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SAMIR AWAD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-General Surgery Div
AddressONE BAYLOR PLAZA
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    Dr. Samir S. Awad has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2000. He has served as the Operative Care Line associate executive, chief of general surgery, and medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the MEDVAMC.

    Dr. Awad's areas of specialty include liver, pancreas, and acute care surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures. He is a member of the Association for Academic Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Surgical Infection Society, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.

    Dr. Awad has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited publications, and is the recipient of numerous awards for surgical and research achievements. Dr. Awad is certified by the American Board of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.


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    1. Pathak S, Ganduglia CM, Awad SS, Chan W, Swint JM, Morgan RO. What Factors are Associated With 90-day Episode-of-care Payments for Younger Patients With Total Joint Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 28707110.
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    2. Mason MC, Tran Cao HS, Awad SS, Farjah F, Chang GJ, Massarweh NN. Hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Utilization for Gastrointestinal Cancer. Ann Surg. 2017 May 11. PMID: 28498235.
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    3. Massarweh NN, Awad SS. Veterans Affairs Proposed Rule for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in the Operating Room: A Step Forward or Overstepping? JAMA Surg. 2017 Jan 01; 152(1):5-6. PMID: 27829095.
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    4. Lee DS, Marsh L, Garcia-Altieri MA, Chiu LW, Awad SS. Active Mental Illnesses Adversely Affect Surgical Outcomes. Am Surg. 2016 Dec 01; 82(12):1238-1243. PMID: 28234191.
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    5. Thorell A, MacCormick AD, Awad S, Reynolds N, Roulin D, Demartines N, Vignaud M, Alvarez A, Singh PM, Lobo DN. Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Bariatric Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations. World J Surg. 2016 Sep; 40(9):2065-83. PMID: 26943657.
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    6. Jones RP, Malik HZ, Fenwick SW, Terlizzo M, O'Grady E, Stremitzer S, Gruenberger T, Rees M, Plant G, Figueras J, Albiol M, Adam R, Awad S, Poston GJ. PARAGON II - A single arm multicentre phase II study of neoadjuvant therapy using irinotecan bead in patients with resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 42(12):1866-1872. PMID: 27561844.
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    7. Massarweh NN, Anaya DA, Kougias P, Bakaeen FG, Awad SS, Berger DH. Variation and Impact of Multiple Complications on Failure to Rescue After Inpatient Surgery. Ann Surg. 2016 Jul 15. PMID: 27429030.
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    8. Kueht M, Bebko S, Helmick R, Awad S. Hepatitis C status and infectious complications in the surgical intensive care unit: a retrospective analysis of 1,941 consecutive patients. Am J Surg. 2016 Jun; 211(6):1064-70. PMID: 26746567.
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    9. Orcutt ST, Li LT, Balentine CJ, Albo D, Awad SS, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Ninety-day readmission after colorectal cancer surgery in a Veterans Affairs cohort. J Surg Res. 2016 Apr; 201(2):370-7. PMID: 27020821.
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    10. Tewari N, Awad S, Macdonald IA, Lobo DN. Obesity-related insulin resistance: implications for the surgical patient. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Nov; 39(11):1575-88. PMID: 26028059.
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    11. Bebko SP, Green DM, Awad SS. Effect of a preoperative decontamination protocol on surgical site infections in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery with hardware implantation. JAMA Surg. 2015 May 1; 150(5):390-5. PMID: 25738898.
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    12. Bebko SP, Byers P, Green DM, Awad SS. Identification of methicillin-susceptible or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrier status preoperatively using polymerase chain reaction in patients undergoing elective surgery with hardware implantation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Jun; 36(6):738-41. PMID: 25732409.
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    13. Lau K, Salami A, Barden G, Khawja S, Castillo DL, Poppelaars V, Artinyan A, Awad SS, Berger DH, Albo D, Anaya DA. The effect of a regional hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical program on clinical volume, quality of cancer care, and outcomes in the Veterans Affairs system. JAMA Surg. 2014 Nov; 149(11):1153-61. PMID: 25207711.
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    14. Helmick RA, Knofsky ML, Braxton CC, Subramanian A, Byers P, Lan CK, Awad SS. Mandated self-reporting of ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle and catheter-related bloodstream infection bundle compliance and infection rates. JAMA Surg. 2014 Oct; 149(10):1003-7. PMID: 25162479.
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    15. Mohammed S, Anaya DA, Awad SS, Albo D, Berger DH, Artinyan A. Sphincter preservation rates after radical resection for rectal cancer in the United States veteran population: opportunity for improvement in early disease. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jan; 22(1):216-23. PMID: 25256129.
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    16. Morel J, Bouchet JB, Vola M, Béraud AM, Clerc M, Awad S, Auboyer C, Molliex S. Tissue near infra red spectroscopy change is not correlated with patients' outcome in elective cardiac surgery. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2014 Aug; 58(7):835-42. PMID: 24849868.
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    17. Awad SS, Rodriguez AH, Chuang YC, Marjanek Z, Pareigis AJ, Reis G, Scheeren TW, Sánchez AS, Zhou X, Saulay M, Engelhardt M. A phase 3 randomized double-blind comparison of ceftobiprole medocaril versus ceftazidime plus linezolid for the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 1; 59(1):51-61. PMID: 24723282; PMCID: PMC4305133.
    18. Awad S, Lobo DN. Reply from the authors. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Oct; 111(4):680. PMID: 24027154.
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    19. Fernandez R, Anaya DA, Li LT, Orcutt ST, Balentine CJ, Awad SA, Berger DH, Albo DA, Artinyan A. Laparoscopic versus robotic rectal resection for rectal cancer in a veteran population. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct; 206(4):509-17. PMID: 23809672.
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    20. Liang MK, Clapp M, Li LT, Berger RL, Hicks SC, Awad S. Patient Satisfaction, chronic pain, and functional status following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. World J Surg. 2013 Mar; 37(3):530-7. PMID: 23212794.
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    21. Liang MK, Li LT, Avellaneda A, Moffett JM, Hicks SC, Awad SS. Outcomes and predictors of incisional surgical site infection in stoma reversal. JAMA Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):183-9. PMID: 23426597.
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    22. Brown RH, Subramanian A, Hwang CS, Chang S, Awad SS. Comparison of infectious complications with synthetic mesh in ventral hernia repair. Am J Surg. 2013 Feb; 205(2):182-7. PMID: 23331984.
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    23. Clapp ML, Hicks SC, Awad SS, Liang MK. Trans-cutaneous Closure of Central Defects (TCCD) in laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs (LVHR). World J Surg. 2013 Jan; 37(1):42-51. PMID: 23052806.
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    24. Awad S, Alharbi AE, Alshami I. Exposure of vancomycin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus to subinhibitory levels of vancomycin leads to upregulated capsular gene expression. Br J Biomed Sci. 2013; 70(2):58-61. PMID: 23888606.
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    25. Awad S, Alshami I, Alharbi AE. Evaluation of different methods to extract DNA from serum seeded with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Br J Biomed Sci. 2013; 70(4):175-7. PMID: 24400430.
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    26. Awad SS. Adherence to surgical care improvement project measures and post-operative surgical site infections. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012 Aug; 13(4):234-7. PMID: 22913334.
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    27. Subramanian A, Clapp ML, Hicks SC, Awad SS, Liang MK. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: primary versus secondary hernias. J Surg Res. 2013 May 1; 181(1):e1-5. PMID: 22795342.
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    28. Itani KM, Rosen M, Vargo D, Awad SS, Denoto G, Butler CE. Prospective study of single-stage repair of contaminated hernias using a biologic porcine tissue matrix: the RICH Study. Surgery. 2012 Sep; 152(3):498-505. PMID: 22763262.
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    29. Awad S, Dharmavaram S, Wearn CS, Dube MG, Lobo DN. Effects of an intraoperative infusion of 4% succinylated gelatine (Gelofusine(R)) and 6% hydroxyethyl starch (Voluven(R)) on blood volume. Br J Anaesth. 2012 Aug; 109(2):168-76. PMID: 22508964.
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    30. Liang MK, Clapp ML, Garcia A, Subramanian A, Awad SS. Mesh shift following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep; 177(1):e7-13. PMID: 22520578.
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    31. Liang MK, Subramanian A, Awad SS. Laparoscopic transcutaneous closure of central defects in laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Apr; 22(2):e66-70. PMID: 22487642.
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    32. Orcutt ST, Balentine CJ, Marshall CL, Robinson CN, Anaya DA, Artinyan A, Awad SS, Berger DH, Albo D. Use of a Pfannenstiel incision in minimally invasive colorectal cancer surgery is associated with a lower risk of wound complications. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Apr; 16(2):127-32. PMID: 22350173.
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    33. Artinyan A, Marshall CL, Balentine CJ, Albo D, Orcutt ST, Awad SS, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Clinical outcomes of oncologic gastrointestinal resections in patients with cirrhosis. Cancer. 2012 Jul 15; 118(14):3494-500. PMID: 22170573.
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    34. Awad S, Zaitoun AM, Lobo DN. Education and imaging. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Blocked metal biliary stent. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Nov; 26(11):1694. PMID: 22011302.
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    35. Kim JJ, Liang MK, Subramanian A, Balentine CJ, Sansgiry S, Awad SS. Predictors of relaparotomy after nontrauma emergency general surgery with initial fascial closure. Am J Surg. 2011 Nov; 202(5):549-52. PMID: 21944291.
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    36. Orcutt ST, Marshall CL, Robinson CN, Balentine CJ, Anaya DA, Artinyan A, Awad SS, Berger DH, Albo D. Minimally invasive surgery in colon cancer patients leads to improved short-term outcomes and excellent oncologic results. Am J Surg. 2011 Nov; 202(5):528-31. PMID: 21906721.
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    37. Liang MK, Subramanian A, Weedin J, Griffith DP, Awad SS. True duplication of the vas deferens: a case report and review of literature. Int Urol Nephrol. 2012 Apr; 44(2):385-91. PMID: 21822600.
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    38. Singh P, Goode T, Dean A, Awad SS, Darlington GJ. Elevated interferon gamma signaling contributes to impaired regeneration in the aged liver. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Sep; 66(9):944-56. PMID: 21719609; PMCID: PMC3156631.
    39. Kao LS, Lew DF, Arab SN, Todd SR, Awad SS, Carrick MM, Corneille MG, Lally KP. Local variations in the epidemiology, microbiology, and outcome of necrotizing soft-tissue infections: a multicenter study. Am J Surg. 2011 Aug; 202(2):139-45. PMID: 21545997; PMCID: PMC3150284.
    40. Marshall CL, Balentine CJ, Robinson CN, Wilks JA, Anaya D, Artinyan A, Awad SS, Berger DH, Albo D. A multidisciplinary cancer center maximizes surgeons' impact. J Surg Res. 2011 Nov; 171(1):15-22. PMID: 21696763.
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    41. Subramanian A, Balentine C, Palacio CH, Sansgiry S, Berger DH, Awad SS. Outcomes of damage-control celiotomy in elderly nontrauma patients with intra-abdominal catastrophes. Am J Surg. 2010 Dec; 200(6):783-8; discussion 788-9. PMID: 21146021.
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    42. Robinson CN, Balentine CJ, Marshall CL, Anaya DA, Artinyan A, Awad SA, Albo D, Berger DH. Ethnic disparities are reduced in VA colon cancer patients. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):636-9. PMID: 21056144.
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    43. Burris JM, Subramanian A, Sansgiry S, Palacio CH, Bakaeen FG, Awad SS. Perioperative atrial arrhythmias in noncardiothoracic patients: a review of risk factors and treatment strategies in the veteran population. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):601-5. PMID: 21056136.
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    44. Marshall CL, Chen GJ, Robinson CN, Balentine CJ, Anaya DA, Artinyan A, Awad SS, Berger DH, Albo D. Establishment of a minimally invasive surgery program leads to decreased inpatient cost of care in veterans with colon cancer. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):632-5. PMID: 21056143.
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    45. Horwitz IB, Horwitz SK, Brunicardi FC, Awad SS. Improving comprehensive surgical resident training through use of the NEO Five-Factor Personality Inventory: results from a cohort-based trial. Am J Surg. 2011 Jun; 201(6):828-34. PMID: 20883976.
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    46. Sutton PA, Awad S, Perkins AC, Lobo DN. Comparison of lateral thermal spread using monopolar and bipolar diathermy, the Harmonic Scalpel and the Ligasure. Br J Surg. 2010 Mar; 97(3):428-33. PMID: 20101674.
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    47. Darouiche RO, Wall MJ, Itani KM, Otterson MF, Webb AL, Carrick MM, Miller HJ, Awad SS, Crosby CT, Mosier MC, Alsharif A, Berger DH. Chlorhexidine-Alcohol versus Povidone-Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 7; 362(1):18-26. PMID: 20054046.
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    48. Lee EI, Chike-Obi CJ, Gonzalez P, Garza R, Leong M, Subramanian A, Bullocks J, Awad SS. Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermal matrix: a follow-up study. Am J Surg. 2009 Nov; 198(5):650-7. PMID: 19887194.
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    49. Wilks JA, Balentine CJ, Berger DH, Anaya D, Awad S, Lee L, Haderxhanaj K, Albo D. Establishment of a minimally invasive program at a Veterans' Affairs Medical Center leads to improved care in colorectal cancer patients. Am J Surg. 2009 Nov; 198(5):685-92. PMID: 19887200.
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    50. Balentine C, Subramanian A, Palacio CH, Sansgiry S, Berger DH, Awad SS. AVAS Best Clinical Resident Award (Tied): management and outcomes of the open abdomen in nontrauma patients. Am J Surg. 2009 Nov; 198(5):588-92. PMID: 19887182.
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    51. Awad SS, Palacio CH, Subramanian A, Byers PA, Abraham P, Lewis DA, Young EJ. Implementation of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prevention bundle results in decreased MRSA surgical site infections. Am J Surg. 2009 Nov; 198(5):607-10. PMID: 19887186.
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    52. Gonzales E, Julien B, Serrière-Lanneau V, Nicou A, Doignon I, Lagoudakis L, Garcin I, Azoulay D, Duclos-Vallée JC, Castaing D, Samuel D, Hernandez-Garcia A, Awad SS, Combettes L, Thevananther S, Tordjmann T. ATP release after partial hepatectomy regulates liver regeneration in the rat. J Hepatol. 2010 Jan; 52(1):54-62. PMID: 19914731; PMCID: PMC3625734.
    53. Itani KM, Fitzgibbons R, Awad SS, Duh QY, Ferzli GS. Management of recurrent inguinal hernias. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Nov; 209(5):653-8. PMID: 19854408.
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    54. Bellows CF, Webber LS, Albo D, Awad S, Berger DH. Early predictors of anastomotic leaks after colectomy. Tech Coloproctol. 2009 Mar; 13(1):41-7. PMID: 19288246.
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    55. Wilks JA, Liebig C, Tasleem SH, Haderxhanaj K, Lee L, Farrow B, Awad S, Berger D, Albo D. Rectal cancer patients benefit from implementation of a dedicated colorectal cancer center in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Am J Surg. 2009 Jul; 198(1):100-4. PMID: 19268899.
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    56. Awad SS, Rao RK, Berger DH, Albo D, Bellows CF. Microbiology of infected acellular dermal matrix (AlloDerm) in patients requiring complex abdominal closure after emergency surgery. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2009 Feb; 10(1):79-84. PMID: 19298171.
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    57. Farrow B, Awad S, Berger DH, Albo D, Lee L, Subramanian A, Bellows CF. More than 150 consecutive open umbilical hernia repairs in a major Veterans Administration Medical Center. Am J Surg. 2008 Nov; 196(5):647-51. PMID: 18954598.
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    58. Lee L, Berger DH, Awad SS, Brandt ML, Martinez G, Brunicardi FC. Conflict resolution: practical principles for surgeons. World J Surg. 2008 Nov; 32(11):2331-5. PMID: 18787896.
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    59. Horwitz IB, Horwitz SK, Daram P, Brandt ML, Brunicardi FC, Awad SS. Transformational, transactional, and passive-avoidant leadership characteristics of a surgical resident cohort: analysis using the multifactor leadership questionnaire and implications for improving surgical education curriculums. J Surg Res. 2008 Jul; 148(1):49-59. PMID: 18570931.
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    60. Lee L, Brunicardi FC, Scott BG, Berger DH, Bush RL, Awad SS, Brandt ML. Impact of a novel education curriculum on surgical training within an academic training program. J Surg Res. 2008 Apr; 145(2):308-12. PMID: 18262564.
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    61. Bakaeen FG, Huh J, Chu D, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Mattox KL, Wall MJ, Wang XL, Shenaq SA, Atluri PV, Awad SS, Berger DH. Hurricane Katrina: impact on cardiac surgery case volume and outcomes. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35(3):273-8. PMID: 18941612; PMCID: PMC2565551.
    62. Awad SS, Elhabash SI, Lee L, Farrow B, Berger DH. Increasing incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infections: reconsideration of empiric antimicrobial therapy. Am J Surg. 2007 Nov; 194(5):606-10. PMID: 17936421.
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    63. Lee L, Jannapureddy M, Albo D, Awad SS, Farrow B, Bellows CC, Berger DH. Outcomes of Veterans Affairs patients older than age 80 after surgical procedures for colon malignancies. Am J Surg. 2007 Nov; 194(5):646-51. PMID: 17936428.
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    64. Horwitz IB, Horwitz SK, Brandt ML, Brunicardi FC, Scott BG, Awad SS. Assessment of communication skills of surgical residents using the Social Skills Inventory. Am J Surg. 2007 Sep; 194(3):401-5. PMID: 17693291.
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    65. Berg C, Berger DH, Makia A, Whalen C, Albo D, Bellows C, Awad SS. Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and heart rate control during noncardiac surgery. Am J Surg. 2007 Aug; 194(2):189-91. PMID: 17618802.
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    66. Bellows CF, Albo D, Berger DH, Awad SS. Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermis. Am J Surg. 2007 Aug; 194(2):192-8. PMID: 17618803.
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    67. Awad SS, Yallampalli S, Yallalampalli S, Srour AM, Bellows CF, Albo D, Berger DH. Improved outcomes with the Prolene Hernia System mesh compared with the time-honored Lichtenstein onlay mesh repair for inguinal hernia repair. Am J Surg. 2007 Jun; 193(6):697-701. PMID: 17512279.
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    68. Itani KM, Wilson SE, Awad SS, Jensen EH, Finn TS, Abramson MA. Polyethylene glycol versus sodium phosphate mechanical bowel preparation in elective colorectal surgery. Am J Surg. 2007 Feb; 193(2):190-4. PMID: 17236845.
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    69. Itani KM, Wilson SE, Awad SS, Jensen EH, Finn TS, Abramson MA. Ertapenem versus cefotetan prophylaxis in elective colorectal surgery. N Engl J Med. 2006 Dec 21; 355(25):2640-51. PMID: 17182989.
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    70. Bakaeen F, Awad S, Albo D, Bellows CF, Huh J, Kistner C, Izard D, Triebel J, Khan M, Berger DH. Epidemiology of exposure to blood borne pathogens on a surgical service. Am J Surg. 2006 Nov; 192(5):e18-21. PMID: 17071175.
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    71. Albo D, Awad SS, Berger DH, Bellows CF. Decellularized human cadaveric dermis provides a safe alternative for primary inguinal hernia repair in contaminated surgical fields. Am J Surg. 2006 Nov; 192(5):e12-7. PMID: 17071174.
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    72. Nguyen L, Brunicardi FC, Dibardino DJ, Scott BG, Awad SS, Bush RL, Brandt ML. Education of the modern surgical resident: novel approaches to learning in the era of the 80-hour workweek. World J Surg. 2006 Jun; 30(6):1120-7. PMID: 16736346.
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    73. Fagan SP, Bellows CF, Albo D, Rodriquez-Barradas M, Feanny M, Awad SS, Berger DH. Length of human immunodeficiency virus disease and not immune status is a risk factor for development of anal carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2005 Nov; 190(5):732-5. PMID: 16226949.
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    74. Awad SS, Fagan SP, Bellows C, Albo D, Green-Rashad B, De la Garza M, Berger DH. Bridging the communication gap in the operating room with medical team training. Am J Surg. 2005 Nov; 190(5):770-4. PMID: 16226956.
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    75. Barshes NR, Gay AN, Williams B, Patel AJ, Awad SS. Support for the acutely failing liver: a comprehensive review of historic and contemporary strategies. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Sep; 201(3):458-76. PMID: 16125082.
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    76. Patten LC, Awad SS, Berger DH, Fagan SP. Rectus abdominus myonecrosis: an unrecognized complication of rectus sheath hematoma. J Trauma. 2005 Aug; 59(2):475-7. PMID: 16294096.
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    77. Awad SS, Bruckner B, Fagan SP. Transperitoneal view of the PROLENE hernia system open mesh repair. Int Surg. 2005 Jul-Aug; 90(3 Suppl):S63-6. PMID: 16463951.
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    78. Watts K, Lin PH, Bush RL, Awad S, McCoy SA, Felkai D, Zhou W, Nguyen L, Guerrero MA, Shenaq SA, Lumsden AB. The impact of anesthetic modality on the outcome of carotid endarterectomy. Am J Surg. 2004 Dec; 188(6):741-7. PMID: 15619493.
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    79. Awad SS, Fagan SP. Current approaches to inguinal hernia repair. Am J Surg. 2004 Dec; 188(6A Suppl):9S-16S. PMID: 15610887.
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    80. Awad SS. Evidence-based approach to hernia surgery. Am J Surg. 2004 Dec; 188(6A Suppl):1S-2S. PMID: 15610885.
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    81. Fagan SP, Awad SS. Abdominal wall anatomy: the key to a successful inguinal hernia repair. Am J Surg. 2004 Dec; 188(6A Suppl):3S-8S. PMID: 15610886.
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    82. Nguyen L, Fagan SP, Lee TC, Aoki N, Itani KM, Berger DH, Awad SS. Use of a predictive equation for diagnosis of acute gangrenous cholecystitis. Am J Surg. 2004 Nov; 188(5):463-6. PMID: 15546551.
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    83. Farnsworth N, Fagan SP, Berger DH, Awad SS. Child-Turcotte-Pugh versus MELD score as a predictor of outcome after elective and emergent surgery in cirrhotic patients. Am J Surg. 2004 Nov; 188(5):580-3. PMID: 15546574.
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    84. Awad SS, Hayley B, Fagan SP, Berger DH, Brunicardi FC. The impact of a novel resident leadership training curriculum. Am J Surg. 2004 Nov; 188(5):481-4. PMID: 15546554.
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    85. Patten LC, Belaguli NS, Baek MJ, Fagan SP, Awad SS, Berger DH. Serum response factor is alternatively spliced in human colon cancer. J Surg Res. 2004 Sep; 121(1):92-100. PMID: 15313381.
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    86. Patten LC, Awad SS, Berger DH, Fagan SP. A novel technique for the repair of lumbar hernias after iliac crest bone harvest. Am J Surg. 2004 Jul; 188(1):85-8. PMID: 15219491.
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    87. Fagan SP, Awad SS, Berger DH. Management of complicated umbilical hernias in patients with end-stage liver disease and refractory ascites. Surgery. 2004 Jun; 135(6):679-82. PMID: 15179375.
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    88. Wang GL, Iakova P, Wilde M, Awad S, Timchenko NA. Liver tumors escape negative control of proliferation via PI3K/Akt-mediated block of C/EBP alpha growth inhibitory activity. Genes Dev. 2004 Apr 15; 18(8):912-25. PMID: 15107404; PMCID: PMC395850.
    89. Thevananther S, Sun H, Li D, Arjunan V, Awad SS, Wyllie S, Zimmerman TL, Goss JA, Karpen SJ. Extracellular ATP activates c-jun N-terminal kinase signaling and cell cycle progression in hepatocytes. Hepatology. 2004 Feb; 39(2):393-402. PMID: 14767992.
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    90. Lowry SF, Awad S, Ford H, Cheadle W, Williams MD, Qualy RL, McCollam JS, Bates BM, Fry DE. Static and dynamic assessment of biomarkers in surgical patients with severe sepsis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2004; 5(3):261-8. PMID: 15684797.
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    91. Awad SS. State-of-the-art therapy for severe sepsis and multisystem organ dysfunction. Am J Surg. 2003 Nov 28; 186(5A):23S-30S; discussion 31S-34S. PMID: 14684222.
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    92. Fagan SP, Awad SS, Rahwan K, Hira K, Aoki N, Itani KM, Berger DH. Prognostic factors for the development of gangrenous cholecystitis. Am J Surg. 2003 Nov; 186(5):481-5. PMID: 14599611.
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    93. Iakova P, Awad SS, Timchenko NA. Aging reduces proliferative capacities of liver by switching pathways of C/EBPalpha growth arrest. Cell. 2003 May 16; 113(4):495-506. PMID: 12757710.
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    94. Awad SS, Miskulin J, Thompson N. Parathyroid adenomas versus four-gland hyperplasia as the cause of primary hyperparathyroidism in patients with prolonged lithium therapy. World J Surg. 2003 Apr; 27(4):486-8. PMID: 12658498.
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    95. Fagan SP, Berger DH, Rahwan K, Awad SS. Spider Bites Presenting with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Soft Tissue Infection Require Early Aggressive Treatment. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2003; 4(4):311-5. PMID: 15012857.
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    96. Awad SS, Fagan S, Abudayyeh S, Karim N, Berger DH, Ayub K. Preoperative evaluation of hepatic lesions for the staging of hepatocellular and metastatic liver carcinoma using endoscopic ultrasonography. Am J Surg. 2002 Dec; 184(6):601-4; discussion 604-5. PMID: 12488184.
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