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Karl Y. Bilimoria
Northwestern University
CancerSurgeryGeneral surgeryQuality managementMedicine
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#1Tarik Yuce (NU: Northwestern University)
#2Patricia L. Turner (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 2
Last. Yue Yung Hu (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 14
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#1Daniel B. Hewitt (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 1
#2Ryan J. Ellis (ACS: American College of Surgeons)H-Index: 7
Last. Mark E. Cohen (ACS: American College of Surgeons)H-Index: 33
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OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to: (1) measure the prevalence of self-reported medical error among general surgery trainees, (2) assess the association between general surgery resident wellness (ie, burnout and poor psychiatric well-being) and self-reported medical error, and (3) examine the association between program-level wellness and objectively measured patient outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Poor wellness is prevalent among surgical trainees but the impact on medical error a...
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#1Rachel R. KelzH-Index: 27
#2Bijan A. NiknamH-Index: 5
Last. Jeffrey H. SilberH-Index: 52
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to address the controversy surrounding the effects of duty hour reform on new surgeon performance, we analyzed patients treated by new surgeons following the transition to independent practice. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In 2003, duty hour reform affected all US surgical training programs. Its impact on the performance of new surgeons remains unstudied. METHODS: We studied 30-day mortality among 1,483,074 Medicare beneficiaries undergoing general and orthopedic ...
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#1Lindsey Kreutzer (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 5
Last. Anthony D. Yang (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 18
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#1Lindsey Kreutzer (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 5
Last. Anthony D. Yang (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 18
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#1Ryan J. Ellis (ACS: American College of Surgeons)H-Index: 7
#2Brian C. Brajcich (ACS: American College of Surgeons)
Last. Ryan P. Merkow (ACS: American College of Surgeons)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background Prophylactic drainage following hepatectomy is frequently performed despite evidence that drainage is unnecessary. It is unknown to what extent drain use is influenced by hospital practice patterns. The objectives of this study were to identify factors associated with the use of prophylactic drains following hepatectomy and assess hospital variation in drain use. Methods Retrospective cohort study of patients following hepatectomy without concomitant bowel resection or biliar...
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#1Rhami Khorfan (NU: Northwestern University)
#2Tarik Yuce (NU: Northwestern University)
Last. Karl Y. Bilimoria (ACS: American College of Surgeons)H-Index: 58
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the long-term effect of flexible duty-hour policies on resident outcomes BACKGROUND:: The Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees trial showed no significant difference in overall resident well-being between flexible and standard duty-hour policies after 1 year. However, long-term exposure to flexibility could have adverse effects on duty-hour violations, resident satisfaction, and well-being. METHODS: In 2014, 117 programs were randomized to flexibl...
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#1Rhami Khorfan (NU: Northwestern University)
#2Tim J. Kruser (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 13
Last. David Duston Odell (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Background Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is an accepted primary treatment option for inoperable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The role of SBRT in the treatment of operable disease remains unclear. We retrospectively evaluated patients with operable early-stage NSCLC who elected to receive primary SBRT, examined factors associated with SBRT, and compared overall survival after surgery and SBRT. Methods The National Cancer Database was queried for patients w...
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#1Tarik Yuce (NU: Northwestern University)
#2Rhami Khorfan (NU: Northwestern University)
Last. David Duston Odell (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 10
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Background The link between smoking and poor postoperative outcomes is well established. Despite this, current smokers are still offered bariatric surgery. We describe the risk of postoperative 30-day complications and readmission following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-En-Y gastric bypass in smokers.
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#1Ryan J. Ellis (ACS: American College of Surgeons)H-Index: 7
#2Jessie W. Ho (NU: Northwestern University)
Last. Anthony D. Yang (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 18
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Introduction Chemotherapy is increasingly administered prior to resection in patients with early-stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but the national prevalence of this practice is poorly understood. Our objectives were to (1) describe the utilization of upfront chemotherapy management of stage I pancreatic cancer; (2) define factors associated with the use of upfront chemotherapy and subsequent resection; and (3) assess hospital-level variability in upfront chemotherapy and subsequent resection.
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