Elizabeth C Wick
Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
- Readmission rates and cost following colorectal surgeryElizabeth 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...
- Implementation of a surgical comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infectionsElizabeth 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...
- Shift from pStat6 to pStat3 predominance is associated with inflammatory bowel disease-associated dysplasiaElizabeth 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....
- Surgical site infections and cost in obese patients undergoing colorectal surgeryElizabeth 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...
- 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....
- 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...
- Pay for obesity? Pay-for-performance metrics neglect increased complication rates and cost for obese patientsKenzo 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...
- Contemporary surgical management for ileosigmoid fistulas in Crohn's diseaseGenevieve 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...
- Implementation of quality measures to reduce surgical site infection in colorectal patientsElizabeth 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...
- Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by stateMartin 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...
- Bacteroides spp. and diarrheaElizabeth 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...
- Laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal prolapse to reduce surgical-site infections and length of stayJ 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...