Trauma leadership: does perception drive reality?

Sakran JV, Finneman B, Maxwell C, Sonnad SS, Sarani B, Pascual J, Kim P, Schwab CW, Sims C J Surg Educ 2012 Mar-Apr;69(2):236-40 PMID: 22365872 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Leadership plays a key role in trauma team management and might affect the efficiency of patient care. Our hypothesis was that a positive relationship exists between the trauma

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Extended trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis for implant reconstruction in the previously irradiated chest wall

Mirzabeigi MN, Lee M, Smartt JM, Jandali S, Sonnad SS, Serletti JM Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):37e-45e PMID: 22186583 Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone prior chest wall irradiation can present as challenging candidates for implant reconstruction because of troublesome rates of infectious complications. The issue of antibiotic prophylaxis remains controversial, and evidence-based postoperative strategies

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A writing group for female assistant professors

Sonnad SS, Goldsack J, McGowan KL J Natl Med Assoc 2011 Sep-Oct;103(9-10):811-5 PMID: 22364047 Abstract INTRODUCTION: The number of female medical school faculty being promoted and the speed at which they are promoted have not kept pace with their male counterparts at many institutions. One of the reasons is that these women are not publishing

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Systemic barriers to diabetes management in primary care: a qualitative analysis of Delaware physicians

Elliott DJ, Robinson EJ, Sanford M, Herrman JW, Riesenberg LA Am J Med Qual 2011 Jul-Aug;26(4):284-90 PMID: 21393616 Abstract Primary care providers deliver the majority of care for patients with diabetes. This article presents a qualitative analysis of systemic barriers to primary care diabetes management in the small office setting in Delaware. Grounded theory was

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Improved survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for soft tissue sarcoma

Predina JD, Puc MM, Bergey MR, Sonnad SS, Kucharczuk JC, Staddon A, Kaiser LR, Shrager JB J Thorac Oncol 2011 May;6(5):913-9 PMID: 21750417 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for soft tissue sarcoma (STS) has been lower than in osteosarcoma (14-40% versus 40-50%). With improved patient selection criteria and advanced chemotherapy agents, we hypothesized that

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Perception, intention, and action in adolescent obesity

Bittner Fagan H, Diamond J, Myers R, Gill JM J Am Board Fam Med 2008 Nov-Dec;21(6):555-61 PMID: 18988723 Abstract BACKGROUND: Insight into adolescents’ weight-loss behavior is needed. METHODS: Survey data were obtained from overweight and obese adolescents in the Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS) in Delaware. Cross tabulations were used to determine the frequency of

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Tailored navigation in colorectal cancer screening

Myers RE, Hyslop T, Sifri R, Bittner-Fagan H, Katurakes NC, Cocroft J, Dicarlo M, Wolf T Med Care 2008 Sep;46(9 Suppl 1):S123-31 PMID: 18725824 Abstract BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized. Effective methods to increase screening use are needed. This study sought to determine the impact of tailored navigation on CRC screening in primary

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