Nancy N Baxter

Summary

Affiliation: St. Michael's Hospital
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc A population-based study of rates of childbirth in recurrence-free female young adult survivors of non-gynecologic malignancies
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street 16CC 40, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMC Cancer 13:30. 2013
  2. pmc Association between colonoscopy and colorectal cancer mortality in a US cohort according to site of cancer and colonoscopist specialty
    Nancy N Baxter
    Keenan ResearchCentre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, andDivision of General Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 30:2664-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Risk of dementia in older breast cancer survivors: a population-based cohort study of the association with adjuvant chemotherapy
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:403-11. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk of pelvic fractures in older women following pelvic irradiation
    Nancy N Baxter
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    JAMA 294:2587-93. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Organ preservation for rectal cancer
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:1014-20. 2007
  6. pmc Postoperative irradiation for rectal cancer increases the risk of small bowel obstruction after surgery
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 245:553-9. 2007
  7. pmc Equal for whom? Addressing disparities in the Canadian medical system must become a national priority
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:1522-3. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the body image after breast cancer questionnaire
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
    Breast J 12:221-32. 2006
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Is lymph node count an ideal quality indicator for cancer care?
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and the Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 99:265-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications68

  1. pmc A population-based study of rates of childbirth in recurrence-free female young adult survivors of non-gynecologic malignancies
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street 16CC 40, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    BMC Cancer 13:30. 2013
    ..Fertility is an important issue for long-term survivors of malignancies developing during reproductive years. We designed a population-based study to investigate childbirth in female young adult survivors of non-gynecologic malignancies...
  2. pmc Association between colonoscopy and colorectal cancer mortality in a US cohort according to site of cancer and colonoscopist specialty
    Nancy N Baxter
    Keenan ResearchCentre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, andDivision of General Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 30:2664-9. 2012
    ..We designed this study to evaluate the association of colonoscopy with colorectal cancer (CRC) death in the United States by site of CRC and endoscopist specialty...
  3. doi request reprint Risk of dementia in older breast cancer survivors: a population-based cohort study of the association with adjuvant chemotherapy
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, St Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:403-11. 2009
    ..To assess whether there is an association between delivery of adjuvant chemotherapy to older women with breast cancer and development of dementia over time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk of pelvic fractures in older women following pelvic irradiation
    Nancy N Baxter
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    JAMA 294:2587-93. 2005
    ..Pelvic fractures, including hip fractures, are a major source of morbidity and mortality in older women. Although therapeutic pelvic irradiation could increase the risk of such fractures, this effect has not been studied...
  5. ncbi request reprint Organ preservation for rectal cancer
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 25:1014-20. 2007
    ..The use of adjuvant therapy with local excision, particularly in patients with T2 lesions, has promise but should be considered only as part of a clinical trial...
  6. pmc Postoperative irradiation for rectal cancer increases the risk of small bowel obstruction after surgery
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 245:553-9. 2007
    ..To determine the risk of small bowel obstruction (SBO) after irradiation (RT) for rectal cancer..
  7. pmc Equal for whom? Addressing disparities in the Canadian medical system must become a national priority
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 177:1522-3. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of the body image after breast cancer questionnaire
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
    Breast J 12:221-32. 2006
    ..The BIBCQ provides a reliable and valid assessment of the long-term impact of breast cancer on body image. It is suitable for use in research focusing on this issue...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Is lymph node count an ideal quality indicator for cancer care?
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and the Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 99:265-8. 2009
    ..This article discusses potential pitfalls in the use of lymph node count as a quality indicator...
  11. doi request reprint Analysis of administrative data finds endoscopist quality measures associated with postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastroenterology 140:65-72. 2011
    ..We investigated whether characteristics of endoscopists, determined from administrative data, are associated with development of postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC)...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Stage-specific effect of adjuvant therapy following gastric cancer resection: a population-based analysis of 4,041 patients
    Natalie G Coburn
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:500-7. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine the impact of adjuvant treatment on overall survival (OS) in the general population...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in rectal cancer treatment: a population-based analysis
    Arden M Morris
    Department of Surgery, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Arch Surg 139:151-5; discussion 156. 2004
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Uptake and patient outcomes of laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery in a publicly funded system and following financial incentives
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:3740-6. 2013
    ..To assess patterns of uptake and outcomes of laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery in Ontario, and the potential influence of surgical fee incentives instituted on October 1, 2005...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lymph node evaluation in colorectal cancer patients: a population-based study
    Nancy N Baxter
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:219-25. 2005
    ..We used data from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program to determine the proportion of colorectal cancer patients in the United States who receive adequate lymph node evaluation...
  19. ncbi request reprint The status of radical proctectomy and sphincter-sparing surgery in the United States
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1119-27; discussion 1126-7. 2007
    ..The rate of sphincter-sparing surgery with reestablishment of intestinal continuity in the general population of the United Stares is unknown...
  20. ncbi request reprint Population-based analyses of lymph node metastases in colorectal cancer
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1522-7. 2006
    ..We used data from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry to better understand the underlying risk of lymph node metastases and factors that influence this risk in a population-based fashion...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and safety of adhesiolysis using transgastric NOTES approach: a pilot survival study in a porcine model
    Elena Dubcenco
    St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Surg Innov 18:106-13. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of adhesiolysis by using a novel transgastric NOTES approach and collect pilot data on adhesion recurrence after transgastric NOTES adhesiolysis...
  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 Managed care enrollment and chronically disabled women with breast cancer
    Elizabeth B Habermann
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:514-20. 2008
    ..To assess whether managed care enrollment or healthcare utilization level among women enrolled in Medicare because of disability affects stage at diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer...
  25. doi request reprint Video. "No scar" small bowel resection in a survival porcine model using transcolonic NOTES(®) and transabdominal approach
    Elena Dubcenco
    Division of Gastroenterology, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Surg Endosc 25:930-4. 2011
    ..Our study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of performing small bowel resection by transcolonic NOTES(®) and transabdominal approach using rigid laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic instruments...
  26. ncbi request reprint Impact of preoperative radiation for rectal cancer on subsequent lymph node evaluation: a population-based analysis
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 61:426-31. 2005
    ..To determine the impact of preoperative radiotherapy (RT) on the accuracy of lymph node staging (LNS). Preoperative RT is a well-established component of rectal cancer treatment but its impact on LNS is unknown...
  27. ncbi request reprint Variations in surgical treatment and outcomes of patients with pancreatic cancer: a population-based study
    Anand Govindarajan
    Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:175-85. 2008
    ..There is ongoing debate on how variations in surgical technique affect outcomes in pancreatic cancer. This population-based study examines current surgical practice and outcomes for cancer of the pancreatic head...
  28. ncbi request reprint Crohn's colitis: the incidence of dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in surgical patients
    Justin A Maykel
    Department of Surgery, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:950-7. 2006
    ..In addition, we sought to identify risk factors associated with the development of dysplasia and carcinoma...
  29. ncbi request reprint Increasing negative lymph node count is independently associated with improved long-term survival in stage IIIB and IIIC colon cancer
    Paul M Johnson
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 24:3570-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the number of negative lymph nodes on survival in patients with stage III colon cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of rectal cancer after prostate radiation: a population-based study
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Gastroenterology 128:819-24. 2005
    ..Radiation therapy for prostate cancer has been associated with an increased rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. The association between radiation therapy and colorectal cancer has not been established...
  31. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant therapy for resected gastric cancer--rapid, yet incomplete adoption following results of intergroup 0116 trial
    Natalie G Coburn
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:1073-80. 2008
    ..This study examined the adoption of adjuvant treatment following the trial results and the factors associated with its use...
  32. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma--a population-based study
    Jensen C C Tan
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:600-8. 2008
    ..Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is associated with poor survival and therapeutic nihilism. To date, there has not been an examination of the surgical management of CCA at a population level...
  33. 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...
  34. doi request reprint The management of patients with T1 adenocarcinoma of the low rectum: a decision analysis
    Calvin F Johnston
    Department of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, University Health Network and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 56:400-7. 2013
    ..Decision making for patients with T1 adenocarcinoma of the low rectum, when treatment options are limited to a transanal local excision or abdominoperineal resection, is challenging...
  35. ncbi request reprint Are we overtreating some patients with rectal cancer?
    David A Rothenberger
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 18:1789-96; discussion 1796, 1799-804. 2004
    ..Development of new clinical trials to determine whether current practice guidelines are promoting overtreatment of selected rectal cancer patients is proposed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Trends in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast
    Nancy N Baxter
    Division of Surgical Oncology and School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:443-8. 2004
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the use of surgery and radiation therapy in treating DCIS...
  37. ncbi 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
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Disparities in receipt of screening tests for cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study using area-based methods
    Cornelia M Borkhoff
    Women s College Research Institute, Women s College Hospital Room 728 790 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1N8
    Can J Public Health 104:e284-90. 2013
    ..We examined whether receipt of testing for colorectal, cervical and breast cancer, as well as diabetes and high cholesterol, differs by neighbourhood-level socio-economic and recent immigrant status...
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Lymph node evaluation in early-stage colon cancer
    Anand Govindarajan
    Division of General Surgery, Keenan Research Centre at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Colorectal Cancer 7:240-6. 2008
    ..Also, it might not improve colon cancer staging above standard pathology, and should be restricted to use in research settings...
  41. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of invasive and in situ vulvar carcinoma
    Patricia L Judson
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1018-22. 2006
    ..To characterize the incidence of vulvar carcinoma in situ and vulvar cancer over time...
  42. ncbi request reprint Colon and rectal complications after heart and lung transplantation
    Hilary J Goldberg
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:55-61. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and severity of colorectal complications among a large cohort of heart and lung transplant recipients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Inadequacy of lymph node staging in gastric cancer patients: a population-based study
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:981-7. 2005
    ..In 1997, examination of at least 15 lymph nodes was recommended for adequate gastric cancer staging. However, the proportion of patients undergoing an adequate lymph node examination (LNE) has not been studied in a population-based manner...
  44. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence and severity of Clostridium difficile colitis in hospitalized patients in the United States
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Arch Surg 142:624-31; discussion 631. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Primary perineal wound closure after preoperative radiotherapy and abdominoperineal resection has a high incidence of wound failure
    Kelli M Bullard
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:438-43. 2005
    ..Despite its efficacy, preoperative radiation therapy may inhibit healing and contribute to wound complications. This study was designed to evaluate perineal wound complications after abdominoperineal resection...
  46. ncbi request reprint Improving quality through process change: a scoping review of process improvement tools in cancer surgery
    Alice C Wei
    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Surg 14:45. 2014
    ..This study describes SPITs and develops a conceptual framework by synthesizing the available literature on these novel quality improvement tools...
  47. 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint The utility of pudendal nerve terminal motor latencies in idiopathic incontinence
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:852-7. 2006
    ..We sought to clarify the relationship of pudendal nerve terminal motor latency to sphincter pressure and level of continence in a cohort of patients with intact anal sphincters and normal pelvic floor anatomy...
  49. 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...
  50. doi request reprint Sociodemographics and comorbidities influence decisions to undergo pancreatic resection for neoplastic lesions
    Charbel Sandroussi
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1401-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the factors contributing to the decision not to operate for resectable pancreatic neoplasms...
  51. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal sarcoma: a population-based analysis of epidemiology, surgery, and radiotherapy
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Cancer 106:1610-6. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the incidence and treatment of RPS, specifically regarding the use of adjuvant radiotherapy...
  52. ncbi request reprint Trends in the treatment and outcome of pancreatic cancer in the United States
    Nancy N Baxter
    Division of General Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1320-6. 2007
    ..Although pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, few studies have evaluated population-based trends in diagnosis, management, and outcome...
  53. pmc Is the increasing rate of local excision for stage I rectal cancer in the United States justified?: a nationwide cohort study from the National Cancer Database
    Y Nancy You
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Ann Surg 245:726-33. 2007
    ..Determine rates of local excision (LE) over time, and test the hypothesis that LE carries increased oncologic risks but reduced perioperative morbidity when compared with standard resection (SR)...
  54. doi request reprint Do patients consider preoperative chemoradiation for primary rectal cancer worthwhile?
    Erin D Kennedy
    Division of General Surgery, Toronto General Hospital and Toronto General Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 117:2853-62. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to elicit future patients' preferences for preoperative chemoradiation (pre-CRT) for rectal cancer to determine whether patients' preferences are consistent with current treatment guidelines...
  55. doi request reprint Anal resting pressures at manometry correlate with the Fecal Incontinence Severity Index and with presence of sphincter defects on ultrasound
    Liliana Bordeianou
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1010-4. 2008
    ..We describe the relationship between anorectal manometry, fecal incontinence severity, and findings at endoanal ultrasound...
  56. ncbi request reprint Endorectal ultrasound-directed biopsy: a useful technique to detect local recurrence of rectal cancer
    Jeffrey J Morken
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Int J Colorectal Dis 21:258-64. 2006
    ..This study assesses the value of endorectal ultrasound (ERUS)-directed biopsy in detecting local recurrence of rectal cancer...
  57. doi request reprint Patient decision aids for cancer treatment: are there any alternatives?
    Gillian Spiegle
    University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 119:189-200. 2013
    ..The objectives of this study were to perform a systematic review to identify alternate types of decision support interventions (DSIs) for cancer treatment and a meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of these DSIs to pDAs...
  58. pmc Association of hospital spending intensity with mortality and readmission rates in Ontario hospitals
    Therese A Stukel
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, G106 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    JAMA 307:1037-45. 2012
    ..The extent to which better spending produces higher-quality care and better patient outcomes in a universal health care system with selective access to medical technology is unknown...
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint The development of a novel intracolonic occlusion balloon for transcolonic natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: description of the technique and early experience in a porcine model (with videos)
    Elena Dubcenco
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:760-6. 2008
    ..Transgastric and transvaginal approaches in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) are the most commonly used, although the transcolonic approach may have some advantages...
  61. doi request reprint Ontario's ColonCancerCheck: results from canada's first province-wide colorectal cancer screening program
    Linda Rabeneck
    Authors Affiliations Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario Sunnybrook Research Institute Division of Gastroenterology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Department of Surgery Li Ka Shing Research Institute, St Michael s Hospital Departments of Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:508-15. 2014
    ..The objective of this article is to report on key indicators of CCC Program performance since its inception...
  62. ncbi request reprint Measuring fecal incontinence
    Nancy N Baxter
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 46:1591-605. 2003
    ..The strengths and weaknesses of currently available measures are presented in this review...
  63. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after open versus laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:317-20. 2006
    ..001). In conclusion, LGB is associated with significantly lower mean hospital stay and with reduced morbidity and mortality as compared with OGB...
  64. doi request reprint Developing a research agenda for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: results of a delphi approach
    Caroline G Burt
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:898-905. 2009
    ..By use of a systematic approach, the aim of this project was to survey a group of colorectal specialists and reach a consensus on the research questions of highest importance in terms of clinical care...
  65. ncbi request reprint A stoma quality of life scale
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Department of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Statistics, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:205-12. 2006
    ..Few studies have evaluated the impact of a stoma on patient quality of life because of a lack of specific validated measures. This study documents the development and initial application of a Stoma Quality of Life Scale...
  66. ncbi request reprint Surgical therapy for anorectal melanoma
    Kelli M Bullard
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 196:206-11. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to review our results in patients who underwent wide local excision or radical surgery (abdominoperineal resection [APR]) for localized anorectal melanoma...
  67. ncbi request reprint The impact of a change in Medicare reimbursement policy and HEDIS measures on stage at diagnosis among Medicare HMO and fee-for-service female breast cancer patients
    Elizabeth B Habermann
    Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Med Care 45:761-6. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of anterior sphincteroplasty
    Alberto Bravo Gutierrez
    Canary University Hospital, La Laguna University, Canary Islands, Spain
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:727-31; discussion 731-2. 2004
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the outcome of anterior sphincteroplasty in a large series with ten-year follow-up...