C Daniel Smith

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Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Re-engineering the operating room using variability methodology to improve health care value
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:559-68; discussion 568-70. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Antireflux surgery
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:943-58, v. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease: indications, evaluation, and procedures
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 19:35-48, v-vi. 2009
  4. doi request reprint New developments in esophageal surgery
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 20:139-45, viii. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Industry relationships between physicians and professional medical associations: corrupt or essential?
    C Daniel Smith
    Surg Endosc 24:251-3. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The retained surgical specimen, an unappreciated retained foreign object
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:737-9. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Who will fail laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication? Preoperative prediction of long-term outcomes
    Craig B Morgenthal
    Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite H 124, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1978-84. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma interleukin 6 concentrations and exaggerated adipose tissue interleukin 6 content in severely obese patients after operative trauma
    Nana Gletsu
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Surgery 140:50-7. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Prospective, randomized, double-blind trial of curriculum-based training for intracorporeal suturing and knot tying
    Kent R Van Sickle
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:560-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Video: transcervical videoscopic esophageal dissection in minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Michael Parker
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:941-2. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Re-engineering the operating room using variability methodology to improve health care value
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:559-68; discussion 568-70. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to use variability methodology for a hospital's surgical services to improve operational performance...
  2. doi request reprint Antireflux surgery
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:943-58, v. 2008
    ..The success of ARS in managing GERD lies largely in an understanding of GERD and its diagnosis, proper patient selection, sound surgical technique, and postoperative management...
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease: indications, evaluation, and procedures
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 19:35-48, v-vi. 2009
    ..Successful surgical care for GERD depends on proper patient selection, workup and operative technique. This manuscript reviews surgical care for GERD...
  4. doi request reprint New developments in esophageal surgery
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 20:139-45, viii. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Industry relationships between physicians and professional medical associations: corrupt or essential?
    C Daniel Smith
    Surg Endosc 24:251-3. 2010
    ..Better guidelines are needed to help guide these relationships. Overrestrictive regulatory oversight risks overconstraint of these relationships and hindrance to medical progress...
  6. doi request reprint The retained surgical specimen, an unappreciated retained foreign object
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:737-9. 2011
    ..This case study outlines the nature of the RSS, the paradigm shift that has led to this becoming a new healthcare error, and steps to prevent this new type of retained object from occurring...
  7. ncbi request reprint Who will fail laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication? Preoperative prediction of long-term outcomes
    Craig B Morgenthal
    Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Suite H 124, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1978-84. 2007
    ..We sought to identify preoperative predictors of failure in a cohort of patients who underwent LNF more than 10 years ago...
  8. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma interleukin 6 concentrations and exaggerated adipose tissue interleukin 6 content in severely obese patients after operative trauma
    Nana Gletsu
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Surgery 140:50-7. 2006
    ..Thus, we monitored changes in systemic and adipose tissue content of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and in insulin resistance in nonobese versus severely obese patients before and immediately after abdominal operations...
  9. doi request reprint Prospective, randomized, double-blind trial of curriculum-based training for intracorporeal suturing and knot tying
    Kent R Van Sickle
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 207:560-8. 2008
    ..The use of simulation within a defined skills-training curriculum is attractive for instructor, trainee, and patient. This study examined the impact of a curriculum-based approach to laparoscopic suturing and knot tying...
  10. doi request reprint Video: transcervical videoscopic esophageal dissection in minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Michael Parker
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:941-2. 2011
    ..A simultaneous laparoscopic and TVED approach may decrease operative time and blood loss while improving visualization and avoiding single-lung ventilation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic revision of bariatric procedures: is it feasible?
    Leena Khaitan
    Emory Endosurgery and Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am Surg 71:6-10; discussion 10-2. 2005
    ..Revisional bariatric surgery can be approached laparoscopically and with acceptable morbidity comparable to patients whose revision is approached open...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changes in C-reactive protein predict insulin sensitivity in severely obese individuals after weight loss surgery
    Nana Gletsu
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:1119-26; discussion 1127-8. 2005
    ..61), but not plasma interleukin-6 at 6 months. These findings offer insights that link obesity and insulin resistance via the activity of inflammatory mediators...
  13. ncbi request reprint Abnormal primary tissue collagen composition in the skin of recurrent incisional hernia patients
    Brent White
    Hernia Institute, Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am Surg 73:1254-8. 2007
    ..Such a primary collagen defect, in addition to abnormal scar formation, likely plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of recurrent incisional hernias...
  14. ncbi request reprint Construct validity of an objective assessment method for laparoscopic intracorporeal suturing and knot tying
    Kent R Van Sickle
    Department of Surgery, Division of General and Laparoendoscopic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:74-80. 2008
    ..This study examines the validity of this methodology applied to laparoscopic intracorporeal suturing and knot tying...
  15. ncbi request reprint Increases in adiponectin predict improved liver, but not peripheral, insulin sensitivity in severely obese women during weight loss
    Edward Lin
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Diabetes 56:735-42. 2007
    ..Thus, in severely obese women, specific loss of VAT leads to acute improvements in hepatic insulin sensitivity mediated by increases in adiponectin and in peripheral insulin sensitivity mediated by decreases in CRP...
  16. ncbi request reprint Surgeon's requirement for obesity reduction: its influence on weight loss
    Ross F Goldberg
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    Am Surg 78:325-8. 2012
    ..Future studies are needed to assess factors influencing weight loss (metabolism, exercise capacity, motivation) in patients requiring weight loss to enable a surgical procedure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a tensiometer to provide objective feedback in knot-tying performance
    Kent R Van Sickle
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio UTHSCSA, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Am Surg 71:1018-23. 2005
    ..Greatest improvements in performance were seen when the tensiometer was used in combination with subjective instruction...
  18. ncbi request reprint Components separation technique and laparoscopic approach: a review of two evolving strategies for ventral hernia repair
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Emory Endosurgery Unit and Hernia Institute, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am Surg 71:598-605. 2005
    ..Adequate training will be essential for the safe and effective implementation of these techniques within the surgical community...
  19. pmc When fundoplication fails: redo?
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Surg 241:861-9; discussion 869-71. 2005
    ..Herein we update this initial series of 100, with 207 additional patients who have undergone redo fundoplication (n = 307)...
  20. doi request reprint Preliminary experience and development of an algorithm for the optimal use of the laparoscopic component separation technique for myofascial advancement during ventral incisional hernia repair
    Michael Parker
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:405-10. 2011
    ..Our aim was to examine feasibility and outcomes involving open and laparoscopic (lap) CST during ventral incisional hernia repair (VIHR) and present an algorithm for ventral herniorrhaphy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gastric bypass for morbid obesity in patients 50 years or older: is laparoscopic technique safer?
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Emory Endosurgery and Bariatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am Surg 69:547-53; discussion 553-4. 2003
    ..Weight loss and control of obesity-related comorbidities are satisfactory. The LT results in fewer intensive care unit admissions and shorter length of stay than the OT...
  22. ncbi request reprint The durability of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: 11-year outcomes
    Craig B Morgenthal
    Department of Surgery, Emory Endosurgery Unit, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:693-700. 2007
    ..3%, and 70% were off daily antireflux medications. Outcomes at a mean of 11 years after LNF are excellent, and the majority of patients had their symptoms resolved or significantly improved and are satisfied with their results...
  23. ncbi request reprint A comparison between fluoroscopically guided radiofrequency energy delivery and conventional technique in an animal model of fundoplication failure
    David A McClusky
    Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1332-7. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether modifications to the standard technique using fluoroscopic guidance more accurately localizes ablation zones compared with standard technique alone...
  24. doi request reprint Technical and perioperative outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy in the prone position
    Ross F Goldberg
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Surg Endosc 27:553-7. 2013
    ..The prone technique allows for gravity-aided retraction of the lung. The aim of this study was to examine perioperative outcomes after prone MIE in relation to patient preoperative comorbidities...
  25. pmc Virtual reality simulation for the operating room: proficiency-based training as a paradigm shift in surgical skills training
    Anthony G Gallagher
    Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Ann Surg 241:364-72. 2005
    ..A decade ago Satava proposed virtual reality (VR) surgical simulation as a solution for this problem. Only recently have robust scientific studies supported that vision..
  26. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and contemporary management of anastomotic leaks after gastric bypass for obesity
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:47-55. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of treatment in patients who develop anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity...
  27. ncbi request reprint The pretrained novice: using simulation-based training to improve learning in the operating room
    Kent R Van Sickle
    Department of Surgery, Division of General and Laparoendoscopic Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229 3900, USA
    Surg Innov 13:198-204. 2006
    ..The trainees and senior level surgery residents had a similar number of needle manipulations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Does setting specific goals and providing feedback during training result in better acquisition of laparoscopic skills?
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Emory Skills, Training And Robotics Center, Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am Surg 70:35-9. 2004
    ..There was no difference in final MIST-VR scores or the performance in the animal laboratory, except for the NDH. The best predictor of performance was initial ACT score...
  29. ncbi request reprint The effects of gastric surgery on systemic ghrelin levels in the morbidly obese
    Edward Lin
    Section of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Surg 139:780-4. 2004
    ..Ghrelin levels are elevated in states of hunger, but rapidly decline postprandially. Early alterations in ghrelin levels in morbidly obese patients undergoing weight reduction surgery may be attributed to gastric partitioning...
  30. ncbi request reprint Perceptual, visuospatial, and psychomotor abilities correlate with duration of training required on a virtual-reality flexible endoscopy simulator
    E Matt Ritter
    E STAR Laboratory, Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, and Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Surg 192:379-84. 2006
    ..Trainees acquire endoscopic skills at different rates. Fundamental abilities testing could predict the amount of training required to reach a performance goal on a virtual-reality simulator...
  31. doi request reprint Hiatal mesh is associated with major resection at revisional operation
    Michael Parker
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:3095-101. 2010
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the complications that follow revisional foregut surgery. Specifically, we compared surgical indications and perioperative outcomes between patients with and without prior hiatal mesh (PHM)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Real-time objective assessment of knot quality with a portable tensiometer is superior to execution time for assessment of laparoscopic knot-tying performance
    E Matt Ritter
    Emory Simulation Training and Robotics E STAR Lab, Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Surg Innov 12:233-7. 2005
    ..We investigated a new method of real-time assessment of knot quality that allows for more practical use of knot quality as a performance metric...
  33. ncbi request reprint Disparity between symptomatic and physiologic outcomes following esophageal lengthening procedures for antireflux surgery
    Edward Lin
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:31-9; discussion 38-9. 2004
    ..Although the Collis gastroplasty is conceptually appealing, these results call into question the liberal application of this technique during EGF...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy and delivery after antireflux surgery
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Rd N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Surg 188:34-8. 2004
    ..Some surgeons withhold ARS in women of childbearing age for fear of this, but outcomes in this population have not been reported...
  35. ncbi request reprint Introduction of mechanical sphincter augmentation for gastroesophageal reflux disease into practice: early clinical outcomes and keys to successful adoption
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL Electronic address
    J Am Coll Surg 218:776-81. 2014
    ..A new device for mechanical sphincter augmentation (MSA) of the lower esophageal sphincter was approved by the FDA on March 22, 2012. We report early experience with MSA, specifically addressing postoperative management...
  36. doi request reprint Variability of NSQIP-assessed surgical quality based on age and disease process
    Ross F Goldberg
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    J Surg Res 182:235-40. 2013
    ..We sought to investigate the accuracy of this probability across the spectrum of general surgical operations and assess the variability based on the age and disease process...
  37. doi request reprint A case series of laparoscopic components separation and rectus medialization with laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
    Kashif Malik
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:607-10. 2009
    ..This is one of the first series ever reported to involve both modalities of hernia repair in using an exclusive laparoscopic technique...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationship between tissue ingrowth and mesh contraction
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Department of Surgery, Emory Endosurgery Unit and Hernia Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    World J Surg 29:1038-43. 2005
    ..PE resulted in less contraction than polypropylene. A strong integration of the mesh into the tissue helps prevent this phenomenon, which is evidenced by a significant correlation between tissue ingrowth force and mesh size...
  39. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted surgery represents more than a loss of three-dimensional vision
    Anthony G Gallagher
    Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, H 124, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Surg 189:76-80. 2005
    ..Loss of depth cues is a major challenge facing surgeons performing video-assisted surgery (VAS). Whether the degradation of image quality from a video-displayed image plays a direct role in performance of VAS has not been studied...
  40. ncbi request reprint Extensive preoperative testing is not necessary in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastric bypass
    Archana Ramaswamy
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:159-64; discussion 164-5. 2004
    ..These tests are not mandatory as a routine preoperative evaluation and can be used selectively on the basis of medical history...
  41. ncbi request reprint Design and development of a surgical skills simulation curriculum
    David A McClusky
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    World J Surg 32:171-81. 2008
    ..A number of significant changes have forced surgical educators to re-evaluate the adequacy of traditional forms of surgical skills training...
  42. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic approach reduces likelihood of perioperative complications in patients undergoing adrenalectomy
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Emory Endosurgery Unit, General and Gastrointestinal Division, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am Surg 70:668-74. 2004
    ..Laparoscopy reduces perioperative adrenalectomy perioperative complication rates. It has a positive impact on intraoperative bleeding and postoperative pulmonary complications...
  43. ncbi request reprint Internal hernia formation after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Jennifer E Filip
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am Surg 68:640-3. 2002
    ..A high index of suspicion and low threshold to explore these patients may be the best way to avoid serious sequelae. Modification of operative techniques may reduce the occurrence of internal hernia formation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Gastrojejunostomy during laparoscopic gastric bypass: analysis of 3 techniques
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1364 Clifton Rd NE, Suite H 124 B, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Surg 138:181-4. 2003
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Early effects of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Archana Ramaswamy
    Department of Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Emory Bariatrics, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Surg 139:1094-6. 2004
    ..Following weight loss surgery, many patients initially experience nonspecific foregut symptoms. Helicobacter pylori infection of the gastric remnant may be associated with foregut symptoms...
  46. ncbi request reprint Delayed gastric emptying in patients undergoing antireflux surgery: analysis of a treatment algorithm
    Kent R Van Sickle
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:7-11. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the most recent treatment algorithm was effective in reducing the need for a concomitant gastric drainage procedure, pyloroplasty...
  47. pmc Endoscopic therapy for achalasia before Heller myotomy results in worse outcomes than heller myotomy alone
    C Daniel Smith
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Ann Surg 243:579-84; discussion 584-6. 2006
    ..Herein we report outcomes in 209 patients undergoing Heller myotomy with the majority (74%) undergoing myotomy as secondary treatment of achalasia...
  48. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive appraisal of the surgical treatment of diffuse esophageal spasm
    Cristina Almansa
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1133-45. 2008
    ..In particular, we offer an appraisal of surgical outcomes, the effects of surgery on manometric and radiologic parameters (when available), complications, and mortality...
  49. doi request reprint Pilot study of transesophageal endoscopic surgery: NOTES esophagomyotomy, vagotomy, lymphadenectomy
    Timothy Woodward
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:743-5. 2008
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with HeartMate II left ventricular assist devices
    Dustin L Eck
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 24:100-3. 2014
    ..The use of preoperative or intraoperative imaging may aid in locating these devices and increase patient safety...
  51. doi request reprint Chasing zero: the drive to eliminate surgical site infections
    Kristine M Thompson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
    Ann Surg 254:430-6; discussion 436-7. 2011
    ..Surgical Site Infections (SSI) account for 17% of HAIs, an estimated annual cost of $3.5 to 10 billion for our country alone. This project was designed to pursue elimination of SSIs and document results...
  52. ncbi request reprint Gallbladder function before and after fundoplication
    John M Morton
    Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7210, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:806-10; discussion 810-11. 2002
    ..Preservation of the hepatic branch of the anterior vagus nerve during fundoplication offered no clear benefit with regard to early postoperative gallbladder function...
  53. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic resection of posterior duodenal bulb carcinoid tumor
    Steven P Bowers
    Department of Surgery, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am Surg 69:792-5. 2003
    ..The authors present a case report and details of an operative technique that may be utilized on other operations of the duodenum...
  54. ncbi request reprint Psychomotor skills assessment in practicing surgeons experienced in performing advanced laparoscopic procedures
    Anthony G Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:479-88. 2003
    ..Although assessment technologies have been proposed, precise and objective psychomotor skills assessment of surgeons performing laparoscopic procedures has not been detailed...
  55. ncbi request reprint Clinical and histologic follow-up after antireflux surgery for Barrett's esophagus
    Steven P Bowers
    Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1363 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:532-8; discussion 539. 2002
    ..A substantial number of patients with Barrett's esophagus who are asymptomatic after antireflux surgery refuse surveillance endoscopy...