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Surgical repair of perforated peptic ulcers: laparoscopic versus open approach
Fewer than 10% of patients with perforated peptic ulcers underwent LS, which was associated with reduced length of stay, lower rate of superficial surgical site infections, wound dehiscence, and mortality, and a greater emphasis should be provided to a minimally invasive approach.
Intrawound vancomycin application after spinal surgery: a propensity score-matched cohort analysis.
- V. Vakayil, J. Atkinson, +5 authors Robert E. Bulander
- MedicineJournal of neurosurgery. Spine
- 5 March 2021
Vancomycin use did not contribute to antimicrobial resistance; however, it may select out gram-negative bacteria and increase rates of wound disruption.
Treatment of Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Drowning Victim, a Case Report, and Systematic Review.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an important resuscitation tool for the hypothermic drowning victim although hyperkalemia and presenting cardiac rhythm correlate with survival although they are not reasons to end resuscitation.
National Trends and Variation of Functional Status Deterioration in the Medically Critically Ill*
Following nonsurgical critical illness, the prevalence of functional status deterioration and magnitude increased in a nationally representative cohort, despite efforts to reduce ICU dysfunction over the past decade.
An Undergraduate Surgery Interest Group: Introducing Premedical Students to the Practice of Surgery
- V. Vakayil, M. Chandrashekar, +7 authors J. Harmon
- Psychology, MedicineAdvances in medical education and practice
- 13 May 2020
The authors' USIG strengthened premedical students’ interest in pursuing surgery and increased their understanding of the surgical profession, and is economically feasible and time-efficient; other academic institutions and educators are encouraged to consider investing in similar interest groups.
Epidemiological Trends of Surgical Admissions to the Intensive Care Unit in the United States.
- V. Vakayil, N. Ingraham, +7 authors C. Tignanelli
- MedicineThe journal of trauma and acute care surgery
- 6 May 2020
Temporal analysis demonstrates a significant change in the type of surgical patients admitted to the ICU over the last decade, with decreasing mortality and LOS in selected cohorts, but an increasing rate of FS deterioration.
Cecal volvulus in long‐distance runners: A proposed mechanism
- Brent D. Bauman, J. Witt, +5 authors J. Harmon
- MedicineThe American journal of emergency medicine
- 1 March 2019
The popularity of marathon running has increased dramatically: from an estimated 25,000 marathon finishers in 1976, to N500,000 in 2015; this represents a 20-fold increase in the past 4 decades.
Single-stage management of choledocholithiasis: intraoperative ERCP versus laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
It is found that both iERCP and LCBDE resulted in low, comparable rates of morbidity and mortality, andLCBDE remains an appropriate technique for patients with choledocholithiasis, especially when immediate endoscopic intervention is unavailable.
Dysfunction Junction: 8-Year Trends in Deteriorating Intensive Care Functional Status
Therapeutic Strategies for Severe and Severe-Complicated Clostridium Difficile Infection