Renewal of Surgical Quality and Safety Initiatives: A Multispecialty Challenge
- Improving mortality of coronary surgery over first four years of independent practice:retrospective examination of prospectively collected data from 15 surgeons. Bridgewater, Ben; Grayson, Antony D.; Au, John; Hasan, Ragheb; Dihmis, Walid C.; Munsch, Chris; Waterworth, Paul // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/21/2004, Vol. 329 Issue 7463, p421
Objective To study the "learning curve" associated with independent practice in coronary artery surgery. Design Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Setting All NHS centres in north west England that carry out cardiac surgery in adults. Participants 18,913 patients undergoing...
- Correspondence. Jones, Peter F.; Hughes, Rob; Didier, Haydn; Treasure, Tom; Harrison, Michael; Newman, Stanton; Smith, Peter; Shaw, Pamela J.; Bates, David; Heaviside, David; French, Joyce M.; Julian, Desmond A.; Jackson, Bruce; Casemore, D.P.; MacDougall, R. Hugh; Van De Perre, Philippe; Kestelyn, Philippe; Aprecher, Suzy // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);9/6/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6547, p623
Presents several letters concerning medical topics in the 'British Medical Journal'. Concerns for the quality of training surgeons; Reassurance to the neurological complications of coronary artery bypass surgery; Management of infection in the neutropenic patients.
- Utilidad de un cuestionario estandarizado para disminuir el uso rutinario de estudios preoperatorios en cirugÃa electiva. Torres-Ruiz, María Fernanda; Cárdenas-Lailson, Luis Eduardo; Quiróz-Villegas, Martha Esthela; Bravo-León, Jesús // Cirugia y Cirujanos;sep/oct2014, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p517
Background: Preoperative medical testing in the United States is estimated at $3,000,000 USD per year. In an attempt to reduce this cost, some key points have been described with the purpose of promoting appropriate preoperative measurements with an adequate cost. Objective: To evaluate the...
- Studies show limits of surgical checklists. // Hospital Peer Review;Aug2013, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p88
The article focuses on the importance of necessary improvements to health care checklists to ensure safe surgeries and quality health care to patients.
- Controversy over cost effectiveness of drug-eluting stents. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;2/25/2006, Issue 497, p5
Discusses research on the cost effectiveness of drug eluting coronary artery stenting in patients in Great Britain. Reference to a study by A. Bagust et al, published in the January 2006 issue of the "Heart"; Analysis of data from patients who received stent placements; Risk of repeat...
- Personal View. Mayou, Bryan // British Medical Journal;7/10/1976, Vol. 2 Issue 6027, p104
Relates the experience of the author as a general surgeon in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania. Comments on the health services of the country; Common diseases among the Tanzanian patients; Views on the tropical surgery.
- Reducing emergency surgical procedures could save $1 billion. Mathias, Judith M. // OR Manager;2/1/2015, p1
The article discusses the impact of reducing the emergency surgical procedures in healthcare industry on the rates of mortality and better outcomes among patients who had these procedures on an elective basis. Topics discussed include elective treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair,...
- A novel platinum chromium everolimus-eluting stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Bennett, Johan; Dubois, Christophe // Biologics: Targets & Therapy;2013, Vol. 7, p149
The development of coronary stents represents a major step forward in the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease since the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention. The initial enthusiasm for bare metal stents was, however, tempered by a significant incidence of in-stent...
- Caution is urged in use of DES following myocardial infarction. // Medical Device Daily;9/5/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 169, p1
The article focuses on a report by the 2007 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in Vienna, Austria which cautioned the public against the use of drug-eluting stent (DES). Late stent thrombosis appears more than one year after the placement of DES contradicting the belief that...