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Thromboembolism, Bleeding, and Mortality Incidence of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin Postbariatric Surgery.

Krutika Srivastava, Neil Patel, Malek Tabbara, Aaron Liew, Iman Zaghloul, Mattia M Migliore, Rania A Mekary,

<h4>Background</h4>There is no randomized controlled trial comparing direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and warfarin following bariatric surgery to date. The mortality, thromboembolism, and bleeding risk of DOACs in comparison with warfarin following bariatric surgery remains unclear. We aimed to provide a clinical comparison between DOACs and warfarin for these 3 prespecified ... Read more >>

Am J Med (The American journal of medicine)
[2021, 134(11):1403-1412.e2]

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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after failed gastric banding: is it really effective? Six years of follow-up.

Sergio Carandina, Laurent Genser, Manuela Bossi, Claude Polliand, Malek Tabbara, Christophe Barrat,

<h4>Background</h4>Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become a valuable surgical option to rescue laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) failures.<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to determine whether conversion to LSG after failed LAGB (CLSG) is a well-tolerated and effective rescue procedure compared with primary LSG (PLSG) in the long term.<h4>Setting</h4>University hospital, ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2017, 13(7):1165-1173]

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Laparoscopic reversal of mini-gastric bypass to original anatomy for severe postoperative malnutrition.

Laurent Genser, Antoine Soprani, Malek Tabbara, Jean-Michel Siksik, Jean Cady, Sergio Carandina,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Malnutrition after mini-gastric bypass (MGB) is a rare and dreaded complication with few data available regarding its surgical management. We aim to report the feasibility, safety, and results of laparoscopic reversal of MGB to normal anatomy (RMGB) in case of severe and refractory malnutrition syndrome after intensive nutritional support (SRMS).<h4>Methods</h4>A ... Read more >>

Langenbecks Arch Surg (Langenbeck's archives of surgery)
[2017, 402(8):1263-1270]

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Long-Term Outcomes of the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Weight Loss and Removal Rate. A Single Center Experience on 301 Patients with a Minimum Follow-Up of 10 years.

Sergio Carandina, Malek Tabbara, Leila Galiay, Claude Polliand, Daniel Azoulay, Christophe Barrat, Andrea Lazzati,

<h4>Background</h4>Obesity is a chronic disease that requires procedures to enable to maintain good long-term results. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) studies with a long-term follow-up are limited and have often given conflicting results. We report our results in terms of banding life span and weight loss in a cohort of ... Read more >>

Obes Surg (Obesity surgery)
[2017, 27(4):889-895]

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Rare Neurological Complications After Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Malek Tabbara, Sergio Carandina, Manuela Bossi, Claude Polliand, Laurent Genser, Christophe Barrat,

<h4>Background</h4>Bariatric surgery is considered to be the most effective treatment of morbid obesity and improvement of obesity-related comorbidities, such as type II diabetes. However, both peripheral and central neurological complications can occur after bariatric surgery. Such complications tend to occur more frequently after bypass surgery than after sleeve gastrectomy (SG). ... Read more >>

Obes Surg (Obesity surgery)
[2016, 26(12):2843-2848]

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Traumatic Rupture of Extra-adrenal Pheochromocytoma.

Ali Bohlok, Raed Chehabeddine, Achraf Safa, Malek Tabbara,

Am Surg (The American surgeon)
[2016, 82(5):e111-3]

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Inguinal Hernia Repair Using Self-adhering Sutureless Mesh: Adhesix™: A 3-Year Follow-up with Low Chronic Pain and Recurrence Rate.

Malek Tabbara, Laurent Genser, Manuela Bossi, Maxime Barat, Claude Polliand, Sergio Carandina, Christophe Barrat,

To review our experience and outcomes after inguinal hernia repair using the lightweight self-adhering sutureless mesh "Adhesix™" and demonstrate the safety and efficacy of this mesh. This is a 3-year retrospective study that included 143 consecutive patients who underwent 149 inguinal hernia repairs at our department of surgery. All hernias ... Read more >>

Am Surg (The American surgeon)
[2016, 82(2):112-116]

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Presentation and surgical management of leaks after mini-gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

Laurent Genser, Sergio Carandina, Malek Tabbara, Adriana Torcivia, Antoine Soprani, Jean-Michel Siksik, Jean Cady,

<h4>Background</h4>Few data exist about the characteristics and management of enteric leaks after mini-gastric bypass (MGB).<h4>Objectives</h4>We aimed to describe the incidence, presentation, and surgical management of enteric leaks in patients who underwent laparoscopic MGB for morbid obesity.<h4>Setting</h4>Private practice.<h4>Methods</h4>An 8-year, 9-month retrospective chart review was performed on patients who had enteric leak ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2016, 12(2):305-312]

Cited: 10 times

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Two stages conversion of failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding to laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass. A study of one hundred patients.

Sergio Carandina, Malek Tabbara, Manuela Bossi, Nada Helmy, Claude Polliand, Christophe Barrat,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Conversion to laparoscopic gastric bypass (LRYGB) appears to be the treatment of choice after failed LAGB. To reduce the risk of postoperative complications, some surgeons routinely adopt a two-stage strategy. The purpose of this study was to analyze our institution's experience with the two-stage procedure for LAGB conversion to LRYGB ... Read more >>

J Gastrointest Surg (Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract)
[2014, 18(10):1730-1736]

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Left colon cancer presenting as fecopneumothorax: a case report and review of literature.

Malek Tabbara, Marco Nencioni, Sergio Carandina,

Int J Colorectal Dis (International journal of colorectal disease)
[2015, 30(2):275-276]

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Two-step conversion surgery after failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Comparison between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric sleeve.

Sergio Carandina, Pablo S Maldonado, Malek Tabbara, Antonio Valenti, Emmanuel Rivkine, Claude Polliand, Christophe Barrat,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite its worldwide popularity, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) requires revisional surgery for failures or complications, in 20-60% of cases. The purpose of this study was to compare in terms of efficacy and safety, the conversion of failed LAGB to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. (LSG).<h4>Methods</h4>The ... Read more >>

Surg Obes Relat Dis (Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)
[2014, 10(6):1085-1091]

Cited: 20 times

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New Freedom through Medical Devices Based on the Global System for Mobile Communications: A Prospective Survey of 620 Users of the Swiss Limmex Emergency Wristwatch-An Original Study from Switzerland.

Malek Tabbara, Onur S Ozgüler, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos,

About 500,000 elderly people in Switzerland suffer a fall each year. Thus medical attention and help are essential for these people, who mostly live alone without a caregiver. Only 3% of people aged over 65 in Switzerland use an emergency system. Personal telehealth devices allow patients to receive enough information ... Read more >>

Emerg Med Int (Emergency medicine international)
[2013, 2013:563731]

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Acute health problems in African refugees: ten years' experience in a Swiss emergency department.

Carmen A Pfortmueller, Fabienne Graf, Malek Tabbara, Gregor Lindner, Heinz Zimmermann, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos,

<h4>Background</h4>Over the last two decades, the total number of applications from Africans for asylum in the countries of the European Union has increased from 578,000 to more than 2.9 million. About 20 % (7,196/36,100) of the asylum seekers in Switzerland originate from Africa. The disease profile of African asylum seekers ... Read more >>

Wien Klin Wochenschr (Wiener klinische Wochenschrift)
[2012, 124(17-18):647-652]

Cited: 11 times

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Do we need new personalized emergency telehealth solutions? A survey of 100 emergency department patients and a first report of the swiss limmex emergency wristwatch: an original study.

Malek Tabbara, Thomas Hodel, Urs Müller, Gabi Briner, Heinz Zimmermann, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos,

Development of new personal mobile and wireless devices for healthcare has become essential due to our aging population characterized by constant rise in chronic diseases that consequently require a complex treatment and close monitoring. Personal telehealth devices allow patients to adequately receive their appropriate treatment, followup with their doctors, and ... Read more >>

Int J Telemed Appl (International journal of telemedicine and applications)
[2012, 2012:736264]

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Human bite wounds: a swiss emergency department experience.

Malek Tabbara, Panagiota Hatzigianni, Christoph Fux, Heinz Zimmermann, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos,

<h4>Unlabelled</h4> Human bites (HB) are the third most common bite wound diagnosed in emergency departments, after dog and cat bites. Management of HB can be challenging, given the high risk of infection associated with multiorganism-rich oral flora. Recognition and early aggressive treatment are essential steps in preventing infections and other ... Read more >>

Wounds (Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice)
[2012, 24(4):85-90]

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Transvaginal ultrasound in fertile patients with suspected appendicitis: an experience report of current practice.

Malek Tabbara, Nikolaos Evangelopoulos, Luigi Raio, Vanessa Banz, Heinz Zimmermann, Corinne Kim-Fuchs, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos,

Background. Transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) in female patients with acute right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain is time and infrastructure intensive and not always available. This study aims to evaluate the role of TVU in these patients. Methods. Retrospective analysis identified 224 female patients with RLQ pain and TVU. Results. TVU ... Read more >>

Emerg Med Int (Emergency medicine international)
[2012, 2012:481797]

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Full body low radiation radiography using Lodox Statscan.

Malek Tabbara, Dimitrios S Evangelopoulos, Heinz Zimmermann, Aristomenis Exadaktylos,

Lodox Statscan provides high-speed, high-quality, low radiation, full body imaging in a single scan, combined with three-dimensional reconstructive and zooming functionality. Several trauma centres have incorporated it into their advanced trauma life support protocol. This review gives a brief overview of the system. ... Read more >>

Br J Hosp Med (Lond) (British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005))
[2011, 72(2):86-89]

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Missed opportunities for primary repair in complicated acute diverticulitis.

Malek Tabbara, George C Velmahos, Muhammad U Butt, Yuchiao Chang, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Marc Demoya, David R King, Hasan B Alam,

<h4>Background</h4>Complicated acute diverticulitis (CAD) requiring an urgent operation is usually managed by fecal diversion (FD) despite reports suggesting that primary repair (PR) is safe. We aim to identify patient characteristics predicting successful PR and explore if patients are managed by FD despite the presence of such characteristics.<h4>Methods</h4>We reviewed the medical ... Read more >>

Surgery (Surgery)
[2010, 148(5):919-924]

Cited: 13 times

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Development and testing of freeze-dried plasma for the treatment of trauma-associated coagulopathy.

Fahad Shuja, Christian Shults, Michael Duggan, Malek Tabbara, Muhammad U Butt, Thomas H Fischer, Martin A Schreiber, Brandon Tieu, John B Holcomb, Jill L Sondeen, Marc Demoya, George C Velmahos, Hasan B Alam,

<h4>Background</h4>Trauma-induced coagulopathy is associated with an extremely high mortality. We have recently shown that survival can be improved by correction of coagulopathy through early, aggressive infusion of Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP). However, FFP is a perishable product, and its use is impractical in challenging environments such as a battlefield. Development ... Read more >>

J Trauma (The Journal of trauma)
[2008, 65(5):975-985]

Cited: 51 times

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Testing of blood products in a polytrauma model: results of a multi-institutional randomized preclinical trial.

Hasan B Alam, Leticia M Bice, Muhammad U Butt, S David Cho, Michael A Dubick, Michael Duggan, Michael S Englehart, John B Holcomb, Melanie S Morris, M Dale Prince, Martin A Schreiber, Christian Shults, Jill L Sondeen, Malek Tabbara, Brandon H Tieu, Samantha A Underwood, ,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Trauma-induced coagulopathy, acidosis, and hypothermia form a "lethal triad" that is difficult to treat and is associated with extremely high mortality. This study was performed at three academic centers to evaluate whether resuscitation with blood components could reverse the coagulopathy in a complex polytrauma model.<h4>Methods</h4>Yorkshire swine (40 +/- 5 kg) ... Read more >>

J Trauma (The Journal of trauma)
[2009, 67(4):856-864]

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Pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis in trauma: are they related?

George C Velmahos, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Malek Tabbara, Hani H Abujudeh, Marc de Moya, Alice Gervasini, Hasan B Alam,

<h4>Hypothesis</h4>Pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in trauma are related.<h4>Design</h4>Retrospective review of medical records.<h4>Setting</h4>Academic level I trauma center.<h4>Patients</h4>Trauma patients who underwent computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with computed tomographic venography (CTV) of the pelvic and proximal lower extremity veins over a 3-year period (January 1, 2004, to December ... Read more >>

Arch Surg (Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960))
[2009, 144(10):928-932]

Cited: 39 times

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Self-expanding hemostatic polymer for control of exsanguinating extremity bleeding.

George C Velmahos, Malek Tabbara, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Michael Duggan, Hasan B Alam, Marco Serra, Liping Sun, Javier de Luis,

<h4>Background</h4>Prehospital management of exsanguinating extremity injuries (EEI) includes direct compression or tourniquets or both. Direct compression may be ineffective in deep wounds and requires a person committed to compressing. Tourniquets may cause severe ischemic damage and may be ineffective in proximal wounds. This study aims to examine a new self-expanding ... Read more >>

J Trauma (The Journal of trauma)
[2009, 66(4):984-988]

Cited: 4 times

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Profound hypothermia decreases cardiac apoptosis through Akt survival pathway.

Fahad Shuja, Malek Tabbara, Yongqing Li, Baoling Liu, Muhammad Umar Butt, George C Velmahos, Marc DeMoya, Hasan B Alam,

<h4>Background</h4>Hypothermia increases the tolerable ischemia time for myocardium in hemorrhagic shock, but precise mechanisms are not clearly established. Here we studied activation of Akt cell survival pathway in a rodent model of emergency preservation and delayed resuscitation.<h4>Study design</h4>Wistar-Kyoto rats underwent 40% blood volume arterial hemorrhage during 10 minutes and were ... Read more >>

J Am Coll Surg (Journal of the American College of Surgeons)
[2009, 209(1):89-99]

Cited: 20 times

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An evaluation of multidetector computed tomography in detecting pancreatic injury: results of a multicenter AAST study.

Herb A Phelan, George C Velmahos, Gregory J Jurkovich, Randall S Friese, Joseph P Minei, Jay A Menaker, Allan Philp, Heather L Evans, Martin L Gunn, Alexander L Eastman, Susan E Rowell, Carrie E Allison, Ronald L Barbosa, Scott H Norwood, Malek Tabbara, Christopher J Dente, Matthew M Carrick, Matthew J Wall, Jim Feeney, Patrick J O'Neill, Gujjarappa Srinivas, Carlos V R Brown, Andrew C Reifsnyder, Moustafa O Hassan, Scott Albert, Jose L Pascual, Michelle Strong, Forrest O Moore, David A Spain, Mary-Anne Purtill, Byard Edwards, Jason Strauss, Rodney M Durham, Juan C Duchesne, Patrick Greiffenstein, C Clay Cothren,

<h4>Background</h4>Efforts to determine the suitability of low-grade pancreatic injuries for nonoperative management have been hindered by the inaccuracy of older computed tomography (CT) technology for detecting pancreatic injury (PI). This retrospective, multicenter American Association for the Surgery of Trauma-sponsored trial examined the sensitivity of newer 16- and 64-multidetector CT (MDCT) ... Read more >>

J Trauma (The Journal of trauma)
[2009, 66(3):641-6; discussion 646-7]

Cited: 36 times

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Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: patterns of care and predictors of mortality.

Elizabeth A Sailhamer, Katherine Carson, Yuchiao Chang, Nikolaos Zacharias, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Malek Tabbara, Hasan B Alam, Marc A DeMoya, George C Velmahos,

<h4>Hypothesis</h4>There exist predictors of mortality and the need for colectomy among patients with fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis.<h4>Design</h4>Retrospective study.<h4>Setting</h4>Academic tertiary referral center.<h4>Patients</h4>We reviewed the records of 4796 inpatients diagnosed as having C difficile colitis from January 1, 1996, to December 31, 2007, and identified 199 (4.1%) with fulminant C difficile colitis, ... Read more >>

Arch Surg (Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960))
[2009, 144(5):433-9; discussion 439-40]

Cited: 95 times

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