D R Urbach

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pmc Using patient and physician perspectives to develop a shared decision-making framework for colorectal cancer
    Marisa Leon Carlyle
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:81. 2009
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Does it matter what a hospital is "high volume" for? Specificity of hospital volume-outcome associations for surgical procedures: analysis of administrative data
    D R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 9EN 236A, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:379-83. 2004
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications69

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Using patient and physician perspectives to develop a shared decision-making framework for colorectal cancer
    Marisa Leon Carlyle
    Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:81. 2009
    ..It will provide a framework that can be used to describe the shared decision-making process and its outcomes, and evaluate strategies to facilitate this process for patients with colorectal cancer...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
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  6. 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
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Does it matter what a hospital is "high volume" for? Specificity of hospital volume-outcome associations for surgical procedures: analysis of administrative data
    D R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 9EN 236A, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:379-83. 2004
    ..To determine whether the improved outcome of a surgical procedure in high volume hospitals is specific to the volume of the same procedure...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence of cancer of the pancreas, extrahepatic bile duct and ampulla of Vater in the United States, before and after the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    D R Urbach
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Health System, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Am J Surg 181:526-8. 2001
    ..Some epidemiologic studies have identified cholecystectomy as a risk factor for pancreatic and biliary cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Preoperative determinants of an esophageal lengthening procedure in laparoscopic antireflux surgery
    D R Urbach
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Room 8 332, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 258, Canada
    Surg Endosc 15:1408-12. 2001
    ..We evaluated risk factors associated with an irreducible GEJ to identify clinical features that were predictive of the need for a Collis gastroplasty in patients undergoing laparoscopic antireflux surgery...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Association of perforation of the appendix with female tubal infertility
    D R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 153:566-71. 2001
    ..0, 95% CI: 2.8, 12.8) were significantly associated with tubal infertility in multivariate analysis. These data do not provide substantial evidence that perforation of the appendix is an important risk factor for female tubal infertility...
  17. ncbi request reprint A research agenda for gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery
    D R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada
    Surg Endosc 21:1518-25. 2007
    ..The authors sought to develop a list of research questions for which further research was likely to have a major impact on clinical care in the area of gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery...
  18. 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
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint The surgeon on call is a strong factor determining the use of a laparoscopic approach for appendectomy
    P Cervini
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, Division of General Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Room MP 8 332, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8
    Surg Endosc 16:1774-7. 2002
    ..Laparoscopic and open approaches are commonly used for appendectomy. No previous studies have specifically examined which factors determine whether a laparoscopic or open approach is used for appendectomy...
  20. ncbi request reprint A decision analysis of the optimal initial approach to achalasia: laparoscopic Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication, thoracoscopic Heller myotomy, pneumatic dilatation, or botulinum toxin injection
    D R Urbach
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Systems, Portland, Ore, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 5:192-205. 2001
    ..However, the differences are small enough that patient preferences and local expertise should be taken into consideration when tailoring a treatment plan for an individual patient...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality of life before and after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia
    A Ben-Meir
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Health System, 501 N Graham St, Suite 120, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Am J Surg 181:471-4. 2001
    ..0, P = 0.05), bodily pain (12.2, P = 0.01), vitality (13.7, P = 0.02), and social functioning (18.4, P = 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: Most aspects of HRQL improve after a laparoscopic Heller myotomy and partial fundoplication for achalasia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cost-effective management of common bile duct stones: a decision analysis of the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), intraoperative cholangiography, and laparoscopic bile duct exploration
    D R Urbach
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Health Systems, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Surg Endosc 15:4-13. 2001
    ..If expertise in LCDE is unavailable, selective postoperative ERCP is preferred over routine preoperative ERCP, unless the probability of CBD stones is very high (>80%)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic herniorrhaphy without fixation of mesh to the abdominal wall
    Y S Khajanchee
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Health Systems, 501 N. Graham, Suite 120, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Surg Endosc 15:1102-7. 2001
    ..Large randomized controlled studies are needed to determine whether mesh fixation is truly related to neuropathic complications and the incidence of recurrence...
  24. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic hepatic artery infusion pump placement
    D R Urbach
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health System, 501 N Graham, Suite 120, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Arch Surg 136:700-4. 2001
    ..Controlled trials will be required to evaluate the added value of a laparoscopic approach to the placement of the hepatic artery pump...
  25. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic antireflux surgery in the elderly
    Y S Khajanchee
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Research, Legacy Health System, 501 N Graham, Suite 120, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Surg Endosc 16:25-30. 2002
    ..This study compares disease severity, surgical outcomes, and impact on quality of life between elderly and young patients with GERD...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint The prevalence of autoimmune disease in patients with esophageal achalasia
    J D Booy
    Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Esophagus 25:209-13. 2012
    ..5-5.3). Our findings are consistent with the impression that achalasia's etiology has an autoimmune component. Further research is needed to more conclusively define achalasia as an autoimmune disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites increase operating room efficiency
    T A Kenyon
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health Systems, Emanuel Hospital, 2801 N Gantenbein Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
    Surg Endosc 15:1140-3. 2001
    ..MIS suites integrated monitors and video equipment into the OR on ceiling-mounted columns and moved the controls to a centralized nursing station. The overall effect of this innovation on OR efficiency has not been measured...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of intraoperative bupivacaine administration on parenteral narcotic use after laparoscopic appendectomy
    P Cervini
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, Division of General Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Room MP 8 332, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8
    Surg Endosc 16:1579-82. 2002
    ..We examined how preemptive infiltration of a local anesthetic affected the use of parenteral narcotics after laparoscopic appendectomy...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. doi 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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
    ....
  38. 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...
  39. 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
  40. ncbi request reprint A comparison of diet and exercise therapy versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: a decision analysis model
    Emma J Patterson
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 196:379-84. 2003
    ..Using decision analysis we simulated a trial comparing diet and exercise therapy to laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery to determine which approach resulted in longer life expectancy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Optimal treatment for severe neurogenic bowel dysfunction after chronic spinal cord injury: a decision analysis
    J C Furlan
    Spinal Program, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Surg 94:1139-50. 2007
    ..This study employed a decision analysis to examine the optimal treatment for bowel management of young individuals with chronic refractory constipation in the setting of chronic SCI...
  42. ncbi request reprint What is a meant when a laparoscopic surgical procedure is described as "safe"?
    D Weizman
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, Room 10 NU 214, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2C4
    Surg Endosc 21:1369-72. 2007
    ..quot; This study aimed to review systematically articles from the past 10 years that judged a laparoscopic technique for colon resection and anastomosis to be "safe."..
  43. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of administrative health data for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal diseases
    S R Lopushinsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 10EN 214, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2C4
    Surg Endosc 21:1733-7. 2007
    ..The use of administrative health data is increasingly common for the study of various medical and surgical diseases. The validity of diagnosis codes for the study of benign upper gastrointestinal disorders has not been well studied...
  44. 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
    ....
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. doi 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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)...
  57. 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint The treatment and prognosis of Hürthle cell follicular thyroid carcinoma compared with its non-Hürthle cell counterpart
    Philip I Haigh
    Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    Surgery 138:1152-7; discussion 1157-8. 2005
    ..This population study compared the treatment and prognosis of Hürthle cell follicular thyroid carcinoma (HCFC) and non-HCFC...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic-assisted surgery for colon cancer
    David R Urbach
    JAMA 287:1938; author reply 1939. 2002
  64. ncbi request reprint Volume and outcome in healthcare: implications for health policy
    David R Urbach
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto
    Healthc Q 7:22-3. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Underuse of wide excision for primary cutaneous melanoma in the United States
    Philip I Haigh
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
    Am Surg 70:942-6. 2004
    ..Use of WEX is associated with thicker melanomas and younger patients. Use of WEX has decreased over time, despite results from three randomized trials supporting its use...
  66. ncbi request reprint Extent of thyroidectomy is not a major determinant of survival in low- or high-risk papillary thyroid cancer
    Philip I Haigh
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, 4760 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:81-9. 2005
    ..The optimal extent of thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is controversial. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of total thyroidectomy or partial thyroidectomy on survival in low- and high-risk patients...
  67. pmc Reducing variation in surgical care
    David R Urbach
    BMJ 330:1401-2. 2005
  68. 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...
  69. doi request reprint Risk factors for bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a case-control study
    Ramin Kholdebarin
    Division of Clinical Decision Making and Health Care, Toronto General Hospital
    Surg Innov 15:114-9. 2008
    ..No other characteristics were independent risk factors for bile duct injury. Failure to identify the cystic duct and the emergency surgery are independent risk factors for bile duct injury...