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Melvin Dassinger Iii

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentSurgery, College of Medicine
DivisionSurgery General Peds
Address800 Marshall Street
Mail Slot # 837
Little Rock AR 72202
Phone501-364-1447
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    1. Ketha B, Stephenson KJ, Dassinger MS, Smith SD, Burford JM. Eliminating Use of Home Oral Antibiotics in Pediatric Complicated Appendicitis. J Surg Res. 2021 07; 263:151-154. PMID: 33652177.
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    2. Al-Alawi AZ, Henry KR, Crimmins LD, Bonasso PC, Hayat MA, Dassinger MS, Burford JM, Jensen HK, Sanford J, Wu J, Sexton KW, Jensen MO. Anesthetics affect peripheral venous pressure waveforms and the cross-talk with arterial pressure. J Clin Monit Comput. 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33606187.
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    3. Polites SF, Moody S, Williams RF, Kayton ML, Alberto EC, Burd RS, Schroeppel TJ, Baerg JE, Munoz A, Rothstein WB, Boomer LA, Campion EM, Robinson C, Nygaard RM, Richardson CJ, Garcia DI, Streck CJ, Gaffley M, Petty JK, Greenwell C, Pandya S, Waters AM, Russell RT, Yorkgitis BK, Mull J, Pence J, Santore MT, MacArthur T, Klinkner DB, Safford SD, Trevilian T, Vogel AM, Cunningham M, Black C, Rea J, Spurrier RG, Jensen AR, Farr BJ, Mooney DP, Ketha B, Dassinger MS, Goldenberg-Sandau A, Roman JS, Jenkins TM, Falcone RA. Timing and volume of crystalloid and blood products in pediatric trauma: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter prospective observational study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 07; 89(1):36-42. PMID: 32251263.
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    4. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Mehl SC, Gokun Y, Gowen MS, Burford JM, Smith SD. Timing of enterostomy closure for neonatal isolated intestinal perforation. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Aug; 55(8):1535-1541. PMID: 31954555.
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    5. Gurien LA, Smith SD, Dassinger MS, Burford JM, Tepas JJ, Crandall M. Suspected appendicitis pathway continues to lower CT rates in children two years after implementation. Am J Surg. 2019 10; 218(4):716-721. PMID: 31350004.
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    6. Piper KN, Baxter KJ, Wetzel M, McCracken C, Travers C, Slater B, Cairo SB, Rothstein DH, Cina R, Dassinger M, Bonasso P, Lipskar A, Denning NL, Huang E, Shah SR, Cunningham ME, Gonzalez R, Kauffman JD, Heiss KF, Raval MV. Provider education decreases opioid prescribing after pediatric umbilical hernia repair. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jul; 55(7):1319-1323. PMID: 31109731.
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    7. Cairo SB, Aranda A, Bartz-Kurycki M, Baxter KJ, Bonasso P, Dassinger M, Deans KJ, Dorey D, Emengo P, Fialkowski E, Gayer C, Gonzales B, Gusman N, Hawkins RB, Herzing K, Huang E, Islam S, Jancelewicz T, Landman MP, Lally KP, Lesher A, Minneci PC, Raval MV, Russell R, Shah S, Slater B, Schoel LJ, Peter SS, Sujka J, Waterhouse J, Rothstein DH. Variability in perioperative evaluation and resource utilization in pediatric patients with suspected biliary dyskinesia: A multi-institutional retrospective cohort study. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun; 54(6):1118-1122. PMID: 30885555.
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    8. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, McLaughlin B, Burford JM, Sexton KW. Fast Fourier Transformation of Peripheral Venous Pressure Changes More Than Vital Signs with Hemorrhage. Mil Med. 2019 03 01; 184(Suppl 1):318-321. PMID: 30901407.
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    9. Bonasso PC, Sexton KW, Hayat MA, Wu J, Jensen HK, Jensen MO, Burford JM, Dassinger MS. Venous Physiology Predicts Dehydration in the Pediatric Population. J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:232-239. PMID: 30776742.
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    10. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Wyrick DL, Smith SD, Burford JM. Evaluation of white blood cell count at time of discharge is associated with limited oral antibiotic therapy in children with complicated appendicitis. Am J Surg. 2019 06; 217(6):1099-1101. PMID: 30639131.
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    11. Bonasso PC, Gurien LA, Staszak J, Gowen ME, Troendle DM, Odiase E, Lazar L, Ruan W, Barth BA, Williams RF, Dassinger MS. In-hospital Pediatric Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Is Associated With Shorter Hospitalization for Children With Choledocholithiasis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 01; 68(1):64-67. PMID: 30044307.
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    12. Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Williams RF, Huang EY, Santore MT, Tsao K, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St Peter SD, Mooney D, Upperman JS, Streck CJ. Variability in the evalution of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Apr; 35(4):479-485. PMID: 30426222.
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    13. Mehl SC, Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS. Gallbladder varices in a pediatric patient after roux-en-Y gastric bypass. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Dec; 53(12):2511-2513. PMID: 30509461.
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    14. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS. Fatal Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy in a Pediatric Patient After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg. 2018 08; 28(8):2530-2532. PMID: 29796921.
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    15. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Smeds MR, Moursi MM. Pediatric Vascular Surgical Practice Patterns. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Jan; 54:103-109.e8. PMID: 30031904.
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    16. Arbra CA, Vogel AM, Plumblee L, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Dassinger MS, Russell RT, Blakely ML, Streck CJ. External validation of a five-variable clinical prediction rule for identifying children at very low risk for intra-abdominal injury after blunt abdominal trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 07; 85(1):71-77. PMID: 29659473.
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    17. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Ryan ML, Gowen MS, Burford JM, Smith SD. 24-hour and 30-day perioperative mortality in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Apr; 54(4):628-630. PMID: 30017066.
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    18. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Wyrick DL, Gurien LA, Burford JM, Smith SD. Review of bedside surgeon-performed ultrasound in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov; 53(11):2279-2289. PMID: 29807830.
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    19. Bonasso PC, Gurien LA, Smith SD, Gowen ME, Dassinger MS. Pediatric vascular trauma practice patterns and resource availability: A survey of American College of Surgeon-designated pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 05; 84(5):758-761. PMID: 29334567.
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    20. Gurien LA, Blakely ML, Crandall MC, Schlegel C, Rettiganti MR, Saylors ME, France DJ, Anders S, Thomas SL, Dassinger MS. Meta-analysis of surgeon-performed central line placement: Real-time ultrasound versus landmark technique. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 04; 84(4):655-663. PMID: 29300282.
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    21. Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS, Jensen MO, Smith SD, Burford JM, Sexton KW. Optimizing peripheral venous pressure waveforms in an awake pediatric patient by decreasing signal interference. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 12; 32(6):1149-1153. PMID: 29511972.
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    22. Arbra CA, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Huang EY, Savoie KB, Santore MT, Tsao K, Ostovar-Kermani TG, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Recicar J, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St Peter SD, Mooney DP, Onwubiko C, Upperman JS, Streck CJ. Acute procedural interventions after pediatric blunt abdominal trauma: A prospective multicenter evaluation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 10; 83(4):597-602. PMID: 28930954.
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    23. Calder BW, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Mauldin PD, Huang EY, Savoie KB, Santore MT, Tsao K, Ostovar-Kermani TG, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Recicar J, Haynes JH, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Naik-Mathuria BJ, St Peter SD, Mooney DP, Onwubiko C, Upperman JS, Zagory JA, Streck CJ. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma in children after blunt abdominal trauma: A multi-institutional analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 08; 83(2):218-224. PMID: 28590347.
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    24. Gurien LA, Burford JM, Bonasso PC, Dassinger MS. Resource savings and outcomes associated with outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov; 52(11):1760-1763. PMID: 28347529.
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    25. Gurien LA, Dassinger MS, Burford JM, Saylors ME, Smith SD. Does timing of gastroschisis repair matter? A comparison using the ACS NSQIP pediatric database. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov; 52(11):1751-1754. PMID: 28408077.
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    26. Gurien LA, Wyrick DL, Dassinger MS, Burford JM, Mehl SC, Saylors ME, Smith SD. Use of bedside abdominal ultrasound to confirm intestinal motility in neonates with gastroschisis: A feasibility study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 May; 52(5):715-717. PMID: 28185628.
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    27. Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Zhang J, Huang EY, Santore MT, Tsao K, Falcone RA, Dassinger MS, Russell RT, Blakely ML. Identifying Children at Very Low Risk for Blunt Intra-Abdominal Injury in Whom CT of the Abdomen Can Be Avoided Safely. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Apr; 224(4):449-458.e3. PMID: 28130170.
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    28. Gurien LA, Maxson RT, Dassinger MS, Mehl SC, Saylors ME, Smith SD. Pediatric vascular injuries: Are we preparing trainees appropriately to meet our needs? Am J Surg. 2017 Aug; 214(2):336-340. PMID: 28277233.
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    29. Gurien LA, Blakely ML, Russell RT, Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Renaud EJ, Savoie KB, Dassinger MS. Real-time ultrasonography for placement of central venous catheters in children: A multi-institutional study. Surgery. 2016 12; 160(6):1605-1611. PMID: 27460931.
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    30. Gurien LA, Wyrick DL, Smith SD, Dassinger MS. Optimal timing of appendectomy in the pediatric population. J Surg Res. 2016 May 01; 202(1):126-31. PMID: 27083958.
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    31. Englum BR, Rothman J, Leonard S, Reiter A, Thornburg C, Brindle M, Wright N, Heeney MM, Jason Smithers C, Brown RL, Kalfa T, Langer JC, Cada M, Oldham KT, Scott JP, St Peter SD, Sharma M, Davidoff AM, Nottage K, Bernabe K, Wilson DB, Dutta S, Glader B, Crary SE, Dassinger MS, Dunbar L, Islam S, Kumar M, Rescorla F, Bruch S, Campbell A, Austin M, Sidonio R, Blakely ML, Rice HE. Hematologic outcomes after total splenectomy and partial splenectomy for congenital hemolytic anemia. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):122-7. PMID: 26613837.
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    32. Putnam LR, Levy SM, Blakely ML, Lally KP, Wyrick DL, Dassinger MS, Russell RT, Huang EY, Vogel AM, Streck CJ, Kawaguchi AL, Calkins CM, St Peter SD, Abbas PI, Lopez ME, Tsao K. A multicenter, pediatric quality improvement initiative improves surgical wound class assignment, but is it enough? J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Apr; 51(4):639-44. PMID: 26590473.
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    33. Wyrick DL, Smith SD, Burford JM, Swearingen CJ, Dassinger MS. Surgeon-performed bedside ultrasound to assess volume status: a feasibility study. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Dec; 31(12):1165-9. PMID: 26433810.
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    34. Wyrick DL, Smith SD, Dassinger MS. Implementation of the World Health Organization checklist and debriefing improves accuracy of surgical wound class documentation. Am J Surg. 2015 Dec; 210(6):1051-4; discussion 1054-5. PMID: 26460055.
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    35. Wyrick DL, Smith SD, Burford JM, Dassinger MS. Surgeon-performed ultrasound: accurate, reproducible, and more efficient. Pediatr Surg Int. 2015 Dec; 31(12):1161-4. PMID: 26263874.
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    36. Dassinger MS, Renaud EJ, Goldin A, Huang EY, Russell RT, Streck CJ, Tang X, Blakely ML. Use of real-time ultrasound during central venous catheter placement: Results of an APSA survey. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul; 50(7):1162-7. PMID: 25783346.
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    37. Rice HE, Englum BR, Rothman J, Leonard S, Reiter A, Thornburg C, Brindle M, Wright N, Heeney MM, Smithers C, Brown RL, Kalfa T, Langer JC, Cada M, Oldham KT, Scott JP, St Peter S, Sharma M, Davidoff AM, Nottage K, Bernabe K, Wilson DB, Dutta S, Glader B, Crary SE, Dassinger MS, Dunbar L, Islam S, Kumar M, Rescorla F, Bruch S, Campbell A, Austin M, Sidonio R, Blakely ML. Clinical outcomes of splenectomy in children: report of the splenectomy in congenital hemolytic anemia registry. Am J Hematol. 2015 Mar; 90(3):187-92. PMID: 25382665.
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    38. Levy SM, Lally KP, Blakely ML, Calkins CM, Dassinger MS, Duggan E, Huang EY, Kawaguchi AL, Lopez ME, Russell RT, St Peter SD, Streck CJ, Vogel AM, Tsao K. Surgical wound misclassification: a multicenter evaluation. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar; 220(3):323-9. PMID: 25532617.
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    39. Wyrick DL, Smith SD, Dassinger MS. Surgeon as educator: bedside ultrasound in hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. J Surg Educ. 2014 Nov-Dec; 71(6):896-8. PMID: 24931414.
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    40. Dassinger M, Fuchs GJ. Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: closing in on the cause. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 May; 58(5):545. PMID: 24787092.
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    41. Wyrick DL, Dassinger MS, Bozeman AP, Porter A, Maxson RT. Hemodynamic variables predict outcome of emergency thoracotomy in the pediatric trauma population. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Sep; 49(9):1382-4. PMID: 25148742.
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    42. Wyrick DL, Bozeman AP, Smith SD, Jackson RJ, Maxson RT, Kelley KR, Mathews DL, Li J, Swearingen CJ, Dassinger MS. Persistent gastrocutaneous fistula: factors affecting the need for closure. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Dec; 48(12):2506-10. PMID: 24314194.
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    43. Gibbons TE, Casteel HB, Vaughan JF, Dassinger MS. Staple line ulcers: a cause of chronic GI bleeding following STEP procedure. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jun; 48(6):E1-3. PMID: 23845650.
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    44. Wyrick D, Smith SD, Dassinger MS. Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula presenting as massive epistaxis. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Apr; 48(4):883-6. PMID: 23583152.
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    45. Bozeman AP, Dassinger MS, Recicar JF, Smith SD, Rettiganti MR, Nick TG, Maxson RT. Restraint status improves the predictive value of motor vehicle crash criteria for pediatric trauma team activation. Am J Surg. 2012 Dec; 204(6):933-7; discussion 937-8. PMID: 23231935.
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    46. Dalton BG, Walters KC, Dassinger MS. Case report: delayed perforation after definitive treatment of focal intestinal perforation with a peritoneal drain. Case Rep Surg. 2012; 2012:316147. PMID: 22966475.
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    47. Bozeman AP, Dassinger MS, Birusingh RJ, Burford JM, Smith SD. An animal model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm rabbits. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2013 Apr; 32(2):113-22. PMID: 22662963.
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    48. Burford JM, Dassinger MS, Copeland DR, Keller JE, Smith SD. Repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula via thoracotomy: a contemporary series. Am J Surg. 2011 Aug; 202(2):203-6. PMID: 21810502.
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    49. Burford JM, Dassinger MS, Smith SD. Surgeon-performed ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in appendicitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun; 46(6):1115-20. PMID: 21683208.
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    50. Garcia X, Jaquiss RD, Imamura M, Swearingen CJ, Dassinger MS, Sachdeva R. Preemptive gastrostomy tube placement after Norwood operation. J Pediatr. 2011 Oct; 159(4):602-7.e1. PMID: 21601220.
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    51. Blakely ML, Williams R, Dassinger MS, Eubanks JW, Fischer P, Huang EY, Paton E, Culbreath B, Hester A, Streck C, Hixson SD, Langham MR. Early vs interval appendectomy for children with perforated appendicitis. Arch Surg. 2011 Jun; 146(6):660-5. PMID: 21339413.
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    52. Dassinger MS, Copeland DR, Gossett J, Little DC, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. Early repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr; 45(4):693-7. PMID: 20385272.
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    53. Burford J, Dassinger M, Smith S. Surgeon Performed Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool in Appedicitis. 2010.
    54. Copeland DR, St Peter SD, Sharp SW, Islam S, Cuenca A, Tolleson JS, Dassinger MS, Little DC, Jackson RJ, Kokoska ER, Smith SD. Diminishing role of contrast enema in simple meconium ileus. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Nov; 44(11):2130-2. PMID: 19944221.
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    55. Borkon MJ, Dassinger MS, Dattilo JB. Spontaneous iliac vein rupture. Am Surg. 2009 Nov; 75(11):1151-2. PMID: 19927529.
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    56. Dassinger M, Jackson R, Smith S. Management of colonic atresia with primary resection and anastomosis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Jul; 25(7):579-82. PMID: 19517120.
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    57. Copeland DR, Cosper GH, McMahon LE, Boneti C, Little DC, Dassinger MS, Kokoska ER, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. Return of the surgeon in the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1189-92; discussion 1192. PMID: 19524738.
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    58. Copeland DR, McVay MR, Dassinger MS, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. Probiotic fortified diet reduces bacterial colonization and translocation in a long-term neonatal rabbit model. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1061-4; discussion 1054. PMID: 19524717.
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    59. Williams RF, Blakely ML, Fischer PE, Streck CJ, Dassinger MS, Gupta H, Renaud EJ, Eubanks JW, Huang EY, Hixson SD, Langham MR. Diagnosisg ruptured appendicitis preoperatively in pediatric patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2009; 5(208):819-25.
    60. Cosper GH, Dassinger MS. Tracheobronchial injury diagnosed by computed tomography scan: a case report. J Pediatr Surg. 2009; 44(3):648-50.
    61. Borkon, Matthew J, Dassinger, Melvin S III, Dattilo, Jeffery B. Spontaneous Iliac Vein Rupture. Am Surg. 2009; 11:1151-1152.
    62. Daniel R. Copeland, Kevin A Hinkle, Trey C Lyons, Graham H Cosper, Danny C Little, Evan R Kokoska, Richard J Jackson, Samuel D Smith, Melvin S Dassinger, The Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group. Early Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia on ECMO: A Single Instution Experience. 2008.
    63. M.S. Dassinger, J.W. Eubanks, M.R. Langham. Full Work Hour Analysis of Resident Duty Hours. J Surg Research. 2008; 147(2):178-81.
    64. Dassinger MS, Eubanks JW, Langham MR. Full work analysis of resident work hours. J Surg Res. 2008 Jun 15; 147(2):178-81. PMID: 18498866.
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    65. Regan F. WIlliams, M.D., Martin L. Blakely, M.D., P.E. Fischer, M.D., C.J. Streck, M.D., M.S. Dassinger, M.D., H Gupta, M.D., J.W. Eubanks, M.D., E.Y. Huang, M.D., S.D. Hixson, M.D., M.R. Langham, M.D. Can Pediatric Surgeons Distinguish Acute and Ruptured Appeidicitis Pre-Operatively? A prospective Cohort Study. 2008.
    66. M.S. Dassinger, J.W. Eubanks. Laparoscopic Repair of a Right Paraduodenal Hernia in a Child. JSLS. 2007; 11(2):266-267.
    67. Dassinger MS, Torquati A, Houston HL, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Richards WO. Laparoscopic Fundoplication: Five-Year Follow-Up. Am Surg. 2004; 70((8)):691-694.
    68. Dassinger MS. Management of Abdominal Wall Defects.
    69. Burford, J, Dassinger, M, Copeland D, et al. Repair of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula via Thoracotomy: A contemporary Series.
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