Sandra L Wong

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hospital lymph node examination rates and survival after resection for colon cancer
    Sandra L Wong
    MS, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    JAMA 298:2149-54. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Getting to better cancer care: results of a society of surgical oncology survey
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 5932, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2363-71. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of desmoid tumors and fibrosarcoma
    Sandra L Wong
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0932, USA
    J Surg Oncol 97:554-8. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy is accurate and prognostic in head and neck melanoma
    Audrey B Erman
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5312, USA
    Cancer 118:1040-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology joint clinical practice guideline
    Sandra L Wong
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3313-24. 2012
  6. pmc Features predicting sentinel lymph node positivity in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Jennifer L Schwartz
    University of Michigan Health System, 1910 Taubman Center, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0314, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1036-41. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Do micromorphometric features of metastatic deposits within sentinel nodes predict nonsentinel lymph node involvement in melanoma?
    Timothy L Frankel
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2403-11. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Interval sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma
    Kelly M McMasters
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisvill, 529 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 137:543-7; discussion 547-9. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Patterns of early recurrence after sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma
    Celia Chao
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Suite 309, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 184:520-4; discussion 525. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Complications associated with sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma
    William R Wrightson
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:676-80. 2003

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint Hospital lymph node examination rates and survival after resection for colon cancer
    Sandra L Wong
    MS, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    JAMA 298:2149-54. 2007
    ..The National Quality Forum and other organizations recently endorsed a 12-node minimum as a measure of hospital quality...
  2. doi request reprint Getting to better cancer care: results of a society of surgical oncology survey
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 5932, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2363-71. 2008
    ..A survey of its members was conducted to determine which domains of "outcomes" are important and relevant to surgical oncologists...
  3. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of desmoid tumors and fibrosarcoma
    Sandra L Wong
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0932, USA
    J Surg Oncol 97:554-8. 2008
    ..They are distinct entities, but both are locally aggressive processes which are plagued with attendant morbidity and high recurrence rates. Complete surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment...
  4. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy is accurate and prognostic in head and neck melanoma
    Audrey B Erman
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5312, USA
    Cancer 118:1040-7. 2012
    ..Through the largest single-institution series of head and neck melanoma patients, the authors set out to demonstrate that SLNB accuracy and prognostic value in the head and neck region are comparable to other sites...
  5. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology joint clinical practice guideline
    Sandra L Wong
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3313-24. 2012
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  6. pmc Features predicting sentinel lymph node positivity in Merkel cell carcinoma
    Jennifer L Schwartz
    University of Michigan Health System, 1910 Taubman Center, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0314, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1036-41. 2011
    ..Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a relatively rare, potentially aggressive cutaneous malignancy. We examined the clinical and histologic features of primary MCC that may correlate with the probability of a positive sentinel lymph node (SLN)...
  7. doi request reprint Do micromorphometric features of metastatic deposits within sentinel nodes predict nonsentinel lymph node involvement in melanoma?
    Timothy L Frankel
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2403-11. 2008
    ..We examined whether the size and location of the metastases within the SLN may help further stratify the risk of additional positive NSLN...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interval sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma
    Kelly M McMasters
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisvill, 529 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Arch Surg 137:543-7; discussion 547-9. 2002
    ..For patients with melanoma, interval or in-transit sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) have the same risk for nodal metastasis as SLN in traditional (ie, cervical, axillary, and inguinal) nodal basins...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patterns of early recurrence after sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma
    Celia Chao
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Suite 309, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 184:520-4; discussion 525. 2002
    ..Patterns of early recurrence after sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for melanoma was determined from the Sunbelt Melanoma Trial, which includes patients with Breslow thickness > or =1.0 mm and nonpalpable regional lymph nodes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Complications associated with sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma
    William R Wrightson
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:676-80. 2003
    ..This analysis was performed to evaluate the morbidity associated with SLN biopsy compared with completion lymph node dissection (CLND)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Melanoma patients with positive sentinel nodes who did not undergo completion lymphadenectomy: a multi-institutional study
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:809-16. 2006
    ..This multi-institutional study was undertaken to characterize patterns of failure and survival rates in these patients and to compare results with those of positive-SLN patients who underwent CLND...
  12. ncbi request reprint Inguinal node dissection for melanoma in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Michael S Sabel
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI
    Surgery 141:728-35. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the effect this change has on the morbidity of the operation...
  13. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of a positive nonsentinel lymph node in cutaneous melanoma
    Amir A Ghaferi
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2978-84. 2009
    ..There may be additional prognostic significance to melanoma spreading from the SLN to nonsentinel lymph nodes (NSLN). We examined the implications of a positive NSLN for overall and distant disease-free survival...
  14. doi request reprint Is there a benefit to sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with T4 melanoma?
    Csaba Gajdos
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0932, USA
    Cancer 115:5752-60. 2009
    ..The authors examined the impact of SLN biopsy on prognosis and outcome in this patient population...
  15. ncbi request reprint Frequency of sentinel lymph node metastases in patients with favorable breast cancer histologic subtypes
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, 315 E Broadway, Suite 309, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Am J Surg 184:492-8; discussion 498. 2002
    ..The need for axillary nodal staging in favorable histologic subtypes of breast cancer is controversial...
  16. doi request reprint Clinicopathologic features of primary Merkel cell carcinoma: a detailed descriptive analysis of a large contemporary cohort
    Jennifer L Schwartz
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Dermatol Surg 39:1009-16. 2013
    ..Little uniformity exists in the clinical and histologic variables reported with primary Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of factors beyond Breslow depth on predicting sentinel lymph node positivity in melanoma
    Sandra C Paek
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 109:100-8. 2007
    ..The objectives of the current study were to verify those previous results and to create a prediction model for the better selection of which patients with melanoma should undergo SLN biopsy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Validation of subareolar and periareolar injection techniques for breast sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Anees Chagpar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
    Arch Surg 139:614-8; discussion 618-20. 2004
    ..Subareolar or periareolar injection of radioactive technetium sulfur colloid is equivalent to other injection techniques for breast cancer sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for head and neck melanomas
    Celia Chao
    Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:21-6. 2003
    ..This analysis was performed to compare the results of SLN biopsy for H&N, truncal, and extremity melanomas...
  20. pmc Validation of statistical predictive models meant to select melanoma patients for sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Michael S Sabel
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, 3304 Cancer Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 0932, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:287-93. 2012
    ..We sought to validate recently published models meant to predict sentinel node status...
  21. ncbi request reprint Palpable breast carcinomas: a hypothesis for clinically relevant lymphatic drainage in sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Celia Chao
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    Breast J 9:26-32. 2003
    ..We believe that the dermal lymphatics of the breast represent a clinically relevant metastatic pathway to the axilla...
  22. ncbi request reprint Optimal use of sentinel lymph node biopsy versus axillary lymph node dissection in patients with breast carcinoma: a decision analysis
    Sandra L Wong
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, J Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, 529 S Jackson Street No 318, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Cancer 95:478-87. 2002
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint The effect of lymphatic tumor burden on sentinel lymph node biopsy results
    Sandra L Wong
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Breast J 8:192-8. 2002
    ..Standard axillary dissection should be performed when a SLN cannot be identified...
  24. ncbi request reprint E2F-1 gene therapy induces apoptosis and increases chemosensitivity in human pancreatic carcinoma cells
    Mary Jane Elliott
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY, USA
    Tumour Biol 23:76-86. 2002
    ..ROS and etoposide, when combined with E2F-1 overexpression, induce apoptosis in an additive manner. This chemogene combination may provide a potentially useful therapeutic strategy for advanced pancreatic cancer...
  25. pmc Implications of age and conditional survival estimates for patients with melanoma
    Mousumi Banerjee
    aDepartment of Biostatistics bDepartment of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology cDepartment of Surgery dDepartment of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Melanoma Res 26:77-82. 2016
    ..Understanding the conditional 5-year disease-specific survival of melanoma based on age and stage can help patients and physicians, informing decision-making about treatment and surveillance. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Results of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with thin melanoma
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:302-9. 2006
    ..Although this technique is widely accepted in patients with intermediate-thickness tumors, it is unclear what the indications are for thin (< or = 1 mm) melanoma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hospital lymph node counts and survival after radical cystectomy
    Brent K Hollenbeck
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Cancer 112:806-12. 2008
    ..Despite growing calls for using lymph node counts as a hospital quality indicator, it has not been established that hospitals that obtain more lymph node have better outcomes...
  28. doi request reprint Variation in Hospital Thromboprophylaxis Practices for Abdominal Cancer Surgery
    Robert W Krell
    University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 23:1431-9. 2016
    ..We assessed variation in thromboprophylaxis practices for abdominal cancer surgery in a regional surgical collaborative...
  29. pmc Pancreatic Resection Results in a Statewide Surgical Collaborative
    Mark A Healy
    Department of Surgery, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 22:2468-74. 2015
    ..This study sought to investigate changes over time in adverse outcomes after pancreatectomy across hospitals with different caseloads in a statewide surgical collaborative...
  30. pmc Racial disparities in esophageal cancer outcomes
    Sha shonda L Revels
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:1136-41. 2013
    ..Racial disparities in outcomes have been documented among patients with esophageal cancer. The purpose of this study is to identify mechanisms for ethnicity/race-related differences in the use of cancer-directed surgery and mortality...
  31. doi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgical Oncology joint clinical practice guideline
    Sandra L Wong
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2912-8. 2012
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint A nomogram that predicts the presence of sentinel node metastasis in melanoma with better discrimination than the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:282-8. 2005
    ..We developed a user-friendly nomogram that takes several characteristics into account simultaneously to more accurately predict the presence of SLN metastasis for an individual patient...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ: a proposal
    Kelly M McMasters
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, J Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Cancer 95:15-20. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Significance of multiple lymphatic basin drainage in truncal melanoma patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Jonathan B McHugh
    Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:1216-23. 2006
    ..Because published reports have conflicting results, the authors compared their experience at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center with recently published findings...
  35. ncbi request reprint Merkel cell carcinoma: critical review with guidelines for multidisciplinary management
    Christopher K Bichakjian
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0314, USA
    Cancer 110:1-12. 2007
    ..Finally, the authors have provided treatment guidelines based on the available evidence and their multidisciplinary experience...
  36. pmc Hospital factors and racial disparities in mortality after surgery for breast and colon cancer
    Tara M Breslin
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3945-50. 2009
    ..Mechanisms underlying such disparities have not been fully explored. We examined the role of hospital factors in racial differences in late mortality after surgery for breast or colon cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of thin melanoma
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, Box 435, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Surg 190:196-9. 2005
    ..However, it is difficult to define clinicopathologic factors that reliably predict the presence of nodal metastasis. The prognostic significance of a positive sentinel lymph node in thin melanoma remains to be defined...
  38. doi request reprint Intraoperative Fluid Resuscitation Strategies in Pancreatectomy: Results from 38 Hospitals in Michigan
    Mark A Healy
    Department of Surgery, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 23:3047-55. 2016
    ....
  39. pmc Colon cancer operations at high- and low-mortality hospitals
    Mark A Healy
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI Electronic address
    Surgery 160:359-65. 2016
    ..While higher rates of mortality are commonly ascribed to high-risk resections, the impact on more common operations is unclear. We sought to evaluate causes of mortality following colon cancer operations across hospitals...
  40. pmc Postoperative burden of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    1Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:40-6. 2015
    ..Postoperative CDI is also associated with higher rates of extended length of stay, emergency room presentations, and readmissions, which places a potentially preventable burden on hospital resources...
  41. ncbi request reprint Review of evidence-based support for pretreatment imaging in melanoma
    Michael S Sabel
    University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 7:281-9. 2009
    ..This article reviews available literature on the role of pretreatment imaging in patients with newly diagnosed cutaneous melanoma...
  42. pmc Surgical Referral for Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Population-Based Survey
    Robert W Krell
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 22:2179-94. 2015
    ..Although the causes of underutilization are poorly understood, provider attitudes towards surgical referral may be contributory. We sought to understand medical oncologists' perspectives on referral for CLM...
  43. pmc Conditional survival in advanced colorectal cancer and surgery
    Lauren M Wancata
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Surg Res 201:196-201. 2016
    ..We evaluated the impact of cancer-directed surgery on long-term survival in patients with advanced CRC...
  44. pmc Critical evaluation of the scientific content in clinical practice guidelines
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Cancer 121:783-9. 2015
    ..The quality and validity of CPGs have been questioned, and adherence to guidelines is relatively low. The purpose of this study was to critically evaluate the development process and scientific content of CPGs...
  45. pmc Multi-institutional assessment of sphincter preservation for rectal cancer
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:4075-80. 2014
    ..In this context, we investigate the variation in SPS rates at various practice settings...
  46. ncbi request reprint The effect of prior breast biopsy method and concurrent definitive breast procedure on success and accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Sandra L Wong
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, J Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:272-7. 2002
    ..This analysis was performed to determine the impact of the type of breast biopsy (needle vs. excisional) or definitive surgical procedure (lumpectomy vs. mastectomy) on the accuracy of SLN biopsy...
  47. pmc Critical evaluation of oncology clinical practice guidelines
    Bradley N Reames
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5932, USA
    J Clin Oncol 31:2563-8. 2013
    ..The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust" established standards for developing trustworthy CPGs. By using these standards as a benchmark, we sought to evaluate recent oncology guidelines...
  48. doi request reprint Surgical options for localized and advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Timothy L Frankel
    Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Surg Oncol 104:882-7. 2011
    ..Minimally invasive techniques have proven equally efficacious provided appropriate oncologic resections are performed...
  49. pmc Hospital volume and late survival after cancer surgery
    John D Birkmeyer
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 245:777-83. 2007
    ..Although hospital procedure volume is clearly related to operative mortality with many cancer procedures, its effect on late survival is not well characterized...
  50. doi request reprint Hospital Ownership of a Postacute Care Facility Influences Discharge Destinations After Emergent Surgery
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Department of Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Ann Surg 264:291-6. 2016
    ..The aim of the study was to identify hospital characteristics associated with variation in patient disposition after emergent surgery...
  51. doi request reprint Analysis of Prognostic Factors from 9387 Merkel Cell Carcinoma Cases Forms the Basis for the New 8th Edition AJCC Staging System
    Kelly L Harms
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System and Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 23:3564-71. 2016
    ..The first consensus Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) staging system was published in 2010. New information on the clinical course prompts review of MCC staging...
  52. pmc Colorectal cancer: Quality of surgical care in Michigan
    Arielle Kanters
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, United States Electronic address
    Am J Surg . 2016
    ..Surgery remains the cornerstone therapy for colorectal cancer (CRC). This study assesses CRC quality measures for surgical cases in Michigan...
  53. pmc Use of Positron Emission Tomography to Detect Recurrence and Associations With Survival in Patients With Lung and Esophageal Cancers
    Mark A Healy
    Department of Surgery MAH, RMR, SLW and Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy MAH, HY, SLW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    J Natl Cancer Inst 108:. 2016
    ..We sought to evaluate utilization of PET for this purpose and relationships with survival for patients with lung and esophageal cancers...
  54. doi request reprint Comparing perioperative processes of care in high and low mortality centers performing pancreatic surgery
    Christopher P Scally
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Surg Oncol 112:866-71. 2015
    ..Pancreatic surgery outcomes vary widely. We hypothesize that by comparing high and low mortality hospitals, we may identify differences in patient care impacting safety...
  55. pmc Colorectal cancer outcomes and treatment patterns in patients too young for average-risk screening
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Cancer 122:929-34. 2016
    ..To the authors' knowledge, the national treatment patterns and outcomes of these patients are largely unknown...
  56. pmc The Impact of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Cardiopulmonary Complications in General and Vascular Surgery: A Cohort Study
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Sleep 38:1205-10. 2015
    ..To determine whether preoperatively untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects postoperative outcomes...
  57. pmc Lung Cancer Resection at Hospitals With High vs Low Mortality Rates
    Tyler R Grenda
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    JAMA Surg 150:1034-40. 2015
    ..Wide variations in mortality rates exist across hospitals following lung cancer resection; however, the factors underlying these differences remain unclear...
  58. doi request reprint Variation in Transfusion Practices and the Effect on Outcomes After Noncardiac Surgery
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Ann Surg 262:1-6. 2015
    ..To identify the patient-level effects of blood transfusion on postoperative outcomes and to estimate the effects of different transfusion practices on hospital-level risk-adjusted outcomes...
  59. pmc Differences in hospital performance for noncancer vs cancer colorectal surgery
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    J Am Coll Surg 219:450-9. 2014
    ..We investigated the differences in hospital performance for noncancer and cancer colorectal resections at 52 hospitals participating in the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC)...
  60. pmc Differences in perioperative care at low- and high-mortality hospitals with cancer surgery
    Sha shonda L Revels
    Department of Surgery and Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:2129-35. 2014
    ..To evaluate adherence to perioperative processes of care associated with major cancer resections...
  61. ncbi request reprint Classifying cause of death after cancer surgery
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Surg Innov 13:274-9. 2006
    ..75, P < .005). Cause-specific mortality can be reliably and systematically measured after cancer surgery. Understanding variation in cause-specific mortality can inform future quality improvement efforts...
  62. ncbi request reprint Use of adjuvant radiotherapy at hospitals with and without on-site radiation services
    Sandra L Wong
    Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA wongsl umich edu
    Cancer 109:796-801. 2007
    ..However, relations between resource availability and utilization are relatively unexplored in cancer care, including perioperative adjuvant therapy...
  63. pmc Resident Surgeons Underrate Their Laparoscopic Skills and Comfort Level When Compared With the Rating by Attending Surgeons
    Mitchell B Alameddine
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Surg Educ 72:1240-6. 2015
    ..We compared evaluations of laparoscopic skills and comfort level of residents from both the residents' and attending surgeons' (attendings') perspectives...
  64. pmc Variation in Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer Surgery
    Zaid M Abdelsattar
    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Enterprise Support Services, Dartmouth Hitchcock Health System, Lebanon, NH
    J Oncol Pract 11:391-5. 2015
    ..Episode-based bundled payments may be a strategy to decrease costs. However, it is unknown how payments are distributed across hospitals and different perioperative services...
  65. pmc Variation in hospital treatment patterns for metastatic colorectal cancer
    Robert W Krell
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Cancer 121:1755-61. 2015
    ..However, to the authors' knowledge, national treatment patterns for metastatic CRC, and the stability of hospital treatment patterns over time, have not been well described...
  66. doi request reprint The quality of surgical care in safety net hospitals: a systematic review
    Charles A Mouch
    Center for Health Outcomes and Policy, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
    Surgery 155:826-38. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that on average, SNHs provide a lesser quality of care for surgery patients than non-SNHs...
  67. pmc Development of Team Action Projects in Surgery (TAPS): a multilevel team-based approach to teaching quality improvement
    Seth A Waits
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J Surg Educ 71:166-8. 2014
    ..We sought to establish a program to train residents in the principles of QI and to provide practical experiences in developing and implementing improvement projects...
  68. ncbi request reprint C-terminal deletion mutant p21(WAF1/CIP1) enhances E2F-1-mediated apoptosis in colon adenocarcinoma cells
    Mary Jane Elliott
    Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Cancer Gene Ther 9:453-63. 2002
    ..This may represent a potentially useful combination gene therapy strategy for metastatic colon cancer...
  69. pmc Conditional survival in patients with thyroid cancer
    Mousumi Banerjee
    1 Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Thyroid 24:1784-9. 2014
    ..Although likelihood of survival from well-differentiated thyroid cancer can vary by disease severity, it is not known how patients' life expectancies change the farther they are from time of diagnosis...
  70. pmc Implementation of a hospital-based quality assessment program for rectal cancer
    Samantha Hendren
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI
    J Oncol Pract 10:e120-9. 2014
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation of a hospital-based quality assessment program for rectal cancer, targeting both community and academic hospitals...
  71. ncbi request reprint Frequency of nonsentinel lymph node metastasis in melanoma
    Kelly M McMasters
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:137-41. 2002
    ..This analysis was performed to determine, among patients with positive SLNs, the rate of nodal metastasis found in nonsentinel nodes (NSNs)...
  72. doi request reprint Evidence-based surgical practice in academic medical centers: consistently anecdotal?
    Marcovalerio Melis
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York Harbor Healthcare System VAMC, 423 East 23rd Street, Room 4153 N, New York, NY 10017, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:904-9. 2010
    ..We queried a small sample of surgeons at three academic medical centers to determine whether key elements of surgical practice were concordant with available evidence...
  73. ncbi request reprint Role of surgery in patients with stage IV melanoma
    Sandra L Wong
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 16:155-60. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Case 19-2008: Merkel-cell carcinoma
    Sandra L Wong
    N Engl J Med 359:1630; author reply 1630-1. 2008
  75. ncbi request reprint Comment on the article "Highest isotope count does not predict sentinel node positivity in all breast cancer patients," by Martin et al., August 2001, Annals of Surgical Oncology
    Kelly M McMasters
    Ann Surg Oncol 9:317. 2002
  76. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer: improvement in results over time
    Celia Chao
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555, USA
    Breast J 10:337-44. 2004
    ..The improved ID rate may be related to improved technical details, while the FN rate has not changed significantly. This highlights the ongoing need for surgeons to perform backup axillary dissection during their initial learning phase...
  77. ncbi request reprint Re: Diabetes mellitus and risk of colorectal cancer in the Singapore Chinese Health Study
    Sandra L Wong
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1019; author reply 1019-20. 2006