David R Urbach

Summary

Affiliation: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Whither surgery in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:219-21. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Conventional models overestimate the statistical significance of volume-outcome associations, compared with multilevel models
    David R Urbach
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, G Wing Room 140, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:391-400. 2005
  3. pmc Differences in operative mortality between high- and low-volume hospitals in Ontario for 5 major surgical procedures: estimating the number of lives potentially saved through regionalization
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 168:1409-14. 2003
  4. pmc Multistate models for comparing trends in hospitalizations among young adult survivors of colorectal cancer and matched controls
    Rinku Sutradhar
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:353. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Increasing hospital admission rates for urological complications after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
    Robert K Nam
    Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 189:S12-7; discussion S17-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Overview of lung cancer surgery in Ontario
    Anna Bendzsak
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:361-6. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Keenan Research Centre in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 306:840-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Practice patterns for the management of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer: a mixed methods analysis
    Alice C Wei
    Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:1567-74. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Effect of colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: an instrumental variable analysis
    Binu J Jacob
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 76:355-64.e1. 2012
  10. doi request reprint The effect of regionalization on outcome in pulmonary lobectomy: a Canadian national study
    Christian J Finley
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:757-63. 2010

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc Whither surgery in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 170:219-21. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Conventional models overestimate the statistical significance of volume-outcome associations, compared with multilevel models
    David R Urbach
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, G Wing Room 140, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:391-400. 2005
    ..To compare the use of conventional statistical models with multilevel regression models in volume-outcome analyses of surgical procedures in an empirical case study...
  3. pmc Differences in operative mortality between high- and low-volume hospitals in Ontario for 5 major surgical procedures: estimating the number of lives potentially saved through regionalization
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 168:1409-14. 2003
    ..We estimated the absolute number of operative deaths that could potentially be avoided if 5 major surgical procedures in Ontario were restricted to HVHs...
  4. pmc Multistate models for comparing trends in hospitalizations among young adult survivors of colorectal cancer and matched controls
    Rinku Sutradhar
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:353. 2012
    ..A large percentage of these patients live at least 5 years after diagnosis, but it is unknown whether their rate of hospitalizations after this 5-year mark is comparable to the general population...
  5. doi request reprint Increasing hospital admission rates for urological complications after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
    Robert K Nam
    Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 189:S12-7; discussion S17-8. 2013
    ..Transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy is widely used to confirm the diagnosis of prostate cancer. The technique has been associated with significant morbidity in a small proportion of patients...
  6. doi request reprint Overview of lung cancer surgery in Ontario
    Anna Bendzsak
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:361-6. 2011
    ..This study describes the distribution of lung cancer incidence and surgical care in Ontario, a Canadian province with universal health care, for the fiscal year of 2004...
  7. doi request reprint Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Keenan Research Centre in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 306:840-7. 2011
    ..The intensive care unit (ICU) may pose an even greater risk because of the focus on acute events and the presence of multiple transitions in care...
  8. doi request reprint Practice patterns for the management of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer: a mixed methods analysis
    Alice C Wei
    Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:1567-74. 2013
    ..We sought to characterize the gap between current practice and best evidence for the management of these patients and to identify barriers that hamper effective utilization of metastasectomy...
  9. doi request reprint Effect of colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: an instrumental variable analysis
    Binu J Jacob
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 76:355-64.e1. 2012
    ..Using population-based health services information to estimate the effectiveness of colonoscopy on colorectal cancer (CRC) outcomes is prone to selection bias...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of regionalization on outcome in pulmonary lobectomy: a Canadian national study
    Christian J Finley
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:757-63. 2010
    ..To examine the effect of regionalization of thoracic surgery services in Canada by evaluating change over time in hospital volumes of pulmonary lobectomy and its impact on length of stay and in-hospital mortality...
  11. pmc Adoption of an innovation to repair aortic aneurysms at a Canadian hospital: a qualitative case study and evaluation
    Nathalie M Danjoux
    Department of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:182. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Higher surgeon and hospital volume improves long-term survival after radical cystectomy
    Girish S Kulkarni
    Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 119:3546-54. 2013
    ..In the current study, the authors assessed the effect of cystectomy provider volume on long-term mortality...
  13. ncbi request reprint Surgeon volumes and selected patient outcomes in cataract surgery: a population-based analysis
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ophthalmology 114:405-10. 2007
    ..To study the association of annual surgeon volume of cataract procedures with the risk of postoperative adverse events...
  14. ncbi request reprint Association of colonoscopy and death from colorectal cancer
    Nancy N Baxter
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 150:1-8. 2009
    ..Colonoscopy is advocated for screening and prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC), but randomized trials supporting the benefit of this practice are not available...
  15. ncbi request reprint Varied definitions of hospital volume did not alter the conclusions of volume-outcome analyses
    Girish S Kulkarni
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:400-7. 2009
    ..To compare different methods of calculating hospital volume, including approaches designed to account for hospital restructuring, and their impact on volume-outcome analyses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Introduction of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada
    David R Urbach
    From the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences D R U, A G, R S, A S W, N N B, the Department of Surgery D R U, A G, N N B and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation D R U, N N B, University of Toronto, the University Health Network D R U, Mount Sinai Hospital A G, and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital N N B all in Toronto
    N Engl J Med 370:1029-38. 2014
    ..A policy encouraging the universal adoption of checklists by hospitals in Ontario, Canada, provided a natural experiment to assess the effectiveness of checklists in typical practice settings...
  17. ncbi request reprint Short-term health-related quality of life after abdominal surgery: a conceptual framework
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Division of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 12:243-7. 2005
    ..A measure of QOL after abdominal surgery should have adequate coverage of these health concepts...
  18. pmc Quality of narrative operative reports in pancreatic surgery
    Meagan E Wiebe
    The Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can J Surg 56:E121-7. 2013
    ..We evaluated the completeness of the NR for patients undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy...
  19. doi request reprint Population based study of long-term rates of surgery for urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    Robert K Nam
    Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 188:502-6. 2012
    ..We examined the long-term rate of post-prostatectomy incontinence surgery and factors influencing it...
  20. doi request reprint The cost of achalasia: quantifying the effect of symptomatic disease on patient cost burden, treatment time, and work productivity
    Rahima Nenshi
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Surg Innov 17:291-4. 2010
    ..This article aims to describe the impact of achalasia on health-related quality of life, patient cost burden, time dedicated to treatment, and work productivity...
  21. doi request reprint Postoperative disposition and health services use in elderly patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery: a population-based study
    Karen M Devon
    Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Center, Toronto, Canada
    Surgery 149:705-12. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the disposition and resource use of Ontario's elderly population undergoing colorectal cancer operations as well as to identify predictors of outcomes using population-based data...
  22. ncbi request reprint Regional variation in surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease in Ontario
    Steven R Lopushinsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 14:35-40. 2007
    ..0 to 28.7 per 100,000 persons. Significant regional variation exists for antireflux surgery across Ontario, suggesting that its appropriate role in the management of GERD remains ill-defined...
  23. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in young adults with colorectal cancer: a population-based study
    Shawn S Forbes
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:973-8. 2010
    ..This study compares the long-term survival of young adults with colorectal cancer who lived a minimum of 5 years after diagnosis with a cancer-free control population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered measures for achalasia
    Julie L Harnish
    Division of Clinical Decision Making, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, 200 Elizabeth Street, 13 EN 232B, M5G 2C4, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Endosc 22:1290-3. 2008
    ..Various instruments may be used to measure health-related quality of life in patients with achalasia...
  25. ncbi request reprint A measure of quality of life after abdominal surgery
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery and Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Qual Life Res 15:1053-61. 2006
    ..To develop a reliable and valid measure of short-term quality of life after abdominal surgery...
  26. pmc Cohort study of surgical bypass to the gallbladder or bile duct for the palliation of jaundice due to pancreatic cancer
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 237:86-93. 2003
    ..To compare patterns in mortality and the use of subsequent biliary drainage interventions (surgical, endoscopic, and percutaneous) associated with the different types of biliary bypass...
  27. doi request reprint Using G-computation to estimate the effect of regionalization of surgical services on the absolute reduction in the occurrence of adverse patient outcomes
    Peter C Austin
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Med Care 51:797-805. 2013
    ..However, the odds ratio is a relative measure of effect and does not allow policy makers to estimate the absolute benefit of regionalization...
  28. pmc Social disparities in the use of colonoscopy by primary care physicians in Ontario
    Binu J Jacob
    Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G2C4, Canada
    BMC Gastroenterol 11:102. 2011
    ..This research was designed to describe long-term trends in the use of colonoscopy by primary care physicians (PCPs) in Ontario, and to determine whether PCP characteristics influence the use of colonoscopy...
  29. pmc Does it matter what a hospital is "high volume" for? Specificity of hospital volume-outcome associations for surgical procedures: analysis of administrative data
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 9EN 236A, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    BMJ 328:737-40. 2004
    ..To determine whether the improved outcome of a surgical procedure in high volume hospitals is specific to the volume of the same procedure...
  30. doi request reprint Metformin use and all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality among men with diabetes
    David Margel
    Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health, Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 31:3069-75. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association between cumulative duration of metformin use after prostate cancer (PC) diagnosis and all-cause and PC-specific mortality among patients with diabetes...
  31. doi request reprint Trends and inequities in colorectal cancer screening participation in Ontario, Canada, 2005-2011
    Gladys N Honein-Abouhaidar
    Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Electronic address
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:946-56. 2013
    ....
  32. pmc Methodological approaches to population based research of screening procedures in the presence of selection bias and exposure measurement error: colonoscopy and colorectal cancer outcomes in Ontario
    Binu J Jacob
    Division of Support, Systems and Outcomes, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:59. 2013
    ..The study describes the methodological challenges encountered in an observational study estimating the effectiveness of colonoscopy in reducing colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality...
  33. doi request reprint An evaluation of the relationship between lymph node number and staging in pT3 colon cancer using population-based data
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:65-70. 2010
    ..The number of lymph nodes examined has been proposed as a quality benchmark for colon cancer surgery, although it is unknown whether this strategy reduces understaging...
  34. ncbi request reprint Potentially unintended discontinuation of long-term medication use after elective surgical procedures
    Chaim M Bell
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 166:2525-31. 2006
    ..Transitions between health care settings represent vulnerable periods for medical error. Discontinuation of long-term medication use may occur during discharge from the hospital to the community...
  35. ncbi request reprint Azathioprine or ileocolic resection for steroid-dependent terminal ileal Crohn's disease? A Markov analysis
    Erin D Kennedy
    Department of Surgery and Medicine, University of Toronto, the Samuel Lunenfield Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:2120-30. 2004
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Attitudes of patients and care providers toward a surgical site marking policy
    Amanda E Goldberg
    Division of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, Toronto General Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 16:249-57. 2009
    ..Little is known about what health care providers and patients think about official surgical site marking policy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of surgeon on outcome of antireflux surgery
    Pavi Singh Kundhal
    Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Endosc 21:902-6. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether subjective outcomes one or more years after antireflux surgery are affected by the operating surgeon...
  38. ncbi request reprint How are volume-outcome associations related to models of health care funding and delivery? A comparison of the United States and Canada
    David R Urbach
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Avenue, G Wing, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    World J Surg 29:1230-3. 2005
    ..By promoting competition between hospitals and providers, market-based models may exacerbate existing variations in the quality of hospital care...
  39. ncbi request reprint Pneumatic dilatation and surgical myotomy for achalasia
    Steven R Lopushinsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    JAMA 296:2227-33. 2006
    ..Pneumatic dilatation and surgical (Heller) myotomy are the 2 principal methods for treatment of achalasia. There are no population-based studies comparing outcomes of these 2 treatments in typical practice settings...
  40. doi request reprint Linear-stapled gastrojejunostomy with transverse hand-sewn enterotomy closure significantly reduces strictures for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Carmen L Mueller
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M8Y 1E8
    Obes Surg 23:1302-8. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to use cumulative summation (CUSUM) analysis to compare rates of gastrojejunostomy strictures after linear stapling with longitudinal versus transverse enterotomy closure in gastric bypass patients...
  41. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for severe gastroesophageal reflux after vertical banded gastroplasty
    Richard D Bloomberg
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, Toronto Western Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Obes Surg 12:408-11. 2002
    ..This occasionally requires surgical revision, in many cases to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP)...
  42. ncbi request reprint How are decisions to introduce new surgical technologies made? Advanced laparoscopic surgery at a Canadian community hospital: A qualitative case study and evaluation
    Bharat Sharma
    Division of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 13:250-6. 2006
    ..The process for making decisions about the adoption of new surgical technologies can be improved...
  43. doi request reprint Abdominal Surgery Impact Scale (ASIS) is responsive in assessing outcome following IPAA
    Indraneel Datta
    Dr Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Room 449, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X5, Canada
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:687-94. 2009
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Longer wait times increase overall mortality in patients with bladder cancer
    Girish S Kulkarni
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Urol 182:1318-24. 2009
    ..We used population level data to determine the impact of extended wait times on the survival of patients who underwent radical cystectomy for bladder cancer...
  45. ncbi request reprint A cost comparison of laparoscopic and open colon surgery in a publicly funded academic institution
    Krista M Hardy
    Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Surg Endosc 28:1213-22. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the total hospital cost of laparoscopic (lap) and open colon surgery at a publicly funded academic institution...
  46. ncbi request reprint Robotically assisted laparoscopic myomectomy: a Canadian experience
    Fady W Mansour
    Department of Gynecology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 34:353-8. 2012
    ..To compare operative and immediate postoperative outcomes of robotically assisted laparoscopic myomectomy (RALM) and open myomectomy...
  47. ncbi request reprint The effect of patient selection on comorbidity-adjusted operative mortality risk. Implications for outcomes studies of surgical procedures
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:381-5. 2002
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  48. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature. Case-control studies in surgical journals
    Alexandra Mihailovic
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Toronto, Ont
    Can J Surg 48:148-51. 2005
    ..Most of these studies appear instead to be retrospective cohort studies or comparisons of case series...
  49. pmc Challenges in multidisciplinary cancer care among general surgeons in Canada
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:59. 2008
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of life after surgery
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 12:161-5. 2005
    ....
  51. pmc The efficiency and effectiveness of utilizing diagrams in interviews: an assessment of participatory diagramming and graphic elicitation
    Muriah J Umoquit
    Cancer Services and Policy Research Unit, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:53. 2008
    ..The two methods are 'participatory diagramming', where the respondent creates a diagram that assists in their communication of answers, and 'graphic elicitation', where a researcher-prepared diagram is used to stimulate data collection...
  52. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the number of lymph nodes retrieved in colorectal cancer specimens
    Michelle A Ostadi
    Departments of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Endosc 21:2142-6. 2007
    ..This study aims to understand the factors affecting the number of lymph nodes identified in surgical colorectal cancer specimens...
  53. pmc Reducing elective general surgery cancellations at a Canadian hospital
    Solmaz Azari-Rad
    The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    Can J Surg 56:113-8. 2013
    ..It is uncertain how different scheduling rules affect the rate of elective surgery cancellations...
  54. pmc Rate of elective cholecystectomy and the incidence of severe gallstone disease
    David R Urbach
    The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 172:1015-9. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether this increase has resulted in a reduction in the incidence of severe complications of gallstone disease...
  55. ncbi request reprint The effect of laparoscopy on survival in pancreatic cancer
    David R Urbach
    Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Surg 137:191-9. 2002
    ..Exposure to laparoscopy influences survival in patients with unresected pancreatic cancer who have a diagnostic or staging surgical procedure...
  56. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for the management of benign and malignant adrenal tumors
    Jamie Cyriac
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Med Devices 3:777-86. 2006
    ..Due to the fact that malignancy cannot be excluded with certainty in some patients with cortical adenomas, it is expected that the rate of laparoscopic adrenalectomy will continue to increase...
  57. ncbi request reprint A measure of disease-specific health-related quality of life for achalasia
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1668-76. 2005
    ..To develop a measure of disease-specific health-related quality of life for achalasia for use as an outcome measure in clinical trials...
  58. doi request reprint Clinical librarian attendance at general surgery quality of care rounds (Morbidity and Mortality Conference)
    Elisa Greco
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, and Toronto General Clinical Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 16:266-9. 2009
    ..The clinical librarian program has greatly improved the Quality of Care rounds by aiding in literature searches and quality of up-to-date, evidence-based presentations...
  59. doi request reprint Increasing hospital admission rates for urological complications after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
    Robert K Nam
    Division of Urology, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Urol 183:963-8. 2010
    ..Transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy is widely used to confirm the diagnosis of prostate cancer. The technique has been associated with significant morbidity in a small proportion of patients...
  60. doi request reprint How often are patients with diabetes or hypertension being treated with partial nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma? A population-based analysis
    Robert Abouassaly
    Urological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    BJU Int 108:1806-12. 2011
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint AMES prognostic index and extent of thyroidectomy for well-differentiated thyroid cancer in the United States
    Philip I Haigh
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Surgery 136:609-16. 2004
    ..It has been suggested that surgeons use the Age, Metastases, Extent and Size (AMES) risk classification to decide between partial thyroidectomy (PT) or total thyroidectomy (TT)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Extended transmediastinal dissection: an alternative to gastroplasty for short esophagus
    ROBERT W O'ROURKE
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR, USA
    Arch Surg 138:735-40. 2003
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic-assisted surgery for colon cancer
    David R Urbach
    JAMA 287:1938; author reply 1939. 2002