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Resident Research

John Mellinger, MD and residents in the Surgical Skills labResearch by residents is considered a key part of training, both as a means of achieving critical thinking and analysis skills necessary for life-long learning, and as a tool to ensure competitiveness for fellowship training by trainees so inclined. 

Consistent with its history and mission, there is a very strong tradition of and opportunity for educational research within the division of general surgery.  A list of recent publications and presentations coming out of the department in this area over the last five years may be accessed here.  A bimonthly Surgical Education Performance Group meeting chaired by Hilary Sanfey, Vice Chair for Education, allows residents to meet and  work with thought leaders from multiple divisions and departments within the institution to plan and execute educational research projects.  Residents have also been involved in a number of outcomes and translational research projects, and a list of the resulting resident presentations and publications over the last five years may be accessed here.  Clinical and research interests, as well as recent presentations and publications by specific general surgery faculty, may be accessed through their individual faculty links. 

All residents are required, as a minimum to submit an abstract to the departmental resident research day program.  Opportunities to collaborate with educational, translational, and basic scientists through other departments within the School of Medicine are also available for the interested resident.

 

Resident Research 2008-2013

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ahad S, Gonczy C, Advani A, Markwell S, Hassan I. “True benefit or selection bias:  an analysis of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy from the ACS-NSQIP”. Surg Endosc Jun 2013;27(1):1865-71.
PMID:  23355143

Advani V, Ahad S, Gonczy C, Markwell S, Hassan I. “Does Resident Involvement Effect Surgical Times and Complication Rates During Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis? An Analysis of 16,849 Cases from the ACS-NSQIP”. Am J Surg. 2012 Mar;2013(3):347-52.
PMID:  22364902

Date DF, Sanfey H, Mellinger J, Dunnington G. “Handoffs in general surgery residency, an observation of intern and senior residents.” Am J Surg 2013 Sep 12 (epub ahead of print).
PMID:  24035213

Dailey AM, Gilbert JA, Tannock LR. “Durability of glycemic control using U-500 insulin.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract Mar 2012;95(3):340-4.
PMID:  22088791

V. Advani, S. Ahad, I. Hassan.  “Single Incision Laparoscopic Right hemicolectomy for Colon Cancer. Less is More?” Surg Innov. 2011 Sep;18(3):NP4-6. Epub 2011 Feb 22.
PMID:  21343175

Zeino MY, Wietfeldt ED, Advani V, Ahad S, Younkin C, Hassan I. “Laparoscopic removal of a copper intrauterine device from the sigmoid colon”.  JSLS 2011 Oct-Dec;15(4):568-70.
PMID:  22643520

M Boehler, V. Advani, CJ Schwind, ED Wietfeldt, Y. Becker, B. Lewis, J. Rakinic, I. Hassan. “Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Colorectal Cancer Screening among Medical Students: A Tale of Two Schools”. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Mar;26(1):147-52.
PMID: 20848257

Hassan I, Advani V.  “Meta-analysis of Survival of Patients with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer Managed with Resection versus Chemotherapy Alone”. World J Surg. 2010 Oct;34(10):2490-1; author reply 2494-5.
PMID:  20376448

I. Hassan, V. Advani. “Single Incision Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Is the Ride Worth the Curve?” Colorectal Dis. 2010 Sep;12(9):847-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 20718838

Dillon MF, Hayes BD, Quinn CM, Advani V, Masterson C, Evoy D, McDermott EW.
“The Extent of Axillary Lymph Node Clearance Required FollowingDetection of Sentinel Node Micrometastasis”. Breast J. 2010 Jul 6.
PMID: 20626393

Dailey AM, Williams S, Taneja D, Tannock LR. “Clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with U-500 insulin use.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010 Jun;88(3):259-64.
PMID:  20226557

Dillon MF, Advani V, Masterson C, O'Loughlin C, Quinn CM, O'Higgins N,  Evoy D, McDermott EW. “The Value of Level III Clearance in Patients with Axillary and Sentinel Node Positive Breast Cancer”. Ann Surg. 2009 May;249(5):834-9.
PMID: 19387317

Poster Presentations

Wierzbicki, J. “Duodenal necrosis after afferent loop obstruction requiring duodenal reconstruction:  A case report and review of literature”. Presented at Resident Research Day, May 17, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Gonczy C, Hassan I, Ahad S, Markwell S. “Thromboembolic events after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band:  Indication of high-risk factors”. Presented at Resident Research Day, May 17, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Sayon A, Gonczy C, Hassan I. “Eighty seven cents slip-knot instead of endo-loop. Presented at SAGES, April 17-20, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

P.  Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan.  “Concurrent procedures performed during colon surgery and its adverse impact on postoperative outcomes.” ASCRS, Houston, Texas. June 2012

P. Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan.  “Preoperative frailty and its association with perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open and laparoscopic colon surgery.”  ASCRS, Houston, Texas. June 2012

V. Advani, M. Boehler, S. Ahad, I. Hassan “Quality of life of patients presenting with hemmorrhoidal disease. The importance of using the right tool for the right question to get the right answer.” Digestive Disease Week Meeting, San Diego, California. May 19-22 2012

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Ahad, I. Hassan . “Thromboembolic events after laparoscopic gastric bypass: Identification of high risk factors.” SAGES Meeting, San Diego, California. May 19-22 2012

Ahad S, Gonczy C, Advani A, Markwell S, Hassan I. “True benefit or selection bias:  an analysis of laparoscopic versus open splenectomy from the ACS-NSQIP”. Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

Dailey AM. “Clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction with U-500 insulin use.” Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

Wierzbicki, J. “Type A root dissection with severe aortic insufficiency after blunt trauma:  A case report.” Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

Thomas, M. “Does percutaneous image guided drainage of diverticular abscesses allow for a single stage operation?” Presented at Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “Does Resident Involvement during Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Impact Patient Outcomes? Results from the ACS NSQIP”.  Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, Springfield, IL, April 19, 2012.           

V. Advani, C. Gonczy, S. Markwell, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “The Influence of Age on Post-operative Morbidity and Mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy.  An Analysis of 6293 cases from the ACS NSQIP". Presented at SIU Resident Research Day, Springfield, IL, April 19, 2012.

A. Sayon, S. Devanna, J. Fullerton.  “A rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction. Presented at SIU Resident Research Day April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

A. Sayon, S. Devanna, J. Fullerton.  “A rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction. Presented at The
American College of Gastorenterology Meeting October 2011, Washington, DC.

V. Advani, E.D Wietfeldt, M. Thomas, T. Tartar, I. Hassan . “Feasibility and efficacy of cross linked porcine dermal collagen (Permachol) in repair of complex parastomal and ventral hernias after ileal conduit urinary diversion.” AWR Meeting, Washington D.C, June 17-19 2010

V. Advani, E.D Wietfeldt, M. Mohan, C. Siddaguta, M. Boehler, T. Hassan,
I. Hassan .  “Comparison of endoscopist administered conscious sedation versus anesthesiologist administered deep sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy in an ambulatory surgery center. What should be the standard of care?” DDW Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 1-5 2010

Date DF, Louis S, Steiman J, Rutz M, Peralta E. “Knock-down of the estrogen receptor GPR30 in triple-negative breast cancer reduces cell proliferation”. Presented at Resident Research Day, April 1, 2010, Springfield, IL.

Abstracts

Gonczy C, Hassan I, Ahad S, Markwell S. “Su1654 Thromboembolic events after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band:  Indication of high-risk factors”. Gastroenterology 2012;142(5)Supplement 1:S1064.

V. Advani, M. Boehler, J. Rakinic, I. Hassan. “Su1516:  Quality of life of patients presenting with hemmorhoidal disease.  The importance of using the right tool for the right question to get the right answer”. Gastroenterology May 2012;142(5):S-1053.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The influence of age on postoperative morbidity and mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy.  An analysis of 6293 cases for the ACS-NSQI”.  AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress.  Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012; 172:(2);192.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The impact of resident involvement on patient outcomes during elective inguinal hernia repair and laparoscopic cholecystectomy:  An analysis of over 50,000 cases from  the ACS-NSQIP”. J AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012;172:(2);189.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The influence of age on postoperative morbidity and mortality after pancreatoduodenectomy.  An analysis of 6293 cases for the ACS-NSQI”.  AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress.  Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012; 172:(2);192.

V. Advani, CR Gonczy, SJ Markwell, S Ahad, I Hassan. “The impact of resident involvement on patient outcomes during elective inguinal hernia repair and laparscopic cholecystectomy:  An analysis of over 50,000 cases from  the ACS-NSQIP”. J AAS and SUS Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2012;172:(2);189.

S. Ahad, V. Advani, M.L. Boehler, C. Schwind. “The impact of simulator fidelity on colonoscopic skill acquisition. A randomized trial between high and low fidelity colonoscopic simulators. JACS Sept 2011;213(3):S127-S128.

V. Advani, M. Thomas, J. Patton, M.L. Boehler. “The impact of diagnosis and symptoms on quality of life of patients with colorectal disease.  What matters most?” Journal of Surgical Research Feb 2011;165(2):176.

V. Advani, ED. Wietfeldt, M. Mohan, C Siddagunta. “S1411:  Comparison of endoscopist administered conscious sedation versus anesthesiologist administered deep sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy in an ambulatory surgery center.  What should be the standard of care?” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2010;71(5):AB154.

Oral Presentations

Date DF. Sanfey H, Mellinger J, Dunnington, G, “Handoffs in general surgery residency, an observation of intern and senior residents.” Presented at IL Chapter of ACS Meeting, June 7-8, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Date DF. “The 80th Hour. A review of resident duty hour restrictions.” Presented at IL Chapter of ACS Meeting, June 7-8, 2013, Springfield, IL.

Thomas, M. “Does percutaneous image guided drainage of diverticular abscesses allow for a single stage operation?” Presented at IL Chapter of ACS, June 7-8, 2013, Springfield, IL.

P. Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan. “Concurrent Procedures Performed During Colon Surgery and its Adverse Impact on Postoperative Outcomes.”  Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, June 2012.

P. Pacheco, V. Advani, I. Hassan. “Preoperative Frailty and its Association with Perioperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Open and Laparoscopic Colon Surgery”.  Presented at American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, June 2012.

A. Sayon, DB Hood, S Markwell.  “Evaluation of clinical factors and results in temporal artery biopsy for diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. IL Chapter of ACS Meeting, May 2012, Peoria, IL.

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Markwell, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “True Benefit or Selection Bias. An Analysis of Laparoscopic versus Open Splenectomy from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at SAGES Meeting, San Diego, California, May 7-10, 2012.

V. Advani, M. Boehler, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “Quality of Life of Patients of Presenting with Hemmorrhoidal Disease.  The Importance of Using the Right Tool for the Right Question to get the Right Answer”. Presented at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW Meeting), San Diego, California  May 19–22, 2012.

A. Sayon, T. Boley, L. Stelle, et al.  “Hope, self-blame and distress after surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer.  Presented as podium presentation at SIU Resident Research Day April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

A. Sayon, DB Hood, S. Markwell.  “Evaluation of clinical factors and results of temporal artery biopsy for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.” Presented as podium presentation at SIU Resident Research Day, April 19, 2012, Springfield, IL.

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “Thromboembolic Events after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass:  Identification of High Risk Factors”. Presented at SAGES Meeting, San Diego, California, March 7-10, 2012.

Date DF, Schwind C, Boehler M, Boley T, Markwell S, Hazelrigg S, Dunnington G, Vassileva C.  “Gender and medical student evaluation during the surgical clerkship.” Resident Research Day, April 2012.

V. Advani, C. Gonczy, S. Markwell, S. Ahad, I. Hassan. “The Influence of Age on Post-operative Morbidity and Mortality after Pancreatoduodenectomy. An Analysis of 6293 cases from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 14-16, 2012.

C. Gonczy, V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “The Impact of Resident Involvement on Patient Outcomes during Elective Inguinal Hernia Repair and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. An analysis of over 50,000 cases from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 14-16, 2012.

V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “Does Resident Involvement Affect Operative Times and Complication Rates During Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis”. Presented at the Mid West Surgical Association Meeting, Galena, IL, August 7-10, 2011.

V. Advani, S. Ahad, S. Markwell, I. Hassan. “Does Resident Involvement during Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Impact Patient Outcomes? Results from the ACS NSQIP”. Presented at ASCRS Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, May 14-18, 2011.

A. Sayon, T. Boley, L. Stelle, et al.  “Hope, self-blame and distress after surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer.  Presented as podium presentation at IL Chapter of ACS Meeting May 2011, Chicago, IL.

Farr DE, Louis S, Peralta EA.,  “GPR30 and its Role in Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Resistance: An in vitro Study in a Triple Negative Breast Cancer”.  6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 1-3, 2011 Huntington Beach CA & Resident Research Day, SIU-SOM.  April 2011.

V. Advani, M. Thomas, J. Patton, ML Boehler, CJ Schwind, J. Rakinic, I. Hassan. “The Impact of Diagnosis and Symptoms on Quality of Life of Patients with Colorectal Disease. What Matters Most?” Presented at the Academic Surgical Congress Meeting, Huntington Beach, California, February 1-3, 2011.

V. Advani, ED Wietfeldt, M. Thomas, T. Tarter, I. Hassan. “Feasibility and Efficacy of Cross Linked Porcine Dermal Collagen (Permachol) in Repair of Complex Parastomal and Ventral Hernias after Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion”. Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR Meeting), Washington, D.C., June 17-19, 2010.

V. Advani, ED Wietfeldt, M. Mohan, C. Siddaguta, M. Boehler, T. Hassan, I. Hassan.
“Comparison of Endoscopist Administered Conscious Sedation versus Anesthesiologist Administered Deep Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in an Ambulatory Surgery Center. What Should be the Standard of Care?”  Presented at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW Meeting), New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1-5 2010.

V. Advani, MF Dillon, N O’Higgins, C. Masterson, C M Quinn, D Evoy, E. McDermott “The Value of Level III Clearances in Patients with Axillary and Sentinel Node Positive Breast Cancer”.  Presented at the Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium, Galway, Ireland, September 5–6, 2008.

Book Chapters

Gonczy C, Mellinger J, Ali A, Trane RN. “Endoscopic staging and evaluation of foregut neoplasia”. In Soper NJ, Swanstrom LL, editors.  Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, 4th edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013;178-184.

Hassan, I, Advani, V, & Alex, AM. “Colorectal Cancers”. In C.A. Noggle & R.S. Dean  (Eds.) with T. Tarter, G. Johnson & R. Johnson. Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology. New York: Springer Publishing Company. (In press).