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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796728/patient-hospital-and-geographic-disparities-in-laparoscopic-surgery-use-among-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-medicare-patients-with-colon-cancer
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Kendra L Ratnapradipa, Min Lian, Donna B Jeffe, Nicholas O Davidson, Jan M Eberth, Sandi L Pruitt, Mario Schootman
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection is the primary treatment for colon cancer, but use of laparoscopic approaches varies widely despite demonstrated short- and long-term benefits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics associated with laparoscopic colon cancer resection and to quantify variation based on patient, hospital, and geographic characteristics. DESIGN: Bayesian cross-classified, multilevel logistic models calculated adjusted ORs and CIs for patient, surgeon, hospital, and geographic characteristics and unexplained variability (predicted vs...
September 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771639/utilisation-of-prehospital-emergency-medical-services-for-hyperglycaemia-a-community-based-observational-study
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Melanie Villani, Natalie Nanayakkara, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Arul Earnest, Karen Smith, Georgia Soldatos, Helena Teede, Sophia Zoungas
AIMS: This study examines prehospital Emergency Medical Service (EMS) utilisation and patterns of demand for hyperglycaemia management, including characteristics of individuals and factors related to hospital transport. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A state-wide, community-based observational study of all patients requiring prehospital EMS for hyperglycaemia during a 7 year study period (Jan 2009-Dec 2015) using electronic data from the Ambulance Victoria data warehouse was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752985/considerations-in-minimally-invasive-adrenal-surgery-the-front-or-the-backdoor
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Otis M Vrielink, Patrick H Hemmer, Schelto Kruijff
In the last decades, in minimally invasive adrenal surgery, the retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (PRA) has shown favorable results when compared to the laparoscopic transperitoneal adrenalectomy (LTA). However, for many endocrine surgeons it is unclear if, when, and how to transition from LTA to PRA. Although the length of the learning curve for both approaches is comparable, the LTA is a technically more challenging procedure whilst PRA demands an orientation in a new environment in a patient that is positioned upside down...
July 28, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702784/cementless-modular-distally-fixed-stem-in-hip-revision-arthroplasty-a-single-center-study-of-132-consecutive-hips
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Ali Hashem, Ammar Al-Azzawi, Hasan Riyadh, Sebastian Mukka, Arkan Sayed-Noor
PURPOSE: The use of cementless, modular, distally fixed stem in hip revision arthroplasty has increased during the last decades. We aimed to analyze the early and late postoperative complications, re-operation rate, and survival rate of the MP stem operated at our county hospital with relatively limited caseload. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included 132 hips operated with MP stem between January 2007-2014. An independent observer reviewed patients' medical records in July 2015 (18-102 months postoperatively, median 52...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637571/workforce-issues-in-pediatric-surgery
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Don K Nakayama
High salaries indicate a demand for pediatric surgeons in excess of the supply, despite only a slight growth in the pediatric-age population and a sharp increase in numbers of trainees. Top-level neonatal intensive care units require 24-hour-7-day pediatric surgical availability, so hospitals are willing to pay surgeons a premium and engage high-priced locum tenens surgeons to fill vacancies in coverage. With increased supply comes an erosion of the numbers of cases performed by trainees and surgeons in practice...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621689/age-adjusted-charlson-comorbidity-index-score-as-predictor-of-survival-of-patients-with-digestive-system-cancer-who-have-undergone-surgical-resection
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Yaohua Tian, Zhong Jian, Beibei Xu, Hui Liu
Comorbidities have considerable effects on survival outcomes. The primary objective of this retrospective study was to examine the association between age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI) score and postoperative in-hospital mortality in patients with digestive system cancer who have undergone surgical resection of their cancers. Using electronic hospitalization summary reports, we identified 315,464 patients who had undergone surgery for digestive system cancer in top-rank (Grade 3A) hospitals in China between 2013 and 2015...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615121/implications-of-the-getting-it-right-first-time-initiative-for-regional-knee-arthroplasty-services
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Richard Barksfield, James Murray, James Robinson, Andrew Porteous
STUDY AIM: The aim of this case study of regional orthopaedic practice was to estimate the potential impact of the GIRFT recommendations (iGIRFT) of minimum unit and surgeon specific volumes to orthopaedic units within the Severn Region, UK. METHOD: Practice profiles for surgeons and units were generated using the UK National Joint Registry Surgeon and Hospital Profile Database. Minimum volume thresholds were set at 13 procedures/year for surgeons and 30 procedures/year for units...
June 12, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606173/tuberculosis-caseload-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-related-with-high-hospital-based-mortality-in-lusaka-zambia
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Tendai Munthali, Chishala Chabala, Elson Chama, Raider Mugode, Nathan Kapata, Patrick Musonda, Charles Michelo
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children pose a major treatment and care challenge in high HIV burden countries in Africa. We investigated the prevalence of Tuberculosis notifications among hospitalised under-five children with severe acute malnutrition. A retrospective review of medical records for all children aged 0-59 months admitted to the University Teaching Hospital from 2009 to 2013 was performed. Descriptive statistics were employed to estimate TB caseload...
June 12, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574322/volume-outcome-relationship-for-colorectal-cancer-in-primary-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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David W Borowski, Sarah Cawkwell, Syed M Amir Zaidi, Matthew Toward, Nicola Maguire, Talvinder S Gill
Purpose Higher caseloads are associated with better outcomes for many conditions treated in secondary and tertiary care settings, including colorectal cancer (CRC). There is little known whether such volume-outcome relationship exist in primary care settings. The purpose of this paper is to examine general practitioner (GP) CRC-specific caseload for possible associations with referral pathways, disease stage and CRC patients' overall survival. Design/methodology/approach The paper retrospectively analyses a prospectively maintained CRC database for 2009-2014 in a single district hospital providing bowel cancer screening and tertiary rectal cancer services...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571104/a-review-of-the-burns-caseload-of-a-physician-based-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
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Karina Hall, Brian Burns
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe patient demographics, injuries, physiology and interventions performed by retrieval physicians in the care of burns patients in both a pre-hospital and interhospital setting. METHODS: A retrospective review of patient records from a large Australian Helicopter Emergency Medical Service was conducted. Demographics, injury, burn type, physiology and intervention data were extracted into a database for statistical analysis...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560230/minimum-volume-discussion-in-the-treatment-of-colon-and-rectal-cancer-a-review-of-the-current-status-and-relevance-of-surgeon-and-hospital-volume-regarding-result-quality-and-the-impact-on-health-economics
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REVIEW
Karl-Heinrich Link, Peter Coy, Mark Roitman, Carola Link, Marko Kornmann, Ludger Staib
BACKGROUND: To answer the question whether minimum caseloads need to be stipulated in the German S3 (or any other) guidelines for colorectal cancer, we analyzed the current representative literature. The question is important regarding medical quality as well as health economics and policy. METHODS: A literature research was conducted in PubMed for papers concerning 'colon cancer' (CC), 'rectal cancer' (RC), and 'colorectal cancer' (CRC), with 'results', 'quality', and 'mortality' between the years 2000 and 2016 being relevant factors...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560229/is-there-a-rationale-for-structural-quality-assurance-in-esophageal-surgery
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REVIEW
Torben Glatz, Jens Höppner
BACKGROUND: Advances regarding perioperative mortality rates and oncological outcomes after esophagectomy have been reported extensively by specialized high-volume centers in Europe and the USA over the last decade. However, recent database analyses reveal that the perioperative mortality of esophagectomy remains high in these countries, indicating a discrepancy between surgical quality in baseline hospitals and specialized centers. METHODS: This article provides an overview over the existing literature on the correlation between structural quality, procedural volume, and surgical outcome in e- sophageal surgery...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560228/influence-of-hospital-volume-effects-and-minimum-caseload-requirements-on-quality-of-care-in-pancreatic-surgery-in-germany
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REVIEW
Christian Krautz, Axel Denz, Georg F Weber, Robert Grützmann
INTRODUCTION: Numerous international studies have identified hospital volume as significant independent variable of death following pancreatic surgery. Most of these studies were limited to regions of countries or portions of a national population and did not include data on volume-outcome effects in Germany. METHODS: The Medline database was systematically searched to identify studies that analyzed volume-outcome relationships and effects of minimum caseload requirements on outcomes of pancreatic surgery in Germany...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544301/hospital-volume-and-perioperative-outcomes-for-radical-cystectomy-a-population-study
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Cristian Udovicich, Marlon Perera, Molla Huq, Lih-Ming Wong, Daniel Lenaghan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between hospital volume and perioperative outcomes of radical cystectomy (RC) using state population data for a contemporary Australian cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing RC for urothelial malignancy in the state of Victoria, Australia between July 2003 and June 2014 were identified using the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED). Hospitals were divided into tertiles according to their caseload per year...
May 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504991/tablet-e-logbooks-four-thousand-clinical-cases-and-complications-e-logged-by-14-nondoctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering, Stephen Knoble, Indra Rai
BACKGROUND: To meet the need for essential surgery across rural Nepal, anesthesia at district level is delivered by nondoctor anesthetists. They require support to maintain confidence and competence, and upgraded professional registration to secure their status. To meet these needs, a distance-blended learning course was pioneered and delivered. A core course requirement was to log all clinical cases; these were logged on a new e-logbook. METHODS: Fourteen nondoctor anesthesia providers working in 12 different districts across Nepal were enrolled in the 1-year course...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458123/the-motivation-and-capacity-to-go-above-and-beyond-qualitative-analysis-of-free-text-survey-responses-in-the-m-ngo-randomised-controlled-trial-of-caseload-midwifery
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Jyai Allen, Sue Kildea, Donna L Hartz, Mark Tracy, Sally Tracy
OBJECTIVE: to explore whether women allocated to caseload care characterise their midwife differently to those allocated to standard care. DESIGN: multi-site unblinded, randomised, controlled, parallel-group trial. SETTING: the study was conducted in two metropolitan teaching hospitals across two Australian cities. POPULATION: women of all obstetric risk were eligible to participate. Inclusion criteria were: 18 years or older, less than 24 week's gestation with a singleton pregnancy...
March 29, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434634/hypospadias-surgery-in-england-higher-volume-centres-have-lower-complication-rates
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David J Wilkinson, Patrick A Green, Shanthi Beglinger, Jessica Myers, Rachel Hudson, David Edgar, Simon E Kenny
INTRODUCTION: Hypospadias surgery has progressed steadily over recent years. There remains considerable variation in the operative management of boys with hypospadias in the UK, and it is therefore difficult to identify acceptable standards with regards to reoperation rates. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of reoperations and complications from all centres performing hypospadias surgery in England and to identify variables that influence outcome. METHODS: All children undergoing NHS hypospadias surgery in England between 1999 and 2009 were identified using the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419326/accessibility-to-surgical-robot-technology-and-prostate-cancer-patient-behavior-for-prostatectomy
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Toru Sugihara, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Go Nagao, Akira Ishikawa, Tetsuya Fujimura, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Kiyohide Fushimi, Makoto Ohori, Yukio Homma
Background: To examine how surgical robot emergence affects prostate-cancer patient behavior in seeking radical prostatectomy focusing on geographical accessibility. Methods: In Japan, robotic surgery was approved in April 2012. Based on data in the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database between April 2012 and March 2014, distance to nearest surgical robot and interval days to radical prostatectomy (divided by mean interval in 2011: % interval days to radical prostatectomy) were calculated for individual radical prostatectomy cases at non-robotic hospitals...
April 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402138/exploring-differences-in-patient-centered-practices-among-healthcare-professionals-in-acute-care-settings
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Souraya Sidani, Scott Reeves, Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Mary van Soeren, Mary Fox, Laura Collins
There is limited evidence of the extent to which Healthcare professionals implement patient-centered care (PCC) and of the factors influencing their PCC practices in acute care organizations. This study aimed to (1) examine the practices reported by health professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers, other healthcare providers) in relation to three PCC components (holistic, collaborative, and responsive care), and (2) explore the association of professionals' characteristics (gender, work experience) and a contextual factor (caseload), with the professionals' PCC practices...
April 12, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396693/prevalence-of-non-communicable-diseases-and-access-to-health-care-and-medications-among-yazidis-and-other-minority-groups-displaced-by-isis-into-the-kurdistan-region-of-iraq
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Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham, Nazar Shabila
BACKGROUND: The increasing caseload of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in displaced populations poses new challenges for humanitarian agencies and host country governments in the provision of health care, diagnostics and medications. This study aimed to characterise the prevalence of NCDs and better understand issues related to accessing care among Yazidis and other minority groups displaced by ISIS and currently residing in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. METHODS: The study covered 13 camps managed by the Kurdish Board of Relief and Humanitarian Affairs...
2017: Conflict and Health
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