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  1. Reprocess reusable surgical instruments during steam sterilization; damage occurs to sharp scissor blades in close position, so steam cannot reach the blades. Surgical instruments' management requires standard...

    Authors: Natthacha Chiannilkulchai and Peinjit Bhumisirikul
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:28
  2. Maintenance of adequate peripheral perfusion during controlled hypotension is necessary for patient safety and improved surgical outcomes during controlled hypotension in nasal surgery. The hypothesis of this ...

    Authors: Alshaimaa Abdel Fattah Kamel, Marwa Mohamed Medhat, Dina Abdelhameed Elsadek Salem and Sara Mohamed Abdel Naby
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:27
  3. Airborne transmission diseases can transfer long and short distances via sneezing, coughing, and breathing. These airborne repertory particles can convert to aerosol particles and travel with airflow. During t...

    Authors: Parastoo Sadeghian, Yang Bi, Guangyu Cao and Sasan Sadrizadeh
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:26
  4. Partial fibular osteotomy has been recognized as a surgical alternative to treat medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee. Related peroneal neuropathies are of concern among the relatively few complicatio...

    Authors: Yu-Sheng Chen, Chyun-Yu Yang, Chih-Wei Chang and Yen-Nien Chen
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:25
  5. The efficient use of operating room is important to ensure optimum cost–benefit for the hospital and to reduce elective surgery waiting times. We introduced a concept of non-commissioned “Twilight” operating r...

    Authors: Bee Shan Ong, Rebecca Thomas and Simon Jenkins
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:23
  6. While extensive data are available on the postponement of elective surgical procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic for Germany, data on the impact on emergency procedures is limited.

    Authors: Richard Hunger, Volker König, Rosi Stillger and René Mantke
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:22
  7. Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ethiopia adopted World Health Organization’s evidence-proven surgical safety checklist (SSC) to reduce the occurrence of surgical complications, i.e., death, disability and prolong ...

    Authors: Manuel Kassaye Sibhatu, Desalegn Bekele Taye, Senedu Bekele Gebreegziabher, Edlawit Mesfin, Hassen Mohammed Bashir and John Varallo
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:20
  8. The concept of physicians referring patients to their own healthcare entities is considered a “self-referral”. A discerning factor of a self-referral is when the physician has a financial interest in the entit...

    Authors: Amrita Shenoy, Gopinath N. Shenoy and Gayatri G. Shenoy
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:19
  9. Covering the prepared sterile back tables (PSBTs) during periods of nonuse and during active surgeries may decrease contamination of sterile surgical instruments that have direct contact to surgical wound. The...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Zarei, Saeed Babajani-Vafsi, Mohammad Hassan Kazemi-Galougahi, Ashraf Bakhshi, Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz and Mahdi Ghorbani
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:18
  10. Since publication of the surgical safety checklist by the WHO in 2009, it has been introduced in many hospitals. However, frequency and quality of surgical safety checklist use is often low probably limiting t...

    Authors: Annemarie Fridrich, Anita Imhof and David L. B. Schwappach
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:17
  11. In Japan, dilatation & curettage (D&C) has been performed under general anesthesia as a surgery for an early pregnancy miscarriage for a long time. In 2016, manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) under general anesthe...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Kakinuma, Kaoru Kakinuma, Ayaka Kaneko, Masataka Kagimoto, Yoshimasa Kawarai, Motomasa Ihara, Koyomi Saito, Yoshio Matsuda, Michitaka Ohwada, Hirokazu Tanaka, Nobuhiro Takeshima and Kaoru Yanagida
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:16
  12. The notion that all acute hip fractures are a surgical entity requiring either surgical fracture fixation or hip replacement represents a historic dogma, particularly within the orthopaedic community of the Un...

    Authors: Juan Manuel Vinas-Rios, Jan-Henning Wölm, Richard Martin Sellei and Andreas Ladenburger
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:15
  13. Surgical patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are vulnerable to increased perioperative complications and postoperative mortality, independent of the risk for contracting COVID-19 pneumonia after ...

    Authors: Vincent P. Stahel, Samson D. Blum and Pratibha Anand
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:14
  14. Formal surgical risk assessment tools have been developed to predict risk of adverse postoperative patient outcomes. Such tools accurately predict common postoperative complications, inform patients and provid...

    Authors: Nisha Pradhan, Adam R. Dyas, Michael R. Bronsert, Anne Lambert-Kerzner, William G. Henderson, Howe Qiu, Kathryn L. Colborn, Nicholas J. Mason and Robert A. Meguid
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:13
  15. The teach-back method is a valuable communication tool that can be employed to improve patient safety and shared decision-making. Its utility in patient care has been studied extensively in many areas of clini...

    Authors: Kevin D. Seely, Jordan A. Higgs and Andrew Nigh
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:12
  16. As electric bicycles (e-bikes) become increasingly popular, reports of injuries associated with e-bike usage are also rising. Patterns, characteristics, and severity of injuries following e-bike crashes need f...

    Authors: Till Berk, Sascha Halvachizadeh, Johannnes Backup, Yannik Kalbas, Thomas Rauer, Ralph Zettl, Hans-Christoph Pape, Florian Hess and Jo Ellen Welter
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:11
  17. The definition of defensive medicine has evolved over time given various permutations and combinations. The underlying meaning, however, has persisted in its relevance towards two classifications, positive and...

    Authors: Amrita Shenoy, Gopinath N. Shenoy and Gayatri G. Shenoy
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:10
  18. The assurance of patient safety in emergency general surgery remains challenging due to the patients’ high-risk underlying conditions and the wide variability in emergency surgical care provided around the glo...

    Authors: Philip F. Stahel, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Simon Paterson-Brown, Boris E. Sakakushev, Christine Nguyen, Gustavo P. Fraga, Steven Yule, Dimitrios Damaskos, Andrew J. Healey, Walter Biffl, Luca Ansaloni and Fausto Catena
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:8
  19. In spite of the global implementation of standardized surgical safety checklists and evidence-based practices, general surgery remains associated with a high residual risk of preventable perioperative complica...

    Authors: Ana Isabel Pérez Zapata, Elías Rodríguez Cuéllar, Marta de la Fuente Bartolomé, Cristina Martín-Arriscado Arroba, María Teresa García Morales, Carmelo Loinaz Segurola, Manuel Giner Nogueras, Ángel Tejido Sánchez, Pedro Ruiz López and Eduardo Ferrero Herrero
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:7
  20. Current literature suggests that wrong-level spine surgery is relatively common with far-reaching consequences. This study aims to assess the current practices of spinal surgeons across the UK with respect to ...

    Authors: Ali Zain Naqvi, Henry Magill and Naffis Anjarwalla
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:6
  21. Proximal humerus fractures (PHF) are frequent, however, several studies show low inter-rater agreement in the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries. Differences are usually related to the experience of the...

    Authors: Luiz Fernando Cocco, André Yui Aihara, Flávia Paiva Proença Lobo Lopes, Heron Werner, Carlos Eduardo Franciozi, Fernando Baldy dos Reis and Marcus Vinicius Malheiros Luzo
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:5
  22. Tracheal tubes are routinely used during anaesthesia and in the intensive care unit. Subjective monitoring of cuff pressures have been reported to produce consistently inappropriate cuffs pressures, with atten...

    Authors: Arinze Duke George Nwosu, Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Fidelis Anayo Onyekwulu, Adaobi Obianuju Amucheazi, Richard Ewah, Okechukwu Onwuasoigwe and Irene Akhideno
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:4
  23. The operating room (OR) is one of the most expensive areas of a hospital, requiring large capital and recurring investments, and necessitating efficient throughput to reduce costs per patient encounter. On top...

    Authors: Samuel Negash, Endale Anberber, Blen Ayele, Zeweter Ashebir, Ananya Abate, Senait Bitew, Miliard Derbew, Thomas G. Weiser, Nichole Starr and Tihitena Negussie Mammo
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:3
  24. The Reamer–Irrigator–Aspirator system was initially developed to reduce fat embolism and thermic necrosis during reamed intramedullary nail fixation of femoral shaft fractures. Currently, this system is used i...

    Authors: Fernando Bidolegui, Sebastián Pereira, Cristina Irigoyen and Robinson Esteves Pires
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:2
  25. Antibiotic surgical prophylaxis is a core strategy for prevention of surgical site infections (SSI). Despite best practice guidelines and known efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in decreasing SSI risk, there ...

    Authors: Nikhil Ailaney, Elizabeth Zielinski, Michelle Doll, Gonzalo M. Bearman, Stephen L. Kates and Gregory J. Golladay
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:36
  26. Comminuted intra-articular tibial pilon fractures can be challenging to manage, with high revision rates and poor functional outcomes. This study reviewed [1] treatment, complications, and clinical outcomes in...

    Authors: Yash P. Chaudhry, Efstratios Papadelis, Hunter Hayes, Philip F. Stahel and Erik A. Hasenboehler
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:35
  27. American College of Surgeons level I trauma center verification requires an active research program. This study investigated differences in the research programs of academic and non-academic trauma centers.

    Authors: Robert M. Madayag, Erica Sercy, Gina M. Berg, Kaysie L. Banton, Matthew Carrick, Mark Lieser, Allen Tanner II and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:34
  28. Colectomy with transanal ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (taIPAA) is a surgical technique that can be used to treat benign colorectal disease. Ulcerative colitis is the most frequent inflammatory bowel disease (I...

    Authors: Aina Lask, Matthias Biebl, Luca Dittrich, Andreas Fischer, Andreas Adler, Frank Tacke, Felix Aigner, Rosa Schmuck, Sascha Chopra, Michael Knoop, Johann Pratschke and Safak Gül-Klein
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:31
  29. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is an uncommon but fatal complication among patients undergoing elective spinal fusion surgery (SF), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Our objec...

    Authors: Patrick J. Arena, Jingping Mo, Qing Liu, Xiaofeng Zhou, Richard Gong, Charles Wentworth, Sundaresan Murugesan and Kui Huang
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:30
  30. Postoperative adverse events after intramedullary nailing have been reported in patients with metastatic pathological and non-pathological femoral fractures. Other consequences to be considered are readmission...

    Authors: Chirathit Anusitviwat, Khanin Iamthanaporn, Pakjai Tuntarattanapong, Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich and Tippawan Liabsuetrakul
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:29
  31. To describe our experience with outpatient transperineal biopsy (TPB) without antibiotics compared to transrectal biopsy (TRB) with antibiotics and bowel preparation. The literature elicits comparable cancer d...

    Authors: Majdee Islam, Rodrigo Donalisio Da Silva, Alan Quach, Diedra Gustafson, Leticia Nogueira, Nathan Clark and Fernando J. Kim
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:28
  32. Teamwork in the operating theatre is a complex emergent phenomenon and is driven by cooperative relationships between staff. A foundational requirement for teamwork is the ability to communicate effectively, a...

    Authors: Ned Douglas, Sophie Demeduik, Kate Conlan, Priscilla Salmon, Brian Chee, Taylor Sullivan, David Heelan, John Ozcan, Gareth Symons and Candida Marane
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:27
  33. Handover without a structured format is prone to the omission of information and could be a potential risk to patient safety. We sought to determine the effect of a structured checklist on the quality of intra...

    Authors: Ebrahim Nasiri, Mojgan Lotfi, Seyyed Muhammad Mahdi Mahdavinoor and Mohammad Hossein Rafiei
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:25
  34. A retained surgical item (RSI) is defined as a never-event and can have drastic consequences on patient, provider, and hospital. However, despite increased efforts, RSI events remain the number one sentinel event...

    Authors: Samuel Weprin, Fabio Crocerossa, Dielle Meyer, Kaitlyn Maddra, David Valancy, Reginald Osardu, Hae Sung Kang, Robert H. Moore, Umberto Carbonara, Fernando J. Kim and Riccardo Autorino
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:24
  35. During surgery, surgeons often work under stressful conditions, which could affect patient safety. Reducing intraoperative stress for surgeons could benefit surgeons and subsequently patients. It is difficult ...

    Authors: Sofia Erestam, David Bock, Annette Erichsen Andersson, Eva Haglind, Jennifer Park and Eva Angenete
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:23
  36. Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been shown to reduce blood loss in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty without systemic complications. There is limited evidence of its effectiveness in revision ...

    Authors: Arianna L. Gianakos, Bishoy N. Saad, Richard Haring, Luke G. Menken, Sherif Elkattaway, Frank A. Liporace and Richard S. Yoon
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:21

    The Correction to this article has been published in Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:1

  37. The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has infected more than 100 million people globally within the first year of the pandemic. With a death toll surpassing 500,000 in the United States alone, containi...

    Authors: Pratibha Anand and Vincent P. Stahel
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:20

    The Correction to this article has been published in Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:22

  38. At the time of writing of this article, there have been over 110 million cases and 2.4 million deaths worldwide since the start of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, postponing millions of non-u...

    Authors: Nolan J. Brown, Bayard Wilson, Stephen Szabadi, Cameron Quon, Vera Ong, Alexander Himstead, Nathan A. Shlobin, Chen Yi Yang, Brian V. Lien, Shane Shahrestani, Katelynn Tran, Ali R. Tafreshi, Jack Birkenbeuel, Seth C. Ransom, Elliot H. Choi, Ronald Sahyouni…
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:19
  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Jorge C. De Leon, Cooper B. Tye, Connor S. Breinholt, Khang H. Dang and Ravi A. Karia
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:18

    The original article was published in Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:44

  40. Colon surgical site infections (SSI) are detrimental to patient safety and wellbeing. To achieve clinical excellence, our hospital set to improve patient safety for those undergoing colon surgery. Our goal was...

    Authors: Marlon A. Guerrero, Brandie Anderson, Gordon Carr, Kara L. Snyder, Patrick Boyle, Sharon A. Ugwu, Melissa Davis, Susan K. Bohnenkamp, Valentine Nfonsam and Taylor S. Riall
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2021 15:15

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