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Hawaii surgery

Della M Lin, Kathryn A Carson, Lisa H Lubomski, Elizabeth C Wick, Julius Cuong Pham
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSI) after colorectal surgery are common, lead to patient harm, and are costly to the healthcare system. This study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Surgery in Hawaii. STUDY DESIGN: This pre-post cohort study involved 100% of 15 hospitals in Hawaii from January 2013-June 2015. The intervention was a statewide implementation of the Comprehensive-Unit-based-Safety-Program (CUSP) and individualized bundles of interventions to reduce SSI...
May 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Ming Chen, Laura Kueny, Arthur L Schwartz
Purpose: There are multiple reports of the role of corneal hysteresis (CH) as an independent risk factor for the diagnosis and risk of progression of normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). Our study measured CH with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) in patients with intraocular pressure (IOP) <21 mmHg to investigate if a low CH would identify NTG in this Asian-based practice. Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study of patients who underwent routine eye examination during 2016 in a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii, where most patients are Asian...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Alexis L Beatty, Michael Truong, David W Schopfer, Hui Shen, Justin M Bachmann, Mary A Whooley
Background -Cardiac rehabilitation is strongly recommended after myocardial infarction (MI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), but is historically underused. We sought to evaluate variation in cardiac rehabilitation participation across the United States. Methods -From administrative data from the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system and a 5% Medicare sample, we used ICD-9 codes to identify patients hospitalized for MI, PCI, or CABG from 2007-2011. After excluding patients who died within 30 days of hospitalization, we calculated the percent of patients who participated in one or more outpatient visits for cardiac rehabilitation during the 12 months after hospitalization...
January 5, 2018: Circulation
Mitchell I Cohen, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Sertac Cicek
The 1st World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology was held in London, United Kingdom, in 1980, organised by Dr Jane Somerville and Prof. Fergus Macartney. The idea was that of Jane Somerville, who worked with enormous energy and enthusiasm to bring together paediatric cardiologists and surgeons from around the world. The 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology took place in New York in 1985, organised by Bill Rashkind, Mary Ellen Engle, and Eugene Doyle. The 3rd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1989, organised by Chompol Vongraprateep...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Bradley T Simon, Elizabeth M Scallan, Dirsko J F Von Pfeil, Daniel T Boruta, Rick Wall, Belle M Nibblett, O Odette, Guy Beauchamp, Paulo V Steagall
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate pet owners' perceptions and understanding of surgical pain, perioperative pain management, and anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective owner survey. SAMPLE POPULATION: Eight veterinary hospitals each provided 200 surveys for distribution to pet owners. METHODS: A survey evaluated owners' perceptions and opinions related to surgical pain, perioperative pain management, anesthesia in dogs and cats, and owner demographics (sex, age, education, employment, previous surgical experience, and pet ownership) in 8 regions of the United States (Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Ohio, Texas, Washington, DC)...
February 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica L McKee, Paul B McBeth, Chad G Ball, Anthony LaPorta, Timothy Broderick, Tim Leslie, David King, Heather E Wright Beatty, Jocelyn Keillor, Homer Tien
Hemorrhage is the most preventable cause of posttraumatic death. Many cases are potentially anatomically salvageable, yet remain lethal without logistics or trained personnel to deliver diagnosis or resuscitative surgery in austere environments. Revolutions in technology for remote mentoring of ultrasound and surgery may enhance capabilities to utilize the skill sets of non-physicians. Thus, our research collaborative explored remote mentoring to empower non-physicians to address junctional and torso hemorrhage control in austere environments...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica McKee, Paul B McBeth, Chad G Ball, Anthony LaPorta, Timothy Broderick, Tim Leslie, David King, Heather Wright-Beatty, Jocelyn Keillor, Homer Tien
Hemorrhage is the most preventable cause of post-traumatic death. Many cases are potentially anatomically salvageable, yet remain lethal without logistics or trained personnel to deliver diagnosis or Resuscitative-surgery in austere-environments. Revolutions in technology for remote-mentoring of ultrasound and surgery may enhance capabilities to utilize the skill-sets of non-physicians. Thus, our Research-Collaborative explored remote-mentoring to empower non-physicians to address junctional and torso hemorrhage-control in Austere-environments...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Ari Cedars, Lawrence Benjamin, Sara V Burns, Eric Novak, Amit Amin
OBJECTIVE: Length of stay (LOS) is a major driver of inpatient care costs. To date, few studies have investigated risk factors associated with increased LOS in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). In the present work, we sought to address this knowledge gap. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of the State Inpatient Databases from Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska and New York. We analysed data on admissions in patients with ACHD and constructed a series of hierarchical regression models to identify the clinical factors having the greatest effects on LOS...
August 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Gwyneth R Milbrath
OBJECTIVE: Much has been written about the military events of December 7, 1941; however, little has been documented about the nurses' work and experience at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The aerial assault on Pearl Harbor was the first time in US history that Army nurses had been on the front line of battle. Nurses quickly triaged and stabilized those who could be saved, and provided compassion and comfort to those who were dying, in an environment where the nurses were unsure of their own survival...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Michele Carbone, Shreya Kanodia, Ann Chao, Aubrey Miller, Anil Wali, David Weissman, Alex Adjei, Francine Baumann, Paolo Boffetta, Brenda Buck, Marc de Perrot, A Umran Dogan, Steve Gavett, Alessandro Gualtieri, Raffit Hassan, Mary Hesdorffer, Fred R Hirsch, David Larson, Weimin Mao, Scott Masten, Harvey I Pass, Julian Peto, Enrico Pira, Ian Steele, Anne Tsao, Gavitt Alida Woodard, Haining Yang, Shakun Malik
On November 9 and 10, 2015, the International Conference on Mesothelioma in Populations Exposed to Naturally Occurring Asbestiform Fibers was held at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The meeting was cosponsored by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the agenda was designed with significant input from staff at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. A multidisciplinary group of participants presented updates reflecting a range of disciplinary perspectives, including mineralogy, geology, epidemiology, toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, public health, and clinical oncology...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Matthew A Pimentel, Erica N Browne, Priya M Janardhana, Durga S Borkar, Vivien M Tham, Aileen Uchida, Aleli C Vinoya, Nisha R Acharya
IMPORTANCE: With the increased use of data from electronic medical records for research, it is important to validate International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for their respective diagnoses. OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of using ICD-9 codes to identify ocular inflammatory diseases. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective secondary database analysis. The setting was Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, an integrated managed care consortium that serves approximately 15% of the general Hawaiian population...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Shyamal Premaratne, Ishani D Premaratne, Naomi D Fernando, Lashira Williams, Nahidh W Hasaniya
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Its incidence can range from 10 to 60% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft. This rhythm can result in shorter or longer intervals between beats. METHODS: Medical records of 143 patients from the Queen's Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, Saint Francis Medical Center, and Straub Hospital and Clinic, all of which are located in Honolulu, Hawaii were reviewed...
January 2016: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
Courtney Y Kauh, Taylor S Blachley, Paul R Lichter, Paul P Lee, Joshua D Stein
IMPORTANCE: Previous studies using data from the 1980s found relatively little geographic variation in cataract surgery rates across the United States. We do not know whether similar patterns hold true today, nor do we know the patient- and community-level factors that might explain any recent geographic variations in the rate and timing of cataract surgery. OBJECTIVE: To assess the extent of geographic variation in patient age at initial cataract surgery and the age-standardized cataract surgery rate in a large group of insured US patients with cataracts...
March 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Elizabeth W Paxton, Maria C S Inacio, Jasvinder A Singh, Rebecca Love, Stefano A Bini, Robert S Namba
BACKGROUND: Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a successful procedure, 4% to 11% of patients who undergo THA are readmitted to the hospital. Prior studies have reported rates and risk factors of THA readmission but have been limited to single-center samples, administrative claims data, or Medicare patients. As a result, hospital readmission risk factors for a large proportion of patients undergoing THA are not fully understood. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What is the incidence of hospital readmissions after primary THA and the reasons for readmission? (2) What are the risk factors for hospital readmissions in a large, integrated healthcare system using current perioperative care protocols? METHODS: The Kaiser Permanente (KP) Total Joint Replacement Registry (TJRR) was used to identify all patients with primary unilateral THAs registered between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011...
November 2015: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Andrew T Schlussel, Michael B Lustik, Eric K Johnson, Justin A Maykel, Brad J Champagne, Joel E Goldberg, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Although minimally invasive colorectal surgery increases widely, outcomes following its use in complex operations such as the abdominoperineal resection (APR) remain indeterminate. METHODS: A review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2008 to 2011) of all patients undergoing elective laparoscopic or open APR was conducted. Risk-adjusted 30-day outcomes were assessed using regression modeling accounting for patient characteristics, comorbidities, and surgical procedure...
May 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Ming Chen, Christian Swinney, Mindy Chen
AIM: To compare the complication rate of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and traditional phacoemulsification for the first 18mo of FLACS use at a private surgical center in Hawaii. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted from January 2012 to June 2013. The first 273 consecutive eyes receiving FLACS and 553 eyes receiving traditional phacoemulsification were examined. All surgeries were performed at a single surgical center in Hawaii...
2015: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Ming Chen, Geoffrey M Hill, Thomas D Patrianakos, Eliot S Ku, Mindy Lin Chen
PURPOSE: To compare the intraoperative pain, anxiety, undesired movement, and cooperation between patients receiving oral diazepam or intravenous (IV) midazolam for conscious sedation during cataract surgery under topical anesthesia. SETTING: Ambulatory surgical center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Patients having first-time cataract extraction with topical anesthesia were randomized to receive sedation with oral diazepam 30 minutes before surgery or IV midazolam immediately preceding surgery...
February 2015: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Masayuki Nogi, Matthew J Bankowski, Francis D Pien
A case of Bordetella petrii septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in an elbow resulted from a dirt bike accident in Hawaii. Two months of intravenous antibiotics and repeated surgeries were required to cure this infection. Our case, and literature review, suggests that extended-spectrum penicillins, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are good treatment options.
March 2015: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Catherine L Ly, Linda L Wong
OBJECTIVES: Although hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance is associated with mortality reduction, it continues to be underutilized. The failure to conduct screening tests is a significant factor in the late diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma when curative interventions may not be feasible. Reasons for these low surveillance rates are unclear and need to be elucidated. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: This retrospective study reviewed 616 cases of HCC from a hepatobiliary surgery office in Hawaii for age, sex, ethnicity, birthplace, residence, education, employment, insurance, and obesity to determine their influence on HCC screening...
2014: Ethnicity & Disease
Gregory G Maskarinec, Mele Look, Kalehua Tolentino, Mililani Trask-Batti, Todd Seto, Mapuana de Silva, Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula
BACKGROUND: The Hula Empowering Lifestyle Adaption Study, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, was a 5-year research trial evaluating the impact of the traditional Native Hawaiian dance form, hula, as an exercise modality for cardiac rehabilitation, compared with usual care, on individuals recently hospitalized for a cardiac event or who had recently undergone coronary artery bypass surgery. METHOD AND RESULTS: Seeking to learn what physical, mental, spiritual, and social effects the intervention may have had for participants, we interviewed 20 of a total of 35 patients who were enrolled in the dance arm of the study...
January 2015: Health Promotion Practice
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