Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities in the Surgery Department

Attending/Department

Project

Project type

Status

Students

Dr. Aucar

Telemedicine applications for initial trauma evaluation

Review

In progress

Ragul Yuvara

Dr. Aucar and Dt. Clyde

Effect of anticoagualation reversal on head injury

lit reveiew+Chart review

In progress

Eddie Martinez, Patrick Maarta

Dr. Fitzgibbons

Novel understanding of high mobility group box-1 in the immunopathogenesis of incisional hernias

Review

Published in Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Nick Larsen and Matt Reilly

 

A Review of Shared Molecular Pathways in Patient Related Factors and Incisional Hernia Development

Review

Submitting to JAMA Surgery; Pending

 

 

HMGB-1 Mediated Activation of NLRP3 Inflammasome in the Pathogenesis of Incisional Hernia - A Pilot Study

Basic Science

Data Analysis and Manuscript Preparation; Presented at AHS, MSBRF, ACS - Omaha, Surgery Grand Rounds

 

 

Biomarker expression and heterogeneous fibroblast phenotypes associated with incisional hernia

Basic Science

Submitted to Connective Tissue Research; Pending; Presented at MSBRF, ACS - Omaha, Surgery Grand Rounds

 

 

Increased incidence of Incisional Hernia in patients undergoing repair of Diverticular disease and Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Review

In progress

Neil Haley, Nick Larsen, Matt Reilly

Dr. Balters

Pulmonary Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications

Case Report

Submitted to Cureus; Published

Nick Larsen

 

Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return in a Patient Undergoing Left Upper Lobectomy

Case Report

Submitted, pending

Xander Jacobson, Vincent Nicch

 

Malignant Degeneration of Hamartoma to Chondrosarcoma

Case Report

Submitted, pending

Charles Altfillisch and Janice Chung

 

ERAS in Thoracic Surgery

Clinical

Protocol written; working with anesthesia and nursing staff for implementation

Charlie Oertli

 

Strong for Surgery

Clinical

IRB Writing

Lexi Sughroue

Dr. Campbell

Is there a link between melanoma and PTC? SEER database

Clinical

In Progress

Adam Bergh, Anna White, and Ashlyn Glann

 

SEER for patterns in recurrent PTC

Clinical

In Progress

Adam Bergh, Anna White, and Ashlyn Glann

 

What is the effect of hypoparathyroidism s/p thyroidectomy?

Clinical

In Progress

Adam Bergh, Anna White, and Ashlyn Glann

 

Papillary thyroid cancer with SEER

Clinical

In Progress

Bailey Kent and Luke Kiefer

Dr. Sandin

Benefits of mTBI clinic for trauma concussion patients

 

In Progress

Christina Case

Dr. Nandipati

Obesity is Associated with Significantly More Anastomotic Leaks after Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A NSQIP Database Study

Retrospective

published in ASO

Patrick McBee

 

The Role of Microbiota in EAC Pathogenesis

Review

In Progress

Megan Gillespie

 

Biomolecular Pathophysiology of EAC in Obese Patients

Basic Science

In Progress

Megan Gillespie

 

Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in CIH with LOD

Retrospective

Presented orally at 2019 ASMBS, manuscript pending IRB adjustments

Ben Branigan
Alex Arne

Dr. Krishnamurty

Calcified Pilonidal Cyst

Case Report

Potential write up, JAMA surgery

Xander Jacobson

Cardiac UNMC

Contemporary management of intra-cardiac thrombi

Manuscript

Submitted to JTCVS

Sam Brown PGY5

Dr. Singh

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dilisio

Percutaneous Plating of Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures Without Calcar Screws

Clinical

Submitting for publication

Kevin Lang

Dr. Patil

1)stereotactic aneurysm coiling-feasibliity study completed awaiting clinical study 2) interspinal distraction stabilization for lumbar spine-clinical study, paper written ready for submission for publication 3) Effect of chymopapain on cartilage-in-vitro study competed, awaiting cadaver study 4) development of interspinal distraction fixation system for cervical spine-in progress 5) development of new vagal nerve stimulator system-in progress

stereotactic aneurysm coiling-feasibliity study completed awaiting clinical study

Podium presented at CNS annual meeting2019, paper sent for publication

 

Dr. Clyde

 

 

 

 

Dr. Loggie/Dr. Thomas/Dr. GV

Curcumin/Turmeric as a Treatment for Inflammation in Peritoneal Surface Malignancies

Review

 

 

Dr. Parks

Amyand Hernia 2/2 Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Case report

ACS Case Review Series Journal: Peer review