Mary T Hawn

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Factors influencing emergency department preference for access to healthcare
    Lindsay E Brown
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
    West J Emerg Med 13:410-5. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Risk of major adverse cardiac events following noncardiac surgery in patients with coronary stents
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA 310:1462-72. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Timing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and the risk of surgical site infection
    Mary T Hawn
    Birmingham Center for Surgical and Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:649-57. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of technical outcomes for incisional hernia repair
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:648-55, 655-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Predictors of mesh explantation after incisional hernia repair
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, AL 35233, USA
    Am J Surg 202:28-33. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Surgical site infection prevention: time to move beyond the surgical care improvement program
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Medical, Surgical Acute Care Research and Transitions, Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Surg 254:494-9; discussion 499-501. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The attributable risk of smoking on surgical complications
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Surg 254:914-20. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Hospital-level variability in incisional hernia repair technique affects patient outcomes
    Mary T Hawn
    The Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surgery 149:185-91. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics for major surgical procedures
    Mary T Hawn
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:803-11. 2006
  10. pmc Impact of obesity on resource utilization for general surgical procedures
    Mary T Hawn
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Surg 241:821-6; discussion 826-8. 2005

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Publications57

  1. pmc Factors influencing emergency department preference for access to healthcare
    Lindsay E Brown
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
    West J Emerg Med 13:410-5. 2012
    ..The objective is to investigate the effect of race, insurance, socioeconomic status, and perceived health on the preference for ED use...
  2. doi request reprint Risk of major adverse cardiac events following noncardiac surgery in patients with coronary stents
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA 310:1462-72. 2013
    ..The evidence underlying these recommendations is limited and conflicting...
  3. ncbi request reprint Timing of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and the risk of surgical site infection
    Mary T Hawn
    Birmingham Center for Surgical and Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:649-57. 2013
    ..OBJECTIVE; To determine whether prophylactic antibiotic timing is associated with SSI occurrence...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of technical outcomes for incisional hernia repair
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:648-55, 655-7. 2010
    ..Mesh repair reduces recurrence rates but lacks standardization of technique. We investigated long-term outcomes of elective IHR, focusing on technical predictors of recurrence...
  5. doi request reprint Predictors of mesh explantation after incisional hernia repair
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, AL 35233, USA
    Am J Surg 202:28-33. 2011
    ..Mesh infection results in significant morbidity and challenges for subsequent abdominal wall reconstruction. The risk factors that lead to mesh explantation are not well known...
  6. doi request reprint Surgical site infection prevention: time to move beyond the surgical care improvement program
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Medical, Surgical Acute Care Research and Transitions, Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Surg 254:494-9; discussion 499-501. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) improved surgical site infection (SSI) rates using national data at the patient level for both SCIP adherence and SSI occurrence...
  7. doi request reprint The attributable risk of smoking on surgical complications
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Surg 254:914-20. 2011
    ..This study aimed to assess the attributable risk and potential benefit of smoking cessation on surgical outcomes...
  8. doi request reprint Hospital-level variability in incisional hernia repair technique affects patient outcomes
    Mary T Hawn
    The Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surgery 149:185-91. 2011
    ..We performed a multi-institutional study to understand how variation in surgical technique influences outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics for major surgical procedures
    Mary T Hawn
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:803-11. 2006
    ..Nationwide quality improvement initiatives have focused on improving the proportion of patients who receive timely prophylactic antibiotics...
  10. pmc Impact of obesity on resource utilization for general surgical procedures
    Mary T Hawn
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Surg 241:821-6; discussion 826-8. 2005
    ..To determine the impact of the obesity epidemic on workload for general surgeons...
  11. pmc Adverse effects of smoking on postoperative outcomes in cancer patients
    Csaba Gajdos
    Department of Surgery, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1430-8. 2012
    ..The possible negative effects of smoking on postoperative outcomes have not been well studied in cancer patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk of complications from enterotomy or unplanned bowel resection during elective hernia repair
    Stephen H Gray
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, KB 429, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Surg 143:582-6. 2008
    ..Enterotomy or unplanned bowel resection (EBR) may occur during elective incisional hernia repair (IHR) and significantly affects surgical outcomes and hospital resource use...
  13. doi request reprint The incidence and timing of noncardiac surgery after cardiac stent implantation
    Mary T Hawn
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:658-66; discussion 666-7. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Association between Surgical Care Improvement Program venous thromboembolism measures and postoperative events
    Laura K Altom
    The Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am J Surg 204:591-7. 2012
    ..There are little data on whether these measures reduce VTE rates. This study proposed to examine associations between SCIP-VTE adherence and VTE rates...
  15. doi request reprint Preoperative oral antibiotics reduce surgical site infection following elective colorectal resections
    Jamie A Cannon
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:1160-6. 2012
    ..Currently, the administration of oral antibiotics is controversial and considered ineffective without mechanical bowel preparation...
  16. doi request reprint Variation in mesh placement for ventral hernia repair: an opportunity for process improvement?
    Stephen H Gray
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Surg 196:201-6. 2008
    ..Incisional hernia repair (IHR) with mesh has been associated with decreased hernia recurrence. We analyzed variation in mesh use for IHR...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of mesh type and position on subsequent abdominal operations after incisional hernia repair
    Christopher W Snyder
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:496-502; discussion 502-4. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of repair type and technique on the difficulty and complications of subsequent surgery...
  18. ncbi request reprint Coronary stents and subsequent surgery: reported provider attitudes and practice patterns
    Laura A Graham
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am Surg 79:514-23. 2013
    ..Understanding reasons behind the variation and outcomes of various antiplatelet management strategies are important steps in optimizing care of patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery...
  19. doi request reprint Oral antibiotic bowel preparation reduces length of stay and readmissions after colorectal surgery
    Galina D Toneva
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:756-62; discussion 762-3. 2013
    ..Oral antibiotic bowel preparation (OABP) before colorectal resection has been shown to reduce surgical site infections. We examined whether OABP decreases length of stay (LOS) and readmissions for colorectal surgery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Outcomes for incisional hernia repair in patients undergoing concomitant surgical procedures
    Laura K Altom
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am Surg 78:243-9. 2012
    ..The high failure rate of hernia repairs among same site concomitant procedures should be taken into account during the surgical decision-making process...
  21. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of emergent incisional hernia repair
    Laura K Altom
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am Surg 77:971-6. 2011
    ..These data suggest that technical outcomes for emergent repairs approach those of elective operations...
  22. doi request reprint Multiple preoperative endoscopic interventions are associated with worse outcomes after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia
    Christopher W Snyder
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:2095-103. 2009
    ..We compared outcomes in patients with and without multiple preoperative endoscopic interventions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Toward prospective identification of high-risk surgical patients
    Joshua S Richman
    C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35222, USA
    Am Surg 78:755-60. 2012
    ..Adverse postoperative events are concentrated among patients identifiable preoperatively as high risk. Preoperative risk assessment could allow for efficient interventions targeted to high-risk patients...
  24. doi request reprint Choice of intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery does matter
    Rhiannon J Deierhoi
    The Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, AL Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    J Am Coll Surg 217:763-9. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that surgical site infection (SSI) rates may vary depending on the choice of antibiotic prophylaxis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Retention of colonoscopy skills after virtual reality simulator training by independent and proctored methods
    Christopher W Snyder
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    Am Surg 76:743-6. 2010
    ..Error avoidance skills may not be retained as well as speed and efficiency skills...
  26. ncbi request reprint Obesity status and use of general surgery resources
    Kelly R Finan
    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am Surg 71:963-9; discussion 969-70. 2005
    ..This study demonstrates there is a greater use of general surgery services, particularly cholecystectomy and mastectomy, in obese patients than predicted by the prevalence of obesity in the population...
  27. ncbi request reprint Predictors of wound infection in ventral hernia repair
    Kelly R Finan
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Surg 190:676-81. 2005
    ..Postoperative wound infection is a significant risk factor for recurrence after ventral hernia repair (VHR). The current study examines patient- and procedure-specific variables associated with wound infection...
  28. doi request reprint Association of timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics for major surgical procedures and surgical site infection
    Mary T Hawn
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:814-9; discussion 819-21. 2008
    ..We performed an analysis of patients undergoing major surgical operations to determine if SIP-1 was associated with surgical site infection (SSI) rates in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals...
  29. ncbi request reprint Risk of major nonemergent inpatient general surgical procedures in patients on long-term dialysis
    Csaba Gajdos
    Division of GI, Tumor, and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:137-43. 2013
    ..Patients on long-term dialysis undergoing major nonemergent general surgical procedures are thought to have high rates of postoperative complications and death...
  30. doi request reprint Agreement between patient survey and medical chart: Pitfalls in measurement strategies for hernia recurrence
    Laura A Graham
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surgery 150:371-8. 2011
    ..We examined agreement, predictors of agreement, and relative accuracy of patient survey and MCA for assessment of outcomes of incisional hernia repair (IHR)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Elective surgical case cancellation in the Veterans Health Administration system: identifying areas for improvement
    Joshua L Argo
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Surg 198:600-6. 2009
    ..This study evaluated elective surgical case cancellation (CC) rates, reasons for these cancellations, and identified areas for improvement within the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system...
  32. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of cholecystectomy after endoscopic sphincterotomy for choledocholithiasis
    Nechol L Allen
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, KB 417 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:292-6. 2006
    ..Pre-ES serum bilirubin is useful in identifying patients who may not have a successful laparoscopic approach at cholecystectomy...
  33. doi request reprint Effects of virtual reality simulator training method and observational learning on surgical performance
    Christopher W Snyder
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1922 7th Avenue South, KB 428, Birmingham, AL 35294 0016, USA
    World J Surg 35:245-52. 2011
    ..Virtual reality (VR) simulators and Web-based instructional videos are valuable supplemental training resources in surgical programs, but it is unclear how to optimally integrate them into minimally invasive surgical training...
  34. doi request reprint Umbilical herniorrhapy in cirrhosis: improved outcomes with elective repair
    Stephen H Gray
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:675-81. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the effect of cirrhosis on elective and emergent umbilical herniorrhapy outcomes...
  35. ncbi request reprint The relationship between timing of surgical complications and hospital readmission
    Melanie S Morris
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions C SMART, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama2Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    JAMA Surg 149:348-54. 2014
    ..Readmissions after surgery are costly and may reflect quality of care in the index hospitalization...
  36. doi request reprint Descriptive operative reports: teaching, learning, and milestones to safe surgery
    John R Porterfield
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Surg Educ 68:452-8. 2011
    ..However, the construct of these reports varies widely among surgeons and is rarely formally taught and not tested formally during surgical training or board certification...
  37. doi request reprint Surgical progress in inguinal and ventral incisional hernia repair
    Stephen H Gray
    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, KB 429, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:17-26, vii. 2008
    ..The goals of this article are to describe the history of hernia repair and how innovations in surgical technique, prosthetics, and technology have shaped current practice...
  38. ncbi request reprint Economical and clinical outcomes of alternative treatment strategies in the management of common bile duct stones in the elderly: wait and see or surgery?
    Britt B Drake
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:746-52. 2006
    ..Using decision analysis, we explored the economic implications of cholecystectomy versus expectant management following ERC-S in elderly patients with CBDS...
  39. doi request reprint Prevention of post-operative leak following laparoscopic Heller myotomy
    Kelly R Finan
    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, KB 417 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:200-5. 2009
    ..Post-operative leaks cause significant morbidity and impair functional outcome. This study assesses the efficacy of intra-operative leak testing on post-operative leak rate...
  40. ncbi request reprint Does cholecystectomy prior to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer affect outcome?
    Stephen H Gray
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am Surg 74:602-5; discussion 605-6. 2008
    ..For patients older than 65 years of age, further evaluation prior to cholecystectomy may be necessary to exclude pancreatic cancer, especially patients with jaundice, weight loss, and steatorrhea...
  41. ncbi request reprint Improvement in gastrointestinal symptoms and quality of life after cholecystectomy
    Kelly R Finan
    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Surg 192:196-202. 2006
    ..This study assesses the effectiveness of LC on reduction in gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and the impact on quality of life (QOL)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Unplanned intubation after surgery: risk factors, prognosis, and medical emergency team effects
    Christopher W Snyder
    Department of Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am Surg 75:834-8. 2009
    ..Incidence rates of unplanned intubation did not change significantly after MET deployment, suggesting that other strategies are needed to prevent this rare but highly morbid and mortal event...
  43. ncbi request reprint Variation in Institutional Review processes for a multisite observational study
    Catherine C Vick
    Deep South Center on Effectiveness, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Surg 190:805-9. 2005
    ..This study examines the burden of multisite IRB approval on a Health Services Research and Development (HSRD) ventral hernia outcomes observational study...
  44. doi request reprint The risk of major elective vascular surgical procedures in patients with end-stage renal disease
    Csaba Gajdos
    Section of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Ann Surg 257:766-73. 2013
    ..To examine the postoperative complications and death rate of major elective vascular surgery procedures in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes after inguinal herniorrhaphy
    Mary T Hawn
    Deep South Center for Effectiveness Research, Birmingham VA Medical Center and Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surgery 140:198-205. 2006
    ..We studied the effect of hernia recurrence and complications on PRO for participants in the Veterans Affairs trial of Open or Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal Hernia...
  46. ncbi request reprint A 100% departmental mortality review improves observed-to-expected mortality ratios and University HealthSystem Consortium rankings
    Martin J Heslin
    Department of Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:554-62. 2014
    ..A review of our department's data identified opportunities for improvement. We began a surgeon-led 100% review of mortality, PSIs, and HACs to improve patient care and surgeon awareness of these metrics...
  47. doi request reprint Adverse cardiac events in patients with coronary stents undergoing noncardiac surgery: a systematic review
    Robert H Hollis
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Surg 204:494-501. 2012
    ..When patients with drug-eluting stents (DES) present for surgery, current guidelines recommend delaying elective surgeries until 1 year of dual antiplatelet therapy has been completed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Surgical approach to gastroesophageal reflux disease: what the radiologist needs to know
    Cheri L Canon
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Radiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35249 6830, USA
    Radiographics 25:1485-99. 2005
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Technical aspects and early results of robotic esophagectomy with chest anastomosis
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:90-6. 2013
    ..Minimally invasive esophagectomy with a chest anastomosis has advantages. We present technical lessons learned and early results...
  50. ncbi request reprint All-cause mortality after tracheostomy at a tertiary care hospital over a 10-month period
    Alexandra E Kejner
    University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 146:918-22. 2012
    ..To evaluate perioperative mortality after tracheostomy in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing routine tracheostomy over a 10-month period...
  51. doi request reprint Advances in abdominal wall hernia repair. Preface
    Kamal M F Itani
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Health Care System and Boston University, 1400 VFW Parkway, Boston, MA 02132, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:xvii-xix. 2008
  52. doi request reprint Proficiency-based laparoscopic and endoscopic training with virtual reality simulators: a comparison of proctored and independent approaches
    Christopher W Snyder
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    J Surg Educ 66:201-7. 2009
    ..However, the cost of such training in terms of trainee and instructor time may vary depending upon whether an independent or proctored approach is employed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effect of elective inguinal hernia repair on urinary symptom burden in men
    Rhiannon D Reed
    Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research and Transitions, VAMC, Birmingham, AL, USA Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Surg 208:180-6. 2014
    ..Our study sought to examine the prevalence of urinary symptoms in men undergoing hernia repair and whether there is an association between symptoms and short-term outcomes...
  54. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous transhepatic duodenal diversion for the management of duodenal fistulae
    Jessica G Zarzour
    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1103-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the success of the nonoperative management of persistent duodenal fistulae (DF) with percutaneous transhepatic duodenal diversion (PTDD)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer in pregnancy
    Alex Minter
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Cancer Control 12:196-202. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Serum lactic acid determines the outcomes of CT diagnosis of pneumatosis of the gastrointestinal tract
    Mary T Hawn
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0016, USA
    Am Surg 70:19-23; discussion 23-4. 2004
    ..Serum LA level > 2.0 mmol/L at time of diagnosis is associated with a greater than 80 per cent mortality. Surgical consultation is necessary to determine which patients need urgent surgical intervention...
  57. ncbi request reprint Treating obesity: there is no free lunch
    Mary T Hawn
    Med Care 44:703-5. 2006