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Selected Publications

Outcomes by time-to-OR for penetrating abdominal trauma patients.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · May 2024 INTRODUCTION: Time-To-OR is a critical process measure for trauma performance. However, this measure has not consistently demonstrated improvement in outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Using TQIP, we identified facilities by 75th percentile time-to-OR to categorize sl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Short-term cardiovascular events after bariatric surgery in patients with metabolic syndrome.

Journal Article Surg Obes Relat Dis · January 2024 BACKGROUND: Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease along with other adverse events after bariatric surgery. OBJECTIVES: The incidence of short-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in pa ... Full text Link to item Cite

Complications, Costs, and Healthcare Resource Utilization After Staged, Delayed, and Immediate Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Longitudinal, Claims-Based Analysis.

Journal Article Ann Surg Oncol · April 2023 BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus detailing the optimal approach to free-flap breast reconstruction when considering immediate, delayed, or staged techniques. This study compared costs, complications, and healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) acros ... Full text Link to item Cite

Medication Payments by Insurers and Patients for the Treatment of Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer.

Journal Article JCO oncology practice · April 2023 PurposeThe implications of high prices for cancer drugs on health care costs and patients' financial burdens are a growing concern. Patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) are often candidates for multiple first-line sy ... Full text Cite

Stress-Delta B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Does Not Exclude ACS in the ED.

Journal Article J Appl Lab Med · September 1, 2022 BACKGROUND: There are many detectable changes in circulating biomarkers in the setting of myocardial ischemia. We hypothesize that there are associated changes in circulating B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level after stress-induced myocardial ischemia, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Evaluation of telephone-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation recommendations for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Journal Article Resuscitation · September 2022 AIM OF THE STUDY: While out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is associated with poor survival, early bystander CPR (B-CPR) and telephone CPR (T-CPR) improves survival from OHCA. American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statements outline recommendation ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trends in risk factors for readmission after bariatric surgery 2015-2018.

Journal Article Surg Obes Relat Dis · May 2022 BACKGROUND: Readmission after bariatric surgery is multifactorial. Understanding the trends in risk factors for readmission provides opportunity to optimize patients prior to surgery identify disparities in care, and improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This stud ... Full text Link to item Cite

Impact of Hearing Aid Use on Falls and Falls-Related Injury: Results From the Health and Retirement Study.

Journal Article Ear Hear · 2022 OBJECTIVES: Falls are considered a significant public health issue and falls risk increases with age. There are many age-related physiologic changes that occur that increase postural instability and the risk for falls (i.e., age-related sensory declines in ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Association Between Hearing Loss and Surgical Complications in Older Adults.

Journal Article Ear Hear · 2022 OBJECTIVES: In this study, we sought to evaluate whether older patients with hearing loss who underwent surgery were at greater risk of postsurgical complications, increased inpatient length-of-stay (LOS), and hospital readmission. DESIGN: This was a retro ... Full text Link to item Cite

Impact of dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on performance of termination of resuscitation criteria.

Journal Article Resuscitation · January 2022 BACKGROUND: Current Advanced Life Support Termination of Resuscitation (TOR) guidelines suggest when to cease cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). With the significant increase of Dispatch-Assisted CPR (DA-CPR) programs, the impact of DA-CPR on the TOR cri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Willingness to use nonpharmacologic treatments for musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department: a cross-sectional study.

Journal Article Pain Rep · 2022 OBJECTIVES: Pain is an individual experience that should incorporate patient-centered care. This study seeks to incorporate patient perspectives toward expanding nonpharmacologic treatment options for pain from the emergency department (ED). METHODS: In th ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Moving toward patient-centered care in the emergency department: Patient-reported expectations, definitions of success, and importance of improvement in pain-related outcomes.

Journal Article Acad Emerg Med · November 2021 OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal pain is a common emergency department (ED) presentation, and patient-centered care may improve quality of life, treatment satisfaction, and outcomes. Our objective was to investigate the expectations, definitions of success, and ... Full text Link to item Cite

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: Racial Disparities in 30-Day Outcomes Using the MBSAQIP from 2015 to 2018.

Journal Article Obes Surg · August 2021 INTRODUCTION: Racial disparities exist in obesity prevalence and obesity-related comorbid conditions among youth. We hypothesized that non-White adolescents would have poorer 30-day outcomes after adolescent bariatric surgery. METHODS: Adolescent patients ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preliminary Evidence on the Impact of Hearing Aid Use on Falls Risk in Individuals With Self-Reported Hearing Loss.

Journal Article Am J Audiol · June 14, 2021 Purpose Falls are considered a significant public health issue, and hearing loss has been shown to be an independent risk factor for falls. The primary objective of this study was to determine if hearing aid use modified (reduced) the association. We hypot ... Full text Link to item Cite

Increasing Naloxone Prescribing in the Emergency Department Through Education and Electronic Medical Record Work-Aids.

Journal Article Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf · June 2021 BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) visits for opioid overdose continue to rise. Evidence-based harm reduction strategies for opioid use disorder (OUD), such as providing home naloxone, can save lives, but ED implementation remains challenging. METHODS: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Exploring Factors Associated With Morbidity and Mortality in Patients With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database Analysis Within Surgical Groups.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · February 1, 2021 BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists caring for patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may have ethical concerns because of their resuscitative wishes and may have clinical concerns because of their known increased risk of morbidity/mortality. Patient hete ... Full text Link to item Cite

Analysis of Self- and 360-Evaluation Scores of the Professionalism Intelligence Model Within an Academic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department.

Journal Article J Healthc Leadersh · 2021 PURPOSE: To analyze self and 360-evaluation scores of the professionalism intelligence model domains within an academic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department. METHODS: A leadership course was introduced within the Department of Head and Neck Surg ... Full text Link to item Cite