):525-31 PMID: 23921854
  • Negative pressure wound therapy in infants and children: a single-institution experience. (Rentea RM, Somers KK, Cassidy L, Enters J, Arca MJ) J Surg Res 2013 Sep;184(1):658-64 PMID: 23768766
  • Health disparities analysis of critically ill pediatric trauma patients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Cassidy LD, Lambropoulos D, Enters J, Gourlay D, Farahzad M, Lal DR) J Am Coll Surg 2013 Aug;217(2):233-9 PMID: 23664140 PMCID: PMC4126201
  • Nationally representative household survey of surgery and mortality in Sierra Leone. (Kwon S, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD, Samai M, Yambasu SE, Kushner AL) World J Surg 2013 Aug;37(8):1829-35 PMID: 23580072
  • Household survey in Sierra Leone reveals high prevalence of surgical conditions in children. (Groen RS, Samai M, Petroze RT, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD, Joharifard S, Yambasu S, Nwomeh BC, Kushner AL) World J Surg 2013 Jun;37(6):1220-6 PMID: 23529099
  • Traumatic injuries in developing countries: report from a nationwide cross-sectional survey of Sierra Leone. (Stewart KA, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Farahzad MM, Samai M, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Wren SM) JAMA Surg 2013 May;148(5):463-9 PMID: 23325317 PMCID: PMC4064369
  • Initiation and use of propranolol for infantile hemangioma: report of a consensus conference. (Drolet BA, Frommelt PC, Chamlin SL, Haggstrom A, Bauman NM, Chiu YE, Chun RH, Garzon MC, Holland KE, Liberman L, MacLellan-Tobert S, Mancini AJ, Metry D, Puttgen KB, Seefeldt M, Sidbury R, Ward KM, Blei F, Baselga E, Cassidy L, Darrow DH, Joachim S, Kwon EK, Martin K, Perkins J, Siegel DH, Boucek RJ, Frieden IJ) Pediatrics 2013 Jan;131(1):128-40 PMID: 23266923 PMCID: PMC3529954
  • The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. (Islam S, Calkins CM, Goldin AB, Chen C, Downard CD, Huang EY, Cassidy L, Saito J, Blakely ML, Rangel SJ, Arca MJ, Abdullah F, St Peter SD, APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee, 2011-2012) J Pediatr Surg 2012 Nov;47(11):2101-10 PMID: 23164006
  • Treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review. (Downard CD, Renaud E, St Peter SD, Abdullah F, Islam S, Saito JM, Blakely ML, Huang EY, Arca MJ, Cassidy L, Aspelund G, 2012 American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes Clinical Trials Committee) J Pediatr Surg 2012 Nov;47(11):2111-22 PMID: 23164007
  • Untreated surgical conditions in Sierra Leone: a cluster randomised, cross-sectional, countrywide survey. (Groen RS, Samai M, Stewart KA, Cassidy LD, Kamara TB, Yambasu SE, Kingham TP, Kushner AL) Lancet 2012 Sep 22;380(9847):1082-7 PMID: 22898076
  • Intestinal alkaline phosphatase administration in newborns is protective of gut barrier function in a neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis rat model. (Rentea RM, Liedel JL, Welak SR, Cassidy LD, Mayer AN, Pritchard KA Jr, Oldham KT, Gourlay DM) J Pediatr Surg 2012 Jun;47(6):1135-42 PMID: 22703783
  • Creation and implementation of a prospective pediatric clinical outcomes registry. (Cassidy LD, Jensen JN, Durkee CT, Calkins CM, Sato T, Tassone C, Kerschner J, Theilke RJ, Mitchell ME, Hoffman GM, Oldham KT) J Registry Manag 2011;38(3):138-43 PMID: 22223056
  • Exploring the environmental and genetic etiologies of congenital heart defects: the Wisconsin Pediatric Cardiac Registry. (Harris SE, Cronk C, Cassidy LD, Simpson P, Tomita-Mitchell A, Pelech AN) J Registry Manag 2011;38(1):24-9 PMID: 22097702
  • Perioperative opiate requirements in children with previous opiate infusion. (Fanning JJ, Stucke AG, Christensen MA, Cassidy LD, Berens RJ) Paediatr Anaesth 2012 Mar;22(3):203-8 PMID: 22070472
  • Guidelines for surveys of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. (Goldin AB, LaRiviere C, Arca MJ, Cassidy L, Abdullah F, Lee SL, Islam S, Huang EY, Downard CD, Cowles RA, Chen C, Barnhart DC, Edwards T, 2010 APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee) J Pediatr Surg 2011 Oct;46(10):2012-7 PMID: 22008342
  • Reply to Letter to the Editor by Wang. (Lee SL et al.) J Pediatr Surg 2011 Apr;46(4):788 PMID: 21496562
  • Initial and continued adherence with bladder cancer screening in an occupationally exposed cohort. (Cassidy LD, Marsh GM, Talbott EO, Kelsey SF) J Occup Environ Med 2011 Apr;53(4):455-60 PMID: 21407093
  • Partial splenectomy for hereditary spherocytosis: a multi-institutional review. (Buesing KL, Tracy ET, Kiernan C, Pastor AC, Cassidy LD, Scott JP, Ware RE, Davidoff AM, Rescorla FJ, Langer JC, Rice HE, Oldham KT) J Pediatr Surg 2011 Jan;46(1):178-83 PMID: 21238662
  • Probability of survival based on etiology of cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. (Berens RJ, Cassidy LD, Matchey J, Campbell D, Colpaert KD, Welch T, Lawson M, Peterson C, O'Flynn J, Dearth M, Tieves KS) Paediatr Anaesth 2011 Aug;21(8):834-40 PMID: 21199129
  • Antibiotics and appendicitis in the pediatric population: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review. (Lee SL, Islam S, Cassidy LD, Abdullah F, Arca MJ, 2010 American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee) J Pediatr Surg 2010 Nov;45(11):2181-5 PMID: 21034941
  • Research interests and funding of members of the American Pediatric Surgical Association: report from 2010 American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. (Arca MJ, Teitelbaum DH, St Peter SD, Cowles R, Aspelund G, Cassidy LD, Barnhart D, Abdullah F) J Pediatr Surg 2010 Oct;45(10):1983-8 PMID: 20920716
  • Trends in pulmonary function and prevalence of asthma in hexamethylene diisocyanate workers during a 19-year period. (Cassidy LD, Molenaar DM, Hathaway JA, Feeley TM, Cummings BJ, Simpson P, Li SH) J Occup Environ Med 2010 Oct;52(10):988-94 PMID: 20881627
  • Initial surgical and pain management outcomes after Nuss procedure. (Densmore JC, Peterson DB, Stahovic LL, Czarnecki ML, Hainsworth KR, Davies HW, Cassidy LD, Weisman SJ, Oldham KT) J Pediatr Surg 2010 Sep;45(9):1767-71 PMID: 20850618
  • Is it safe to discharge intussusception patients after successful hydrostatic reduction? (Whitehouse JS, Gourlay DM, Winthrop AL, Cassidy LD, Arca MJ) J Pediatr Surg 2010 Jun;45(6):1182-6 PMID: 20620317
  • More evidence confirming the safety of general anesthesia in pediatric dermatologic surgery. (Juern AM, Cassidy LD, Lyon VB) Pediatr Dermatol 2010 Jul-Aug;27(4):355-60 PMID: 20497357
  • Creating a nationally representative sample of patients from trauma centers. (Goble S, Neal M, Clark DE, Nathens AB, Annest JL, Faul M, Sattin RW, Li L, Levy PS, Mann NC, Guice K, Cassidy LD, Fildes JJ) J Trauma 2009 Sep;67(3):637-42; discussion 642-4 PMID: 19741413
  • Beyond feasibility: a comparison of newborns undergoing thoracoscopic and open repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. (Gourlay DM, Cassidy LD, Sato TT, Lal DR, Arca MJ) J Pediatr Surg 2009 Sep;44(9):1702-7 PMID: 19735811
  • Pediatric disaster preparedness: the potential role of the trauma registry. (Cassidy LD) J Trauma 2009 Aug;67(2 Suppl):S172-8 PMID: 19667854
  • River tree rope swing injuries. (Sorey WH, Cassidy LD, Crout J, Blount P) South Med J 2008 Jul;101(7):699-702 PMID: 18580723
  • Predictability of acute radiation injury severity. (Azizova TV, Osovets SV, Day RD, Druzhinina MB, Sumina MV, Pesternikova VS, Teplyakov II, Zhang A, Kuniak M, Vasilenko EK, Wald N, Slaughter DM, Okladnikova ND, Schall LC) Health Phys 2008 Mar;94(3):255-63 PMID: 18301099
  • Traumatic injury and children: a national assessment. (Guice KS, Cassidy LD, Oldham KT) J Trauma 2007 Dec;63(6 Suppl):S68-80; discussion S81-6 PMID: 18091214
  • Development of a hospital-based trauma registry in Haiti: an approach for improving injury surveillance in developing and resource-poor settings. (Schultz CR, Ford HR, Cassidy LD, Shultz BL, Blanc C, King-Schultz LW, Perry HB) J Trauma 2007 Nov;63(5):1143-54 PMID: 17993964
  • State trauma registries: survey and update-2004. (Guice KS, Cassidy LD, Mann NC) J Trauma 2007 Feb;62(2):424-35 PMID: 17297335
  • Are statewide trauma registries comparable? Reaching for a national trauma dataset. (Mann NC, Guice K, Cassidy L, Wright D, Koury J) Acad Emerg Med 2006 Sep;13(9):946-53 PMID: 16902047
  • An analysis of proctoscopy vs computed tomography scanning in the diagnosis of rectal injuries in children: which is better? (Leaphart CL, Danko M, Cassidy L, Gaines B, Hackam DJ) J Pediatr Surg 2006 Apr;41(4):700-3; discussion 700-3 PMID: 16567179
  • Basic concepts of statistical analysis for surgical research. (Cassidy LD) J Surg Res 2005 Oct;128(2):199-206 PMID: 16140341
  • Serum neuron-specific enolase, S100B, and myelin basic protein concentrations after inflicted and noninflicted traumatic brain injury in children. (Berger RP, Adelson PD, Pierce MC, Dulani T, Cassidy LD, Kochanek PM) J Neurosurg 2005 Jul;103(1 Suppl):61-8 PMID: 16122007
  • Statistical power and estimation of the number of required subjects for a study based on the t-test: a surgeon's primer. (Livingston EH, Cassidy L) J Surg Res 2005 Jun 15;126(2):149-59 PMID: 15919413
  • Phase II clinical trial of moderate hypothermia after severe traumatic brain injury in children. (Adelson PD, Ragheb J, Kanev P, Brockmeyer D, Beers SR, Brown SD, Cassidy LD, Chang Y, Levin H) Neurosurgery 2005 Apr;56(4):740-54; discussion 740-54 PMID: 15792513
  • Out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation and outcome after traumatic brain injury. (Wang HE, Peitzman AB, Cassidy LD, Adelson PD, Yealy DM) Ann Emerg Med 2004 Nov;44(5):439-50 PMID: 15520702
  • Factors influencing survival in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: the relative role of timing of surgery. (Rozmiarek AJ, Qureshi FG, Cassidy L, Ford HR, Hackam DJ) J Pediatr Surg 2004 Jun;39(6):821-4; discussion 821-4 PMID: 15185204
  • How low can you go? Effectiveness and safety of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in low-birth-weight neonates. (Rozmiarek AJ, Qureshi FG, Cassidy L, Ford HR, Gaines BA, Rycus P, Hackam DJ) J Pediatr Surg 2004 Jun;39(6):845-7 PMID: 15185209
  • Pharyngeal cancer mortality among chemical plant workers exposed to formaldehyde. (Marsh GM, Youk AO, Buchanich JM, Cassidy LD, Lucas LJ, Esmen NA, Gathuru IM) Toxicol Ind Health 2002 Jul;18(6):257-68 PMID: 14992463
  • All-terrain vehicle rules and regulations: impact on pediatric mortality. (Upperman JS, Shultz B, Gaines BA, Hackam D, Cassidy LD, Ford HR, Helmkemp J) J Pediatr Surg 2003 Sep;38(9):1284-6 PMID: 14523807
  • The Drake Health Registry Study: cause-specific mortality experience of workers potentially exposed to beta-naphthylamine. (Cassidy LD, Youk AO, Marsh GM) Am J Ind Med 2003 Sep;44(3):282-90 PMID: 12929148
  • Development of a novel method to predict disability after head trauma in children. (Cassidy LD, Potoka DA, Adelson PD, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2003 Mar;38(3):482-5 PMID: 12632372
  • Transcellular transport is not required for transmucosal bacterial passage across the intestinal membrane ex vivo. (Nadler EP, Go LL, Beer-Stolz D, Watkins SC, Schall LC, Boyle P, Ford HR) Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2000;1(4):265-72 PMID: 12594882
  • The Drake Health Registry Study: findings from fifteen years of continuous bladder cancer screening. (Marsh GM, Cassidy LD) Am J Ind Med 2003 Feb;43(2):142-8 PMID: 12541268
  • Bladder cancer among chemical workers exposed to nitrogen products and other substances. (Marsh GM, Gula MJ, Youk AO, Cassidy LD) Am J Ind Med 2002 Oct;42(4):286-95 PMID: 12271476
  • Methodology to improve data quality from chart review in the managed care setting. (Cassidy LD, Marsh GM, Holleran MK, Ruhl LS) Am J Manag Care 2002 Sep;8(9):787-93 PMID: 12234019
  • Long-term follow-up of patients with necrotizing enterocolitis. (Stanford A, Upperman JS, Boyle P, Schall L, Ojimba JI, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2002 Jul;37(7):1048-1050; discussion 1048-1050 PMID: 12077769
  • Falling televisions: The hidden danger for children. (Scheidler MG, Shultz BL, Schall L, Vyas A, Barksdale EM Jr) J Pediatr Surg 2002 Apr;37(4):572-5 PMID: 11912513
  • Risk factors for splenectomy in children with blunt splenic trauma. (Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2002 Mar;37(3):294-9 PMID: 11877637
  • Utility of radiographic hepatic injury grade in predicting outcome for children after blunt abdominal trauma. (Hackam DJ, Potoka D, Meza M, Pollock A, Gardner M, Abrams P, Upperman J, Schall L, Ford H) J Pediatr Surg 2002 Mar;37(3):386-9 PMID: 11877653
  • A new method for estimating probability of survival in pediatric patients using revised TRISS methodology based on age-adjusted weights. (Schall LC, Potoka DA, Ford HR) J Trauma 2002 Feb;52(2):235-41 PMID: 11834981
  • Conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: an outcome study of adjunct exercises. (Seradge H, Parker W, Baer C, Mayfield K, Schall L) J Okla State Med Assoc 2002 Jan;95(1):7-14 PMID: 11799804
  • Improved functional outcome for severely injured children treated at pediatric trauma centers. (Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR) J Trauma 2001 Nov;51(5):824-32; discussion 832-4 PMID: 11706326
  • Intestinal cytokine gene expression in infants with acute necrotizing enterocolitis: interleukin-11 mRNA expression inversely correlates with extent of disease. (Nadler EP, Stanford A, Zhang XR, Schall LC, Alber SM, Watkins SC, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2001 Aug;36(8):1122-9 PMID: 11479840
  • Nitric oxide induces murine thymocyte apoptosis by oxidative injury and a p53-dependent mechanism. (Gordon SA, Abou-Jaoude W, Hoffman RA, McCarthy SA, Kim YM, Zhou X, Zhang XR, Simmons RL, Chen Y, Schall L, Ford HR) J Leukoc Biol 2001 Jul;70(1):87-95 PMID: 11435490
  • Utilizing multiple vital status tracing services optimizes mortality follow-up in large cohort studies. (Schall LC, Buchanich JM, Marsh GM, Bittner GM) Ann Epidemiol 2001 Jul;11(5):292-6 PMID: 11399442
  • Development of a novel age-specific pediatric trauma score. (Potoka DA, Schall LC, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2001 Jan;36(1):106-12 PMID: 11150447
  • Risk factors and predictors of mortality in children after ejection from motor vehicle crashes. (Scheidler MG, Shultz BL, Schall L, Ford HR) J Trauma 2000 Nov;49(5):864-8 PMID: 11086777
  • Mechanisms of blunt perineal injury in female pediatric patients. (Scheidler MG, Schultz BL, Schall L, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2000 Sep;35(9):1317-9 PMID: 10999687
  • Impact of pediatric trauma centers on mortality in a statewide system. (Potoka DA, Schall LC, Gardner MJ, Stafford PW, Peitzman AB, Ford HR) J Trauma 2000 Aug;49(2):237-45 PMID: 10963534
  • Early functional outcome in children with pelvic fractures. (Upperman JS, Gardner M, Gaines B, Schall L, Ford HR) J Pediatr Surg 2000 Jun;35(6):1002-5 PMID: 10873054
  • Management of blunt pancreatic injury in children. (Nadler EP, Gardner M, Schall LC, Lynch JM, Ford HR) J Trauma 1999 Dec;47(6):1098-103 PMID: 10608540
  • Mortality among chemical plant workers exposed to acrylonitrile and other substances. (Marsh GM, Gula MJ, Youk AO, Schall LC) Am J Ind Med 1999 Oct;36(4):423-36 PMID: 10470007
  • Mortality patterns among workers exposed to acrylamide: 1994 follow up. (Marsh GM, Lucas LJ, Youk AO, Schall LC) Occup Environ Med 1999 Mar;56(3):181-90 PMID: 10448327 PMCID: PMC1757707
  • Identification and case management in an HMO of patients at risk of preterm labor. (Lear D, Schall LC, Marsh GM, Liu KS, Yao Y) Am J Manag Care 1998 Jun;4(6):865-71 PMID: 10181072
  • A two-stage protocol for verifying vital status in large historical cohort studies. (Schall LC, Marsh GM, Henderson VL) J Occup Environ Med 1997 Nov;39(11):1097-102 PMID: 9383720
  • Single rope tree swing injuries among children. (Albanese CT, Gardner MJ, Adkins MA, Schall L, Lynch JM) Pediatrics 1997 Apr;99(4):548-50 PMID: 9093296
  • Last update: 06/26/2015