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Rana Higgins MD

Rana Higgins MD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: General


Publications

  • Blood transfusions increase the risk of venous thromboembolism following ventral hernia repair. (Helm JH, Helm MC, Kindel TL, Gould JC, Higgins RM) Hernia 2019 Mar 28 PMID: 30923979 03/30/2019    
  • Preoperative functional health status is a predictor of short-term postoperative morbidity and mortality after bariatric surgery. (Lak KL, Helm MC, Higgins RM, Kindel TL, Gould JC) Surg Obes Relat Dis 2019 Feb 15 PMID: 30850305 03/10/2019    
  • Linear vs. circular-stapled gastrojejunostomy in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. (Barr AC, Lak KL, Helm MC, Kindel TL, Higgins RM, Gould JC) Surg Endosc 2019 Feb 25 PMID: 30805785 02/26/2019    
  • Perioperative blood transfusion increases risk of surgical site infection after bariatric surgery. (Higgins RM, Helm MC, Kindel TL, Gould JC) Surg Obes Relat Dis 2019 Jan 31 PMID: 30803881 02/26/2019    
  • Peri-operative, intravenous clindamycin may improve the resolution rate of hypertension after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients. (Patz JJ, Helm MC, Higgins RM, Goldblatt MI, Gould JC, Kindel TL) Surg Endosc 2019 Feb 07 PMID: 30734082 02/09/2019    
  • C-Reactive protein as a predictor of post-operative complications in bariatric surgery patients. (Villard MA, Helm MC, Kindel TL, Goldblatt MI, Gould JC, Higgins RM) Surg Endosc 2018 Oct 19 PMID: 30341654 10/21/2018    
  • Postoperative urinary retention after laparoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. (Roadman D, Helm M, Goldblatt MI, Kastenmeier A, Kindel TL, Gould JC, Higgins RM) J Surg Res 2018 11;231:309-315 PMID: 30278946 10/04/2018    
  • The impact of preoperative anemia and malnutrition on outcomes in paraesophageal hernia repair. (Clark LN, Helm MC, Higgins R, Lak K, Kastenmeier A, Kindel T, Goldblatt M, Gould JC) Surg Endosc 2018 Nov;32(11):4666-4672 PMID: 29934871 06/24/2018       1 Citations
  • Effect of adiposity on tissue-specific adiponectin secretion. (Reneau J, Goldblatt M, Gould J, Kindel T, Kastenmeier A, Higgins R, Rengel LR, Schoyer K, James R, Obi B, Moosreiner A, Nicholson K, Sahoo D, Kidambi S) PLoS One 2018;13(6):e0198889 PMID: 29924824 PMCID: PMC6010237 06/21/2018    
  • Preoperative immobility significantly impacts the risk of postoperative complications in bariatric surgery patients. (Higgins RM, Helm M, Gould JC, Kindel TL) Surg Obes Relat Dis 2018 06;14(6):842-848 PMID: 29599072 03/31/2018    
  • Predictors of Postoperative Urinary Tract Infection After Bariatric Surgery. (Helmen ZM, Helm MC, Helm JH, Nielsen A, Kindel T, Higgins R, Gould JC) Obes Surg 2018 Jul;28(7):1950-1954 PMID: 29318506 01/11/2018    
  • Perioperative bleeding and blood transfusion are major risk factors for venous thromboembolism following bariatric surgery. (Nielsen AW, Helm MC, Kindel T, Higgins R, Lak K, Helmen ZM, Gould JC) Surg Endosc 2018 May;32(5):2488-2495 PMID: 29101558 11/05/2017    
  • Discussion of: "Perioperative complications increase the risk of venous thromboembolism following bariatric surgery". (Helm MC, Simon K, Higgins R, Kindel TL, Gould JC) Am J Surg 2017 12;214(6):1141-1142 PMID: 28985890 10/08/2017    
  • Perioperative complications increase the risk of venous thromboembolism following bariatric surgery. (Helm MC, Simon K, Higgins R, Kindel TL, Gould JC) Am J Surg 2017 Dec;214(6):1135-1140 PMID: 28958647 09/30/2017       2 Citations
  • Pre-Existing Mesh at the Hiatus in Revisional Surgery Does Not Result in Increased Morbidity: A Case-Control Evaluation. (Higgins RM, Schumm M, Bosler ME, Gould JC) J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2017 Oct;27(10):997-1001 PMID: 28696816 07/12/2017       1 Citations
  • Cost analysis of robotic versus laparoscopic general surgery procedures. (Higgins RM, Frelich MJ, Bosler ME, Gould JC) Surg Endosc 2017 01;31(1):185-192 PMID: 27139704 05/04/2016       19 Citations
  • Outcomes and Use of Laparoscopic Versus Open Gastric Resection. (Higgins RM, Kubasiak JC, Jacobson RA, Janssen I, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Deziel DJ, Luu MB) JSLS 2015 Oct-Dec;19(4) PMID: 26941544 PMCID: PMC4756354 03/05/2016       2 Citations
  • The utility of mock oral examinations in preparation for the American Board of Surgery certifying examination. (Higgins RM, Deal RA, Rinewalt D, Hollinger EF, Janssen I, Poirier J, Austin D, Rendina M, Francescatti A, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu MB) Am J Surg 2016 Feb;211(2):416-20 PMID: 26686905 12/22/2015       6 Citations
  • Does initial laparoscopic cholecystectomy influence the outcomes of definitive oncologic resection for gallbladder cancer? (Ballo R, Saeed M, Daly S, Pinzon M, Francescatti A, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Bines SF, Luu MB) Am Surg 2015 Feb;81(2):E54-6 PMID: 25642856 02/03/2015       2 Citations
  • Chapter 32: Esophageal Cancer (Ballo RM and Millikan KW) Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving Springer, New York, pp 133-135 01/01/2015    
  • Intestinal Tuberculosis in a Liver Transplant Patient (Ballo RM, Veenstra B, Simon DM, Eswaran S, Chan EY) Journal of Clinical Case Reports 4:364. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000364 05/30/2014    
  • Does initial laparoscopic cholecystectomy influence the outcomes of definitive oncologic resection for gallbladder cancer? (Ballo RM, Saeed M, Daly S, Pinzon M, Francescatti A, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Bines SF, Luu MB) Gastroenterology, abstract supplement 144(5):S-1115 05/01/2013    
  • Predictors of positive sentinel lymph node in thin melanoma. (Yonick DV, Ballo RM, Kahn E, Dahiya M, Yao K, Godellas C, Shoup M, Aranha GV) Am J Surg 2011 Mar;201(3):324-7; discussion 327-8 PMID: 21367372 03/04/2011       31 Citations
  • Last update: 05/14/2019
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