Surgery Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Surgery, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Breast Augmentation: The Current Landscape, Khalifa Sh. Al-Ghanim

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The Biomechanical Effects of Glenoid and Humeral Lateralization on the Rotator Cuff Muscles in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Yousif Atwan

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Hand Swelling after Hand and Wrist Surgery: An Evaluation of its Effects and Assessment of Feasibility of a Double Blinded, Randomized Controlled, Pilot Study: Tranexamic Acid in Hand And Wrist Surgery (THAW) Study, Kendrick Au

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Biomechanical Characterization of Semi-Rigid Constructs and the Potential Effect on Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in the Thoracic Spine, Chloe Cadieux

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Total Hip Arthroplasty in Young Patients, Aaron G. Chen

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Development of a Novel Rodent Model of Radiation-Induced Implant Capsular Contracture, Tanya DeLyzer

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Shockwave Lithotripsy of Upper Urinary Tract Calculi - Outcomes of a Multicentre International Prospective Observational Study, Fernanda C. Gabrigna Berto

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The molecular landscape of early-stage breast cancer with lymph node metastasis, Farhad Ghasemi

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Determination of the Protective Capacity of Hand Wraps in Combat Athletes Using Force Analysis, Eva M. Gusnowski

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Severe lower extremity trauma in Ontario: A linked population-based analysis, Stephanie M. Kim

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Topical Gentamicin and Vancomycin for Surgical Site Infection Prophylaxis in Patients 5. Undergoing High-Risk Vascular Surgery, Dominic LeBlanc

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Comparison of Hip Navigation System Accuracy in Direct Anterior Approach, Jeremy Loh

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Development of an On-Call Assessment Tool for Competency-Based Surgical Training, Eric C. Mitchell

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The Impact of Frailty and Sarcopenia in Patients Undergoing Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer, Linda Chang Qu

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Feasibility and Clinical Value of 3-Dimensional Myocardial Deformation Analysis by Computed Tomography in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients, Mohamad Rabbani

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Decompression vs. Decompression and Fusion in Cauda Equina Syndrome Secondary to Massive Lumbar Disc Herniation, Ruheksh Raj

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Radiographic Predictors of Functional Outcome in Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Patrick Thornley

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The Role of Urinary Modulators in the Development of Infectious Kidney Stones, Brendan Wallace

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Indocyanine Green Angiography in Pediatric Colorectal Surgery, Robin B. Wigen

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Exploring Methods for Improving Baseplate Fixation in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Sejla Abdic

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The Antimicrobial Properties of Exogenous Copper in Human Synovial Fluid Against Staphylococcus aureus: An In-Vitro Study, Fernando Diaz Dilernia

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Is there an increased risk of delirium among patients with overactive bladder treated with newer anticholinergic medication compared to a beta-3 agonist?, Khaled Ashraf Etaby

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4DCT analysis of in-vivo carpal kinematics during FEM, Manisha R. Mistry

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The impact of Quality-Based Procedures on radical prostatectomy outcomes in Ontario, Nickan Motamedi

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The Effect of Obesity on Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Functional Outcome, Ninety-Day Costs, Reoperations, Readmissions and Cost-Effectiveness, Mohamad Nasser Eddine

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PLeurodesis Using hypertonic Glucose administration to treat post-operative air leaks following lung resection surgery (PLUG): Phase I trial, Mehdi Qiabi

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Biomechanical strategies to reduce subsidence in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedures, Renan Jose Rodrigues Fernandes

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Kinematics in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Allan Roy Sekeitto

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Surgical Residency workload, perceptions and educational value: implications for competency- based medical education, Eric Walser

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Navigation and Patient Specific Instrumentation in Shoulder Arthroplasty, Joseph Cavanagh

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Comparing Motion Outcomes in Salvage Procedures for Wrist Arthritis, Stacy Fan

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Growth and Development Analysis of Unilateral Cleft Palate Patients at One, Five, and Ten Years, Katie Garland

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The of Application of 3D-Printing to Lumbar Spine Surgery, Andrew J. Kanawati

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Feasibility of Post-Operative Mobile Health Monitoring Among Colorectal Surgery Patients, Tanya Kuper

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Ultrasound-Guided Resuscitation in Open Aortic Surgery - The AORTUS Trial, John H. Landau

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Quadriceps Muscle Layer Thickness in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Potential Measure of Frailty and Sarcopenia, Max A. Levine

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Biomechanical analysis of Total Knee Arthroplasty performed on a 6 degree of freedom joint motion simulator linked to a virtual ligament model in mechanical and kinematic alignments, Jance McGale

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Microorganisms in Presumed Aseptic Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Michael E. Neufeld

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The effect of mTOR inhibitor rapamycin on a dietary Drosophila melanogaster model of calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis, Michael T. Pignanelli

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Synergistic effects of Non Contact Induction Heating & Antibiotics on Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm, Rajeshwar Singh Sidhu

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Lateral Subvastus Lateralis Versus Medial Parapatellar Approach for Total Knee Arthroplasty, Sahil Prabhnoor S. Sidhu

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The Impact of Ethnicity and Immigration on Prostate Cancer Mortality in Canada, Noah Stern

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Potential Use of Carbon Monoxide as a Non-Surgical Intervention in a Rat Model of Acute Compartment Syndrome, Patrick Qi Wang

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The Examination of Expectations in Day-Surgery Patients and the Development of a Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire for Day-Surgery Patients, Tishara M. Wijayanayaka

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Post-Operative Analgesia Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Regional Techniques, James H. Allen

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Radial Head Stability in Anterior Monteggia Injuries: An In Vitro Biomechanical Study, Armin Badre

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Examining the Relationship between Urinary Pathogens, Antibiotic Exposure and Urolithiasis, Jennifer Bjazevic

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The Impact of Scaphoid Malunion on Wrist Kinematics & Kinetics: A Biomechanical Investigation, Spencer B. Chambers

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Biomechanics Analysis of Anterior Cortical Perforation in Antegrade Femoral Nailing, Michael Ching

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Academic Center Tiered Operating Room Strategy (ACTION): Comparing a High Efficiency OR to the Conventional OR, Moaz Bin Yunus Chohan

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The Standardization Of Outpatient Procedure (STOP) Narcotics: A Prospective Non-Inferiority Study To Reduce Opioid Use In Outpatient General Surgical Procedures, Luke B. Hartford

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VOice analysis with Iphones: a low Cost Experimental Solution, Benjamin van der Woerd

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Design, development, manufacturing and biomechanical testing of Stand-alone cage for posterior lumbar interbody fusion, Fahad Alhelal

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Cost effectiveness of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with and without different breast reconstruction techniques versus screening in women with high risk of breast cancer in the Canadian province of Ontario, badria Aljohani

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The Impact of Free Radical Stabilization Techniques on In Vivo Property Changes in Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Acetabular Liners, Michael M. Decker .

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Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty using a Novel 3D Printed Titanium Augment: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study, Charles-Antoine Dion

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Evaluation of Perioperative Peripheral Nerve Injury in Cardiac Surgery Using a Novel Automated SSEP Monitoring Device, Satoru Fujii

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Collared Vs. Collarless Total Hip Arthroplasty In Both Direct Anterior And Direct Lateral Approach Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Comparison Study, Seb Heaven

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Modified Cystoscopy Technique, Khalil Hetou

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Investigating the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus in periprosthetic joint infections, Santiago L. Iglesias

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Acromial Insufficiency Fractures in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Study, Alicia Kerrigan

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Oncoplastic Surgery: Is It Time to Change? From Innovation to Adoption Using Mentorship Program, Eman Khayat

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The Effects of Tracheal Occlusion on Wnt Signaling in a Rabbit Model of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Martina M. Mudri

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Choice of implant filler in breast reconstruction: A study of the cost-effectiveness of saline and silicone implants, Kathleen Nelligan

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Tibiotalar arthrodesis: development of a novel jig and alignment guide, Adam Mathew Ropchan

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The Effect of Function-blocking RHAMM Peptides in a Mouse Model of Bleomycin-induced Systemic Sclerosis, Kitty Y. Wu

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Aggregate morbidity and mortality of defunctioning loop ileostomy fro formation to closure: a large population retrospective cohort analysis, Mei Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Drosophila melanogaster model of human uric acid nephrolithiasis as a novel in vivo drug screening platform, Aymon N. Ali

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Triple Positive Microparticles as a “Liquid Biopsy” for Risk Stratification of Prostate Cancer, Harmenjit Singh Brar

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Prostate Cancer Microparticles in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy, Malcolm James Dewar

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The Effect of Radial and Ulnar Length Change on Distal Forearm Loading, Ahaoiza D. Isa

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Bio-modulation of Primary Human Tenon’s Capsule Fibroblasts Using a Novel Application of Coated Magnesium, Xiangji LI

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UNDERSTANDING TRANSITION INTO PRACTICE AFTER POST GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN SURGICAL SPECIALTIES, Mohammed M. Malak

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Resiliency in the Operating Room: Exploring Trainee Stress During Surgery and the Role of Individual Resilience, Richard Ng

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Comparing Mid Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIDLF) with Traditional Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Joel T. Phillips

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Cost Effectiveness of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty for Varying Levels of BMI, Karthikeyan E. Ponnusamy

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Mechanical Properties of Retrieved Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Acetabular Liners in Total Hip Arthroplasty, Gurpreet Singh

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A Biomechanical Study Examining The Subacromial Balloon Spacer and Superior Capsular Reconstruction in the Treatment of Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears, Supriya Singh

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Combat Vascular Trauma: From Characterization to Innovation, Shane A. Smith

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Effect of Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Molecule-3 on the Severity of Endothelial Dysfunction Due to Elevation of Hydrostatic Pressure in an In Vitro Model of Compartment Syndrome, Michel A. Taylor

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The Promotion of Adipogenesis in a Rat Model of Radiation-Induced Mammary Fat Pad Fibrosis, Jessica Truong

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Physiological and psychological responses of surgeons and trainees, Sarantis Abatzoglou

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The Effect of the GekoTM Device on Post Kidney and Pancreatic Transplantation Leg Edema, Bijad Alharbi

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The Development Of Novel Imaging Modalities & High-throughput Drug Screening Platforms In The Drosophila Melanogaster Model of Human Calcium Oxalate Nephrolithiasis, Sohrab Naushad Ali

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Physical Activity Levels in Total Hip Arthroplasty Comparing the Direct Anterior Approach to the Direct Lateral Approach: A Prospective Cohort Study, Abdulaziz N. Aljurayyan

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Paediatric Surgical Outcomes Across Ontario, Damian Dylkowski

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Early experimental results of using a novel delivery carrier, Hyaluronan-phosphatidylethanolamine (HA-PE) which may allow simple bladder instillation of Botulinum Toxin A as effectively as direct detrusor muscle injection., Mohamed G. El Shatoury

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The Role of Scapular Morphology in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, Ashish Gupta

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Evaluating the Effects of Patellofemoral Offset Changes and Trochlear Design in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Radiographic, Visual, and Topographical Analysis, Jacob Matz

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Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Patrick B. Murphy

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Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers: A Prospective Cohort Study In Urological Patients, Daniel Olvera-Posada

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The impact of surgical technique on coronal plane motion in total knee arthroplasty, Kevin I. Perry

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Translational Study of Liver Cancer and Hypertrophy: TranSLiCH, Mauro Enrique Tun Abraham

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Mitochondria-Targeted Hydrogen Sulphide Donors Protect Renal Cells From Hypoxia Re-Oxygenation Injury, Ghaleb A. Aboalsamh

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Complications of Vaginal Synthetic Sling Surgeries in Women: Population Based Cohort Study, Hanaa Al-hothi

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Systemic Cyotkines/Chemokines Contribute To Microvascular Dysfunction And Tissue Injury in Compartment Syndrome, Erin S. Donohoe

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Effects of Acetabular Positioning in Total Hip Arthroplasty, Prateek Goyal

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Potential Therapeutic Role of Hydrogen Sulfide-Releasing Molecule GYY4137 in a Rat Model of Acute Compartment Syndrome., Moustafa Haddara

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Detection of Circulating Thyroid Tumor DNA in Patients with Thyroid Nodules, Krupal Bhupendrabhai Patel

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Evaluation of Robotic Cardiac Surgery Simulation Training, Matthew Valdis