Publications

Criteria for definition of a complex abdominal wall hernia

N. J. Slater, A. Montgomery, F. Berrevoet, A. M. Carbonell, A. Chang, M. Franklin, K. W. Kercher, B. J. Lammers, E. Parra-Davilla, S. Roll, S. Towfigh, E. van Geffen, J. Conze, H. van Goor

When It Is Not a Spigelian Hernia: Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Shirin Towfigh, M.D., Shannon Anderson, B.S., Andrea Walker, M.S.

Criteria for definition of a complex abdominal wall hernia

…, BJ Lammers, E Parra-Davilla, S Roll, S Towfigh… – Hernia, 2013 – Springer

Abstract: A clear definition of “complex (abdominal wall) hernia” is missing, though the
term is often used. Practically all “complex hernia” literature is retrospective and lacks proper description of the population. There is need for clarification and classification to improve…

When It Is Not a Spigelian Hernia: Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

S Towfigh, S Anderson, A Walker – The American Surgeon, 2013

Abstract: Abdominal wall pain at the linea semilunaris is classically the result of a Spigelian hernia. If no hernia is detected, these patients may be left with chronic pain without a diagnosis or treatment. A retrospective review was performed of patients presenting with …

Inguinal Hernia

L Neumayer, S Towfigh. – Current Surgical Therapy, 11th Edition, 2013
Editor: JL Cameron, AM Cameron. Elsevier, NY. 2013.

Incarcerated Femoral Hernia

S Towfigh. – Master Techniques in Surgery: Hernia Surgery, 2013
Editor: DB Jones. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2013.

Laparoscopic-assisted technique for colorectal procedures has much higher surgical site infection rates than standard laparoscopy

AJ Antoniou, S Towfigh, J Mirocha, P Fleshner. – Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2012

Simulation for Medical Students

S Towfigh and GL Fernandez. – Textbook of Simulation, Skills, and Team Training, 2012
Editor: ST Tsuda, DJ Scott, DB Jones. Cine-Med, CT. 2012.

Defining Retroperitoneal Lumbar Plexus Anatomy: Implications For The Surgeon Treating Inguinodynia

A Mannan, A Walker, ME Stark, S Towfigh. – Journal of Surgical Research 2011

Chronological study of bacterial flora in contaminated wounds

S Towfigh, T Clarke, A Gupta, DM Citron. – Surgical Infections 2010

Invited critique–A bath a day

S Towfigh. – Archives of Surgery 2010

Invited critique–Simplifying surgical technique: Good for the goose and the gander?

S Towfigh. – Archives of Surgery 2010

A multicentre, open-label, randomized comparative study of tigecycline versus ceftriaxone sodium plus metronidazole for the treatment of hospitalized subjects with complicated intra-abdominal infections.

S Towfigh, J Pasternak, A Poirier, H Leister, T Babinchak. – Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2010

Twenty Years of Experience Performing Laparoscopic Hernias: Lessons Learned

S Towfigh, EH Phillips. – Cirurgia Endoscopia 2009.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome in non-trauma surgical patients: a six-year study.

S Towfigh, EMV Peralta, MJ Martin, A Salim, R Kelso, H Sohn, TV Berne, RJ Mason. – Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care 2009.

A new and standardized approach for trocar placement in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

N Katkhouda, A Moazzez, S Popek, S Towfigh, B Cohen, B Lam, V Boulom – Surgical Endoscopy 2009.

Obesity should not influence the management of appendicitis.

S Towfigh, F Chen, N Katkhouda, R Kelso, H Sohn, T Berne, R Mason. – Surgical Endoscopy 2008.

Survey of surgical infections currently known (SOSICK): A multicenter examination of antimicrobial use from the Surgical Infection Society Scientific Studies Committee.

Namias N, Meizoso JP, Livingston DH; SOSICK Investigators Group. – Surgical Infections 2008.

Psoas abscess rarely requires surgical intervention

WN Yacoub, HJ Sohn, S Chan, M Petrosyan, HM Vermaire, RL Kelso, S Towfigh, RJ Mason. – American Journal of Surgery 2008.

Assessment of Telavancin in Complicated Skin and Skin-Structure Infections Study. Telavancin versus vancomycin for the treatment of complicated skin and skin-structure infections caused by gram-positive organisms

Stryjewski ME, Graham DR, Wilson SE, O’Riordan W, Young D, Lentnek A, Ross DP, Fowler VG, Hopkins A, Friedland HD, Barriere SL, Kitt MM, Corey GR – Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008.

Hyperbilirubinemia in appendicitis: a new predictor of perforation

J Estrada, M Petrosyan, J Barnhart, M Tao, H Sohn, S Towfigh, R Mason. – Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007

Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study

N Katkhouda, RJ Mason, S Towfigh. – Advances in Surgery 2006

Laparoscopic appendectomy significantly reduces length of stay for perforated appendicitis.

S Towfigh, F Chen, L Chan, N Katkhouda, TV Berne. – Surgical Endoscopy 2006

A surgical skills elective can improve student confidence prior to internship.

SE Peyre, CG Peyre, ME Sullivan, S Towfigh. – Journal of Surgical Research 2006

Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

N Katkhouda, S Towfigh.- Prevention and Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications. 2nd Edition. 2005
Editor: Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy.

S Towfigh, DW McFadden. – Therapeutic Laparoscopy for Digestive Disease, 2004
Editor: B MacFadyen. Springer-Verlag, NY.