2014 IARS Mentored Research Award $150,000
Minjae Kim, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Kim’s Research

Assessing perioperative comorbidities through latent class analysis

Current methods of risk stratification do not account for combinations of comorbidities that have detrimental synergistic effects on perioperative outcomes and do not identify the combination of comorbidities that are actually present in the patients undergoing surgery. Comorbidities are treated as distinct, separate entities but there can be associations between even seemingly unrelated comorbidities. Dr. Kim will examine patterns of comorbidities and risk factors that are associated with adverse perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing intra-abdominal general surgery, a group with a high risk of developing adverse perioperative outcomes.

Related Publications

Interaction Effects of Acute Kidney Injury, Acute Respiratory Failure, and Sepsis on 30-Day Postoperative Mortality in Patients Undergoing -High-Risk Intraabdominal General Surgical Procedures.
Kim M, Brady JE, Li G.

cute kidney injury (AKI), acute respiratory failure, and sepsis are distinct but related pathophysiologic processes. We hypothesized that these 3 processes may interact to synergistically increase the risk of short-term perioperative mortality in patients undergoing high-risk intraabdominal general surgery procedures…

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