Elizabeth C Wick

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Readmission rates and cost following colorectal surgery
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1475-9. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Organizational Culture Changes Result in Improvement in Patient-Centered Outcomes: Implementation of an Integrated Recovery Pathway for Surgical Patients
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:669-77; quiz 785-6. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Decision support tool use in colorectal surgery: what is the role?
    Elizabeth Hechenbleikner
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    J Surg Res 194:69-76. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Implementation of a surgical comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infections
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:193-200. 2012
  5. pmc Shift from pStat6 to pStat3 predominance is associated with inflammatory bowel disease-associated dysplasia
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 18:1267-74. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Surgical site infections in a "high outlier" institution: are colorectal surgeons to blame?
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:374-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Surgical site infections and cost in obese patients undergoing colorectal surgery
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1068-72. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Building a business case for colorectal surgery quality improvement
    Ken K H Lee
    1 Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2 The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 3 Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 4 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Dis Colon Rectum 56:1298-303. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Initiating an Enhanced Recovery Pathway Program: An Anesthesiology Department's Perspective
    Christopher L Wu
    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 41:447-56. 2015
  10. doi request reprint Laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal prolapse to reduce surgical-site infections and length of stay
    J Trent Magruder
    Colon and Rectal Division, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    World J Surg 37:1110-4. 2013

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Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Readmission rates and cost following colorectal surgery
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1475-9. 2011
    ..Hospital readmission is emerging as a quality indicator by the state, federal, and private payors with the goal of denying payment for select readmissions...
  2. doi request reprint Organizational Culture Changes Result in Improvement in Patient-Centered Outcomes: Implementation of an Integrated Recovery Pathway for Surgical Patients
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 221:669-77; quiz 785-6. 2015
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Decision support tool use in colorectal surgery: what is the role?
    Elizabeth Hechenbleikner
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    J Surg Res 194:69-76. 2015
    ..Decision support tools prioritizing transitional care can help decrease medical readmissions but little evidence exists within surgical specialties...
  4. doi request reprint Implementation of a surgical comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infections
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:193-200. 2012
    ..To date, the global burden of preventable SSI continues to result in patient harm and increased health care costs on a broad scale...
  5. pmc Shift from pStat6 to pStat3 predominance is associated with inflammatory bowel disease-associated dysplasia
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 18:1267-74. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Surgical site infections in a "high outlier" institution: are colorectal surgeons to blame?
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:374-9. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Surgical site infections and cost in obese patients undergoing colorectal surgery
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1068-72. 2011
    ..To measure the effect of obesity on surgical site infection (SSI) rates and to define the cost of SSIs in patients undergoing colorectal surgery...
  8. doi request reprint Building a business case for colorectal surgery quality improvement
    Ken K H Lee
    1 Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2 The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 3 Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 4 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Dis Colon Rectum 56:1298-303. 2013
    ..Bridging the gap between the clinicians and hospital leaders is the first step to align quality and financial priorities within health care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Initiating an Enhanced Recovery Pathway Program: An Anesthesiology Department's Perspective
    Christopher L Wu
    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 41:447-56. 2015
    ..At The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore), an integrated ERP was proposed to further reduce the surgical site infection rate and the longer-than-expected hospital length of stay in colorectal surgery patients...
  10. doi request reprint Laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal prolapse to reduce surgical-site infections and length of stay
    J Trent Magruder
    Colon and Rectal Division, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    World J Surg 37:1110-4. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if laparoscopic approaches for repair of rectal prolapse are associated with less short-term morbidity than open approaches...
  11. pmc Infection and venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: what is the relationship?
    M Francesca Monn
    1Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 2Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 3Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 4Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Care, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 5Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
    Dis Colon Rectum 57:497-505. 2014
    ..We recently identified this association in the postoperative setting; however, the temporal relationship between infection and venous thromboembolism is not well defined..
  12. doi request reprint Hospital readmission by method of data collection
    Elizabeth M Hechenbleikner
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:1150-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that readmission rates, readmissions related to index admission, and potentially unnecessary readmissions vary by data collection method for surgical patients...
  13. pmc Variation in lymph node assessment after colon cancer resection: patient, surgeon, pathologist, or hospital?
    Hari Nathan
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:471-9. 2011
    ..We sought to quantify relative proportions of the variation in lymph node assessment after colon cancer resection occurring at the patient, surgeon, pathologist, and hospital levels...
  14. doi request reprint A novel means of assessing institutional adherence to blood transfusion guidelines
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Med Qual 30:584-90. 2015
    ..Benchmarking blood utilization compared with similar-type hospitals using NSQIP may be a surrogate method to assess adherence to evidence-based transfusion guidelines and identify areas for structured quality improvement initiatives. ..
  15. doi request reprint Continuous intraoperative temperature measurement and surgical site infection risk: analysis of anesthesia information system data in 1008 colorectal procedures
    Genevieve B Melton
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH General and Specialty Surgery, Mercy Clinic, Springfield, MO Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
    Ann Surg 258:606-12; discussion 612-3. 2013
    ..To investigate the association between intraoperative temperature and surgical site infection (SSI) in colorectal surgery with anesthesia information system data...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reduction of Costs for Pelvic Exenteration Performed by High Volume Surgeons: Analysis of the Maryland Health Service Cost Review Commission Database
    Azah A Althumairi
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am Surg 82:46-52. 2016
    ..008). PE performed by HVS at HVH is significantly associated with lower OR costs and ICU stay. We feel this is indicative of lower complication rates and higher quality care. ..
  17. doi request reprint Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by state
    Martin A Makary
    Johns Hopkins, University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Healthc Qual 35:41-6. 2013
    ..We designed a study to describe the current status of SSI reporting in the United States...
  18. doi request reprint Pay for obesity? Pay-for-performance metrics neglect increased complication rates and cost for obese patients
    Kenzo Hirose
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, CRB II, Ste 507, 1550 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:1128-35. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that morbid obesity has a significant effect on complication rates and costs following commonly performed general surgical procedures...
  19. doi request reprint Clinicopathologic Presentation and Natural History of Anorectal Melanoma: A Case Series of 18 Patients
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Surg 149:608-11. 2014
    ..04), smaller lesions (Pā€‰=ā€‰.02), and a trend toward less advanced stage (Pā€‰=ā€‰.06). Larger studies assessing optimal medical and surgical management for anorectal melanoma are needed to improve outcomes. ..
  20. doi request reprint Patient Symptomatology in Anal Dysplasia
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Surg 150:563-9. 2015
    ..High-resolution anoscopy (HRA) is becoming increasingly advocated as a method of screening for anal dysplasia in high-risk patients...
  21. pmc Optimizing perioperative Crohn's disease management: role of coordinated medical and surgical care
    Jennifer L Bennett
    Jennifer L Bennett, Jonathan E Efron, Susan L Gearhart, Elizabeth C Wick, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, United States
    World J Gastroenterol 21:1182-8. 2015
    ..To investigate rates of re-establishing gastroenterology care, colonoscopy, and/or initiating medical therapy after Crohn's disease (CD) surgery at a tertiary care referral center...
  22. doi request reprint Patient satisfaction as a possible indicator of quality surgical care
    Heather Lyu
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    JAMA Surg 148:362-7. 2013
    ..In 2010, national payers announced they would begin using patient satisfaction scores to adjust reimbursements for surgical care...
  23. doi request reprint Contemporary surgical management for ileosigmoid fistulas in Crohn's disease
    Genevieve B Melton
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, A30, Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:839-45. 2009
    ..Current diagnostic modalities and surgical treatments for ileosigmoid fistulas (ISF) in Crohn's disease (CD) are not well characterized...
  24. doi request reprint Implementation of quality measures to reduce surgical site infection in colorectal patients
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1004-9. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the rate of surgical site infection and compliance with process measures designed to prevent infection in a defined population of patients undergoing colorectal operations...
  25. doi request reprint Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols for open hepatectomy--physiology, immunomodulation, and implementation
    Andrew J Page
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 19:387-99. 2015
    ..Collectively, the data suggest that the implementation of ERAS principles should be strongly considered in all patients undergoing hepatectomy...
  26. doi request reprint Implementation of surgical quality improvement: auditing tool for surgical site infection prevention practices
    Elizabeth M Hechenbleikner
    1 Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 2 Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Dis Colon Rectum 58:83-90. 2015
    ..Surgical site infections are a potentially preventable patient harm. Emerging evidence suggests that the implementation of evidence-based process measures for infection reduction is highly variable...
  27. doi request reprint The evolution of perioperative transfusion testing and blood ordering
    Marissa J White
    From the Department of Pathology, Division of Transfusion Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Anesthesiology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania and Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Anesth Analg 120:1196-203. 2015
    ..These changes in blood banking methods have resulted in more efficient delivery of blood to surgical patients. ..
  28. doi request reprint National disparities in laparoscopic colorectal procedures for colon cancer
    Monirah Alnasser
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Surg Endosc 28:49-57. 2014
    ..This study compares the rates of laparoscopy according to race, insurance status, geographic location, and hospital size...
  29. pmc Bacteroides spp. and diarrhea
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:470-4. 2010
    ..The purpose of this review is to describe recent progress in the understanding of the role of Bacteroides spp. in human diarrheal diseases and newer murine studies implicating certain Bacteroides spp. in colorectal cancer...
  30. doi request reprint Efficacy of education followed by computerized provider order entry with clinician decision support to reduce red blood cell utilization
    Gabriel S Zuckerberg
    Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Transfusion 55:1628-36. 2015
    ..This study examines changes in red blood cell (RBC) utilization associated with each of these two interventions...
  31. doi request reprint Hospital-Level Factors Associated With Mortality After Endovascular and Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Division of Vascular and Endovascular Therapy, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Surg 150:632-6. 2015
    ..Endovascular technology has become ubiquitous in the modern care of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), yet broad estimates of its efficacy among variable hospital and regional settings is not known...
  32. doi request reprint Perioperative corticosteroid management for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland and Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 21:221-8. 2015
    ..The proposed management algorithm attempts to balance the risks of adrenal insufficiency and immunosuppression...
  33. doi request reprint Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Surg 149:863-8. 2014
    ....
  34. pmc Stat3 activation in murine colitis induced by enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis
    Elizabeth C Wick
    Departments of Surgery, Oncology, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Pediatrics, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Yonsei University, Wonju, Republic of Korea and Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 20:821-34. 2014
    ..ETBF colitis is characterized by the activation of Stat3 and a Th17 immune response in the colonic mucosa. This study was designed to investigate the time course and cellular distribution of Stat3 activation in ETBF-colonized mice...