Irina Yermilov

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint How to measure the quality of surgery-related web sites
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 74:997-1000. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Behavioral factors associated with successful weight loss after gastric bypass
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, 10833 LeConte Avenue, 72 215 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am Surg 76:1139-42. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Readmissions following pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreas cancer: a population-based appraisal
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:554-61. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Preoperative predictors of weight loss following bariatric surgery: systematic review
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 LeConte Ave, 72 215 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Obes Surg 22:70-89. 2012
  5. pmc Exercise following bariatric surgery: systematic review
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 LeConte Ave, 72 215 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Obes Surg 20:657-65. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Using breast cancer quality indicators in a vulnerable population
    Formosa Chen
    Department of Surgery, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA
    Cancer 117:3311-21. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Are 12 nodes needed to accurately stage T1 and T2 colon cancers?
    Melinda A Maggard
    Department of Surgery, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:640-7. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Appropriateness criteria for bariatric surgery: beyond the NIH guidelines
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1521-7. 2009
  9. doi request reprint What is the quality of surgery-related information on the internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:580-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Utilization of parenteral nutrition following pancreaticoduodenectomy: is routine jejunostomy tube placement warranted?
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1582-8. 2009

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint How to measure the quality of surgery-related web sites
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 74:997-1000. 2008
    ..This score shows promise in increasing efficiency of surgical practices by providing a way in which we can evaluate web sites and encourage our patients to become well informed by reading only high-quality web sites...
  2. ncbi request reprint Behavioral factors associated with successful weight loss after gastric bypass
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, 10833 LeConte Avenue, 72 215 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am Surg 76:1139-42. 2010
    ..9, P < 0.01). These factors should be addressed in prospective studies of weight loss after bariatric surgery, as they may identify patients at risk for weight loss failure who may benefit from early tailored interventions...
  3. doi request reprint Readmissions following pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreas cancer: a population-based appraisal
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:554-61. 2009
    ..Fifty-nine percent of patients were readmitted within 1 year after pancreaticoduodenectomy and 47% were readmitted to a secondary hospital...
  4. doi request reprint Preoperative predictors of weight loss following bariatric surgery: systematic review
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 LeConte Ave, 72 215 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Obes Surg 22:70-89. 2012
    ..Surgery generates substantial weight loss, but 20-30% fails to achieve successful weight loss. Our objective was to identify preoperative psychosocial factors associated with weight loss following bariatric surgery...
  5. pmc Exercise following bariatric surgery: systematic review
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 LeConte Ave, 72 215 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Obes Surg 20:657-65. 2010
    ..Further research is necessary to determine the recommended activity guidelines for this patient population...
  6. doi request reprint Using breast cancer quality indicators in a vulnerable population
    Formosa Chen
    Department of Surgery, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA, USA
    Cancer 117:3311-21. 2011
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  7. doi request reprint Are 12 nodes needed to accurately stage T1 and T2 colon cancers?
    Melinda A Maggard
    Department of Surgery, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:640-7. 2009
    ..For T1 tumors, 4 nodes had 24% lower hazard of death compared to <4. For T2 tumors, 10 nodes had the biggest survival impact, 15% lower hazard of death. In conclusion, the number of nodes to stage T1 and T2 lesions may be <12...
  8. doi request reprint Appropriateness criteria for bariatric surgery: beyond the NIH guidelines
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1521-7. 2009
    ..Only for the most severe degrees of comorbidities were adolescent and elderly patients deemed appropriate for surgery. Patient selection for bariatric procedures should include consideration of both patient age and comorbidity severity...
  9. doi request reprint What is the quality of surgery-related information on the internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, Greater West Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:580-6. 2008
    ..Our goal was to determine specific characteristics of Web search results that yield high-quality information and can be discerned easily by patients...
  10. doi request reprint Utilization of parenteral nutrition following pancreaticoduodenectomy: is routine jejunostomy tube placement warranted?
    Irina Yermilov
    Department of Surgery, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1582-8. 2009
    ..This study analyzes the utilization of parenteral nutrition (TPN) during the surgical admission as evidence for or against routine jejunostomy placement...
  11. doi request reprint Does weight loss immediately before bariatric surgery improve outcomes: a systematic review
    Masha Livhits
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:713-21. 2009
    ..In the present study, we sought to determine the effect of preoperative weight loss on postoperative outcomes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Improving breast cancer quality of care with the use of patient navigators
    Formosa Chen
    Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, USA
    Am Surg 76:1043-6. 2010
    ..In populations in which cultural, linguistic, and financial barriers are prevalent, navigator programs can be effective in narrowing the observed gaps in the quality of cancer care...
  13. doi request reprint Pregnancy and fertility following bariatric surgery: a systematic review
    Melinda A Maggard
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    JAMA 300:2286-96. 2008
    ..Use of bariatric surgery has increased dramatically during the past 10 years, particularly among women of reproductive age...
  14. ncbi request reprint Is high BMI associated with specific complications after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass?
    Janak Parikh
    Department of Surgery, Center for the Health Sciences, Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    Am Surg 73:959-62. 2007
    ..43, P = 0.04). These results suggest that high BMI patients may be better candidates for other types of weight loss surgery, such as staged procedures, and that surgeons early in their career should operate on patients with lower BMI...
  15. ncbi request reprint How much do standardized forms improve the documentation of quality of care?
    Janak A Parikh
    Department of Surgery, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Surg Res 143:158-63. 2007
    ..Chart abstraction is a common method for measuring the quality of surgical care. In this study we examine how the use of standardized operative dictation and history forms improves documentation rates of bariatric quality measures...