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  1. Incremental doses of intravenous labetalol are safe and effective and, at times, such therapy may need to be augmented by a continuous infusion of labetalol to control severe hypertension. Continuous infusions...

    Authors: Samir Fahed, Daniel F Grum and Thomas J Papadimos
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:13
  2. Catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI) cause significant morbidity and mortality. A retrospective study of a performance improvement project in our teaching hospital's surgical intensive care unit (S...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos, Sandra J Hensely, Joan M Duggan, James P Hofmann, Sadik A Khuder, Marilyn J Borst and John J Fath
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:11
  3. One of the most anticipated, but potentially serious complications during or after surgery are bleeding events. Among the many potential factors associated with bleeding complications in surgery, the use of bo...

    Authors: Matthew W Reynolds, John Clark, Sheila Crean and Srinath Samudrala
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:5
  4. Iatrogenic injuries of the membranous trachea have become increasingly common and may trigger a cascade of immediate life-threatening complications.

    Authors: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Georgios Samanidis, Dimitrios Paliouras, Christos Lafaras, Theodoros Bischiniotis and Christodoulos Tsilikas
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:4
  5. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement 100,000 Lives Campaign made VAP a target of prevention a...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos, Sandra J Hensley, Joan M Duggan, Sadik A Khuder, Marilyn J Borst, John J Fath, Lauri R Oakes and Debra Buchman
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:3
  6. Kyphoplasty represents an established minimal-invasive method for correction and augmentation of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Reliable data on perioperative and postoperative complications are lacking in ...

    Authors: Yohan Robinson, Sven Kevin Tschöke, Philip F Stahel, Ralph Kayser and Christoph E Heyde
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:2
  7. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder characterized by increased susceptibility to fractures and vascular injuries due to connective tissue fragility. In this case report, we present a patient with ost...

    Authors: Navid M Ziran, Jeffrey L Johnson, Steven J Morgan and Wade R Smith
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2008 2:1
  8. Despite considerable analysis and preventive strategies, brachial plexus injuries remain fairly common in the perioperative setting. These injuries range from brief periods of numbness or discomfort in the imm...

    Authors: Mark H Chandler, Laura DiMatteo, Erik A Hasenboehler and Michael Temple
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2007 1:8
  9. Fractures of the pelvic ring have been well studied, and the biomechanical relationship between the anterior and posterior elements is an important concept to understand these complex injuries. The vast majori...

    Authors: Matthew J Oakley, Wade R Smith, Steven J Morgan, Navid M Ziran and Bruce H Ziran
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2007 1:6
  10. Research articles reporting positive findings in the fields of orthopedic and general surgery appear to be represented at a considerably higher prevalence in the peer-reviewed literature, compared to published...

    Authors: Erik A Hasenboehler, Imran K Choudhry, Justin T Newman, Wade R Smith, Bruce H Ziran and Philip F Stahel
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2007 1:4
  11. Routine, initial, empiric vancomycin dosing by clinicians in postoperative coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients was identified as a potential patient safety issue in the Cardiovascular Intensive Car...

    Authors: Thomas J Papadimos, Jennifer L Grabarczyk, Daniel F Grum, James P Hofmann, Alan P Marco and Sadik A Khuder
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2007 1:2

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