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  1. We undertook a prospective qualitative survey to ascertain the perceptions and experience of National Health Service patients in the United Kingdom who underwent planned or elective procedures and surgery at a...

    Authors: George Lee, Oliver T. Clough, Joseph A. Walker and Raymond E. Anakwe
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:11
  2. Higher-risk surgical patients may not be admitted to the intensive care unit due to stable immediate post-operative status on review. The outcomes of this cohort are not well described. Our aim was to examine ...

    Authors: David Moore, Matthew L. Durie, Sohail Bampoe, Luke Buizen and Jai N. Darvall
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:10
  3. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unfathomable. It has affected every sector within health care industry with dentistry being one of the worst hits. Not only has it impacted the dental practice, ...

    Authors: Nidhi Manaktala, Swati Pralhad and Roma M
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:9
  4. The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented modern healthcare with an unprecedented challenge. At the peak of the pandemic, trauma and orthopaedic services at our institutions undertook intern...

    Authors: Esther Victoria Wright, Omar Musbahi, Abhinav Singh, Naresh Somashekar, Christopher P. Huber and Anatole Vilhelm Wiik
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:8
  5. This study aimed to clarify the safety of early closure in diverting ileostomy with lower anterior rectal-cancer resection.

    Authors: Ian Fukudome, Hiromichi Maeda, Ken Okamoto, Hajime Kuroiwa, Sachi Yamaguchi, Kazune Fujisawa, Mai Shiga, Ken Dabanaka, Michiya Kobayashi, Tsutomu Namikawa and Kazuhiro Hanazaki
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:7
  6. Fractures of the scapula are rare and usually associated with high-energy trauma. The unfavorable scapular anatomy, combined with the complexity of the approaches for fracture fixation, make the treatment chal...

    Authors: Robinson Esteves Pires, Vincenzo Giordano, Felipe Serrão Mendes de Souza and Pedro José Labronici
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:6
  7. Postoperative pulmonary complications can be a major catastrophic consequence of major surgeries and can lead to increased morbidity, mortality, hospital stay, and cost. Many protocols have been tried to reduc...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Hani Al-Najjar, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Mahmoud Al-Masri, Faiez Daoud, Ali Al-Ebous, Ali Dabous, Ahmad M. Shehadeh, Samer Abdel Al, Fade Alawneh, Obada Al-Qudah, Mohammad Al-Kharabsheh, Ghazi Al-Odat, Iqbal Mohammad, Najah Hussein, Zeinab Hudaip…
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:5
  8. Ten years after the introduction of the Chinese Ministry of Health (MoH) version of Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) we wished to assess the ongoing influence of the World Health Organisation (WHO) SSC by obser...

    Authors: Jie Tan, James Reeves Mbori Ngwayi, Zhaohan Ding, Yufa Zhou, Ming Li, Yujie Chen, Bingtao Hu, Jinping Liu and Daniel Edward Porter
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:3
  9. Total hip arthroplasty is the traditional treatment for osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty, with metal on metal bearing, is a modern concept initially developed mainly for young acti...

    Authors: Christian Bitar, Ferid Krupic, Li Felländer-Tsai, Sead Crnalic and Per Wretenberg
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:2
  10. Accidental ingestion of a dental bur during the dental procedure is a rare, but a potentially serious complication. Early recognition and foreign body retrieval is essential to prevent adverse patient outcomes.

    Authors: Keerthana Kunaparaju, Karthik Shetty, Vinod Jathanna, Kartik Nath and Roma M
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:1
  11. Surgical site infection (SSI) describes an infectious complication of surgical wounds. Although SSI is thought to be preventable, it still represents a major cause of morbidity and substantial economic burden ...

    Authors: Peter C. Ambe, Tanja Rombey, Julian-Dario Rembe, Johannes Dörner, Hubert Zirngibl and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:47
  12. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are common healthcare-associated infections and associated with prolonged hospital stays, additional financial burden, and significantly hamper the potential benefits of surgica...

    Authors: Rawan Sharaf Eldein Elamein Hassan, Sarah Osman Sayed Osman, Mohamed Abdulmonem Salih Aabdeen, Walid Elhaj Abdelrahim Mohamed, Razan Sharaf Eldein Elamein Hassan and Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:45
  13. Despite advances in femoral shaft fracture fixation, the nonunion rate remains relatively high; and there is limited data on the efficacy and failure rate of specific implants. A novel cephalomedullary nail pr...

    Authors: Jorge C. De Leon, Cooper B. Tye, Connor S. Breinholt, Khang H. Dang and Ravi A. Karia
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:44

    The Correction to this article has been published in Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:18

  14. Inadequate maintenance of a patient’s airway represents a major cause of anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality. This study was designed to evaluate common preoperative clinical tests to determine the risk...

    Authors: Khaled El-Radaideh, Ehab Dheeb, Hamzeh Shbool, Saif Garaibeh, Adel Bataineh, Wail Khraise and Basil EL-Radaideh
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:43
  15. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy was recently described as an effective approach for the operative treatment of obesity, but the ideal procedure remains controversial. One of the most debated issues is the rese...

    Authors: Ahmed H. Hussein, Islam Khaled and Mohammed Faisal
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:42
  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kholoud Houssaini, Oumayma Lahnaoui, Amine Souadka, Mohammed Anass Majbar, Abdelilah Ghannam, Brahim El Ahmadi, Zakaria Belkhadir, Laila Amrani, Raouf Mohsine and Amine Benkabbou
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:41

    The original article was published in Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:36

  17. Liposuction and autologous fat transplantation represent widely used techniques in plastic surgery to correct or enhance contour irregularities in the face and body. While these techniques are assumed to be sa...

    Authors: Ibrahim E. Abdallah, Rita Ayoub, Raja Sawaya and Salim C. Saba
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:40
  18. Dexmedetomidine, an α2 agonist, has well-known anesthetic and analgesic-sparing effects. We designed this study to evaluate the effect of intraoperative dexmedetomidine infusion on intra operative blood loss a...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Fazel, Zeynab Sadat Ahmadi, Hossein Akbari and Fahimeh Abam
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:38
  19. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic puts perioperative providers and staff at risk of viral exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) during aerosol-generating proce...

    Authors: Semagn Mekonnen Abate, Bahiru Mantefardo and Bivash Basu
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:37
  20. The aggregate root cause analysis (AggRCA) was designed to improve the understanding of system vulnerabilities contributing to patient harm, including surgical complications. It remains poorly used due to meth...

    Authors: Kholoud Houssaini, Oumayma Lahnaoui, Amine Souadka, Mohammed Anass Majbar, Abdelilah Ghannam, Brahim El Ahmadi, Zakaria Belkhadir, Laila Amrani, Raouf Mohsine and Amine Benkabbou
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:36

    The Correction to this article has been published in Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:41

  21. Gluteal compartment syndrome is an uncommon condition and can be difficult to diagnose. It has been diagnosed after trauma, vascular injury, infection, surgical positioning, and prolonged immobilization from d...

    Authors: Rami Khalifa, Madison R. Craft, Aaron J. Wey, Ahmed M. Thabet and Amr Abdelgawad
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:35
  22. In view of the worldwide coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, hospitals need contingency planning. This planning should include preparation for an unexpected patient surge. This measure is evolving co...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Alsofyani, Haifaa M. Malaekah, Ahmed Bashawyah, Mohammed Bawazeer, Khalid Akkour, Sultan Alsalmi, Abdu Alkhairy, Nayef Bin Dajim, Salahaddeen Khalifah, Ibrahim A. Almalki, Farid Kassab, Mohammad Barnawi, Mosfer Almalki, Mohammed Alharthi, Majed Alharthi, Abdulaziz Almalki…
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:34
  23. The agreement for the treatment of proximal humerus fractures is low. Interpretation of exams used for diagnosis can be directly associated with this limitation. This study proposes to compare the agreement be...

    Authors: Luiz Fernando Cocco, André Yui Aihara, Carlos Franciozi, Fernando Baldy dos Reis and Marcus Vinicius Malheiro Luzo
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:33
  24. Splenic injury accounts for 40% of all injuries after blunt abdominal trauma. Blunt splenic injury in hemodynamically unstable patients is preferably treated by splenectomy. Nowadays hemodynamically stable pat...

    Authors: Thomas M. P. Nijdam, Roy Spijkerman, Lilian Hesselink, Luke P. H. Leenen and Falco Hietbrink
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:32
  25. Risk assessment is essential to informed decision making in surgery. Preoperative use of the Surgical Risk Preoperative Assessment System (SURPAS) providing individualized risk assessment, may enhance informed...

    Authors: Michael R. Bronsert, Anne Lambert-Kerzner, William G. Henderson, Karl E. Hammermeister, Chisom Atuanya, Davis M. Aasen, Abhinav B. Singh and Robert A. Meguid
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:31
  26. Surgical site infection (SSI) is recognized as an important quality indicator for patient safety. In Korea, the use of prophylactic antibiotics for surgery is conducted as a national quality measures related t...

    Authors: Mikyung Ryu, Hyerim Yoo and Yun-Kyoung Choi
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:29
  27. Up to 20% of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) patients develop severe inflammatory complications with diffuse pulmonary inflammation, reflecting acute respiratory distress syndrome ...

    Authors: Michel P. J. Teuben, Roman Pfeifer, Henrik Teuber, Leonard L. De Boer, Sascha Halvachizadeh, Alba Shehu and Hans-Christoph Pape
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:28
  28. While previous studies have evaluated the effect of some patient characteristics (e.g. gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class and comorbidity) on outcome in orthopedic and hand day surgery, ...

    Authors: Morag Tolvi, Hanna Tuominen-Salo, Mika Paavola, Kimmo Mattila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen and Lasse Lehtonen
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:27
  29. Consenting patients for trauma procedures following hip fracture is a key stage in the treatment pathway from admission to the operating theatre. Errors in this process can result in delayed procedures which m...

    Authors: Kirit Singh, Ali Assaf, Morgan Bayley and Gordon Gillespie
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:26
  30. Hospitals deliver 24-h, 7-day care on a 5-day workweek model, as fewer resources are available on weekends. In prior studies, poorer outcomes have been observed with weekend admission or surgery. The purpose o...

    Authors: Masaaki Matoba, Takashi Suzuki, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Akira Minoura, Hitomi Sano, Mizue Ishii, Akatsuki Kokaze, Hiroshi Otake, Tsuyoshi Kasama and Yumi Kamijo
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:24
  31. In biomedical research, level of evidence (LOE) indicates the quality of a study. Recent studies evaluating orthopaedic trauma literature between 1998 and 2013 have indicated that LOE in this field has improve...

    Authors: Kitchai Luksameearunothai, Yash Chaudhry, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Xiaofeng Jia and Erik A. Hasenboehler
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:23
  32. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic places healthcare workers at risk of exposure to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Emergency department (ED) staff are particula...

    Authors: Eric Hill, Christopher Crockett, Ryan W. Circh, Frank Lansville and Philip F. Stahel
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:22
  33. A common complication of viral pulmonary infections, such as in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is a phenomenon described as a “cytokine storm”. While poorly defined, this hyperinflammatory response results in ...

    Authors: Gregory Thomas, Elizabeth Frederick, Melissa Hausburg, Laura Goldberg, Marshall Hoke, Michael Roshon, Charles Mains and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:21
  34. The value of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients suffering from novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a rescue therapy for respiratory failure remains controversial and associated wi...

    Authors: Michael S. Firstenberg, Philip F. Stahel, Jennifer Hanna, Chakradhar Kotaru, Joseph Crossno Jr and Joseph Forrester
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:20
  35. Pre-operative anemia is a common, but treatable, condition encountered by surgical patients. It has been associated with increased perioperative complications, length of stay, and blood transfusions. The aim o...

    Authors: Terry M. Zwiep, Richard W. D. Gilbert, Husein Moloo, Donna Touchie, Guillaume Martel, Tom Wallace and Kimberly A. Bertens
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:18
  36. This study aims to assess orthopaedic surgeon knowledge in Brazil about ionizing radiation and its health implications on surgical teams and patients.

    Authors: Robinson Esteves Pires, Igor Guedes Nogueira Reis, Ângelo Ribeiro Vaz de Faria, Vincenzo Giordano, Pedro José Labronici and William Dias Belangero
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:16
  37. The concerns of the highly contagious and morbid nature of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-2019) have prompted healthcare workers to implement strict droplet and contact isolation precautions. Unfortunately, s...

    Authors: Michael S. Firstenberg, Matthew Libby, Michael Ochs, Jennifer Hanna, Julie E. Mangino and Joseph Forrester
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:15
  38. Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (< 36 °C) occurs frequently during elective cesarean delivery and most institutions do employ perioperative active warming. The purpose of this retrospective observational...

    Authors: Amie L. Hoefnagel, Kristen L. Vanderhoef, Anwar Anjum, Venkata Damalanka, Saurin J. Shah, Carol A. Diachun and Paul D. Mongan
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:14
  39. Incident reporting is an effective strategy used to enhance patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare. An incident is an event that could eventually result in harm to a patient. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Tatsuya Fukami, Masakazu Uemura and Yoshimasa Nagao
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:13
  40. There is a lack of data on the use and effectiveness of pre-hospital pelvic circumferential compression devices (PCCD) as a temporary intervention for pelvic fracture management; they are thought to decrease p...

    Authors: Stephanie Jarvis, Kristin Salottolo, Richard Meinig, Chad Corrigan, Nimesh Patel, Matthew Carrick, Mark Lieser, Cassandra Reynolds and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:12
  41. Caesarean section rates have increased worldwide in recent decades. Caesarean section is an essential maternal healthcare service. However, it has both maternal and neonatal adverse outcomes. Therefore this sy...

    Authors: Getnet Gedefaw, Asmamaw Demis, Birhan Alemnew, Adam Wondmieneh, Addisu Getie and Fikadu Waltengus
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:11
  42. Intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers are serious postsurgical complications requiring additional treatment, reoperation, and extended hospitalization. No study has investigated the frequency of the ulcers...

    Authors: Takuro Ueno, Tamon Kabata, Yoshitomo Kajino, Daisuke Inoue, Takaaki Ohmori, Junya Yoshitani, Ken Ueoka, Yuki Yamamuro and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:10

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