DAVID R contact FLUM

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bile duct injury during cholecystectomy and survival in medicare beneficiaries
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    JAMA 290:2168-73. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Has misdiagnosis of appendicitis decreased over time? A population-based analysis
    D R Flum
    Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Box 357183, H 220 Health Sciences Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    JAMA 286:1748-53. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Early mortality among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing bariatric surgical procedures
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 7183, USA
    JAMA 294:1903-8. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluating diagnostic accuracy in appendicitis using administrative data
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    J Surg Res 123:257-61. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Washington State's approach to variability in surgical processes/Outcomes: Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Surgery 138:821-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Toward the rational and equitable use of bariatric surgery
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 298:1442-4. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Development of a porcine Roux-en-Y gastric bypass survival model for the study of post-surgical physiology
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1332-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The clinical and economic correlates of misdiagnosed appendicitis: nationwide analysis
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, H 220 Health Sciences Center, Box 357183, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Arch Surg 137:799-804; discussion 804. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Common bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the use of intraoperative cholangiography: adverse outcome or preventable error?
    D R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Arch Surg 136:1287-92. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy
    David R Flum
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6410, USA
    JAMA 289:1639-44. 2003

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Bile duct injury during cholecystectomy and survival in medicare beneficiaries
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    JAMA 290:2168-73. 2003
    ..Common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy is a significant source of patient morbidity, but its impact on survival is unclear...
  2. ncbi request reprint Has misdiagnosis of appendicitis decreased over time? A population-based analysis
    D R Flum
    Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Box 357183, H 220 Health Sciences Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    JAMA 286:1748-53. 2001
    ..Computed tomography, ultrasonography, and laparoscopy have been suggested for use in patients with equivocal signs of appendicitis to decrease unnecessary surgery...
  3. ncbi request reprint Early mortality among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing bariatric surgical procedures
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 7183, USA
    JAMA 294:1903-8. 2005
    ..Case series demonstrate that bariatric surgery can be performed with a low rate of perioperative mortality (0.5%), but the rate among high-risk patients and the community at large is unknown...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluating diagnostic accuracy in appendicitis using administrative data
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    J Surg Res 123:257-61. 2005
    ..This study assessed the validity of a research technique using administrative data to determine whether patients undergoing an appendectomy actually had appendicitis or if they had a negative appendectomy (NA)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Washington State's approach to variability in surgical processes/Outcomes: Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Surgery 138:821-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Toward the rational and equitable use of bariatric surgery
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    JAMA 298:1442-4. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Development of a porcine Roux-en-Y gastric bypass survival model for the study of post-surgical physiology
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1332-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to establish a survival model of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) in swine and to evaluate its potential in studies of physiology...
  8. ncbi request reprint The clinical and economic correlates of misdiagnosed appendicitis: nationwide analysis
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, H 220 Health Sciences Center, Box 357183, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Arch Surg 137:799-804; discussion 804. 2002
    ..Negative appendectomy (NA)--the nonincidental removal of a normal appendix--occurs commonly but the associated clinical- and system-level costs are not well studied...
  9. ncbi request reprint Common bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the use of intraoperative cholangiography: adverse outcome or preventable error?
    D R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    Arch Surg 136:1287-92. 2001
    ..Common bile duct (CBD) injury is a serious complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Predictors of this adverse outcome have not been well documented...
  10. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy
    David R Flum
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 6410, USA
    JAMA 289:1639-44. 2003
    ..Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may decrease the risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy by helping to avoid misidentification of the CBD...
  11. pmc Have outcomes of incisional hernia repair improved with time? A population-based analysis
    David R Flum
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Surg 237:129-35. 2003
    ..To determine if certain outcomes of incisional hernia repair have improved in recent eras...
  12. doi request reprint The use, safety and cost of bariatric surgery before and after Medicare's national coverage decision
    David R Flum
    University of Washington Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Surg 254:860-5. 2011
    ..To determine the impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) bariatric surgery national coverage decision (NCD) on the use, safety, and cost of care CMS beneficiaries...
  13. doi request reprint Temporal trends in the management of potentially resectable lung cancer
    Farhood Farjah
    Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1850-5; discussion 1856. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the proportion of patients operated on would increase over time coincident with increasing adherence to practice guidelines and improved patient/provider education over time...
  14. ncbi request reprint Management of pleural space infections: a population-based analysis
    Farhood Farjah
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 6310, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:346-51. 2007
    ..Management options for pleural space infections have changed over the last 2 decades. This study evaluated trends over time in the incidence of disease and use of different management strategies and their associated outcomes...
  15. doi request reprint Surgeon knowledge, behavior, and opinions regarding intraoperative cholangiography
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:821-30. 2008
    ..Routine IOC is not universal, and barriers to its use, including surgeon knowledge, behavior, and attitudes, should be understood in developing quality-improvement interventions aimed at increasing IOC use...
  16. pmc Multi-modality mediastinal staging for lung cancer among medicare beneficiaries
    Farhood Farjah
    Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:355-63. 2009
    ..It is unknown how frequently multimodality mediastinal staging is used, or whether its use is associated with better health outcomes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Choosing your words carefully: how physicians would disclose harmful medical errors to patients
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Departments of Medicine and Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 4311 11th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1585-93. 2006
    ..Little is known about how physicians approach disclosure. The objective of the present study was to describe how physicians disclose errors to patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adverse events after radiofrequency ablation of unresectable liver tumors: a single-center experience
    Oliver B Lao
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Surg 198:76-82. 2009
    ..Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively new modality to treat liver tumors that is being incorporated into practice despite the fact that its risk profile has not been well described...
  19. doi request reprint Negative appendectomy and imaging accuracy in the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program
    Joseph Cuschieri
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Ann Surg 248:557-63. 2008
    ..The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) gathers chart-abstracted process of care data (such as CT/US accuracy) for general surgical procedures (including appendectomy) at most Washington State hospitals...
  20. ncbi request reprint Risk of emergency colectomy and colostomy in patients with diverticular disease
    Daniel A Anaya
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
    Arch Surg 140:681-5. 2005
    ..Patients with diverticulitis are at a lifetime risk for emergency colectomy and colostomy. Age and recurrence characteristics can serve to predict the risk for these adverse outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Perioperative rofecoxib plus local anesthetic field block diminishes pain and recovery time after outpatient inguinal hernia repair
    Dorothy J Pavlin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Anesth Analg 101:83-9, table of contents. 2005
    ..We conclude that perioperative rofecoxib with PL reduces in-hospital recovery time, decreases pain scores and opioid use, and improves satisfaction scores in the first 24 h after surgery...
  22. ncbi request reprint Primary operative versus nonoperative therapy for pediatric empyema: a meta-analysis
    Jeffrey R Avansino
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Box 356410, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Pediatrics 115:1652-9. 2005
    ..The optimal treatment of children with empyema remains controversial. The purpose of this review was to compare reported results of nonoperative and primary operative therapy for the treatment of pediatric empyema...
  23. ncbi request reprint Wide local excision or abdominoperineal resection as the initial treatment for anorectal melanoma?
    John T Droesch
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, 1959 N E Pacific St, Box 356410, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    Am J Surg 189:446-9. 2005
    ..Anorectal melanoma (AM) is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis. Treatment with abdominoperineal resection (APR) over wide local excision (WLE) is still debated. This study aimed to compare median survival of WLE and APR in patients with AM...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk tolerance and bile duct injury: surgeon characteristics, risk-taking preference, and common bile duct injuries
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:17-24. 2009
    ..Risk-taking preferences can influence physician behavior and practice. We evaluated self-reported differences in characteristics and risk-taking preference among surgeons with and without a reported history of CBDI...
  25. doi request reprint A critical evaluation of the impact of Leapfrog's evidence-based hospital referral
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University ofWashington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:150-159.e1. 2011
    ..It has yet to be determined if EBHR has led to regionalized surgical care and whether it has improved patient outcomes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lower extremity angioplasty for claudication: a population-level analysis of 30-day outcomes
    Todd R Vogel
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Division of Vascular Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Vasc Surg 45:762-7. 2007
    ..This study evaluated changes in the use and short-term outcomes of PTA among patients with claudication and other manifestations of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of advancing age on abdominal surgical outcomes
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    Arch Surg 144:1108-14. 2009
    ..To describe the population-level risk of adverse outcomes among older adults undergoing common abdominal surgical procedures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of gastric bypass operation on survival: a population-based analysis
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:543-51. 2004
    ..Bariatric procedures are increasingly performed but their impact on survival is unknown...
  29. ncbi request reprint Role of intraoperative cholangiography in avoiding bile duct injury
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:656-64. 2007
  30. doi request reprint Trends in the operative management and outcomes of T4 lung cancer
    Farhood Farjah
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6310, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:368-74. 2008
    ..This study describes temporal trends and variables in the operative management and outcomes of patients with T4 lung tumors in the general community...
  31. ncbi request reprint Filling the gaps in bariatric surgical research
    Anita P Courcoulas
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    JAMA 294:1957-60. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of intraoperative cholangiography in the prevention of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    David R Flum
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7183, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 196:385-93. 2003
    ..The cost implications of a management strategy involving routine IOC use have not been adequately evaluated...
  33. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and nonoperative weight loss interventions
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:26-32. 2008
    ..We designed a model to evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness of these procedures compared with nonoperative weight loss interventions and with each other...
  34. doi request reprint Surgeon specialty and long-term survival after pulmonary resection for lung cancer
    Farhood Farjah
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:995-1004; discussion 1005-6. 2009
    ..Long-term outcomes and processes of care in patients undergoing pulmonary resection for lung cancer may vary by surgeon type. Associations between surgeon specialty and processes of care and long-term survival have not been described...
  35. ncbi request reprint Impact of surgical clipping on survival in unruptured and ruptured cerebral aneurysms: a population-based study
    Gavin W Britz
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 6410, USA
    Stroke 35:1399-403. 2004
    ..This study was designed to evaluate long-term survival of patients with aneurysms undergoing clipping in a statewide population...
  36. ncbi request reprint The impact of low health literacy on surgical practice
    Lisa D Chew
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development S 152, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Am J Surg 188:250-3. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of low health literacy (LHL) among patients in a preoperative clinic, the characteristics associated with LHL, and the association between LHL and adherence to preoperative instructions...
  37. ncbi request reprint The nationwide frequency of major adverse outcomes in antireflux surgery and the role of surgeon experience, 1992-1997
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 7183, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:611-8. 2002
    ..The population level frequency of adverse events after antireflux procedures and its relationship to surgical experience has not been well studied...
  38. doi request reprint Health care utilization among surgically treated Medicare beneficiaries with lung cancer
    Farhood Farjah
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1749-56. 2009
    ..Markers of increased health care utilization are surrogates for adverse events, and one such metric--prolonged length of stay greater than 14 days (PLOS)--was recently endorsed as a provider-level performance measure...
  39. ncbi request reprint Hartmann's colectomy and reversal in diverticulitis: a population-level assessment
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:988-95. 2005
    ..This study was designed to assess the costs and outcomes of colostomy and colostomy reversal in patients with diverticulitis and examine the impact of such procedures on the health care system...
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk taking and tolerance of uncertainty: implications for surgeons
    Eric P Tubbs
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    J Surg Res 131:1-6. 2006
    ..It is unclear if surgeons' risk attitudes and reactions to uncertainty influence their use of these or other interventions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of appendicitis and the use of diagnostic imaging
    David R Flum
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:933-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between CT/US and NA in common practice...
  42. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of video-assisted versus conventional lung resection for lung cancer
    Farhood Farjah
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 6310, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1415-21. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the use of video-assisted thoracoscopy among patients with lung cancer and its safety and effectiveness relative to conventional resection...
  43. ncbi request reprint Epithelioid sarcoma: the University of Washington experience
    Patrick S Wolf
    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Surg 196:407-12. 2008
    ..Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare sarcoma with a high local recurrence rate that frequently metastasizes to lymph nodes. We reviewed our experience with adjuvant therapy in patients with this disease...
  44. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in the management of diverticulitis
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Surg Res 124:318-23. 2005
    ..This study was designed to evaluate temporal trends in the use and type of operative and non-operative interventions in the management of diverticulitis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic cholecystectomy in transplant patients: a decision analysis
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of Surgery, LBJ General Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77026, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:965-72. 2005
    ..Expectant management is the preferred strategy for pancreas and/or kidney transplant recipients with asymptomatic cholelithiasis...
  46. pmc Reproductive health of women electing bariatric surgery
    Gabriella G Gosman
    University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Magee Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Fertil Steril 94:1426-31. 2010
    ..To describe the reproductive health history and characteristics of women having bariatric surgery and to determine whether this differs by age of onset of obesity...
  47. pmc Trends in the utilization and impact of radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Nader N Massarweh
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:441-8. 2010
    ..The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rising and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) appears to be increasingly used. The nationwide use and impact of RFA have not been well characterized...
  48. pmc Racial disparities among patients with lung cancer who were recommended operative therapy
    Farhood Farjah
    Surgical Outcomes Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Arch Surg 144:14-8. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that there would be no significant evidence of racial disparities among patients with early-stage lung cancer who are recommended surgical therapy...
  49. doi request reprint The significance of discharge to skilled care after abdominopelvic surgery in older adults
    Victor J Legner
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 98195 6410, USA
    Ann Surg 249:250-5. 2009
    ..Older adults frequently undergo abdominopelvic surgical operations, yet the risk and significance of postoperative discharge disposition has not been well characterized...
  50. ncbi request reprint The timing of elective colectomy in diverticulitis: a decision analysis
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 199:904-12. 2004
    ..We used decision and cost analysis to simulate the clinical and economic outcomes after recovery from an episode of nonsurgically treated diverticulitis to determine the preferable management strategy...
  51. doi request reprint Blueprint for a new American College of Surgeons: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    John D Birkmeyer
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:777-82. 2008
  52. doi request reprint Pulmonary function in the morbidly obese
    Joshua A Saliman
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:632-9; discussion 639. 2008
    ..To assess the relationship between lung function tests and clinical characteristics in a cohort of morbidly obese patients undergoing evaluation for bariatric procedures in a university hospital in the United States...
  53. ncbi request reprint Primary anastomosis or Hartmann's procedure for patients with diverticular peritonitis? A systematic review
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1953-64. 2004
    ..This systematic literature review was designed to summarize and compare the reported outcomes of one-stage and two-stage operations for the treatment of perforated diverticulitis with peritonitis...
  54. ncbi request reprint The costs of nonsurgical and surgical weight loss interventions: is an ounce of prevention really worth a pound of cure?
    Christine Jensen
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:353-7. 2005
  55. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of whether oral contrast is necessary for the computed tomography diagnosis of appendicitis in adults
    Brock A Anderson
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, BB 431, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Surg 190:474-8. 2005
    ..There are several methods of contrast administration when performing computed tomography (CT) scanning for suspected appendicitis. In this systematic review we evaluated the diagnostic performance of CT with and without contrast material...
  56. ncbi request reprint Do antireflux operations decrease the rate of reflux-related hospitalizations in children?
    Adam B Goldin
    Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, W 7729, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98105 0371, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2326-33. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether pediatric antireflux procedures are associated with a decreased rate of reflux-related hospitalizations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Are bariatric surgical outcomes worth their cost? A systematic review
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6410, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:270-8. 2005
  58. doi request reprint The incidence and factors associated with graft infection after aortic aneurysm repair
    Todd R Vogel
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Division of Vascular Surgery, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 0019, USA
    J Vasc Surg 47:264-9. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that AGI occurs more often in patients with periprocedural nosocomial infections and less often after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Medicare and bariatric surgery
    John G Kral
    American Society for Bariatric Surgery, Gainesville, Florida 32607, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:35-63. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Processes and outcomes of care among navajo women with breast cancer
    David R Flum
    JAMA 290:1996-7. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic cholecystectomy safer than open? Administrative data gone astray
    David R Flum
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1399. 2004
  62. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of asymptomatic liver disease in patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery
    Charles Beymer
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98195 6410, USA
    Arch Surg 138:1240-4. 2003
    ..Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a form of fatty liver disease that is increasingly recognized. There are limited data on the prevalence of NASH and the role of risk factors for NASH among the morbidly obese...
  63. ncbi request reprint The asymptomatic hernia: "if it's not broken, don't fix it"
    David R Flum
    JAMA 295:328-9. 2006
  64. pmc Relationship of body mass index with demographic and clinical characteristics in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS)
    Steven H Belle
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:474-80. 2008
    ..BMI is often used to characterize patient risk in bariatric surgery. However, its relationship with other risk factors has not been well characterized...
  65. ncbi request reprint Administrative data analyses in bariatric surgery--limits of the technique
    David R Flum
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:78-81. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Where is the captain of the ship when you need her?
    Michael A Goldfarb
    Am Surg 72:1120-5; discussion 1126-48. 2006
  67. pmc Safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery: Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery
    Steven H Belle
    Data Coordinating Center, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:116-26. 2007
    ..To facilitate research in this field, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases responded to this knowledge gap by establishing the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) consortium...
  68. ncbi request reprint Hematocrit level and postsurgical outcome: powers of observation
    Farhood Farjah
    JAMA 297:2525-6. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint When not being superior may not be good enough
    Farhood Farjah
    JAMA 298:924-5. 2007
  70. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal surgery as a treatment for diabetes
    David E Cummings
    JAMA 299:341-3. 2008
  71. ncbi request reprint Should cholecystectomy be performed for asymptomatic cholelithiasis in transplant patients?
    Lillian S Kao
    Department of General Surgery, LBJ Hospital, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77026, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:302-12. 2003

Research Grants5

  1. Bariatric Surgery Outcome/Cost in Medicare Beneficiaries
    David Flum; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..3. Perform a modeled cost effectiveness analysis of bariatric procedures compared to non-surgical approaches. ..
  2. Bariatric Surgery Research Consortium
    David Flum; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Lastly the study will begin to evaluate the relationship of PYY3-36 and ghrelin and determine if it is altered by or in response to the physiologic changes associated with gastric bypass. ..
  3. Mechanisms of Glycemic Improvement Following Gastrointestinal Surgery
    David Flum; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. Mechanisms of Glycemic Improvement Following Gastrointestinal Surgery
    DAVID R contact FLUM; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  5. Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program Comparative Effectiveness Research
    David R Flum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Surgical and interventional services span the continuum of healthcare conditions and SCOAP CERTN will have immediate capacity for investigators interested in almost any of AHRQ's priority conditions. ..