Sam Butler

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Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are associated with a high mortality rate for liver transplantation (LT) recipients. To study the incidence of and risk factors for IFIs in LT recipients and the associated mortality rates, we retrospectively reviewed the records of first-time deceased donor LT recipients (January 2003 to December 2007). The incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore factors associated with readmission after nephrectomy procedures using a large national database. MATERIALS AND METHODS A national surgical outcomes database, the American College of Surgeon-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry, was queried for data on all patients undergoing open partial nephrectomy (OPN), minimally(More)
OBJECTIVES Cumulative head trauma may alter brain structure and function. We explored the relationship between exposure variables, cognition and MRI brain structural measures in a cohort of professional combatants. METHODS 224 fighters (131 mixed martial arts fighters and 93 boxers) participating in the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study, a(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infection (SSI) contributes significantly to postoperative morbidity and mortality and greatly increases the cost of care. OBJECTIVE To identify the impact of workflow and personnel-related risk factors contributing to the incidence of SSIs in a large sample of neurological surgeries. METHODS Data were obtained using an(More)
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