ambulatory surgical procedures

Summary

Summary: Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Delayed discharge and acceptability of ambulatory surgery in adult outpatients receiving general anesthesia
    Gotaro Shirakami
    Day Surgery Unit, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Anesth 19:93-101. 2005
  2. ncbi Microlumbar discectomy. Is it safe as an outpatient procedure?
    F Zahrawi
    Cleveland Orthopedic Center, Willoughby, Ohio
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:1070-4. 1994
  3. ncbi Effects of payment incentives, hospital ownership and competition on hospitalization decisions for ambulatory surgical procedures
    Sudha Xirasagar
    University of South Carolina, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Columbia, SC, USA
    Health Policy 76:26-37. 2006
  4. ncbi The safety of instrumented outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    Alan T Villavicencio
    Boulder Neurosurgical Associates, 1155 Alpine Ave, Suite 320 Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Spine J 7:148-53. 2007
  5. ncbi An analysis of factors influencing postanesthesia recovery after pediatric ambulatory tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    Alice A Edler
    Department of Anesthesia, Lucile Packard Children s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Anesth Analg 104:784-9. 2007
  6. ncbi Short-stay thyroid surgery
    A Sahai
    Academic Department of Surgery, Basildon Hospital, Nether Mayne, Basildon SS16 1LN, UK
    Br J Surg 92:58-9. 2005
  7. ncbi Effect of single-dose dexmedetomidine on emergence agitation and recovery profiles after sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric ambulatory surgery
    Masami Sato
    Department of Anesthesia, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Anesth 24:675-82. 2010
  8. ncbi Current indications for laparoscopy in day-case surgery
    E Cassinotti
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese 21100, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S93-6. 2008
  9. ncbi Use of herbal medicines in ambulatory surgical patients
    S Crowe
    Anaesthesia 57:203-4. 2002
  10. ncbi Day surgery visits for dental problems
    Carlos Quiñonez
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1G6, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:562-7. 2009

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  1. ncbi Delayed discharge and acceptability of ambulatory surgery in adult outpatients receiving general anesthesia
    Gotaro Shirakami
    Day Surgery Unit, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Anesth 19:93-101. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to document factors affecting delay in discharge, recovery profiles, and patient acceptability in adult outpatients...
  2. ncbi Microlumbar discectomy. Is it safe as an outpatient procedure?
    F Zahrawi
    Cleveland Orthopedic Center, Willoughby, Ohio
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:1070-4. 1994
    ..This study examines the long-term follow up and satisfaction level of patients who underwent microlumbar discectomy as an outpatient procedure...
  3. ncbi Effects of payment incentives, hospital ownership and competition on hospitalization decisions for ambulatory surgical procedures
    Sudha Xirasagar
    University of South Carolina, Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Columbia, SC, USA
    Health Policy 76:26-37. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi The safety of instrumented outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    Alan T Villavicencio
    Boulder Neurosurgical Associates, 1155 Alpine Ave, Suite 320 Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Spine J 7:148-53. 2007
    ..Reasons for this wide variation are manifold, but the safety of an instrumented ACDF in the setting of a hostile medical-legal climate is most likely the primary concern influencing such a discrepancy...
  5. ncbi An analysis of factors influencing postanesthesia recovery after pediatric ambulatory tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    Alice A Edler
    Department of Anesthesia, Lucile Packard Children s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Anesth Analg 104:784-9. 2007
    ..Many factors contribute to prolonged length of stay (LOS) for pediatric patients in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). We designed this prospective study to identify the pre- and postoperative factors that prolong LOS...
  6. ncbi Short-stay thyroid surgery
    A Sahai
    Academic Department of Surgery, Basildon Hospital, Nether Mayne, Basildon SS16 1LN, UK
    Br J Surg 92:58-9. 2005
  7. ncbi Effect of single-dose dexmedetomidine on emergence agitation and recovery profiles after sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric ambulatory surgery
    Masami Sato
    Department of Anesthesia, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Shogoin Kawahara cho, Sakyo ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    J Anesth 24:675-82. 2010
    ..To study the effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective α(2)-adrenoreceptor agonist, on emergence agitation (EA), recovery profiles, and parents' satisfaction after sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric ambulatory surgery...
  8. ncbi Current indications for laparoscopy in day-case surgery
    E Cassinotti
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese 21100, Italy
    Int J Surg 6:S93-6. 2008
    ..Patients' selection and hospital organization seem to be mandatory in order to obtain successful results...
  9. ncbi Use of herbal medicines in ambulatory surgical patients
    S Crowe
    Anaesthesia 57:203-4. 2002
  10. ncbi Day surgery visits for dental problems
    Carlos Quiñonez
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1G6, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:562-7. 2009
    ..To fill an information gap for dental care policy stakeholders in Canada, this pilot study explored the nature of day surgery (DS) visits for dental problems in Ontario, the country's largest province...
  11. ncbi Outpatient surgery performed in an ambulatory surgery center versus a hospital: comparison of perioperative time intervals
    Terrence L Trentman
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Am J Surg 200:64-7. 2010
    ..This change allowed a comparison of perioperative time intervals for patients undergoing these procedures at an outpatient facility versus a hospital...
  12. ncbi Office-based sutureless transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy
    George F Hilton
    University of California Medical School, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Retina 22:725-32. 2002
    ..This is a preliminary report to describe our technique of office-based vitrectomy (OVIT) and to report the incidence of complications over a 6-year period...
  13. ncbi Day case oral surgery in pediatric patients during the year 2000 in the University of Barcelona Dental Clinic (Spain)
    Silvia Pérez-García
    Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 10:221-30. 2005
    ....
  14. ncbi Epidemiology of ambulatory anesthesia for children in the United States: 2006 and 1996
    Jennifer A Rabbitts
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:1011-5. 2010
    ..Our primary aim in this study was to quantify the number of ambulatory anesthetics for children that occur annually and to study the change in utilization of pediatric anesthetic care over a decade...
  15. ncbi Predictive factors for unanticipated admissions after ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    H Lau
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Surg 136:1150-3. 2001
    ..Analysis of the causes of unanticipated admission after ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy may permit the identification of predictive clinical factors for postoperative admission...
  16. ncbi A prospective study of ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy: training economic, and patient benefits
    P K Jain
    Division of Upper Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 2JZ, United Kingdom
    Surg Endosc 19:1082-5. 2005
    ..We report our 5-year experience of ALC with emphasis on its appropriateness for higher surgical training...
  17. ncbi Propofol and halothane versus sevoflurane in paediatric day-case surgery: induction and recovery characteristics
    J K Moore
    Wirral Hospital Trust, Cheshire CH49 5PE, UK
    Br J Anaesth 90:461-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the induction and recovery characteristics associated with propofol induction and halothane maintenance with sevoflurane anaesthesia in paediatric day surgery...
  18. ncbi One-day thyroid surgery: retrospective analysis of safety and patient satisfaction on a consecutive series of 1,571 cases over a three-year period
    G Materazzi
    Dipartimento di Chirurgia, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Surg Res 39:182-8. 2007
    ..Postoperative recovery mean score by PSR scale resulted in 85.14% (0-100%). Our results confirm that the one-day surgery model is safe, effective, and highly agreeable in patients undergoing surgery for thyroid disease...
  19. ncbi High risk patients in day surgery
    G Bettelli
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS INRCA, Ancona, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 75:259-68. 2009
    ..Therefore, only after evaluating their own experience and results are DS centers allowed to decide whether or not to treat a challenging patient as an outpatient...
  20. ncbi Day surgery: how far can we go and are there still any limits?
    Nusrath Qadir
    University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 20:503-7. 2007
    ..As previous restrictions are regularly swept away, it is reasonable to ask where the new limits are and whether there are still any absolute contraindications to day surgery...
  21. ncbi Thyroidectomy using monitored local or conventional general anesthesia: an analysis of outpatient surgery, outcome and cost in 1,194 consecutive cases
    Kathryn Spanknebel
    Division of General Surgery, The New York Thyroid Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 177 Fort Washington Avenue, MHB 7SK, New York, NY 10032, USA
    World J Surg 30:813-24. 2006
    ..Critical appraisal of safety, feasibility, and economic impact of thyroidectomy procedures using local (LA) or general anesthesia (GA) is performed...
  22. ncbi Does the risk of compressive hematoma after thyroidectomy authorize 1-day surgery?
    Pierre Leyre
    Department of Endocrine Surgery, Jean Bernard Hospital, Poitiers University, 86021, Poitiers, France
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:733-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to search for risk factors, in particular the use of anticoagulants or antiplatelet medication, and to see if the delay of hematoma formation would require 1-day surgery performed in a careful manner...
  23. ncbi Outpatient mastectomy and breast reconstructive surgery
    John Bian
    HSR and D, Atlanta VA Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:1032-9. 2008
    ..Outpatient mastectomy, which could lower use of breast reconstruction, may raise concerns about whether patients receive adequate post-mastectomy care...
  24. ncbi Day care surgery
    P E Jarrett
    Department of Surgery, Kingston Hospital, NHS Trust, Galsworthy Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT2 7QB, UK
    Eur J Anaesthesiol Suppl 23:32-5. 2001
    ..Consolidation and development of best management practices are necessary for sustained day surgery development...
  25. ncbi Surgeon volume as a predictor of outcomes in inpatient and outpatient endocrine surgery
    Alexandra I Stavrakis
    Endocrine Surgical Unit and Center for Surgical Outcomes and Quality, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Surgery 142:887-99; discussion 887-99. 2007
    ..We examined the effect of surgeon volume on clinical and economic outcomes for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal surgery across inpatient and outpatient settings...
  26. ncbi [Retrospective study of patients who undergo pacemaker implantation in short-stay ambulatory surgery. Long-term follow-up and cost analysis]
    Sergio Villalba
    Unidad de Arritmias, Servicio de Cardiologia, Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 57:234-40. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze data concerning mortality, morbidity, the number of re-admissions, complications, and cost per patient after pacemaker implantation, in groups of patients with different postoperative follow-up regimens...
  27. pmc Outpatient mastectomy: clinical, payer, and geographic influences
    C Case
    Department of Internal Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:869-84. 2001
    ..Although clinical characteristics remain important, the state in which a woman receives care and whether she has an HMO payer are strong determinants of whether she receives an outpatient CMAS...
  28. ncbi Induction, recovery, and safety characteristics of sevoflurane in children undergoing ambulatory surgery. A comparison with halothane
    J Lerman
    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 84:1332-40. 1996
    ....
  29. ncbi Outpatient thyroidectomy is safe and reasonable: experience with more than 1,000 planned outpatient procedures
    Samuel K Snyder
    Division of General Surgery, Scott and White Clinic Texas A and M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:575-82, 582-4. 2010
    ..Thyroidectomy has traditionally been performed as an inpatient hospital procedure, but low risk and high patient tolerance make it acceptable as an outpatient procedure...
  30. ncbi Spillover effects of state mandated benefit laws: the case of outpatient breast cancer surgery
    John Bian
    Health Services Research and Development, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Inquiry 46:433-47. 2009
    ..Such a spillover effect may diminish the expected impact of federal coverage laws for inpatient breast cancer surgery, which have been proposed to achieve similar ends...
  31. ncbi Outpatient thyroidectomy: experience in over 200 patients
    Melanie W Seybt
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    Laryngoscope 120:959-63. 2010
    ..An earlier favorable experience with outpatient surgery for a limited number of patients prompted our objective of an expanded evaluation of this practice...
  32. ncbi Same-day thyroidectomy: a review of practice patterns and outcomes for 1,168 procedures in New York State
    Charles T Tuggle
    Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1035-40. 2011
    ..There has been a shift of procedures from the inpatient to the outpatient setting. Same-day thyroidectomy (SDT) has been reported in high-volume single-institution series, but few studies have evaluated its widespread use...
  33. pmc Management of patients in fast track surgery
    D W Wilmore
    Laboratories for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 322:473-6. 2001
  34. ncbi Day care surgery for Dupuytren's contracture
    R H Robins
    Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
    J Hand Surg Br 18:494-8. 1993
    ..Although demanding on Consultant surgical time, this policy offers a considerable saving in hospital resources...
  35. ncbi Safety of outpatient tonsillectomy in children: a review of 6 years in a tertiary hospital experience
    Jose Granell
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 131:383-7. 2004
    ..We present our experience with outpatient tonsillectomy in children and critically review safety to support the outpatient policy...
  36. ncbi Patient satisfaction following day surgery
    Paulo Lemos
    Department of Anesthesia, Hospital Geral de Santo Antonio, 4099 001 Porto, Portugal
    J Clin Anesth 21:200-5. 2009
    ..To evaluate patient satisfaction at discharge and 30 days after day surgery, and to identify predictive factors of patient satisfaction...
  37. pmc Outpatient thyroid surgery: should patients be discharged on the day of their procedures?
    Daniel C Trottier
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    Can J Surg 52:182-6. 2009
    ..We sought to assess the safety and feasibility of outpatient thyroid surgery (OTS) at an ambulatory site affiliated with a teaching hospital...
  38. ncbi Thirty percent of patients have moderate to severe pain 24 hr after ambulatory surgery: a survey of 5,703 patients
    Brid McGrath
    Department of Anesthesia, EC 2 046, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:886-91. 2004
    ..We investigated the severity of pain at 24 hr postoperatively and determined the most painful procedures. The need for further medical advice and clarity of postoperative analgesia instructions were also studied...
  39. ncbi Day care surgery for advanced Dupuytren's contracture
    L B Ebskov
    Section of Hand Surgery, Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Hand Surg Br 22:191-2. 1997
    ....
  40. ncbi Inpatient hospital admission and death after outpatient surgery in elderly patients: importance of patient and system characteristics and location of care
    Lee A Fleisher
    Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Arch Surg 139:67-72. 2004
    ..Surgery at different outpatient care locations in the higher-risk elderly (age >65 years) population is associated with similar rates of inpatient hospital admission and death...
  41. ncbi Factors determining length of stay of surgical day-case patients
    A Junger
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 18:314-21. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: In day-case surgery, the predictors of prolonged stay in the day-care unit and unplanned Hospital admission are mainly related to the surgical procedure...
  42. ncbi Day-case laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    M E Bailey
    Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford GU7 5XX, UK
    Br J Surg 90:560-2. 2003
    ..The aim was to assess the acceptability and safety of day-case laparoscopic fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)...
  43. ncbi Day-case laparoscopic hernia repair
    D S Evans
    Department of Surgery, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital National Health Service Trust, UK
    Br J Surg 83:1361-3. 1996
    ..Seroma was the commonest minor complication and occurred in 7 per cent of patients. More than 35 per cent of patients needed no postoperative analgesia. To date there has been one recurrence (follow-up range 2-18 months)...
  44. ncbi Evidence-based medicine in day surgery
    Anil Gupta
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 20:520-5. 2007
    ..To present the evidence available for the management of pain, for the prevention of nausea and vomiting, and for the best anaesthetic technique during ambulatory surgery...
  45. ncbi A comparison of regional versus general anesthesia for ambulatory anesthesia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Anesth Analg 101:1634-42. 2005
    ..Other factors, such as unsuitable discharge criteria and limitations of meta-analysis, may explain this discrepancy...
  46. ncbi Outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Hong Kong Chinese -- an outcome analysis
    Kenneth Siu Ho Chok
    Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Asian J Surg 27:313-6. 2004
    ..This retrospective study evaluated the feasibility, safety and patient acceptance of outpatient LC in Hong Kong Chinese patients...
  47. ncbi Contemporary outcomes of ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a major teaching hospital
    Hung Lau
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    World J Surg 26:1117-21. 2002
    ..Postoperative nausea and vomiting was the commonest reason for unanticipated admission after operation, and retained stones was the most frequent postoperative morbidity necessitating readmission...
  48. ncbi Outpatient laparoscopic pyeloplasty
    Mauricio Rubinstein
    Section of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Urology 66:41-3; discussion 43-4. 2005
    ..To assess the feasibility of ambulatory laparoscopic pyeloplasty. Laparoscopic pyeloplasty aims to reproduce the excellent functional outcomes of open pyeloplasty while diminishing procedural morbidity...
  49. pmc Trends in day surgery rates
    Paul Aylin
    Dr Foster Unit, Imperial College
    BMJ 331:803. 2005
  50. pmc A one-stop carpal tunnel clinic
    M J Reid
    Department of Orthopaedics, Kent and Sussex Hospital, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91:301-4. 2009
    ..We evaluated the clinic in order to assess whether it led to reduced waiting times whilst maintaining good clinical outcome and patient satisfaction...
  51. ncbi Pain management in ambulatory surgery
    Damon Kamming
    University College Hospitals NHS Trust in London, United Kingdom
    J Perianesth Nurs 19:174-82. 2004
    ..Patient follow-up by telephone questionnaire will confirm those surgical procedures that result in mild or moderate-to-severe postoperative pain and the effectiveness of treatment plans...
  52. ncbi Outpatient total laparoscopic hysterectomy
    John Thiel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 10:481-3. 2003
    ..To assess the safety of and patient satisfaction with total laparoscopic hysterectomy as an outpatient procedure...
  53. ncbi Tubal sterilization in the United States, 1994-1996
    A P MacKay
    Office of Analysis, Epidemiology, and Health Promotion, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD, USA
    Fam Plann Perspect 33:161-5. 2001
    ..Continued surveillance of both inpatient and outpatient procedures is necessary to monitor the role of tubal sterilization in contraceptive practice...
  54. ncbi Feasibility and safety of day surgery laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a university hospital using a standard clinical pathway
    S K Chang
    Department of Surgery, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    Singapore Med J 49:397-9. 2008
    ..In recent years, there has been a trend towards outpatient cholecystectomy. The aim of our study was to report on our experience with day surgery laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to assess its feasibility and safety...
  55. ncbi [Paediatric one-stop surgery: a series of 75 cases]
    P Lopez Alvarez-Buhilla
    Servicio de Cirugia Infantil, Hospital de Cruces, Barakaldo, Bizkaia, Espana
    Rev Calid Asist 24:239-44. 2009
    ..Ensuring a close relationship between Paediatric Surgeons and Primary Care Paediatricians is paramount...
  56. ncbi Is outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy safe and cost-effective? A model to study transition of care
    L A Fleisher
    Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Anesthesiology 90:1746-55. 1999
    ..The aim of the current trial was to determine the safety and cost savings of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in an outpatient setting using a "mock" outpatient setting...
  57. ncbi Safety, feasibility, and costs of outpatient laparoscopic extraperitoneal aortic nodal dissection for locally advanced cervical carcinoma
    Todd Tillmanns
    The West Clinic Center for Gynecologic Oncology, 100 North Humphreys Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 106:370-4. 2007
    ..To report on the safety, feasibility, and costs of outpatient laparoscopic extraperitoneal aortic lymph node dissection (LEPSS) for locally advanced cervical carcinoma...
  58. pmc Feasibility and safety of day care laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a developing country
    S Bal
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    Postgrad Med J 79:284-8. 2003
    ..Because of differences in the quality of health care delivery, western guidelines for day care surgery cannot be universally applied to developing countries...
  59. ncbi A prospective evaluation of the incidence of complications associated with Mohs micrographic surgery
    Jonathan L Cook
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3915, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Arch Dermatol 139:143-52. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi Oral misoprostol before office endometrial biopsy
    Jack F Perrone
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:439-44. 2002
    ..To evaluate oral misoprostol use before office endometrial biopsy...
  61. ncbi The efficacy of celecoxib premedication on postoperative pain and recovery times after ambulatory surgery: a dose-ranging study
    Alejandro Recart
    Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75390 9068, USA
    Anesth Analg 96:1631-5, table of contents. 2003
    ..We conclude that oral premedication with celecoxib 400 mg was more effective than 200 mg in reducing severe postoperative pain and the need for rescue analgesic medication in the postoperative period...
  62. ncbi [Improving communication between levels of health care: direct referral of patients to a one-stop service for major outpatient surgery]
    M T Cerdán Carbonero
    Area Sanitaria 7 de Atención Primaria, Madrid, Spain
    Aten Primaria 35:283-7. 2005
    ....
  63. pmc 'One-stop' inguinal hernia surgery--day-case referral, diagnosis and treatment
    S Putnis
    Department of General Surgery, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 86:425-7. 2004
    ..Patients with unilateral inguinal hernias are conventionally seen at an out-patient appointment before being placed on a waiting list for surgery. Many patients are also required to attend a pre-assessment clinic prior to admission...
  64. ncbi Routine day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    P C Leeder
    Department of Surgery, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading RG1 5AN, UK
    Br J Surg 91:312-6. 2004
    ..A prospective study was carried out to assess the feasibility of performing true day-case laparoscopic surgery in a district general hospital...
  65. ncbi Laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a day surgery procedure: implementation and audit of 136 consecutive cases in a university hospital
    Henri Vuilleumier
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital, 1011, Lausanne CHUV, Switzerland
    World J Surg 28:737-40. 2004
    ..These results were achieved by using selection criteria that considered not only the surgical pathology but also the individual and by using appropriate techniques and planned postoperative analgesia...
  66. ncbi Anterior cervical decompression and fusion with plate fixation as an outpatient procedure
    Jonathan R Stieber
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA
    Spine J 5:503-7. 2005
    ..Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with plate fixation has not, to our knowledge, been described as an outpatient procedure...
  67. ncbi Economics of nerve block pain management after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: potential hospital cost savings via associated postanesthesia care unit bypass and same-day discharge
    Brian A Williams
    Same Day Surgical Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15203, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:697-706. 2004
    ..In this study, the authors examine the associations of nerve block analgesia for these patients and its associated reductions in PACU use, hospital admission, and hospital costs...
  68. ncbi A comparison of infraclavicular nerve block versus general anesthesia for hand and wrist day-case surgeries
    Admir Hadzic
    Department of Anesthesiology, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York 10025, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:127-32. 2004
    ..The authors hypothesized that infraclavicular brachial plexus block (INB) performed with a short-acting local anesthetic would result in shorter time to discharge home as compared with "fast-track" GA...
  69. ncbi The feasibility, success and patient satisfaction associated with outpatient hysteroscopic sterilisation
    D Sinha
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    BJOG 114:676-83. 2007
    ..To determine the feasibility and patient satisfaction of female sterilisation using the Essure system in an outpatient hysteroscopy clinic without conscious sedation or general anaesthesia...
  70. ncbi Attitudes towards day-case surgery in Hong Kong Chinese patients
    Y C Lee
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Operating Services, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, 11 Chuen On Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Med J 13:298-303. 2007
    ..To evaluate attitudes of Chinese patients towards day-case surgery...
  71. pmc Outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy: home visit versus telephone follow-up
    W M Fallis
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Department of Research and Evaluation, Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg
    Can J Surg 44:39-44. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Telephone contact is an acceptable method of follow-up for patients who have undergone outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The call should be made later in the evening on the day of operation or the next morning...
  72. ncbi Outpatient pacemaker procedures in orally anticoagulated patients
    D J Goldstein
    Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:1730-4. 1998
    ....
  73. ncbi Pain as a factor complicating recovery and discharge after ambulatory surgery
    D Janet Pavlin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Anesth Analg 95:627-34, table of contents. 2002
    ..001). We conclude that improvements in pain therapy are warranted to improve patient comfort and to expedite recovery...
  74. ncbi Day surgery anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Sheffield experiences
    A Kumar
    Department of Orthopaedics, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S57AU, UK
    Knee 8:25-7. 2001
    ..Cost analysis showed that day surgery ACL reconstruction was cost effective. The average saving per patient was in the range of 20-25% when compared to inpatient ACL reconstruction...
  75. ncbi Outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    Mark Erickson
    Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:429-32. 2007
    ..Eleven (19.6%) of the 56 patients did not respond to a satisfaction questionnaire. Outpatient ACDF has high patient satisfaction but does not compromise patient safety...
  76. ncbi Outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an analysis of charges and perioperative complications
    A R Curran
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Knee Surg 14:145-51. 2001
    ..Compared to our initial inpatient study (1988-1993), significant charge reductions were maintained. This study demonstrated a low complication rate and high patient subjective satisfaction level...
  77. ncbi A randomized trial of outpatient hysteroscopy with and without intrauterine anesthesia
    Nadia Kabli
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15:308-10. 2008
    ..To evaluate the amount of pain during office hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy with and without intrauterine anesthesia...
  78. pmc Comparison of self-administered vaginal misoprostol versus placebo for cervical ripening prior to operative hysteroscopy using a sequential trial design
    K S Oppegaard
    Department of Gynaecology, Helse Finnmark, Klinikk Hammerfest, Hammerfest, Norway
    BJOG 115:663, e1-9. 2008
    ....
  79. ncbi Day surgery and thromboembolic complications: time for structured assessment and prophylaxis
    Jouni Ahonen
    Department on Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 20:535-9. 2007
    ..This article provides an overview of studies on thromboembolic complications and thromboprophylaxis in outpatients. The aim is to evaluate the indications and practice of thromboprophylaxis in day surgery...
  80. ncbi Day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy is safe and feasible: a case controlled study
    M A Rathore
    Department of Surgery, Causeway Hospital, Newbridge Road, Coleraine BT52 1HS, Northern Ireland, UK
    Int J Surg 5:255-9. 2007
    ..Day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DC-LC) is being practised in the USA and at sporadic centres in the UK including our department. The aim was to evaluate the admission rate after DC-LC...
  81. pmc Does self-administered vaginal misoprostol result in cervical ripening in postmenopausal women after 14 days of pre-treatment with estradiol? Trial protocol for a randomised, placebo-controlled sequential trial
    K S Oppegaard
    Department of Gynaecology, Helse Finnmark, Klinikk Hammerfest, Hammerfest, Norway
    BJOG 115:917-e10. 2008
    ....
  82. ncbi Contemporary day surgery: patients' experience of discharge and recovery
    Jo Gilmartin
    School of Healthcare Studies, Baines Wing, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Clin Nurs 16:1109-17. 2007
    ..To explore and reveal patients' perceptions of discharge arrangements and recovery following day surgery...
  83. ncbi Day case haemorrhoidectomy
    A J G Miles
    Department of General Surgery, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, UK
    Colorectal Dis 9:532-5. 2007
    ..Day case haemorrhoidectomy in a District General Hospital. We have investigated the uptake and outcome of day case haemorrhoidectomy in a small district general hospital...
  84. ncbi Ambulatory surgery is safe and effective in radicular disc disease
    J W Bookwalter
    Oakland Neurosurgical Associates, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 19:526-30. 1994
    ..Ninety percent of the patients were able to be discharged on the day of surgery. There was no significant morbidity related to the ambulatory approach. The authors also found a significant cost savings for third party reimbursers...
  85. ncbi Premedication with midazolam delays recovery after ambulatory sevoflurane anesthesia in children
    H Viitanen
    Department of Surgery and Anaesthesia, Central Hospital of Seinajoki, Finland
    Anesth Analg 89:75-9. 1999
    ..At home, more children in Group P (30%) experienced disturbed sleep during the night compared with those in Group M (4%) (P = 0.007)...
  86. ncbi Factors contributing to a prolonged stay after ambulatory surgery
    F Chung
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 89:1352-9. 1999
    ..Patients with CHF and those who underwent long procedures had a higher risk of a prolonged stay. Appropriate prevention and management of postoperative symptoms could significantly decrease the length of stay among patients receiving GA...
  87. ncbi A prospective randomized trial of day-stay only versus overnight-stay laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    P Hollington
    Department of Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Surg 69:841-3. 1999
    ..Although the feasibility of laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed as day surgery has been established, cost and recovery time have not previously been evaluated in a prospective comparative fashion...
  88. ncbi PACU bypass after outpatient knee surgery is associated with fewer unplanned hospital admissions but more phase II nursing interventions
    Brian A Williams
    Anesthesiology, Department of Same Day Surgical Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Anesthesiology 97:981-8. 2002
    ..We report PACU bypass rates using these criteria, and the extent to which PACU bypass was associated with (1) required nursing interventions in the step-down recovery unit, and (2) successful same-day discharge...
  89. ncbi Ambulatory thyroid surgery: an audit of safety and outcomes
    C W D Chin
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
    Singapore Med J 48:720-4. 2007
    ..Elective hemithyroidectomy is a common operation with a low complication rate. The aim of this study was to conduct an audit on the safety and efficacy of ambulatory hemithyroidectomy in carefully-selected patients...
  90. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of emergency day surgery against standard inpatient treatment
    P J Conaghan
    Departments of General Surgery, Whittington Hospital and Population Science and Primary Care, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Br J Surg 89:423-7. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of treating patients with minor and intermediate general surgical emergency conditions as day cases...
  91. ncbi Development of an appropriate list of surgical procedures of a specified maximum anesthetic complexity to be performed at a new ambulatory surgery facility
    Franklin Dexter
    Division of Management Consulting, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Anesth Analg 95:78-82, table of contents. 2002
    ....
  92. ncbi Advanced operative office hysteroscopy without anaesthesia: analysis of 501 cases treated with a 5 Fr. bipolar electrode
    S Bettocchi
    Department of General and Specialist Surgical Sciences, Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari, Italy
    Hum Reprod 17:2435-8. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment efficacy and patient acceptability of a new bipolar probe used during office hysteroscopic treatment of benign intrauterine pathologies...
  93. ncbi Is same-day discharge suitable following rigid esophagoscopy? Findings in a series of 655 cases
    Haytham Kubba
    Department of Otolaryngology, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Scotland
    Ear Nose Throat J 82:33-6. 2003
    ..This finding has important implications for surgeons who wish to perform rigid esophagoscopy on an outpatient basis...
  94. ncbi Umbilical hernia in adults: day case local anaesthetic repair
    V S Menon
    Department of Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
    J Postgrad Med 49:132-3. 2003
    ..During this period, irreducibility and strangulation are possible. We operate on adult patients under local anaesthesia (LA) as day cases to avoid this delay and describe our experience in this paper...
  95. pmc Day-care laparoscopic appendectomies
    D T Brosseuk
    Cariboo Memorial Hospital, Williams Lake, BC
    Can J Surg 42:138-42. 1999
    ..To demonstrate the safety of laparoscopic appendectomy in a day-care setting and to compare patients selected for laparoscopic versus open appendectomy...
  96. ncbi Randomized controlled trial comparing Thermachoice III* in the outpatient versus daycase setting
    Fiona Marsh
    Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 87:642-50. 2007
    ..To evaluate outpatient versus daycase Thermachoice III endometrial ablation...
  97. doi Local anesthesia for primary unilateral inguinal hernia in adults
    Tetsuji Fujita
    Ann Surg 248:344-5; author reply 345. 2008
  98. ncbi Day case surgery: experience in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria
    S O Fadiora
    Departments of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria
    West Afr J Med 26:24-7. 2007
    ..Previous studies on day case surgery in Nigeria have focused mainly on the immediate peri-operative care of the patients within the service hospital...
  99. ncbi Pain prevention with intraoperative ketamine in outpatient children undergoing tonsillectomy or tonsillectomy and adenotomy
    Osman N Aydin
    Anesthesiology and Reanimation Algology, Adnan Menderes University, Medical Faculty, Aydin, Turkey
    J Clin Anesth 19:115-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of ketamine in the prevention of postoperative pain after tonsillectomy...
  100. ncbi Post-operative symptoms at home in children following day case surgery
    Aramide Folayemi Faponle
    Dept Anaesthesia, Obafemi Awolowo Univ Teaching Hospital, Ile Ife, Nigeria
    Middle East J Anaesthesiol 19:185-96. 2007
    ..The study evaluated the postoperative symptoms at home. The parents also evaluated the instructions given in the hospital for care at home...
  101. ncbi Assessment of wound infiltration with bupivacaine in women undergoing day-case gynecological laparoscopy
    S Y Fong
    Department of Anaesthesia, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Subiaco, Australia
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 26:131-6. 2001
    ..079). CONCLUSIONS: Wound infiltration with local anaesthetic did not significantly reduce pain or opioid requirement after gynecological laparoscopy...

Research Grants59

  1. HOME CARE MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC PAIN
    KIMBERLY SUTTERS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Patients and parents in all pain management groups will have and end of study interview to describe their experiences with the program. ..
  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. Portable Field Anesthesia Machine
    JOHN IZUCHUKWU; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Preliminary results are promising. Tests will be conducted on optimized prototypes under simulated physiologic conditions that mimic field operational environments. ..
  4. Gamma Ray Spectroscopy for Dose Rate Constants
    Ravinder Nath; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Psychological Influences on Postoperative Recovery
    Zeev Kain; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The broad, longterm objectives of this research are the evaluation, development and implementation of preoperative interventions that will improve the postoperative behavioral and clinical recovery process. ..
  6. Interactive Multimedia Intervention to Improve Colonoscopy and Bowel Prep Adhere
    JOHN MATTHEW INADOMI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Although preparation quality is important for all persons, this intervention will be targeted to African Americans since they are at increased risk of non-adherence to the preparation. ..
  7. Surgical Site and Clostridium difficile Infections after Ambulatory Surgery
    Margaret A Olsen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This study will provide significant new information to enhance patient safety and improve outcomes for patients undergoing common surgical procedures in ambulatory settings. ..
  8. Financial Incentives and Treatment of Medicare Patients with Spine Problems
    Jean M Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Moreover, such information will be highly relevant regarding the ongoing debate over how to control Medicare and other health care spending. ..
  9. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Medicare Expenditures for Outpatient Procedures
    Brent K Hollenbeck; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In particular, findings from this study have potential relevance to several important policy initiatives, including anti-self-referral legislation and payment reform for surgical care. ..
  10. PHIS+: Augmenting the Pediatric Health Information System with Clinical Data
    Ron Keren; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  11. Comparisons of ASC Procedure Costs and Payments
    Jean M Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Such findings would also provide evidence to support mandating that ASCs submit annual cost reports to CMS. ..
  12. Improving Reporting of Race, Ethnicity, and Language in California
    DAVID SCOTT ZINGMOND; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Results can be used to more accurately identify and address potential health and healthcare disparities arising through issues related to race, ethnicity, and language. ..
  13. Predicting severe post-surgical pain using clinical risk factors
    Christian C Apfel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Insights gained from this study on acute post-surgical pain will allow clinicians to address modifiable risk factors and direct the development of novel pain therapies towards better, more individualized patient care. ..
  14. Colonoscope Force Monitor
    Armen Sarvazyan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The aim of this project is to bring to clinical practice a technology and a device for quantitative characterization of examiner performance to improve training of endoscopists and establish best practices for performing colonoscopy. ..
  15. North Shore CCOP
    Vincent P Vinciguerra; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This observed decrease in the incidence and death rates from all cancers combined is highly encouraging. However, ongoing research is needed to improve our current methods of prevention, early detection, and treatment. ..
  16. Real-Time Stereotactic Mass Spectrometry Tissue Analysis for Intraoperative Neuro
    NATHALIE YR AGAR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The platform being developed for such a complex system can be further adapted to other surgical interventions t in need of highly specific guidance. ..
  17. Electronic Surveillance for Wound Infections after Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery
    Susan E Coffin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Implementing Safe Practices for Prevention of Perioperative Hypothermia
    VICTORIA J M STEELMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The knowledge gained through this study can be generalized to implementation of other safe practices, improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare. ..
  19. Assessing Utility of a Kiosk Model Self Triage System in the Pediatric Emergency
    Madhumita Sinha; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..In addition to its role in streamlining "front end operations" in an ED, the system could find similar use in any ambulatory care setting such as physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care centers. ..
  20. Propofol Microemulsions Pre-clinical Investigation
    JEROME MODELL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..to disperse lipophilic drugs using nanotechnology and into NanoMedex's business strategy wherein all nanoparticle constituents are currently off patent and previously intravenously infused into humans. ..
  21. A MULTIFUNCTIONAL SURGICAL SUPPORT SURFACE
    James Price; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Extended healthcare, including nursing homes, home and hospice care, rehabilitation hospitals, intensive care units, is another extensive market for pressure ulcer prevention. ..
  22. RESEARCH TO PRACTICE CONFERENCE
    Naomi Kuznets; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..specific), and private organizations that fund health services research. ..
  23. Efficacy of Nurse Coaching to Aid Ambulatory Surgery Pt.
    Dorothy Jones; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The proposed study builds upon the Principal Investigator's previous research and will provide empirical evidence for nurse-managed care during recovery at home from ambulatory surgery. ..
  24. Colonoscope Force Monitor
    Armen Sarvazyan; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Significant commercial opportunity exists to provide an effective, low-cost method to define best practices in colonoscopy and to implement these practices as part of training, ongoing education and quality assurance. ..
  25. Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for IV Insertion Pain
    Ann Jacobson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Findings from the study will contribute to the body of knowledge of cognitive strategies for pain management in acute care. ..
  26. Risks of Inaccurate or Incomplete Pre-operative Assessments in Freestanding ASCs
    NANCY KUPKA; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Outcomes After ACL Reconstruction: Femoral Nerve Block
    Brian Williams; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The methods learned and the model developed herein will be the basis of future studies funded through the R01 mechanism. ..
  28. Dose-response of cranberry in women with recurrent UTIs
    Lynn Stothers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  29. Psychosocial Intervention Program for Hysterectomy
    Alison Caldwell Andrews; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We hypothesize that women in the PPP group will have lower state anxiety and higher quality of sleep the evening before surgery than women in the SC group. Data will be analyzed using repeated measures analysis of covariance. ..
  30. Predicting Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis with Genetic and Clinical Factors
    ELIZABETH ANN contact COLEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, this study will accelerate nursing advancements to the "Science of Health". ..
  31. Regulation of SMAD4 and BMPR1A Expression in Juvenile Polyposis
    James R Howe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  32. Financial Incentives and Variations in the Care of Medicare Beneficiaries
    Bruce E Landon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Because patients will be clustered within physicians and physicians clustered within markets, we will use hierarchical analytic methods. ..
  33. Dental Coverage Transistions, Utilization and Retirement
    RICHARD MANSKI; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Results obtained from this project will establish the independent effect of dental coverage on dental use and as a consequence provide important and timely information for policy makers. ..
  34. Phase 3 stem cell transplant for light chain amyloidosis
    Morie A Gertz; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..In addition, the analysis of clonal precursor B cells in the periphery and kinetics of amyloid formation of the monoclonal light chain will allow us to define and determine the mechanisms of disease progression and response to therapy. ..
  35. Improving control with Activity and Nutrition
    Anne Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Results will be immediately applicable to a majority of health plans and practices in the U.S. ..
  36. The Molecular Basis of Juvenile Polyposis
    James Howe; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These studies will also benefit JP patients by improving presymptomatic genetic testing, and identification of new therapeutic targets for polyp regression and cancer prevention in JP. ..
  37. Enhancing Infant Emotion Regulation: Two Holding Methods
    Madalynn Neu; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  38. UW Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training (RMI)
    Richard Deyo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  39. Economic, Social, and Psychological Burdens of Arthritis
    Edward Yelin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The conference will be one day in duration and will take place the day preceding the formal opening of the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. ..
  40. Oral Care and Respiratory Pathogen Colonization
    Ozan Akca; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Reducing respiratory pathogen colonization in the mouth could significantly reduce the morbidity and cost of VAP. ..
  41. The Impact of Outcomes on Transplant Center Choice
    David Howard; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Using these estimates, we will simulate the impact of changes in survival rates on market shares for the groups of patients mentioned above. ..
  42. MEDICAID MGD CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPEC HLTH CARE NEEDS
    JEAN MITCHELL; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. EARLY OTITIS AND LITERACY AND ATTENTION AT 9 TO 11 YEARS
    JACK PARADISE; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. MD Group Characteristics and Quality of Care for CHD
    Bruce Landon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. Volume-Outcomes in Incontinence Surgery
    Jennifer Anger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome will be re-operation rates, repeat sling procedures (for failures), and other postoperative complications, stratified by high and low volume surgeons and hospitals. ..
  46. Functional Limitation, Arthritis, Depression, & Race
    Dorothy Dunlop; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Hypotheses tested by this study will provide information that would motivate clinical and public health strategies to improve health care and reduce functional impairment among people with arthritis. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  47. LONG-TERM OUTCOME OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
    J Rizzo; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  48. Individual Housing Data and Socioeconomic Status
    Young Juhn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Telephone interviews will be completed with 1,400 parents of children 1-18 years to obtain additional data. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  49. Exercise to Relieve Cancer-Related Insomnia and Fatigue
    Elizabeth Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..As their physical activity and functional status improve, patients can continue to manage their activities of daily living and may be more likely to continue cancer treatment, thus increasing their survival chances. ..
  50. Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during Pregnancy
    Shu Ming Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  51. Asthma and Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
    Young Juhn; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  52. NIAMS Muiltidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in...
    Richard Deyo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..It will require computer modeling, based on precedents in MR-PET scanning. We will determine if surgeons will accept the synthesized images as a replacement for CT-myelography for purposes of surgical planning. ..
  53. A Tailored Internet-based Preparation Program for Perioperative Anxiety and Pain
    Zeev N Kain; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..At the conclusion of this application, we will have preliminary data on which to base a follow-up full-scale evaluation of the efficacy and effectiveness of this program and potential moderators of its treatment effects. ..
  54. 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]..
  55. Diabetes TrialNet
    Jennifer Marks; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If not prevented, a treatment effect that preserves beta-cell function in those who do develop diabetes will provide an important clinical benefit. ..
  56. Evidence-Based Rheumatology: Prevalence/Impact Arthritis
    Edward Yelin; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The conference will be one day in duration and will take place on November 12, 2005, the day preceding the formal opening of the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. ..