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The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) CIREN team  is composed of an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicians, and technical staff. Led by Frank Pintar, PhD, the PI and engineering leadership have worked with many of the clinicians on the team for over twenty years. The technical staff is a highly trained and experienced crew with specific skills in crash reconstruction, research project management, complex engineering computations, and experimental design. The experimental test facilities consist of a mechanical component lab, Servo-Sled lab, and full-scale vehicle crash lab to conduct injury biomechanics research. With over 500 publications and reports, the MCW laboratories and team have been assisting the NHTSA to understand fundamental biomechanics of trauma principles since 1987. Based in the Department of Neurosurgery, the MCW team has special interests in head/brain and spinal column/cord trauma.
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Bibliography


2012

Halloway D, Pintar F, Saunders J, Barsan-Anelli A, , Classifiers to Augment the CDC System to Distinguish the Role of Structure in a Frontal Impact Taxonomy. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars– Mechanical Systems. July 2012;5:3

Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Scarboro M, Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures in Frontal Impact Crashes. Annals of  the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2012;56:277-83


2011
Hallman JJ, Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Maiman DJ. Injury differences between small and large overlap frontal crashes. Annuls of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. 2011;55:147-57

Schneider LW, Rupp JD, Scarboro M, Pintar F, Arbogast KB, Rudd RW, Sochor MR, Stitzel J, Sherwood C, Macwilliams JB, Halloway D, Ridella S, Eppinger R. BioTab--a new method for analyzing and documenting injury causation in motor-vehicle crashes. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2011 Jun;12(3):256-65.

Yoganandan N, Fitzharris M, Pintar FA, Stemper BD, Rinaldi J, Maiman DJ, Fildes BN . Demographics, Velocity Distributions, and Impact Type as Predictors of AIS 4+ Head Injuries in Motor Vehicle Crashes. Annuls of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. 2011; 55: 267-80


2008
Nirula R, Pintar FA: Identification of vehicle components associated with severe thoracic injury in motor injury in motor vehicle crashes: A CIREN and NASS analysis. Accident Analysis & Prevention 40(1):137-141, 2008.

Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Maiman DJ: Injury mechanisms and severity in small overlap corner impacts. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med 52:185-189, 2008.

Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Maiman DJ. Injury mechanisms and severity in narrow offset frontal impacts. - Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2008 Oct;52:185-9.PMID: 19026235


2007
Yoganandan N, Gennarelli TA, Pintar FA, Characterizing diffuse brain injuries from real-world motor vehicle impacts, Paper 07-338, 2007 ESV, Lyon, France

Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Maiman DJ, Occupant dynamics and injuries in narrow-object side impact. ESV, Paper 07-0246 Lyon, France, 2007

Pintar FA, Maiman DJ, Yoganandan N: Injury patterns in side pole crashes. AAAM 51: 419-432, 2007.

Grant, J; Rhee, J.S.; Pintar, F; Yoganandan, N.: Modeling mechanisms of skull base injury for drivers in motor vehicle collisions Otolaryngology (2007)

Pintar FA, Maiman DJ, Yoganandan N.: Injury patterns in side pole crashes. AAAM 51: 419-432, 2007.

Pintar FA, Maiman DJ, Yoganandan N.: Occupant dynamics and injuries in narrow-object side impact. 2007 ESV, (accepted March 2007).

Yoganandan N; Gennarelli, T.A.; Zhang, J.; Pintar, F.A.; Characterizing diffuse brain injuries from real-world motor vehicle impacts, 2007 ESV, (accepted March 2007)

Yoganandan N; Gennarelli, T.A.; Zhang, J.; Pintar, F.A.; Takhounts, E.; Ridella, S.A. ; Association of contact loading in diffuse axonal injuries from motor vehicle crashes; The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care (2007)


2005
Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Baisden J, Maiman DJ: "Type II Odontoid Fracture from Frontal Impact", Journal of Neurosurgery - Spine 2:481-485, 2005.

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA: Odontoid Fracture in Motor Vehicle Environments. Accident Analysis and Prevention 37: 504-514, 2005.

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Gennarelli TA: "Field Data on Head Injuries in Side Airbag Vehicles in Lateral Impact". Annual Proceedings Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine 49:171-184, 2005.

Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Gennarelli TA: "Evaluation Of Side Impact Injuries In Vehicles Equipped With Side Airbags", IRCOBI, September 21-23, 2005, Prague, Czech Republic, 97-108.