Leigh Neumayer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair: effect of experience and age
    Leigh A Neumayer
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, USA
    Ann Surg 242:344-8; discussion 348-52. 2005
  2. pmc High-frequency ultrasound for intraoperative margin assessments in breast conservation surgery: a feasibility study
    Timothy E Doyle
    Department of Physics, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT 84058, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:444. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of women medical students and their influence on career choice
    Leigh Neumayer
    Salt Lake City VAMC, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 183:146-50. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Design and conduct issues in surgical clinical trials
    Leigh Neumayer
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 188:17S-21S. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Open mesh versus laparoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia
    Leigh Neumayer
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84148, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:1819-27. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Imaging in appendicitis: a review with special emphasis on the treatment of women
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Surgery, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, and the University of Utah, 84132, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1404-9. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Mentoring: the VA experience
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Surgery, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 186:417-9. 2003
  8. doi request reprint How do (and why should) I use the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program?
    Leigh Neumayer
    University of Utah and Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S36-40. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Honor, respect, and passion
    Leigh Neumayer
    Salt Lake City VA Health Care System and the Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 185:503-6. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of journal articles and grand rounds on practice: CT scanning in appendicitis
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City Health Care System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:338-41. 2002

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  1. pmc Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair: effect of experience and age
    Leigh A Neumayer
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, USA
    Ann Surg 242:344-8; discussion 348-52. 2005
    ..We examined the influence of surgeon age and other factors on proficiency in laparoscopic or open hernia repair...
  2. pmc High-frequency ultrasound for intraoperative margin assessments in breast conservation surgery: a feasibility study
    Timothy E Doyle
    Department of Physics, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT 84058, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:444. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if high-frequency ultrasound (20-80 MHz) can provide pathology sensitive measurements for the ex vivo detection of cancer in margins during breast conservation surgery...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of women medical students and their influence on career choice
    Leigh Neumayer
    Salt Lake City VAMC, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 183:146-50. 2002
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  4. ncbi request reprint Design and conduct issues in surgical clinical trials
    Leigh Neumayer
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 188:17S-21S. 2004
    ..Using the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Hernia Trial as a case study, this article explores the potential problems and solutions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Open mesh versus laparoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia
    Leigh Neumayer
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84148, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:1819-27. 2004
    ..Repair of inguinal hernias in men is a common surgical procedure, but the most effective surgical technique is unknown...
  6. ncbi request reprint Imaging in appendicitis: a review with special emphasis on the treatment of women
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Surgery, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, and the University of Utah, 84132, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1404-9. 2003
    ..In recent years, computed tomographic (CT) scan has been advocated as a diagnostic aid. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the accuracy of CT scan in diagnosing appendicitis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mentoring: the VA experience
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Surgery, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 186:417-9. 2003
  8. doi request reprint How do (and why should) I use the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program?
    Leigh Neumayer
    University of Utah and Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 198:S36-40. 2009
    ..The objective of this article is to understand the internal and external motivations for using the NSQIP and how NSQIP data can be used to improve outcomes. We also outline several methods to identify the opportunities for improvement...
  9. ncbi request reprint Honor, respect, and passion
    Leigh Neumayer
    Salt Lake City VA Health Care System and the Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 185:503-6. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of journal articles and grand rounds on practice: CT scanning in appendicitis
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City Health Care System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:338-41. 2002
    ..012). The use of CT scanning in appendicitis increased both after publication of a report in a high-impact journal and after review during grand rounds. A rate of CT scanning above 45% appeared to affect outcomes as well...
  11. ncbi request reprint The state of general surgery residency in the United States: program director perspectives, 2001
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City 84132, USA
    Arch Surg 137:1262-5. 2002
    ..Current demographic patterns and lifestyle factors of general surgery residents may contribute to recent changes in recruitment patterns...
  12. doi request reprint Successful implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in the private sector: the Patient Safety in Surgery study
    Shukri F Khuri
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA 02132, USA
    Ann Surg 248:329-36. 2008
    ..We sought to determine if NSQIP methods and risk models were applicable to private sector (PS) hospitals and if implementation of the NSQIP in the PS would be associated with reductions in adverse postoperative outcomes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tension-free inguinal hernia repair: the design of a trial to compare open and laparoscopic surgical techniques
    Leigh Neumayer
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 196:743-52. 2003
    ..Approximately 700,000 herniorrhaphies are performed each year in the United States. The most effective method of repair of an inguinal hernia is not known...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adrenalectomy in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Florence E Turrentine
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1273-83. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic resection in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Robert E Glasgow
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1252-60. 2007
    ..This study aims to describe the 30-day morbidity and mortality for pancreatectomy and to compare outcomes between private-sector and Veterans Affairs hospitals using multiinstitutional data...
  16. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer surgery in Veterans Affairs and selected university medical centers: results of the patient safety in surgery study
    Leigh Neumayer
    George E Whalen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1235-41. 2007
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  17. doi request reprint Barriers to advancement in academic surgery: views of senior residents and early career faculty
    Amalia Cochran
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, SOM 3B313, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:661-6. 2013
    ..A significant faculty attrition rate exists in academic surgery. The authors hypothesized that senior residents and early-career faculty members have different perceptions of advancement barriers in academic surgery...
  18. ncbi request reprint Transthoracic versus transhiatal esophagectomy: a prospective study of 945 patients
    Jeffrey Rentz
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2301, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1114-20. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Multivariable predictors of postoperative surgical site infection after general and vascular surgery: results from the patient safety in surgery study
    Leigh Neumayer
    Department of Surgery, George E Whalen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1178-87. 2007
    ..Surgical site infection (SSI) is a potentially preventable complication. We developed and tested a model to predict patients at high risk for surgical site infection...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in patient care, surgical education, research and faculty development
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University, 330 Cedar St, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Surg 190:662-75. 2005
    ..The VA will continue its leadership position in the healthcare arena if it can successfully address the challenges facing it...
  21. doi request reprint Inguinal hernia in the 21st century: an evidence-based review
    R Douglas Matthews
    Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 45:261-312. 2008
  22. doi request reprint Trends, outcomes, and predictors of open and conversion to open cholecystectomy in Veterans Health Administration hospitals
    Haytham M A Kaafarani
    Department of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA, USA
    Am J Surg 200:32-40. 2010
    ..Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) accounts for more than 85% of cholecystectomies. Factors prompting open cholecystectomy (OC) or conversion from LC to OC (CONV) are not completely understood...
  23. doi request reprint Surgical site infection prevention: the importance of operative duration and blood transfusion--results of the first American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Best Practices Initiative
    Darrell A Campbell
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:810-20. 2008
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  24. doi request reprint Inguinal hernia in the 21st century: an evidence-based review. In brief
    R Douglas Matthews
    Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 45:257-9. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of inguinal hernia
    Brian Reuben
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System and University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Room 3B110, SOM, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Adv Surg 40:299-317. 2006
    ..Surgeons need to look at their own numbers and experience to decide which approach is better given the clinical situation based on their proficiency with the various techniques...
  26. ncbi request reprint Utility of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of parathyroid adenomas for localization before minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    Devaprabu Abraham
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Endocr Pract 13:333-7. 2007
    ..To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and measurement of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the aspirate (FNA/PTH) as a preoperative localization procedure...
  27. ncbi request reprint Variations reported in surgical practice for bleeding duodenal ulcers
    Brian C Reuben
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 192:e42-5. 2006
    ..To determine the current surgical management of bleeding duodenal ulcers in our program, faculty (FAC) and residents (RES) were surveyed...
  28. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetic mapping for lesion classification in dynamic breast MRI
    Matthias C Schabel
    University of Utah Department of Radiology, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 31:1371-8. 2010
    ..To prospectively investigate whether a rapid dynamic MRI protocol, in conjunction with pharmacokinetic modeling, could provide diagnostically useful information for discriminating biopsy-proven benign lesions from malignancies...
  29. ncbi request reprint Does the National Board of Medical Examiners' Surgery Subtest level the playing field?
    Brooke Hermanson
    Surgical Services, George E Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 188:520-1. 2004
    ..We sought to determine if scores on the National Board of Medical Examiners' Surgery Subject Examination (NBME-SS) correlated with ward assessment of Fund of Knowledge and how the NBME-SS scores impacted surgery clerkship grade...
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Open repair of inguinal hernia: an evidence-based review
    Benjamin Woods
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:139-55, ix-x. 2008
    ..Current recommendations from this review include the routine use of mesh in primary repair of inguinal hernia and the need to counsel patients preoperatively about the risk of chronic postoperative groin pain...
  32. ncbi request reprint Clinical research
    Leigh Neumayer
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City VA Health Care System, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 192:264-6. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Overnight activities of medical students on call: is it really educational?
    Jaron McMullin
    University of Utah School of Medicine and the Salt Lake City VA Healthcare System, 30 North 1900 East, Room 3B410, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 191:268-71. 2006
    ..To validate self-report of activities and to assess time allocation of medical students taking in-house call during their third-year surgery clerkship...
  34. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with postoperative complications and hernia recurrence for patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair: a report from the VA Cooperative Hernia Study Group
    Richard D Matthews
    George E Wahlen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System and University of Utah Department of Surgery, VAMC 112, 500 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, USA
    Am J Surg 194:611-7. 2007
    ..We sought to determine perioperative variables predictive of complications or recurrence for patients undergoing surgical repair of inguinal hernias...
  35. ncbi request reprint Trends and predictors for vagotomy when performing oversew of acute bleeding duodenal ulcer in the United States
    Brian C Reuben
    George E Whalen Salt Lake City VA Health Care System and, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:22-8. 2007
    ..In the era of Helicobacter pylori treatment, the role of vagotomy in bleeding duodenal ulcers is debatable. National outcomes were evaluated to determine the current surgical treatment and use of vagotomy for bleeding duodenal ulcers...
  36. doi request reprint A population-based study of breast cancer-specific survival following mastectomy and immediate or early-delayed breast reconstruction
    Jayant Agarwal
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Breast J 18:226-32. 2012
    ..Further research is required to understand the nature of this relationship...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prognostic models of abdominal wound dehiscence after laparotomy
    Clinton Webster
    VA Salt Lake City Health Care System University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Surg Res 109:130-7. 2003
    ..Portions of the prospective, multi-institutional National Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program were used to develop and validate a perioperative risk index to predict abdominal wound dehiscence after laparotomy...
  38. ncbi request reprint How medical students define surgical mentors
    Amalia Cochran
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 30 N 1900 East, Room 3C410, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 187:698-701. 2004
    ..Current literature does not define ideal qualities of surgical mentors. We sought to define mentoring qualities desired by medical students in attending and resident surgeons...
  39. ncbi request reprint An Internet-based survey of factors influencing medical student selection of a general surgery career
    Amalia Cochran
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Am J Surg 189:742-6. 2005
    ..This study descriptively analyzes characteristics of general surgery residency and practice and their influence on student interest in surgical careers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after esophagectomy: a ten-year prospective cohort
    Stephen H Bailey
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:217-22; discussion 222. 2003
    ..We used this database to assess risk factors for morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers from 1991 to 2001...
  41. ncbi request reprint Does a general surgery clerkship influence student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers?
    Amalia Cochran
    Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Surgery 134:153-7. 2003
    ..We evaluated the impact of a general surgery clerkship on medical student perceptions of surgeons and surgical careers and of the clerkship on student interest in surgical careers...
  42. ncbi request reprint Watchful waiting vs repair of inguinal hernia in minimally symptomatic men: a randomized clinical trial
    Robert J Fitzgibbons
    Department of Surgery, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb, USA
    JAMA 295:285-92. 2006
    ..Many men with inguinal hernia have minimal symptoms. Whether deferring surgical repair is a safe and acceptable option has not been assessed...
  43. doi request reprint Recent trends and predictors in immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy in the United States
    Brian C Reuben
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Surg 198:237-43. 2009
    ..Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy has increased in frequency during the past decade, but the socioeconomic and patient factors have yet to be fully identified...
  44. pmc Does resident post graduate year influence the outcomes of inguinal hernia repair?
    Mark Wilkiemeyer
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Surg 241:879-82; discussion 882-4. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effect of the postgraduate medical education level (PGY) of surgery residents on recurrence of inguinal hernia, complications, and operative time...
  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. doi 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Comparing outcomes after transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy: a 5-year prospective cohort of 17,395 patients
    Rafe C Connors
    Department of Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:735-40. 2007
    ..To definitively answer this question, we used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database to compare morbidity and mortality after THE and TTE...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparison of risk-adjusted 30-day postoperative mortality and morbidity in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and selected university medical centers: general surgical operations in men
    William G Henderson
    University of Colorado Health Outcomes Program, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:1103-14. 2007
    ....