Ahmed N. Al-Niaimi

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To quantify the impact of preoperative hypoalbuminemia on 30-day mortality and morbidity after gynecologic cancer surgery. METHODS Patients included in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) dataset who underwent any non-emergent surgery for gynecologic malignancy between 1/1/2008 and 12/31/2010 were identified. Analysis was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a cohort of gynecologic oncology patients to discover risk factors for early- and late-occurring incisional hernia after midline incision for ovarian cancer. METHODS We collected retrospective data from patients undergoing primary laparotomy for ovarian cancer at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics from 2001 to 2007.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate associations between prophylactic preoperative antibiotic choice and surgical site infection rates after hysterectomy. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed of patients in the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative undergoing hysterectomy from July 2012 to February 2015. The primary outcome was a composite outcome of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the surgical technique of uterine artery sparing robotic assisted radical trachelectomy (AS-RRT) for early stage cervical cancer. METHODS We used our experience with AS-RRT performed at the University of Wisconsin-Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA, to present a detailed description of the surgical technique. RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE SSI rates after gynecologic oncology surgery vary from 5% to 35%, but are up to 45% in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Strict postoperative glucose control by insulin infusion has been shown to lower morbidity, but not specifically SSI rates. Our project studied continuous postoperative insulin infusion for 24h for gynecologic oncology(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of supplemental perioperative oxygenation for prevention of surgical site infection (SSI). Data sources Computerized PUBMED and MEDLINE search supplemented by manual searches for relevant articles. Study selection Randomized, controlled trials evaluating efficacy of supplemental perioperative oxygenation versus standard care(More)
The purpose of this survey was to ascertain what prompts clinicians in eastern Wisconsin to change their obstetric practice. A survey was mailed to all clinicians doing obstetrics for a nonprofit organization that performs over 11,000 deliveries in 10 hospitals. Of the 185 surveys mailed, 90 (49%) practicing obstetricians returned it. To change their(More)
OBJECTIVE Although robotic surgery decreases pain compared to laparotomy, postoperative pain can be a concern near the site of a larger assistant trocar site. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block on 24-hour postoperative opiate use after robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer. METHODS Sixty-four(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis and surgical technological advances have greatly reduced, but not totally eliminated surgical site infection (SSI) posthysterectomy. We aimed to identify risk factors for SSI posthysterectomy among women with a high prevalence of gynecologic malignancies, in a tertiary care setting where compliance with the(More)