Steven L Lee

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Publications

  1. pmc County versus private hospitals: access of care, management and outcomes for patients with appendicitis
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 25, Torrance, CA, 90509, USA
    JSLS 16:283-6. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Does age affect the outcomes and management of pediatric appendicitis?
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:2342-5. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Are there racial disparities in the use of restraints and outcomes in children after motor vehicle crashes?
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:1192-5. 2012
  4. pmc Are there differences in access to care, treatment, and outcomes for children with appendicitis treated at county versus private hospitals?
    Steven L Lee
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrence, CA, USA
    Perm J 16:4-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Hospital admissions for respiratory symptoms and failure to thrive before and after Nissen fundoplication
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:59-63; discussion 63-5. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Antibiotics and appendicitis in the pediatric population: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Box 709818, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:2181-5. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Establishing a regional pediatric surgical service in the setting of universal health care: a glimpse into the future
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:160-3. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Training general surgery residents in pediatric surgery: educational value vs time and cost
    Steven L Lee
    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:164-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Laparoscopic contralateral groin exploration: is it cost effective?
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:793-5. 2010
  10. pmc Air insufflation of the stomach following laparoscopic pyloromyotomy may not detect perforation
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JSLS 14:60-1. 2010

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Publications46

  1. pmc County versus private hospitals: access of care, management and outcomes for patients with appendicitis
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W Carson Street, Box 25, Torrance, CA, 90509, USA
    JSLS 16:283-6. 2012
    ..This study determines if disparities exist between county and private hospitals...
  2. doi request reprint Does age affect the outcomes and management of pediatric appendicitis?
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:2342-5. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether age affects the outcome and management of pediatric appendicitis...
  3. doi request reprint Are there racial disparities in the use of restraints and outcomes in children after motor vehicle crashes?
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 47:1192-5. 2012
    ..This study determines whether racial/ethnic disparities exist with respect to restraint use and outcomes in pediatric motor vehicle crash passengers...
  4. pmc Are there differences in access to care, treatment, and outcomes for children with appendicitis treated at county versus private hospitals?
    Steven L Lee
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrence, CA, USA
    Perm J 16:4-6. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Hospital admissions for respiratory symptoms and failure to thrive before and after Nissen fundoplication
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:59-63; discussion 63-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether Nissen fundoplication decreases hospital admissions for respiratory symptoms and failure to thrive (FTT)...
  6. doi request reprint Antibiotics and appendicitis in the pediatric population: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Box 709818, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:2181-5. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to review evidence-based data regarding the use of antibiotics for the treatment of appendicitis in children...
  7. doi request reprint Establishing a regional pediatric surgical service in the setting of universal health care: a glimpse into the future
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:160-3. 2009
    ..This study describes the process, rationale, and requirements in creating a regional pediatric surgical service in the setting of a single-payer system...
  8. doi request reprint Training general surgery residents in pediatric surgery: educational value vs time and cost
    Steven L Lee
    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:164-8. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the educational value of pediatric surgery rotations, the likelihood of performing pediatric operations upon completing general surgery (GS) residency, and time and cost of training GS residents in pediatric surgery...
  9. doi request reprint Laparoscopic contralateral groin exploration: is it cost effective?
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:793-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether laparoscopic contralateral groin exploration (LCGE) is cost effective...
  10. pmc Air insufflation of the stomach following laparoscopic pyloromyotomy may not detect perforation
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Department of General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JSLS 14:60-1. 2010
    ..Detecting a perforation at the time of laparoscopic pyloromyotomy is difficult. The purpose of this study was to determine whether air insufflation of the stomach reliably detects perforation during laparoscopic pyloromyotomy...
  11. doi request reprint Comparison of pediatric appendicitis outcomes between teaching and nonteaching hospitals
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:894-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the outcomes of pediatric appendicitis between a teaching and nonteaching institution...
  12. doi request reprint Perforated appendicitis in children: equal access to care eliminates racial and socioeconomic disparities
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1203-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to determine whether equal access to health care eliminates racial and socioeconomic disparities in appendicitis outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Comparison of pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy outcomes between teaching and nonteaching hospitals: a multi-institutional study
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 20:863-5. 2010
    ..This study compares the outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in children between teaching and nonteaching institutions...
  14. doi request reprint Long-term antireflux medication use following pediatric Nissen fundoplication
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, 4760 Sunset Blvd, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Arch Surg 143:873-6; discussion 876. 2008
    ..Nissen fundoplication decreases the use of antireflux medications...
  15. doi request reprint A critical review of premature infants with inguinal hernias: optimal timing of repair, incarceration risk, and postoperative apnea
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:217-20. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the optimal timing for repair, incarceration risk, and postoperative apnea rate in premature infants with inguinal hernias...
  16. doi request reprint Laparoscopic vs open appendectomy in children: outcomes comparison based on age, sex, and perforation status
    Steven L Lee
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1118-21. 2011
    ..Outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) will be similar to open appendectomy (OA) in children of all ages...
  17. doi request reprint Cytomegalovirus enterocolitis presenting as abdominal compartment syndrome in a premature neonate
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    World J Pediatr 8:80-2. 2012
    ..Cytomegalovirus (CMV) enterocolitis is an uncommon intestinal disorder of newborns that is often initially misdiagnosed as necrotizing enterocolitis...
  18. doi request reprint Equal access to healthcare does not eliminate disparities in the management of adults with appendicitis
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery and Division of Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Surg Res 170:209-13. 2011
    ..Currently, disparities exist with use of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in the treatment of appendicitis. This study determines whether equal health care access eliminates differences in the management and outcomes of appendicitis...
  19. doi request reprint Effect of race and socioeconomic status in the treatment of appendicitis in patients with equal health care access
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, 4760 Sunset Blvd, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Arch Surg 146:156-61. 2011
    ..Lower socioeconomic and minority racial/ethnic status have been linked to delays in surgical care and thus higher appendiceal perforation rates...
  20. doi request reprint A multi-institutional comparison of pediatric appendicitis outcomes between teaching and nonteaching hospitals
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Surg Educ 68:6-9. 2011
    ..This study compares the outcomes of appendicitis between teaching and nonteaching institutions...
  21. pmc The extended surgical time-out: does it improve quality and prevent wrong-site surgery?
    Steven L Lee
    Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, CA, USA
    Perm J 14:19-23. 2010
    ..To review the initial results of implementing an extended surgical time-out (STO) in pediatric surgery...
  22. ncbi request reprint Obesity does not impact outcomes for appendicitis
    Daniel A DeUgarte
    Division of Pediatric Surgery at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7098, USA
    Am Surg 78:254-7. 2012
    ..In this study, obesity did not significantly impact rates of perforation, operative approach, length of stay, infectious complications, or readmission...
  23. doi request reprint "July effect" and appendicitis
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    J Surg Educ 67:157-60. 2010
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine whether the morbidity related to the management of appendicitis was higher in the beginning of the academic year...
  24. ncbi request reprint Routine interval appendectomy is not justified after initial nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis
    Anna Kaminski
    Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    Arch Surg 140:897-901. 2005
    ..The role of interval appendectomy (IA) after an episode of acute appendicitis is debated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are there racial disparities in the use of restraints and outcomes after motor vehicle collisions in Los Angeles County?
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Am Surg 77:1346-8. 2011
    ..In conclusion, our study demonstrated racial/ethnic differences in MVC victims, particularly identifying that Hispanics and blacks were less likely to be restrained and thus could be the target of future injury prevention programs...
  26. ncbi request reprint The learning curve associated with laparoscopic pyloromyotomy
    Stephen S Kim
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 15:474-7. 2005
    ..Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LPM) for the treatment of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) has gained popularity in recent years. This study examines the learning curve associated with LPM...
  27. ncbi request reprint Routine interval appendectomy in children is not indicated
    Devin Puapong
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:1500-3. 2007
    ..This study evaluates outcomes for children treated without interval appendectomy (IA) after successful nonoperative management of perforated appendicitis...
  28. doi request reprint Appendicitis outcomes are better at resident teaching institutions: a multi-institutional analysis
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 200:810-3; discussion 813. 2010
    ..This study compared the outcomes of appendicitis between teaching and nonteaching institutions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acute appendicitis: is there a difference between children and adults?
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, 4760 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Am Surg 72:409-13. 2006
    ..Perforation rate and morbidity in children is similar to those in adults. The outcomes of acute appendicitis in children are not associated with a delay in presentation or delay in diagnosis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pyloromyotomy: a comparison of laparoscopic, circumumbilical, and right upper quadrant operative techniques
    Stephen S Kim
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:66-70. 2005
    ..This study compares the three operative techniques and examines their advantages and complication rates...
  31. doi request reprint Hospital type as a metric for racial disparities in pediatric appendicitis
    Lorraine I Kelley-Quon
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mattel Children s Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7098, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:74-82. 2013
    ..Appendiceal perforation (AP) is a marker of health care disparities. We propose that racial disparities in children, as measured by AP, may change according to the type of hospital in which a child receives care...
  32. doi request reprint Complications as a result of the Heimlich maneuver
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Trauma 66:E34-5. 2009
    ..Although life saving, the Heimlich maneuver may be associated with significant complications; thus, symptomatic patients after this maneuver should be thoroughly evaluated with appropriate laboratory and radiographic studies...
  33. ncbi request reprint Initial nonoperative management and delayed closure for treatment of giant omphaloceles
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98015, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1846-9. 2006
    ..To minimize such complications, initial nonoperative management with delayed closure of the defect has been used...
  34. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: outcomes analysis
    Arezou Yaghoubian
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California 90509, USA
    Am Surg 78:1083-6. 2012
    ..6; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.5 to 0.7), higher abscess drainage (OR, 1.3; 95% CI, 1.1 to 1.6), and shorter LOH. In conclusion, LA continues to be the preferred operation for appendicitis in adults...
  35. doi request reprint Left-sided gastroschisis: higher incidence of extraintestinal congenital anomalies
    Dan Suver
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Surg 195:663-6; discussion 666. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to present 3 cases of left-sided gastroschisis and review the literature concerning this rare condition...
  36. doi request reprint Outcomes research in pediatric surgery. Part 1: overview and resources
    Fizan Abdullah
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:221-5. 2011
    ..In part 2, a template is presented on how to structure and design an outcomes research question...
  37. doi request reprint Management of pediatric intussusception in general hospitals: diagnosis, treatment, and differences based on age
    Shant Shekherdimian
    Department of General Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center 4760 Sunset Blvd, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    World J Pediatr 7:70-3. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the differences in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric ileocolic intussusception based upon age in general hospitals...
  38. doi request reprint Preservation of extracorporeal tissue in closing gastroschisis augments intestinal length
    Joaquin J Estrada
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:2213-5. 2008
    ..Prenatal closure of the umbilical ring in gastroschisis may result in an amorphous, nonviable appearing extracorporeal tissue that is resected during the repair. However, it is unclear whether such remnant intestine is truly nonviable...
  39. doi request reprint Strategies for the prevention of central venous catheter infections: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review
    Eunice Y Huang
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:2000-11. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to review the current evidence-based data regarding strategies for prevention of central venous catheter (CVC) infections at the time of catheter insertion and as a part of routine care...
  40. ncbi request reprint Persistent mullerian duct syndrome and transverse testicular ectopia: embryology, presentation, and management
    Melanie Wuerstle
    Division of Pediatric Surgery and Department of Urology, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:2116-9. 2007
    ..The finding of persistent mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS) with transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) is rare. We present nonidentical triplets with PMDS with TTE...
  41. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography and computed tomography in suspected acute appendicitis
    Steven L Lee
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
    Semin Ultrasound CT MR 24:69-73. 2003
    ..The skillful use of clinical assessment and imaging modalities will reduce the negative appendectomy rate yet assure low perforation and mortality rates...
  42. doi request reprint Current management of adolescent pilonidal disease
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90272, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 43:1124-7. 2008
    ..Controversy persists regarding the optimal management for adolescent pilonidal disease. We reviewed the outcome of wide local excision (WLE) vs unroofing and marsupialization (UM) for pilonidal disease...
  43. doi request reprint Contrast enema for pediatric intussusception: is reflux into the terminal ileum necessary for complete reduction?
    Shant Shekherdimian
    Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA 90027, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:247-9; discussion 249-50. 2009
    ..This study reviews the outcomes after symptomatic reduction of intussusception without requiring reflux of contrast into the terminal ileum...
  44. doi request reprint The surgical management of a stage III Wilms tumor presenting with perforated appendicitis
    Andrew Li
    Department of General Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 34:e193-4. 2012
    ..We present a patient with an acute surgical abdomen due to perforated appendicitis and an incidental abdominal mass. He underwent an urgent appendectomy after which tumor specific therapy was successfully initiated...
  45. ncbi request reprint A multidisciplinary approach to the development of a cervical spine clearance protocol: process, rationale, and initial results
    Steven L Lee
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California at Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95819, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 38:358-62; discussion 358-62. 2003
    ..To address these issues, a multidisciplinary team was organized to design a cervical spine management/clearance pathway. The process, algorithm, and initial results are described...
  46. ncbi request reprint The anomalous splenic vein: a case report and review of the literature
    Stanley T Lau
    Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, Children s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:1492-4. 2005
    ....