Mehul V Raval

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Assessing quality in pediatric surgery--the limited role of appendectomy as the optimal target
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children s Hospital and the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA Electronic address
    J Pediatr Surg 48:2313-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Factors associated with imaging modality choice in children with appendicitis
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Surg Res 177:131-6. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Utilization of total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer in children
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2545-53. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Pediatric American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: feasibility of a novel, prospective assessment of surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:115-21. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:705-14. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Variation in quality of care after emergency general surgery procedures in the elderly
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:1039-48. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Comparison of 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery procedures: potential for targeted improvement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Surgery 148:217-38. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:889-98. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in children and adolescents
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Surg Oncol 102:634-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Effect of resident postgraduate year on outcomes after laparoscopic appendectomy for appendicitis in children
    Jessica A Naiditch
    Department of Surgery, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:715-9. 2012

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Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Assessing quality in pediatric surgery--the limited role of appendectomy as the optimal target
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children s Hospital and the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA Electronic address
    J Pediatr Surg 48:2313-9. 2013
    ..The utility and reliability of appendectomy as a target procedure to judge hospital quality based on outcomes beyond perforation rates are unknown...
  2. doi request reprint Factors associated with imaging modality choice in children with appendicitis
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Surg Res 177:131-6. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Utilization of total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid cancer in children
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2545-53. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to assess trends in extent of surgical resection for differentiated thyroid cancer in children over the past two decades and to identify patient, tumor or hospital factors associated with use of TT...
  4. doi request reprint Pediatric American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: feasibility of a novel, prospective assessment of surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:115-21. 2011
    ..The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provides validated assessment of surgical outcomes. This study reports initiation of an ACS NSQIP Pediatric at 4 children's hospitals...
  5. doi request reprint Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:705-14. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Variation in quality of care after emergency general surgery procedures in the elderly
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:1039-48. 2011
    ..To explore this hypothesis, we evaluated 30-day outcomes following EGS procedures in the young and the elderly and determined whether hospital performance was consistent across these 2 age strata...
  7. doi request reprint Comparison of 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery procedures: potential for targeted improvement
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Surgery 148:217-38. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint The influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:889-98. 2011
    ..Although the training of surgical residents is often considered in national policy addressing complications and safety, the influence of resident intraoperative involvement on surgical outcomes has not been well studied...
  9. doi request reprint Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma in children and adolescents
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Surg Oncol 102:634-9. 2010
    ..Though sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is an integral component of melanoma staging, little is known about its use in children...
  10. doi request reprint Effect of resident postgraduate year on outcomes after laparoscopic appendectomy for appendicitis in children
    Jessica A Naiditch
    Department of Surgery, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:715-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if the postgraduate level of resident in the operating room correlates with outcomes for pediatric patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy...
  11. doi request reprint Influence of lymph node metastases on survival in pediatric medullary thyroid cancer
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1947-54. 2010
    ..Guidelines recommend prophylactic thyroidectomy in early childhood, but randomized prospective trials are not feasible. We hypothesized that LNM is associated with poor prognosis in children...
  12. doi request reprint The importance of assessing both inpatient and outpatient surgical quality
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg 253:611-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether hospital-level surgical performance was similar across outpatient and inpatient settings...
  13. doi request reprint Risk-adjusted hospital outcomes for children's surgery
    Jacqueline M Saito
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Pediatrics 132:e677-88. 2013
    ..Low mortality and morbidity in previous analyses limited differentiation of hospital performance...
  14. doi request reprint Nodal evaluation in Wilms' tumors: analysis of the national cancer data base
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ann Surg 251:559-65. 2010
    ..We used a large US clinical cancer registry to assess nodal evaluation performance in children with Wilms' Tumors (WT), to determined factors associated with nodal evaluation, and to define the prognostic importance of nodal status...
  15. doi request reprint National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators
    Karl Y Bilimoria
    Department of Surgery, American College Surgeons, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5445-51. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to formally develop valid quality indicators for melanoma and to assess hospital-level adherence with these measures in the United States...
  16. doi request reprint Does hospital type affect pyloromyotomy outcomes? Analysis of the Kids' Inpatient Database
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    Surgery 148:411-9. 2010
    ..Pyloromyotomy is a common operative procedure performed on infants. The purpose of this study was to determine if hospital type affects lengths of stay (LOS), charges, and morbidity...
  17. doi request reprint Post-discharge venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery: extending the case for extended prophylaxis
    Ryan P Merkow
    Department of Surgery, Jesse Brown VAMC, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Surg 254:131-7. 2011
    ..To (1) define the frequency of overall and postdischarge venous thromboembolism (VTE) after cancer surgery, (2) identify VTE risk for individual cancer operations, and (3) assess mortality rates in patients who experienced a VTE...
  18. doi request reprint Enhancing NSQIP-Pediatric through integration with the Pediatric Health Information System
    Katherine J Deans
    Center for Surgical Outcomes Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA Department of Surgery, Nationwide Children s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA Electronic address
    J Pediatr Surg 49:207-12. 2014
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Dollars and sense of interval appendectomy in children: a cost analysis
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1817-25. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that cost comparison would favor continued nonoperative management over routine interval appendectomy...
  20. doi request reprint Increasing national burden of hospitalizations for skin and soft tissue infections in children
    Timothy B Lautz
    Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Children s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:1935-41. 2011
    ..The number of children requiring treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) has increased since the emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
  21. doi request reprint Outcomes of elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair among the elderly: endovascular versus open repair
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    Surgery 151:245-60. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze outcomes of endovascular (EVAR) and open surgical repair (OSR) of elective AAA among the elderly (≥80 years)...
  22. doi request reprint The role of Surgical Champions in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program--a national survey
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, Cancer Programs, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois 60611 3211, USA
    J Surg Res 166:e15-25. 2011
    ..How individual ACS NSQIP leaders designated as Surgeon Champions (SC) utilize the ACS NSQIP at the hospital level and the obstacles they encounter are not well studied...
  23. doi request reprint Effect of trauma center status on 30-day outcomes after emergency general surgery
    Angela M Ingraham
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:277-86. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that EGS outcomes in TCs would be similar to outcomes in non-trauma centers (NTC); failure to support our hypothesis suggests that the effects of trauma performance improvement have extended beyond trauma patients...
  24. doi request reprint Using the NCDB for cancer care improvement: an introduction to available quality assessment tools
    Mehul V Raval
    Cancer Programs, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Surg Oncol 99:488-90. 2009
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  25. doi request reprint Trends in age for hepatoportoenterostomy in the United States
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    Surgery 148:785-91; discussion 791-2. 2010
    ..In this study, we examined trends in age at the time of hepatoportoenterostomy and explored hospital and patient factors associated with more timely diagnosis and treatment...
  26. doi request reprint Does timing matter? A national perspective on the risk of incarceration in premature neonates with inguinal hernia
    Timothy B Lautz
    Department of Surgery, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Pediatr 158:573-7. 2011
    ..To determine the incidence of inguinal hernia in premature neonates and identify risk factors for incarceration...
  27. doi request reprint Costs of congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair in the United States-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation foots the bill
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:617-24. 2011
    ..The primary objective of our study was to identify the leading source of expenditures in CDH care...
  28. doi request reprint Evidence-based prevention and surgical treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis-a review of randomized controlled trials
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children s Hospital, The Ohio State College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, 700 Children s Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43205, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 22:117-21. 2013
    ..NEC is a condition that can and should be studied with randomized prospective trials (RCTs). This chapter reviews the current evidence-based trials for this condition thus far performed...
  29. doi request reprint American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric: a phase 1 report
    Mehul V Raval
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:1-11. 2011
    ..This report documents results of the initial phase of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric...
  30. doi request reprint Bile duct injuries during pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a national perspective
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:113-8. 2011
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  31. doi request reprint Improving American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk adjustment: incorporation of a novel procedure risk score
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 60611 3211, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:715-23. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to improve standard ACS NSQIP risk adjustment using a novel procedure risk score...
  32. doi request reprint Margin status and multimodal therapy in infantile fibrosarcoma
    Jason P Sulkowski
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 700 Children s Drive, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
    Pediatr Surg Int 29:771-6. 2013
    ..The rarity of infantile fibrosarcoma (IF) has precluded comprehensive treatment evaluation. The purpose of this study was to better define the extent of surgical resection required and the role of chemotherapy...
  33. doi request reprint Quality improvement for pancreatic cancer care: is regionalization a feasible and effective mechanism?
    Mehul V Raval
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, 251 East Huron Street, Galter 3 150, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 19:371-90. 2010
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  34. doi request reprint Total thyroidectomy for benign disease in the pediatric patient--feasible and safe
    Mehul V Raval
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1529-33. 2009
    ..The role of TT in benign thyroid disease is less well-defined. The goal of this study was to compare the safety of TT performed for benign and malignant disease...