Amanda L. Porter

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Little to no research has been conducted on the gut microbiome of the Pekin duck, yet over 24.5 million ducks are raised for human consumption each year in the United States alone. Knowledge of the microbiome could lead to an understanding of the effects of growing conditions such as the use of prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes in feeding practices, the(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital hypoplasia or absence of the A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) has been associated with increased incidence of berry aneurysms at the anterior communicating artery (Acom) complex. It is not known, however, whether this anatomic variant also predisposes patients to complications after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.(More)
OBJECTIVE A large national surgical registry was used to establish national benchmarks and associated predictors of major neurologic complications (i.e., coma and stroke) after surgical clipping of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set between 2007 and 2013 was(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity has been associated with increased risk for postoperative CSF leak in patients with benign cranial nerve tumors. Other measures of postoperative morbidity associated with obesity have not been well characterized. METHODS Patients enrolled in the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) from(More)
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