Research 2017-06-27T16:40:51+00:00

2015

Nguyen BM, Plurad D, Abrishami S, Neville A, Putnam B, Kim DY. Utility of
Chest Computed Tomography after a “Normal” Chest Radiograph in Patients with
Thoracic Stab Wounds. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):965-8.

Keeley J, Kaji A, Kim D, Plurad D, Putnam B, Neville A. Nutritional Status
Does Not Correlate with Stump Complications in Two-stage Lower Extremity
Amputations. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):922-6.

Yan H, Maximus S, Kim JJ, Smith B, Kim D, Koopmann M, DeVirgilio C. General
Surgery Resident Vascular Operative Experience in the Era of Endovascular Surgery
and Vascular Fellowships. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):1093-6.

Kim JJ, Schwartz S, Wen J, deVirgilio C, Lobue A, Walot I, Koopmann M, Donayre
C, White RA. Comparison of Neurocognitive Outcomes after Carotid Endarterectomy
and Carotid Artery Stenting. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):1010-4.

de Virgilio C, Kim JJ. More Evidence That the Use of Venous Thromboembolism
Rates as Hospital Quality Measures May Be Off the Mark. JAMA Surg. 2015
Aug;150(8):721.

Gifford E, Kim DY, Nguyen A, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Plurad DS, de Virgilio C. The
effect of residents as teaching assistants on operative time in laparoscopic
cholecystectomy. Am J Surg. 2015 Aug 12.

Kim DY, O’Leary M, Nguyen A, Kaji A, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam
B, Plurad D. The Effect of Platelet and Desmopressin Administration on Early
Radiographic Progression of Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage. J Neurotrauma.
2015 Nov 15;32(22):1815-21.

Yan H, Maximus S, Kim JJ, Smith B, Kim D, Koopmann M, DeVirgilio C. General
Surgery Resident Vascular Operative Experience in the Era of Endovascular Surgery
and Vascular Fellowships. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):1093-6.

Kim JJ, Dhaliwal G, Kim GY, Gifford ED, Yan H, Koopmann M, Ryan T, Donayre C,
White R, Derdemezi J, DeVirgilio C. General Anesthesia Is Not Necessary for
Hemodialysis Access Surgery. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):932-5.

MacLaughlin BW, Plurad DS, Sheppard W, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville A, Smith
JA, Putnam B, Kim DY. The impact of intracranial pressure monitoring on mortality
after severe traumatic brain injury. Am J Surg. 2015 Sep 18.

Rouch JD, Wagner JP, Scott A, Sullins VF, Chen DC, DeUgarte DA, Shew SB,
Tillou A, Dunn JC, Lee SL. Innovation in Pediatric Surgical Education for General
Surgery Residents: A Mobile Web Resource. J Surg Educ. 2015;72(6):1190-4.

Scott A, Sullins VF, Steinberger D, Rouch JD, Wagner JP, Chiang E, Lee SL, Wu
BM, Dunn JC. Repeated mechanical lengthening of intestinal segments in a novel
model. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun;50(6):954-7.

Sullins VF, Traum PK, French SW, Wu BM, Dunn JC, Lee SL. A novel method of
esophageal lengthening in a large animal model of long gap esophageal atresia. J
Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun;50(6):928-32.

Maciel JD, Plurad D, Gifford E, deVirgilio C, Koopmann M, Neville A, Putnam B,
Kim DY. Predictors of Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava
Injuries Surviving to the Operating Room. Am Surg. 2015 Oct;81(10):1000-4.

Kim DY, Gifford E, Nguyen A, Moazzez A, Plurad D, Keeley J, Pham XB, Bricker
S, Bongard F, Hari D, de Virgilio C. General Surgery Residents can Be a Reliable
Resource in the Evaluation of Residency Applications. J Surg Educ. 2015
Nov-Dec;72(6):e172-6.

Gifford E, Kim DY, Nguyen A, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Plurad DS, de Virgilio C. The
effect of residents as teaching assistants on operative time in laparoscopic
cholecystectomy. Am J Surg. 2015 Aug 12.

Kim JJ, Gifford ED, Moazzez A, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft TH, Inaba K,
Jarman BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson MT, Donahue
T, Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, Lee S, Neville A, de Virgilio C. Program Factors That
Influence American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance: A
Multi-Institutional Study. J Surg Educ. 2015 Nov-Dec;72(6):e236-42.

Kim JJ, Kim DY, Kaji AH, Gifford ED, Reid C, Sidwell RA, Reeves ME, Hartranft
TH, Inaba K, Jarman BT, Are C, Galante JM, Amersi F, Smith BR, Melcher ML, Nelson
MT, Donahue T, Jacobsen G, Arnell TD, de Virgilio C. Reading Habits of General
Surgery Residents and Association With American Board of Surgery In-Training
Examination Performance. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep 1;150(9):882-9.

Kim JJ, Gifford E, Nguyen V, Kaji AH, Chisum P, Zeng A, Dukkipati R, de
Virgilio C. Increased use of brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas improves
functional primary patency. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug;62(2):442-7.

Gifford ED, Nguyen VT, Kim JJ, Schwartz SI, Chisum P, Kaji AH, Kim DY, de
Virgilio C. Variation in the learning curves of general surgery residents
performing arteriovenous fistulas. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug;72(4):761-6.

Maciel JD, Gifford E, Plurad D, de Virgilio C, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville
A, Smith J, Putnam B, Kim D. The impact of a massive transfusion protocol on
outcomes among patients with abdominal aortic injuries. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015
May;29(4):764-9.

Gifford E, Anthony C, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C, Kim DY, Plurad DS. Unrecognized
arteriosclerosis is associated with wound complications after below-knee
amputation. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb;29(2):266-71.


2014

Wu JX, Nguyen AT, de Virgilio C, Plurad DS, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Gifford E, de
Virgilio M, Ayabe R, Saltzman D, Kim D. Can it wait until morning? A comparison
of nighttime versus daytime cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Am J Surg.
2014 Dec;208(6):911-8; discussion 917-8.

Nguyen BM, Halprin C, Olimpiadi Y, Traum P, Yeh JJ, Dauphine C. Core needle
biopsy is a safe and accurate initial diagnostic procedure for suspected
lymphoma. Am J Surg. 2014 Dec;208(6):1003-8; discussion 1007-8.

Nguyen BM, Kim D, Bricker S, Bongard F, Neville A, Putnam B, Smith J, Plurad
D. Effect of marijuana use on outcomes in traumatic brain injury. Am Surg. 2014
Oct;80(10):979-83.

Nguyen A, Plurad DS, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Kim DY. Flat
or fat? Inferior vena cava ratio is a marker for occult shock in trauma patients.
J Surg Res. 2014 Dec;192(2):263-7.

Callahan DS, Neville A, Bricker S, Kim D, Putnam B, Bongard F, Plurad DS. The
effect of arginine vasopressin on organ donor procurement and lung function. J
Surg Res. 2014 Jan;186(1):452-7.

Callahan DS, Kim D, Bricker S, Neville A, Putnam B, Smith J, Bongard F, Plurad
D. Trends in organ donor management: 2002 to 2012. J Am Coll Surg. 2014
Oct;219(4):752-6.

Keeley J, Kaji A, Kim D, Yan H, Putnam BA, Plurad D, Bricker S, Neville AL.
Predictors of mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infection. Am Surg. 2014
Oct;80(10):989-93.

Wagner JP, Sullins VF, Dunn JC. Skin-derived precursors generate enteric-type
neurons in aganglionic jejunum. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec;49(12):1809-14.

Wagner JP, Sullins VF, Khalil HA, Dunn JC. A durable model of Hirschsprung’s
colon. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec;49(12):1804-8.

Sullins VF, Scott A, Wagner JP, Steinberger D, Lee SL, Wu BM, Dunn JC.
Intestinal lengthening in an innovative rodent surgical model. J Pediatr Surg.
2014 Dec;49(12):1791-4.

Wagner JP, Sullins VF, Dunn JC. Transplanted skin-derived precursor stem cells
generate enteric ganglion-like structures in vivo. J Pediatr Surg. 2014
Aug;49(8):1319-24; discussion 1324-5.

Wagner JP, Sullins VF, Dunn JC. A novel in vivo model of permanent intestinal
aganglionosis. J Surg Res. 2014 Nov;192(1):27-33.

Sullins VF, Yaghoubian A, Nguyen J, Kaji AH, Lee SL. Racial/ethnic and
socioeconomic disparities in the use of helmets in children involved in bicycle
accidents. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun;49(6):1000-3; discussion 1003.

Sullins VF, Wagner JP, Walthers CM, Chiang EK, Lee SL, Wu BM, Dunn JC.
Function of mechanically lengthened jejunum after restoration into continuity. J
Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun;49(6):971-4; discussion 974-5.

Sullins VF, Wagner JP, Suwarnasarn AT, Lee SL, Wu BM, Dunn JC. A novel
biodegradable device for intestinal lengthening. J Pediatr Surg. 2014
Jan;49(1):109-13; discussion 113.

Gifford E, Galante J, Kaji AH, Nguyen V, Nelson MT, Sidwell RA, Hartranft T,
Jarman B, Melcher M, Reeves M, Reid C, Jacobsen GR, Thompson J, Are C, Smith B,
Arnell T, Hines OJ, de Virgilio C. Factors associated with general surgery
residents’ desire to leave residency programs: a multi-institutional study. JAMA
Surg. 2014 Sep;149(9):948-53.

Schwed AC, Plurad DS, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Kim DY.
Abdominal hollow viscus injuries are associated with spine and neurologic
infections after penetrating spinal cord injuries. Am Surg. 2014
Oct;80(10):966-9.

Brian Nguyen, MD “Effects of Marijuana Use on Outcomes in Traumatic Brain
Injury.” Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons Meeting, January 2014

Brian Nguyen, MD. “Core-Needle Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Lymphoma: A Safe
and Accurate Alternative to Excisional Biopsy.” Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, January 2014.

Brian Nguyen, MD. “Core Needle Biopsy is a Safe and Accurate Initial
Diagnostic Procedure for Suspected Lymphoma.” Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, April 2014.

Jerry Kim, MD “General Anesthesia Is Not Necessary for Hemodialysis Access Surgery.” Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, January 2015.

Jerry Kim, MD Comparison of neuropsychiatric outcomes after carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting. Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, January 2015.

Jerry Kim, MD “Ultrasound vascular mapping prior to arteriovenous fistula creation undersizes vein diameter.” Academic Surgical Congress, January 2015.

Brian Nguyen, MD “Utility of Chest Tomography Following a ‘Normal’ Chest Radiograph in Patients with Thoracic Stab Wounds.” Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, January 2015.

Brian Nguyen, MD “Factors Influencing Helmet Use Among Children Involved in
Skateboarding and Snowboarding Accidents.” Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, January 2015.

Brian Nguyen, MD “The Presence of Distracting Injuries Does Not Affect Clinical Examination of the Abdomen After Blunt Hollow Viscus Injury.” Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, January 2015.

Jerry Kim, MD “Resident attitudes and study habits are predictive of ABSITE scores.” Pacific Coast Surgical Association, February 2015.

Brian Nguyen, MD “Are Trampoline Parks Safer than the Backyard: Let’s Not
Jump to Conclusions.” Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, April 2015

Brian Nguyen, MD “The Effect of Alcohol Intoxication on Physical Exam After
Blunt Hollow Viscus Injury.” Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, April 2015.

Jerry Kim, MD “Program factors that influence ABSITE performance: a multi-institutional study.” Association of Program Directors in Surgery Meeting. April 2015.

Jerry Kim, MD “General Anesthesia is Not Necessary for Hemodialysis Access Surgery.” Introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery, April 2015.

Jennifer Williams, MD “Salivary microRNA Biomarker Development for Pancreatic Cancer Detection.” Canary Foundation Early Detection Symposium, May 2015

Jerry Kim, MD “The Addition of Ultrasound Arterial Examination to Preoperative Upper Extremity Vein Mapping.” The Southern California Vascular Surgical Society, May 2015.

Jennifer Williams, MD “Extended Preoperative Therapy for Patients with Locally Advanced or Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer Produces Excellent Survival.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. October 2015.

Jerry Kim, MD “A Comparison of Brachial Artery-Brachial Vein Arteriovenous Fistulas with AV Grafts in Patients with Poor Superficial Venous Anatomy.” Western Vascular Society, September 2015.

Recipient: Jerry Kim, MD
Award: 2nd place resident paper at Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, January 2015.
“General Anesthesia Is Not Necessary for Hemodialysis Access Surgery.”

Recipient: Jerry Kim, MD
Award: First Place Trainee Presentation at The Southern California Vascular Surgical Society, May 2015.
“The Addition of Ultrasound Arterial Examination to Preoperative Upper Extremity Vein Mapping.”

Recipient: Jennifer Williams, MD
Award: SSAT Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week, May 2015.
“Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Lymph Node Involvement by Direct Tumor Extension Have Similar Survival to Those with Node-Negative Disease.”

Recipient: Ted Gifford, MD
Award: First Place at Harbor-UCLA Annual Research Day, June 2015.

Recipient: Brian MacLaughlin, MD
Award: Second Place at Harbor-UCLA Annual Research Day, June 2015

Title: Safety and Efficacy of Antibiotic Treatment of Acute Appendicitis
PI: Steven Lee, MD
Study Contact: Kyle Mock, MD

Title: Timing of Inguinal Hernia Repair in Premature Infants: A Randomized Trial
PI: Martin Blakely, MD
Site PI and Study Contact: Daniel DeUgarte, MD

Title: Validation Study of the Low-Cost Portable CAD Ultrasound System for Breast Cancer Triage in LMIC Environments
PI: Susan Love, MD
Site PI and Study Contact: Christine Dauphine, MD

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