- All open and laparoscopic colectomies submitted to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) were evaluated for trends and improvements in operative outcomes.
- Lung cancer is the second most common neoplasm and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In cancer, weight loss and obesity are associated with reduced survival. However, the effect of obesity or weight loss at presentation on lung cancer survival has not been well studied.
- Many centers have adapted an Acuity Adaptable Cardiothoracic Unit (AACU) to fast track cardiac surgery patients, yet few data exist on the impact of such a unit on general thoracic surgery outcomes. We examined the effects of implementing an Acuity Adaptable Cardiothoracic Unit on patients undergoing major pulmonary resections.
- Women have been shown to have worse outcomes compared with men after cardiac surgery, but fare better after traumatic injury. No study considers the impact of gender on outcomes after major gastrointestinal surgery. We hypothesize that the physiologic insults of a major abdominal operation are similar to an injury model; therefore, women will have improved outcomes.
- Early endotracheal intubation in patients sustaining moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the standard of care. Yet the benefit of pre-hospital intubation (PHI) in patients with TBI is questionable. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between pre-hospital endotracheal intubation and mortality in patients with isolated moderate to severe TBI.
- We sought to determine the impact of number of lymph nodes examined on survival for Wilms tumor (WT).
- Obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) is recognized as a functional (e.g., anismus) and anatomic (e.g., rectocele and rectal intussusception) defecatory disorder of the pelvic floor. This study was designed to evaluate outcomes and patient satisfaction following stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) for the surgical treatment of ODS.