Robert R Cima

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Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Colorectal surgery surgical site infection reduction program: a national surgical quality improvement program--driven multidisciplinary single-institution experience
    Robert Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:23-33. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Role of the surgeon in quality and safety in the operating room environment
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Gonda 9S 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:1-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Surgical case listing accuracy: failure analysis at a high-volume academic medical center
    Robert R Cima
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 145:641-6. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Timing and indications for colectomy in chronic ulcerative colitis: Surgical consideration
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery and Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Dig Dis 28:501-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Failure of institutionally derived predictive models of conversion in laparoscopic colorectal surgery to predict conversion outcomes in an independent data set of 998 laparoscopic colorectal procedures
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Ann Surg 251:652-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Internet use by patients in an inflammatory bowel disease specialty clinic
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1266-70. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Utility and short-term outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a single-institution experience in 1103 patients
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1076-81. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Incidence and characteristics of potential and actual retained foreign object events in surgical patients
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:80-7. 2008
  9. doi request reprint How best to measure surgical quality? Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (AHRQ-PSI) and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) postoperative adverse ev
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Surgery 150:943-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Using a data-matrix-coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months
    Robert R Cima
    Surgical Services, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:51-8. 2011

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Publications73

  1. doi request reprint Colorectal surgery surgical site infection reduction program: a national surgical quality improvement program--driven multidisciplinary single-institution experience
    Robert Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:23-33. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint Role of the surgeon in quality and safety in the operating room environment
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Gonda 9S 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:1-8. 2013
    ..Surgeons play an important role in facilitating the development of and empowering the teams they work through their active participation and effective leadership within the operating room team...
  3. doi request reprint Surgical case listing accuracy: failure analysis at a high-volume academic medical center
    Robert R Cima
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 145:641-6. 2010
    ..Describe the incidence, type, and detection method of surgical listing errors and implement a system to reduce errors...
  4. doi request reprint Timing and indications for colectomy in chronic ulcerative colitis: Surgical consideration
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery and Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Dig Dis 28:501-7. 2010
    ..In conclusion, numerous factors affect the timing and choice of operation in patients with CUC. Avoiding complications in IPAA patients is essential as they negatively impact the long-term function and durability of the IPAA...
  5. doi request reprint Failure of institutionally derived predictive models of conversion in laparoscopic colorectal surgery to predict conversion outcomes in an independent data set of 998 laparoscopic colorectal procedures
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Ann Surg 251:652-8. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Internet use by patients in an inflammatory bowel disease specialty clinic
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1266-70. 2007
    ..Our aim was to evaluate internet use to gather general health- and disease-specific information in patients presenting to an IBD clinic...
  7. doi request reprint Utility and short-term outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a single-institution experience in 1103 patients
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 54:1076-81. 2011
    ..Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy is an alternative technique that addresses these problems while preserving the short-term benefits of laparoscopic colectomy...
  8. doi request reprint Incidence and characteristics of potential and actual retained foreign object events in surgical patients
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:80-7. 2008
    ..Incidence of retained foreign objects (RFOs) after operations is unknown, as many can go unrecognized for years. We reviewed the incidence and characteristics of surgical RFO events at a tertiary care institution during 4 years...
  9. doi request reprint How best to measure surgical quality? Comparison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators (AHRQ-PSI) and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) postoperative adverse ev
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Surgery 150:943-9. 2011
    ..The AHRQ-PSI are a set of computer algorithms to identify potential adverse in-patient events using secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes from hospital discharge abstracts...
  10. ncbi request reprint Using a data-matrix-coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months
    Robert R Cima
    Surgical Services, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:51-8. 2011
    ..A data-matrix-coded sponge (DMS) system was evaluated and implemented in a high-volume academic surgical practice at Mayo Clinic Rochester (MCR). The primary end point was prevention of sponge RSIs after 18 months...
  11. ncbi request reprint A multidisciplinary team approach to retained foreign objects
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:123-32. 2009
    ..Retained foreign objects (RFOs) after surgical procedures are an infrequent but potentially devastating medical error. The Mayo Clinic, Rochester (MCR), undertook a quality improvement program to reduce the incidence of surgical RFOs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of pelvic radiotherapy on morbidity and durability of sphincter preservation after coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancers
    Imran Hassan
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:32-7. 2008
    ..This study was designed to assess the impact of pelvic radiotherapy on the incidence of complications and colostomy-free survival of patients after a coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Safety, feasibility, and short-term outcomes of laparoscopically assisted primary ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease
    Mattias Soop
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:1876-81. 2009
    ..This study assessed the safety and recovery parameters in the largest, consecutive, single-institution series to date...
  14. doi request reprint Splenic salvage after intraoperative splenic injury during colectomy
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 144:1040-5. 2009
    ..To determine the optimal surgical management of splenic injury encountered during colectomy...
  15. doi request reprint Laparoscopic surgery for recurrent ileocolic Crohn's disease
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 16:1382-6. 2010
    ..Our aim was to assess whether or not a laparoscopic approach was safe, feasible, and conferred meaningful short-term benefits in this patient population...
  16. doi request reprint Hand-assisted laparoscopic colon and rectal cancer surgery: feasibility, short-term, and oncological outcomes
    Rajesh Pendlimari
    Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Surgery 148:378-85. 2010
    ..We report short-term outcomes in a large series of CRC patients who underwent HALS between 2004 and 2009...
  17. doi request reprint Sexual function, body image, and quality of life after laparoscopic and open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
    David W Larson
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:392-6. 2008
    ..This study was designed to compare self-reported sexual function, body image, and quality of life outcomes among ulcerative colitis patients undergoing laparoscopic or open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis...
  18. doi request reprint Minimally invasive colectomy for Crohn's colitis: a single institution experience
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 16:1940-6. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery for Crohn's colitis, including predictors of conversion to laparotomy and postoperative complications...
  19. doi request reprint Diagnoses influence surgical site infections (SSI) in colorectal surgery: a must consideration for SSI reporting programs?
    Rajesh Pendlimari
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55901, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:574-80; discussion 580-1. 2012
    ..Patient stratification and risk adjustment are associated with Current Procedural Terminology codes and primary disease diagnosis is not considered. Our aim was to determine the association between disease diagnosis and SSI rates...
  20. doi request reprint Postoperative morbidity with diversion after low anterior resection in the era of neoadjuvant therapy: a single institution experience
    Vassiliki L Tsikitis
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:114-8. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Technical proficiency in hand-assisted laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery: determining how many cases are required to achieve mastery
    Rajesh Pendlimari
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 147:317-22. 2012
    ..To determine how many cases are required to achieve technical proficiency for hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of infliximab on short-term complications in patients undergoing operation for chronic ulcerative colitis
    Chelliah R Selvasekar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:956-62; discussion 962-3. 2007
    ..Infliximab (IFX), an antitumor necrosis factor-alpha antibody, has demonstrated efficacy in medical management of CUC. The aim of this study is to determine if IFX before IPAA impacts short-term outcomes...
  23. doi request reprint Minimally invasive subtotal colectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for fulminant ulcerative colitis: a reasonable approach?
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:187-92. 2009
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and short-term outcomes of three-stage minimally invasive surgery for fulminant ulcerative colitis...
  24. doi request reprint Laparoscopic ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis: a case-matched study
    Luis Benavente-Chenhalls
    Mayo Clinic, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Gonda 9 South, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:549-53. 2008
    ..This study was designed to compare short-term outcomes after laparoscopic ileal pouch-anal anastomosis with those of open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in patients with both sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis...
  25. doi request reprint Outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis undergoing partial or complete reconstructive surgery for failing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
    Kellie L Mathis
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Surg 249:409-13. 2009
    ..Evaluate outcomes of patients with an original diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) who required partial or complete ileal pouch reconstruction due to poor function or infectious complications...
  26. doi request reprint The use of human acellular dermal matrix for parastomal hernia repair in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a novel technique to repair fascial defects
    Timucin Taner
    Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:349-54. 2009
    ..The tissue weakness at the site of hernia can be overcome by creating neofascia using two separate layers of human acellular dermal matrix...
  27. doi request reprint Minimally invasive total proctocolectomy with Brooke ileostomy for ulcerative colitis
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:1337-42. 2009
    ..However, few studies describe outcomes of minimally invasive total proctocolectomy with Brooke ileostomy. Our aim was to describe the safety and feasibility of these procedures by examining short-term (30-day) outcomes...
  28. doi request reprint Loop ileostomy reversal after colon and rectal surgery: a single institutional 5-year experience in 944 patients
    Gaetano Luglio
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1191-6. 2011
    ..Diverting loop ileostomy is used to mitigate the sequelae of anastomotic dehiscence...
  29. doi request reprint Recurrence and impact of postoperative prophylaxis in laparoscopically treated primary ileocolic Crohn disease
    Kishore Malireddy
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 145:42-7. 2010
    ..To define risk factors for recurrence and to determine whether postoperative prophylaxis would influence time to recurrence after primary laparoscopic ileocolectomy for Crohn disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Long-term functional and quality of life outcomes after coloanal anastomosis for distal rectal cancer
    Imran Hassan
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1266-74. 2006
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the long-term functional and quality-of-life outcomes of patients after coloanal anastomosis for distal rectal cancer...
  31. pmc Drivers of cost after surgical and medical therapy for chronic ulcerative colitis: a nested case-cohort study in Olmsted County, Minnesota
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:1258-65. 2012
    ..However, in that study, costs associated with chronic medical therapy for ulcerative colitis were not assessed in nonsurgical patients...
  32. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a multimedia-based educational intervention for improving colon cancer literacy in screening colonoscopy patients
    James P Hassinger
    Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:1301-7. 2010
    ..We aimed to prospectively assess baseline colon cancer literacy and to determine whether a multimedia educational intervention was associated with improved colon cancer literacy...
  33. pmc Long-term direct costs before and after proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis: a population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1815-23. 2009
    ..This study was designed to test the hypothesis that patients undergoing definitive surgery for chronic ulcerative colitis have reduced direct medical costs after, as compared with before, total proctocolectomy...
  34. doi request reprint Advantages of fast-track recovery after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for colon cancer
    Vassiliki L Tsikitis
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 66905, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:1911-6. 2010
    ..This study was designed to determine whether patients who recover on FT protocol after laparoscopic colectomy have a shorter length of stay (LOS) and fewer complications compared with patients who recover on standard (non-FT) protocol...
  35. doi request reprint Risk of neoplastic change in ileal pouches in familial adenomatous polyposis
    Sarah Y Boostrom
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:1804-8. 2013
    ..We aim to determine the incidence and progression of neoplastic change in the ileal pouch of familial adenomatous polyposis patients at our institution...
  36. doi request reprint Long-term quality of life and sexual and urinary function after abdominoperineal resection for distal rectal cancer
    Michael S Kasparek
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:147-54. 2012
    ....
  37. doi request reprint A fast-track recovery protocol improves outcomes in elective laparoscopic colectomy for diverticulitis
    David W Larson
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:485-9. 2010
    ..We set out to determine whether an FT protocol has any utility in the setting of elective laparoscopic colectomy...
  38. doi request reprint Perioperative anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy does not increase the rate of early postoperative complications in Crohn's disease
    Basil S Nasir
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1859-65; discussion 1865-6. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to examine the rate of postoperative morbidity in patients receiving anti TNF therapy in the perioperative period...
  39. doi request reprint Surgical approach and oncologic outcomes following multidisciplinary management of retrorectal sarcomas
    Eric J Dozois
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:983-8. 2011
    ..Retrorectal sarcomas are rare, and limited data are available on oncologic outcomes following surgery. Our aim was to evaluate outcomes in this patient population at our institution...
  40. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after rectal resection and multimodality therapy
    Imran Hassan
    Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois 62704, USA
    J Surg Oncol 96:684-92. 2007
    ..In order to determine the effectiveness of various multimodality regimens it is important to not only assess conventional oncologic outcomes but also the impact on patient's quality of life...
  41. doi request reprint Experience with 969 minimal access colectomies: the role of hand-assisted laparoscopy in expanding minimally invasive surgery for complex colectomies
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:946-50; discussion 950-2. 2008
    ..Hand-assisted laparoscopy (HALS) permits placement of a hand into the abdomen to assist the dissection. Our aim was to analyze the impact of HALS on a minimal access colectomy (MAC) practice...
  42. pmc Safety, feasibility, and short-term outcomes of laparoscopic ileal-pouch-anal anastomosis: a single institutional case-matched experience
    David W Larson
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Ann Surg 243:667-70; discussion 670-2. 2006
    ..To compare safety and short-term outcomes of 100 laparoscopic ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) versus 200 conventional open IPAA patients...
  43. doi request reprint Primary intestinal lymphoma in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a descriptive series from the prebiologic therapy era
    Stefan D Holubar
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH 03756, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 17:1557-63. 2011
    ..We report clinical features and outcomes in patients with both conditions prior to use of biologic therapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic-assisted vs. open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: functional outcome in a case-matched series
    David W Larson
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1845-50. 2005
    ..This study was designed to assess operative, functional, and quality of life outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposis a minimum of one year after...
  45. ncbi request reprint Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: does age at the time of surgery affect outcome?
    Jennifer R Chapman
    Division of Colorectal Surgery and the Department of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn, USA
    Arch Surg 140:534-9; discussion 539-40. 2005
    ..Our aim was to update our understanding on how the age of the patient at the time of surgery influences functional outcome and quality of life after IPAA...
  46. doi request reprint How to improve the performance of intraoperative risk models: an example with vital signs using the surgical apgar score
    Joseph A Hyder
    From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care Medicine, and Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Anesth Analg 117:1338-46. 2013
    ..In the instance of the surgical Apgar score (SAS), we hypothesized that larger sampling intervals would improve the specificity and overall predictive ability of this tool...
  47. doi request reprint Assessment of Colon Cancer Literacy in screening colonoscopy patients: a validation study
    Rajesh Pendlimari
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Surg Res 175:221-6. 2012
    ..Few, if any, instruments assess disease-specific health literacy in colon cancer patients. We aimed to validate the Assessment of Colon Cancer Literacy (ACCL) compared with a standard health literacy test, the Newest Vital Sign (NVS)...
  48. doi request reprint Use of lean and six sigma methodology to improve operating room efficiency in a high-volume tertiary-care academic medical center
    Robert R Cima
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:83-92; discussion 93-4. 2011
    ..Lean and Six Sigma methodologies were developed in the manufacturing industry to increase efficiency by eliminating non-value-added steps. We applied Lean and Six Sigma methodologies across an entire surgical suite to improve efficiency...
  49. doi request reprint Survival in stage III colon cancer is independent of the total number of lymph nodes retrieved
    Vassiliki L Tsikitis
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:42-7. 2009
    ..The aim of our study was to determine if increasing the number of lymph nodes recovered in stage III colon cancer results in improved survival and if it does represent a reasonable quality metric...
  50. doi request reprint Distance bias and surgical outcomes
    David A Etzioni
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Med Care 51:238-44. 2013
    ..This study uses risk-adjusted surgical outcomes data to analyze distance bias in a population of patients treated surgically at a tertiary care institution...
  51. doi request reprint Management and outcomes of primary coloduodenal fistulas
    Ashwin S Kamath
    Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:1706-11. 2011
    ..Primary coloduodenal fistula (CDF) is a rare entity. We review our experience with the management and outcomes of CDF...
  52. doi request reprint Impact of a multimedia e-learning module on colon cancer literacy: a community-based pilot study
    Stefan D Holubar
    Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Surg Res 156:305-11. 2009
    ..We aimed to determine if an e-learning module could improve colon cancer literacy in a community-based cohort, while obtaining variability estimates for subsequent study...
  53. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of complex enterocutaneous fistulas in IBD patients using human acellular dermal matrix
    Timucin Taner
    Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:1208-12. 2009
    ..Herein we report the use human acellular dermal matrix (hADM) in the surgical treatment and reconstruction of the abdominal wall in 11 consecutive IBD patients with complex and medically refractory ECF...
  54. ncbi request reprint The impact of uncomplicated and complicated diverticulitis on laparoscopic surgery conversion rates and patient outcomes
    Imran Hassan
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1690-4. 2007
    ..The aim of this analysis was to determine the impact of complicated and uncomplicated diverticulitis on conversion rates and complications in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery (LS) for diverticular disease...
  55. doi request reprint Bleeding and thromboembolic outcomes for patients on oral anticoagulation undergoing elective colon and rectal abdominal operations
    Corey W Iqbal
    Mayo Clinic Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:2016-22. 2011
    ..Patients on chronic oral anticoagulation can be challenging to manage in the perioperative period...
  56. ncbi request reprint Medical and surgical management of chronic ulcerative colitis
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Arch Surg 140:300-10. 2005
  57. doi request reprint Perceived impact of the 80-hour workweek: five years later
    Eric J Dozois
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Surg Res 156:3-15. 2009
    ..We aimed to assess perceptions of the effects of the 80-hour workweek (80hWW) restriction on patient care, education, and resident quality of life...
  58. doi request reprint Uncomplicated diverticulitis, more complicated than we thought
    Sarah Y Boostrom
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:1744-9. 2012
    ..The classification of complicated and uncomplicated diverticulitis has been used for many years. We note variations in the course of uncomplicated diverticulitis. We propose and describe three categories of uncomplicated diverticulitis...
  59. doi request reprint Neurogenic tumors of the pelvis: clinicopathologic features and surgical outcomes using a multidisciplinary team
    Eric J Dozois
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:1010-6. 2009
    ..Few data exist regarding the outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for pelvic tumors of neurogenic origin. Our aim was to characterize the clinical and pathologic features of pelvic neurogenic tumors and assess surgical outcomes...
  60. doi request reprint Approaching process improvement from a human factors perspective: seeking leverage from a systems approach
    Thoralf M Sundt
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Surgery 144:96-8. 2008
  61. doi request reprint Young-onset colorectal cancer in patients with no known genetic predisposition: can we increase early recognition and improve outcome?
    Eric J Dozois
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Medicine (Baltimore) 87:259-63. 2008
    ..Our findings should promote increased awareness and the aggressive pursuit of symptoms in otherwise young, low-risk patients, as these symptoms may represent an underlying colorectal malignancy...
  62. doi request reprint New developments in colorectal surgery
    Kellie L Mathis
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 27:48-53. 2011
    ..New developments in colorectal surgery have been driven primarily by technical innovations, which in turn are responsible for changes in practice. This review examines recent publications that describe and have contributed to these changes...
  63. doi request reprint A novel technique for the repair of urostomal hernias using human acellular dermal matrix
    Christopher R Mitchell
    Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Urology 77:746-50. 2011
    ..Multiple methods of parastomal hernia repair, including primary fascial repair, mesh repair, and stoma resiting have been reported, with a wide variety of approaches and materials being used...
  64. doi request reprint Using a framework for spread of best practices to implement successful venous thromboembolism prophylaxis throughout a large hospital system
    Timothy I Morgenthaler
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:30-8. 2012
    ..Use of an explicit, well-constructed spread plan allows for an orderly management of diffusion of best practices...
  65. ncbi request reprint Using negative pressure wound therapy following surgery for complex pilonidal disease: a case series
    Frank P Bendewald
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Ostomy Wound Manage 53:40-6. 2007
    ..Additional studies of negative pressure wound therapy in the management of pilonidal disease are warranted...
  66. ncbi request reprint Impact of pre- and postoperative multimodality therapy on rectal cancer
    Anne Marie Boller
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Surg Oncol 96:665-70. 2007
    ..The impact of standardized optimal surgery on the need for additional therapy and trends in treating complete responders to neoadjuvant therapy is also reviewed...
  67. pmc Reoperative Crohn's surgery: tricks of the trade
    Robert R Cima
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
    Clin Colon Rectal Surg 20:336-43. 2007
    ..In this paper, we will review some of the important principles in operative and reoperative Crohn's surgery that can assist the surgeon when approaching these challenging cases...
  68. ncbi request reprint Luminal regulation of Na(+)/H(+) exchanger gene expression in rat ileal mucosa
    Marc A Doble
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:387-95. 2002
    ..e., butyrate) have no effect on mRNA levels of NHE-3. Further work is required to understand how the early changes in mRNA contribute to mucosal function and response to luminal diversion...
  69. ncbi request reprint Rectal complications after prostate brachytherapy
    Shimul A Shah
    Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1487-92. 2004
    ..Rectal-urethral fistula after prostate brachytherapy is a rare but serious complication, and its incidence, presentation, risk factors, and clinical management have not been well described...
  70. ncbi request reprint Is race a real issue in colectomy for ulcerative colitis?
    Robert R Cima
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1426-7. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive colorectal resection outcomes: short-term comparison with open procedures
    J Kay Noel
    United BioSource Corporation formerly MetaWorks, Inc, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:291-307. 2007
  72. pmc Re: JSLS. 2006;10:169-175. The influence of prior abdominal operations on conversion and complication in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    Imran Hassan
    JSLS 11:172; author reply 172-3. 2007
  73. ncbi request reprint Hand-assisted versus laparoscopic-assisted colorectal surgery: Practice patterns and clinical outcomes in a minimally-invasive colorectal practice
    Imran Hassan
    Division of General Surgery, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, II 62794, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:739-43. 2008
    ..We investigated the patient selection and short-term clinical outcomes of HALS and LA since the introduction of HALS to our minimally invasive colorectal practice...