Genomes and Genes
operative surgical procedures
Summary: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)
Publications192 found, 100 shown here
- Nutrition and the surgical patient: triumphs and challengesS D Heys
Department of Surgery, University of Aberdeen, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
Surgeon 3:139-44. 2005....
- 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 GuidelineLee A Fleisher
Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology
Circulation 116:e418-99. 2007
- Preoperative pulmonary risk stratification for noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of PhysiciansGerald 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...
- Is volume related to outcome in health care? A systematic review and methodologic critique of the literatureEthan 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...
- Strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications after noncardiothoracic surgery: systematic review for the American College of PhysiciansValerie 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...
- An estimation of the global volume of surgery: a modelling strategy based on available dataThomas 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...
- Surgeon volume and operative mortality in the United StatesJohn 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...
- Does it matter what a hospital is "high volume" for? Specificity of hospital volume-outcome associations for surgical procedures: analysis of administrative dataDavid 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...
- Evaluation of two methods of determining the efficacies of two alcohol-based hand rubs for surgical hand antisepsisGunter 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...
- beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: clinical applicationsAndrew 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...
- Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and mortality after major noncardiac surgeryPeter 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...
- Hospital volume and operative mortality in cancer surgery: a national studyEmily 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...
- Potential benefits of the new Leapfrog standards: effect of process and outcomes measuresJohn 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...
- Variability in surgical caseload and access to intensive care servicesMichael 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...
- 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...
- Is surgery a risk factor for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease? Outcome variation by control choice and exposure assessmentsJed 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)...
- Effect of postoperative analgesia on major postoperative complications: a systematic update of the evidenceSpencer 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...
- Aortic stenosis: an underestimated risk factor for perioperative complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgeryMiklos 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...
- Need for paediatric surgery care in an urban area of The GambiaStephen 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...
- Surveillance and prevention of major perioperative ischemic cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a reviewP 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...
- Evidence-based surgeryD 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
- 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 riskP J Devereaux
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
CMAJ 173:627-34. 2005....
- Surgery and global health: a view from beyond the ORPaul 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
- Goal-directed intraoperative therapy reduces morbidity and length of hospital stay in high-risk surgical patientsAbele 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%...
- 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
- 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....
- Perioperative management including new pharmacological vistas for patients with pulmonary hypertension for noncardiac surgeryCharles Fox
Department of Anesthesiology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 21:467-72. 2008....
- Impact of pulmonary hypertension on the outcomes of noncardiac surgery: predictors of perioperative morbidity and mortalityGautam 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)...
- Infection and organ failure in the surgical patient: a tribute to seminal contributions by Hiram C. Polk, Jr, M.DWilliam 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...
- 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...
- Risk factors for the development of nosocomial pneumonia and mortality on intensive care units: application of competing risks modelsMartin 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...
- Improved postoperative outcomes associated with preoperative statin therapyKatja 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...
- Lipid-lowering therapy and in-hospital mortality following major noncardiac surgeryPeter 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...
- Ethics and evidence based surgeryG 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...
- Prospective controlled trial of effect of medical emergency team on postoperative morbidity and mortality ratesRinaldo Bellomo
Department of Intensive Care and Department of Medicine, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Crit Care Med 32:916-21. 2004....
- Trials in surgeryR 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...
- Innovation in surgery: the rules of evidenceJonathan 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....
- 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 surgeryAnne 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...
- Provider volume and outcomes for oncological proceduresS 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...
- Prevention of cardiac complications of non-cardiac surgery: stenosis and thrombosisD E Newby
Br J Anaesth 92:628-32. 2004
- 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...
- Perspectives of evidence-based surgeryMoritz 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...
- beta-Blockers and reduction of cardiac events in noncardiac surgery: scientific reviewAndrew 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...
- Perioperative cardiovascular mortality in noncardiac surgery: validation of the Lee cardiac risk indexEric 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...
- Effective risk stratification of surgical and nonsurgical patients for venous thromboembolic diseaseJ 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...
- The inflammatory response to surgery and traumaBenjamin 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...
- Beta-blockers and statins are individually associated with reduced mortality in patients undergoing noncardiac, nonvascular surgeryPeter 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...
- Management of perioperative myocardial infarction in noncardiac surgical patientsAdebola 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...
- Aortic stenosis in noncardiac surgery: underappreciated in more ways than one?Lee Goldman
Am J Med 116:60-2. 2004
- Perioperative risk of noncardiac surgery associated with aortic stenosisMaliha 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...
- Preoperative and perioperative care for patients with suspected or established aortic stenosis facing noncardiac surgeryMichael 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...
- Myocardial infarction after noncardiac surgeryN 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)...
- Influence of applied volume on efficacy of 3-minute surgical reference disinfection method prEN 12791Gunter 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...
- A randomized, controlled trial of the use of pulmonary-artery catheters in high-risk surgical patientsJames 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...
- Regionalization of care: centralizing complex surgical proceduresBrent K Hollenbeck
Nat Clin Pract Urol 2:461. 2005
- Goal-directed intraoperative fluid administration reduces length of hospital stay after major surgeryTong 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...
- Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and surgery: a case-control study using community controlsH 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...
- The POSSUM system of surgical auditGraham Paul Copeland
Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington, Cheshire WA5 1QG, England
Arch Surg 137:15-9. 2002
- Role of the general practitioner in the delivery of surgical and anesthesia services in rural western CanadaP 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...
- Classification and surgical treatment of incisional hernia. Results of an experts' meetingM 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...
- Effect of epidural anesthesia and analgesia on perioperative outcome: a randomized, controlled Veterans Affairs cooperative studyW 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...
- Randomised trials in surgery: problems and possible solutionsPeter McCulloch
Academic Unit of Surgery, University of Liverpool, Clinical Sciences Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL
BMJ 324:1448-51. 2002
- Effect of a 1 min hand wash on the bactericidal efficacy of consecutive surgical hand disinfection with standard alcohols and on skin hydrationNils 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...
- Treatment of hypertension in the perioperative patientB 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...
- Recommendations for surgical hand disinfection -- requirements, implementation and need for research. A proposal by representatives of the SFHH, DGHM and DGKH for a European discussionJ C Labadie
French Society for Hospital Hygiene, Bordeaux, France
J Hosp Infect 51:312-5. 2002
- The usefulness of clinical indexes in the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in non cardiac surgeryG 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...
- 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
- Perioperative management of oral anticoagulationMartin 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...
- [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....
- A new open anterior tension-free onlay patch technique for inguinofemoral hernia repairHugo 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...
- Perioperative management of special populations: the geriatric patientDavid 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...
- Coronary artery stenting and non-cardiac surgery--a prospective outcome studyM 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...
- Long-term outcome of 254 complex incisional hernia repairs using the modified Rives-Stoppa techniqueCorey 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...
- The potential preventability of postoperative myocardial infarction: underuse of perioperative beta-adrenergic blockadePeter 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...
- Intraperitoneal modification of the Rives-Stoppa repair for large incisional herniasR 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...
- Low-molecular-weight heparin as bridging anticoagulation during interruption of warfarin: assessment of a standardized periprocedural anticoagulation regimenJames 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...
- Long-term follow-up after Lichtenstein hernioplasty in a general surgical unitL 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...
- [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...
- [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...
- Long-term follow-up after surgery for advanced colorectal carcinoma involving the urogenital tractChristian 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...
- Risk factors for nursing home placement following major nonemergent surgeryVictor 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...
- Effect of clonidine on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after noncardiac surgeryArthur 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...
- Anterior wrist ganglionT 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...
- Cardiac troponin I release after hip surgery correlates with poor long-term cardiac outcomeS 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...
- Perioperative myocardial infarction and risk of death with and without preoperative beta blockersMichael 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...
- [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...
- Postoperative complications in elderly patients and their significance for long-term prognosisDavid 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...
- Preoperative antibiotics and mortality in the elderlyJeffrey 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...
- Implementation of the ACC/AHA guidelines for preoperative cardiac risk assessment in a general medicine preoperative clinic: improving efficiency and preserving outcomesYassar 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...
- The impact of mild renal dysfunction on postoperative mortality in the surgical intensive care unitMary 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...
- Factors affecting recurrence after incisional hernia repairD 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...
- [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)...
- [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...
- Central nervous system dysfunction after noncardiac surgery and anesthesia in the elderlyJeffrey H Silverstein
Department of Anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10027 6574, USA
Anesthesiology 106:622-8. 2007
- [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...
- Long-term pain after inguinal hernia repair in a population-based cohort; risk factors and interference with daily activitiesMaija 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...
- Preoperative medical consultations: impact on perioperative management and surgical outcomeRobert 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...
- Assessment of perioperative transfusion therapy and complications in sickle cell disease patients undergoing surgeryZahra 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...
- Costs and clinical outcomes associated with low-molecular-weight heparin vs unfractionated heparin for perioperative bridging in patients receiving long-term oral anticoagulant therapyAlex 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...
- Trends in neonatal intestinal obstruction in a developing country, 1996-2005S 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...
- Perioperative recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (Filgrastim) treatment prevents immunoinflammatory dysfunction associated with major surgeryChristian 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...
- 3 D HOLOGRAPHIC VIDEO RECORDING IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUEDavid Nolte; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Epidemiology of Female Pelvic Floor DisordersKristen 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. ..
- Improving BMP retention and healing in engineered boneELSA 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]..
- Biosignature of the endometrium in women with endometriosisNeil Sidell; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Bcl-2, A Key Factor for Dentinogenesis and Tooth Damage RepairWenjian 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. ..
- Peptide-coated skin substitutes for the treatment of burn injuries and woundsBruce 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. ..
- MR Guided DBS Implantation for Parkinson's DiseaseAlastair 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. ..
- CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACODYNAMICS IN IMMATURE ANIMALSDavid 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...
- Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Pain in Pancreatic CaBarrie 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. ..
- DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED VIRUS-FREE FIBRIN GLUETREVOR CASTOR; Fiscal Year: 2000..abstract_text> ..
- Protective Mechanisms of CO in Intestinal InflammationAnthony Bauer; Fiscal Year: 2009..AIM 3: Identify the mechanistic pathways by which CO alters pro- and anti-inflammatory signaling, and identify regional differences. ..
- ELECTRONICALLY COLLIMATED SURGICAL PROBEEDWARD 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 ..
- CONDITIONAL LENGTH OF STAY: A PEDIATRICS OUTCOME MEASUREJEFFREY SILBER; Fiscal Year: 2001..Finally, (5) policy recommendations and guidelines for the use of CLOS to measure pediatric quality of care will be developed. ..
- Structure, Process and Outcomes in Cancer SurgeryJohn 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. ..
- Better Surgical Quality Indicators for the ElderlyJohn Birkmeyer; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., historical mortality or volume alone). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Obesity and Surgical OutcomesJeffrey 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. ..
- BENEFITS OF REGIONALIZING SURGERY FOR MEDICARE PATIENTSJohn 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. ..
- Certificate of Need and Cardiac OutcomesVivian 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]..
- Regionalizing Cancer SurgeryVivian 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]..
- Elective Surgery as a Teachable Moment for Smoking CessationDavid 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]..
- Reducing CVD risk and health disparities through active living neighborhoodsDEBORAH MAIN; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in the ElderlyTerri 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. ..
- Promoting Self-Care with Telehomecare: Impact on OutcomeKathryn 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. ..
- Developing Quality Indicators to Improve the Care in Elderly Surgery PatientsClifford 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]..
- Evaluating Striatal Function in a Murine HD ModelRoger Albin; Fiscal Year: 2007..Validation of these methods will provide new and useful behavioral tools for evaluating murine disease models. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- MESA Family StudyKarol Watson; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Ethical & Methodological Standards for Trials of Invasive Therapeutic ProceduresCarol 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. ..
- Allergy Alerts in Computerized Physician EntryDavid 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 ..
- Safety of Lumbar Fusion Surgery for Chronic Back PainSohail 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. ..
- Intramyocellular Lipid: Effects of Race and DietJeanine 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]..
- Neurophysiologic Development Responses to SurgeryDOUGLAS 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. ..
- Long-Term Breast Cancer Treatment Effects: Limb Volume ChangesJane M Armer; Fiscal Year: 2010..Without further funding, after April 30, 2006, this opportunity for long-term follow-up will be lost. ..
- OBESITY IN BLACK WOMENJeanine Albu; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- New Cardiac Surgery Programs: Patients, Outcomes, AccessFRANCES 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? ..
- Endothelial progenitor cells and surgical outcomesAndrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOME IN CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORSAnne Kazak; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Robotically Assisted Mouse InterventionsKevin 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]..
- Cervical Cancer Control in Vietnamese WomenVictoria Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Tissue engineered osteochondral patella resurfacingJames Cook; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Psychosocial Assessment Tool:Risk Factors for DistressAnne 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. ..
- Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal ScreeningEric 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. ..
- MULTI IMAGER COMPATIBLE ROBOT FOR PROSTATE ACCESSDan 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. ..
- Effect of leukoreduction on infection risk in traumaAvery Nathens; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- OR2020 Workshop: Operating Room of the FutureKevin 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. ..
- PERIOPERATIVE PAIN, IMMUNE FUNCTION, AND METASTASISGayle Page; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- A NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH TO PEDIATRIC TRAUMA TRIAGERANDALL 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. ..
- TRAUMA-RELATED ERYTHROPOIETIC SUPPRESSIONDavid Livingston; Fiscal Year: 2003..Understanding the mechanisms behind post-trauma anemia will allow therapeutic interventions improving endogenous erythropoiesis to be targeted. ..
- STRESS, SUPPORT AND SURVIVAL--CHILDREN AT MEDICAL RISKAnne Kazak; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Evaluation of Traumatic Injuries in HCV During SurgeryDENISE KORNIEWICZ; Fiscal Year: 2004..Multivariate analysis will be conducted and logistic regression to determine the factors predictive of needlestick/sharp injuries to OR personnel. ..
- Functional decline following surgery in older adultsVICTOR LEGNER; Fiscal Year: 2004..Identified modifiable factors will direct future interventions in older adults at highest risk for functional decline following surgery. ..
- ROLE OF HYALURONAN IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASEScott Strong; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Permeability Changes in Small Bowel Allograft RejectionJonathan Fryer; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Statewide Implementation of Electronic Health RecordsDavid 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]..
- PAIN AND THE DEFENSE RESPONSEC Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Managing Chronic Illness: Telemonitoring vs TelephoneKathryn 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. ..
- CT fluoroscopy guided robotically assisted lung biopsyKevin 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. ..
- Software Toolkit for Image Guided SurgeryKevin Cleary; Fiscal Year: 2005..Dissemination activities will be undertaken with the aim of fostering the use of the toolkit in research and clinical applications. ..
- CHANGING PARENTAL BELIEFS IN PEDIATRICS ONCOLOGYAnne 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. ..
- Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Prospective Nursing Study of Breast Cancer LymphedemaJane 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. ..
- Older Adults and Specialty Care Use in Managed CareMaureen 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. ..