Mary T Austin
Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
- Liver transplantation for childhood hepatic malignancy: a review of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) databaseMary T Austin
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
J Pediatr Surg 41:182-6. 2006..Aggregated outcomes of OLT for these hepatic malignancies have not been evaluated in the United Network for Organ Sharing national database...
- Survival after pediatric liver transplantation: why does living donation offer an advantage?Mary T Austin
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn, USA
Arch Surg 140:465-70; discussion 470-1. 2005..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) results in improved survival compared with deceased whole and split organ transplantation in children...
- Model for end-stage liver disease: did the new liver allocation policy affect waiting list mortality?Mary T Austin
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Arch Surg 142:1079-85. 2007..To examine the impact of the Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) on waiting list mortality...
- Access to pediatric liver transplantation: does regional variation play a role?Mary T Austin
Department of Surgery, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
J Gastrointest Surg 10:387-94. 2006..S. regions. Organ procurement organization specific effects and regional differences in utilization of deceased donor split and living donor organs may contribute to this variability...
- Physician predictions of graft survival following liver transplantationNathan R Hoot
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
HPB (Oxford) 9:272-6. 2007..The study aim was to assess expert clinicians' ability to predict graft survival and to compare their performance to published survival models...
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair on extracorporeal life support: a decade of lessons learnedMary T Austin
Department of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
Am Surg 70:389-95; discussion 395. 2004..We conclude that CDH repair on ECMO is technically feasible, shows similar survival to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) registry, and is associated with few bleeding complications...
- Elective intestinal operations in infants and children without mechanical bowel preparation: a pilot studyCharles M Leys
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
J Pediatr Surg 40:978-81; discussion 982. 2005..We conducted this pilot study to test whether omitting MBP before elective intestinal operations in infants and children would increase the risk of infectious or anastomotic complications...
- Creating an emergency general surgery service enhances the productivity of trauma surgeons, general surgeons and the hospitalMary T Austin
Department of Surgery, the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
J Trauma 58:906-10. 2005..The objective of this report was to evaluate the impact of this new service on CCTS, general surgeons (GS) and the hospital...
- Work-hour restrictions as an ethical dilemma for residentsRobert O Carpenter
Department of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 2730, USA
Am J Surg 191:527-32. 2006..We propose that the standardized work-hour limitations have created an ethical dilemma for residents...
- Laparoendoscopic evaluation and treatment of massive pneumoperitoneum occurring 1 year after gastrostomy tube removalWilliam P Riordan
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:601-3. 2008..A laparoendoscopic approach to evaluation and treatment of pneumoperitoneum in this setting is described...
- Endoscopic ultrasound: impact on survival in patients with esophageal cancerJason J Schrager
Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Am J Surg 190:682-6. 2005..Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is an additional staging modality to assess locoregional extent of this disease. We hypothesized that EUS may improve survival through more effective staging and better optimization of treatment...