Laurence E McCahill
Affiliation: University of Vermont
- The patient lived experience for surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastases: a phenomenological studyLaurence E McCahill
College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
Palliat Support Care 7:65-73. 2009..This study sought to identify common themes in this experience in order to identify factors of importance in treatment decision making...
- Quality measures for breast cancer surgery: initial validation of feasibility and assessment of variation among surgeonsLaurence E McCahill
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Arch Surg 144:455-62; discussion 462-3. 2009..To identify and quantify surgical outcomes as possible quality measures of initial breast cancer surgery and to assess variation among surgeons...
- Are mastectomy rates a reasonable quality measure of breast cancer surgery?Laurence E McCahill
Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Am J Surg 197:216-21. 2009..Quality measures of breast cancer clinical management adopted by the National Quality Forum do not address the quality of surgical performance. We evaluated mastectomy rate as one potential quality indicator...
- Enhancing compliance with Medicare guidelines for surgical infection prevention: experience with a cross-disciplinary quality improvement teamLaurence E McCahill
Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Vermont, and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Arch Surg 142:355-61. 2007..The complexity and number of medical personnel involved in antibiotic administration requires multiple disciplines to successfully improve compliance...
- Methodology for scientific evaluation of palliative surgeryLaurence E McCahill
Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Vermont UHC Campus, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05495, USA
Surg Oncol Clin N Am 13:413-27, vii. 2004..This article delineates a scientific method of evaluating and measuring surgical palliation and shares techniques and pitfalls of assessment gained from prior experience...
- A prospective evaluation of palliative outcomes for surgery of advanced malignanciesLaurence E McCahill
Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 10:654-63. 2003..We prospectively evaluated the effectiveness of major surgery in treating symptoms of advanced malignancies...
- Surgical resection of primary tumors in patients who present with stage IV colorectal cancer: an analysis of surveillance, epidemiology, and end results data, 1988 to 2000Alan D Cook
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgerical Oncology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Given Building, E-309, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 12:637-45. 2005..The degree to which case selection explains the treatment and survival differences observed is not known. Further investigation of the role of surgery in the management of incurable stage IV colorectal cancer is warranted...
- Palliation as a core surgical principle: part 1Laurence E McCahill
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
J Am Coll Surg 199:149-60. 2004
- Getting to better cancer care: results of a society of surgical oncology surveySandra L Wong
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 5932, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 15:2363-71. 2008..A survey of its members was conducted to determine which domains of "outcomes" are important and relevant to surgical oncologists...
- When the sun can set on an unoperated bowel obstruction: management of malignant bowel obstructionRobert S Krouse
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson 85723, USA
J Am Coll Surg 195:117-28. 2002
- Decision making in palliative surgeryLaurence E McCahill
J Am Coll Surg 195:411-22; discussion 422-3. 2002..Validation of these variables as meaningful will require future studies focusing on patient outcomes...
- Online exclusive: patient and surgeon decision making regarding surgery for advanced cancerBetty R Ferrell
Department of Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 30:E106-14. 2003..To describe a program of research related to outcomes of palliative surgery and focus on one phase of this research involving decision making by patients and surgeons considering surgery for advanced disease...
- Concerns of family caregivers of patients with cancer facing palliative surgery for advanced malignanciesTami Borneman
Department of Palliative Care, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 30:997-1005. 2003..To describe the concerns of family caregivers of patients undergoing palliative surgeries for advanced malignancies...
- Indications and use of palliative surgery-results of Society of Surgical Oncology surveyLaurence E McCahill
Department of General Oncologic Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California 91010, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 9:104-12. 2002..Despite increasing attention to end-of-life care in oncology, palliative surgery (PS) remains poorly defined. A survey to test the definition, assess the extent of use, and evaluate attitudes and goals of surgeons regarding PS was devised...
- Full-thickness chest wall resection for recurrent breast carcinoma: an institutional review and meta-analysisColette R J Pameijer
Department of General Oncologic Surgery, The City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California 91010, USA
Am Surg 71:711-5. 2005..Full-thickness chest wall resection for patients with isolated local recurrence of breast cancer can provide long-term palliation and even cure in some patients...