Research and Scholarly Activity

In the Department of Surgery at WMed, we have an active research program that provides ample opportunities for students and residents to participate with faculty in research and scholarly activities. Together, we offer experiences that enable discovery and promote creativity and we are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning.

Our General Surgery residency curriculum includes the principles of research design, methodology, biostatistics and analysis, and the ethical principles of clinical and translational research. We provide research mentorship with a wide variety of interests in the discipline, and collaborate with faculty in other departments and programs. Most resident projects are presented at the annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, the medical school’s annual research day. Additionally, many resident projects are presented at other prestigious regional and national venues, and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Research and Scholarly Activity, 2011-16

Surgery Research Chart

Recent Publications

The Clinical Impact of Cardiology Consultation Prior to Major Vascular Surgery.
Davis FM, Park YJ, Grey SF, Boniakowski AE, Mansour MA, Jain KM, Nypaver T, Grossman M, Gurm H, Henke PK
Ann Surg. 2018 Jan; 267:1:189-195
PMID: 29240607

Involving a real patient in the design and implementation of case-based learning to engage learners.
Dickinson BL, Lackey W, Sheakley M, Miller L, Jevert S, Shattuck B
Adv Physiol Educ. 2018 Mar 1; 42:1:118-122
PMID: 29357269

Pediatric obesity: Current concepts.
Greydanus DE, Agana M, Kamboj MK, Shebrain S, Soares N, Eke R, Patel DR
Dis Mon. 2018 Jan 9
PMID: 29329689

Surgical site infection-the next frontier in global surgery.
Sawyer RG, Evans HL
Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 13
PMID: 29452939

Clostridium difficile-Associated Colitis Post-Transplant Is Not Associated with Elevation of Tacrolimus Concentrations.
Bonatti HJR, Sadik KW, Krebs ED, Sifri CD, Pruett TL, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Aug/Sep; 18:6:689-693
PMID: 28650734

Organizational Contributors to the Variation in Red Blood Cell Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery: Survey Results From the State of Michigan.
Camaj A, Zahuranec DB, Paone G, Benedetti BR, Behr WD, Zimmerman MA, Zhang M, Kramer RS, Penn J, Theurer PF, Paugh TA, Engoren M, DeLucia A 3rd, Prager RL, Likosky DS, Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative.
Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep; 125:3:975-980
PMID: 28719425

Inguinal hernia repair: is there a benefit to using the robot?
Charles EJ, Mehaffey JH, Tache-Leon CA, Hallowell PT, Sawyer RG, Yang Z
Surg Endosc. 2017 Oct 24
PMID: 29067575

Predictors of surgical site infection after open lower extremity revascularization.
Davis FM, Sutzko DC, Grey SF, Mansour MA, Jain KM, Nypaver TJ, Gaborek G, Henke PK
J Vasc Surg. 2017 Jun; 65:6:1769-1778.e3
PMID: 28527931

Success Using Neuromodulation With BURST (SUNBURST) Study: Results From a Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Using a Novel Burst Waveform.
Deer T, Slavin KV, Amirdelfan K, North RB, Burton AW, Yearwood TL, Tavel E, Staats P, Falowski S, Pope J, Justiz R, Fabi AY, Taghva A, Paicius R, Houden T, Wilson D
Neuromodulation. 2017 Sep 29
PMID: 28961366

A Retrospective Review of Clinical Admissions to Afghan National Security Forces Health Care Institutions.
Ertl CW, Royal D, Espinosa J
Mil Med. 2017 Jul; 182:7:e1698-e1701
PMID: 28810959

Age and Its Impact on Outcomes with Intra-Abdominal Infection.
Farmer D, Tessier JM, Sanders JM, Sawyer RG, Rotstein OD, Dellinger EP, Lipsett PA, Cuschieri J, Miller P, Cook CH, Guidry CA, Askari R, Moore BJ, Duane TM
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Feb/Mar; 18:2:77-82
PMID: 28005468

Aggressive Antimicrobial Initiation for Suspected Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Infection Is Associated with Decreased Long-Term Survival after Critical Illness.
Guidry CA, Hranjec T, Shah PM, Dietch ZC, Hassinger TE, Elwood NR, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Aug/Sep; 18:6:664-669
PMID: 28557559

Prevalence of Recent Antimicrobial Exposure among Elective Surgical Patients.
Guidry CA, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Oct; 18:7:799-802
PMID: 28880724

Longer-Duration Antimicrobial Therapy Does Not Prevent Treatment Failure in High-Risk Patients with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections.
Hassinger TE, Guidry CA, Rotstein OD, Duane TM, Evans HL, Cook CH, O'Neill PJ, Mazuski JE, Askari R, Napolitano LM, Namias N, Miller PR, Dellinger EP, Coimbra R, Cocanour CS, Banton KL, Cuschieri J, Popovsky K, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Aug/Sep; 18:6:659-663
PMID: 28650745

Should We Immediately Start Antibiotics in Every Patient with a Clinical Suspicion of HAP/VAP?
Hassinger TE, Sawyer RG
Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun; 38:3:245-252
PMID: 28578549

Setting out into practice: Preparing for the future, today.
Hayanga JWA, Amin P
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 17
PMID: 28599975

The Impact of Early Recurrence on Quality of Life after Cytoreduction with HIPEC.
Hinkle NM, Botta V, Sharpe JP, Dickson P, Deneve J, Munene G
Am Surg. 2017 Jun 1; 83:6:633-639
PMID: 28637567

Aorto-right Ventricular Fistula Following Percutaneous Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Case Report and Literature Review.
Konda MK, Kalavakunta JK, Pratt JW, Martin D, Gupta V
Heart Views. 2017 Oct-Dec; 18:4:133-136
PMID: 29326776

Prediction of Transfusions After Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgical Procedures.
Likosky DS, Paugh TA, Harrington SD, Wu X, Rogers MA, Dickinson TA, DeLucia A 3rd, Benedetti BR, Prager RL, Zhang M, Paone G, Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar; 103:3:764-772
PMID: 27726856

Successful fluoroless ablation of an incessant atypical atrial flutter attributed to AtriClip usage during mini-MAZE surgery for persistent atrial fibrillation.
Liu X, Pratt J, Palmer J
HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017 Jul; 3:7:352-356
PMID: 28748143

Response to "Re-Thinking the Definition of Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection".
Mazuski JE, Tessier JM, May AK, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Apr; 18:3:375-376
PMID: 28394744

The Surgical Infection Society Revised Guidelines on the Management of Intra-Abdominal Infection.
Mazuski JE, Tessier JM, May AK, Sawyer RG, Nadler EP, Rosengart MR, Chang PK, O'Neill PJ, Mollen KP, Huston JM, Diaz JJ Jr, Prince JM
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Jan; 18:1:1-76
PMID: 28085573

Health care utilization and consequences of readmission in the first year after lung transplantation.
Mollberg NM, Howell E, Vanderhoff DI, Cheng A, Mulligan MS
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Apr; 36:4:443-450
PMID: 27863861

Introduction. Neurosurgery, psychiatry, and function: the history of altering behavior, thought, and function through neurosurgery.
Preul MC, Dagi TF, Prestigiacomo CJ, Sloffer CA
Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Sep; 43:3:E1
PMID: 28859569

The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery: defining a model for antimicrobial stewardship-results from an international cross-sectional survey.
Sartelli M, Labricciosa FM, Barbadoro P, Pagani L, Ansaloni L, Brink AJ, Carlet J, Khanna A, Chichom-Mefire A, Coccolini F, Di Saverio S, May AK, Viale P, Watkins RR, Scudeller L, Abbo LM, Abu-Zidan FM, Adesunkanmi AK, Al-Dahir S, Al-Hasan MN, Alis H, Alves C, Araujo da Silva AR, Augustin G, Bala M, Barie PS, Beltrán MA, Bhangu A, Bouchra B, Brecher SM, Caínzos MA, Camacho-Ortiz A, Catani M, Chandy SJ, Jusoh AC, Cherry-Bukowiec JR, Chiara O, Colak E, Cornely OA, Cui Y, Demetrashvili Z, De Simone B, De Waele JJ, Dhingra S, Di Marzo F, Dogjani A, Dorj G, Dortet L, Duane TM, Elmangory MM, Enani MA, Ferrada P, Esteban Foianini J, Gachabayov M, Gandhi C, Ghnnam WM, Giamarellou H, Gkiokas G, Gomi H, Goranovic T, Griffiths EA, Guerra Gronerth RI, Haidamus Monteiro JC, Hardcastle TC, Hecker A, Hodonou AM, Ioannidis O, Isik A, Iskandar KA, Kafil HS, Kanj SS, Kaplan LJ, Kapoor G, Karamarkovic AR, Kenig J, Kerschaever I, Khamis F, Khokha V, Kiguba R, Kim HB, Ko WC, Koike K, Kozlovska I, Kumar A, Lagunes L, Latifi R, Lee JG, Lee YR, Leppäniemi A, Li Y, Liang SY, Lowman W, Machain GM, Maegele M, Major P, Malama S, Manzano-Nunez R, Marinis A, Martinez Casas I, Marwah S, Maseda E, McFarlane ME, Memish Z, Mertz D, Mesina C, Mishra SK, Moore EE, Munyika A, Mylonakis E, Napolitano L, Negoi I, Nestorovic MD, Nicolau DP, Omari AH, Ordonez CA, Paiva JA, Pant ND, Parreira JG, Pędziwiatr M, Pereira BM, Ponce-de-Leon A, Poulakou G, Preller J, Pulcini C, Pupelis G, Quiodettis M, Rawson TM, Reis T, Rems M, Rizoli S, Roberts J, Pereira NR, Rodríguez-Baño J, Sakakushev B, Sanders J, Santos N, Sato N, Sawyer RG, Scarpelini S, Scoccia L, Shafiq N, Shelat V, Sifri CD, Siribumrungwong B, Søreide K, Soto R, de Souza HP, Talving P, Trung NT, Tessier JM, Tumbarello M, Ulrych J, Uranues S, Van Goor H, Vereczkei A, Wagenlehner F, Xiao Y, Yuan KC, Wechsler-Fördös A, Zahar JR, Zakrison TL, Zuckerbraun B, Zuidema WP, Catena F
World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:34
PMID: 28775763

Early versus delayed appendectomy: A comparison of outcomes.
Seudeal K, Abidi H, Shebrain S
Am J Surg. 2017 Nov 11
PMID: 29153247

Relationship of a Second Professional Degree to Research Productivity of General Surgery Residents.
Shah PM, Edwards BL, Dietch ZC, Sawyer RG, Schroen AT
J Surg Educ. 2017 Jan - Feb; 74:1:124-130
PMID: 27651050

Wound Concerns and Healthcare Consumption of Resources after Colorectal Surgery: An Opportunity for Innovation?
Shah PM, Evans HL, Harrigan A, Sawyer RG, Friel CM, Hedrick TL
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Jul; 18:5:634-640
PMID: 28486022

Editorial. The Klüver-Bucy syndrome and the golden age of localization.
Sloffer CA
Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Sep; 43:3:E3
PMID: 28859563

A Bayesian network and heuristic approach for systematic characterization of radiotherapy receipt after breast-conservation surgery.
Soto-Ferrari M, Prieto D, Munene G
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Jun 28; 17:1:93
PMID: 28659177

Coagulation profile following liver resection: Does liver cirrhosis affect thromboelastography?
Tanner B, Lu S, Zervoudakis G, Woodwyk A, Munene G
Am J Surg. 2017 Nov 11
PMID: 29173804

Effect of hypothermia on splenic leukocyte modulation and survival duration in severely septic rats.
Willis RN Jr, Charles EJ, Guidry CA, Chordia MD, Davies SW, Yang Z, Sawyer RG
J Surg Res. 2017 Jul; 215:196-203
PMID: 28688647

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis in dextrocardia with situs inversus: First reported case in the United States.
Agrawal Y, Miller M, Pratt JW, Martin D, Kalavakunta JK, Saltiel F, Gupta V
Int J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 15; 209:137-8
PMID: 26889599

Top Guns: The "Maverick" and "Goose" of Empiric Therapy.
Davies SW, Efird JT, Guidry CA, Dietch ZC, Willis RN, Shah PM, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Feb; 17:1:38-47
PMID: 26484854

Obesity Is Not Associated with Antimicrobial Treatment Failure for Intra-Abdominal Infection.
Dietch ZC, Duane TM, Cook CH, O'Neill PJ, Askari R, Napolitano LM, Namias N, Watson CM, Dent DL, Edwards BL, Shah PM, Guidry CA, Davies SW, Willis RN, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Aug; 17:4:412-21
PMID: 27027416

Evaluation of Factors Associated with Death in Patients with Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Abdominal Wall.
Ertl CW, Carpp NC, Johnson J, Burke L
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Dec 8
PMID: 27929925

A Retrospective Case Series of Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) Placement at the Afghan National Police Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Ertl CW, Royal D, Arzoiey HA, Shefa A, Sultani S, Mosafa MO, Sadat S, Zirkle L
Mil Med. 2016 Jan; 181:1:21-6
PMID: 26741473

Changes in Therapeutic Intensity Level Following Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Fletcher JJ, Wilson TJ, Rajajee V, Davidson SB, Walsh JC
J Intensive Care Med. 2016 Sep 20
PMID: 27651443

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel: the head injury that may have prolonged the Second World War.
Fuhrman HA, Mullin JP, Sloffer CA
Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jul; 41:1:E8
PMID: 27364261

Introduction: (In)famous neurological injuries and disease: cases and events of historical, political, cultural, and scientific impact: Part 2.
Goodrich JT, Preul MC, Sloffer CA
Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jul; 41:1:E1
PMID: 27364251

Operative Start Time Does Not Affect Post-Operative Infection Risk.
Guidry CA, Davies SW, Willis RN, Dietch ZC, Shah PM, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Oct; 17:5:547-51
PMID: 27227370

Observations on Surgeons' Case Selection, Morbidity, and Mortality Following Board Certification.
Guidry CA, Newhook TE, Turrentine FE, Sohn MW, Sawyer RG, Jones RS
Ann Surg. 2016 Mar; 263:3:487-92
PMID: 26372308

Cytoreduction with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: an appraisal of outcomes and cost at a newly established peritoneal malignancy program.
Hinkle NM, MacDonald J, Sharpe JP, Dickson P, Deneve J, Munene G
Am J Surg. 2016 Mar 21
PMID: 27086201

Comparative effectiveness of catheter salvage strategies for pediatric catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Hu Y, Guidry CA, Kane BJ, McGahren ED, Rodgers BM, Sawyer RG, Rasmussen SK
J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Feb; 51:2:296-301
PMID: 26644072

Sedation and Analgesia in Transportation of Acutely and Critically Ill Patients.
Johnston D, Franklin K, Rigby P, Bergman K, Davidson SB
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2016 Jun; 28:2:137-54
PMID: 27215353

Impact of institutional culture on rates of transfusions during cardiovascular procedures: The Michigan experience.
Likosky DS, Zhang M, Paone G, Collins J, DeLucia A 3rd, Schreiber T, Theurer P, Kazziha S, Leffler D, Wunderly DJ, Gurm HS, Prager RL, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Collaborative., Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative.
Am Heart J. 2016 Apr; 174:1-6
PMID: 26995363

Patients with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection Presenting with Sepsis Do Not Require Longer Duration of Antimicrobial Therapy.
Rattan R, Allen CJ, Sawyer RG, Askari R, Banton KL, Claridge JA, Cocanour CS, Coimbra R, Cook CH, Cuschieri J, Dellinger EP, Duane TM, Evans HL, Lipsett PA, Mazuski JE, Miller PR, O'Neill PJ, Rotstein OD, Namias N
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr; 222:4:440-6
PMID: 26920994

Percutaneously drained intra-abdominal infections do not require longer duration of antimicrobial therapy.
Rattan R, Allen CJ, Sawyer RG, Askari R, Banton KL, Coimbra R, Cook CH, Duane TM, OʼNeill PJ, Rotstein OD, Namias N
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul; 81:1:108-13
PMID: 26953758

Patients with Risk Factors for Complications Do Not Require Longer Antimicrobial Therapy for Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection.
Rattan R, Allen CJ, Sawyer RG, Mazuski J, Duane TM, Askari R, Banton KL, Claridge JA, Coimbra R, Cuschieri J, Dellinger EP, Evans HL, Guidry CA, Miller PR, O'Neill PJ, Rotstein OD, West MA, Popovsky K, Namias N
Am Surg. 2016 Sep; 82:9:860-6
PMID: 27670577

Patients with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection Presenting with Sepsis Do Not Require Longer Duration of Antimicrobial Therapy: In reply to Spartalis and colleagues.
Rattan R, Namias N, Sawyer RG
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jul; 223:1:206-7
PMID: 27345921

Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Pain Relief with Improved Psychosocial Function: Results from EMP3OWER.
Rosenberg J, Fabi A, Candido K, Knezevic N, Creamer M, Carayannopoulos A, Ghodsi A, Nelson C, Bennett M
Pain Med. 2016 Aug 24
PMID: 27561308

Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Pain Relief with Improved Psychosocial Function: Results from EMP3OWER.
Rosenberg J, Fabi A, Candido K, Knezevic N, Creamer M, Carayannopoulos A, Ghodsi A, Nelson C, Bennett M
Pain Med. 2016 Dec; 17:12:2311-2325
PMID: 28025365

Reducing Accidental Dislodgement of the Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: A Prospective Trial of the "SafetyBreak" Device.
Rosenberger LH, Guidry CA, Davis JP, Hranjec T, Johnston VK, Wages NA, Watson CM, Sawyer RG
Surg Innov. 2016 Feb; 23:1:62-9
PMID: 26002112

Inclusion of Vancomycin as Part of Broad-Spectrum Coverage Does Not Improve Outcomes in Patients with Intra-Abdominal Infections: A Post Hoc Analysis.
Sanders JM, Tessier JM, Sawyer RG, Lipsett PA, Miller PR, Namias N, O'Neill PJ, Dellinger EP, Coimbra R, Guidry CA, Cuschieri J, Banton KL, Cook CH, Moore BJ, Duane TM
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Dec; 17:6:694-699
PMID: 27483362

Do Polymicrobial Intra-Abdominal Infections Have Worse Outcomes than Monomicrobial Intra-Abdominal Infections?
Shah PM, Edwards BL, Dietch ZC, Guidry CA, Davies SW, Hennessy SA, Duane TM, O'Neill PJ, Coimbra R, Cook CH, Askari R, Popovsky K, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Feb; 17:1:27-31
PMID: 26397376

Levi Jay Hammond and the First Human Organ Transplantations in 1911.
Sheynkin Y, Baron P, Schulsinger D
Transplantation. 2016 Nov; 100:11:2241-2243
PMID: 27776017

A Preoperative Risk Model for Postoperative Pneumonia After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Strobel RJ, Liang Q, Zhang M, Wu X, Rogers MA, Theurer PF, Fishstrom AB, Harrington SD, DeLucia A 3rd, Paone G, Patel HJ, Prager RL, Likosky DS, Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102:4:1213-9
PMID: 27261082

De-Escalation of Antibiotics Does Not Increase Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients.
Turza KC, Politano AD, Rosenberger LH, Riccio LM, McLeod M, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2016 Feb; 17:1:48-52
PMID: 26714235

Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm into the Left Atrium with Multiple Fistulous Communications: A Rare Cause of Heart Failure.
Agrawal Y, Chandrashekhar R, Pratt JW, Cole MD, Kamath S, Kalavakunta JK
Case Rep Cardiol. 2015; 2015:627946
PMID: 26819782

Impact and Progression of Organ Dysfunction in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: A Multicenter Study.
Bulger EM, May A, Bernard A, Cohn S, Evans DC, Henry S, Quick J, Kobayashi L, Foster K, Duane TM, Sawyer RG, Kellum JA, Maung A, Maislin G, Smith DD, Segalovich I, Dankner W, Shirvan A
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Dec; 16:6:694-701
PMID: 26381131

Outcomes of bilateral sacroiliac joint fusions and the importance of understanding potential coexisting lumbosacral pathology that might also require surgical treatment.
Dall BE, Eden SV
Acta Orthop Belg. 2015 Jun; 81:2:233-9
PMID: 26280961

Ten Years of Equine-related Injuries: Severity and Implications for Emergency Physicians.
Davidson SB, Blostein PA, Schrotenboer A, Sloffer CA, VandenBerg SL
J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 49:5:605-12
PMID: 26049279

Vancomycin-Associated Nephrotoxicity: The Obesity Factor.
Davies SW, Efird JT, Guidry CA, Dietch ZC, Willis RN, Shah PM, Hennessy SA, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Dec; 16:6:684-93
PMID: 26324996

Twenty-first century weight loss: banding versus bypass.
Davies SW, Efird JT, Guidry CA, Penn RI, Sawyer RG, Schirmer BD, Hallowell PT
Surg Endosc. 2015 Apr; 29:4:947-54
PMID: 25106724

Lung protective ventilation (ARDSNet) versus airway pressure release ventilation: ventilatory management in a combined model of acute lung and brain injury.
Davies SW, Leonard KL, Falls RK Jr, Mageau RP, Efird JT, Hollowell JP, Trainor WE 2nd, Kanaan HA, Hickner RC, Sawyer RG, Poulin NR, Waibel BH, Toschlog EA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Feb; 78:2:240-9; discussion 249-51
PMID: 25757107

Rate of lower-extremity ultrasonography in trauma patients is associated with rate of deep venous thrombosis but not pulmonary embolism.
Dietch ZC, Edwards BL, Thames M, Shah PM, Williams MD, Sawyer RG
Surgery. 2015 Aug; 158:2:379-85
PMID: 26032827

Hypoalbuminemia is disproportionately associated with adverse outcomes in obese elective surgical patients.
Dietch ZC, Guidry CA, Davies SW, Sawyer RG
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Jul-Aug; 11:4:912-8
PMID: 25851777

The "high-risk" deep venous thrombosis screening protocol for trauma patients: Is it practical?
Dietch ZC, Petroze RT, Thames M, Willis R, Sawyer RG, Williams MD
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79:6:970-5; discussion 975
PMID: 26488317

Advances in Intra-abdominal Sepsis: What Is New?
Dietch ZC, Shah PM, Sawyer RG
Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Aug; 17:8:497
PMID: 26099701

Surgical site infection risk factors and risk stratification.
Florschutz AV, Fagan RP, Matar WY, Sawyer RG, Berrios-Torres SI
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Apr; 23 Suppl:S8-S11
PMID: 25808971

Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Cardiac Surgical Patients.
Gillen JR, Isbell JM, Michaels AD, Lau CL, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Oct; 16:5:504-8
PMID: 26115336

Whence Resistance?
Guidry CA, Davies SW, Metzger R, Swenson BR, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Dec; 16:6:716-20
PMID: 26186101

Gastric bypass improves survival compared with propensity-matched controls: a cohort study with over 10-year follow-up.
Guidry CA, Davies SW, Sawyer RG, Schirmer BD, Hallowell PT
Am J Surg. 2015 Mar; 209:3:463-7
PMID: 25601559

Temporal Trends in Blood Stream Infection Isolates from Surgical Patients.
Guidry CA, Rosenberger LH, Petroze RT, Davies SW, Hranjec T, McLeod MD, Politano AD, Riccio LM, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Aug; 16:4:388-95
PMID: 26070099

Short-Course Antimicrobial Therapy for Intraabdominal Infection.
Guidry CA, Sawyer RG
N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 15; 373:16:1578
PMID: 26466002

Defining Surgical Site Infection in Colorectal Surgery: An Objective Analysis Using Serial Photographic Documentation.
Hedrick TL, Harrigan AM, Sawyer RG, Turrentine FE, Stukenborg GJ, Umapathi BA, Friel CM
Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Nov; 58:11:1070-7
PMID: 26445180

Can Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Screening Be Used to Avoid Empiric Vancomycin Use in Intra-Abdominal Infection?
Hennessy SA, Shah PM, Guidry CA, Davies SW, Hranjec T, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Aug; 16:4:396-400
PMID: 26069990

Vessel ligation training via an adaptive simulation curriculum.
Hu Y, Goodrich RN, Le IA, Brooks KD, Sawyer RG, Smith PW, Schroen AT, Rasmussen SK
J Surg Res. 2015 Jun 1; 196:1:17-22
PMID: 25796112

Giant Saphenous Venous Graft Aneurysm with Compression of the Pulmonary Artery: A Rare Cause of Heart Failure.
Kalavakunta JK, Agrawal Y, Williams A, Pratt JW, Saltiel F
Case Rep Cardiol. 2015; 2015:854296
PMID: 26649205

Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the ICU: Society of Critical Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Consensus Statement.
Kotloff RM, Blosser S, Fulda GJ, Malinoski D, Ahya VN, Angel L, Byrnes MC, DeVita MA, Grissom TE, Halpern SD, Nakagawa TA, Stock PG, Sudan DL, Wood KE, Anillo SJ, Bleck TP, Eidbo EE, Fowler RA, Glazier AK, Gries C, Hasz R, Herr D, Khan A, Landsberg D, Lebovitz DJ, Levine DJ, Mathur M, Naik P, Niemann CU, Nunley DR, O'Connor KJ, Pelletier SJ, Rahman O, Ranjan D, Salim A, Sawyer RG, Shafer T, Sonneti D, Spiro P, Valapour M, Vikraman-Sushama D, Whelan TP, Society of Critical Care Medicine/American College of Chest Physicians/Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Donor Management Task Force.
Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun; 43:6:1291-325
PMID: 25978154

Red Blood Cell Transfusions Impact Pneumonia Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Likosky DS, Paone G, Zhang M, Rogers MA, Harrington SD, Theurer PF, DeLucia A 3rd, Fishstrom A, Camaj A, Prager RL, Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep; 100:3:794-800; discussion 801
PMID: 26209489

Impact of primary caregivers on long-term outcomes after lung transplantation.
Mollberg NM, Farjah F, Howell E, Ortiz J, Backhus L, Mulligan MS
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jan; 34:1:59-64
PMID: 25447578

Autologous Internal Iliac Artery Graft in a Popliteal Artery Injury Defect in War Surgery.
Noorzai MY, Carpp N, Ertl CW
Mil Med. 2015 Dec; 180:12:e1284-6
PMID: 26633676

Can focused trauma education initiatives reduce mortality or improve resource utilization in a low-resource setting?
Petroze RT, Byiringiro JC, Ntakiyiruta G, Briggs SM, Deckelbaum DL, Razek T, Riviello R, Kyamanywa P, Reid J, Sawyer RG, Calland JF
World J Surg. 2015 Apr; 39:4:926-33
PMID: 25479817

Introduction: (In)famous neurological injuries and disease: cases and events of historical, political, cultural, and scientific impact.
Preul MC, Sloffer CA, Goodrich JT
Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Jul; 39:1:E1
PMID: 26126395

Trial of short-course antimicrobial therapy for intraabdominal infection.
Sawyer RG, Claridge JA, Nathens AB, Rotstein OD, Duane TM, Evans HL, Cook CH, O'Neill PJ, Mazuski JE, Askari R, Wilson MA, Napolitano LM, Namias N, Miller PR, Dellinger EP, Watson CM, Coimbra R, Dent DL, Lowry SF, Cocanour CS, West MA, Banton KL, Cheadle WG, Lipsett PA, Guidry CA, Popovsky K
N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21; 372:21:1996-2005
PMID: 25992746

Standardization of care: impact of an enhanced recovery protocol on length of stay, complications, and direct costs after colorectal surgery.
Thiele RH, Rea KM, Turrentine FE, Friel CM, Hassinger TE, McMurry TL, Goudreau BJ, Umapathi BA, Kron IL, Sawyer RG, Hedrick TL
J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Apr; 220:4:430-43
PMID: 25797725

Preparation for mass casualty incidents.
VandenBerg SL, Davidson SB
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2015 Jun; 27:2:157-66
PMID: 25981720

Locally Advanced, Unresectable Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder.
Weatherall TJ, Fenton M, Munene G, Dickson PV, Deneve JL
Case Rep Surg. 2015; 2015:424650
PMID: 26236536

Predictors of Monomicrobial Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections.
Willis RN, Guidry CA, Horn CB, Gilsdorf D, Davies SW, Dietch ZC, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Oct; 16:5:533-7
PMID: 26110633

Oxaliplatin-induced Lhermitte sign. A case report and review of literature.
Amaraneni A, Seth A, Itawi EA, Chandana SR
Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2014 Dec; 13:4:257-9
PMID: 25442817

Primary Grynfeltt's Hernia.
Belekar DM, Dewoolkar VV, Desai AA, Butala UK
Indian J Surg. 2014 Apr; 76:2:145-7
PMID: 24891781

Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database: an analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality.
Burt BM, Cameron RB, Mollberg NM, Kosinski AS, Schipper PH, Shrager JB, Vigneswaran WT
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 148:1:30-5
PMID: 24726744

Hypocaloric compared with eucaloric nutritional support and its effect on infection rates in a surgical intensive care unit: a randomized controlled trial.
Charles EJ, Petroze RT, Metzger R, Hranjec T, Rosenberger LH, Riccio LM, McLeod MD, Guidry CA, Stukenborg GJ, Swenson BR, Willcutts KF, O'Donnell KB, Sawyer RG
Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Nov; 100:5:1337-43
PMID: 25332331

Enlarging breast mass in a 55-year-old woman.
Curtiss WJ, Lax EA, Lee M, Ferguson L
JAMA Surg. 2014 Mar; 149:3:305-6
PMID: 24477884

Characteristics of surgical patients receiving inappropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy.
Davies SW, Efird JT, Guidry CA, Hranjec T, Metzger R, Swenson BR, Sawyer RG
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Oct; 77:4:546-54
PMID: 25051386

Does it Matter if we get it right? Impact of appropriateness of empiric antimicrobial therapy among surgical patients.
Davies SW, Efird JT, Guidry CA, Hranjec T, Metzger R, Swenson BR, Sawyer RG
Shock. 2014 Sep; 42:3:185-91
PMID: 24727868

Long-term diabetic response to gastric bypass.
Davies SW, Efird JT, Guidry CA, Penn RI, Sawyer RG, Schirmer BD, Hallowell PT
J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190:2:498-503
PMID: 24565508

A comparative analysis between laparoscopic and open adhesiolysis at a tertiary care center.
Davies SW, Gillen JR, Guidry CA, Newhook TE, Pope NH, Hranjec T, Sawyer RG, Hallowell PT
Am Surg. 2014 Mar; 80:3:261-9
PMID: 24666867

Fragmentation injury to the innominate artery in a three-year-old child.
Greene JM, Cannon JW, Clouse WD, Pratt JW
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97:5:1788-90
PMID: 24792269

Influence of bronchoscopy on the diagnosis of and outcomes from ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Guidry CA, Mallicote MU, Petroze RT, Hranjec T, Rosenberger LH, Davies SW, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Oct; 15:5:527-32
PMID: 24841750

Resistant pathogens, fungi, and viruses.
Guidry CA, Mansfield SA, Sawyer RG, Cook CH
Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Dec; 94:6:1195-218
PMID: 25440119

It's not just the antibiotics, it's the treatment.
Guidry CA, Sawyer RG
Crit Care. 2014 Jun 3; 18:3:147
PMID: 25043513

Sex- and diagnosis-dependent differences in mortality and admission cytokine levels among patients admitted for intensive care.
Guidry CA, Swenson BR, Davies SW, Dossett LA, Popovsky KA, Bonatti H, Evans HL, Metzger R, Hedrick TL, Tache-Léon CA, Hranjec T, Chaudry IH, Pruett TL, May AK, Sawyer RG
Crit Care Med. 2014 May; 42:5:1110-20
PMID: 24365862

Can we define surgical site infection accurately in colorectal surgery?
Hedrick TL, Sawyer RG, Hennessy SA, Turrentine FE, Friel CM
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Aug; 15:4:372-6
PMID: 24811074

Management of infections in critically ill patients.
Hranjec T, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Oct; 15:5:474-8
PMID: 24841214

Cumulative sum: a proficiency metric for basic endoscopic training.
Hu Y, Jolissaint JS, Ramirez A, Gordon R, Yang Z, Sawyer RG
J Surg Res. 2014 Nov; 192:1:62-7
PMID: 24976441

Inpatient hospitalization and intimate partner violence: who are we treating?
Kothari RU, Kothari C, DeBoer M, Koestner A, Rohs T
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jul; 77:1:129-36; discussion 136
PMID: 24977767

Lymphovascular invasion as a prognostic indicator in stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mollberg NM, Bennette C, Howell E, Backhus L, Devine B, Ferguson MK
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar; 97:3:965-71
PMID: 24424014

Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy after induction therapy.
Mollberg NM, Mulligan MS
Thorac Surg Clin. 2014 Nov; 24:4:465-70
PMID: 25441140

Age-associated impact on presentation and outcome for penetrating thoracic trauma in the adult and pediatric patient populations.
Mollberg NM, Tabachnick D, Lin FJ, Merlotti GJ, Varghese TK, Arensman RM, Massad MG
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76:2:273-7; discussion 277-8
PMID: 24458033

The incidence of acute venous injury as a result of proximity penetrating trauma screened with colour flow duplex ultrasound.
Mollberg NM, Wise SR, Keyashian B, Ver MR, Lin FJ, Sullivan R, Holevar M, Vafa A, Clark E, Merlotti GJ
Injury. 2014 Jan; 45:1:192-6
PMID: 23062669

Infectious outcomes assessment for health system strengthening in low-resource settings: the novel use of a trauma registry in Rwanda.
Petroze RT, Byiringiro JC, Kyamanywa P, Ntakiyiruta G, Calland JF, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Aug; 15:4:382-6
PMID: 24828195

Association of excessive duration of antibiotic therapy for intra-abdominal infection with subsequent extra-abdominal infection and death: a study of 2,552 consecutive infections.
Riccio LM, Popovsky KA, Hranjec T, Politano AD, Rosenberger LH, Tura KC, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Aug; 15:4:417-24
PMID: 24824591

Donor risk index predicts graft failure reliably but not post-transplant infections.
Rosenberger LH, Gillen JR, Hranjec T, Stokes JB, Brayman KL, Kumer SC, Schmitt TM, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Apr; 15:2:94-8
PMID: 24283760

Treatment for Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections: More Skin in the Game.
Sawyer RG
JAMA Surg. 2014 Jun; 149:6:536
PMID: 24740017

Analyzing and grading effectiveness research: a new approach.
Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Oct; 15:5:503-5
PMID: 25137557

Upper-airway stimulation for obstructive sleep apnea.
Strollo PJ Jr, Soose RJ, Maurer JT, de Vries N, Cornelius J, Froymovich O, Hanson RD, Padhya TA, Steward DL, Gillespie MB, Woodson BT, Van de Heyning PH, Goetting MG, Vanderveken OM, Feldman N, Knaack L, Strohl KP, STAR Trial Group
N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 9; 370:2:139-49
PMID: 24401051

Infectious complications in living-donor kidney transplant recipients undergoing multi-modal desensitization.
Turza KC, Shafique M, Lobo PI, Sawyer RG, Keith DS, Brayman KL, Agarwal A
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2014 Jun; 15:3:182-6
PMID: 24773230

Working together: regional collaboration and readmissions.
Verseman SR, Birkmeyer NJ
Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 May-Jun; 10:3:382-4
PMID: 24951060

The left atrial "Medusa myxoma".
Williams EE, Pratt JW, Martin DE
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb; 97:2:e49-51
PMID: 24484844

Pneumomediastinum after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement.
Yount KW, Mallory MA, Turza KC, Griffiths ER, Lau CL, Sawyer RG
Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb; 97:2:e37-9
PMID: 24484840

Diagnosis and management of primary effusion lymphoma in the immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts.
Ammari ZA, Mollberg NM, Abdelhady K, Mansueto MD, Massad MG
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 61:4:343-9
PMID: 23424065

Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
Bratzler DW, Dellinger EP, Olsen KM, Perl TM, Auwaerter PG, Bolon MK, Fish DN, Napolitano LM, Sawyer RG, Slain D, Steinberg JP, Weinstein RA, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)., Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)., Surgical Infection Society (SIS)., Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Feb; 14:1:73-156
PMID: 23461695

Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
Bratzler DW, Dellinger EP, Olsen KM, Perl TM, Auwaerter PG, Bolon MK, Fish DN, Napolitano LM, Sawyer RG, Slain D, Steinberg JP, Weinstein RA, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists., Infectious Disease Society of America., Surgical Infection Society., Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013 Feb 1; 70:3:195-283
PMID: 23327981

Resurgence of methamphetamine related burns and injuries: a follow-up study.
Davidson SB, Blostein PA, Walsh J, Maltz SB, Elian A, VandenBerg SL
Burns. 2013 Feb; 39:1:119-25
PMID: 22541621

Vancomycin and nephrotoxicity: just another myth?
Davies SW, Guidry CA, Petroze RT, Hranjec T, Sawyer RG
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Nov; 75:5:830-5
PMID: 24158202

What are barriers to nurses screening for intimate partner violence?
DeBoer MI, Kothari R, Kothari C, Koestner AL, Rohs T Jr
J Trauma Nurs. 2013 Jul-Sep; 20:3:155-60; quiz 161-2
PMID: 24005119

Critical role for the receptor tyrosine kinase EPHB4 in esophageal cancers.
Hasina R, Mollberg N, Kawada I, Mutreja K, Kanade G, Yala S, Surati M, Liu R, Li X, Zhou Y, Ferguson BD, Nallasura V, Cohen KS, Hyjek E, Mueller J, Kanteti R, El Hashani E, Kane D, Shimada Y, Lingen MW, Husain AN, Posner MC, Waxman I, Villaflor VM, Ferguson MK, Varticovski L, Vokes EE, Gill P, Salgia R
Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 1; 73:1:184-94
PMID: 23100466

A method for estimating the risk of surgical site infection in patients with abdominal colorectal procedures.
Hedrick TL, Sawyer RG, Friel CM, Stukenborg GJ
Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 May; 56:5:627-37
PMID: 23575403

Cholecystoduodenal fistula in a patient post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Hill BC, Burke LH, Ertl CW
BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Sep 2; 2013
PMID: 24000218

Aggressive versus conservative initiation of antibiotics--authors' reply.
Hranjec T, Sawyer RG
Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 May; 13:5:390
PMID: 23618335

Conservative initiation of antimicrobial treatment in ICU patients with suspected ICU-acquired infection: more haste less speed.
Hranjec T, Sawyer RG
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2013 Oct; 19:5:461-4
PMID: 23995121

Predictors of operative mortality in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care unit duration.
LaPar DJ, Gillen JR, Crosby IK, Sawyer RG, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G
J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jun; 216:6:1116-23
PMID: 23619318

Fatal upper gastrointestinal bleed arising from duodenal varices secondary to undiagnosed portal hypertension.
Larson JV, Steensma EA, Burke LH, Bartholomew DM
BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Aug 16; 2013
PMID: 23955984

Incision and drainage of subcutaneous abscesses without the use of packing.
Leinwand M, Downing M, Slater D, Beck M, Burton K, Moyer D
J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Sep; 48:9:1962-5
PMID: 24074675

Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia in children: a simple, safe, and inexpensive technique.
Leinwand MJ, Elgamal MH
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 Apr; 23:4:383-6
PMID: 23573884

Two cross-linked porcine dermal implants in a single patient undergoing hernia repair.
Linz LA, Burke LH, Miller LA
BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jan 22; 2013
PMID: 23345480

Postoperative surveillance for non-small cell lung cancer resected with curative intent: developing a patient-centered approach.
Mollberg NM, Ferguson MK
Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar; 95:3:1112-21
PMID: 23352418

Utilization of cardiothoracic surgeons for operative penetrating thoracic trauma and its impact on clinical outcomes.
Mollberg NM, Tabachnik D, Farjah F, Lin FJ, Vafa A, Abdelhady K, Merlotti GJ, Wood DE, Massad MG
Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96:2:445-50
PMID: 23809728

Color-flow duplex screening for upper extremity proximity injuries: a low-yield strategy for therapeutic intervention.
Mollberg NM, Wise SR, Banipal S, Sullivan R, Holevar M, Vafa A, Clark E, Merlotti GJ
Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul; 27:5:594-8
PMID: 23411167

Use of silver in the prevention and treatment of infections: silver review.
Politano AD, Campbell KT, Rosenberger LH, Sawyer RG
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Feb; 14:1:8-20
PMID: 23448590

Predicting the need for urgent intubation in a surgical/trauma intensive care unit.
Politano AD, Riccio LM, Lake DE, Rusin CG, Guin LE, Josef CS, Clark MT, Sawyer RG, Moorman JR, Calland JF, Predictive Monitoring in Patients with Trauma (PreMPT) Group.
Surgery. 2013 Nov; 154:5:1110-6
PMID: 24075272

Improvements in pulmonary and general critical care reduces mortality following ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Rosenberger LH, Hranjec T, McLeod MD, Politano AD, Guidry CA, Davies S, Sawyer RG
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74:2:568-74
PMID: 23354252

Advances in foregut and bariatric surgery in adolescents.
Shebrain S, Patel N
Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2013 Apr; 24:1:242-63
PMID: 23705528

Radicicol, a Hsp90 inhibitor, inhibits intestinal inflammation and leakage in abdominal sepsis.
Shebrain S, Ramjit A
J Surg Res. 2013 Nov; 185:1:e53-4
PMID: 23339849

Commentary: 17-β-estradiol reappropriates mass lost to the hypermetabolic state in thermally injured rats.
Shebrain S, Ryan J
J Surg Res. 2013 Nov; 185:1:e61-2
PMID: 22959211

Conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy to open surgical procedure due to complete fibrosis of the gallbladder.
Su LS, Burke LH, Ertl CW
BMJ Case Rep. 2013 May 21; 2013
PMID: 23697451