Aslam Ejaz
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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259Publications
34H-index
3,207Citations
Publications 265
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#1Christopher T. Aquina (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2Ahmad Hamad (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 2
Last. Aslam Ejaz (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 34
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Background null "Textbook oncologic outcome" (TOO) is a composite quality measure representing the "ideal" outcome for patients undergoing cancer surgery. This study sought to assess the validity of TOO as a metric to evaluate hospital quality. null Methods null Patients who underwent curative-intent resection of gastric, pancreatic, colon, rectal, lung, esophageal, bladder, or ovarian cancer were identified in the National Cancer Database (2006-2017). Cancer site-specific TOO was defined as ade...
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#1Christopher T. Aquina (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2Ahmad Hamad (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 2
Last. Aslam Ejaz (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 34
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#1Won Jin Ho (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 10
#2Qingfeng Zhu (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)H-Index: 13
Last. Nicole Gross (JHUSOM: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
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A potentially curative hepatic resection is the optimal treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but most patients are not candidates for resection and most resected HCCs eventually recur. Until recently, neoadjuvant systemic therapy for HCC has been limited by a lack of effective systemic agents. Here, in a single-arm phase 1b study, we evaluated the feasibility of neoadjuvant cabozantinib and nivolumab in patients with HCC, including patients outside of traditional resection criteria (Clin...
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#1Jason T. Wiseman (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 2
#2Angela Sarna (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
Last. Jordan M. Cloyd (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND The composite metric textbook outcome (TO) has recently gained interest as a novel quality measure. However, the criteria for defining a TO have not been rigorously defined and patient perspectives on the characteristics of TO are unknown. METHODS Patients who underwent major abdominal surgery at a single tertiary care center were administered a customized survey designed to ascertain their perspectives on defining TOs. The relationship between patient-reported and clinically defined ...
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#1Christopher T. Aquina (URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2Adan Z. Becerra (Rush University Medical Center)H-Index: 3
Last. Aslam Ejaz (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 34
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Background null A large body of evidence supports regionalization of complex oncologic surgery to high-volume surgeons at high-volume hospitals. However, whether there is heterogeneity of outcomes among high-volume surgeons at high-volume hospitals remains unknown. null Methods null Patients who underwent esophagectomy, lung resection, pancreatectomy, or proctectomy for primary cancer were identified within the Medicare 100% Standard Analytic File (2013-2017). Mixed-effects analyses assessed the...
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#1Ahmad Hamad (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 2
#2Zachary J. Brown (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
Last. Jordan M. Cloyd (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 24
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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive malignancy that is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion using surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Adjuvant chemotherapy has shown to have a significant survival benefit in patients with resected PDAC. However, up to 50% of patients fail to receive adjuvant chemotherapy due to postoperative complications, poor patient performance status or early disease progression. In order to ensure the delivery of chemotherapy, an alternative st...
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#1Rittal Mehta (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 15
#2Diamantis I. Tsilimigras (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 21
Last. Timothy M. Pawlik (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 118
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Geographic variations in access to care exist in the USA. We sought to characterize county-level disparities relative to access to surgery among patients with early-stage hepatopancreatic (HP) cancer. Data were extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare Linked database from 2004 to 2015 to identify patients undergoing surgery for early-stage HP cancer . County-level information was acquired from the Area Health Resources Files (AHRF). Multivariable logistic re...
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#1Rittal Mehta (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 15
#2Tang Qinghe (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
Last. Timothy M. Pawlik (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 118
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Abstract Background The objective of this study was to define the relative impact of alcohol and/or hepatitis-related HCC etiology on the outcomes of patients who underwent resection or transplantation for HCC. Methods The SEER-Medicare database was used to identify patients with HCC between 2004 and 2015. Patients with history of alcohol abuse or hepatitis were identified. Overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) were calculated using the Kaplan–Meier method and multivariable Co...
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#1Luke V. Selby (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
#1Luke V. Selby (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 12
Last. David J Douin (University of Colorado Denver)H-Index: 4
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BACKGROUND Surgery is required for cure of most solid tumors, and general anesthesia is required for most cancer surgery. The vast majority of cancer surgery is facilitated by general anesthesia using volatile inhalational agents such as isoflurane and sevoflurane. Only recently have the immunologic and oncologic effect of inhalational agents, and their alternative, propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), come under investigation. METHODS Between January 2019 and June 2020, English l...
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#1Diamantis I. Tsilimigras (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 21
#2J. Madison Hyer (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 16
Last. Timothy M. Pawlik (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)H-Index: 118
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Abstract Introduction Minimally invasive liver surgery (MILS) has been increasingly adopted in clinical practice; yet, inter-surgeon variability in operative approach (MILS vs. open), as well as the impact of providers on the likelihood of undergoing MILS have not been well characterized. Methods The Medicare 100% Standard Analytic Files were reviewed to identify Medicare beneficiaries who underwent hepatectomy between 2013 – 2017. The impact of patient- and procedure- related factors on the lik...
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