Waddah B Al-Refaie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Blood transfusion and cancer surgery outcomes: a continued reason for concern
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Surgery 152:344-54. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Are cancer trials valid and useful for the general surgeon and surgical oncologist?
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VAMC, MMC 195, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Adv Surg 46:269-81. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Who receives their complex cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals?
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Minnesota Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:81-7. 2012
  4. pmc Gastric adenocarcinoma in young patients: a population-based appraisal
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2800-7. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Cancer trials versus the real world in the United States
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Surg 254:438-42; discussion 442-3. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Extremity soft tissue sarcoma care in the elderly: insights into the generalizability of NCI Cancer Trials
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1732-8. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Body mass index and major cancer surgery outcomes: lack of association or need for alternative measurements of obesity?
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2264-73. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Surgery alone is adequate treatment for early stage soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity
    W B Al-Refaie
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Br J Surg 97:707-13. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Operative outcomes beyond 30-day mortality: colorectal cancer surgery in oldest old
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Surg 253:947-52. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 420 Delaware Street SE, Mayo Mail Code 195, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer 116:465-75. 2010

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Blood transfusion and cancer surgery outcomes: a continued reason for concern
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Surgery 152:344-54. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that intraoperative blood transfusions continue to adversely impact short-term cancer surgery outcomes regardless of age or preoperative hematocrit levels...
  2. ncbi request reprint Are cancer trials valid and useful for the general surgeon and surgical oncologist?
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VAMC, MMC 195, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Adv Surg 46:269-81. 2012
    ..Moving forward, physicians, payers, professional societies, advocates, the NCI, and other stakeholders need to develop broader cancer trials to benefit the millions of patients with cancer in the United States...
  3. doi request reprint Who receives their complex cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals?
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Minnesota Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:81-7. 2012
    ..Whether patient-related factors impact this association remains unknown. We hypothesize that patient-related factors contribute to receipt of complex cancer surgery at LVH...
  4. pmc Gastric adenocarcinoma in young patients: a population-based appraisal
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2800-7. 2011
    ..We examined the impact of young age (under 45 years) on the presentation and survival outcomes of gastric adenocarcinoma...
  5. doi request reprint Cancer trials versus the real world in the United States
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Surg 254:438-42; discussion 442-3. 2011
    ..We sought to identify patterns and predictors of enrollment patterns to cancer trials in a contemporary era using a real world setting...
  6. doi request reprint Extremity soft tissue sarcoma care in the elderly: insights into the generalizability of NCI Cancer Trials
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1732-8. 2010
    ..We explored the extent of older age (> or =65 years) on patterns of ESTS care in NCI-sponsored population-based dataset...
  7. doi request reprint Body mass index and major cancer surgery outcomes: lack of association or need for alternative measurements of obesity?
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2264-73. 2010
    ..Simultaneously, BMI has known comorbidities, which may mediate the effect of BMI if included in multivariable models. We sought to examine the effect of BMI on operative outcomes after adjusting for preoperative factors...
  8. doi request reprint Surgery alone is adequate treatment for early stage soft tissue sarcoma of the extremity
    W B Al-Refaie
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Br J Surg 97:707-13. 2010
    ..This study assessed the effect of sarcoma treatments on survival outcomes of T1 ESTS in a population-based data set...
  9. doi request reprint Operative outcomes beyond 30-day mortality: colorectal cancer surgery in oldest old
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Surg 253:947-52. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that older age will additionally impact operative morbidity after CRC resections in a multihospital, risk-adjusted database...
  10. doi request reprint Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 420 Delaware Street SE, Mayo Mail Code 195, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer 116:465-75. 2010
    ..By using current recommendations, the authors examined the association between race and guideline-recommended treatments and identified factors that are predictive of variations in gastric cancer care...
  11. doi request reprint Major cancer surgery in the elderly: results from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Surg 251:311-8. 2010
    ..To examine the association between older age and short-term outcomes after major oncologic resections...
  12. doi request reprint Is there a role for surgery with adequate nodal evaluation alone in gastric adenocarcinoma?
    Vikas Dudeja
    University of Minnesota Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:238-46; discussion 246-7. 2012
    ..We examined the impact of surgery with adequate nodal evaluation alone on gastric cancer survival...
  13. doi request reprint Disparities in pancreas cancer care
    Anasooya Abraham
    The Minnesota Surgical Outcomes Workgroup, University of Minnesota Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:2078-87. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that socioeconomic disparities also exist across all aspects of PC care, in both surgically and non-surgically treated patients...
  14. doi request reprint Do hospital attributes predict guideline-recommended gastric cancer care in the United States?
    Vikas Dudeja
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:365-72. 2012
    ..We examined the impact of hospital attributes (volume and type) on guideline-recommended care in patients treated for gastric cancer...
  15. doi request reprint Guideline recommended gastric cancer care in the elderly: insights into the applicability of cancer trials to real world
    Vikas Dudeja
    Department of Surgery, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:26-33. 2011
    ..Given the underrepresentation of older persons in cancer trials, the association between increasing age and receipt of recommended gastric cancer care in the United States was examined...
  16. doi request reprint What happens to racial and ethnic minorities after cancer surgery at American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program hospitals?
    Helen M Parsons
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:539-47; discussion 547-9. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that operative outcomes for racial and ethnic minority patients after cancer surgery at ACS NSQIP hospitals are comparable with those for white patients...
  17. doi request reprint Conditional survival of extremity soft-tissue sarcoma: results beyond the staging system
    Helen M Parsons
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 117:1055-60. 2011
    ..We assessed determinants of survival in adults surgically treated for nonmetastatic ESTS, conditional on specific survival periods...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of insurance status on the surgical treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
    Shawn S Groth
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1221-6. 2013
    ..Social disparities permeate non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment, yet little is known about the effect of insurance status on the delivery of guideline surgical treatment for early-stage (I or II) NSCLC...
  19. doi request reprint Assessment of ACS NSQIP's predictive ability for adverse events after major cancer surgery
    Daniel Borja-Cacho
    Department of Surgery, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2274-82. 2010
    ..However, its applicability to oncologic resections at ACS NSQIP hospitals has not been fully explored. We assessed the ability of factors currently collected by ACS NSQIP to predict adverse operative events after major cancer surgery...
  20. doi request reprint Are right-sided colectomy outcomes different from left-sided colectomy outcomes?: study of patients with colon cancer in the ACS NSQIP database
    Mary R Kwaan
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:504-10. 2013
    ..Optimization of surgical outcomes after colectomy continues to be actively studied, but most studies group right-sided and left-sided colectomies together...
  21. doi request reprint Does enrollment in cancer trials improve survival?
    Christopher J Chow
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:774-80; discussion 780-1. 2013
    ..However, whether enrollment in cancer trials also improves patient survival independently of trial outcomes remains underinvestigated. We hypothesized that cancer trial enrollment is not associated with patient survival outcomes...
  22. doi request reprint Rurality and cancer surgery in the United States
    Abraham Markin
    Division of Surgical Oncology, the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Surg 204:569-73. 2012
    ..Rurality adversely impacts the continuum of cancer care. However, investigations of rural cancer surgery are notably absent. We examined patterns and outcomes of oncologic resections at rural US hospitals...
  23. doi request reprint Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer in the oldest old: results beyond clinical guidelines
    Anasooya Abraham
    Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 119:395-403. 2013
    ..The generalizability of these studies to a growing elderly population remains unknown...
  24. doi request reprint Lymph node evaluation is associated with improved survival after surgery for early stage gallbladder cancer
    Eric H Jensen
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Surgery 146:706-11; discussion 711-3. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the survival benefit conferred by adequate LN evaluation...
  25. doi request reprint Cancer surgery among American Indians
    Abraham Markin
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:277-84; discussion 284. 2013
    ..S. ethnic group. Late diagnosis, poor access to specialty care, and delays in therapy likely contribute to excess mortality. Surgery plays a central role in therapy for solid organ cancer...
  26. doi request reprint A critical analysis of the surgical management of early-stage gallbladder cancer in the United States
    Eric H Jensen
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota Medical Center, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 195, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:722-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether radical resection improves survival for patients with early-stage cancer and to evaluate surgeon compliance with current treatment recommendations...
  27. doi request reprint Emergence of imatinib resistance associated with downregulation of c-kit expression in recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST): optimal timing of resection
    Vikas Dudeja
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Minneapolis VAMC and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:557-61. 2010
    ..This favorable response to imatinib, however, is plagued with development of secondary resistance during the course of therapy...
  28. doi request reprint The impact of ethnicity on the presentation and prognosis of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. Results from the National Cancer Data Base
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Cancer 113:461-9. 2008
    ..To validate this observation in a large cohort, the authors of this report used the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to determine whether self-reported ethnicity influences presentation and survival in this patient population...
  29. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery outcomes in the elderly: an ACS NSQIP study
    Robert B Dorman
    The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:35-44; discussion 44. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that short-term operative outcomes in bariatric surgery patients ≥65 years would be comparable to younger persons...
  30. doi request reprint Conditional survival after surgical treatment of melanoma: an analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database
    Natasha M Rueth
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1662-8. 2010
    ..Therefore, survival estimates may be misleading for long-term cancer survivors. We examined whether conditional survival (CS) is more accurate in predicting long-term melanoma survival...
  31. doi request reprint Appendiceal carcinoid tumors: Predictors of lymph node metastasis and the impact of right hemicolectomy on survival
    Shawn S Groth
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
    J Surg Oncol 103:39-45. 2011
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  32. doi request reprint Does concomitant cholecystectomy at time of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass impact adverse operative outcomes?
    Robert B Dorman
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Obes Surg 23:1718-26. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with concomitant cholecystectomy (RYGB + C) would be at greater risk for adverse events compared to patients undergoing RYGB alone...
  33. pmc In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States
    James E Carroll
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 12:62-7. 2010
    ..To assess perioperative mortality following resection of biliary tract cancer within the U.S...
  34. doi request reprint Are mastectomy rates really increasing in the United States?
    Elizabeth B Habermann
    University of Minnesota andVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:3437-41. 2010
    ..We conducted a population-based study to evaluate national trends in the surgical treatment of breast cancer from 2000 through 2006...
  35. doi request reprint Missing data and interpretation of cancer surgery outcomes at the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Helen M Parsons
    University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:379-91. 2011
    ..Our study examines the impact of missing data on predictive models for short-term operative outcomes after cancer surgery in the ACS NSQIP database...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal stromal tumors express ras oncogene: a potential role for diagnosis and treatment
    Sarah L Blair
    Department of Surgery, University of California at San Diego, 92093 0987, USA
    Arch Surg 140:543-7; discussion 547-8. 2005
    ..There is some evidence that phosphorylation of these receptors leads to a cascade that may activate the ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway, which may, in turn, allow other oncogenes to become active...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clear cell sarcoma in the era of sentinel lymph node mapping
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, California 92093, USA
    J Surg Oncol 87:126-9. 2004
    ..Sentinel lymph node mapping may have a role in clear cell sarcoma from a prognostic standpoint. Further investigations are needed for validation...