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Association between COVID-19 related elective surgery cancellations and pediatric inguinal hernia complications: A nationwide multicenter cohort study.

Hu A, Reiter AJ, Gerardo R, Skertich NJ, Lewit R, Ghani M, Witte A, Kang HS, Richards H, Perry B, Tian Y, Mehl SC, Gonzalez A, Novotny NM, Haynes J, Aranda A, Zamora IJ, Rhee D, Fialkowski E, Slater BJ, Van Arendonk K, Gosain A, Lopez ME, Raval MV. Surgery. 2022 Sep;172(3):989-996. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2022.05.011. Epub 2022 May 20. PMID: 35738913; PMCID: PMC9374501.

Management of pediatric appendicitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide multicenter cohort study. 

Hegde B, Garcia E, Hu A, Raval M, Takirambudde S, Wakeman D, Lewit R, Gosain A, Parrado RH, Cina RA, Stephenson K, Dassinger MS 3rd, Zhang D, Mustafa MM, Koo D, Lipskar AM, Scheidler K, Van Arendonk KJ, Berg P, Gonzalez R, Scheese D, Haynes J, Mina A, Zamora IJ, Lopez ME, Mehl SC, Gilliam E, Lofberg K, Spencer B, Kulaylat AN, Gulack BC, Johnson M, Laskovy M, Brahmamdam P, Shimomura A, Blanch T, Tsao K, Slater BJ. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Aug 13:S0022-3468(22)00512-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.08.005.

Provider education leads to sustained reduction in pediatric opioid prescribing after surgery.

PMID 34456039


Slater BJ, Corvin CG, Heiss K, Vandewalle R, Shah SR, Cunningham M, Huang E, Lipskar AM, Denning NL, Dassinger M, Cina RA, Rothstein DH, Kauffman J, Gonzalez R, Ingram MC, Raval MV. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Mar;57(3):474-478. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.08.004. Epub 2021 Aug 8. PMID: 34456039; PMCID: PMC8996746.

Toward standardized management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: an analysis of practice guidelines

PMID 31226462


Jancelewicz T, Brindle ME, Gunner YS, Lally PA, Lally KP, Harting MT, Congential Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group (CDHSG) Pediatric Surgical Research Collaborative (PedSRC). Journal of Surgical Research. 2019 June 18;243:229-235. 

Variability in perioperative evaluation and resource utilization in pediatric patients with suspected biliary dyskinesia: A multi-institutional retrospective cohort study

PMID 30885555

Cairo SB, Aranda A, Bartz-Kurycki M, Baxter KJ, Bonasso P, Dassinger M, Deans KJ, Dorey D, Emengo P, Fialkowski E, Gayer C, Gonzales B, Gusman N, Hawkins RB, Herzing K, Huang E, Islam S, Jancelewicz T, Landman MP, Lally KP, Lesher A, Minneci PC, Raval MV, Russell R, Shah S, Slater B, Schoel LJ, Peter SS, Sujka J, Waterhouse J, Rothstein DH; Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative (PedSRC) J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun;54(6):1118-1122. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.02.049. Epub 2019 Mar 2. PMID: 30885555; PMCID: PMC6822378.

Provider education decreases opioid prescribing after pediatric umbilical hernia repair

PMID 31109731

Piper KN, Baxter KJ, Wetzel M, McCracken C, Travers C, Slater B, Cairo SB, Rothstein DH, Cina R, Dassinger M, Bonasso P, Lipskar A, Denning NL, Huang E, Shah SR, Cunningham ME, Gonzalez R, Kauffman JD, Heiss KF, Raval MV; Pediatric Surgical Research Collaborative - PedSRC. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May 11. pii: S0022-3468(19)30344-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.04.035. [Epub ahead of print]

Variability in the evaluation of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma

PMID 30426222

Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Williams RF, Huang EY, Santore MT, Tsao K, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St. Peter SD, Mooney D, Upperman JS, Streck CJ. Variability in the Evaluation of Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 April; 35(4):479-485. doi:10.1007/s00383-018-4417-z. 

Enhanced neonatal surgical site infection prediction model utilizing statistically and clinically significant variables in combination with a machine learning algorithm.


Bartz-Kurycki MA, Green C, Anderson KT, Alder AC, Bucher BT, Cina RA, Jamshidi R, Russel RT, Williams RF, Tsao K. Am J Surg. 2018 Oct;216(4):764-777. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurf.2018.07.041. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Acute procedural interventions after pediatric blunt abdominal trauma: A prospective multicenter evaluation

PMID 28930954

Arbra CA, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Huang EY, Savoie KB, Santore MT, Tsao K, Ostovar-Kermani TG, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Recicar J, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St. Peter SD, Mooney DP, Onwubiko C, Upperman JS, Streck CJ. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct;83(4):597-602. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001533.

Focused assessment with sonography for trauma in children after blunt abdominal trauma: A multi-institutional analysis

PMID 28590347

Calder BW, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Huang EY, Savoie KB, Santore MT, Tsao K, Ostovar-Kermani TG, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Recicar J, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St Peter SD, Mooney DP, Onwubiko, C, Upperman JS, Zagory J, Streck CJ. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Aug;83(2): 218-224. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001546.

Identifying children at very low risk of blunt intra-abdominal injury in whom computed tomography of the abdomen can safely be avoided

PMID 28130170


Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Huang EY, Santore MT, Tsao K, Falcone RA,
Dassinger MS, Russell RT, Blakely ML, for the Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224(4):449-458.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.12.041

Real-time ultrasonography for placement of central venous catheters in children: A multi-institutional study.

PMID 27460931


Gurien LA, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Renaud EJ, Savoie KB, Dassinger MS; Pediatric Surgery Research (PedSRC) Collaborative.

Surgery. 2016 Jul 23. pii: S0039-6060(16)30193-3. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.05.019.

A multicenter, pediatric quality improvement initiative improves surgical wound class assignment, but is it enough?

PMID 26590473

Putnam LR, Levy SM, Blakely ML, Lally KP, Wyrick DL, Dassinger MS, Russell RT, Huang EY, Vogel AM, Streck CJ, Kawaguchi AL, Calkins CM, St Peter SD, Abbas PI, Lopez ME, Tsao K; Pediatric Surgical Research Collaborative. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Apr;51(4):639-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.046.

Use of real-time ultrasound during central venous catheter placement: Results of an APSA survey.

PMID 25783346


Dassinger MS, Renaud EJ, Goldin A, Huang EY, Russell RT, Streck CJ, Tang X, Blakely ML. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul;50(7):1162-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.03.003.

Surgical wound misclassification: a multicenter evaluation.

PMID 25532617

Levy SM, Lally KP, Blakely ML, Calkins CM, Dassinger MS, Duggan E, Huang EY, Kawaguchi AL, Lopez ME, Russell RT, St Peter SD, Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Tsao K; Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative.

J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar;220(3):323-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.11.007.

Improving gastroschisis outcomes: does birth place matter?

PMID 25487481

Savoie KB, Huang EY, Aziz SK, Blakely ML, Dassinger S, Dorale AR, Duggan EM, Harting MT, Markel TA, Moore-Olufemi SD, Shah SR, St Peter SD, Tsao K, Wyrick DL, Williams RF. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec;49(12):1771-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.09.019.

Adherence of randomized trials within children's surgical specialties published during 2000 to 2009 to standard reporting guidelines.

Blakely ML, Kao LS, Tsao K, Huang EY, Tsai A, Tanaka S, Younas S, Lu Z, Lally KP; Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Sep;217(3):394-399.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.03.032.

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