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Bellal Joseph
University of Arizona
363Publications
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#1Faisal Jehan (WMC: Westchester Medical Center)
#2Muhammad Zeeshan (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 5
Last.Bellal Joseph (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Background Metabolic syndrome (MS) is defined as the cluster: hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. Operative diverticulitis in the setting of MS can be challenging to manage. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of MS on outcomes in operative acute diverticulitis patients. Methods We analyzed the (2012-2015) NSQIP database. We identified acute diverticulitis patients who underwent surgery. MS was defined as follows: body mass index (BMI) >30 kg/m2, hypertension, and diabetes....
#1Kamil Hanna (UA: University of Arizona)
#2James M. Palmer (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 13
Last.Bellal Joseph (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 25
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Introduction:Differences in health care between racial and ethnic groups exist. The literature suggests that African Americans and Hispanics prefer more aggressive treatment at the end of life. The aim of this study is to assess racial and ethnic differences in limiting life-sustaining treatment (LLST) after trauma.Study Design:We performed a 2-year (2013-2014) retrospective analysis of Trauma Quality Improvement Program database. Patients with age ≥16 and Injury Severity Score (ISS) ≥ 16 were i...
Abstract Background We evaluated the association between operating room time and developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolus (PE) after emergency general surgery (EGS). Methods We reviewed six common EGS procedures in the 2013–2015 NSQIP dataset. After tabulating their incidence of postoperative VTE events, we calculated predictors of developing a VTE using adjusted multivariate logistic regressions. Results Of 108,954 EGS patients, 1,366 patients (1.3%) developed a VTE postoper...
#1Kamil Hanna (UA: University of Arizona)
#2Muhammad Zeeshan (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 5
Last.Valentine N. Nfonsam (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 10
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Background The incidence in young patients has increased significantly over the last few decades. The aim of this study is to evaluate demographic and tumor characteristics of young patients and analyze the short-term surgical outcomes of patients undergoing surgery.
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