operative surgical procedures

Summary

Summary: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Nutrition and the surgical patient: triumphs and challenges
    S D Heys
    Department of Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Surgeon 3:139-44. 2005
  2. ncbi ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guideline
    Lee A Fleisher
    Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology
    Circulation 116:e418-99. 2007
  3. ncbi Preoperative pulmonary risk stratification for noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of Physicians
    Gerald W Smetana
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:581-95. 2006
  4. ncbi Is volume related to outcome in health care? A systematic review and methodologic critique of the literature
    Ethan A Halm
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy, Box 1077, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:511-20. 2002
  5. ncbi Strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications after noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of Physicians
    Valerie A Lawrence
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System and Medicine General Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229 3900, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:596-608. 2006
  6. ncbi An estimation of the global volume of surgery: a modelling strategy based on available data
    Thomas G Weiser
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 372:139-44. 2008
  7. ncbi Surgeon volume and operative mortality in the United States
    John D Birkmeyer
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:2117-27. 2003
  8. pmc Does it matter what a hospital is "high volume" for? Specificity of hospital volume-outcome associations for surgical procedures: analysis of administrative data
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 9EN 236A, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    BMJ 328:737-40. 2004
  9. pmc Evaluation of two methods of determining the efficacies of two alcohol-based hand rubs for surgical hand antisepsis
    Gunter Kampf
    Bode Chemie GmbH and Co, Scientific Affairs, Melanchthonstrasse 27, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3856-61. 2006
  10. ncbi beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: clinical applications
    Andrew D Auerbach
    Department of Medicine, Box 0120, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0120, USA
    JAMA 287:1445-7. 2002

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Publications192 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Nutrition and the surgical patient: triumphs and challenges
    S D Heys
    Department of Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Surgeon 3:139-44. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guideline
    Lee A Fleisher
    Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology
    Circulation 116:e418-99. 2007
  3. ncbi Preoperative pulmonary risk stratification for noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of Physicians
    Gerald W Smetana
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:581-95. 2006
    ..The importance of clinical risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications and the value of preoperative testing to stratify risk are the subject of debate...
  4. ncbi Is volume related to outcome in health care? A systematic review and methodologic critique of the literature
    Ethan A Halm
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Policy, Box 1077, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:511-20. 2002
    ..To systematically review the methodologic rigor of the research on volume and outcomes and to summarize the magnitude and significance of the association between them...
  5. ncbi Strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications after noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of Physicians
    Valerie A Lawrence
    South Texas Veterans Health Care System and Medicine General Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229 3900, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:596-608. 2006
    ..However, there has been much less research and no previous systematic reviews of the evidence of interventions to prevent pulmonary complications...
  6. ncbi An estimation of the global volume of surgery: a modelling strategy based on available data
    Thomas G Weiser
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 372:139-44. 2008
    ..We estimated the number of major operations undertaken worldwide, described their distribution, and assessed the importance of surgical care in global public-health policy...
  7. ncbi Surgeon volume and operative mortality in the United States
    John D Birkmeyer
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:2117-27. 2003
    ..Although the relation between hospital volume and surgical mortality is well established, for most procedures, the relative importance of the experience of the operating surgeon is uncertain...
  8. pmc Does it matter what a hospital is "high volume" for? Specificity of hospital volume-outcome associations for surgical procedures: analysis of administrative data
    David R Urbach
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth Street, 9EN 236A, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
    BMJ 328:737-40. 2004
    ..To determine whether the improved outcome of a surgical procedure in high volume hospitals is specific to the volume of the same procedure...
  9. pmc Evaluation of two methods of determining the efficacies of two alcohol-based hand rubs for surgical hand antisepsis
    Gunter Kampf
    Bode Chemie GmbH and Co, Scientific Affairs, Melanchthonstrasse 27, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3856-61. 2006
    ..That is why we conclude that, despite our results, meeting the efficacy requirements of one test method does not allow the claim that the requirements of the other test method are also met...
  10. ncbi beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: clinical applications
    Andrew D Auerbach
    Department of Medicine, Box 0120, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0120, USA
    JAMA 287:1445-7. 2002
    ..Even though fine points of their use remain to be elucidated, perioperative beta-blocker use is important and can be easily applied in practice by any physician involved with the care of patients perioperatively...
  11. ncbi Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and mortality after major noncardiac surgery
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass 01199, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:349-61. 2005
    ..We assessed the use of perioperative beta-blockers and their association with in-hospital mortality in routine clinical practice...
  12. ncbi Hospital volume and operative mortality in cancer surgery: a national study
    Emily V A Finlayson
    Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA
    Arch Surg 138:721-5; discussion 726. 2003
    ..Although initiatives to regionalize cancer surgery are already under way, the relative importance of volume in cancer surgery is disputed...
  13. ncbi Potential benefits of the new Leapfrog standards: effect of process and outcomes measures
    John D Birkmeyer
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48104, USA
    Surgery 135:569-75. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the potential benefits of these newly expanded standards...
  14. ncbi Variability in surgical caseload and access to intensive care services
    Michael L McManus
    Department of Anesthesia and the Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Anesthesiology 98:1491-6. 2003
    ..Intensive care units may frequently present bottlenecks to patient flow, and saturation of these services limits a hospital's responsiveness to new emergencies...
  15. pmc Early goal-directed therapy after major surgery reduces complications and duration of hospital stay. A randomised, controlled trial [ISRCTN38797445]
    Rupert Pearse
    Adult Intensive Care Unit, St George s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
    Crit Care 9:R687-93. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of post-operative GDT on the incidence of complications and duration of hospital stay in patients undergoing general surgery...
  16. ncbi Is surgery a risk factor for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? Outcome variation by control choice and exposure assessments
    Jed A Barash
    Department of Medicine, Hospital of St Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:212-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether methodological differences explain divergent results in case-control studies examining surgery as a risk factor for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)...
  17. ncbi Effect of postoperative analgesia on major postoperative complications: a systematic update of the evidence
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 104:689-702. 2007
    ..Few individual clinical trials have had sufficient subject numbers to definitively determine the effects of postoperative analgesia on major outcomes...
  18. ncbi Aortic stenosis: an underestimated risk factor for perioperative complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
    Miklos D Kertai
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med 116:8-13. 2004
    ..To determine the incidence of perioperative events in patients with aortic stenosis undergoing noncardiac surgery...
  19. ncbi Need for paediatric surgery care in an urban area of The Gambia
    Stephen W Bickler
    Department of Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Banjul, The Gambia
    Trop Doct 33:91-4. 2003
    ..4% by age 15 years. Our data suggest surgical diseases commonly affect children living in Banjul. Surgical care should be an essential component of child health programmes in developing countries...
  20. pmc Surveillance and prevention of major perioperative ischemic cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a review
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 173:779-88. 2005
    ..The best evidence does not support a management strategy of preoperative coronary revascularization before noncardiac surgery...
  21. ncbi Evidence-based surgery
    D T Ubbink
    Department of Surgery, G4 109 2, Academic Medical Centre, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 91:1091-2. 2004
  22. pmc Perioperative cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a review of the magnitude of the problem, the pathophysiology of the events and methods to estimate and communicate risk
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 173:627-34. 2005
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  23. pmc Surgery and global health: a view from beyond the OR
    Paul E Farmer
    Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    World J Surg 32:533-6. 2008
  24. ncbi Goal-directed intraoperative therapy reduces morbidity and length of hospital stay in high-risk surgical patients
    Abele Donati
    Department of Neuroscience, Anesthesia, and Intensive Care Unit, Marche Polytechnique University, Torrette di Ancona, Italy
    Chest 132:1817-24. 2007
    ..The primary aim of this study was to compare the number of patients with postoperative organ failure and length of hospital stay between those randomized to conventional vs a protocolized strategy designed to maintain O2ER < 27%...
  25. pmc Are the recommendations to use perioperative beta-blocker therapy in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery based on reliable evidence?
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 171:245-7. 2004
  26. pmc Rural surgery in British Columbia: is there anybody out there?
    Nancy Humber
    Department of Family Practice Research Division, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Surg 51:179-84. 2008
    ....
  27. ncbi Perioperative management including new pharmacological vistas for patients with pulmonary hypertension for noncardiac surgery
    Charles Fox
    Department of Anesthesiology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 21:467-72. 2008
    ....
  28. ncbi Impact of pulmonary hypertension on the outcomes of noncardiac surgery: predictors of perioperative morbidity and mortality
    Gautam Ramakrishna
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1691-9. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the predictors of short-term morbidity and mortality (< 30 days) after noncardiac surgery in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
  29. ncbi Infection and organ failure in the surgical patient: a tribute to seminal contributions by Hiram C. Polk, Jr, M.D
    William G Cheadle
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Am J Surg 190:173-7. 2005
    ..This article describes surgical infections and organ failure from a historical perspective, with emphasis on Polk's contributions, and describes our current understanding of the pathophysiology of organ dysfunction in surgical patients...
  30. ncbi Cost/DALY averted in a small hospital in Sierra Leone: what is the relative contribution of different services?
    Richard A Gosselin
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    World J Surg 30:505-11. 2006
    ..A cost-effective analysis (CEA) can be a useful tool to guide resource allocation decisions. However, there is a dearth of evidence on the cost/disability-adjusted life year (DALY) averted by health facilities in the developing world...
  31. pmc Risk factors for the development of nosocomial pneumonia and mortality on intensive care units: application of competing risks models
    Martin Wolkewitz
    Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Crit Care 12:R44. 2008
    ..However, the evaluation in most of theses studies disregards the fact that there are additional competing events, such as discharge or death...
  32. ncbi Improved postoperative outcomes associated with preoperative statin therapy
    Katja Hindler
    Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Texas Heart Institute, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Anesthesiology 105:1260-72; quiz 1289-90. 2006
    ..Preoperative statin therapy may reduce postoperative mortality in patients undergoing surgical procedures. However, the statin associated effects on postoperative cardiovascular morbidity are too variable to draw any conclusion...
  33. ncbi Lipid-lowering therapy and in-hospital mortality following major noncardiac surgery
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass 01199, USA
    JAMA 291:2092-9. 2004
    ..Although lipid-lowering medications are considered a key component in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, their potential benefit during the perioperative period is uncertain...
  34. pmc Ethics and evidence based surgery
    G M Stirrat
    University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Med Ethics 30:160-5. 2004
    ..The situation is improving but inevitable tensions remain between the surgeon committed to the individual patient here and now, and the clinical researcher whose focus is the benefit of future patients in the larger community...
  35. ncbi Prospective controlled trial of effect of medical emergency team on postoperative morbidity and mortality rates
    Rinaldo Bellomo
    Department of Intensive Care and Department of Medicine, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Crit Care Med 32:916-21. 2004
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  36. ncbi Trials in surgery
    R Lilford
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Br J Surg 91:6-16. 2004
    ..Trials in surgery pose some special problems. This paper examines these with reference to 10 years of methodological research sponsored by the UK National Health Service Research and Development programme...
  37. ncbi Innovation in surgery: the rules of evidence
    Jonathan L Meakins
    Department of Surgery, McGill University, and Surgical Services, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave, Room S10 34, H3A 1A1, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Surg 183:399-405. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi The Diabetic Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity (DIPOM) trial: rationale and design of a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial of metoprolol for patients with diabetes mellitus who are undergoing major noncardiac surgery
    Anne Benedicte Juul
    Copenhagen Trial Unit, Center for Clinical Intervention Research, H S Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 147:677-83. 2004
    ..Patients with diabetes mellitus are at a high-risk for postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality. They may, therefore, benefit from perioperative beta-blockade...
  39. ncbi Provider volume and outcomes for oncological procedures
    S D Killeen
    Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital and University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
    Br J Surg 92:389-402. 2005
    ..Oncological procedures may have better outcomes if performed by high-volume providers...
  40. ncbi Prevention of cardiac complications of non-cardiac surgery: stenosis and thrombosis
    D E Newby
    Br J Anaesth 92:628-32. 2004
  41. ncbi A meta-analysis of perioperative beta blockade: what is the actual risk reduction?
    Marcia L McGory
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6904, USA
    Surgery 138:171-9. 2005
    ..The objective is to evaluate the effect of perioperative beta blockade in noncardiac surgery for protection against mortality or cardiac events...
  42. ncbi Perspectives of evidence-based surgery
    Moritz N Wente
    Center for Clinical Studies in Surgery, Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Dig Surg 20:263-9. 2003
    ..This article presents the definition of EBM and discusses specific problems involved in the introduction of its principles into the surgical discipline...
  43. ncbi beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: scientific review
    Andrew D Auerbach
    Department of Medicine, Box 0120, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0120, USA
    JAMA 287:1435-44. 2002
    ..Recent studies suggest that perioperatively administered beta-blockers may reduce the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery...
  44. ncbi Perioperative cardiovascular mortality in noncardiac surgery: validation of the Lee cardiac risk index
    Eric Boersma
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med 118:1134-41. 2005
    ..We retrospectively evaluated its ability to predict cardiovascular death in the large cohort of patients who recently underwent noncardiac surgery in our institution...
  45. ncbi Effective risk stratification of surgical and nonsurgical patients for venous thromboembolic disease
    J A Caprini
    Department of Surgery, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Semin Hematol 38:12-9. 2001
    ..More recently, a new risk group, very high risk, has been described. Very-high-risk patients are especially prone to thromboembolic complications and need intensive and in some cases prolonged thromboprophylaxis...
  46. ncbi The inflammatory response to surgery and trauma
    Benjamin A Kohl
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 12:325-32. 2006
    ..Rapid identification of both an abnormal response and its cause will allow clinicians to maximize a patient's healing potential...
  47. ncbi Beta-blockers and statins are individually associated with reduced mortality in patients undergoing noncardiac, nonvascular surgery
    Peter G Noordzij
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Coron Artery Dis 18:67-72. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that beta-blocker and statin use are associated with reduced perioperative mortality...
  48. ncbi Management of perioperative myocardial infarction in noncardiac surgical patients
    Adebola O Adesanya
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390, USA
    Chest 130:584-96. 2006
    ..This article reviews the possible mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment options for MI in the surgical setting. We also suggest algorithms for treatment...
  49. ncbi Aortic stenosis in noncardiac surgery: underappreciated in more ways than one?
    Lee Goldman
    Am J Med 116:60-2. 2004
  50. ncbi Perioperative risk of noncardiac surgery associated with aortic stenosis
    Maliha Zahid
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:436-8. 2005
    ..The impact of the actual severity of AS on outcomes with noncardiac surgery needs further study...
  51. ncbi Preoperative and perioperative care for patients with suspected or established aortic stenosis facing noncardiac surgery
    Michael Christ
    Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Philipps University Marburg, Germany
    Chest 128:2944-53. 2005
    ..At this point, decisions should be made in an interdisciplinary manner, including the opinions/wishes of the patient and the patient's family...
  52. ncbi Myocardial infarction after noncardiac surgery
    N H Badner
    Department of Anesthesia, University Campus London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 88:572-8. 1998
    ..In this study, the authors intensively monitored isoenzyme and electric activity of the heart for the first 7 days after noncardiac surgery in a large group of patients at risk for postoperative myocardial infarction (PMI)...
  53. pmc Influence of applied volume on efficacy of 3-minute surgical reference disinfection method prEN 12791
    Gunter Kampf
    Scientific Affairs, BODE Chemie GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7066-9. 2004
    ..689]; for sustained effect, Pearson's correlation coefficient = 0.059 [P = 0.404]). If the hands were kept wet with the reference alcohol for the total application time, the applied volume could vary, but this did not alter the efficacy...
  54. ncbi A randomized, controlled trial of the use of pulmonary-artery catheters in high-risk surgical patients
    James Dean Sandham
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    N Engl J Med 348:5-14. 2003
    ..Some observational studies suggest that the use of pulmonary-artery catheters to guide therapy is associated with increased mortality...
  55. ncbi Regionalization of care: centralizing complex surgical procedures
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Nat Clin Pract Urol 2:461. 2005
  56. ncbi Goal-directed intraoperative fluid administration reduces length of hospital stay after major surgery
    Tong J Gan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Anesthesiology 97:820-6. 2002
    ..The objective of this prospective, randomized study was to assess the effect of goal-directed intraoperative fluid administration on length of postoperative hospital stay...
  57. ncbi Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and surgery: a case-control study using community controls
    H J T Ward
    National CJD Surveillance Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Neurology 59:543-8. 2002
    ..The cause of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is unknown. Previous studies found a link with a history of surgery but had methodologic problems...
  58. ncbi The POSSUM system of surgical audit
    Graham Paul Copeland
    Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1QG, England
    Arch Surg 137:15-9. 2002
  59. pmc Role of the general practitioner in the delivery of surgical and anesthesia services in rural western Canada
    P M Chiasson
    Dickson Centre, Victoria General Hospital, Halifax NS
    CMAJ 153:1447-52. 1995
    ..CONCLUSION: GPs with limited specialty training continue to play a role in providing surgical and anesthesia services in rural western Canada. This has implications for postgraduate training programs in Canada...
  60. ncbi Classification and surgical treatment of incisional hernia. Results of an experts' meeting
    M Korenkov
    Surgical Clinic, II. Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Ostmerheimer Strasse 200, , Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 386:65-73. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The management of incisional hernia is currently not standardised. In order to answer relevant questions of incisional hernia surgery, an international hernia register should be established...
  61. pmc Effect of epidural anesthesia and analgesia on perioperative outcome: a randomized, controlled Veterans Affairs cooperative study
    W Y Park
    Department of Anesthesia, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    Ann Surg 234:560-9; discussion 569-71. 2001
    ..Epidural anesthesia and epidural analgesia improve the overall outcome and shorten the intubation time and intensive care stay in patients undergoing abdominal aortic operations...
  62. pmc Randomised trials in surgery: problems and possible solutions
    Peter McCulloch
    Academic Unit of Surgery, University of Liverpool, Clinical Sciences Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL
    BMJ 324:1448-51. 2002
  63. ncbi Effect of a 1 min hand wash on the bactericidal efficacy of consecutive surgical hand disinfection with standard alcohols and on skin hydration
    Nils Olaf Hübner
    Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Walther Rathenau Str 49A, 17489 Greifswald, Germany
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:285-91. 2006
    ..In most surgical theatres, a 1 min or even longer hand wash is routine as part of the pre-operative hand disinfection. But its benefit has recently been seen critically...
  64. ncbi Treatment of hypertension in the perioperative patient
    B L Erstad
    College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 34:66-79. 2000
    ..To review studies and drug therapy relating to the treatment of hypertension in perioperative patients...
  65. ncbi Recommendations for surgical hand disinfection -- requirements, implementation and need for research. A proposal by representatives of the SFHH, DGHM and DGKH for a European discussion
    J C Labadie
    French Society for Hospital Hygiene, Bordeaux, France
    J Hosp Infect 51:312-5. 2002
  66. ncbi The usefulness of clinical indexes in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in non cardiac surgery
    G A Caruso
    Operative Unit of Cardiology, Azienda Policlinico, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 54:763-72. 2006
    ..Aim of this study is to test the usefulness of 4 most used clinical indexes for the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in the management of patients who undergo noncardiac surgery...
  67. ncbi Influence of gender on surgical outcomes: does gender really matter?
    Amber A Guth
    Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:440-55. 2005
  68. ncbi Perioperative management of oral anticoagulation
    Martin O'Donnell
    McMaster University and Henderson Research Centre, Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3, Canada
    Clin Geriatr Med 22:199-213, xi. 2006
    ..Preceding this is a brief description of the therapies most commonly used in the perioperative period. The prevention of arterial thromboembolism is considered separately from the prevention of venous thrombosis...
  69. ncbi [Complications of the Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty]
    A Forte
    Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Tecnologie Mediche Applicate
    G Chir 27:368-71. 2006
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  70. ncbi A new open anterior tension-free onlay patch technique for inguinofemoral hernia repair
    Hugo Enrique Reyes-Devesa
    Department of Surgery, Adolfo Ruiz Cortines National Medical Center, Cuauhtemoc S N entre Raz y Guzman y Cerbantes y Padilla, Formando Hogar, Veracruz, Mexico 91897
    Am J Surg 190:118-22. 2005
    ..The high rate of misdiagnosed, coincident, or recurrent femoral hernias while or after mesh herniorrhaphy suggests its systematic search. We introduced a new open anterior tension-free mesh herniorrhaphy with a novel design...
  71. ncbi Perioperative management of special populations: the geriatric patient
    David B Loran
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:1259-66, xi. 2005
    ..Pain control, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, end-of-life issues, and realistic expectations after surgery are paramount issues throughout the perioperative period...
  72. ncbi Coronary artery stenting and non-cardiac surgery--a prospective outcome study
    M N Vicenzi
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Br J Anaesth 96:686-93. 2006
    ..Therefore we undertook a prospective, observational multicentre study with predefined heparin therapy and antiplatelet medication in patients undergoing non-cardiac procedures after coronary artery stenting...
  73. ncbi Long-term outcome of 254 complex incisional hernia repairs using the modified Rives-Stoppa technique
    Corey W Iqbal
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    World J Surg 31:2398-404. 2007
    ..Repair of complex incisional hernias poses a major challenge...
  74. ncbi The potential preventability of postoperative myocardial infarction: underuse of perioperative beta-adrenergic blockade
    Peter K Lindenauer
    Division of Healthcare Quality, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:762-6. 2004
    ..We sought to determine how often postoperative MI might be considered preventable through appropriate use of these medications...
  75. ncbi Intraperitoneal modification of the Rives-Stoppa repair for large incisional hernias
    R F Williams
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 50 Humphreys Center, 30, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    Hernia 12:141-5. 2008
    ..The abdominal muscles are closed over the mesh to protect it from any superficial wound problems that might develop and to restore normal architecture of the abdominal wall...
  76. ncbi Low-molecular-weight heparin as bridging anticoagulation during interruption of warfarin: assessment of a standardized periprocedural anticoagulation regimen
    James D Douketis
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, and Hamilton Health Sciences, General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 164:1319-26. 2004
    ..We investigated the efficacy and safety of a standardized periprocedural anticoagulation regimen with low-molecular-weight heparin...
  77. ncbi Long-term follow-up after Lichtenstein hernioplasty in a general surgical unit
    L Verstraete
    Department of Surgery, St Elisabeth Ziekenhuis, Godveerdegemstr 69, 9620 Zottegem, Belgium
    Hernia 7:185-90. 2003
    ..2 weeks, the time to work resumption 5.4 weeks. The Lichtenstein hernioplasty proved to have a low recurrence rate and immediate morbidity, but the prevalence of chronic pain or discomfort are not to be underestimated...
  78. ncbi [Perioperative care for the older patient]
    E Blommers
    Erasmus MC Centrum, afd Anesthesiologie, H 12 Noord, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:1513-7. 2008
    ..Recent developments focus on multimodal perioperative care of the older patient to shorten hospital stay, using minimal invasive surgery, postoperative anaesthesiology rounds and early geriatric consultation...
  79. ncbi [Partial parotidectomy--alternative method in surgical management of parotid gland Warthin tumours]
    Janusz Wierzgon
    Klinika Chirurgii Onkologicznej Centrum Onkologii im Marii Skłodowskiej Curie w Warszawie Instytut Onkologii Oddział w Gliwicach
    Otolaryngol Pol 61:142-6. 2007
    ..It allows to achieve the same results as classic parotidectomy with lower risk of significant complications. In analyzed group the local recurrence was always combined with multi lesional growth of the tumor...
  80. ncbi Long-term follow-up after surgery for advanced colorectal carcinoma involving the urogenital tract
    Christian G Stief
    Department of Urology, Urologische Klinik, MHH, D 30623 Hannover, Germany
    Eur Urol 41:546-50. 2002
    ..Advanced colorectal carcinomas frequently involve the urogenital tract. In the following we evaluate the long-term survival after radical surgical extirpation and the prognostic significance of involvement of specific urological organs...
  81. ncbi Risk factors for nursing home placement following major nonemergent surgery
    Victor J Legner
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Med 117:82-6. 2004
    ..To determine the association between self-reported exercise tolerance and the risk of unanticipated postoperative nursing home placement in adults undergoing major surgery...
  82. ncbi Effect of clonidine on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after noncardiac surgery
    Arthur W Wallace
    Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:284-93. 2004
    ..Perioperative myocardial ischemia occurs in 20-40% of patients at risk for cardiac morbidity and is associated with a ninefold increase in risk of cardiac morbidity...
  83. ncbi Anterior wrist ganglion
    T W Wright
    Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905
    J Hand Surg Am 19:954-8. 1994
    ..Because of a large number of recurrences after nonoperative treatment, surgical excision is recommended as the primary definitive treatment for anterior wrist ganglions Aspiration and injection may provide palliative relief of symptoms...
  84. ncbi Cardiac troponin I release after hip surgery correlates with poor long-term cardiac outcome
    S Ausset
    hôpital d instruction des armées Percy, Service d Anesthesie Reanimation, Clamart Cedex, France
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 25:158-64. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of perioperative myocardial damage detected by serial measurements of troponin I after hip surgery and its association with late cardiovascular outcome...
  85. ncbi Perioperative myocardial infarction and risk of death with and without preoperative beta blockers
    Michael A Goldfarb
    Department of Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740, USA
    Am Surg 73:1166-8. 2007
    ..Of the 43 patients who did not receive beta blockers, 22 died. There was no statistically significant difference when the patients were analyzed for concomitant bleeding or nonbleeding with regards to survival and beta blockers...
  86. ncbi [Surgery in patients over 100 years of age--5-year experience (1995-2000)]
    V Ginzburg
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheba, Israel
    Harefuah 140:395-7, 454. 2001
    ..Eight of those underwent 11 operations with zero peri-operative mortality and no significant complications. These 11 operations in this elderly population are the basis of our report...
  87. ncbi Postoperative complications in elderly patients and their significance for long-term prognosis
    David A Story
    Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 21:375-9. 2008
    ..To outline perioperative risk factors for postoperative mortality in older patients, the relationship of these factors with long-term mortality, and to examine possible strategies to reduce mortality...
  88. pmc Preoperative antibiotics and mortality in the elderly
    Jeffrey H Silber
    Center for Outcomes Research, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Surg 242:107-14. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether preoperative antibiotics are associated with a reduced risk of death...
  89. ncbi Implementation of the ACC/AHA guidelines for preoperative cardiac risk assessment in a general medicine preoperative clinic: improving efficiency and preserving outcomes
    Yassar Almanaseer
    The Michigan Cardiovascular Research and Reporting Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Cardiology 103:24-9. 2005
    ..We sought to study the impact of guideline implementation for cardiac risk assessment in a general internal medicine preoperative clinic...
  90. ncbi The impact of mild renal dysfunction on postoperative mortality in the surgical intensive care unit
    Mary Margaret Brandt
    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am Surg 73:743-6; discussion 746-7. 2007
    ..Aggressive vigilance in the prevention of any loss of renal function is warranted in the SICU...
  91. ncbi Factors affecting recurrence after incisional hernia repair
    D Vidovic
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Sestre Milosrdnice, Vinogradska 29, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Hernia 10:322-5. 2006
    ..We conclude that it is necessary to become familiar with the risk factors for recurrence of incisional hernia in order to eliminate or decrease their effect on the positive outcome of incisional herniorrhaphy...
  92. ncbi [Emergency surgery in elderly: experience gained in 198 cases over 80]
    G Tugnoli
    Unità Operativa di Chirurgia d Urgenza e del Trauma, Ospedale Maggiore di Bologna
    Ann Ital Chir 75:421-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate our 2-year experience in the emergency surgical treatment of elderly people (aged > or = 80)...
  93. ncbi [Characteristics of perioperative lumbar operation for the elderly]
    Qin Li
    Department of Spine Surgery, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing 100035, China
    Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 40:448-50. 2002
    ..To study the characteristics of senile patients during perioperative lumbar operation and discuss matched surgical method...
  94. ncbi Central nervous system dysfunction after noncardiac surgery and anesthesia in the elderly
    Jeffrey H Silverstein
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10027 6574, USA
    Anesthesiology 106:622-8. 2007
  95. ncbi [Complications of treatment of adult's groin hernia: a report of 100 cases comparative study between Bassini and Mac Vay's technics]
    B Fall
    Clinique Chirurgicale, Hopital Aristide Le Dantec, BP 3002, Dakar, Senegal
    Dakar Med 50:37-40. 2005
    ..As well as our study as in literature, specific complications related to both technics were rare. We could draw the conlusion that there is no significant superiority of one technic in comparison with the other one...
  96. ncbi Long-term pain after inguinal hernia repair in a population-based cohort; risk factors and interference with daily activities
    Maija L Kalliomäki
    Institute of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:214-25. 2008
    ..The possibility of long-term pain as an outcome after hernia operations should be taken into consideration in the decision making prior to operation...
  97. ncbi Preoperative medical consultations: impact on perioperative management and surgical outcome
    Robert I Katz
    Department of Anesthesiology, S U N Y at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    Can J Anaesth 52:697-702. 2005
    ..This study was designed to assess the effect of preoperative medical consults on both perioperative management and surgical outcome...
  98. ncbi Assessment of perioperative transfusion therapy and complications in sickle cell disease patients undergoing surgery
    Zahra M Al-Samak
    College of Medicine and Medical Science, AGU, Bahrain
    Middle East J Anaesthesiol 19:983-95. 2008
    ..Perioperative blood transfusion is usually given to sickle cell disease patients to reduce or prevent perioperative morbidity. Assessment of such a practice was the subject of our study...
  99. ncbi Costs and clinical outcomes associated with low-molecular-weight heparin vs unfractionated heparin for perioperative bridging in patients receiving long-term oral anticoagulant therapy
    Alex C Spyropoulos
    Clinical Thrombosis Center, Lovelace Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Chest 125:1642-50. 2004
    ..v. UH, administered in a hospital setting, or LMWH, administered primarily in the outpatient setting using disease management guidelines...
  100. ncbi Trends in neonatal intestinal obstruction in a developing country, 1996-2005
    S O Ekenze
    Subdepartment of Paediatric Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
    World J Surg 31:2405-9; discussion 2410-1. 2007
    ..This study describes the trends in NIO, including the contributory factors in southeast Nigeria...
  101. pmc Perioperative recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (Filgrastim) treatment prevents immunoinflammatory dysfunction associated with major surgery
    Christian Schneider
    Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Ann Surg 239:75-81. 2004
    ..To examine the effects of perioperative rhG-CSF administration on immune function in patients subjected to major surgery...

Research Grants62

  1. 3 D HOLOGRAPHIC VIDEO RECORDING IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUE
    David Nolte; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  2. Epidemiology of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
    Kristen Kjerulff; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Describe ambulatory operative procedures used as treatment for female pelvic floor disorders in the NSAS, and 3.) Describe office-based visits for female pelvic floor disorders in the NAMCS and the NHAMCS. ..
  3. Improving BMP retention and healing in engineered bone
    ELSA BROCHMANN MURRAY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving the retention time of BMP in SBGSs could reduce medical care costs, reduce healing time, and improve clinical outcomes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. Biosignature of the endometrium in women with endometriosis
    Neil Sidell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  5. Bcl-2, A Key Factor for Dentinogenesis and Tooth Damage Repair
    Wenjian Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It is expected to generate new interventions to preserving the vitality and functions of teeth injured by infections or trauma, and contributing to fabricated teeth via bioengineering. ..
  6. Peptide-coated skin substitutes for the treatment of burn injuries and wounds
    Bruce Lamb; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This cell capture will reduce the costs o processing cells, and the delivery of high numbers of therapeutic cells will provide better and faster healing. ..
  7. MR Guided DBS Implantation for Parkinson's Disease
    Alastair J Martin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed methodology potentially offers costs savings and reduced complication rates and opens the therapy to patient's who might not tolerate present surgical techniques. ..
  8. CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACODYNAMICS IN IMMATURE ANIMALS
    David Driscoll; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..A refined pulsed ultrasonic Doppler flow probe may be appliable to the measurement of cardiac function following cardiovascular operative procedures in young children...
  9. Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Pain in Pancreatic Ca
    Barrie Cassileth; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Otherwise, an additional 19 patients will be accrued. A Phase III trial will be deemed warranted if there are 6 or more responses in total; this is consistent with a 30 percent response rate. ..
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED VIRUS-FREE FIBRIN GLUE
    TREVOR CASTOR; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Protective Mechanisms of CO in Intestinal Inflammation
    Anthony Bauer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..AIM 3: Identify the mechanistic pathways by which CO alters pro- and anti-inflammatory signaling, and identify regional differences. ..
  12. ELECTRONICALLY COLLIMATED SURGICAL PROBE
    EDWARD HAINES; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..for electronic collimation that can be used to locate sources of radioisotope for a variety of intra-operative surgical procedures. The electronic collimation is especially useful when used with the positron emitting ..
  13. CONDITIONAL LENGTH OF STAY: A PEDIATRICS OUTCOME MEASURE
    JEFFREY SILBER; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, (5) policy recommendations and guidelines for the use of CLOS to measure pediatric quality of care will be developed. ..
  14. Structure, Process and Outcomes in Cancer Surgery
    John D Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will then identify the resources and processes of care that account for differences in hospital outcomes, with the ultimate goal of identifying best practices and improving care in all settings. ..
  15. Better Surgical Quality Indicators for the Elderly
    John Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., historical mortality or volume alone). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. Obesity and Surgical Outcomes
    Jeffrey H Silber; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The multi-institutional OBSOS study will examine differences in outcomes and treatments between obese and normal weight patients, and in so doing, should make important contributions to the care of these patients. ..
  17. BENEFITS OF REGIONALIZING SURGERY FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS
    John Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The investigators will then estimate the change in mortality, by assuming that the patient will acquire the average predicted mortality for a similar patient at the larger volume hospital. ..
  18. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If volume increases associated with CON laws do in fact improve patient outcomes, then the general trend towards relaxing CON regulations should be revisited. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. Regionalizing Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The analyses will also serve as case studies to determine the value and feasibility of analyzing a wider range of surgeries using these methods. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Elective Surgery as a Teachable Moment for Smoking Cessation
    David Warner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our overall goal is to develop effective tobacco use interventions for surgical patients; this project will be an important step in this process. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. Reducing CVD risk and health disparities through active living neighborhoods
    DEBORAH MAIN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  22. Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in the Elderly
    Terri Monk; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Given the breadth of my proposed training program, I will be able to interact with and serve as a mentor for anesthesiologists and also the broader corpus of scientists, both clinical and basic, interested in aging and neuroscience. ..
  23. Promoting Self-Care with Telehomecare: Impact on Outcome
    Kathryn Bowles; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Findings will help guide optimal use of telehomecare in promoting self-care in the growing population of chronically ill elders whose conditions are characterized by high morbidity, complex therapies and poor quality and cost outcomes. ..
  24. Developing Quality Indicators to Improve the Care in Elderly Surgery Patients
    Clifford Ko; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Importantly, these aims align well with the National Institute of Aging Geriatric Branch's focus on health issues, multiple morbidity, and disability. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. Evaluating Striatal Function in a Murine HD Model
    Roger Albin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Validation of these methods will provide new and useful behavioral tools for evaluating murine disease models. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. MESA Family Study
    Karol Watson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. Ethical & Methodological Standards for Trials of Invasive Therapeutic Procedures
    Carol M Ashton; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The project will result in substantial and much-needed improvements in the methodological and ethical quality of trials performed to evaluate invasive therapeutic procedures in humans. ..
  28. Allergy Alerts in Computerized Physician Entry
    David Bates; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We believe the results of our work will improve patient safety and the overall quality of pharmacotherapy. We also believe that the results of our study will be applicabe to other healthcare systems ..
  29. Safety of Lumbar Fusion Surgery for Chronic Back Pain
    Sohail Mirza; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The analysis will use appropriate univariate and multivariate techniques to address the study questions. This study will provide data on the relative benefits and risks of lumbar fusion surgery in treating back pain. ..
  30. Intramyocellular Lipid: Effects of Race and Diet
    Jeanine Albu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In this regard these studies may help to identify mechanisms for race-ethnic disparities in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and therefore respond to the NIH PA number 04-074. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. Neurophysiologic Development Responses to Surgery
    DOUGLAS RIRIE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Through this and future studies which come from this data and training, improvement in understanding will hopefully lead to improved pain therapy that is developmentally appropriate. ..
  32. Long-Term Breast Cancer Treatment Effects: Limb Volume Changes
    Jane M Armer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Without further funding, after April 30, 2006, this opportunity for long-term follow-up will be lost. ..
  33. OBESITY IN BLACK WOMEN
    Jeanine Albu; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  34. New Cardiac Surgery Programs: Patients, Outcomes, Access
    FRANCES LUCAS; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..procedures or result in an overall increase in the population-based rates of care, including CABG and total revascularization (either CABG or percutaneous coronary interventions) as additional capacity is brought online? ..
  35. Endothelial progenitor cells and surgical outcomes
    Andrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  36. PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOME IN CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
    Anne Kazak; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  37. Robotically Assisted Mouse Interventions
    Kevin Cleary; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..3. Perform a feasibility study using 10 mice to demonstrate the ability of the robot to biopsy the mouse flank as selected on the MRI images and evaluate the accuracy of the system. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  38. Cervical Cancer Control in Vietnamese Women
    Victoria Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Tissue engineered osteochondral patella resurfacing
    James Cook; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Psychosocial Assessment Tool:Risk Factors for Distress
    Anne Kazak; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..By reliably identifying families with varying levels of risk at diagnosis we may develop subsequent interventions which match their level of need over the course of treatment. ..
  41. Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal Screening
    Eric Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results of this study can guide the enactment of health policies that will increase rates of colorectal cancer screening and thereby reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and its associated morbidity and mortality. ..
  42. MULTI IMAGER COMPATIBLE ROBOT FOR PROSTATE ACCESS
    Dan Stoianovici; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The use of electricity in the imager's room will be eliminated by using optical sensors and pneumatic/hydraulic motors while all control equipment will be located in the control room of the imager. ..
  43. Effect of leukoreduction on infection risk in trauma
    Avery Nathens; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. OR2020 Workshop: Operating Room of the Future
    Kevin Cleary; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The workshop is currently scheduled to be held from April 16-17, 2004, at Turf Valley Conference Center in Ellicot City, Maryland. ..
  45. PERIOPERATIVE PAIN, IMMUNE FUNCTION, AND METASTASIS
    Gayle Page; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  46. A NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH TO PEDIATRIC TRAUMA TRIAGE
    RANDALL BURD; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The classification accuracy of trained networks will be compared with that based on current triage strategies. The long-term goal of this project is to develop and implement a tool for triaging injured children based on neural networks. ..
  47. TRAUMA-RELATED ERYTHROPOIETIC SUPPRESSION
    David Livingston; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding the mechanisms behind post-trauma anemia will allow therapeutic interventions improving endogenous erythropoiesis to be targeted. ..
  48. STRESS, SUPPORT AND SURVIVAL--CHILDREN AT MEDICAL RISK
    Anne Kazak; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  49. Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During Surgery
    DENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Multivariate analysis will be conducted and logistic regression to determine the factors predictive of needlestick/sharp injuries to OR personnel. ..
  50. Functional decline following surgery in older adults
    VICTOR LEGNER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Identified modifiable factors will direct future interventions in older adults at highest risk for functional decline following surgery. ..
  51. ROLE OF HYALURONAN IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
    Scott Strong; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  52. Permeability Changes in Small Bowel Allograft Rejection
    Jonathan Fryer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  53. Statewide Implementation of Electronic Health Records
    David Bates; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Dissemination of the results of this work should speed efforts toward the establishment of a national health information infrastructure. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. PAIN AND THE DEFENSE RESPONSE
    C Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Managing Chronic Illness: Telemonitoring vs Telephone
    Kathryn Bowles; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Findings regarding health outcomes and advantages and disadvantages of the two interventions will guide the design of a larger clinical trial to compare telemonitoring to telephone disease management. ..
  56. CT fluoroscopy guided robotically assisted lung biopsy
    Kevin Cleary; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The system will be validated in phantom and animal studies. The R33 phase will result in a system that is ready for clinical trials. ..
  57. Software Toolkit for Image Guided Surgery
    Kevin Cleary; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Dissemination activities will be undertaken with the aim of fostering the use of the toolkit in research and clinical applications. ..
  58. CHANGING PARENTAL BELIEFS IN PEDIATRICS ONCOLOGY
    Anne Kazak; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If effective, SCCIP-R would provide evidence for the feasibility and importance of providing systemic intervention with families of patients with cancer. ..
  59. Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?
    Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Prospective Nursing Study of Breast Cancer Lymphedema
    Jane Armer; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results identifying more complex relationships between the physiological and psychosocial variables will guide development and testing of nursing interventions to prevent, detect, and manage post-breast cancer treatment lymphedema. ..
  61. Older Adults and Specialty Care Use in Managed Care
    Maureen Smith; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The proposed research will provide valuable information to clinicians, policymakers and researchers interested in the effects of managed care and health care providers (i.e., hospitals) on acutely-ill older patients. ..