Ralph G DePalma

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Blast injuries
    Ralph G DePalma
    Medical Surgical Group, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1335-42. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Cytokine signatures in atherosclerotic claudicants
    Ralph G DePalma
    Veterans Affairs Central Office, 20420, Washington, DC 20040, USA
    J Surg Res 111:215-21. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Incorrect surgical procedures within and outside of the operating room
    Julia Neily
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Surg 144:1028-34. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Outcomes of care of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Veterans Health Administration facilities: results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Ruth L Bush
    Texas A and M Health Sciences Center, Olin E Teague Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Temple, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S41-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Causes of high mortality in colorectal surgery: a review of episodes of care in Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Kamal M F Itani
    Boston Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Am J Surg 194:639-45. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Ferritin levels, inflammatory biomarkers, and mortality in peripheral arterial disease: a substudy of the Iron (Fe) and Atherosclerosis Study (FeAST) Trial
    Ralph G DePalma
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:1498-503. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Statins and biomarkers in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease: cross-sectional study
    Ralph G DePalma
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Vascular 14:193-200. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical resident supervision in the operating room and outcomes of care in Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Kamal M F Itani
    VA Boston Health Care System 112A, Boston and Harvard Universities, 1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Am J Surg 190:725-31. 2005
  9. pmc Determinants of long-term survival after major surgery and the adverse effect of postoperative complications
    Shukri F Khuri
    Departments of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02132, USA
    Ann Surg 242:326-41; discussion 341-3. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Surgical quality programs in the Veterans Health Administration
    Ralph G DePalma
    Patient Care Services, Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    Am Surg 72:999-1004; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48. 2006

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Blast injuries
    Ralph G DePalma
    Medical Surgical Group, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:1335-42. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Cytokine signatures in atherosclerotic claudicants
    Ralph G DePalma
    Veterans Affairs Central Office, 20420, Washington, DC 20040, USA
    J Surg Res 111:215-21. 2003
    ..Iron accumulation and inflammation may affect atherosclerosis. This study intended to define a cytokine signature in atherosclerotic claudicants and to determine whether reduction in serum ferritin by phlebotomy influenced this pattern...
  3. doi request reprint Incorrect surgical procedures within and outside of the operating room
    Julia Neily
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Arch Surg 144:1028-34. 2009
    ..To describe incorrect surgical procedures reported from Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Medical Centers from 2001 to mid-2006 and provide proposed solutions for preventing such events...
  4. doi request reprint Outcomes of care of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Veterans Health Administration facilities: results from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Ruth L Bush
    Texas A and M Health Sciences Center, Olin E Teague Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Temple, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S41-8. 2009
    ..This review describes past, present, and possible future NSQIP strategies to improve outcomes for AAA repair with general comments about recent alternative proposals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Causes of high mortality in colorectal surgery: a review of episodes of care in Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Kamal M F Itani
    Boston Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Am J Surg 194:639-45. 2007
    ..The episode of care for colorectal surgery in 8 outlier Veterans Affairs Hospitals with high mortality and the volume outcome relationship in 118 Hospitals are examined...
  6. doi request reprint Ferritin levels, inflammatory biomarkers, and mortality in peripheral arterial disease: a substudy of the Iron (Fe) and Atherosclerosis Study (FeAST) Trial
    Ralph G DePalma
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:1498-503. 2010
    ..Iron reduction in the main study caused a significant age-related improvement in cardiovascular disease outcomes, new cancer diagnoses, and cancer-specific death...
  7. ncbi request reprint Statins and biomarkers in claudicants with peripheral arterial disease: cross-sectional study
    Ralph G DePalma
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420, USA
    Vascular 14:193-200. 2006
    ..Unexpectedly, serum inflammatory cytokine IL-6 levels were significantly higher in PAD subjects receiving statins. There was no difference in measured inflammatory markers in PAD subjects with concomitant CAD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical resident supervision in the operating room and outcomes of care in Veterans Affairs hospitals
    Kamal M F Itani
    VA Boston Health Care System 112A, Boston and Harvard Universities, 1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Am J Surg 190:725-31. 2005
    ..In this study, we assessed the impact of level 3 on risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality in the VA system...
  9. pmc Determinants of long-term survival after major surgery and the adverse effect of postoperative complications
    Shukri F Khuri
    Departments of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, MA 02132, USA
    Ann Surg 242:326-41; discussion 341-3. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of 30-day postoperative mortality and long-term survival after major surgery as exemplified by 8 common operations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Surgical quality programs in the Veterans Health Administration
    Ralph G DePalma
    Patient Care Services, Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
    Am Surg 72:999-1004; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48. 2006
    ..More than 1000 surgeons in all specialties serve in its facilities. Since these programs began more than 19 years ago, there has been a steady decrease in both risk-adjusted and actual mortality rates tracked annually...
  11. ncbi request reprint Bloodletting: past and present
    Ralph G DePalma
    Patient Care Services VA Central Office, Washington, DC, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:132-44. 2007
  12. ncbi request reprint Comments on vascular care in the Veterans Administration
    Ralph G DePalma
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 38:193-4. 2004
  13. ncbi request reprint National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis of bariatric operations: modifiable risk factors contribute to bariatric surgical adverse outcomes
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:625-33. 2006
    ..We sought to identify risk factors for surgical complications in a large, nationally representative population of US veterans...