Samir S Awad

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Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bridging the communication gap in the operating room with medical team training
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, MED VAMC, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 190:770-4. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Predictors of relaparotomy after nontrauma emergency general surgery with initial fascial closure
    Jerry J Kim
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, MED VAMC, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 202:549-52. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermal matrix: a follow-up study
    Edward I Lee
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:650-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery in colon cancer patients leads to improved short-term outcomes and excellent oncologic results
    Sonia T Orcutt
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 202:528-31. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Outcomes of damage-control celiotomy in elderly nontrauma patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes
    Anuradha Subramanian
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 200:783-8; discussion 788-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of oncologic gastrointestinal resections in patients with cirrhosis
    Avo Artinyan
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Cancer 118:3494-500. 2012
  7. pmc Local variations in the epidemiology, microbiology, and outcome of necrotizing soft-tissue infections: a multicenter study
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 202:139-45. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Improved outcomes with the Prolene Hernia System mesh compared with the time-honored Lichtenstein onlay mesh repair for inguinal hernia repair
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, MED VAMC, OCL 112, RM 5A 344, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77401, USA
    Am J Surg 193:697-701. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermis
    Charles F Bellows
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, m c 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:192-8. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Outcomes and predictors of incisional surgical site infection in stoma reversal
    Mike K Liang
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Operative Care Line, Room 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:183-9. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Bridging the communication gap in the operating room with medical team training
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, MED VAMC, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 190:770-4. 2005
    ..Our objective was to determine if communication in the operating room could be improved through medical team training (MTT)...
  2. doi request reprint Predictors of relaparotomy after nontrauma emergency general surgery with initial fascial closure
    Jerry J Kim
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, MED VAMC, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 202:549-52. 2011
    ..Relaparotomy after emergency surgery for nontrauma intraabdominal catastrophes (NTIAC) is morbid. Our objective was to identify patients who likely will need on-demand relaparotomy after surgery for NTIAC...
  3. doi request reprint Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermal matrix: a follow-up study
    Edward I Lee
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:650-7. 2009
    ..The role of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) is unclear. The aim of this study was to review the management, complications, and long-term outcomes of AWR using ADM in a large surgical cohort...
  4. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery in colon cancer patients leads to improved short-term outcomes and excellent oncologic results
    Sonia T Orcutt
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 202:528-31. 2011
    ..Therefore, we hypothesize that use of MIS in colon cancer resections in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center will lead to improved short-term outcomes without compromising oncologic outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint Outcomes of damage-control celiotomy in elderly nontrauma patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes
    Anuradha Subramanian
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 200:783-8; discussion 788-9. 2010
    ..Little evidence exists regarding the utility of damage-control celiotomy (DCCT) in elderly nontrauma patients. Our objective was to review the management and outcomes of DCCT in elderly patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes...
  6. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of oncologic gastrointestinal resections in patients with cirrhosis
    Avo Artinyan
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Cancer 118:3494-500. 2012
    ..The authors' objective was to characterize early postoperative and transitional outcomes in cirrhotic patients undergoing GI cancer surgery...
  7. pmc Local variations in the epidemiology, microbiology, and outcome of necrotizing soft-tissue infections: a multicenter study
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 202:139-45. 2011
    ..Necrotizing soft-tissue infections (NSTIs) are rare and highly lethal...
  8. ncbi request reprint Improved outcomes with the Prolene Hernia System mesh compared with the time-honored Lichtenstein onlay mesh repair for inguinal hernia repair
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, MED VAMC, OCL 112, RM 5A 344, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77401, USA
    Am J Surg 193:697-701. 2007
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the PHS mesh repair versus the LMR for inguinal hernias. We hypothesized that the recurrence rate of PHS mesh would be lower compared with the LMR with overall similar complication rates...
  9. ncbi request reprint Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermis
    Charles F Bellows
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, m c 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:192-8. 2007
    ..In this study we sought to determine the safety and efficacy of implanted human acellular dermal graft for abdominal wall reconstruction...
  10. doi request reprint Outcomes and predictors of incisional surgical site infection in stoma reversal
    Mike K Liang
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Operative Care Line, Room 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:183-9. 2013
    ..Its overall incidence is likely underreported and poorly characterized. Improving our understanding of surgical site infection following stoma reversal may help us identify methods to decrease this complication...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of a novel education curriculum on surgical training within an academic training program
    Liz Lee
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 145:308-12. 2008
    ..Herein we report the two-year results of a novel problem-based learning education module at a large academic surgery program...
  12. doi request reprint Implementation of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention bundle results in decreased MRSA surgical site infections
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:607-10. 2009
    ..Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infections (SSIs) increase morbidity and mortality. We examined the impact of the MRSA bundle on SSIs...
  13. doi request reprint Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: primary versus secondary hernias
    Anuradha Subramanian
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 181:e1-5. 2013
    ..This grouping could produce falsely favorable results for LVHR. Our objective was to review and compare the outcomes of laparoscopic repair of PHs and SHs...
  14. doi request reprint Comparison of infectious complications with synthetic mesh in ventral hernia repair
    Rodger H Brown
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 205:182-7. 2013
    ..Infection can be a devastating complication associated with prosthetic incisional hernia repair. It is unclear whether the type of mesh used affects the risk of infection...
  15. doi request reprint A multidisciplinary cancer center maximizes surgeons' impact
    Christy L Marshall
    Department of Surgery, the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 171:15-22. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that the establishment of a dedicated colorectal cancer center (CRCC) around specialty-trained surgeons will lead to increased multidisciplinary management and improved outcomes in colorectal cancer patients...
  16. doi request reprint Microbiology of infected acellular dermal matrix (AlloDerm) in patients requiring complex abdominal closure after emergency surgery
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10:79-84. 2009
    ..Currently, the rate of AlloDerm infection in contaminated cases is unknown. Our objective was to determine if the organisms cultured during source control would infect AlloDerm...
  17. doi request reprint Improving comprehensive surgical resident training through use of the NEO Five-Factor Personality Inventory: results from a cohort-based trial
    Irwin B Horwitz
    University of St Thomas, Cameron School of Business, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    Am J Surg 201:828-34. 2011
    ..This study uses the NEO-Five Factor Personality Inventory (NEO) to assess its value in identifying resident educational needs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Child-Turcotte-Pugh versus MELD score as a predictor of outcome after elective and emergent surgery in cirrhotic patients
    Neil Farnsworth
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Surgical Service 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:580-3. 2004
    ..We sought to compare the CTP and MELD scores in predicting outcomes in cirrhotic patients undergoing surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia...
  19. doi request reprint Transformational, transactional, and passive-avoidant leadership characteristics of a surgical resident cohort: analysis using the multifactor leadership questionnaire and implications for improving surgical education curriculums
    Irwin B Horwitz
    Department of Management Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 148:49-59. 2008
    ..The need for leadership training has become recognized as being highly important to improving medical care, and should be included in surgical resident education curriculums...
  20. doi request reprint Chlorhexidine-Alcohol versus Povidone-Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis
    Rabih O Darouiche
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:18-26. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that preoperative skin cleansing with chlorhexidine-alcohol is more protective against infection than is povidone-iodine...
  21. doi request reprint Perioperative atrial arrhythmias in noncardiothoracic patients: a review of risk factors and treatment strategies in the veteran population
    Jennifer Marye Burris
    Department of General Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 200:601-5. 2010
    ..Perioperative atrial arrhythmias (PAAs) in noncardiothoracic patients have poorly defined risk factors and management...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infections: reconsideration of empiric antimicrobial therapy
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, MED VAMC, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:606-10. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Use of a predictive equation for diagnosis of acute gangrenous cholecystitis
    Liz Nguyen
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:463-6. 2004
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values of this equation for detecting GC in patients with acute cholecystitis (AC)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Decellularized human cadaveric dermis provides a safe alternative for primary inguinal hernia repair in contaminated surgical fields
    Daniel Albo
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, OCL 112A, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 192:e12-7. 2006
    ..Branchburg, NJ) can potentially provide a strong repair resistant to infection. The aim of our study was to evaluate if AlloDerm provides a safe alternative for inguinal hernia repair in contaminated surgical fields...
  25. doi request reprint Mesh shift following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
    Mike K Liang
    Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77006, USA
    J Surg Res 177:e7-13. 2012
    ..We define mesh shift as any mesh off-center, where the center is the hernia defect. Our objectives were to evaluate whether mesh shift occurs after LVHR, and to develop a grading system to describe this phenomenon...
  26. doi request reprint AVAS Best Clinical Resident Award (Tied): management and outcomes of the open abdomen in nontrauma patients
    Courtney Balentine
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Operative Care Line 112, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 198:588-92. 2009
    ..Little is known regarding the morbidity and mortality of the open abdomen technique in older nontrauma patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Transperitoneal view of the PROLENE hernia system open mesh repair
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Int Surg 90:S63-6. 2005
    ..More importantly, the underlay is deployed open and contours to the shape of the abdominal wall from the native intra-abdominal pressure, covering regions at risk for future herniation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessment of communication skills of surgical residents using the Social Skills Inventory
    Irwin B Horwitz
    Department of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:401-5. 2007
    ..The current study assessed verbal and nonverbal communication skills among surgical residents...
  29. doi request reprint Conflict resolution: practical principles for surgeons
    Liz Lee
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Faculty Center, 1709 Dryden, Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    World J Surg 32:2331-5. 2008
    ..We propose a model for conflict resolution by using the basic tools of the history and physical exam, a process well known to all physicians...
  30. ncbi request reprint Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and heart rate control during noncardiac surgery
    Carolyn Berg
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, MED VAMC, OCL 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:189-91. 2007
    ..We assessed the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative control of heart rate (HR) in patients who received beta-blockade as recommended during preoperative medicine clearance...
  31. doi request reprint Trans-cutaneous Closure of Central Defects (TCCD) in laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs (LVHR)
    Marissa L Clapp
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    World J Surg 37:42-51. 2013
    ..Our objective was to evaluate outcomes with trans-cutaneous closure of central defects in LVHR compared to sLVHR...
  32. doi request reprint Laparoscopic transcutaneous closure of central defects in laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
    Mike K Liang
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:e66-70. 2012
    ..The aim of this technical report is to investigate the safety, efficacy, and outcome of transcutaneous closure of central defects (TCCD) for laparoscopic incisional hernia repair (LIHR)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Education of the modern surgical resident: novel approaches to learning in the era of the 80-hour workweek
    Liz Nguyen
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    World J Surg 30:1120-7. 2006
    ..Herein we report the methods and results of an innovative didactic learning program at a large academic surgical residency program...
  34. ncbi request reprint Current approaches to inguinal hernia repair
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Operative Care Line, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, VA 112, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:9S-16S. 2004
    ..Although each of these repairs boasts its successes, there are advantages and disadvantages to each approach. This article highlights each of these repairs through review of the literature...
  35. doi request reprint Establishment of a minimally invasive surgery program leads to decreased inpatient cost of care in veterans with colon cancer
    Christy L Marshall
    Department of Surgery, the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 200:632-5. 2010
    ..It was hypothesized that a minimally invasive surgery program would decrease overall inpatient treatment costs for veterans with colon cancer...
  36. ncbi request reprint Rectus abdominus myonecrosis: an unrecognized complication of rectus sheath hematoma
    Lane C Patten
    Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 59:475-7. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of Veterans Affairs patients older than age 80 after surgical procedures for colon malignancies
    Liz Lee
    Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, OCL 5th Floor, Room 112, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:646-51. 2007
    ..There is a lack of information concerning surgical outcomes in this patient population regarding colon cancer. Herein we report a 10-year experience of surgical outcomes...
  38. pmc Hurricane Katrina: impact on cardiac surgery case volume and outcomes
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 35:273-8. 2008
    ..We conclude that, although Hurricane Katrina caused a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of cardiac operations that were performed at our facility, good surgical outcomes were maintained...
  39. ncbi request reprint Abdominal wall anatomy: the key to a successful inguinal hernia repair
    Shawn P Fagan
    Michael E DeBakey Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Operative Care Line, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, VA 112, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:3S-8S. 2004
    ..This article will review the important nomenclature of the groin region, briefly review the bony and tissue anatomy of the groin, and describe the anatomic hole from which the pathologic hole (hernia) originates...
  40. ncbi request reprint The impact of a novel resident leadership training curriculum
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Surgical Service 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:481-4. 2004
    ..Today's complex health care environment coupled with the 80-hour workweek mandate has required that surgical resident team interactions evolve from a military command-and-control style to a collaborative leadership style...
  41. ncbi request reprint Management of complicated umbilical hernias in patients with end-stage liver disease and refractory ascites
    Shawn P Fagan
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, TX 77054, USA
    Surgery 135:679-82. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Serum response factor is alternatively spliced in human colon cancer
    Lane C Patten
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Houston Veterans Affairs Hospital, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 121:92-100. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that there is a change in the splice variants during intestinal tumorigenesis and that this change promotes the tumor phenotype...
  43. ncbi request reprint Spider Bites Presenting with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Soft Tissue Infection Require Early Aggressive Treatment
    Shawn P Fagan
    Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77054, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 4:311-5. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that the majority of isolated organisms would be sensitive to penicillin based antibiotics...
  44. ncbi request reprint Length of human immunodeficiency virus disease and not immune status is a risk factor for development of anal carcinoma
    Shawn P Fagan
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Operative Care Line, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, VA 112, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 190:732-5. 2005
    ..We sought to determine if the duration of HIV disease or the patient's immune status were associated with the development of anal carcinoma...
  45. doi request reprint Adherence to surgical care improvement project measures and post-operative surgical site infections
    Samir S Awad
    Section of Surgical Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine, and Department of Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 13:234-7. 2012
    ..Prevention is possible for the most part, and concerted effort has been made to limit these infections, arguably to little effect...
  46. doi request reprint True duplication of the vas deferens: a case report and review of literature
    Mike K Liang
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, OCL 112, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int Urol Nephrol 44:385-91. 2012
    ..Duplicate vas deferens should not be confused with double vas deferens that describes ipsilateral renal agenesis with a blind ureter ending in the ejaculatory system...
  47. ncbi request reprint A novel technique for the repair of lumbar hernias after iliac crest bone harvest
    Lane C Patten
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Surgical Services VA 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:85-8. 2004
    ..Lumbar hernia is a clinical entity that has been increasingly more common since the advent of iliac bone harvest for bone grafting procedures. These can be very technically difficult to repair and have a high recurrence rate...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based approach to hernia surgery
    Samir S Awad
    Michael E DeBakey Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Surgical Service 112, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 188:1S-2S. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Support for the acutely failing liver: a comprehensive review of historic and contemporary strategies
    Neal R Barshes
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:458-76. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for the development of gangrenous cholecystitis
    Shawn P Fagan
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Surgical Services VA 112, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 186:481-5. 2003
    ..Our objective was to identify preoperative prognostic factors for GC in order to distinguish this subset of patients with acute cholecystitis (AC)...