Fizan Abdullah

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Report of 2,087,915 surgical admissions in U.S. children: inpatient mortality rates by procedure and specialty
    Fizan Abdullah
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005
    World J Surg 33:2714-21. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Risk of perforation increases with delay in recognition and surgery for acute appendicitis
    Dominic Papandria
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Surg Res 184:723-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Comparison of pediatric surgical outcomes by the surgeon's degree of specialization in children
    Daniel Rhee
    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:1657-63. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Pectus bar repair of pectus excavatum in patients with connective tissue disease
    Vanessa A Olbrecht
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287 4618, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1812-6. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes for foreign body left during a procedure: analysis of 413 incidents after 1 946 831 operations in children
    Melissa Camp
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1085-90. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Assessing trainee impact on operative time for common general surgical procedures in ACS-NSQIP
    Dominic Papandria
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:149-55. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) pediatric quality indicators (PDIs): accidental puncture or laceration during surgery in children
    Melissa Camp
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Ann Surg 251:165-70. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open surgery: analysis of 2138 converted operations in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Dominic Papandria
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am Surg 79:914-21. 2013
  9. doi request reprint A novel multispecialty surgical risk score for children
    Daniel Rhee
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e829-36. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Provider density and health system facility factors and their relationship to rates of pediatric perforated appendicitis in US counties
    Melissa Camp
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0005, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1139-44. 2010

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Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Report of 2,087,915 surgical admissions in U.S. children: inpatient mortality rates by procedure and specialty
    Fizan Abdullah
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005
    World J Surg 33:2714-21. 2009
    ..An analysis providing national data on the most common procedures performed in children and their associated mortality would be useful in beginning to create benchmarks for standards of surgical care in the pediatric patient...
  2. doi request reprint Risk of perforation increases with delay in recognition and surgery for acute appendicitis
    Dominic Papandria
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Surg Res 184:723-9. 2013
    ..To better quantify the risk of perforation associated with delayed operative timing, this study examines the impact of length of inpatient stay preceding surgery on rates of perforated appendicitis in both adults and children...
  3. doi request reprint Comparison of pediatric surgical outcomes by the surgeon's degree of specialization in children
    Daniel Rhee
    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:1657-63. 2013
    ..The present study evaluates pediatric surgical outcomes through classifying surgeons by degrees of pediatric versus adult operative experience...
  4. doi request reprint Pectus bar repair of pectus excavatum in patients with connective tissue disease
    Vanessa A Olbrecht
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287 4618, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1812-6. 2009
    ..We have identified the preoperative characteristics, postoperative complications, and outcomes of patients with CTD undergoing bar repair of PE and compared these outcomes to a control group without CTD...
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes for foreign body left during a procedure: analysis of 413 incidents after 1 946 831 operations in children
    Melissa Camp
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1085-90. 2010
    ..To determine risk factors and outcomes associated with a foreign body left during a procedure in a population of pediatric surgical patients...
  6. doi request reprint Assessing trainee impact on operative time for common general surgical procedures in ACS-NSQIP
    Dominic Papandria
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Surg Educ 69:149-55. 2012
    ..7% of the total cases sampled in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. These cases are commonly performed by residents at varying levels of surgical training...
  7. doi request reprint The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) pediatric quality indicators (PDIs): accidental puncture or laceration during surgery in children
    Melissa Camp
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Ann Surg 251:165-70. 2010
    ..They specifically focus on adverse events that are potentially avoidable, including complications and iatrogenic events. PDI 1 refers to accidental puncture or laceration...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open surgery: analysis of 2138 converted operations in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Dominic Papandria
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am Surg 79:914-21. 2013
    ..Conversion risk factors include patient age, sex, obesity, and preoperative comorbidity as well as the procedure performed. This information should be valuable to clinicians in discussing conversion risk with patients. ..
  9. doi request reprint A novel multispecialty surgical risk score for children
    Daniel Rhee
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e829-36. 2013
    ..Our objective was to develop a risk stratification model that predicts mortality after surgical operations in children...
  10. doi request reprint Provider density and health system facility factors and their relationship to rates of pediatric perforated appendicitis in US counties
    Melissa Camp
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0005, USA
    Arch Surg 145:1139-44. 2010
    ..To examine whether density of providers or health care facility factors have a significant effect on the rates of perforated appendicitis in the pediatric population...
  11. doi request reprint Outcomes analysis after percutaneous abdominal drainage and exploratory laparotomy for necrotizing enterocolitis in 4,657 infants
    Shelly Choo
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Harvey 319, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 27:747-53. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study is to compare outcomes of patients who were treated either with bowel resection/ostomy (BR/O), percutaneous drainage (PD) or Both procedures for NEC in a retrospective analysis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Benchmarking the quality of care of infants with low-risk gastroschisis using a novel risk stratification index
    David C Chang
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Surgery 147:766-71. 2010
    ..The nationwide mortality of neonates with gastroschisis was compared to determine whether significant variations in outcome occurred at the hospital level...
  13. ncbi request reprint The "weekend effect" in pediatric surgery - increased mortality for children undergoing urgent surgery during the weekend
    Seth D Goldstein
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Electronic address
    J Pediatr Surg 49:1087-91. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to compare pediatric surgical outcomes following weekend versus weekday procedures...
  14. doi request reprint Increasing age at time of pectus excavatum repair in children: emerging consensus?
    Dominic Papandria
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:191-6. 2013
    ..Advances in surgical technique for pectus excavatum repair continue to change practice patterns. The present study examines trends in operative age in a nationwide administrative database...
  15. doi request reprint Population-based comparison of open vs laparoscopic esophagogastric fundoplication in children: application of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality pediatric quality indicators
    Daniel Rhee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Medicine, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:648-54. 2011
    ..Our objective is to apply these safety metrics to compare 2 surgical procedures in children, specifically laparoscopic and open esophagogastric fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux...
  16. doi request reprint Necrotizing enterocolitis in 20,822 infants: analysis of medical and surgical treatments
    Fizan Abdullah
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49:166-71. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the need for developing a clinically relevant risk stratification tool to identify NEC patients at high risk for death...
  17. doi request reprint Operative management of acquired Jeune's syndrome
    Maria Grazia Sacco Casamassima
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 49:55-60; dicsussion 60. 2014
    ..Acquired Jeune's syndrome is a severe iatrogenic deformity of the thoracic wall following a premature and aggressive open pectus excavatum repair. We report herein our technique and experience with this rare condition...
  18. ncbi request reprint Modified nuss procedure in concurrent repair of pectus excavatum and open heart surgery
    Maria Grazia Sacco Casamassima
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1043-9. 2013
    ..The timing and specific surgical technique for repair of PE remains controversial. The present study reports the experience of combined repair of PE and open heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital...
  19. doi request reprint An open-access microfluidic model for lung-specific functional studies at an air-liquid interface
    Divya D Nalayanda
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 North Wolfe Street, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Biomed Microdevices 11:1081-9. 2009
    ..The hybrid system incorporates bio-mimetic nourishment on the basal side of the epithelial cells along with an open system on the apical side of the cells exposed to air allowing for easy access for assays...
  20. doi request reprint Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality pediatric indicators as a quality metric for surgery in children: do they predict adverse outcomes?
    Daniel Rhee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:107-11. 2012
    ..These are being considered for mandatory reporting as well as pay-for-performance efforts. The present study evaluates the PDIs' predictive value for surgical outcomes in children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Seasonal and day of the week variations of perforated appendicitis in US children
    Yi Deng
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 26:691-6. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to determine whether children with perforated appendicitis were more likely to present during specific days of the week or seasons of the year...
  22. doi request reprint Analysis of 8681 neonates with transposition of the great arteries: outcomes with and without Rashkind balloon atrial septostomy
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cardiol Young 20:373-80. 2010
    ..Recent reports on the safety of this procedure were from limited series at single institutions. We analysed two complementary national databases to evaluate clinically relevant outcomes of this procedure...
  23. doi request reprint The World Health Organization program for emergency surgical, obstetric, and anesthetic care: from Mongolia to the future
    Fizan Abdullah
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Arch Surg 146:620-3. 2011
    ..The results of the third biennial meeting of global EESC members in Mongolia are outlined as well as future challenges...
  24. ncbi request reprint Age at presentation of common pediatric surgical conditions: Reexamining dogma
    Jonathan Aboagye
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    J Pediatr Surg 49:995-9. 2014
    ..Thus, we sought to examine the ages at presentation of common pediatric surgical conditions using cases from large national databases...
  25. ncbi request reprint Perioperative strategies and technical modifications to the Nuss repair for pectus excavatum in pediatric patients: a large volume, single institution experience
    Maria Grazia Sacco Casamassima
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric, Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    J Pediatr Surg 49:575-82. 2014
    ..However, technical details and perioperative management strategies continue to be debated. The aim of the present study is to review a large single-institution experience with the modified Nuss procedure...
  26. doi request reprint An evaluation of surgical site infections by wound classification system using the ACS-NSQIP
    Gezzer Ortega
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Surg Res 174:33-8. 2012
    ..The present study evaluates the associated rates of the SSI by wound classification using a large risk adjusted surgical patient database...
  27. ncbi request reprint Retinal hemorrhages and shaken baby syndrome: an evidence-based review
    Brandon M Togioka
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Emerg Med 37:98-106. 2009
    ..Among the causes of non-accidental head injury (NAHI), shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is difficult to diagnose and is associated with retinal hemorrhages (RH)...
  28. doi request reprint Splenectomy in hereditary spherocytosis: Review of 1,657 patients and application of the pediatric quality indicators
    Fizan Abdullah
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 52:834-7. 2009
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  29. ncbi request reprint Prehospital predictors of risk for pelvic fractures in pediatric trauma patients
    Rosemary Nabaweesi
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 N Wolfe Street, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 24:1053-6. 2008
    ..Identification of these factors may aid clinicians in selecting patients who are at highest risk for pelvic fracture and may benefit most from pelvic radiography...
  30. doi request reprint Utilization of a novel unidirectional knotless suture during minimal access procedures in pediatric surgery
    Jeffrey Lukish
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 48:1445-9. 2013
    ..We describe our initial experience with the use of a novel unidirectional barbed knotless suture (V-LOC, Covidien, Mansfield, MA) that permits a safe and efficient advanced MIS reconstruction in infants and children...
  31. doi request reprint Use of risk stratification indices to predict mortality in critically ill children
    Maria Grazia Sacco Casamassima
    Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA
    Eur J Pediatr 173:1-13. 2014
    ..Conclusion: Risk stratification indices are valid tools to describe intensive care unit population and explain differences in mortality. ..
  32. doi request reprint Outcomes analysis of necrotizing enterocolitis within 11 958 neonates undergoing cardiac surgical procedures
    Debraj Mukherjee
    Center for Pediatric Surgery Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Surg 145:389-92. 2010
    ..Neonates with congestive heart failure or those undergoing systemic to pulmonary artery shunting were more likely to develop NEC, but these patients had inpatient mortality similar to that of their non-NEC counterparts...
  33. doi request reprint Lorenz bar repair of pectus excavatum in the adult population: should it be done?
    Vanessa A Olbrecht
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 4618, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:402-8; discussion 408-9. 2008
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: outcome review of 2,173 surgical repairs in US infants
    Fizan Abdullah
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgical Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 25:1059-64. 2009
    ....
  35. pmc Emergency, anaesthetic and essential surgical capacity in the Gambia
    Adam Iddriss
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Harvey 319, 600 Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 89:565-72. 2011
    ..To assess the resources for essential and emergency surgical care in the Gambia...
  36. doi request reprint Surgical training and experience of medical officers in Ghana's district hospitals
    Shelly Choo
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Acad Med 86:529-33. 2011
    ..To document the quality of training and experience of those who care for patients undergoing surgery and emergency obstetrical procedures at 10 government district hospitals in Ghana...
  37. doi request reprint Outcomes research in pediatric surgery. Part 1: overview and resources
    Fizan Abdullah
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:221-5. 2011
    ..In part 2, a template is presented on how to structure and design an outcomes research question...
  38. pmc Engineering an artificial alveolar-capillary membrane: a novel continuously perfused model within microchannels
    Divya D Nalayanda
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:45-51. 2010
    ..Both devices possess the benefit of parallel testing...
  39. ncbi request reprint Perspective of West Africa: why bother to "mission"?
    Fizan Abdullah
    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, 600 N Wolfe St, Harvey 319, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    Arch Surg 143:728-9. 2008
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification of 4344 patients with gastroschisis into simple and complex categories
    Meghan A Arnold
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Center for Pediatric Surgery Outcomes Research and Clinical Trials, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 0005, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1520-5. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to validate a previous risk stratification classification of infants born with this defect...