The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Scholarly Activity

Published Books and Book Chapters

Kleppe KL, LaPinska MP: The "pull" technique. In: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG): Techniques, Effectiveness and Potential Complications. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, Chapter 7, 77-88, 2016.

Kleppe KL, Ramshaw B: The application of complex systems science to healthcare and hernia disease. In: Management of Abdominal Hernias. New York: Springer, Chapter 5, 89-93, 2018.

Perera TB, Daley BJ: Flail chest. In: StatPearls. Treasure Island: StatPearls Publishing, Internet, 2018.

LaPinska MP, Lewis A: Open flank hernia repair. In: Hernia Surgery: Current Principles, Cham: Springer, Chapter 18, p. 183-194, 2016.

Mancini GJ, Le HN: Loss of abdominal domain: Definition and treatment strategies. In: Hernia Surgery: Current Principles, Cham: Springer, Chapter 34, p. 361-370, 2016.

Jacob BP, Chen DC, Ramshaw B, Towfigh S (eds): The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, 2015.

Ramshaw B: Value-based clinical quality improvement for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair. In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 45, p. 505-514, 2015.

Forman, B and Ramshaw B: Patient care manager perspective on chronic groin pain after hernia. In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 46, p. 515-522, 2015.

Cunningham, LA and Ramshaw B: Mesh removal for chronic pain: A review of laparoscopic and open techniques. In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 23, p. 301-317, 2015.

Jacob BP, Chen DC, Ramshaw B, Towfigh S: Introduction to primary and secondary groin pain: What is inguinodynia? In: The SAGES manual of groin pain. Switzerland: Springer International, Chapter 1, p. 3-7, 2015.

Hardin BM, Kim ED: Potential male etiologies of unexplained infertility. In: Schattman GL, Esteves S, Agarwal A (eds): Unexplained infertility: Pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment. New York: Springer, Chapter 7, p. 53-56, 2015.

Current Publications

Aten Q, Killeffer J, Seaver C, Reier L.
Causes, complications, and costs associated with external ventricular drainage catheter obstruction. World Neurosurgery. 2019 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Anto VP, Guyette FX, Brown J, Daley B, Miller R, Harbrecht B, Claridge J, Phelan H, Neal M, Forsythe R, Zuckerbraun B, Sperry J.
Severity of hemorrhage and the survival benefit associated with plasma: Results from a randomized prehospital plasma trial. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2019 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Wall JS, Stuckey A, Martin EB, Richey T, Williams A, Wooliver DC, Macy S, Foster JS, Whittle B, Geldrich R, Powell M, Fu Y, Powell D, Osborne D, Heidel RE, Marine B, Besozzi M, Ramchandren R, Lands RH, Kennel SJ.
Preliminary phase 1 data on the safety and efficacy of a novel PET radiotracer, 124I-p5+14, for imaging systemic amyloidosis. Blood. 2019 Nov;134(Supplement_1):3034-3034.

Koszalinski RS, Heidel RE, McCarthy J.
Difficulty envisioning a positive future: Secondary analyses in patients in intensive care who are communication vulnerable. Nursing & Health Sciences. 2019 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]

McKnight CL, Newberry C, Sarav M, Martindale R, Hurt R, Daley B.
Refeeding syndrome in the critically ill: A literature review and clinician's guide. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2019 Nov 22;21(11):58.

Blake GH, Kemmet RK, Jenkins J, Heidel RE, Wilson GA.
Milestones as a guide for academic career development. Family Medicine. 2019 Oct;51(9):760-765.

Lewis RE, Sappington BR, Ward AJ, Heidel RE, Lewis JM, McLoughlin JM.
Optimal pain control after outpatient surgery for cutaneous malignancies. American Surgeon. 2019 Oct;85(9):956-960.

Griffard J, Daley B, Campbell M, Whittington E, Bhat S, Lawson C, Heidel E.
Early ambulation does not affect outcomes in patients with low-grade (grade I–II) splenic lacerations or hematomas. American Surgeon. 2019 Oct;85(9):e501-e503.

Lewis RE, Towery EA, Bhat SG, Ward AJ, Heidel RE, Bielak KM, Simpson HE, McLoughlin JM, Lewis JM.
Human acellular dermal matrix is a viable alternative to autologous skin graft in patients with cutaneous malignancy. American Surgeon. 2019 Oct;85(9):1056-1060.

Whittington EA, Duncan LD, McNally MM.
Pleomorphic undifferentiated aortic sarcoma presenting as persistent endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques. 2019 Sep;5(3):294-297.

Daley BJ.
Commentary on "Benefits of using the pause after death in emergency departments: A Delphi Study". Southern Medical Journal. 2019 Sep;112(9):475.

Reitz KM, Moore HB, Guyette FX, Sauaia A, Pusateri AE, Moore EE, Hassoune A, Chapman MP, Daley BJ, Miller RS, Harbrecht BG, Claridge JA, Phelan HA, Brown JB, Zuckerbraun BS, Neal MD, Yazer MH, Sperry JL.
Prehospital plasma in injured patients is associated with survival principally in blunt injury: Results from two randomized prehospital plasma trials. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2019 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Burke SJ, Batdorf HM, Huang TY, Jackson JW, Jones KA, Martin TM, Rohli KE, Karlstad MD, Sparer TE, Burk DH, Campagna SR, Noland RC, Soto PL, Collier JJ.
One week of continuous corticosterone exposure impairs hepatic metabolic flexibility, promotes islet beta-cell proliferation, and reduces physical activity in male C57BL/6 J mice. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2019 Sep 16:105468. [Epub ahead of print]

Taylor JE, Campbell M, Daley B.
The management of small bowel obstruction caused by ingested gastrostomy tube. The American Surgeon. 2019 Aug 1;85(8):e372-e373.

Walker B, Heidel E, Shorman M.
Clinical characteristics and outcome of staphylococcus aureus prostate abscess, ten-year experience at a tertiary care center. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Landry M, Lewis R, Lew M, Forman B, Heidel E, Ramshaw B.
Evaluating effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy within multimodal treatment for chronic groin pain after inguinal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy. 2019 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Koszalinski RS, Heidel RE, Thomson CJ, Cochran PD, Nance J, Kaye A.
An exploration of sensation seeking in persons with disabilities in rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Nursing. 2019 Jul/Aug;44(4):230-235. Epub 2018 May 3.

Buckley MR, Terry PD, Kirkpatrick SS, Arnold JD, McNally MM, Grandas OH, Freeman MB, Goldman MH, Whelan J, Mountain DJ.
Dietary supplementation with Zyflamend poly-herbal extracts and fish oil inhibits intimal hyperplasia development following vascular intervention. Nutrition Research (New York, N.Y.). 2019 Jun 8;68:34-44.

Lee SG, Russ AJ, Casillas MA Jr.
Laparoscopic transanal minimally invasive surgery (L-TAMIS) versus robotic TAMIS (R-TAMIS): short-term outcomes and costs of a comparative study. Surgical Endoscopy. 2019 Jun;33(6):1981-1987. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Orucevic A, Bell JL, King M, McNabb AP, Heidel RE.
Nomogram update based on TAILORx clinical trial results - Oncotype DX breast cancer recurrence score can be predicted using clinicopathologic data. Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2019 May 10;46:116-125.

Adams PW, Warren KA, Guyette FX, Yazer MH, Brown JB, Daley BJ, Miller RS, Harbrecht BG, Claridge JA, Phelan HA, Witham WR, Putnam AT, Zuckerbraun BS, Neal MD, Sperry JL.
Implementation of a prehospital air medical thawed plasma program: Is it even feasible? The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2019 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Frisbee J, Heidel RE, Rasnake MS.
Adverse outcomes associated with potentially inappropriate antibiotic use in heart failure admissions. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019 May 8;6(6):ofz220. eCollection 2019 Jun.

Towers CV, Trussell J, Heidel RE, Chernicky L, Howard BC.
Incidence of maternal tachycardia during the second stage of labor: A prospective observational cohort study. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2019 May;32(10):1615-1619. Epub 2017 Dec 10.

Beierle SP, Kirkpatrick BA, Heidel RE, Russ A, Ramshaw B, McCallum RS, Lewis JM.
Evaluating and exploring variations in surgical resident emotional intelligence and burnout. Journal of Surgical Education. 2019 May-Jun;76(3):628-636. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Mountain DJH, Kirkpatrick SS, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Stevens SL, Freeman MB, Grandas OH.
The efficacy of systemic doxycycline adminstration as an inhibitor of intimal hyperplasia after balloon angioplasty arterial injury. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2019 May;57:201-209. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Richey T, Foster JS, Williams AD, Williams AB, Stroh A, Macy S, Wooliver C, Heidel RE, Varanasi SK, Ergen EN, Trent DJ, Kania SA, Kennel SJ, Martin EB, Wall JS.
Macrophage-mediated phagocytosis and dissolution of amyloid-Like fibrils in mice, monitored by optical imaging. The American Journal of Pathology. 2019 May;189(5):989-998. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Ramshaw B, Forman BR, Heidel E, Barker E.
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with a non-woven hernia mesh. Surgical Technology International. 2019 May 15;34:227-234.

Lee SG, Russ A.
Predicting and preventing postoperative outcomes. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2019 May;32(3):149-156. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Tester E, Grabeel KL, Oelschlegel S, Heidel RE, Russomanno J.
Call to action: Librarians promoting health literacy assessments in oral communication. Journal of Hospital Librarianship . 2019 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Roberson PNE, Miller M, Lloyd J, Bell C, Heidel ER, Bell J.
Economic disparities in Appalachia linked to risk factors for long-term health for estrogen positive breast cancer patients. Cancer Treatment and Research Communications. 2019;19:100128. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Guyette FX, Sperry JL, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, Daley BJ, Miller RS, Harbrecht BG, Claridge JA, Putnam T, Duane TM, Phelan HA, Brown JB.
Prehospital blood product and crystalloid resuscitation in the severely injured patient: a secondary analysis of the prehospital air medical plasma trial. Annals of Surgery. 2019 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Little A, Brower K, Keller D, Ramshaw B, Janis JE.
A cost-minimization analysis evaluating the use of liposomal bupivacaine in reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2019 Apr;143(4):1269-1274.

Cestone C, Lewis R, Aronson JF, Chao C.
Medical students’ evaluation of scientific evidence and their justifications for their clinical decisions: A pilot study Medical Science Educator. 2018 Dec 15;28(4):587-590. Available in Scopus: Mar 2019.

Yazdanpanah Abdolmalaki R, Liu X, Mancini GJ, Tan J.
Fine orientation control of an insertable robotic camera system for single incision laparoscopic surgery. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. 2019 Feb;15(1):e1957. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Yu JJ, Agron E, Clemons TE, Domalpally A, van Asten F, Keenan TD, Cukras C, Chew EY, AREDS2 Research Group (Hoskins J, Anderson N, Googe J Jr, McMillan TA, Miller J Jr, Perkins S).
Natural history of drusenoid pigment epithelial detachment associated with age-related macular degeneration: Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Report No. 17. Ophthalmology. 2019 Feb;126(2):261-273. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Roberson PNE, Southerland A, Mitchel H, Lloyd J, Heidel RE, Bell JL.
Factors predicting medication prescription adherence in Appalachian breast cancer patients. The Breast Journal. 2019 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Stoneman CE, Winters SD, LaBeff LL, Heidel RE, Hamilton LA.
Effect of Vancomycin versus Linezolid on hospital length of stay in patients with suspected or confirmed influenza and bacterial pneumonia. Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice. 2019 Jan;27(1):28-31. Epub 2018 Oct.

Mattern-Schain SI, Fisher RK, West PC, Grimsley LB, Harris TM, Grandas OH, Best MD, Mountain DJH.
Cell mimetic liposomal nanocarriers for tailored delivery of vascular therapeutics. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. 2019 Jan;218:149-157. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Lorson WC, Heidel RE, Shorman MA.
Microbial epidemiology of infectious endocarditis in the intravenous drug abuse population: A retrospective study. Infectious Diseases and Therapy. 2019 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Keenan TD, Agron E, Domalpally A, Clemons TE, van Asten F, Wong WT, Danis RG, Sadda S, Rosenfeld PJ, Klein ML, Ratnapriya R, Swaroop A, Ferris FL 3rd, Chew EY, AREDS2 Research Group (Hoskins J, Anderson N, Googe J Jr, Miller J Jr, McMillan TA, Perkins SL).
Progression of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration: AREDS2 report number 16. Ophthalmology. 2018 Dec;125(12):1913-1928. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Taylor BN, Rasnake N, McNutt K, McKnight CL, Daley BJ.
Rapid ground transport of trauma patients: A moderate distance from trauma center improves survival. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018 Dec;232:318-324.

Bredhold BE, Winters SD, Callison JC, Heidel RE, Allen LM, Hamilton LA.
Impact of the sequence of Norepinephrine and Vasopressin discontinuation in patients recovering from septic shock. Hospital Pharmacy. 2018 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]

McLain JM, Alami WH, Glovak ZT, Cooley CR, Burke SJ, Collier JJ, Baghdoyan HA, Karlstad MD, Lydic R.
Sleep fragmentation delays wound healing in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes. Sleep. 2018 Nov 1;41(11):zsy156. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Wall JS, Williams AD, Foster JS, Richey T, Stuckey A, Macy S, Wooliver C, Campagna SR, Tague ED, Farmer AT, Lands RH, Martin EB, Heidel RE, Kennel SJ.
Bifunctional amyloid-reactive peptide promotes binding of antibody 11-1F4 to diverse amyloid types and enhances therapeutic efficacy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018 Nov 13;115(46):E10839-E10848. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Hayes MJ, TerMaath SC, Crook R, Killeffer JA.
A review on the effectiveness of surgical intervention for symptomatic intracranial arachnoid cysts in adults. World Neurosurgery. 2018 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Weisenberg SH, TerMaath SC, Barbier CN, Hill JC, Killeffer JA.
A computational fluid dynamics simulation framework for ventricular catheter design optimization. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2018 Oct;129(4):1067-1077. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

McNally MM, Univers J.
Acute limb ischemia. The Surgical Clinics of North America. 2018 Oct;98(5):1081-1096.

Stethen TW, Ghazi YA, Heidel RE, Daley BJ, Barnes L, Patterson D, McLoughlin JM.
Walking to recovery: The effects of missed ambulation events on postsurgical recovery after bowel resection. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology. 2018 Oct;9(5):953-961.

Ramshaw B, Forman B, Barker E, Grimsley L.
The value proposition for complex abdominal wall reconstruction: How to make it work. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2018 Sep;142(3S):173S-179S.

Liu X, Yazdanpanah Abdolmalaki R, Zuo T, Guan Y, Mancini GJ, Tan J .
Transformable in-vivo robotic laparoscopic camera with optimized illumination system for single-port access surgery: Initial prototype. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 2018 Aug;23(4):1585-1596. Epub 2018 May 24.

Burke SJ, Batdorf HM, Burk DH, Martin TM, Mendoza T, Stadler K, Alami W, Karlstad MD, Robson MJ, Blakely RD, Mynatt RL, Collier JJ.
Pancreatic deletion of the interleukin-1 receptor disrupts whole body glucose homeostasis and promotes islet Beta-cell de-differentiation. Molecular Metabolism. 2018 Aug;14:95-107. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Stethen TW, Ghazi YA, Heidel RE, Daley BJ, Barnes L, McLoughlin JM.
Factors influencing length of stay after elective bowel resection within an enhanced recovery protocol. The American Surgeon. 2018 Jul 1;84(7):1240-1245.

Johnson M, Casillas M Jr, Orucevic A.
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the anus: An uncommon malignancy presenting a treatment challenge. The American Surgeon. 2018 Jul 1;84(7):e248-e250.

Vick EJ, Clark CT, Lewis JM.
Radiation-induced sarcoma following prolonged coronary stent placement. Case Reports in Surgery. 2018 Aug 5;2018:2903801. eCollection 2018.

Burke SJ, Batdorf HM, Martin TM, Burk DH, Noland RC, Cooley CR, Karlstad MD, Johnson WD, Collier JJ.
Liquid sucrose consumption promotes obesity and impairs glucose tolerance without altering circulating insulin levels. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2018 Jul;26(7):1188-1196. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Wijayatunga NN, Sams VG, Dawson JA, Mancini ML, Mancini GJ, Moustaid-Moussa N.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery alters serum metabolites and fatty acids in patients with morbid obesity- A prospective exploratory pilot study. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. 2018 Jul 13:e3045.

Sperry JL, Guyette FX, Brown JB, Yazer MH, Triulzi DJ, Early-Young BJ, Adams PW, Daley BJ, Miller RS, Harbrecht BG, Claridge JA, Phelan HA, Witham WR, Putnam AT, Duane TM, Alarcon LH, Callaway CW, Zuckerbraun BS, Neal MD, Rosengart MR, Forsythe RM, Billiar TR, Yealy DM, Peitzman AB, Zenati MS.
Prehospital plasma during air medical transport in trauma patients at risk for hemorrhagic shock. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2018 Jul 26;379(4):315-326.

Roth JS, Anthone GJ, Selzer DJ, Poulose BK, Bittner JG, Hope WW, Dunn RM, Martindale RG, Goldblatt MI, Earle DB, Romanelli JR, Mancini GJ, Greenberg JA, Linn JG, Parra-Davila E, Sandler BJ, Deeken CR, Voeller GR.
Prospective evaluation of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate mesh in CDC class I/high-risk ventral and incisional hernia repair: 18-month follow-up. Surgical Endoscopy. 2018 Apr;32(4):1929-1936. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Metheny WP, Jagadish M, Heidel RE.
A 15-year study of trends in authorship by gender in two U.S. Obstetrics and Gynecology journals. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Apr;131(4):696-699.

Oelschlegel S, Grabeel KL, Tester E, Heidel RE, Russomanno J.
Librarians promoting changes in the health care delivery system through systematic assessment. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2018 Apr-Jun;37(2):142-152.

Bittner JG 4th, El-Hayek K, Strong AT, LaPinska MP, Yoo JS, Pauli EM, Kroh M.
First human use of hybrid synthetic/biologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: A multicenter trial. Surgical Endoscopy. 2018 Mar;32(3):1123-1130. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Martin EB, Williams AD, Heidel RE, Foster JS, Lands RH, Kennel SJ, Wall JS.
A functional assay to identify amyloidogenic light chains. Amyloid. 2018 Mar 23:1-8.

Weinstein ML, Lloyd M, Finch KA, Laszacs AD.
Underappreciated challenges to pediatric powered mobility - Ways to address them as illustrated by a case report. Assistive Technology. 2018;30(2):74-76. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Univers J, Long C, Tonks SA, Freeman MB.
Systemic hypersensitivity reaction to endovascular stainless steel stent. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2018 Feb;67(2):615-617. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Leonard K, Oelschlegel S, Tester E, Russomanno J, Heidel RE.
Assessing the print communication and technology attributes of an academic medical center. Health Literacy Research and Practice. 2018 Feb;2(1):e26-e34.

Hutson SP, Darlington CK, Hall JM, Heidel RE, Gaskins S.
Stigma and spiritual well-being among people living with HIV/AIDS in southern Appalachia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2018 Feb 15:1-8.

Simons MP, Smietanski M, Bonjer HJ, Bittner R, Miserez M, Aufenacker TJ, Fitzgibbons RJ, Chowbey PK, Tran HM, Sani R, Berrevoet F, Bingener J, Bisgaard T, Bury K, Campanelli G, Chen DC, Conze J, Cuccurullo D, de Beaux AC, Eker HH, Fortelny RH, Gillion JF,.
International guidelines for groin hernia management. Hernia. 2018 Feb;22(1):1-165. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Grabeel KL, Russomanno J, Oelschlegel S, Tester E, Heidel RE.
Computerized versus hand-scored health literacy tools: A comparison of Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Flesch-Kincaid in printed patient education materials. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2018 Jan;106(1):38-45. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Ramshaw B, Vetrano V, Jagadish M, Forman B, Heidel E, Mancini M.
Laparoscopic approach for the treatment of chronic groin pain after inguinal hernia repair : Laparoscopic approach for inguinodynia. Surgical Endoscopy. 2017 Dec;31(12):5267-5274. Epub 2017 Jun 7.

Alghazali KM, Newby SD, Nima ZA, Hamzah RN, Watanabe F, Bourdo SE, Masi TJ, Stephenson SM, Anderson DE, Dhar MS, Biris AS.
Functionalized gold nanorod nanocomposite system to modulate differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into neural-like progenitors. Scientific Reports. 2017 Nov 30;7(1):16654.

Liu X, Abdolmalaki RY, Mancini GJ, Tan J.
Optical design of an in vivo laparoscopic lighting system. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2017 Dec;22(12):1-15.

Fisher RK, Mattern-Schain SI, Best MD, Kirkpatrick SS, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Mountain DJH.
Improving the efficacy of liposome-mediated vascular gene therapy via lipid surface modifications Journal of Surgical Research. 2017 Nov;219:136-144. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

Collier JJ, Burke SJ, Karlstad MD.
What's new in Shock, November 2017? Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2017 Nov;48(5):501-503.

Burke SJ, Batdorf HM, Burk DH, Noland RC, Eder AE, Boulos MS, Karlstad MD, Collier JJ.
Db/db mice exhibit features of human type 2 diabetes that are not present in weight-matched C57BL/6J mice fed a western diet. Journal of Diabetes Research. 2017;2017:8503754.

Newberry C, McKnight L, Sarav M, Pickett-Blakely O.
Going gluten free: The history and nutritional implications of today's most popular diet. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 2017 Sep 25;19(11):54.

Cavalea AC, Heidel RE, Daley BJ, Lawson CM, Benton DA, McLoughlin JM.
Pneumatosis intestinalis in patients receiving tube feeds. The American Surgeon. 2017 Aug 1;83(8):825-831.

Landry M, Lewis J.
Comparison of outcomes between open versus videoscopic superficial inguinal lymph node dissection. The American Surgeon. 2017 Aug 1;83(8):332-334.

Collier JJ, Sparer TE, Karlstad MD, Burke SJ.
Pancreatic islet inflammation: An emerging role for chemokines. Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. 2017 Jul;59(1):R33-R46. Epub 2017 Apr 18.

White WM, Angelle JW.
Editorial Comment. Urology. 2017 Jul;105:74. Epub 2017 May 29.

Blue CT, Pospiech EA, Lewis JM, Nodit L.
Soft tissue malignancy due to long-standing foreign bodies after shotgun blast. The American Surgeon. 2017 Jul 1;83(7):261-263.

Nodit L, Johnson M, Gray KD, Grindstaff AD, Hubbard E.
Pancreatic lymphangioma: A diagnostic and treatment dilemma. The American Surgeon. 2017 Jul 1;83(7):255-257.

Faries MB, Thompson JF, Cochran AJ, Andtbacka RH, Mozzillo N, Zager JS, Jahkola T, Bowles TL, Testori A, Beitsch PD, Hoekstra HJ, Moncrieff M, Ingvar C, Wouters MWJM, Sabel MS, Levine EA, Agnese D, Henderson M, Dummer R, Rossi CR, Neves RI, Trocha SD, Wri.
Completion dissection or observation for sentinel-node metastasis in melanoma. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2017 Jun 8;376(23):2211-2222.

Terry PD, Knight M, Bollig R, Heidel RE, Miller P, Quinn MA, Daley B, Goldman M.
Overreliance on standardized protocols: A pilot study of surgical residents and fellows. The American Surgeon. 2017 May 1;83(5):159-161.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER, Freeman M, Buckley R, Arnold J.
The double mandibular osteotomy for vascular and tumor surgery of the parapharyngeal space. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 May;75(5):1046-1061. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Orucevic A, Bell JL, McNabb AP, Heidel RE.
Oncotype DX breast cancer recurrence score can be predicted with a novel nomogram using clinicopathologic data. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2017 May;163(1):51-61. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Salomon D, Heidel RE, Kolokythas A, Miloro M, Schlieve T.
Does restriction of public health care dental benefits affect the volume, severity, or cost of dental-related hospital visits? Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 Mar;75(3):467-474. Epub 2016 Oct 29.

Burke SJ, Batdorf HM, Eder AE, Karlstad MD, Burk DH, Noland RC, Floyd ZE, Collier JJ.
Oral corticosterone administration reduces insulitis but promotes insulin resistance and hyperglycemia in male nonobese diabetic mice. The American Journal of Pathology. 2017 Mar;187(3):614-626. Epub 2017 Jan 4.

Legendre AM, Kuritz T, Heidel RE, Baylor VM.
Polyprenyl immunostimulant in feline rhinotracheitis: Randomized placebo-controlled experimental and field safety studies. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2017 Feb 27;4:24. eCollection 2017.

Legendre AM, Kuritz T, Galyon G, Baylor VM, Heidel RE.
Polyprenyl immunostimulant treatment of cats with presumptive non-effusive feline infectious peritonitis in a field study. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2017 Feb 14;4:7. eCollection 2017.

Fortun J, Modi YS, Bessette A, Heffez J, Carvounis P, Petkovsek DS, Anderson NG, Martin D, Srivastava S.
Clinical features and management of subretinal abscesses secondary to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus endogenous endophthalmitis. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina. 2017 Feb 1;48(2):134-142.

Martin EB, Williams A, Wooliver C, Heidel RE, Adams S, Dunlap J, Ramirez-Alvarado M, Blancas-Mejia LM, Lands RH, Kennel SJ, Wall JS.
Differential recruitment efficacy of patient-derived amyloidogenic and myeloma light chain proteins by synthetic fibrils-A metric for predicting amyloid propensity. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 28;12(3):e0174152. eCollection 2017.

Bhat S, Orucevic A, Woody C, Heidel RE, Bell JL.
Evolving trends and influencing factors in mastectomy decisions. The American Surgeon. 2017 Mar 1;83(3):233-238.

Jennings MO, Owen RC, Keefe D, Kim ED.
Management and counseling of the male with advanced paternal age. Fertility and Sterility. 2017 Feb;107(2):324-328. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

Freeman BM, Univers J, Fisher RK, Kirkpatrick SS, Klein FA, Freeman MB, Mountain DJH, Grandas OH.
Testosterone replacement attenuates intimal hyperplasia development in an androgen deficient model of vascular injury. Journal of Surgical Research. 2017 Jan;207:53-62. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

Mancini GJ.
Challenges and opportunities to change the course of the opioid epidemic: A surgeon's perspective. Postgraduate Medicine. 2017 Jan;129(1):1-4. Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Ramshaw B, Forman BR, Moore K, Heidel E, Fabian M, Mancini G, Joshi GP.
Real-world clinical quality improvement for complex abdominal wall reconstruction. Surgical Technology International. 2017 Jan 13;30:155-164.

Schlieve T, Heidel RE, Carlson ER.
Second primary head and neck cancers after non-head and neck primary cancers. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Dec;74(12):2515-2520. Epub 2016 May 20.

Wall JS, Williams A, Wooliver C, Martin EB, Cheng X, Heidel RE, Kennel SJ.
Secondary structure propensity and chirality of the amyloidophilic peptide p5 and its analogues impacts ligand binding - In vitro characterization. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports. 2016 Dec;8:89-99. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Joshi GP, Janis JE, Haas EM, Ramshaw BJ, Nihira MA, Dunkin BJ.
Surgical site infiltration for abdominal surgery: A novel neuroanatomical-based approach. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open. 2016 Dec 23;4(12):e1181. eCollection 2016 Dec

Burke SJ, Karlstad MD, Eder AE, Regal KM, Lu D, Burk DH, Collier JJ.
Pancreatic beta-cell production of CXCR3 ligands precedes diabetes onset. Biofactors (Oxford, England). 2016 Nov 12;42(6):703-715. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

Ramshaw B, Forman B, Heidel E, Dean J, Gamenthaler A, Fabian M.
A Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) project to improve pain after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surgical Technology International. 2016 Oct 26;XXIX:125-130. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Gorman EW, Perkel D, Dennis D, Yates J, Heidel RE, Wortham D.
Validation of the HAS-BLED tool in atrial fibrillation patients receiving rivaroxaban. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. 2016 Aug-Sep;9(2):16-18.

Burke SJ, Karlstad MD, Collier JJ.
Pancreatic islet responses to metabolic trauma. Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2016 Sep;46(3):230-8. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

White WM, Winter CA.
Editorial comment. Urology. 2016 Sep;95:215. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Jagadish M, McNally MM, Heidel RE, Teffeteller S, Arnold JD, Freeman M, Stevens SL, Grandas OH, Goldman MH.
Diabetic foot ulcers: The importance of patient comorbidity recognition and total contact casting in successful wound care. The American Surgeon. 2016 Aug;82(8):733-736.

Russ AJ, Casillas MA.
Gut microbiota and colorectal surgery: Impact on postoperative complications. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2016 Sep;29(3):253-7.

Ramshaw B, Dean J, Forman B, Heidel E, Gamenthaler A, Fabian M.
Can abdominal wall reconstruction be safely performed without drains? The American Surgeon. 2016 Aug;82(8):707-712.

Kleppe KL, Gray KD, Stancher JA, Duncan LD, Vaughan JW, Orucevic A.
A rare case of plasmablastic lymphoma mimicking adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The American Surgeon. 2016 Aug;82(8):178-180.

Hamilton LA, Franks A, Heidel RE, McDonough SL, Suda KJ.
Assessing the value of online learning and social media in pharmacy education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2016 Aug 25;80(6):97.

Beierle SP, Heidel E, Lewis J, Stewart E, McLoughlin J.
A novel technique using intraoperative fluoroscopy as a tool to achieve negative margins for wire-guided partial mastectomies. The American Surgeon. 2016 Sep;82(9):236-7.

Current Presentations

Livesay JE, Lorson WC, Heidel ER, Shorman M. Do I really need a transesophageal echo? Comparing echocardiographic modalities in native valve infective endocarditis due to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Presented at IDWeek; 2019 Oct 2-6; Washington, DC.

Biney IN, Akhtar Y, Turner FJ, McKeown P, Soto FJ. Acute pulmonary embolism associated with a mobile right atrial thrombus managed by suction thrombectomy. Presented at CHEST Annual Meeting; 2019 Oct 19-23; New Orleans, LA.

Bell C, Heidel R, Sunega J, Drisko J. Can ayurvedic prakruti provide invaluable insights into integrative medicine? Presented at Society of Integrative Oncology International Conference; 2019 Oct 19-21; New York City, NY.

Roberson PNE, Miller M, Lloyd J, Bell C, Heidel ER, Bell J. Economic disparities in Appalachia linked to risk factors for long-term health for estrogen positive breast cancer patients. Presented at Society of Integrative Oncology International Conference; 2019 Oct 19-21; New York City, NY.

Maples JM, Riedinger CJ, Heidel RE, Zite NB, Tinius RA. Metabolic flexibility is a predictor of adherence to National Academy of Medicine guidelines for gestational weight gain. Presented at American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Districts IV, VII & XI Annual Meeting; 2019 Sep 27-29; New Orleans, LA.

Winstead ML, Ledderhof NJ, Hiedel, ER, Johnston DT, Fahmy MD, Carlson ER. Are tracheotomies required for patients undergoing composite resections for oral cancer? Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; 2019 Sep 16-21; Boston, MA.

Sappington BR, Abraham MP, Smith LM, McMillen JC, Daley BJ, Lawson CM, Bollig RW, Taylor BN. Effect of early thromboprophylaxis on non-operative failure in splenic injury. Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Aug 8-11; Chattanooga, TN.

Griffard J, Bollig R. Right vertebral artery transection with a vertical distraction of C5-6: A case report of a patient who survived. Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Aug 8-11; Chattanooga, TN.

Grimsley L, Fisher R, Dieter R, Arnold J, Buckley R, McNally M, Freeman M, Mountain D, Grandas O. Liposomal nanocarriers designed for sub-endothelial matrix targeting under vascular sheer stress. Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Aug 8-11; Chattanooga, TN.

Landry M, Arroyave A, Ward A, McLoughlin J, Lewis J. Should all merkel cell carcinoma be treated with multimodal therapy? Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Aug 8-11; Chattanooga, TN.

Lee S, Landry M, Lodeiro G, Casillas M, Russ A. Single center experience and early adaptation of robotic and laparoscopic assisted Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TATME). Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Aug 8-11; Chattanooga, TN.

Lewis RE, Daley BJ, McLoughlin JM, Taylor JE. A cost and outcomes analysis of colorectal surgery patients post-implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol at an academic medical center. Presented at American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference; 2019 Jul 19-22; Washington, DC.

Lewis RE, Lighter DE, Daley BJ, McLoughlin JM, Taylor JE. A cost and outcomes analysis of colorectal surgery patients post-implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol at an academic medical center. Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Jun 1-5; Cleveland, OH.

Casillas M, Russ A, Abraham M, Johnson M, Lewis R, Whittington E, Landry M, Lodeiro G. Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract with bioprosthetic mesh offers a promising relief for patients suffering from anal fistula: A review of LIFT outcomes data. Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Jun 1-5; Cleveland, OH.

Lee S, Landry M, Casillas M, Russ A. Single center experience and early adaptation of robotic and laparoscopic assisted transanal total mesorectal excision (TATME). Presented at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Jun 1-5; Cleveland, OH.

Grimsley LB, Dieter RA, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Mountain DJH. Dual-ligand modified liposomal nanoparticles multifunctionalized for spatially controlled delivery of gene therapeutics. Presented at Society of Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference; 2019 May 13; Boston, MA.

Baveja S, Akpa B, Ferris J, Hecht J, Heidel E, Dhand R. Subjective assessment of perceived activity and weakness score (PAWS) correlates with objective assessments of muscle strength and endurance in patients admitted to a hospital with medical illness. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2019 May 17-22; Dallax, TX.

Baveja S, Heidel E, Turner JF, Nodit L. Lymph nodes in lung cancer patients with granulomatous disease: To be or not to be metastasis. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2019 May 17-22; Dallas, TX.

Fisher J, Sorensen M, Jennings M, Angelle J, Edwards J, Bienvenu J. Patient criteria on emergency physician assessment to reduce CT utilization: An E-qual study. Presented at American Urological Association Annual Meeting; 2019 May 2-7; Chicago, IL.

Akpa B, Baveja S, Ferris J, Hecht J, Heidel E, Dhand R. Relation of subjective assessment of Perceived Activity & Weakness Score (PAWS) to health outcomes up to 90 days after hospital admission for a medical illness. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2019 May 17-22; Dallas, TX.

Baveja S, Akpa B, Ferris J, Hecht J, Heidel E, Dhand R. Recovery of muscle strength and endurance after hospitalization in patients with medical illness. Presented at American Thoracic Society; 2019 May 17-22; Dallas, TX.

Alghazali KM, Newby SD, Nima ZA, Hamzah RN, Watanabe F, Bourdo SE, Masi TJ, Stephenson SM, Anderson DE, Dhar M, Biris AS. A novel bioactive system based on surface-functionalized plasmonic nanosystems for tunable biological surfaces. Presented at 42nd Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting and Exposition: The Pinnacle of Biomaterials Innovation and Excellence; 2019 Apr 3-6; Seattle, WA.

Landry M, Lewis R, Lew M, Forman B, Ramshaw B. Evaluating effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy within multimodal treatment for chronic groin pain after inguinal hernia repair. Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Apr 2-7; Baltimore, MD.

Lewis R, Lee S, Forman B, Ramshaw B. Comparison of peri-operative outcomes between low pressure and standard pressure insufflation systems during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Apr 2-7; Baltimore, MD.

Lewis RE, Forman BM, Ramshaw RJ. How does contamination impact outcomes in abdominal wall reconstruction? Presented at Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting; 2019 Mar 10-15; Las Vegas, NV.

Lew M, Lewis R, Ramshaw B, Foreman B. Results and challenges of long-term follow-up with laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Presented at Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting; 2019 Mar 10-15; Las Vegas, NV.

Landry M, Lewis R, Lew M, Forman B, Ramshaw B. Does loss of domain impact outcomes for abdominal wall reconstruction procedures? Presented at Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting; 2019 Mar 10-15; Las Vegas, NV.

Sorensen M, Fisher JS, Jennings M, Angelle J, Edwards J, Bienvenu J. Patient criteria on emergency physician assessment to reduce CT utilization: An e-qual study. Presented at 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of American Urological Association; 2019 Mar 12-17; Phoenix, AZ.

Landry M, Arroyave A, Ward A, McLoughlin J, Lewis J. Should all merkel cell carcinoma be treated with multimodal therapy? Presented at Society of Surgical Oncology; 2019 Mar 26-31; San Diego, CA.

Monaco A, Lacy M, Heidel R, Zite NB. Initiating and monitoring a postpartum contraceptive program. Presented at Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care; 2019 Mar 4-5; Franklin, TN.

Boulos M, Turner J, Heidel E, Rogers B, Findeiss L, Gaines T. Acute submassive hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism triage and outcomes. Presented at 48th Annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 17-20; San Diego, CA.

Grimsley LB, Fisher RK, Mattern-Schain SI, Dieter RA, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Best MD, Mountain DJ. Cell mimetic liposomal nanocarriers tailored for cell-type specific delivery of vascular molecular therapeutics. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress; 2019 Feb 5-7; Houston, TX.

Taylor JE, Campbell MA, Daley BJ. The management of bowel obstruction caused by ingested gastrostomy tube. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Griffard J. Does 24 hour bedrest affect outcomes in patients with low grade (Grade I-II) splenic lacerations or hematomas? Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

King S, Bhat S, Whittington E, McLain J, Heidel E, Smith L, Bollig R, Enderson B. Superficial venous thrombosis in trauma patients: A treatable marker of hypercoagulable state. Presented at 48th Annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2019 Feb 17-20; San Diego, CA.

McAdams C, Lewis J, Tan J. Rare presentation of squamous cell carcinoma in the setting of necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Spires B, Upadhyaya NB, Heidel RE, Howard B. Enhancing breastfeeding in rural Tennessee through education. Presented at The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology & Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Meeting; 2019 Feb 27 - Mar 2; New Orleans, LA.

Datta S, Lewis RE, Landry M, Lew MA, Lee S, Kennedy TL. The impact of loss of domain and nerve blocks on outcomes following abdominal wall reconstruction. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Antill A. Laparoscopic treatment of a intracolonic ventriculoperitoneal shunt - A case report. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Lewis RE, Bhat SG, Ward AJ, Bielak KM, Simpson HE, Towery EA, McLoughlin JM, Lewis JM. Human acellular dermal matrix is a viable alternative to autologous skin graft in patient with cutaneous malignancy. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Kennedy T, Lewis R, Forman B, Ramshaw B. CQI pain blocks in the surgical treatment of chronic groin pain. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Sappington BR, Abraham MP, Smith LM, McMillen JC, Daley BJ, Lawson CM, Bollig RW, Taylor BN. Effect of early thromboprophylaxis on non-operative failure in splenic injury. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2019 Feb 23-27; Charlotte, NC.

Grimsley L, Fisher R, Dieter R, Arnold J, Buckley R, McNally M, Freeman M, Mountain D, Grandas O. Liposomal nanocarriers designed for sub-endotheial matrix targeting under vascular sheer stress. Presented at Southern Association of Vascular Surgery; 2019 Jan 23-26; Boca Raton, FL.

Shealy J, Cross N, Heidel E, Goodin J, Smith L. Can the trauma registry be a fail safe for notifying patients with incidental findings? Presented at Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma 32nd Annual Scientific Assemble; 2019 Jan 16-20; Austin, TX.

Cochrane K, Heidel RE, Bell JL, Orucevic A. Adenosquamous carcinoma of the breast, an uncommon diagnosis with poor prognosis – lessons learned from a twelve year analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2018 Dec 4-8; San Antonio, TX.

Frisbee J, Rasnake M, Heidel R. Adverse outcomes associated with potentially inappropriate antibiotic use in heart failure admissions. Presented at IDWeek; 2018 Oct 3-7; San Francisco, CA.

Lorson W, Das A, Heidel R, Shorman M. Microbial epidemiology of infectious endocarditis in the intravenous drug abuse population: A retrospective study in East Tennessee. Presented at IDWeek; 2018 Oct 3-7; San Francisco, CA.

Grimsley L. Financial analysis of a surveillance fistulogram protocol for hemodialysis access maintenance. Presented at American College of Surgeons; 2018 Oct 21-25; Boston, MA.

Richardson EA, Towers CV, Weitz B, Nieuwoudt C, Heidel RE, Wolfe L. Protein S functional activity and total protein S levels in normal pregnancy. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 2018 Oct 17-20; Minneapolis, MN.

Lorson W, Das A, Heidel R, Shorman M. Factors that increase the likelihood of inpatient mortality in the endocarditis patient; A retrospective study. Presented at American College of Physicians Tennessee Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting; 2018 Oct 26-27; Chattanooga, TN.

Fisher RK, Mattern-Schain SI, Kirkpatrick SS, Best MD, Dieter RA, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Mountain DJH.. A simple and efficient method for the assembly siRNA-loaded neutral stealth liposomes. Presented at 16th Annual International Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium; 2018 Sep 21-23; Portland, OR.

van Nes J, Atchley K, Heidel RE, Chuang A, Lewis J, Zite NB. Characteristics of physicians obtaining an MBA. Presented at American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology District V & VII Annual Meeting; 2018 Sep 21-23; Kansas City, MO.

Grimsley LB, Fisher RK, Mattern-Schain SI, Dieter RA, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Best MD, Mountain DJ. Cell mimetic liposomal nanocarriers tailored for vascular smooth muscle cell molecular therapeutics. Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2018 Aug 10-12; Nashville, TN.

Fisher RK, Mattern-Schain SI, Kirkpatrick SS, Best MD, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Mountain DJ. A one-step scalable assembly method for PEGylated liposomes with efficient siRNA-loading and enhanced cellular association. Presented at Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting & Exposition; 2018 Jul 22-25; New York, NY.

Orucevic A, Heidel R, Bell JL. Using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and Oncotype DX data to predict adjuvant therapy effect on overall survival (OS) of N0 & N1 breast cancer patients. Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting; 2018 Jun 1-5; Chicago, IL.

McLain JM, Cooley CR, Brandi JP, Burke SJ, Collier JJ, Baghdoyan HA, Lydic R, Karlstad MD. Sleep fragmentation delays wound healing in obesity-induced type 2 diabetic mouse model. Presented at 41st Annual Conference on Shock; 2018 Jun 9-12; Scottsdale, AZ.

Akpa B, Baveja S, Blair R, Singh A, Ferris J, Hecht J, Dhand R. Incidence and clinical features of muscle weakness in patients admitted to a tertiary Medical Center. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2018 May 18-23; San Diego, CA.

Akpa B, Baveja S, Reynolds B, Ferris J, Singh A, Hecht J, Dhand R. Clinical outcomes in patients who develop muscle weakness during an acute hospital stay. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2018 May 18-23; San Diego, CA.

Reynolds BH, Martin E, Williams A, Akpa B, Ferris J, Heidel E, Baveja S, Dhand R. Do plasma levels of biomarkers reflect muscle injury in patients admitted to the floors in acute care hospitals? Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2018 May 18-23; San Diego, CA.

Beierle S, Russ A, Heidel RE, McCallum S, Kirkpatrick MS, Lewis J. A longitudinal study of correlations between emotional intelligence and resident burnout. Presented at Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Association of Residency Administrators in Surgery, Association for Surgical Education; 2018 May 3-6; Austin, TX.

Baveja S, Akpa B, Ferris J, Amin S, McCormack M, Heidel E, Dhand R. A randomized, double dummy, crossover study comparing the bronchodilator effect of formoterol administered by nebulizer versus dry powder inhaler in patients recovering from severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Presented at American Thoracic Society International Conference; 2018 May 18-23; San Diego, CA.

Mattern-Schain SI, Fisher RK, Grimsley LB, Kirkpatrick SS, Grandas OH, Beast MD, Mountain DJ. Cell mimetic liposomal nanocarriers tailored for vascular smooth muscle cell molecular therapeutics. Presented at Vascular Research Initiatives Conference; 2018 May 8-12; San Francisco, CA.

Lee S, Russ A, Casillas M. Laparoscopic transanal minimally invasive surgery (L-tamis) vs robotic tamis (R-tamis): Short-term outcomes and costs of a prospective comparative study Presented at 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery; 2018 Apr 11-14; Seattle, WA.

Grimsley LB. Laparoscopic assisted nerve block in treatment of inguinodynia Presented at The 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery; 2018 Apr 11-14; Seattle, WA.

Ramshaw BJ. Ventral/incisional hernia repair: Management and complications. Presented at Milford B. Hatcher Lecture, Mercer University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (Invited Lecture); 2018 Apr 25-26; Atlanta, GA.

Ramshaw BJ. Systems and data science applied to hernia disease and healthcare. Presented at Milford B. Hatcher Lecture, Mercer University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (Invited Lecture); 2018 Apr 25-26; Atlanta, GA.

Bell C, Heidel R, Sunega J, Drisko J. Can ayurvedic prakruti provide invaluable insights into integrative medicine? Presented at National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference; 2018 Apr 13-15; Dallas, TX.

Hamrick K, Nodit L, Gaston C, Jen S, Findeiss L. Diagnosis in biliary tissue sampling. How well do we do? Presented at Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting; 2018 Mar 17-22; Los Angeles, CA.

Sorensen M, Gray JK, Broussard A, Heidel RE, Lavelle R. Atypical urethritis: Should we be testing female patients for this? Presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2018 Mar 22-25; Orlando, FL.

Jennings M. Urology exposure. Presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2018 Mar 22-25; Orlando, FL.

Lew M. Evaluating the use of nerve blocks in abdominal wall reconstruction. Presented at International Hernia Congress; 2018 Mar 12-15; Miami, FL.

Angelle J, Jennings M, Gray K, White W. Repeat partial nephrectomy in management of familial renal cell carcinoma. Presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2018 Mar 22-25; Orlando, FL.

Grimsley LB. Evaluating the real world use of a new hybrid hernia mesh Presented at International Hernia Congress; 2018 Mar 12-15; Miami, FL.

Monaco A, Lenger S, Upadhyaya N, Heidel E, Kilgore L. Measuring change in student performance on laparoscopic anatomy quiz at beginning and end of obstetrics and gynecology rotation. Presented at Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology & Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Annual Meeting; 2018 Feb 28 - Mar 3; National Harbor, MD.

Pospiech EA, Bell JL, King M. Mobile mammography and digital technology in a large-scale, Appalachian screening population. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2018 Feb 10-13; Tampa, FL.

Johnson M, Casillas MA, Orucevic A. Adenosquamous carcinoma of the anus: An uncommon malignancy presenting a treatment challenge. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2018 Feb 10-13; Tampa, FL.

Griffard J. Does 24 hour bedrest affect outcomes in patients with low grade (Grade I-II) splenic lacerations or hematomas? Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2018 Feb 10-13; Tampa, FL.

Grimsley LB, Patel V, Young Y, McLoughlin J. A sarcomatous mimicker: A case of an intramuscular hemangioma. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2018 Feb 10-13; Tampa, FL.

Cudnik J, Grimsley L, Fisher R, Kirkpatrick S, Dieter R, Freeman M, Mountain D, Grandas O. Liposomal nanocarriers designed for spatially-controlled targeting under vascular sheer stress. Presented at Southern Association of Vascular Surgery; 2018 Jan 16-20; Scottsdale, AZ.

Gregory LB, Grandas OH, Tayidi IT, Buckley MR, Arnold JA, Cantafio AW, Stevens SL, Freeman MB, Goldman MH, McNally MM. Contemporary clinical and financial analysis of open versus percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for occluded hemodialysis access Presented at Southern Association of Vascular Surgery; 2018 Jan 16-20; Scottsdale, AZ.

Landry M, Grimsley L, Mancini M, Forman B, Shokur N, Vetrano V, Ramshaw B. Treating inguinodynia after laparoscopic or open inguinal hernia repair. Presented at 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; 2018 Jan 30 - Feb 1; Jacksonville, FL.

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL. Outcomes of patients with invasive breast cancer (IBC) refusing standard cancer treatments: 10-year analysis of the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2017 Dec 5-9; San Antonio, TX.

Rose CE, Heidel RE, Bell JL, Orucevic A. Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast – lessons learned from a ten year analysis of the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2017 Dec 5-9; San Antonio, TX.

Li N, Reza Yazdanpanah A, Mancini GJ, Tan J. Initial design and results of an untethered insertable laparoscopic robotic surgical camera system. Presented at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics; 2017 Dec 5-8; Macau, China.

Trimble H, van Nes J, Roark J, Heidel RE, Reeder C, Klar M, Zite N. A novel method to teach cervical dilation and effacement. Presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance Annual Conference; 2017 Nov 16-17; Memphis, TN.

McLain JM, Alami WH, Glovak ZT, Cooley CR, Burke SJ, Collier JJ, Baghdoyan HA, Lydic R, Karlstad MD. Sleep fragmentation delays wound healing in a diabetic mouse. Presented at Society for Neuroscience; 2017 Nov 15-18; Washington, DC.

Gregory E, Metheny W, Heidel RE, Zite N. Women are underrepresented in national leadership positions in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Presented at Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 84th Annual Meeting; 2017 Oct 18-21; Scottsdale, AZ.

Patel V, Pasciak A, Burgeois AC, Bradley YC, Heidel RE, Clark CT, Nodit L. Mapping analysis of ghrelin expression and spherules distribution in a porcine model post bariatric radioembolization. Presented at College of American Pathologists, The Pathologists Meeting; 2017 Oct 8-11; National Harbor, MD.

Ramshaw BJ. Complex hernias of the abdominal wall. Presented at 3rd Annual East Meets West: A Grastrointestinal Medical and Surgical Symposium (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 19-20; Orlando, FL.

Root K, Ramshaw BJ. True value dissecting truth from hype in clinical data. Presented at Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals: Be Relevant in a Time of Change Education Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 18-20; Frisco, TX.

Ramshaw BJ. Postoperative seroma: Risk factors, prevention and best treatment. Presented at Annual Meeting of Chinese Hernia College of Surgeons and International Endohernia Socieity Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 11-14; Beijing, China.

Ramshaw BJ. What happens to synthetic mesh after it is inserted into the body? Presented at Annual Meeting of Chinese Hernia College of Surgeons and International Endohernia Socieity Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 11-14; Beijing, China.

Ramshaw BJ. Robot-assisted laparoscopic hernia surgery: A critical appraisal. Presented at Annual Meeting of Chinese Hernia College of Surgeons and International Endohernia Socieity Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 11-14; Beijing, China.

Ramshaw BJ. Pain in ventral hernia repair: How to prevent? Presented at Annual Meeting of Chinese Hernia College of Surgeons and International Endohernia Socieity Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 11-14; Beijing, China.

Ramshaw BJ, Kockeriling F. How comparable are incisional and ventral hernias in terms of operative technique and outcomes. Presented at Annual Meeting of Chinese Hernia College of Surgeons and International Endohernia Socieity Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 11-14; Beijing, China.

Ramshaw BJ. Technique of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. The management of ventral hernia repair complications. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. Training and assessment of competency. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. Taking the pain out of groin hernia surgery. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. Mesh explantation analysis. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. Keynote speaker: Applying complex systems science to abdominal wall hernia repair. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. Implementing a multidisciplinary patient-centered hernia team to improve outcomes. Presented at General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting: Abdominal Wall (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1; Canberra, Australia.

Ramshaw BJ. Contemporary strategies for laparoscopic and ventral hernia repair (lecture and lab). Presented at American College of Surgeons: Clinical Congress (Invited Lecture); 2017 Oct 22-26; San Diego, CA.

Landry M, Lewis J, McLoughlin J. Videoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy. Presented at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week; 2017 Sep 6-10; San Fransicso, CA.

Beierle S, Russ A, Heidel RE, Kirkpatrick B, McCallum S, Lewis J. A correlation between emotional intelligence and burnout in surgical residents. Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2017 Aug 4-6; Nashville, TN.

Rowland PA. The psychology of the oral examination. Presented at American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2017 Aug 16-19; Chicago, IL.

Cudnik J, West P, Fisher R, Mattern-Schain S, Best M, Kirkpatrick S, Freeman M, Grandas O, Mountain D. Sub-endothelial matrix targeted liposomal nanoparticles for vascular terapeutics. Presented at Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting; 2017 May 31 - Jun 3; San Diego, CA.

Alami WH, McLain JM, Wintenberg AL, Wintenberg KD, Collier JJ, Karlstad MD. Effect of atmospheric plasma on wound disinfection in a diabetic animal model. Presented at 40th Annual Conference on Shock; 2017 Jun 3-6; Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Bhat S, Cavalea A, Alexander M, Casillas MA, Russ AJ. Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery (CELS) offers improved patient outcomes versus Laparoscopic Colectomy (LC) for endoscopically unresectable Colorectal Neoplasms. Presented at American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Tripartite Meeting; 2017 Jun 10-14; Seattle, WA.

Grimsley L. Clinical quality improvement: A post-market method to evaluate a new device. Presented at Abdominal Wall Reconstruction; 2017 Jun 7-11; Washington, MD.

Cudnik J, West P, Fisher R, Mattern-Schain S, Best M, Kirkpatrick S, Freeman M, Grandas O, Mountain D. Sub-Endothelial matrix targeted liposomal nanoparticles for vascular therapeutics. Presented at Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease; 2017 May 4-6; Minneapolis, MN.

Basham KB, Pickens RB. Tubeless mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A single institution experience with outpatient management of renal calculi. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

Winter CA, White WM, Pickens RB. Bulb suction drainage is not necessary after routine robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy: A large case-control analysis. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

Owen RC, Dresner S, Bienvenu JM, Jennings MO, Waters WB. Centralization of care promotes training disparities with regard to the teaching of retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. Presented at American Urological Association; 2017 May 12-16; Boston, MA.

Schwirian K, Connor RS, Kimball KJ, Heidel RE, Adams SK, Lenger SM, Kilgore LC. Liposomal bupivacaine and pre-operative acetaminophen: Useful in minimally invasive surgery too? Presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology 48th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer; 2017 Mar 12-15; National Harbor, MD.

Basham KB, Jennings MO, Angelle JW, White WM. Is closed suction drain following robotic radical prostatectomy necessary? Presented at Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2017 Mar 22-26; Austin, TX.

Winter C. Treatment of ureteral steinstrasse using shock pulse lithotripsy. Presented at Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2017 Mar 23-26; Austin, TX.

Bhat SG, Simpson H, Heidel RE, Lewis JM. Utilization of human regenerative tissue matrix: a promising alternative to full thickness skin grafts in select patients undergoing wide local excision. Presented at HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies; 2017 Mar 24-25; New York, NY.

Owings E, Ramshaw B, Forman B. The use of a novel resorbable synthetic mesh (TIGR Matrix) for abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) in contaminated and non-contaminated surgical fields. Presented at American Hernia Society; 2017 Mar 8-11; Cancun, Mexico.

Sorensen M, Owen R, Lacy J. Trends in the pursuit of urologic fellowship training. Presented at Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association; 2017 Mar 23-26; Austin, TX.

McNally MM, Buckley MR. Hybrid approach to maintaining vertebral artery patency following transcervical gunshot wound. Presented at 45th Annual Symposium Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery; 2017 Mar 18-22; Orlando, FL.

Lew M, Snyder W, Daley BJ. Repeat computed tomography after intracranial bleeding is not needed in patients taking aspirin. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 7-9; Las Vegas, NV.

Beierle SP, McLoughlin J, Heidel RE, Casillas M, Russ AJ. Colorectal cancer outcome disparities increase with distance from treating facility. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 7-9; Las Vegas, NV.

Cavalea A, Benton D, Heidel E, Daley B, Lawson C, McLoughlin J. Pneumatosis intestinalis in patients receiving tube feeds. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Landry M, Lewis J. Comparison of outcomes between open vs videoscopic superficial inguinal lymph node dissection. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Kleppe K, Gaines TE, Taylor DA. Use of left ventricular assist device and intra-aortic balloon pump in blunt cardiac injury. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Pospiech E, Blue CT, Lewis JM, Nodit L.. Soft tissue malignancy due to long standing foreign bodies after shotgun blast. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Johnson M, Gray KD, Hubbard E, Grindstaff AD, Nodit L. Pancreatic lymphangioma: A diagnostic and treatment dilemma. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Tonks S, Lee S, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Stevens SL, Goldman MH, McNally MM, Arnold JD. Threatened AV access with central venous obstruction: Thoracic outlet decompression versus hero graft. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Bollig R, McLain J, Giesler D, Sams VG, Lawson CM, Daley BJ, Nickloes TA. Tracheal stenosis based on surgical technique. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Fisher RK, Mattern-Schain SI, Best MD, Kirkpatrick SS, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Mountain DJ. Improving the efficacy of liposomal-mediated vascular gene therapy via lipid surface modifications. Presented at 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 7-9; Las Vegas, NV.

Ponten R, Black CB, Russ AJ, Rucker DC. Analysis of a concentric-tube robot design and feasibility for endoscopic deployment. Presented at The International Society for Optics and Photonics: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging; 2017 Feb 14-17; Orlando, FL.

Univers J, Long C, Tonks SA, Freeman MB. Systemic hyper-sensitivity reaction to endovascular stainless steel stent. Presented at Southern Association for Vascular Surgery; 2017 Jan 18-21; Naples, FL.

Warner K, Buckley R, Mountain D, Kirkpatrick S, Whelan J, Terry P, Goldman M, Freeman M, Grandas O. Zyfamend+Wholemega fatty acid combinatorial therapy inhibits intimal hyperplasia via the attenuation of M2 macrophage differentiation in a rodent model of vascular injury. Presented at Southern Association for Vascular Surgery; 2017 Jan 18-21; Naples, FL.

Ward AJ, Jerkins L, Bell JL. Finding common ground: Aligning institutional and survivorship steering committee (SSC) goals. Presented at Cancer Survivorship Symposium; 2017 Jan 27-28; San Diego, CA.

Martin EB, Williams A, Heidel RE, Adams S, Lands R, Hanna W, Kennel SJ, Wall JS. A method to predict the amyloidogenic propensity of light chain proteins by measuring binding to synthetic amyloid fibrils. Presented at 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2016 Dec 3-6; San Diego, CA.

McLain JM, Daley BJ, Heidel E. The effect of Team STEPPS implementation on trauma ICU rounds. Presented at Trauma Quality Improvement Program Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Nov 5-7; Orlando, FL.

Rowland PA. Improving human performance: A behavioral approach. Presented at 9th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference; 2016 Nov 18-19; Nashville, TN.

Kleppe K, Ramshaw B. Pilot study to determine the impact of fat infiltration on hernia mesh. Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2016 Oct 16-20; Washington, DC.

Kleppe K, Ramshaw B. Incidence and management of recurrence after abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2016 Oct 16-20; Washington, DC.

Stethen TW, Ghazi Y, Heidel RE, Daley B, Barnes L, McLoughlin JM. Walking to recovery: The effects of missed ambulation on postsurgical recovery. Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2016 Oct 15-20; Washington, DC.

Bhat S, Heidel R, Bell J, Orucevic A. Influencing factors and evolving trends for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in breast cancer patients. Presented at 2nd World Congress on Breast Cancer; 2016 Sep 19-21; Phoenix, AZ.

Beierle S, Tonks S, Lawson C, McMillen J, Heidel R, Pomy B, Woodman B, Daley B. The use of single dose Cefazolin for tube thoracostomy placement reduces culture proven pneumonia. Presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; 2016 Sep 14-17; Waikoloa, HI.

Guillamondegui O, Cecil W, Martin B, Bhat S, Daley BJ. Transfusions increase the risk of every NSQIP post-op occurrence: Analysis from a state collaborative. Presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; 2016 Sep 14-17; Waikoloa, HI.

McNeil M, Heidel R, Bell JL, Orucevic A. Factors influencing decisions of breast cancer patients to follow-up on recommendations for genetic counselling - The University of Tennessee Medical Center experience. Presented at 2nd World Congress on Breast Cancer (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 19-21; Phoenix, AZ.

McLoughlin JM. Outcomes disparities for invasive breast cancer in rural communities may be related to delays in treatment. Presented at 2nd World Congress on Breast Cancer (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 19-21; Phoenix, AZ.

Lloyd JM, McLoughlin JM (Presenter). Non-wire localization techniques for non-palpable lesions: Moving beyond the wire. Presented at 2nd World Congress on Breast Cancer (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 19-21; Phoeniz, AZ.

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