Weikai Qu
University of Toledo
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#1Helen Zhang (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 1
#2Weikai Qu (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 3
Last. Jorge Ortiz (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Objective To determine if history of kidney transplant is an independent risk factor for increased incidence of wound infection and other morbidities in burn patients. Background While the goal of immunosuppression post-organ transplantation is to prevent graft rejection, it is often associated with significant adverse effects such as increased susceptibility to infection, drug toxicity, and malignancy. Burn injuries lead to a dysregulated hypermetabolic state and a compromised cutaneou...
#1Samer Alharthi (UT: University of Toledo)
#2Mohanad Baldawi (UT: University of Toledo)
Last. Munier Nazzal (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 11
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OBJECTIVES:Our aim was to assess outcomes in White and African American kidney transplant recipients after induction with alemtuzumab. MATERIALS AND METHODS:We performed a retrospective study of 464 patients who received deceased-donor kidney transplants and were induced with alem-tuzumab between March 2006 and May 2015. We evaluated ethnic influences on patient and graft survival, delayed graft function, allograft failure, and rejection. RESULTS:There were 337 White (67.3%) and 127 African Amer...
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#1Graham Mitro (UT: University of Toledo)
#2Weikai Qu (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 3
Last. Jorge Ortiz (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 4
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#2Jorge OrtizH-Index: 15
Last. Michael A. ReesH-Index: 22
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Last. Weikai QuH-Index: 3
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#1Sohaib Khan (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 1
#2Kathryn Rock (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 1
Last. Jorge Ortiz (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Background Obesity is a global epidemic that has been increasing in prevalence. The only treatment method for durable weight loss is bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was to observe trends in usage and outcomes of bariatric operations used in the United States from 2008 to 2012. Methods Analysis was performed on bariatric surgery admissions from 2008 to 2012 based off of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Data were selected from using International Classification of Diseas...
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#1Brett G Aplin (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 1
#2Munier Nazzal (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 11
Last. Jihad Abbas (UT: University of Toledo)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Background Studying the variables associated with the increased costs of health care provides valuable insight. Methods A review and analysis of the pertinent variables and information collected for 118.3 million hospital admissions recorded as Nationwide Inpatient Samples database was done for the years 2008 to 2010. We used hospital charges as an approximation of costs in the analysis of the patient variables and other factors contributing to hospital costs. Results The top 5 factors ...
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#1Weikai QuH-Index: 3
Last. Jorge OrtizH-Index: 15
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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The disparity in access to organs for kidney transplantation has led to inter-state “transplant tourism.” Our objective was to determine if recipients traveling over a state line for kidney transplantation experience different outcomes relative to recipients native to that state. METHODS: TheScientificRegistry of TransplantRecipientswas analyzed to examine all deceased donor kidney transplants performed from 1987-2014 (n1⁄41094). Those transplanted in their original ...