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Elective Surgery for Diverticulitis and the Risk of Recurrence and Ostomy.

Thornblade LW, Simianu VV, Davidson GH, Flum DR.

Ann Surg. 2019 Oct 22. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003639. [Epub ahead of print]


Weight loss and co-morbidity resolution between different races and ethnicities after gastric bypass.

Turner M, Vigneswaran Y, Dewey E, Wolfe BM, Stroud AM, Spight D, Flum DR, Courcoulas A, Mitchell JE, Pories WJ, Pomp A, Husain FA.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Sep 18. pii: S1550-7289(19)30998-0. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.09.061. [Epub ahead of print]


Mortality after bariatric surgery: findings from a 7-year multicenter cohort study.

White GE, Courcoulas AP, King WC, Flum DR, Yanovski SZ, Pomp A, Wolfe BM, Spaniolas K, Pories W, Belle SH.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Oct;15(10):1755-1765. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.08.015. Epub 2019 Aug 26.


A longitudinal examination of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors among bariatric surgery patients.

Gordon KH, King WC, White GE, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Ebel FE, Engel SG, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Spaniolas D, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ, Mitchell JE.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Feb;15(2):269-278. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 6.


Conception rates and contraceptive use after bariatric surgery among women with infertility: Evidence from a prospective multicenter cohort study.

Menke MN, King WC, White GE, Gosman GG, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Flum DR, Orcutt MJ, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Purnell JQ, Steffen KJ, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 May;15(5):777-785. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.026. Epub 2019 Jan 11.


The Paradox of Hyperglycemia and Surgical Outcomes in Patients with and without Diabetes.

Thompson R, Khor S, Thornblade LW, Flum DR, Sobel M.

Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 May/Jun;20(4):338-339. doi: 10.1089/sur.2018.270. Epub 2019 Feb 26. No abstract available.


The Safety of Expectant Management for Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: A Systematic Review.

Thornblade LW, Verdial FC, Bartek MA, Flum DR, Davidson GH.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Apr;23(4):846-859. doi: 10.1007/s11605-018-4017-1. Epub 2019 Feb 20.


Changes in Sexual Functioning in Women and Men in the 5 Years After Bariatric Surgery.

Steffen KJ, King WC, White GE, Subak LL, Mitchell JE, Courcoulas AP, Flum DR, Strain G, Sarwer DB, Kolotkin RL, Pories W, Huang AJ.

JAMA Surg. 2019 Jun 1;154(6):487-498. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1162.


Comparison of outcomes in women and men following carotid interventions in the Washington state's Vascular Interventional Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program.

Nevidomskyte D, Tang GL, Shin SH, Hatsukami TS, Khor S, Flum DR, Meissner MH, Shalhub S; Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Collaborative.

J Vasc Surg. 2019 Apr;69(4):1121-1128. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.08.152. Epub 2018 Oct 6.


Role of bleeding recognition and evaluation in Black-White disparities in endometrial cancer.

Doll KM, Khor S, Odem-Davis K, He H, Wolff EM, Flum DR, Ramsey SD, Goff BA.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Dec;219(6):593.e1-593.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.040. Epub 2018 Oct 3.


Psychosocial functioning and quality of life in patients with loose redundant skin 4 to 5 years after bariatric surgery.

Marek RJ, Steffen KJ, Flum DR, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Rubin JP, Wolfe BM, Mitchell JE.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Nov;14(11):1740-1747. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.07.025. Epub 2018 Jul 31.


Questioning Prediction of Lumbar Spine Surgery Outcome-Why We Need to Pay Attention-Reply.

Khor S, Flum DR.

JAMA Surg. 2018 Nov 1;153(11):1062-1063. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2503. No abstract available.


Methods for Incorporating Stakeholder Engagement into Clinical Trial Design.

Ehlers AP, Davidson GH, Deeney K, Talan DA, Flum DR, Lavallee DC.

EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 May 10;5(1):4. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1274.


Insurance status differences in weight loss and regain over 5 years following bariatric surgery.

Takemoto E, Wolfe BM, Nagel CL, Pories W, Flum DR, Pomp A, Mitchell J, Boone-Heinonen J.

Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Jun;42(6):1211-1220. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0131-0. Epub 2018 Jun 11.


Automating Electronic Clinical Data Capture for Quality Improvement and Research: The CERTAIN Validation Project of Real World Evidence.

Devine EB, Van Eaton E, Zadworny ME, Symons R, Devlin A, Yanez D, Yetisgen M, Keyloun KR, Capurro D, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Flum DR, Tarczy-Hornoch P.

EGEMS (Wash DC). 2018 May 22;6(1):8. doi: 10.5334/egems.211.


Predicting Future Elective Colon Resection for Diverticulitis Using Patterns of Health Care Utilization.

Thornblade LW, Flum DR, Flaxman AD.

EGEMS (Wash DC). 2018 Jan 24;6(1):1. doi: 10.5334/egems.193.


Serum biomarkers of inflammation and adiposity in the LABS cohort: associations with metabolic disease and surgical outcomes.

O'Rourke RW, Johnson GS, Purnell JQ, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Garcia L, Hinojosa M, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Spaniolas K, Flum DR, Wahed AS, Wolfe BM.

Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 Feb;43(2):285-296. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0088-z. Epub 2018 May 17.


Development and Validation of a Prediction Model for Pain and Functional Outcomes After Lumbar Spine Surgery.

Khor S, Lavallee D, Cizik AM, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Howe CR, Lu D, Mohit AA, Oskouian RJ, Roh JR, Shonnard N, Dagal A, Flum DR.

JAMA Surg. 2018 Jul 1;153(7):634-642. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0072.


Prospective evaluation of insulin and incretin dynamics in obese adults with and without diabetes for 2 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Purnell JQ, Johnson GS, Wahed AS, Dalla Man C, Piccinini F, Cobelli C, Prigeon RL, Goodpaster BH, Kelley DE, Staten MA, Foster-Schubert KE, Cummings DE, Flum DR, Courcoulas AP, Havel PJ, Wolfe BM.

Diabetologia. 2018 May;61(5):1142-1154. doi: 10.1007/s00125-018-4553-y. Epub 2018 Feb 10.


Seven-Year Weight Trajectories and Health Outcomes in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Study.

Courcoulas AP, King WC, Belle SH, Berk P, Flum DR, Garcia L, Gourash W, Horlick M, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Purnell JQ, Singh A, Spaniolas K, Thirlby R, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ.

JAMA Surg. 2018 May 1;153(5):427-434. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5025.


Comparison of Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial: a protocol for the pragmatic randomised study of appendicitis treatment.

Davidson GH, Flum DR, Talan DA, Kessler LG, Lavallee DC, Bizzell BJ, Farjah F, Stewart SD, Krishnadasan A, Carney EE, Wolff EM, Comstock BA, Monsell SE, Heagerty PJ, Ehlers AP, DeUgarte DA, Kaji AH, Evans HL, Yu JT, Mandell KA, Doten IC, Clive KS, McGrane KM, Tudor BC, Foster CS, Saltzman DJ, Thirlby RC, Lange EO, Sabbatini AK, Moran GJ.

BMJ Open. 2017 Nov 15;7(11):e016117. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016117.


Use of patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction for quality assessments.

Ehlers AP, Khor S, Cizik AM, Leveque JA, Shonnard NS, Oskouian RJ Jr, Flum DR, Lavallee DC.

Am J Manag Care. 2017 Oct;23(10):618-622.


Surgeon attitudes and practice patterns in managing small bowel obstruction: a qualitative analysis.

Thornblade LW, Truitt AR, Davidson GH, Flum DR, Lavallee DC.

J Surg Res. 2017 Nov;219:347-353. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.06.052. Epub 2017 Jul 22.


Facility-Level Factors and Outcomes After Skilled Nursing Facility Admission for Trauma and Surgical Patients.

Thornblade LW, Arbabi S, Flum DR, Qiu Q, Fawcett VJ, Davidson GH.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jan;19(1):70-76.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Oct 15.


Contraception and Conception After Bariatric Surgery.

Menke MN, King WC, White GE, Gosman GG, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Flum DR, Orcutt MJ, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Purnell JQ, Steffen KJ, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ.

Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov;130(5):979-987. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002323.


Preliminary validation of the Claudication Symptom Instrument (CSI).

Edwards TC, Lavallee DC, Clowes AW, Devine EB, Flum DR, Meissner MH, Thomason ET, Barbic SP, Beck SJ, Patrick DL.

Vasc Med. 2017 Dec;22(6):482-489. doi: 10.1177/1358863X17731623. Epub 2017 Sep 21.


Effects of arginine-based immunonutrition on inpatient total costs and hospitalization outcomes for patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

Banerjee S, Garrison LP, Danel A, Ochoa Gautier JB, Flum DR.

Nutrition. 2017 Oct;42:106-113. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Jun 24.


Cost and Health Care Utilization Implications of Bariatric Surgery Versus Intensive Lifestyle and Medical Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes.

Banerjee S, Garrison LP Jr, Flum DR, Arterburn DE.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Sep;25(9):1499-1508. doi: 10.1002/oby.21927. Epub 2017 Jul 19.


Financial benefit of a smoking cessation program prior to elective colorectal surgery.

Gaskill CE, Kling CE, Varghese TK Jr, Veenstra DL, Thirlby RC, Flum DR, Alfonso-Cristancho R.

J Surg Res. 2017 Jul;215:183-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.03.067. Epub 2017 Apr 7.


Communication Training, Adverse Events, and Quality Measures: 2 Retrospective Database Analyses in Washington State Hospitals.

Slade IR, Beck SJ, Kramer CB, Symons RG, Cusumano M, Flum DR, Gallagher TH, Devine EB.

J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 30. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000348. [Epub ahead of print]


Achalasia Treatment, Outcomes, Utilization, and Costs: A Population-Based Study from the United States.

Ehlers AP, Oelschlager BK, Pellegrini CA, Wright AS, Saunders MD, Flum DR, He H, Farjah F.

J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Sep;225(3):380-386. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.05.014. Epub 2017 Jun 7.


Use of prescribed opioids before and after bariatric surgery: prospective evidence from a U.S. multicenter cohort study.

King WC, Chen JY, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW, Kalarchian MA, Mitchell JE, Pories WJ, Spaniolas K, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ, Engel SG, Steffen KJ.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Aug;13(8):1337-1346. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.04.003. Epub 2017 Apr 7.


A Nationwide Rise in the Use of Stents for Benign Esophageal Perforation.

Thornblade LW, Cheng AM, Wood DE, Mulligan MS, Saunders MD, He H, Oelschlager BK, Flum DR, Farjah F.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul;104(1):227-233. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.03.069. Epub 2017 Jun 1.


Alcohol and other substance use after bariatric surgery: prospective evidence from a U.S. multicenter cohort study.

King WC, Chen JY, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Engel SG, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW, Kalarchian MA, Mattar SG, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Steffen KJ, White GE, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Aug;13(8):1392-1402. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2017.03.021. Epub 2017 Mar 31.


Using Heuristic Evaluation to Enhance the Visual Display of a Provider Dashboard for Patient-Reported Outcomes.

LeRouge C, Hasselquist MB, Kellogg L, Austin E, Fey B, Hartzler A, Flum DR, Lavallee DC.

EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Apr 20;5(2):6. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1283.


Improved Risk Prediction Following Surgery Using Machine Learning Algorithms.

Ehlers AP, Roy SB, Khor S, Mandagani P, Maria M, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Flum DR.

EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Apr 20;5(2):3. doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1278.


The short-term and long-term effects of bariatric/metabolic surgery on subcutaneous adipose tissue inflammation in humans.

Hagman DK, Larson I, Kuzma JN, Cromer G, Makar K, Rubinow KB, Foster-Schubert KE, van Yserloo B, Billing PS, Landerholm RW, Crouthamel M, Flum DR, Cummings DE, Kratz M.

Metabolism. 2017 May;70:12-22. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2017.01.030. Epub 2017 Feb 2.


Improving transitions of care across the spectrum of healthcare delivery: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding variability in outcomes across hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Davidson GH, Austin E, Thornblade L, Simpson L, Ong TD, Pan H, Flum DR.

Am J Surg. 2017 May;213(5):910-914. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.04.002. Epub 2017 Apr 5.


Comparative Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Conventional Approaches for Major or Challenging Hepatectomy.

Thornblade LW, Shi X, Ruiz A, Flum DR, Park JO.

J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May;224(5):851-861. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.01.051. Epub 2017 Feb 3.


Use of Computed Tomography to Determine Perforation in Patients With Acute Appendicitis.

Gaskill CE, Simianu VV, Carnell J, Hippe DS, Bhargava P, Flum DR, Davidson GH.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2018 Jan - Feb;47(1):6-9. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2016.12.002. Epub 2016 Dec 7.


Sexual functioning of men and women with severe obesity before bariatric surgery.

Steffen KJ, King WC, White GE, Subak LL, Mitchell JE, Courcoulas AP, Flum DR, Strain G, Sarwer DB, Kolotkin RL, Pories W, Huang AJ.

Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Feb;13(2):334-343. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2016.09.022. Epub 2016 Sep 28.


Preoperative Immunonutrition and Elective Colorectal Resection Outcomes.

Thornblade LW, Varghese TK Jr, Shi X, Johnson EK, Bastawrous A, Billingham RP, Thirlby R, Fichera A, Flum DR.

Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Jan;60(1):68-75.


Understanding clinical and non-clinical decisions under uncertainty: a scenario-based survey.

Writing Group for CERTAIN-CHOICES, Simianu VV, Grounds MA, Joslyn SL, LeClerc JE, Ehlers AP, Agrawal N, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Flaxman AD, Flum DR.

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016 Dec 1;16(1):153.


Effectiveness of a Medical vs Revascularization Intervention for Intermittent Leg Claudication Based on Patient-Reported Outcomes.

Devine EB, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Yanez ND, Edwards TC, Patrick DL, Armstrong CA, Devlin A, Symons RG, Meissner MH, Derrick EL, Lavallee DC, Kessler LG, Flum DR; Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN) Collaborative.

JAMA Surg. 2016 Oct 19;151(10):e162024. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2024. Epub 2016 Oct 19. Erratum in: JAMA Surg. 2016 Oct 1;151(10 ):992.


Defining a Research Agenda for Patient-Reported Outcomes in Surgery: Using a Delphi Survey of Stakeholders.

Pezold ML, Pusic AL, Cohen WA, Hollenberg JP, Butt Z, Flum DR, Temple LK.

JAMA Surg. 2016 Oct 1;151(10):930-936. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1640.


Longitudinal Evaluation of Work Status and Productivity After Bariatric Surgery.

Alfonso-Cristancho R, King WC, Mitchell JE, Ramanathan R, Sullivan SD, Belle SH, Flum DR.

JAMA. 2016 Oct 18;316(15):1595-1597. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.12040. No abstract available.


Assessing surgeon behavior change after anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery.

Simianu VV, Basu A, Alfonso-Cristancho R, Thirlby RC, Flaxman AD, Flum DR.

J Surg Res. 2016 Oct;205(2):378-383. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.075. Epub 2016 Jul 4.


Time-of-day and appendicitis: Impact on management and outcomes.

Drake FT, Mottey NE, Castelli AA, Florence MG, Johnson MG, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR; Writing Group for SCOAP-CERTAIN.

Surgery. 2017 Feb;161(2):405-414. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.06.052. Epub 2016 Aug 31.


Cancer Journey for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest

Haozous EA, Doorenbos A, Alvord LA, Flum DR, Morris AM.

Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 Sep 1;43(5):625-35. doi: 10.1188/16.ONF.625-635.


Alvimopan Use, Outcomes, and Costs: In reply to Fujita.

Ehlers AP, Flum DR, Farjah F.

J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug;223(2):423-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.05.009. No abstract available.

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