Exploring completeness in clinical data research networks with DQ e -c
ConclusionEHR data quality assessment has been hampered by implementation of ad hoc processes. The architecture and implementation of DQe-c offer valuable insights for developing reproducible and scalable data science tools to assess, manage, and process data in clinical data repositories.
Conclusion: We reported two cases of bladder agenesis, and for the first time, we have performed neobladder creation surgery using the cecum and ascending colon. One-year follow-up did not reveal any complications. PMID: 33029134 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Jaideep Singh Rait, Jirayr Ajzajian, Joshua McGillicuddy, Amit Sharma, Brian Andrews
, according to results from a large trial that was co-led by UCLA ’s Dr. David Talan.“When we compared the outcomes of people treated with antibiotics alone or surgery to remove the appendix, we found that people receiving either treatment felt well at 30 days,” said Talan, co-principal investigator of the study and a professor of emergency medicine and medicine/infectious disea ses at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“In terms of overall health status, antibiotics were no worse than surgery and allowed most people to avoid an operation in the short term.”Thefindings are published in...
Surgical Infections, Ahead of Print.
We read with interest the article by Naar et al1 published online on 29 July 2020 in Surgery. The authors present results of a post hoc analysis of data from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Study of the Treatment of Appendicitis in America, which highlighted an increased risk of malignancy for patients older tha n 40 years with appendicitis and with an appendix wider than 10 mm on computed tomography (CT) scan.
This study addressed that dearth with a snapshot of worldwide approaches to appendicitis. METHODS: The Association of Italian Surgeons in Europe designed an online survey to assess the current attitude of surgeons globally regarding the management of patients with acute appendicitis during the pandemic. Questions were divided into baseline information, hospital organization and screening, personal protective equipment, management and surgical approach, and patient presentation before versus during the pandemic. RESULTS: Of 744 answers, 709 (from 66 countries) were complete and were included in the analysis. Most ...
CONCLUSIONS: Potentially life-threatening gynecologic emergencies are high-risk conditions that may serve as a useful framework to improve quality and safety in emergency care. PMID: 33030878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2020Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Nitasha Saleem, Fakhar Shahid, Syed Mohammed Ali, Sameera Rashid, Mohannad Al-Tarakji, Mohammad Sameer
Authors: Mikaeel ER, Young JP, Hardingham JE, Tapia Rico G, Hewett PJ, Symonds EL, Edwards S, Smith E, Tomita Y, Uylaki W, Horsnell M, Gibbs P Abstract OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to examine the incidence and mortality rates of appendiceal neoplasms (ANs) in Australia. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on national data obtained from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from 1982 to 2013. Changes to the incidence, and the cancer-specific mortality following the diagnosis of ANs were analyzed over this time period, with stratification performed for histological subtype, gender, and age groups (