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Outbreak or pseudo-outbreak? Integrating SARS-CoV-2 sequencing to validate infection control practices in a dialysis facility.

Bridget L Pfaff, Craig S Richmond, Arick P Sabin, Deena M Athas, Jessica C Adams, Megan E Meller, Kumari Usha, Sarah A Schmitz, Brian J Simmons, Andrew J Borgert, Paraic A Kenny,

<h4>Background</h4>The COVID-19 pandemic poses a particularly high risk for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients so rapid identification of case clusters in ESRD facilities is essential. Nevertheless, with high community prevalence, a series of ESRD patients may test positive contemporaneously for reasons unrelated to their shared ESRD facility. Here we ... Read more >>

Am J Infect Control (American journal of infection control)
[2021, :]

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Epidemiology, Management, and Outcomes of Accidental Hypothermia: A Multicenter Study of Regional Care.

Jessica M Rasmussen, Thomas H Cogbill, Andrew J Borgert, Susan M Frankki, Kara J Kallies, Jennifer C Roberts, Daniel C Cullinane, Colleen Renier, Theo Woehrle, Steven D Eyer, Savo Bou Zein Eddine, Marshall Beckman, Christine J Waller,

<h4>Background</h4>Hypothermia is an uncommon, potentially life-threatening condition. We hypothesized (1) advanced rewarming techniques were more frequent with increased hypothermia severity, (2) active rewarming is increasingly performed with smaller intravascular catheters and decreased cardiopulmonary bypass, and (3) mortality was associated with age, hypothermia severity, and type.<h4>Methods</h4>Trauma patients with temperatures <35°C at ... Read more >>

Am Surg (The American surgeon)
[2020, :3134820984869]

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Validation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 in Patients Seeking Bariatric Surgery.

Afton M Koball, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Karen Grothe, Gretchen Ames, Ashley N Gearhardt,

<h4>Background</h4>The Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) was developed in 2009 to assess food addiction (FA); a revised version was released in 2016 (YFAS 2.0). The objective of this study was to determine the statistical and clinical validity of the YFAS 2.0 in adults seeking bariatric surgery.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients who underwent a preoperative ... Read more >>

Obes Surg (Obesity surgery)
[2021, 31(4):1533-1540]

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Outbreak or pseudo-outbreak? Integrating SARS-CoV-2 sequencing to validate infection control practices in an end stage renal disease facility

Bridget Pfaff, Craig Richmond, Arick Sabin, Deena Athas, Jessica Adams, Megan Meller, Kumari Usha, Sarah Schmitz, Brian Simmons, Andrew Borgert, Paraic Kenny,

<h4>ABSTRACT</h4> <h4>Background</h4> The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 poses a particularly high risk for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients and led to a need for facility-wide control plans to prevent introduction and spread of infection within ESRD facilities. Rapid identification of clusters of contemporaneous cases is essential, as these may ... Read more >>

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The role of palliative care in acute trauma: When is it appropriate?

Brendon M Esquibel, Christine J Waller, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Thomas D Harter, Thomas H Cogbill,

<h4>Introduction</h4>We hypothesized that trauma providers are reticent to consider palliative measures in acute trauma care.<h4>Methods</h4>An electronic survey based on four patient scenarios with identical vital signs and serious blunt injuries, but differing ages and frailty scores was sent to WTA and EAST members.<h4>Results</h4>509 (24%) providers completed the survey. Providers supported ... Read more >>

Am J Surg (American journal of surgery)
[2020, 220(6):1456-1461]

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Infant Vaccinations among Mothers with Substance-Use Disorders: A Comparative Study.

Ann C Falkenberg-Olson, Karen L Hayter, Renee A Holzer, Jayne M Laylan, Andrew J Borgert, Ann E Budzak Garza,

<b>Introduction:</b> Infants of mothers with substance use disorder (SUD) are exposed to complex social environments and increased childhood health risks that can lead to adverse consequences throughout the lifespan. GunderKids, a voluntary, specialized, comprehensive pediatric care management program, was developed to mitigate many of these adverse consequences. Our organization is ... Read more >>

Clin Med Res (Clinical medicine & research)
[2021, 19(1):3-9]

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Is Chief Resident Autonomy Safe for Patients? An Analysis of Quality in Training Initiative (QITI) Data to Assess Chief Resident Performance.

Colby J Seegmiller, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Benjamin T Jarman,

<h4>Objective</h4>A chief resident service (CRS) provides a unique environment to assess competence throughout all aspects of patient care. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and Quality in Training Initiative databases are utilized to assess patient outcomes by individual residents with institutional and national comparisons. We hypothesized ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2020, 77(6):e164-e171]

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Lack of Correlation Between Subjective and Objective Measures of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Call for a Novel Validated Assessment Tool.

Brittany L Kothari, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Shanu N Kothari,

<i>Background.</i> Objective measures including the DeMeester score, lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, acid exposure time, and body mass index (BMI) are used to determine gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) severity and eligibility for various antireflux surgical procedures. The GERD Health-Related Quality of Life (GERD-HRQL) survey is widely used to evaluate patients' ... Read more >>

Surg Innov (Surgical innovation)
[2021, 28(3):290-294]

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External Validation of AJCC Eighth Edition of Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Staging Among African Americans.

Dipesh Uprety, Andrew J Borgert, Alec J Fitzsimmons, Benjamin M Parsons,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) eighth staging classification system for non-small-cell lung cancer was based on data from a multinational study consisting of 94,708 patients. African Americans were not included in this large database.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The authors aimed to compare the performance of the AJCC eighth staging system ... Read more >>

Clin Lung Cancer (Clinical lung cancer)
[2021, 22(3):e371-e378]

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Career Satisfaction, Gender Bias, and Work-Life Balance: A Contemporary Assessment of General Surgeons.

Jessica M Rasmussen, Melissa M Najarian, Jill S Ties, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Benjamin T Jarman,

<h4>Objective</h4>To identify factors and patterns of career and life satisfaction among general surgery residency graduates who completed all of their general surgery training after the implementation of duty hour restrictions.<h4>Design</h4>A 91-point electronic survey was distributed to assess experiences during medical school, residency, current surgical practice and work-life balance. Descriptive statistics ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2021, 78(1):119-125]

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Underrepresented Minorities in General Surgery Residency: Analysis of Interviewed Applicants, Residents, and Core Teaching Faculty.

Benjamin T Jarman, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Amit R T Joshi, Douglas S Smink, George A Sarosi, Lily Chang, John M Green, Jacob A Greenberg, Marc L Melcher, Valentine Nfonsam, James Whiting,

<h4>Background</h4>The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires diversity in residency. The self-identified race/ethnicities of general surgery applicants, residents, and core teaching faculty were assessed to evaluate underrepresented minority (URM) representation in surgery residency programs and to determine the impact of URM faculty and residents on URM applicants' selection ... Read more >>

J Am Coll Surg (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)
[2020, 231(1):54-58]

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Continuation in Treatment and Maintenance of Custody of Newborns After Delivery in Women With Opioid Use Disorder.

Charles W Schauberger, Andrew J Borgert, Brent Bearwald,

<h4>Objective</h4>To identify variables associated with continuation in treatment and maintenance of custody after pregnancies in women with opioid use disorder (OUD).<h4>Methods</h4>The medical records of pregnant women with documented OUD from 2011 to 2018 and with at least 6 months follow-up postpartum were retrospectively reviewed.<h4>Results</h4>Via multivariate analysis, women on opioid maintenance ... Read more >>

J Addict Med (Journal of addiction medicine)
[2020, 14(2):119-125]

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Impact of Advance Directives on Outcomes and Charges in Elderly Trauma Patients.

Laura A Hill, Christine J Waller, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Thomas H Cogbill,

<b><i>Background:</i></b> As the number of geriatric trauma patients rises, end-of-life planning is of increased importance. A community-wide initiative to increase advance care planning was undertaken in the 1990s, resulting in a high rate (85%) of completed advance directives (ADs). <b><i>Objectives:</i></b> To assess the impact of ADs on quality measures of ... Read more >>

J Palliat Med (Journal of palliative medicine)
[2020, 23(7):944-949]

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Correction to: Factors Associated with Reoperation in Breast-Conserving Surgery for Cancer: A Prospective Study of American Society of Breast Surgeon Members.

Jeffrey Landercasper, Andrew J Borgert, Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Hiram Cody, Sheldon Feldman, Caprice Greenberg, Jared Linebarger, Barbara Pockaj, Lee Wilke,

The Disclosures in the original article are incomplete. Not included is the following information. ... Read more >>

Ann Surg Oncol (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2019, 26(Suppl 3):891]

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Defining Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery: a Call for Standardization.

Brandon T Grover, Michael C Morell, Shanu N Kothari, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Matthew T Baker,

<h4>Background</h4>Some weight regain is expected after bariatric surgery; however, this concept is not well defined. A favorable weight loss response has commonly been defined as 50% excess weight loss (EWL). The medical literature uses %total weight loss (%TWL), which has recently been adopted in some surgical literature.<h4>Objective</h4>To demonstrate variability in ... Read more >>

Obes Surg (Obesity surgery)
[2019, 29(11):3493-3499]

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Factors Associated with Reoperation in Breast-Conserving Surgery for Cancer: A Prospective Study of American Society of Breast Surgeon Members.

Jeffrey Landercasper, Andrew J Borgert, Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Hiram Cody, Sheldon Feldman, Caprice Greenberg, Jared Linebarger, Barbara Pockaj, Lee Wilke,

<h4>Background</h4>More than 20% of patients undergoing initial breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for cancer require reoperation. To address this concern, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) endorsed 10 processes of care (tools) in 2015 to be considered by surgeons to de-escalate reoperations. In a planned follow-up, we sought to determine which ... Read more >>

Ann Surg Oncol (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2019, 26(10):3321-3336]

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Comparison of nonscheduled, postinsertion adjustment visits for complete dentures fabricated with conventional and CAD-CAM protocols: A clinical study.

Carl Drago, Andrew J Borgert,

<h4>Statement of problem</h4>Unscheduled denture-adjustment visits may disrupt both patients and clinicians. Denture-adjustment visits have not been correlated with denture-processing methods.<h4>Purpose</h4>The purpose of this clinical study was to identify differences in the number of unscheduled postinsertion-adjustment visits of patients with complete dentures fabricated by injection molding (IM) versus dentures fabricated by ... Read more >>

J Prosthet Dent (The Journal of prosthetic dentistry)
[2019, 122(5):459-466]

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Does Timing of Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Planning Impact Retrieval Rates? A Comparison of Planning Before or After Hospital Discharge.

Benjamin Parsons, Peter J Polewski, Angela L Smith, Andrew J Borgert, Ezana Azene, Kurt Ziegelbein, Mason Fisher, Andrew Horstman, Shannon Brozak, Paul J Escher,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Indwelling inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are associated with complications, and the US Food and Drug Administration recommends their prompt removal when no longer indicated. Therefore, assessing strategies for increasing retrieval rates is warranted.<h4>Objective</h4>To analyze the variability of IVC filter retrieval rates within our institution based on 2 separate, pre-existing ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2019, 118(1):30-34]

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Underrepresented Minorities are Underrepresented Among General Surgery Applicants Selected to Interview.

Benjamin T Jarman, Kara J Kallies, Amit R T Joshi, Douglas S Smink, George A Sarosi, Lily Chang, John M Green, Jacob A Greenberg, Marc L Melcher, Valentine Nfonsam, Luis D Ramirez, Andrew J Borgert, James Whiting,

<h4>Objective</h4>Diversity is an ill-defined entity in general surgery training. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently proposed new common program requirements including verbiage requiring diversity in residency. "Recruiting" for diversity can be challenging within the constraints of geographic preference, type of program, and applicant qualifications. In addition, the Match ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2019, 76(6):e15-e23]

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Patient perceptions of primary care providers' knowledge of bariatric surgery.

Kara J Kallies, Andrew J Borgert, Shanu N Kothari,

As the rate of obesity continues to rise, primary care providers (PCPs) must be aware and informed of the treatment options available. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term treatment for weight loss and improvement of obesity-related comorbidities. The aim of this study was to assess patients' perception of their ... Read more >>

Clin Obes (Clinical obesity)
[2019, 9(2):e12297]

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A Reappraisal of the Comparative Effectiveness of Lumpectomy Versus Mastectomy on Breast Cancer Survival: A Propensity Score-Matched Update From the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB).

Jeffrey Landercasper, Luis D Ramirez, Andrew J Borgert, Humera F Ahmad, Benjamin M Parsons, Leah L Dietrich, Jared H Linebarger,

BACKGROUND:Recent observational studies are concerning because they document rising mastectomy rates coinciding with more than a dozen reports that lumpectomy has better overall survival (OS) than mastectomy. Our aim was to determine if there were differences in OS of matched breast cancer patients undergoing lumpectomy versus mastectomy in the National ... Read more >>

Clin Breast Cancer (Clinical breast cancer)
[2019, 19(3):e481-e493]

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Reduction of surgical site infections in colorectal surgery: A 10-year experience from an independent academic medical center.

Nolan J Rudder, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Travis J Smith, Stephen B Shapiro,

<h4>Background</h4>Surgical site infections (SSI) are a source of patient morbidity and increased cost. In 2007, our organization discovered an SSI rate of 18% after colorectal surgery (CRS), corresponding to an ACS NSQIP benchmarked high outlier.<h4>Methods</h4>From 2007 to 2016, surgeons championed a stepwise, multidisciplinary improvement pathway for SSI reduction. NSQIP was ... Read more >>

Am J Surg (American journal of surgery)
[2019, 217(6):1089-1093]

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Operating Room Attire: In reply to Fujita.

Shanu N Kothari, Madeline J Anderson, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Todd J Kowalski,

J Am Coll Surg (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)
[2018, 227(4):476-477]

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A US Registry-Based Assessment of Use and Impact of Chemotherapy in Stage I HER2-Positive Breast Cancer.

Benjamin M Parsons, Dipesh Uprety, Angela L Smith, Andrew J Borgert, Leah L Dietrich,

<b>Background:</b> Despite the paucity of evidence supporting chemotherapy in the treatment of node-negative, HER2-positive breast cancer measuring <2 cm, use of trastuzumab-based chemotherapy has increased over the past decade. Therefore, we used the National Cancer Database to evaluate the use and impact of chemotherapy on survival in this population. <b>Methods:</b> ... Read more >>

J Natl Compr Canc Netw (Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN)
[2018, 16(11):1311-1320]

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Evolution of Characteristics From Letters of Recommendation in General Surgery Residency Applications.

Stephen B Shapiro, Kara J Kallies, Andrew J Borgert, Colette T O'Heron, Benjamin T Jarman,

<h4>Objective</h4>Letters of recommendation (LOR) describe applicants being considered for Surgery Residencies. Although objective measures have been studied, the descriptive language of LOR and changes over time has yet to be evaluated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the descriptions of autonomy, teamwork, and ACGME core competencies in the ... Read more >>

J Surg Educ (Journal of surgical education)
[2018, 75(6):e23-e30]

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