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Vernissia Tam
University of Pittsburgh
18Publications
5H-index
90Citations
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Published on 2019in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery3.92
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh),
Betty C. Tong24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Duke University)
+ 2 AuthorsMark K. Ferguson51
Estimated H-index: 51
(U of C: University of Chicago)
Abstract Background Physician gender bias in surgical treatment recommendations is recognized but not well understood. We hypothesized that gender differences may exist in interpretation of patients’ physical behaviors and that this may be associated with decision making by providers and surrogate decision makers. Methods We solicited a pool of Amazon Mechanical Turk workers to participate in an online assessment. Workers viewed 3 short videos of standardized patients (SPs) trained to exhibit ph...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in American Journal of Surgery2.20
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh),
Jeffrey Borrebach3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 3 AuthorsMelissa E. Hogg15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Pittsburgh)
Abstract Background While proficiency-based robotic training has been shown to enhance skill acquisition, no studies have shown that training leads to improved outcomes or quality measures. Methods Board-certified general surgeons participated in an optional proficiency-based robotic training curriculum and outcomes from robotic hernia cases were analyzed. Multivariable analysis was performed for operative times to adjust for patient and surgical variables. Results Six out of 16 (38%) surgeons c...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Journal of Surgical Research1.87
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh),
Devin E. Rogers1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 5 AuthorsMelissa E. Hogg15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Pittsburgh)
Abstract Background Over the past 5 y, robotic surgery has expanded within general surgery, especially in regard to hernia repairs. We aimed to evaluate the outcomes of the early experience of over 300 consecutive robotic inguinal hernia repairs performed in an academic multihospital system. Methods Consecutive robotic inguinal hernia repairs performed between December 2015 and June 2017 were analyzed. Retrospective chart review was performed, and hospital records were queried. Descriptive stati...
Published on Jan 1, 2019
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Deepa Magge8
Estimated H-index: 8
+ 1 AuthorsMelissa E. Hogg9
Estimated H-index: 9
Abstract The introduction of laparoscopy in the 1980s has revolutionized the field of complex abdominal surgery. Traditional operations for almost all pancreatic resections and reconstructions have been described and replicated through a laparoscopic approach. Minimally invasive pancreatic surgeries are now well integrated into routine pancreatic resections and reconstructions at high-volume centers, with equivalent rates of mortality compared with open procedures. With the advent of robotic ass...
Published on May 1, 2018in Gastroenterology19.23
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Amer H. Zureikat28
Estimated H-index: 28
+ 1 AuthorsMelissa E. Hogg9
Estimated H-index: 9
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Journal of the Pancreas
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Mazen S. Zenati27
Estimated H-index: 27
+ 7 AuthorsYadav Dhiraj
Context Infected pancreatic necrosis is traditionally approached with open necrosectomy. The 2010 randomized controlled PANTER trial proposed a “Step-Up” approach with fewer major complications, comparable mortality, and fewer operations. Objective We sought to evaluate the practical adherence to the Step-Up approach at a tertiary care institution. Design Retrospective, observational study comparing outcomes between patients treated in the “early” pre-PANTER trial period (2006-2010) and “late” p...
Published on Nov 1, 2017in Journal of Surgical Education2.21
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh),
Mazen S. Zenati27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 4 AuthorsMelissa E. Hogg15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Pittsburgh)
Objective Obtaining the proficiency on the robotic platform necessary to safely perform a robotic pancreatoduodenectomy is particularly challenging. We hypothesize that by instituting a proficiency-based robotic training curriculum we can enhance novice surgeons’ skills outside of the operating room, leading to a shorter learning curve. Design A biotissue curriculum was designed consisting of sewing artificial organs to simulate a hepaticojejunostomy (HJ), gastrojejunostomy (GJ), and pancreatico...
Published on Nov 1, 2017in American Journal of Surgery2.20
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh),
Waseem Lutfi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 5 AuthorsMelissa E. Hogg15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Pittsburgh)
Abstract Background Adoption of robotics in general surgery has expanded but there is no mandatory national standardized curriculum for general surgery residents (GSR). Methods A survey was administered to all GSRs in 2014 addressing future practice and robotic experience. A non-mandatory robotic curriculum was available for residents to train. Compliance was assessed. In 2016, the same survey was re-administered. Barriers to completing the curriculum were identified. Results Interest in improvi...
Published on Nov 1, 2017in Journal of Patient Safety3.39
Madeline Leong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Johns Hopkins University),
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 1 AuthorsMatthew Peters1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Oct 1, 2017in American Journal of Surgery2.20
Vernissia Tam5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Pittsburgh),
James D. Luketich69
Estimated H-index: 69
(University of Pittsburgh)
+ 4 AuthorsKatie S. Nason23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Pittsburgh)
Abstract Background Equipoise still exists regarding routine mesh cruroplasty during laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia (PEH). We aimed to determine whether selective mesh cruroplasty is associated with differences in recurrence and patient-reported outcomes. Methods We compared symptom outcomes (n = 688) and radiographic recurrences (n = 101; at least 10% [or 2 cm] of stomach above hiatus) for 795 non-emergent PEH repair with fundoplication (n = 106 with mesh). Results Heartburn, regurgitation,...
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