Douglas R Slakey
Affiliation: Tulane University
- The modern surgery department chairman: the job description as identified by chairmenDouglas P Slakey
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 71002, USA
JAMA Surg 148:511-5. 2013..The role of the chairman of a surgery department is critical in academic surgery. However, little is known about the variability of job responsibilities...
- Complications of liver resection: laparoscopic versus open proceduresDouglas P Slakey
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
JSLS 17:46-55. 2013..Minimally invasive surgery for liver resection remains controversial. This study was designed to compare open versus laparoscopic surgical approaches to liver resection...
- Disability following kidney transplantation: the link to medication coverageD P Slakey
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Clin Transplant 21:224-8. 2007..The transplant community must reach some degree of consensus regarding post-transplant activity restrictions. The transplant community needs to find a way to take an active role in post-transplant education and employment...
- Incarcerated Spigelian hernia following laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomyDouglas R Slakey
Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane University Hospital and Clinics, Department of Surgery, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
JSLS 6:217-9. 2002..Here we report the diagnosis and repair of a Spigelian hernia that became manifest 1 day after laparoscopic nephrectomy...
- Use of the LigaSure vessel sealing device in laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomyDouglas L Constant
Transplant Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, TW 35, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Transplantation 78:1661-4. 2004..Minimizing the risk of bleeding and trauma to the kidney are important features of a successful living-donor nephrectomy. Improved laparoscopic instrumentation has afforded greater safety and efficacy through technical advances...
- Internet use by a multidisciplinary transplant clinic populationDouglas P Slakey
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Tulane Center for Abdominal Transplantation, New Orleans, LA, USA
Transplantation 75:155-7. 2003..This study was designed to determine patterns of patient Internet use and to define socioeconomic and other barriers that affect such use...
- Living donor kidney transplantation: medical, legal, and ethical considerationsAnil S Paramesh
Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
South Med J 100:1208-13. 2007..In the hope of increasing living donations, we run the risk of stretching altruism too far. In this manuscript, we highlight and discuss some of the current controversies surrounding living donor kidney transplantation across the world...
- The effect of HLA mismatch on highly sensitized renal allograft recipientsAnil S Paramesh
Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Clin Transplant 24:E247-52. 2010..We examined the effects of increasing human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatches (MM) on long-term graft outcomes in patients transplanted with a panel reactive antibody (PRA) >80% over a 10-yr period...
- Single-center analysis of living donor nephrectomy: hand-assisted laparoscopic, pure laparoscopic, and traditional openDouglas P Slakey
Tulane Center for Abdominal Transplantation, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Prog Transplant 12:206-11. 2002..Laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy has been shown to be a safe method for removing kidneys for transplantation, but concerns have been raised regarding safety and long-term kidney function...
- Hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: a low rate of complicationsAjay K Sharma
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Prog Transplant 15:271-5. 2005..Hand-assisted dissection minimizes the use of instruments for intraoperative retraction and handling of periureteric tissue, and may reduce posttransplant complications...
- Factors affecting patient-physician communication via the InternetDouglas P Slakey
Multi Organ Transplant Center, Tulane University Medical Center, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, USA
J Healthc Inf Manag 18:81-5. 2004....
- Transplantation of adult recipients by single cadaveric kidneys from pediatric donors weighing < or = 25 kg can be a reliable optionAjay K Sharma
Tulane Center for Abdominal Transplant, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Transpl Int 19:67-71. 2006..The incidence of proteinuria may be more frequent, but does not appear to impact graft function. The use of single, as compared with paired, pediatric donor kidneys would allow more patients to be transplanted with equivalent results...
- High body mass index and short- and long-term renal allograft survival in adultsNader N Massarweh
Center for Abdominal Transplantation, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Transplantation 80:1430-4. 2005..The effect of recipient obesity on kidney allograft survival remains enigmatic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of donor and recipient body mass index on graft survival...
- Laparoscopic nonanatomic hepatic resection employing the LigaSure deviceDouglas L Constant
Department of Surgery, Section of Abdominal Transplantation, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
JSLS 9:35-8. 2005..This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic nonanatomic hepatectomy using the LigaSure device in a swine model...
- Dialysis access-induced superior vena cava syndromeAtul K Madan
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA
Am Surg 68:904-6. 2002..In this paper we describe the presentation, diagnosis, and management of this case. A review of dialysis access thrombosis complications and treatment options is also presented...
- Laparoscopic management of massive hemobilia from an intrahepatic aneurysmLance Burns
Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
JSLS 13:60-3. 2009..Intrahepatic arterial aneurysms are rare and typically related to trauma, transplantation, iatrogenic injury, or infection. They account for approximately 10% of clinically significant hemobilia...
- Donor-recipient gender and size mismatch affects graft success after kidney transplantationJennifer McGee
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2669, USA
J Am Coll Surg 210:718-725.e1, 725-6. 2010..The objective of this study was to analyze the possible confounding effect of body mass mismatch (body mass as proxy for kidney size) between female recipients of male donor kidneys...
- Determining standards for laparoscopic proficiency using virtual realityWilliam C Brunner
Department of Surgery, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Am Surg 71:29-35. 2005..These data suggest the EXP-C level may be too lenient, whereas the EXP-1 level is more challenging and should result in adequate skill acquisition. Such standards should be further developed and integrated into surgical education...
- Developing and testing competency levels for laparoscopic skills trainingJames R Korndorffer
Department of Surgery, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Arch Surg 140:80-4. 2005..Expert levels can be developed for use as training end points for a basic video-trainer skills curriculum, and the levels developed will be suitable for training...
- Cadaveric kidney transplant complicated by rupture of native kidney angiomyolipoma: a case report and review of the literatureLisardo Garcia-Covarrubias
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2699, USA
Am Surg 71:286-8. 2005..A 49-year-old male who underwent a cadaveric renal transplant complicated by postoperative hemorrhage from a native kidney angiomyolipoma is presented. Evaluation and current management strategies are discussed...
- Umbilical hernia repair in cirrhotic patients: utility of temporary peritoneal dialysis catheterDouglas P Slakey
Department of Surgery, Tulane Center for Abdominal Transplantation, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Am Surg 71:58-61. 2005..The technique has several advantages including outpatient management during the postoperative period and for easy removal of the catheter when no longer needed...