Vic Velanovich

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Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Management of Barrett's Esophagus
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Am Surg 78:1193-200. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Accumulating deficits model of frailty and postoperative mortality and morbidity: its application to a national database
    Vic Velanovich
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Surg Res 183:104-10. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A single, global patient-centered measure from the SF-36 instrument to assess surgical outcomes and quality of life: a pilot study
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, One Tampa General Circle, Tampa General Hospital, F145, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    World J Surg 36:2045-50. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The association of quality-of-life measures with malignancy and survival in patients with pancreatic pathology
    Vic Velanovich
    University of South Florida, One Tampa General Circle, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Pancreas 40:1063-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Simplified frailty index to predict adverse outcomes and mortality in vascular surgery patients
    Joseph Karam
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 27:904-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Are the frail destined to fail? Frailty index as predictor of surgical morbidity and mortality in the elderly
    Joseph S Farhat
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1526-30; discussion 1530-1. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Barrett's esophagus after resection of the gastroesophageal junction: effects of concomitant fundoplication
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    World J Surg 35:1867-72. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Limitations of patient-associated co-morbidity model in predicting postoperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic operations
    Rupen Shah
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:986-92. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Defining optimum treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma using regret-based decision curve analysis
    Jonathan M Hernandez
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Center for Evidence Based Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Evidence Based Medicine, Tampa, FL Department of Hematology and Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
    Ann Surg 259:1208-14. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Frailty as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in inpatient head and neck surgery
    Peter Adams
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:783-9. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Management of Barrett's Esophagus
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Am Surg 78:1193-200. 2012
    ..Resection should be reserved for patients with persistent high-grade dysplasia despite multiple attempts at endoscopic ablation or resection or for patients with evidence of carcinoma...
  2. doi request reprint Accumulating deficits model of frailty and postoperative mortality and morbidity: its application to a national database
    Vic Velanovich
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Surg Res 183:104-10. 2013
    ..One model of frailty is the "accumulating deficits" concept. We hypothesized that this model can be applied to a national database to predict postoperative mortality and morbidity...
  3. doi request reprint A single, global patient-centered measure from the SF-36 instrument to assess surgical outcomes and quality of life: a pilot study
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, One Tampa General Circle, Tampa General Hospital, F145, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    World J Surg 36:2045-50. 2012
    ..Although these instruments are valuable, the process is hampered because of their number and lack of interchangeability...
  4. doi request reprint The association of quality-of-life measures with malignancy and survival in patients with pancreatic pathology
    Vic Velanovich
    University of South Florida, One Tampa General Circle, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Pancreas 40:1063-9. 2011
    ..This study assessed whether pretreatment quality-of-life (QoL) scores could predict the presence of pancreatic malignancy and survival...
  5. doi request reprint Simplified frailty index to predict adverse outcomes and mortality in vascular surgery patients
    Joseph Karam
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 27:904-8. 2013
    ..Frailty has been established as an important predictor of health-care outcomes. We hypothesized that the use of a modified frailty index would be a predictor of mortality and adverse occurrences in vascular surgery patients...
  6. doi request reprint Are the frail destined to fail? Frailty index as predictor of surgical morbidity and mortality in the elderly
    Joseph S Farhat
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1526-30; discussion 1530-1. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that use of a modification of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging Frailty Index would be a predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients older than 60 years undergoing emergency general surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Barrett's esophagus after resection of the gastroesophageal junction: effects of concomitant fundoplication
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    World J Surg 35:1867-72. 2011
    ..The present study was based on the hypothesis that patients who undergo a fundoplication with the resection would have a lower incidence of the development of postoperative Barrett's metaplasia...
  8. doi request reprint Limitations of patient-associated co-morbidity model in predicting postoperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic operations
    Rupen Shah
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:986-92. 2012
    ..However, operations which may have a high distribution of technically-related complications, such as pancreatic operations, may not be adequately assessed using such predictive models...
  9. ncbi request reprint Defining optimum treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma using regret-based decision curve analysis
    Jonathan M Hernandez
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Center for Evidence Based Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Evidence Based Medicine, Tampa, FL Department of Hematology and Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
    Ann Surg 259:1208-14. 2014
    ..To use regret decision theory methodology to assess three treatment strategies in pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
  10. doi request reprint Frailty as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in inpatient head and neck surgery
    Peter Adams
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:783-9. 2013
    ..Frailty has been identified as a predictor of surgical complications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors for recurrence rates and patterns of long-term follow-up
    Laila Samiian
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am Surg 70:187-91; discussion 191-2. 2004
    ..Therefore, we recommend systematic follow-up after surgical resection of a malignant GIST to include physical examination and CT scan at 6-month intervals for up to 2 years after surgery with repeat CT scan at 3 years...
  12. doi request reprint Management of preoperatively suspected choledocholithiasis: a decision analysis
    Bilal Kharbutli
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1973-80. 2008
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to determine the optimal management of such patients...
  13. doi request reprint Predicting surgical risk: exclusion of laboratory data set maintains predictive accuracy
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:352-6. 2013
    ..This study shows that models developed to predict surgical outcomes can achieve similar predictive accuracy without laboratory data. ..
  14. doi request reprint A modified frailty index to assess morbidity and mortality after lobectomy
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Surg Res 183:40-6. 2013
    ..Frailty has yet to be explored as a risk factor for thoracic surgery. We hypothesized that our modified frailty index (mFI) may be a predictor of morbidity and mortality following lobectomy...
  15. doi request reprint Predictors of critical care-related complications in colectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: exploring frailty and aggressive laparoscopic approaches
    Nadia M Obeid
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:878-83. 2012
    ..Complications requiring critical care support are common in this group. We hypothesized that as frailty increases, the risk of Clavien class IV and V complications will increase in colectomy patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint The differential effects of intermediate complications with postoperative mortality
    Jamil Borgi
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am Surg 79:261-6. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that care providers should focus efforts at prevention and rescue of cardiac, respiratory, and VTE complications...
  17. doi request reprint Effects of Nissen fundoplication on endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus
    Kathleen O'Connell
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:830-4. 2011
    ..However, it is unclear whether use of proton pump inhibitors or antireflux operations are more effective to accomplish this goal...
  18. ncbi request reprint A randomized prospective multicenter trial of pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without routine intraperitoneal drainage
    George van Buren
    Baylor College of Medicine, The Elkins Pancreas Center, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, and The Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, Houston, TX Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Department of Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Department of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA Department of Surgery, Baptist Memorial Hospital The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN Department of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    Ann Surg 259:605-12. 2014
    ..To test by randomized prospective multicenter trial the hypothesis that pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) without the use of intraperitoneal drainage does not increase the frequency or severity of complications...
  19. ncbi request reprint The split-stomach fundoplication after esophagogastrectomy
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:178-83, discussion184-5. 2006
    ..14 for the no wrap group (P = 0.03). The addition of the split-stomach fundoplication to esophagogastrectomy may decrease the incidence of anastomotic leak and postoperative refluxlike symptoms...
  20. doi request reprint The choice of primary repair or mesh repair for paraesophageal hernia: a decision analysis based on utility scores
    Nadia M Obeid
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Ann Surg 257:655-64. 2013
    ..Decision analysis is a method to account for the important aspects of a clinical decision. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the addition of mesh would be superior in PEH repair...
  21. ncbi request reprint Using quality-of-life measurements to predict patient satisfaction outcomes for antireflux surgery
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich, USA
    Arch Surg 139:621-5; discussion 626. 2004
    ..Preoperative quality-of-life measurement can predict which patients will be satisfied with surgical fundoplication in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
  22. doi request reprint Transoral incisionless fundoplication does not significantly increase morbidity of subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Kyle A Perry
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 23:456-8. 2013
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  23. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic pancreatic cysts: a decision analysis approach to observation versus resection
    Timothy Liao
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Pancreas 35:243-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine threshold values to choose resection over observation for a patient with an asymptomatic pancreatic cyst...
  24. doi request reprint Implementation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: critical steps to success for surgeons and hospitals
    Vic Velanovich
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:474-9. 2009
    ..The NSQIP was instituted at a large tertiary hospital in 2005, identifying through experience 12 critical steps to help surgeons and hospitals implement the NSQIP...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of depression on the survival of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Shahin Sheibani-Rad
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Pancreas 32:58-61. 2006
    ..In other malignancies, depression has been shown to adversely affect survival. The purpose of this study was to assess whether survival after resection for pancreatic cancer is shortened by the pretreatment presence of depression...
  26. pmc Symptomatic change and gastrointestinal quality of life after pancreatectomy
    Lewis Rashid
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:9-13. 2012
    ..Pancreatectomy affects gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Our purpose was to assess the quality of life of pancreatectomy patients in relation to GI function...
  27. ncbi request reprint Relationship of postoperative complications from preoperative biliary stents after pancreaticoduodenectomy. A new cohort analysis and meta-analysis of modern studies
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    JOP 10:24-9. 2009
    ..The importance of this issue rests on whether these postoperative complications are detrimental enough to not recommend preoperative chemoradiation in the treatment of pancreatic cancer...
  28. doi request reprint Preoperative frailty and quality of life as predictors of postoperative complications
    Adrienne Saxton
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Ann Surg 253:1223-9. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that preoperative functional measures of patients' health status can predict postoperative complications...
  29. ncbi request reprint The relative influence of surgical disease and co-morbidities on patient responses to a generic health-related quality-of-life instrument
    Emily France
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2 Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am Surg 75:1084-90. 2009
    ..Importantly, as the number of comorbidities increased, the scores of the SF-36 decreased, implying that the effect of the surgical disease would be greater in patients with fewer comorbidities...
  30. pmc Comparison of antireflux surgery among ethnicity
    Benjamin Haithcock
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:535-41. 2004
    ..When they do, they appear to have higher conversion and complication rates. Nevertheless, satisfaction with surgery is similar to caucasians...
  31. doi request reprint Accelerating the pace of surgical quality improvement: the power of hospital collaboration
    Darrell A Campbell
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 0331, USA
    Arch Surg 145:985-91. 2010
    ..A regional collaborative approach is an efficient platform for surgical quality improvement...
  32. doi request reprint Laparoscopic colectomy significantly decreases length of stay compared with open operation
    Amalia J Stefanou
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Clara Ford Pavillion Office 433, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:144-8. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) dataset and acuity adjustment methods would demonstrate an independent improvement in length of stay for laparoscopic colectomy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Case-control comparison of laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:95-8. 2006
    ..03). Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy/splenectomy does lead to shorter hospital stay and faster return to normal activity. Pancreatic leak rate and overall complication rate appear similar...
  34. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus: initial results and lessons learned
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 2689, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2175-80. 2009
    ..This study reports the experience of a single surgeon using an endoscopic endoluminal device that delivers radiofrequency energy (the BARRx device) to ablate Barrett's esophagus...
  35. ncbi request reprint Medication usage and additional esophageal procedures after antireflux surgery
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:161-4. 2003
    ..In addition, most postoperative ARS patients placed on medications do not respond, and therefore require an objective evaluation for their symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and performance status in patients with pancreatic and periampullary tumors
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Int J Clin Oncol 16:401-7. 2011
    ..To determine if pretreatment quality of life is associated with performance status in patients with pancreatic and periampullary tumors...
  37. ncbi request reprint Correlation of patient-derived utility values and quality of life after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer
    Stephen J Warnick
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:906-11. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if UV and quality of life are correlated after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to assess quality of life after pancreaticoduodenectomy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and resolution of anemia with paraesophageal hernia repair
    Chady Haurani
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:1817-20. 2012
    ..We examined the prevalence of anemia in patients with paraesophageal hernias and frequency of anemia resolution with hernia repair...
  39. ncbi request reprint Pyloroplasty with fundoplication in the treatment of combined gastroesophageal reflux disease and bloating
    Suhair Masqusi
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    World J Surg 31:332-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether a pyloroplasty with a fundoplication will improve bloating symptoms in these patients...
  40. doi request reprint Relationship between hospital volume, system clinical resources, and mortality in pancreatic resection
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:520-7. 2009
    ..We studied whether associations exist between hospital volume and hospital clinical resources and between both of these factors to mortality to help explain this relationship...
  41. doi request reprint Quality of life and symptomatic response to gastric neurostimulation for gastroparesis
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, K and Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1656-62; discussion 1662-3. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to report symptomatic and quality-of-life response to gastric neurostimulation...
  42. doi request reprint Endoscopic, endoluminal fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease: initial experience and lessons learned
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surgery 148:646-51; discussion 651-3. 2010
    ..A new device, the Esophyx (Endogastric Solutions, Redmond, WA), provides the closest approximation experimentally to a standard Belsy fundoplication. This report describes an initial experience with this device...
  43. ncbi request reprint Behavior and analysis of 36-item Short-Form Health Survey data for surgical quality-of-life research
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Mailstop K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Arch Surg 142:473-7; discussion 478. 2007
    ..Data from the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) do not follow a normal distribution and should not be analyzed using parametric techniques. A novel type of analysis, top-box analysis, may add to the interpretation of these data...
  44. pmc A statewide assessment of surgical site infection following colectomy: the role of oral antibiotics
    Michael J Englesbe
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5331, USA
    Ann Surg 252:514-9; discussion 519-20. 2010
    ..To determine the utility of adding oral nonabsorbable antibiotics to the bowel prep prior to elective colon surgery...
  45. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic pain syndromes and psychoemotional disorders on symptomatic and quality-of-life outcomes of antireflux surgery
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202 2689, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:53-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, PED/CPS patients are generally dissatisfied with antireflux surgery. Although some patients do benefit from surgery, careful patient selection is required...
  46. doi request reprint The natural language of the surgeon's clinical note in outcomes assessment: a qualitative analysis of the medical record
    J Michael Miller
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Surg 199:817-22. 2010
    ..The hypothesis of this study is that these notes are inadequate to assess patient-centered outcomes and determine surgeons' core competencies...
  47. ncbi request reprint Using quality-of-life measurements in clinical practice
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202 2689, USA
    Surgery 141:127-33. 2007
  48. ncbi request reprint Surgery in heart and lung transplant patients
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202 2689, USA
    Am J Surg 187:501-4. 2004
    ..After transplant, these patients may need surgery for common diseases and for problems caused by immunosuppression. The purpose of this study was to determine surgical outcomes heart and lung transplant patients after transplantation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication after failed endoscopic gastroplication
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202 2689, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 12:305-8. 2002
    ..Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is feasible after failed endoscopic gastroplication. Symptomatic improvement is similar to that with the de novo operation. However, in some patients, dysphagia may persist longer...
  50. ncbi request reprint Relationship of gastroesophageal reflux disease with adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and cardia
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich 48202 2689, USA
    Dig Surg 19:349-53. 2002
    ..In order to further define this risk, we studied the relationship of GERD in patients with or without gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas...
  51. doi request reprint Innovative use of quality-of-life data: correlating physiologic parameters with patient-centered symptoms-- the example of anemia on the vitality of surgical oncology patients
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Surg Innov 15:47-51. 2008
    ..An example of a cause of fatigue, lassitude, and lack of vitality is anemia. This study explores whether a generic quality-of-life instrument's measure of vitality is correlated with anemia...