Publications 2015 - 2020

University of Utah, Division of Vascular Surgery, Group Publications 2015 – Jan 2020:

Williams, C. R., et al. (2019). "Optimal medical management before lower extremity bypass for claudication in the veteran population." J Vasc Surg 69(2): 545-554.

Ghaffarian, A. A., et al. (2019). "Prognostic implications of diagnosing frailty and sarcopenia in vascular surgery practice." J Vasc Surg 70(3): 892-900.

Mirabelli, L. G., et al. (2018). "Rapid Methods for Routine Frailty Assessment during Vascular Surgery Clinic Visits." Ann Vasc Surg 46: 134-141.

Ghaffarian, A. A., et al. (2018). "Comparative effectiveness of one-stage versus two-stage basilic vein transposition arteriovenous fistulas." J Vasc Surg 67(2): 529-535 e521.

Ghaffarian, A. A., et al. (2018). "Clinical effectiveness of open thrombectomy for thrombosed autogenous arteriovenous fistulas and grafts." J Vasc Surg 68(1): 189-196.

Ghaffarian, A. A., et al. (2018). "Repair of a symptomatic true radial artery aneurysm at the anatomic snuff box with interposition great saphenous vein graft." J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 4(4): 292-295.

Donald, G. W., et al. (2018). "Preoperative frailty assessment predicts loss of independence after vascular surgery." J Vasc Surg 68(5): 1382-1389.

Newhall, K., et al. (2017). "Impact and Duration of Brief Surgeon-Delivered Smoking Cessation Advice on Attitudes Regarding Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Harms for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease." Ann Vasc Surg 38: 113-121.

Bartline, P. B., et al. (2017). "Outcomes in Critical Limb Ischemia Compared by Distance from Referral Center." Ann Vasc Surg 38: 122-129.

DeMartino, R. R., et al. (2017). "Development of a validated model to predict 30-day stroke and 1-year survival after carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic stenosis using the Vascular Quality Initiative." J Vasc Surg 66(2): 433-444 e432.

Claire L. Griffin, MD, Publications 2015 – Jan 2020:

Columbo, J. A., et al. (2017). "Carotid endarterectomy should not be based on consensus statement duplex velocity criteria." J Vasc Surg 65(4): 1029-1038 e1021.

Griffin, C. L., et al. (2015). "Fate of Aneurysmal Common Iliac Artery Landing Zones Used for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair." J Endovasc Ther 22(5): 748-759.

Brigitte K. Smith, MD, FACS, FSVS, Publications 2015 – Jan 2020:

Smith, B. K., et al. (2019). "The Current State of the 0+5 Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Training Paradigm: A Scoping Review of the Literature." J Surg Educ 76(4): 990-1004.

Purnell, S. M., et al. (2019). "A National Survey of Integrated Vascular Surgery Residents' Experiences With and Attitudes About Quality Improvement During Residency." J Surg Educ.

Smith, B. K., et al. (2016). "0 + 5 Vascular Surgery Residents' Operative Experience in General Surgery: An Analysis of Operative Logs from 12 Integrated Programs." J Surg Educ 73(3): 536-541.

Gupta, P. K., et al. (2015). "Case Report of Percutaneous Retrograde Transcollateral Recanalization of the Superior Mesenteric Artery via the Celiac Artery for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia." Medicine (Baltimore) 94(50): e2036.

Smith, B. K., et al. (2015). "Utilization of the Electronic Health Record to Improve Provision of Smoking Cessation Resources for Vascular Surgery Inpatients." Int J Cardiovasc Res 4(5).

Benjamin S. Brooke, MD, PhD, FACS, Publications 2015 – Jan 2020:

Swords D.S., Mulvihill S.J., Brooke B.S., Firpo M.A., Scaife C.L. (2020). “Size and Importance of Socioeconomic Status-Based Disparities in Use of Surgery in Nonadvanced Stage Gastrointestinal Cancers.” Ann Surg Oncol, 27(2): 333-341.

Brooke B.S., Kaji A.H., Itani K.M.F. (2020). “Practical Guide to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.” JAMA Surg, 155(3): 250-251.

George E.L., et al. (2020). “Variation in center-level frailty burden and the impact of frailty on long-term survival in patients undergoing elective repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms.” J Vasc Surg, 71(1): 46-55.

Stokes, S. M., et al. (2020). "Home Disposal Kits for Leftover Opioid Medications After Surgery: Do They Work?" J Surg Res 245: 396-402.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2019). "Cost-effectiveness of repeated interventions on failing arteriovenous fistulas." J Vasc Surg 70(5): 1620-1628.

Martin, L. A., et al. (2019). "Predicting ICU readmission among surgical ICU patients: Development and validation of a clinical nomogram." Surgery 165(2): 373-380.

Tan, T. W., et al. (2019). "Comparison of one-stage and two-stage upper arm brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula in the Vascular Quality Initiative." J Vasc Surg 69(4): 1187-1195 e1182.

Swords, D. S., et al. (2019). "Facility Variation in Local Staging of Rectal Adenocarcinoma and its Contribution to Underutilization of Neoadjuvant Therapy." J Gastrointest Surg 23(6): 1206-1217.

Swords, D. S., et al. (2019). "Disparities in utilization of treatment for clinical stage I-II pancreatic adenocarcinoma by area socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity." Surgery 165(4): 751-759.

Brooke, B. S. (2019). "Achieving High-value Surgical Care Through Accountable Care Organizations: Are the Risks Worth the Rewards?" Ann Surg 269(2): 197-198.

Swords, D. S., et al. (2019). "County-level Variation in Use of Surgery and Cancer-specific Survival for Stage I-II Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma." Ann Surg.

Columbo, J. A., et al. (2019). "Design of The PReferences for Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (PROVE-AAA) Trial." Ann Vasc Surg.

George, E. L., et al. (2019). "Variation in center-level frailty burden and the impact of frailty on long-term survival in patients undergoing elective repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms." J Vasc Surg.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2019). "Discordance in Information Exchange Between Providers During Care Transitions for Surgical Patients." J Surg Res 244: 174-180.

Smith, A. B. and B. S. Brooke (2019). "How Implementation Science in Surgery is Done." JAMA Surg. Anderson, P. B., et al. (2019). "Patient information sources when facing repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm." J Vasc Surg.

Swords, D. S., et al. (2019). "Size and Importance of Socioeconomic Status-Based Disparities in Use of Surgery in Nonadvanced Stage Gastrointestinal Cancers." Ann Surg Oncol.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2018). "Association of Quality Improvement Registry Participation With Appropriate Follow-up After Vascular Procedures." JAMA Surg 153(3): 216-223.

Osborne, Z., et al. (2018). "Variation in Transfusion Practices and the Association with Perioperative Adverse Events in Patients Undergoing Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Lower Extremity Arterial Bypass in the Vascular Quality Initiative." Ann Vasc Surg 46: 1-16.

Brooke, B. S. (2018). "Invited Commentary." Ann Vasc Surg 46: 52-53.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2018). "Patient and caregiver perspectives on care coordination during transitions of surgical care." Transl Behav Med 8(3): 429-438.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2018). "Past and Future Role of the Surgical Outcomes Club in Advancing Surgical Outcomes and Health Services Research." JAMA Surg 153(12): 1071-1072.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2017). "Cardiac Stress Testing during Workup for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Is Not Associated with Improved Patient Outcomes." Ann Vasc Surg 42: 222-230.

Martin, L. A., et al. (2017). "Patient Preparation for Transitions of Surgical Care: Is Failing to Prepare Surgical Patients Preparing Them to Fail?" World J Surg 41(6): 1447-1453.

Pannucci, C. J., et al. (2017). "Individualized Venous Thromboembolism Risk Stratification Using the 2005 Caprini Score to Identify the Benefits and Harms of Chemoprophylaxis in Surgical Patients: A Meta-analysis." Ann Surg 265(6): 1094-1103.

Slager, S., et al. (2017). "Information Exchange Between Providers During Transitions of Surgical Care: Communication, Documentation and Sometimes Both." Stud Health Technol Inform 234: 303-308.

Goodney, P. P., et al. (2017). "Feasibility and pilot efficacy of a brief smoking cessation intervention delivered by vascular surgeons in the Vascular Physician Offer and Report (VAPOR) Trial." J Vasc Surg 65(4): 1152-1160 e1152.

Hoel, A. W., et al. (2017). "A pilot study for long-term outcome assessment after aortic aneurysm repair using Vascular Quality Initiative data matched to Medicare claims." J Vasc Surg 66(3): 751-759 e751.

Jones, D. W., et al. (2017). "Perioperative clopidogrel is associated with increased bleeding and blood transfusion at the time of lower extremity bypass." J Vasc Surg 65(6): 1719-1728 e1711.

Williams, C. R. and B. S. Brooke (2017). "Effectiveness of open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in population settings: A systematic review of statewide databases." Surgery 162(4): 707-720.

David, R. A., et al. (2017). "Early extubation is associated with reduced length of stay and improved outcomes after elective aortic surgery in the Vascular Quality Initiative." J Vasc Surg 66(1): 79-94 e14.

Perri, J. L., et al. (2017). "Factors affecting operative time and outcome of carotid endarterectomy in the Vascular Quality Initiative." J Vasc Surg 66(4): 1100-1108.

Newhall, K., et al. (2016). "Smoking cessation counseling in vascular surgical practice using the results of interviews and focus groups in the Vascular Surgeon offer and report smoking cessation pilot trial." J Vasc Surg 63(4): 1011-1017 e1012.

Brooke, B. S. (2016). "Conservative management of chronic upper extremity venous outflow occlusion." Phlebology 31(1 Suppl): 34-40.

Spangler, E. L., et al. (2016). "Design and initial enrollment in the Vascular Physicians Offer and Report (VAPOR) trial." J Vasc Surg 63(4): 1121-1125 e1122.

Columbo, J. A., et al. (2016). "The Prevalence and Regional Variation of Major Depressive Disorder Among Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Medicare Population." Vasc Endovascular Surg 50(4): 235-240.

Wallaert, J. B., et al. (2016). "Relationships between 2-Year Survival, Costs, and Outcomes following Carotid Endarterectomy in Asymptomatic Patients in the Vascular Quality Initiative." Ann Vasc Surg 35: 174-182.

Brooke, B. S. and S. R. Finlayson (2015). "What Surgeons Can Learn From the Emerging Science of Implementation." JAMA Surg 150(10): 1006-1007.

Brooke, B. S., et al. (2015). "Readmission destination and risk of mortality after major surgery: an observational cohort study." Lancet 386(9996): 884-895.

Brooke, B. S. (2015). "Quality of care measures for the vascular surgery patient." Semin Vasc Surg 28(2): 61-62.

Bartline, P. B. and B. S. Brooke (2015). "Using implementation science to help integrate preoperative evidence-based measures into practice for vascular surgery patients." Semin Vasc Surg 28(2): 68-79.

Larry W. Kraiss, MD, FACS, Publications 2015 – Jan 2020:

Kraiss, L.W. (2020). “Moving Frailty Assessment Beyond Knowing it When You See It.” J Vasc Surg 71(1): 307-308.

Eldrup-Jorgenson, J., Kraiss, L.W., Chaikof, E.L., Neal, D., Forbes, T.L. (2020). “Vascular Quality Initiative Assessment of Compliance with Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Care of Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.” J Vasc Surg Epub ahead of print.

Mell, M. W., et al. (2017). "Western Vascular Society guidelines for transfer of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm." J Vasc Surg 65(3): 603-608.

Campbell, R. A., et al. (2017). "Clots Are Potent Triggers of Inflammatory Cell Gene Expression: Indications for Timely Fibrinolysis." Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 37(10): 1819-1827.

Humphries, M. D., et al. (2017). "Elective Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Continues to Cost More than Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair." Ann Vasc Surg 39: 111-118.

Simons, J. P., et al. (2016). "A comparative evaluation of risk-adjustment models for benchmarking amputation-free survival after lower extremity bypass." J Vasc Surg 63(4): 990-997.

Farber, A., et al. (2016). "Multiple preoperative and intraoperative factors predict early fistula thrombosis in the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study." J Vasc Surg 63(1): 163-170 e166.

Rondina, M. T., et al. (2016). "Non-genomic activities of retinoic acid receptor alpha control actin cytoskeletal events in human platelets." J Thromb Haemost 14(5): 1082-1094.

Shih, L., et al. (2016). "Platelet-Monocyte Aggregates and C-Reactive Protein are Associated with VTE in Older Surgical Patients." Sci Rep 6: 27478.

Dember, L. M., et al. (2016). "Vascular Function at Baseline in the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study." J Am Heart Assoc 5(7).

Stehlik, J., et al. (2016). "Heart, lung, and vascular registries: Evolving goals, successful approaches, and ongoing innovation." J Heart Lung Transplant 35(10): 1149-1157.

Huber, T. S., et al. (2016). "Access-related hand ischemia and the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study." J Vasc Surg 64(4): 1050-1058 e1051.

Simons, J. P., et al. (2016). "A comparative evaluation of risk-adjustment models for benchmarking amputation-free survival after lower extremity bypass." J Vasc Surg 63(4): 990-997.

Suckow, B. D., et al. (2015). "Statin therapy after infrainguinal bypass surgery for critical limb ischemia is associated with improved 5-year survival." J Vasc Surg 61(1): 126-133.

Suckow, B. D., et al. (2015). "Domains that Determine Quality of Life in Vascular Amputees." Ann Vasc Surg 29(4): 722-730.

Kaplan, D., et al. (2015). "VTE Incidence and Risk Factors in Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock." Chest 148(5): 1224-1230.

Kraiss, L. W., et al. (2015). "Frailty assessment in vascular surgery and its utility in preoperative decision making." Semin Vasc Surg 28(2): 141-147.