S S Raab

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Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of Lean method implementation in the histopathology section of an anatomical pathology laboratory
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Clin Pathol 61:1193-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Measuring quality in anatomic pathology
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Clin Lab Med 28:245-59, vi. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint National practice characteristics and utilization of pathologists' assistants
    D M Grzybicki
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 125:905-12. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Fine-needle aspiration for the diagnosis of primary epithelial tumors of the lacrimal gland and ocular adnexa
    C D Sturgis
    Department of Pathology, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4772, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 24:86-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical perception of disease probability associated with Bethesda System diagnoses
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 115:681-8. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint The utility of histological examination of tissue removed during elective joint replacement. A preliminary assessment
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242 1009, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 80:331-5. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Pathologists' assistants practice: a measurement of performance
    C O Galvis
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 116:816-22. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Interobserver and intraobserver variability in the cytologic diagnosis of normal and abnormal metaplastic squamous cells in pap smears
    D K Gupta
    Department of Pathology, Shadyside Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Acta Cytol 45:697-703. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Microtubule-associated protein-2: a new sensitive and specific marker for pulmonary carcinoid tumor and small cell carcinoma
    Y Liu
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    Mod Pathol 14:880-5. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Can glandular lesions be diagnosed in pap smear cytology?
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212 4772, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 23:127-33. 2000

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of Lean method implementation in the histopathology section of an anatomical pathology laboratory
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Clin Pathol 61:1193-9. 2008
    ..The effectiveness of large-scale quality improvement initiatives has been evaluated rarely...
  2. doi request reprint Measuring quality in anatomic pathology
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Clin Lab Med 28:245-59, vi. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint National practice characteristics and utilization of pathologists' assistants
    D M Grzybicki
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 125:905-12. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this national survey provides the first description of pathologists' assistants across the United States. These data provide a useful tool for tracking changes in the profession...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fine-needle aspiration for the diagnosis of primary epithelial tumors of the lacrimal gland and ocular adnexa
    C D Sturgis
    Department of Pathology, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 4772, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 24:86-9. 2001
    ..Our experience indicates that FNA is a reliable and effective tool in the diagnosis and management of primary lacrimal and ocular adnexal tumors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical perception of disease probability associated with Bethesda System diagnoses
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 115:681-8. 2001
    ..OGYNs generally were more accurate in probability estimates than PCPs. Methods to convey more accurately these diagnostic disease probabilities should be examined...
  6. ncbi request reprint The utility of histological examination of tissue removed during elective joint replacement. A preliminary assessment
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242 1009, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 80:331-5. 1998
    ..24. Although there would be considerable cost-savings on a population basis if histological examination were not performed, this savings must be weighed against the effect of a misdiagnosis on the management of a particular patient...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pathologists' assistants practice: a measurement of performance
    C O Galvis
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 116:816-22. 2001
    ..These results provide the first information available relating to pathologists' assistants' performance in surgical pathology...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interobserver and intraobserver variability in the cytologic diagnosis of normal and abnormal metaplastic squamous cells in pap smears
    D K Gupta
    Department of Pathology, Shadyside Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Acta Cytol 45:697-703. 2001
    ..Interobserver variability has not been measured adequately for metaplastic squamous lesions. We analyzed interobserver and intraobserver variability and diagnostic accuracy in the diagnosis of dysplastic metaplastic cells...
  9. ncbi request reprint Microtubule-associated protein-2: a new sensitive and specific marker for pulmonary carcinoid tumor and small cell carcinoma
    Y Liu
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    Mod Pathol 14:880-5. 2001
    ..We recommend that MAP-2 be added to immunohistochemical panels to separate non-neuroendocrine from neuroendocrine lung tumors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Can glandular lesions be diagnosed in pap smear cytology?
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212 4772, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 23:127-33. 2000
    ..Other categories of AGUS, such as AGUS favor endometrial origin, are more appropriately named and encompass endometrial lesions which are either neoplastic or non-neoplastic...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of cervical disease history on outcomes of women who have a pap diagnosis of atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 74:460-4. 1999
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  12. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of routine histologic examination
    S S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 110:391-6. 1998
    ..Before definitive policy conclusions can be made, additional studies are needed to better define the trade-off between cost and the value of information and the incidence of detecting clinically significant disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Patient safety in anatomic pathology: measuring discrepancy frequencies and causes
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:459-66. 2005
    ..Anatomic pathology discrepancy frequencies have not been rigorously studied...
  14. ncbi request reprint Variability of practice in anatomic pathology and its effect on patient outcomes
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 22:177-85. 2005
    ..quot; Few of those analyses have addressed the impact of diagnostic disagreement on patient care; in addition, proposed and effective methods to reduce interpretative variability have only rarely been included...
  15. ncbi request reprint Improving patient safety through quality assurance
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:633-7. 2006
    ..Anatomic pathology laboratories use several quality assurance tools to detect errors and to improve patient safety...
  16. ncbi request reprint Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0998, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1106-13. 2006
    ..Misidentified laboratory specimens may cause patient injury, but their frequency in general laboratory practice is unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of Toyota process redesign in reducing thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration error
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 126:585-92. 2006
    ..001). Toyota process change led to significantly fewer diagnostic errors for patients who underwent thyroid fine-needle aspiration...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of a new method in reaching consensus on the cause of cytologic-histologic correlation discrepancy
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 126:836-42. 2006
    ..Most discrepancies resulted from pathologists diagnosing noninterpretable samples. Pathologists who used the No-Blame Box showed significant agreement in the adjudication of discrepancy cause...
  19. ncbi request reprint Patient identification error among prostate needle core biopsy specimens--are we ready for a DNA time-out?
    Eric J Suba
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, South San Francisco, California 94080, USA
    J Urol 178:1245-8. 2007
    ..We assessed strategies for decreasing the occurrence of these uncommon and yet potentially catastrophic events...
  20. doi request reprint The effect of continuous monitoring of cytologic-histologic correlation data on cervical cancer screening performance
    Stephen S Raab
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, 5150 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:16-22. 2008
    ..The use of Papanicolaou (Pap) test cytologic-histologic correlation in quality improvement activities is not well studied...
  21. ncbi request reprint Anatomic pathology and patient safety: it's not an error: it's a diagnostic misadventure!
    Dana Marie Grzybicki
    Am J Clin Pathol 129:167-8; author reply 169. 2008
  22. ncbi request reprint Double slide viewing as a cytology quality improvement initiative
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, and Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:526-33. 2006
    ..We conclude that double viewing detects errors in up to 1 of every 37 cases and that biases in the double-viewing process limit error detection...
  23. ncbi request reprint Discrepancy analysis, communication, and feedback for cytotechnologist quality improvement of nongynecologic cytopathology
    Peggy Whigham
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 34:265-9. 2006
    ..We believe our process is a fundamental step in improving CT performance in Nongynecologic cytopathology and keeps the CT informed of complexities of nongynecologic cytopathology...
  24. ncbi request reprint Papanicolaou tests diagnosed as atypical by a cytotechnologist and downgraded to benign by a pathologist: a measure of laboratory quality
    Jennifer L Condel
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 117:534-40. 2002
    ..9%) was similar to that for a downgraded ASCUS (11.0%) or AGUS (7.3%). The parameters of downgraded ASCU and AGUS Pap test interpretations are good quality indicators of individual performance and overall laboratory quality...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the adoption of new cytology technologies
    Stephen S Raab
    Diagn Cytopathol 30:105-6. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Pathology and patient safety: the critical role of pathology informatics in error reduction and quality initiatives
    Michael J Becich
    Center for Pathology Informatics, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, 5150 Centre Avenue, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Clin Lab Med 24:913-43, vi. 2004
    ..They aim to highlight the areas where pathology informatics in all of its flavors (production systems provided by vendors as well as research and development efforts) can play a role in promoting patient safety...
  27. ncbi request reprint Variability in cytologic-histologic correlation practices and implications for patient safety
    Colleen M Vrbin
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:893-8. 2005
    ..The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 require that laboratories perform cytologic-histologic correlation, although the optimal methods and the value of performing correlation have not been determined...
  28. ncbi request reprint Database construction for improving patient safety by examining pathology errors
    Dana Marie Grzybicki
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 124:500-9. 2005
    ..Development of these electronic data abstraction capabilities is critical for efforts to improve patient safety through the examination of pathology diagnostic errors...
  29. ncbi request reprint Error detection in anatomic pathology
    Richard J Zarbo
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:1237-45. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical impact and frequency of anatomic pathology errors in cancer diagnoses
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Cancer 104:2205-13. 2005
    ..To the authors' knowledge, the frequency and clinical impact of errors in the anatomic pathology diagnosis of cancer have been poorly characterized to date...
  31. ncbi request reprint Improving Papanicolaou test quality and reducing medical errors by using Toyota production system methods
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:57-64. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine whether the Toyota production system process improves Papanicolaou test quality and patient safety...
  32. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of cytology diagnosis: root cause analysis for errors in bronchial washing and brushing specimens
    Laurentia Nodit
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 124:883-92. 2005
    ..Sampling issues had a major role in the misdiagnosis in 31 cases (97%), and recommendations for error reduction include immediate interpretation and the use of transmucosal fine-needle aspiration...
  33. ncbi request reprint The value of monitoring frozen section-permanent section correlation data over time
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:337-42. 2006
    ..The effectiveness of the long-term monitoring of errors detected by frozen section-permanent section correlation is unknown...
  34. doi request reprint Amended reports: development and validation of a taxonomy of defects
    Frederick A Meier
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 130:238-46. 2008
    ..Conference review revealed 40% to 80% of misinterpretations. This taxonomy produced excellent reproducibility and good agreement across institutions...