Rubie Sue Jackson

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BACKGROUND The relationship of hyperglycemia to general surgery outcomes is not well-understood. We studied the association of operative day and postoperative day 1 (POD1) blood glucose (BG) with outcomes after open colectomy for cancer. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively analyzed the 2000-2005 Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program database,(More)
BACKGROUND The role of obesity as a risk factor after carotid endarterectomy is not well-described. We undertook a study of the association of obesity with 30-day outcomes after carotid endarterectomy. STUDY DESIGN After obtaining Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively analyzed prospectively collected data from carotid endarterectomies in(More)
INTRODUCTION Although obesity is a risk factor for vascular disease, previous studies have shown an obesity paradox with decreased mortality in obese patients undergoing vascular surgery. This study examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and outcomes after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS The 2005-2009 American College of Surgeons(More)
OBJECTIVE Dialysis access failure is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and cost in end-stage renal disease. We undertook a study to determine the influence of medication use on dialysis access failure. METHODS After institutional review board approval, we performed a retrospective analysis of all upper extremity hemodialysis accesses placed from 2005(More)
CONTEXT Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) compared with open repair increases perioperative survival, but it is not known if it increases long-term survival. OBJECTIVE To compare long-term outcomes after open vs endovascular repair of AAA. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective analysis of patients 65 years or older in the(More)
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