C S Hollenbeak

Summary

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of fluorodeoxyglucose 18-F positron emission tomography in the N0 neck
    C S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Cancer 92:2341-8. 2001
  2. pmc Predicting waist circumference from body mass index
    Samuel R Bozeman
    Abt Associates Inc, Cambridge, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:115. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Recurrence of differentiated thyroid cancer in the elderly
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Division of Outcomes Research and Quality, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Eur J Endocrinol 168:549-56. 2013
  4. pmc A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid-lowering therapy and race-gender differences in LDL cholesterol control
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:58. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Functional form and risk adjustment of hospital costs: Bayesian analysis of a Box-Cox random coefficients model
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, MC H113, Penn State College of Medicine, P O Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Stat Med 24:3005-18. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Reductions in mortality associated with intensive public reporting of hospital outcomes
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Departments of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:279-86. 2008
  7. pmc Determinants of medicare all-cause costs among elderly patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Dr, A210, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 17:610-20. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint The implications of cancer survivorship for spousal employment
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, A210, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 5:226-34. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Electronic measures of surgical site infection: implications for estimating risks and costs
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Division of Outcomes Research and Quality, Department of Surgery, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:784-90. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infections following pediatric liver transplantation: risks and costs
    C S Hollenbeak
    Departments of Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, PO Box 850, 500 University Drive, MC H113, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Transpl Infect Dis 5:72-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications69

  1. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of fluorodeoxyglucose 18-F positron emission tomography in the N0 neck
    C S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Cancer 92:2341-8. 2001
    ..Here, we sought to determine whether the use of FDG-PET was cost-effective as part of a treatment strategy for classification N0 HNSCC patients...
  2. pmc Predicting waist circumference from body mass index
    Samuel R Bozeman
    Abt Associates Inc, Cambridge, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:115. 2012
    ..Because WC is typically not assessed in clinical practice, this study sought to develop and verify a model to predict WC from BMI and demographic data, and to use the predicted WC to assess cardiometabolic risk...
  3. doi request reprint Recurrence of differentiated thyroid cancer in the elderly
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Division of Outcomes Research and Quality, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Eur J Endocrinol 168:549-56. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc A retrospective cohort study of the potency of lipid-lowering therapy and race-gender differences in LDL cholesterol control
    Barbara J Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:58. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of lipid-lowering drug treatment and potency on time until LDL control for black and white women and men with a baseline elevated LDL...
  5. ncbi request reprint Functional form and risk adjustment of hospital costs: Bayesian analysis of a Box-Cox random coefficients model
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, MC H113, Penn State College of Medicine, P O Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Stat Med 24:3005-18. 2005
    ..However, the hospital ranking induced by the BCRC model was not different from the ranking produced by maximum likelihood estimates of either the linear or semi-log model...
  6. doi request reprint Reductions in mortality associated with intensive public reporting of hospital outcomes
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Departments of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:279-86. 2008
    ..59 to 0.79 across 6 clinical conditions (all P < .0001). For the same comparison using the 1997-1999 period, odds ratios ranged from 0.72 to 0.90, suggesting improvement when intensive public reporting occurred...
  7. pmc Determinants of medicare all-cause costs among elderly patients with renal cell carcinoma
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Dr, A210, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 17:610-20. 2011
    ..4 billion (in year 2005 dollars). Actual costs associated with RCC, particularly for elderly Medicare patients who account for 46% of U.S. patients hospitalized for RCC, are poorly understood...
  8. ncbi request reprint The implications of cancer survivorship for spousal employment
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, 600 Centerview Drive, A210, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 5:226-34. 2011
    ..The purpose of this research was to estimate employment effects for spouses of cancer survivors who were working at the time of the cancer diagnosis...
  9. doi request reprint Electronic measures of surgical site infection: implications for estimating risks and costs
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Division of Outcomes Research and Quality, Department of Surgery, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:784-90. 2011
    ..This study compares performance characteristics of 2 electronic measures of SSIs with a clinical measure and studies the implications of using electronic measures to estimate risk factors and costs of SSIs among surgery patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Surgical site infections following pediatric liver transplantation: risks and costs
    C S Hollenbeak
    Departments of Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, PO Box 850, 500 University Drive, MC H113, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Transpl Infect Dis 5:72-8. 2003
    ..In this study we identify risk factors for surgical site infections in children undergoing primary OLT for end-stage liver disease and estimate their impact on patient survival, graft survival, length of stay, and charges...
  11. doi request reprint The cost of catheter-related bloodstream infections: implications for the value of prevention
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, PA 17033, USA
    J Infus Nurs 34:309-13. 2011
    ..Hospital and clinical decision makers should be aware of the high cost of CRBSIs in the ICU, the relatively poor reimbursement, and the implied high value of prevention efforts...
  12. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with risk of surgical wound infections
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Am J Med Qual 21:29S-34S. 2006
    ..Although patient-specific factors had a statistically significant association with risk of infections, much of the risk of surgical wound infections is determined by hospital factors...
  13. ncbi request reprint Using comorbidity indexes to predict costs for head and neck cancer
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:24-7. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Ann Surg 254:619-24. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) at an academic medical center between the first 6 months and through the first and second years of implementation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Increased incidence of melanoma in renal transplantation recipients
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Cancer 104:1962-7. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the risk of melanoma among immunosuppressed renal transplantation recipients and to determine whether that risk is associated with patient and transplantation characteristics...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gender disparities in percutaneous coronary interventions for acute myocardial infarction in Pennsylvania
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey 17033, and Division of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 44:24-30. 2006
    ....
  17. doi request reprint The impact of surgical specialty on outcomes for carotid endarterectomy
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    J Surg Res 159:595-602. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of surgeon specialty on the long-term outcomes of CEA among patients receiving the procedure in Pennsylvania...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of Clostridium difficile colitis following closure of a diverting loop ileostomy: results of a matched cohort study
    M Z Wilson
    Department of Surgery, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
    Colorectal Dis 15:974-81. 2013
    ..In this study the incidence of CDC following ileostomy closure and its effect on the postoperative outcome have been studied...
  19. ncbi request reprint Modified two-stage ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: equivalent outcomes with less resource utilization
    Brian R Swenson
    Department of Surgery, The Penn State College of Medicine, The Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:256-61. 2005
    ..The present study sought to evaluate the safety, results, cost, and length of hospital stay using this modified approach compared to that of the traditional three-stage ileal pouch-anal anastomosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint The clinical and economic impact of deep chest surgical site infections following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    C S Hollenbeak
    Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey 17033, USA
    Chest 118:397-402. 2000
    ..To examine how deep chest surgical site infections following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery impact hospital inpatient length of stay (LOS), costs, and mortality...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of surgical site infections on outcomes and resource utilization after liver transplantation
    C S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Surgery 130:388-95. 2001
    ..These results imply substantial returns to preventative efforts directed at surgical site infections in patients undergoing OLT...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nonrandom selection and the attributable cost of surgical-site infections
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:177-82. 2002
    ..To study the extent to which selection bias poses problems for estimating the attributable cost of deep chest surgical-site infection (SSI) following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  23. pmc Racial disparities in age at time of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular-related death in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Lisabeth V Scalzi
    Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 62:2767-75. 2010
    ..To determine whether racial disparities exist with regard to the age at which patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) experience cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD-associated death...
  24. pmc Medicine versus orthopaedic service for hospital management of hip fractures
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:2218-23. 2010
    ..Whether complication rates, length of stay, or time to surgery differs on different services is unknown...
  25. ncbi request reprint The cost of being a woman: a national study of health care utilization and expenditures for female-specific conditions
    Kristen H Kjerulff
    Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 0855, USA
    Womens Health Issues 17:13-21. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe health care utilization for female-specific conditions, the incremental expenditures attributable to these conditions, and the overall incremental expenditures across the lifespan...
  26. ncbi request reprint The impact of percutaneous coronary interventions on outcomes for acute myocardial infarction in Pennsylvania
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:85-94. 2007
    ..At the hospital level, higher rates of PCI were associated with a significantly lower overall mortality rate among patients with AMI (P<.0001)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Palivizumab prophylaxis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus mortality after pediatric bone marrow transplantation: a decision analysis model
    Neal J Thomas
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Penn State Children s Hospital, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 29:227-32. 2007
    ..As a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is lacking, we chose to examine this issue with the use of decision analysis methodology...
  28. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of esophageal capsule endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Atul Bhardwaj
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:1533-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of esophageal capsule endoscopy (ECE) for Barrett's esophagus (BE) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
  29. doi request reprint Age as a determinant of outcomes for patients with oral cancer
    David Goldenberg
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Oral Oncol 45:e57-61. 2009
    ..0% vs. 72.8%, p<0.0001; age 50: 55.5% vs. 67.2%, p<0.0001; age 55: 54.0% vs. 64.3%, p<0.0001). These results confirm recent results using population-based data that suggest better overall survival in younger patients...
  30. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of fluticasone versus montelukast in children with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma in the Pediatric Asthma Controller Trial
    Li Wang
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 127:161-6, 166.e1. 2011
    ..Cost-effectiveness analyses of asthma controller regimens for adults exist, but similar evaluations exclusively for children are few...
  31. pmc Financial and clinical impact of team-based treatment for medicaid enrollees with diabetes in a federally qualified health center
    Dennis P Scanlon
    Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:2160-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether multidisciplinary team-based care guided by the chronic care model can reduce medical payments and improve quality for Medicaid enrollees with diabetes...
  32. doi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of screening urine dipsticks in well-child care
    Deepa L Sekhar
    Penn State Hershey Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, HS83, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Pediatrics 125:660-3. 2010
    ..Because the new recommendation marks a major alteration in the practice guidelines, we sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of dipstick urinalysis for detection of CKD from the primary care practitioner's perspective...
  33. ncbi request reprint Preventable newborn readmissions since passage of the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act
    Ian M Paul
    Penn State College of Medicine, Pediatrics H085, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2349-58. 2006
    ..Hope existed that morbidities would lessen for this vulnerable population, but some reports indicate that the timeliness and quality of postdischarge care may have worsened in recent years...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of postnatal home nursing visits for prevention of hospital care for jaundice and dehydration
    Ian M Paul
    Department of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Pediatrics, H085, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Pediatrics 114:1015-22. 2004
    ..2) To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of providing home nursing visits after newborn discharge with specific attention to prevention of jaundice and dehydration that require hospital-based services...
  35. ncbi request reprint Intravenous cyclosporine for the treatment of severe steroid refractory ulcerative colitis: what is the cost?
    Lisa S Poritz
    Department of Surgery, The Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, 17033, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1685-90. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the success and cost of cyclosporine...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of exogenous surfactant therapy in pediatric patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure
    Neal J Thomas
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Penn State Children s Hospital, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:160-5. 2005
    ..To determine whether the use of exogenous surfactant (Infasurf) in pediatric acute hypoxemic respiratory failure is cost-effective...
  37. ncbi request reprint Does competition for transplantable hearts encourage 'gaming' of the waiting list?
    Dennis P Scanlon
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:191-8. 2004
    ..01), consistent with the gaming hypothesis. Gaming was mitigated after the 1999 policy change (p > .05), which suggests that the new rules were effective. Continued monitoring is warranted, given prior gaming and recent accusations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Fusaric acid: a novel agent and mechanism to treat HNSCC
    Brendan C Stack
    Division of Otolaryngology HNS, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17003, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 131:54-60. 2004
    ..Fusaric acid (FA) can chelate divalent cations, especially zinc, and inactivate zinc finger proteins involved in DNA repair and protein synthesis...
  39. doi request reprint Liver transplantation for hepatitis C from donation after cardiac death donors: an analysis of OPTN/UNOS data
    T Uemura
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Penn State University, College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:984-91. 2012
    ..0482). In conclusion, DCD liver transplantation for HCV disease showed satisfactory outcomes. DCD liver transplantation can be valuable option for HCV related end-stage liver disease...
  40. ncbi request reprint A new assay to screen for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using the tumor marker metallopanstimulin
    Wha Joon Lee
    Division of Otolaryngology, The Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 131:466-71. 2004
    ..Levels of metallopanstimulin (MPS), as measured by a difficult to reproduce radioimmunoassay, are significantly elevated in untreated HNSCC patients. Our objective was to develop a simpler MPS assay...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting cost and length of stay associated with the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
    Brian R Swenson
    Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 46:754-61. 2003
    ..Specifically evaluated were the costs, complication rates, and length of stay associated with the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis done as a one-stage, two-stage, two-stage modified, or three-stage procedure...
  42. ncbi request reprint Perioperative parathyroid hormone assay for diagnosis and management of postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia
    W Cooper Scurry
    Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Penn State University College of Medicine, 600 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Laryngoscope 115:1362-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between perioperative changes in parathyroid hormone (PTH) level and the likelihood of postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hospital costs and risk factors associated with complications of the ileal pouch anal anastomosis
    Brian R Swenson
    Department of Surgery, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Surgery 132:767-73; discussion 773-4. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the costs associated with the most common complications of the ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) and identify factors that predispose to them...
  44. doi request reprint Surgical volume impacts bariatric surgery mortality: a case for centers of excellence
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, The Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Surgery 144:736-43. 2008
    ..Concerns regarding care quality prompted credentialing processes for bariatric "Centers of Excellence" (COE). It is hypothesized that high-volume surgeons and hospitals have better outcomes...
  45. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic colectomy is associated with a lower incidence of postoperative complications than open colectomy: a propensity score-matched cohort analysis
    M Z Wilson
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Colorectal Dis 16:382-9. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of postoperative complications between matched laparoscopic and open colectomy cohorts, while controlling for differences in comorbidity...
  46. ncbi request reprint Development of diabetes mellitus post-renal transplantation is associated with poor short-term clinical outcomes
    T F M Saleem
    Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, 400 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Transplant Proc 35:2916-8. 2003
    ..Although posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is associated with poor long-term outcomes short-term outcomes are not well studied in renal transplant recipients (RTRs)...
  47. doi request reprint Risk of fractures after renal transplantation in the United States
    Lucas E Nikkel
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Transplantation 87:1846-51. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the time to fracture in renal transplantation recipients and to determine whether risk was associated with patient and transplantation characteristics...
  48. doi request reprint Racial disparities in hypertension control, but not treatment intensification
    Craig A Umscheid
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:54-61. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether provider management of uncontrolled hypertension differed by patient race...
  49. ncbi request reprint The cost of screening for synchronous thyroid disease in patients presenting with primary hyperparathyroidism
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center, PA, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:1013-21. 2007
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Is colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis life saving? A systematic review
    D B Stewart
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Colorectal Dis 15:798-804. 2013
    ..It is unclear whether colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) leads to a improvement in survival compared with continued medical therapy for this moribund population...
  51. ncbi request reprint Economic implications of current surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Christopher J Blewett
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:427-30. 2002
    ..Because concerns persist regarding increased costs associated with this technique, the authors studied the economic parameters of antireflux surgery at their institution...
  52. doi request reprint Fine-needle aspiration biopsy versus ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: cost-effectiveness as a frontline diagnostic modality for solitary thyroid nodules
    Ayesha N Khalid
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Head Neck 30:1035-9. 2008
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Statistical inference in facial plastic surgery: perspectives and alternatives
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Department of Surgery, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Facial Plast Surg 18:87-93. 2002
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint An introduction to economic evaluation for pediatric surgeons
    Christopher S Hollenbeak
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17036, USA
    Semin Pediatr Surg 11:55-9. 2002
    ..This report provides an introduction of these methods to enable pediatric surgeons to understand and critically evaluate these investigations as applied in pediatric surgery...
  55. doi request reprint Location of the optimized centerline of the glenoid vault: a comparison of two operative techniques with use of three-dimensional computer modeling
    Gregory S Lewis
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:1188-94. 2010
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of sestamibi scanning compared to bilateral neck exploration for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism
    James Ruda
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 37:855-70, x-xi. 2004
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Surface electrode recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery: normative values
    Garret Choby
    Division of Otolaryngology, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 0850, USA
    J Clin Neurophysiol 27:34-7. 2010
    ..82), and the difference in the pre- and postresection RLN threshold level (P = 0.16) all did not have a statistically significant effect on paresis. No other covariates had a significant association with paresis...
  58. doi request reprint Outcomes of transplantation of single pediatric renal allografts equal to or more than 6 cm in length
    Tadahiro Uemura
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
    Transplantation 89:710-3. 2010
    ..However, it is unclear whether small pediatric deceased donor kidneys should be used as single grafts or en bloc. We reviewed our outcomes of single kidney transplants from small pediatric donors into adult recipients...
  59. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of iodine 131 scintigraphy, ultrasonography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodules
    Ayesha N Khalid
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:244-50. 2006
    ..To compare the cost-effectiveness of fine-needle aspiration biopsy, iodine 131 scintigraphy, and ultrasonography for the initial diagnostic workup of a solitary palpable thyroid nodule...
  60. ncbi request reprint Attributable cost of catheter-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care patients in a nonteaching hospital
    David K Warren
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:2084-9. 2006
    ..To determine the attributable cost and length of stay of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired, catheter-associated bloodstream infections from a hospital-based cost perspective, after adjusting for potential confounders...
  61. ncbi request reprint Outcome and attributable cost of ventilator-associated pneumonia among intensive care unit patients in a suburban medical center
    David K Warren
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1312-7. 2003
    ..To determine the attributable cost of ventilator-associated pneumonia from a hospital-based cost perspective, after adjusting for potential confounders...
  62. ncbi request reprint The effect of single agent oral fusaric acid (FA) on the growth of subcutaneously xenografted SCC-1 cells in a nude mouse model
    James M Ruda
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Invest New Drugs 24:377-81. 2006
    ..To determine whether oral administration of fusaric acid (FA) inhibits tumor growth in an animal model of head and neck cancer (HNSCC)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Increasing the use of arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis: economic benefits and economic barriers
    Donald Schon
    Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:268-76. 2007
    ..Achievement of the 66% AV fistula target is cost-effective. Financial incentives in the form of higher reimbursement to encourage wider use of AV fistula placement also could be cost-effective...
  64. ncbi request reprint Improved perioperative glycemic control by continuous insulin infusion under supervision of an endocrinologist does not increase costs in patients with diabetes
    Amit C Vora
    Ambulatory Care Center, Wartburg, Tennessee, USA
    Endocr Pract 10:112-8. 2004
    ..We also evaluated impact of such a protocol on hospital length of stay (LOS) and development of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Attributable cost of nosocomial primary bloodstream infection in pediatric intensive care unit patients
    Alexis M Elward
    Departments of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Pediatrics 115:868-72. 2005
    ..To determine the attributable cost of nosocomial primary bloodstream infections (BSIs) in PICU patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Making the business case for infection control: pitfalls and opportunities
    Wm Claiborne Dunagan
    BJC HealthCare, The Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Infect Control 30:86-92. 2002
  67. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of additional preoperative ultrasonography or sestamibi-SPECT in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative findings on sestamibi scans
    James M Ruda
    Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:46-53. 2006
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  68. ncbi request reprint Effect of unrelated comorbid conditions on hypertension management
    Barbara J Turner
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:578-86. 2008
    ..Quality-of-care assessment at a single visit can be affected by whether a patient's comorbid conditions are related or unrelated to a specific measure...
  69. ncbi request reprint Rates and probabilities in economic modelling: transformation, translation and appropriate application
    Rachael L Fleurence
    United BioSource Corporation, Health Care Analytics Group, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 25:3-6. 2007
    ..How the transformed rates and probabilities may be used in economic models is then described and some recommendations are suggested...