SAMIR AWAD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
Address2002 HOLCOMBE
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. Portuondo JI, Probstfeld L, Massarweh NN, Le L, Wei Q, Chai CY, Taylor J, Awad SS, Tran Cao HS. Malnutrition in elective surgery: How traditional markers might be failing surgeons and patients. Surgery. 2020 Sep 09. PMID: 32919780.
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    2. Kurapati S, Boyd CJ, King TW, Awad SS. Studying Institutional Situational Awareness Through Anonymous Incident Reporting. Qual Manag Health Care. 2020 Jul/Sep; 29(3):164-168. PMID: 32590492.
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    3. Kuy S, Gupta R, Roy C, Awad S. Incidence of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections With Compliance With Preventive Guidelines. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jul 01; 155(7):661-662. PMID: 32320018.
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    4. Du RY, Shelton G, Ledet CR, Mills WL, Neal-Herman L, Horstman M, Trautner B, Awad S, Berger D, Naik AD. Implementation and Feasibility of the Re-Engineered Discharge for Surgery (RED-S) Intervention: A Pilot Study. J Healthc Qual. 2020 Jun 09. PMID: 32544139.
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    5. Bruckner BA, Ngo U, Ramchandani M, Suarez E, Awad S, Reardon M. Application techniques of a novel hemostat in cardiac operations: HEMOBLAST. J Card Surg. 2019 Sep; 34(9):849-853. PMID: 31348840.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Alore EA, Suliburk JW, Ramsey DJ, Massarweh NN, Balentine CJ, Singh H, Awad SS, Makris KI. Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Across the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31305864.
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    7. Pathak S, Ganduglia CM, Awad SS, Chan W, Swint JM, Morgan RO. Is Post-discharge Rehabilitation Timing Associated with 90-Day Readmission in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty? HSS J. 2019 Oct; 15(3):234-240. PMID: 31624478.
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    8. Mason MC, Tran Cao HS, Awad SS, Farjah F, Chang GJ, Massarweh NN. Hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Utilization for Gastrointestinal Cancer. Ann Surg. 2018 08; 268(2):303-310. PMID: 28498235.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Godfrey EL, Kueht ML, Rana A, Awad S. MELD-Na (the new MELD) and peri-operative outcomes in emergency surgery. Am J Surg. 2018 09; 216(3):407-413. PMID: 29871737.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Diez-Barroso R, Palacio CH, Martinez JA, Makris K, Massarweh NN, Chai CY, Awad SS, Tran Cao HS. Robotic port-site hernias after general surgical procedures. J Surg Res. 2018 10; 230:7-12. PMID: 30100042.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Chai CY, Tran Cao HS, Awad S, Massarweh NN. Management of Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal. JAMA Surg. 2018 03 01; 153(3):209-215. PMID: 29049547.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Vo E, Massarweh NN, Chai CY, Tran Cao HS, Zamani N, Abraham S, Adigun K, Awad SS. Association of the Addition of Oral Antibiotics to Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Left Colon and Rectal Cancer Resections With Reduction of Surgical Site Infections. JAMA Surg. 2018 Feb 01; 153(2):114-121. PMID: 29049477.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Zamani N, Sharath SE, Vo E, Awad SS, Kougias P, Barshes NR. A Multi-Component Strategy to Decrease Wound Complications after Open Infra-Inguinal Re-Vascularization. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Jan; 19(1):87-94. PMID: 29303688.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. 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 Nov; 475(11):2808-2818. PMID: 28707110.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. 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. 2017 07; 266(1):59-65. PMID: 27429030.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Braxton CC, Robinson CN, Awad SS. Escalation of Commitment in the Surgical ICU. Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr; 45(4):e433-e436. PMID: 28291105.
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    17. 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 01 01; 152(1):5-6. PMID: 27829095.
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    18. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    21. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. 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; 150(5):390-5. PMID: 25738898.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    25. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    26. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    28. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. 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 01; 59(1):51-61. PMID: 24723282.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    31. Awad S, Lobo DN. Reply from the authors. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Oct; 111(4):680. PMID: 24027154.
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    32. 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.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. 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.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    36. 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.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    38. 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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    39. 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.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Subramanian A, Clapp ML, Hicks SC, Awad SS, Liang MK. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: primary versus secondary hernias. J Surg Res. 2013 May 01; 181(1):e1-5. PMID: 22795342.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. 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.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCTClinical Trials
    42. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. 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.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    47. 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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    48. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    49. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    52. 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.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    53. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    55. 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.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. 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.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    60. 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 07; 362(1):18-26. PMID: 20054046.
      Citations: 173     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    61. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    65. 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.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    66. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    67. 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.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    68. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    69. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    70. 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.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    71. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    72. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    73. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    74. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    75. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    76. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    77. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    78. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    79. 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.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    80. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    81. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    82. 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.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    83. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    84. 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.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    85. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    86. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    87. 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.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    88. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    89. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    90. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    91. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    92. Awad SS, Fagan SP. Current approaches to inguinal hernia repair. Am J Surg. 2004 Dec; 188(6A Suppl):9S-16S. PMID: 15610887.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    93. Awad SS. Evidence-based approach to hernia surgery. Am J Surg. 2004 Dec; 188(6A Suppl):1S-2S. PMID: 15610885.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    94. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    95. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    96. 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.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    97. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    98. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    99. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    100. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    101. 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.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    102. 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.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    103. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    104. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    105. 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.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    106. 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.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    107. 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.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    108. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    109. 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.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    110. Salameh JR, Sweeney JF, Graviss EA, Essien FA, Williams MD, Awad S, Itani KM, Fisher WE. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair during the learning curve. Hernia. 2002 Dec; 6(4):182-7. PMID: 12424598.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    111. DiBardino DJ, Vanatta JM, Fagan SP, Awad SS. Acute respiratory failure after pleurodesis with doxycycline. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jul; 74(1):257-8. PMID: 12118779.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    112. Awad SS, Liscum KR, Aoki N, Awad SH, Berger DH. Does the subjective evaluation of medical student surgical knowledge correlate with written and oral exam performance? J Surg Res. 2002 May 01; 104(1):36-9. PMID: 11971675.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    113. Reickert CA, Rich PB, Crotti S, Mahler SA, Awad SS, Lynch WR, Johnson KJ, Hirschl RB. Partial liquid ventilation and positive end-expiratory pressure reduce ventilator-induced lung injury in an ovine model of acute respiratory failure. Crit Care Med. 2002 Jan; 30(1):182-9. PMID: 11902260.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    114. Awad SS, Swaniker F, Magee J, Punch J, Bartlett RH. Results of a phase I trial evaluating a liver support device utilizing albumin dialysis. Surgery. 2001 Aug; 130(2):354-62. PMID: 11490371.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    115. Awad SS, Swaniker F, Bartlett RH. Preliminary results of a phase I trial evaluating an extracorporeal hepatic support device utilizing albumin dialysis. Z Gastroenterol. 2001 Jun; 39 Suppl 2:22-3. PMID: 16215890.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    116. Awad SS, Hemmila MR, Soldes OS, Sawada S, Rich PB, Mahler S, Gargulinski M, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH. A novel stable reproducible model of hepatic failure in canines. J Surg Res. 2000 Dec; 94(2):167-71. PMID: 11104657.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    117. Rich PB, Reickert CA, Sawada S, Awad SS, Lynch WR, Johnson KJ, Hirschl RB. Effect of rate and inspiratory flow on ventilator-induced lung injury. J Trauma. 2000 Nov; 49(5):903-11. PMID: 11086784.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    118. Rich PB, Reickert CA, Mahler SA, Sawada S, Awad S, Kazerooni EA, Hirschl RB. Prolonged partial liquid ventilation in spontaneously breathing awake animals. Crit Care Med. 1999 May; 27(5):941-5. PMID: 10362417.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    119. Michaels AJ, Schriener RJ, Kolla S, Awad SS, Rich PB, Reickert C, Younger J, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH. Extracorporeal life support in pulmonary failure after trauma. J Trauma. 1999 Apr; 46(4):638-45. PMID: 10217227.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    120. Awad SS, Sawada S, Soldes OS, Rich PB, Klein R, Alarcon WH, Wang SC, Bartlett RH. Can the clearance of tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 6 be enhanced using an albumin dialysate hemodiafiltration system? ASAIO J. 1999 Jan-Feb; 45(1):47-9. PMID: 9952006.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    121. Rich PB, Awad SS, Crotti S, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH, Schreiner RJ. A prospective comparison of atrio-femoral and femoro-atrial flow in adult venovenous extracorporeal life support. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Oct; 116(4):628-32. PMID: 9766592.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    122. Rich PB, Younger JG, Soldes OS, Awad SS, Bartlett RH. Use of extracorporeal life support for adult patients with respiratory failure and sepsis. ASAIO J. 1998 Jul-Aug; 44(4):263-6. PMID: 9682951.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    123. Rich PB, Awad SS, Kolla S, Annich G, Schreiner RJ, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH. An approach to the treatment of severe adult respiratory failure. J Crit Care. 1998 Mar; 13(1):26-36. PMID: 9556124.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    124. Kolla S, Awad SS, Rich PB, Schreiner RJ, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH. Extracorporeal life support for 100 adult patients with severe respiratory failure. Ann Surg. 1997 Oct; 226(4):544-64; discussion 565-6. PMID: 9351722.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    125. Awad SS, Rich PB, Kolla S, Younger JG, Reickert CA, Downing VP, Bartlett RH. Characteristics of an albumin dialysate hemodiafiltration system for the clearance of unconjugated bilirubin. ASAIO J. 1997 Sep-Oct; 43(5):M745-9. PMID: 9360145.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    126. Awad SS, Colletti L, Mulholland M, Knol J, Rothman ED, Scheiman J, Eckhauser FE. Multimodality staging optimizes resectability in patients with pancreatic and ampullary cancer. Am Surg. 1997 Jul; 63(7):634-8. PMID: 9202539.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    127. Bakran I, Erlich J, Golem F, Cavcic J, Ugljen R, Komarcic M, Awad S, Vuco R. [Operative treatment of ileus during the past 10 years at the Surgical Clinic of the Medical School in Zagreb]. Acta Chir Iugosl. 1980; 27 Suppl 1:241-7. PMID: 7424377.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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