Hamid Zahiri

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BACKGROUND Improvements in surgical techniques have allowed us to achieve primary closure in a high percentage of large abdominal hernia repairs. However, postoperative wound complications remain common. The benefits of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the management of open abdominal wounds are well described in the literature. Our study(More)
Residency/fellowship training in hernia repair is still too widely characterized by the “see one, do one, teach one” model. The goal of this study was to perform a needs assessment focused on surgical training to guide the creation of a curriculum by SAGES intended to improve the care of hernia patients. Using mixed methods (interviews and online survey),(More)
OBJECTIVE The rapid rate of weight loss following bariatric surgery leads to areas of excessive skin that can cause physical ailments and distortion of body image. Dissatisfaction with the excessive skin can lead patients to seek plastic surgery. This study aims to assess the changes in mental and physical quality of life after body contouring procedures in(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the lipid profile in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and to determine whether it differs from the cardiac risk profile. BACKGROUND Links between hypercholesterolemia and AD development continue to grow. Presently, limited information exists about the lipid profile characteristics in AD. METHODS We examined the lipid profiles (total(More)
OBJECTIVE Body contouring surgery has become a steadily increasing part of weight loss treatment in the population of patients electing to undergo bariatric surgery. This study aims to elicit factors that can be used to prognosticate which bariatric surgery patients will choose to undergo body contouring procedures. METHODS A database of 381 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Open abdominal wall reconstruction is used to repair complex abdominal wall hernias with contour abnormalities. We present a novel minimally invasive approach to address these types of defects, completed entirely laparoscopically. METHODS Three patients underwent laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction for complex hernias in August and(More)
Ideal fixation techniques have not been fully elucidated at the time of complex open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). We compared operative outcomes and quality of life with retromuscular mesh fixation using fibrin glue (FG) versus transfascial sutures (TS). Retrospective review identified complex hernia patients who underwent open AWR with mesh from(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case report and review of the literature. OBJECTIVE To report a rare case of paraspinal compartment syndrome that presented a diagnostic challenge. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Paraspinal compartment syndrome is a rare condition defined as increased pressure within a closed fibro-osseous space, resulting in reduced blood flow and tissue(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intraoperative targeted stretching micro breaks (TSMBs) on the experienced pain and fatigue, physical functions, and mental focus of surgeons. BACKGROUND Surgeons are routinely subject to mental and physical stresses through the course of their work in the operating room. One of the factors(More)