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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Spinal anesthesia-induced maternal hypotension is the most frequent complication associated with maternal morbidity and mortality during Cesarean section. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence and...

    Authors: Tikuneh Yetneberk Alemayehu, Yophetah Woldegerima Berhe, Habtamu Getnet and Mamaru Molallign
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:9
  4. Liposomal bupivacaine demonstrated promise decreasing postoperative pain in total hip and total knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). Some randomized trials have shown non-superior results; however, confounding variabl...

    Authors: Scott Buzin, Arianna L. Gianakos, Deborah Li, Anthony Viola, Sherif Elkattawy, David M. Keller, Richard S. Yoon and Frank A. Liporace
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:6
  5. Although of great value in the management of lateral clavicle fractures, substantial variation in their classification exists. We performed a retrospective study to address the inter- and intraobserver reliabi...

    Authors: Thomas Rauer, Matthias Boos, Valentin Neuhaus, Prasad Ellanti, Robert Alexander Kaufmann, Hans-Christoph Pape and Florin Allemann
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:4
  6. Despite modern surgical techniques and the use of antibiotic prophylaxis, surgical site infection remains a burden for the patient and health system. It is a major cause of morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, ...

    Authors: Rahel Mezemir, Awole Seid, Teshome Gishu, Tangut Demas and Addisu Gize
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:3
  7. Hospital length of stay (HLOS) is a commonly used measure of hospital quality and is influenced by clinical and non-clinical factors. To reduce HLOS, it is key to identify factors placing patients at increased...

    Authors: Melissa Sorensen, Erica Sercy, Kristin Salottolo, Michael Waxman, Thomas A. West, Allen Tanner II and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2020 14:2
  8. There is minimal literature discussing anterior lumbar spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). The main concern with the anterior approach to the lumbar spine is the potential for injury to great v...

    Authors: Benjamin C. Dorenkamp, Madisen K. Janssen and Michael E. Janssen
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:45
  9. Currently, the management of ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) ranges from conservative medical management to surgical treatment. Surgical management is typically performed as an outpatient procedure due to it...

    Authors: Aimé Gilbert Mbonda Noula, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Landry W. Tchuenkam, Desmond Aji Abang and René Essomba
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:44
  10. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is not widely adopted for pelvic fracture management. Western Trauma Association recommends REBOA for hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures...

    Authors: Stephanie Jarvis, Michael Kelly, Charles Mains, Chad Corrigan, Nimesh Patel, Matthew Carrick, Mark Lieser, Kaysie Banton and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:43
  11. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most common serious complications after surgery and associated with preventable morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs. The use of surgical antimicr...

    Authors: Ali Mohammed Ahmed, Sara Nasr, Almegdad Mohamed Ahmed and Osama Elkhidir
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:42
  12. Best practice “bundles” have been developed to lower the occurrence rate of surgical site infections (SSI’s). We developed artificial neural network (ANN) models to predict SSI occurrence based on prophylactic...

    Authors: Steven Walczak, Marbelly Davila and Vic Velanovich
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:41
  13. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) contribute significantly to overall postoperative morbidity and mortality. In abdominal surgery, PPCs remain frequent. The study aimed to analyze the profile and ou...

    Authors: Antero Fernandes, Jéssica Rodrigues, Patrícia Lages, Sara Lança, Paula Mendes, Luís Antunes, Carla Salomé Santos, Clara Castro, Rafael S. Costa, Carlos Silva Lopes, Paulo Matos da Costa and Lúcio Lara Santos
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:40
  14. Studies addressing the management of intramedullary infection are mainly retrospective and with a limited number of cases. Reaming can be performed using either conventional reaming or using the reamer/irrigat...

    Authors: Carlos Augusto Finelli, Fernando Baldy dos Reis, Helio Alvachian Fernandes, Adriana Dell’Aquila, Rogério Carvalho, Natalia Miki, Carlos Franciozi, Rene Abdalla and Mauro José Costa Salles
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:39
  15. Early drain removal after pancreatic resection is encouraged for individuals with low postoperative day 1 drain amylase levels (POD1 DA) to mitigate associated morbidity. Although various protocols for drain m...

    Authors: Heather Smith, Fady K. Balaa, Guillaume Martel, Jad Abou Khalil and Kimberly A. Bertens
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:38
  16. Hernia repair with mesh graft is one of the most common procedures in general surgery. Mesh graft repair is the treatment of choice for umbilical and periumbilical hernias to minimize recurrence. One of the ra...

    Authors: Abdullah AlShammari, Fatima Alyousef, Amal Alyousif, Zainab Alsulabi, Fatimah AlJishi, Isra Siraj, Hissah Alotaibi and Mohammad Aburahmah
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:37
  17. Globally, medical errors are associated with an estimated $42 billion in costs to healthcare systems. A variety of errors in the delivery of healthcare have been identified by the World Health Organization and...

    Authors: Deepak C. Bajracharya, Kshitij Karki, Chhiring Yangjen Lama, Rajesh Dhoj Joshi, Shankar Man Rai, Sudhakar Jayaram, Amit Tomer, John Zervos, Mohammad Imran Khan, Arjun Sapkota, Madan Kumar Upadhyaya and Paul E. Kilgore
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:36
  18. Breast cancer, with an incidence of 32%, is the most frequent cancer among Egyptian women. The frequency of arm lymphedema after axillary surgery for breast cancer ranges from 7 to 77%. Axillary reverse mappin...

    Authors: Mohammed Faisal, Mohamed Gamal Sayed, Kerolos Antonious, Ahmmed Abo Bakr and Sherif Hussein Farag
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:35
  19. Surgical site infection is a common complication in women undergoing Caesarean section and the second most common cause of maternal mortality in obstetrics. In Ethiopia, prevalence and root causes of surgical ...

    Authors: Fentahun Adane, Abay Mulu, Girma Seyoum, Alemu Gebrie and Akilog Lake
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:34
  20. Adverse healthcare events are major public health problem with the heaviest burden in the low and middle-income countries. Patient safety awareness among healthcare professionals is known to impact this outcom...

    Authors: Arinze Duke George Nwosu, Fidelis Anayo Onyekwulu and Elias Chikee Aniwada
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:33
  21. A substantial number of patients are at high-risk of intra- or post-operative complications or both. Most perioperative deaths are represented by patients who present insufficient physiological reserve to meet...

    Authors: Paolo Aseni, Stefano Orsenigo, Enrico Storti, Marco Pulici and Sergio Arlati
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:32
  22. Open reduction and internal fixation remains the standard treatment for displaced unstable ankle fractures. Plate fixation represents the most frequently used instrumentation option in fibula fractures and fav...

    Authors: Guilherme Boni, Gustavo T. Sanchez, Gustavo Arliani, Boris A. Zelle, Robinson E. Pires and Fernando B. dos Reis
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:31
  23. Surgical implant material has changed over time, from metal to stainless steel to titanium. In recent decades a new material, carbon-fibre-reinforced polyether ether ketone, has been introduced. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Florin Allemann, Sascha Halvachizadeh, Thomas Rauer and Hans-Christoph Pape
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:30
  24. Small gauze is used in laparoscopy; therefore, retention of gauze can occur. We experienced a case of retention of a radiopaque thread that ruptured from a piece of gauze and moved into the peritoneum during a...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Oshima, Osamu Yamamoto, Akihiro Otsuki, Saori Tokunaga, Keiichiro Ueda and Yoshimi Inagaki
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:29
  25. The Surgical Risk Preoperative Assessment System (SURPAS) is a parsimonious set of models providing accurate preoperative prediction of common adverse outcomes for individual patients. However, focus groups wi...

    Authors: William G. Henderson, Michael R. Bronsert, Karl E. Hammermeister, Anne Lambert-Kerzner and Robert A. Meguid
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:28
  26. Morbidity & Mortality (M&M) meetings are a critical component of clinical governance. They have the potential to improve patient outcomes, quality of care, attitudes towards patient safety and they contribute ...

    Authors: Daniel M. Sinitsky, Siri B. Gowda, Khaled Dawas and Bimbi S. Fernando
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:27
  27. Healthcare-associated illnesses, of which surgical site infection is the most common are significant causes of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence and root causes o...

    Authors: Kidanie Fisha, Muluken Azage, Getasew Mulat and Koku Sisay Tamirat
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:26
  28. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is an effective adjunct in hemodynamic unstable patients with uncontrolled and non-compressible torso hemorrhage promoting temporary stability ...

    Authors: Orkun Özkurtul, Holger Staab, Georg Osterhoff, Benjamin Ondruschka, Andreas Höch, Christoph Josten and Johannes Karl Maria Fakler
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:25
  29. Respect for patient autonomy and the requirement of informed consent is an essential basic patient right. It is constituted through international conventions and implemented in health law in Norway and most ot...

    Authors: Jorgen Dahlberg, Vegard Dahl, Reidun Forde and Reidar Pedersen
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:24
  30. Patients with hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures have high mortality due to delayed hemorrhage control. We hypothesized that the availability of interventional radiology (IR) for angioembolization may v...

    Authors: Stephanie Jarvis, Alessandro Orlando, Benoit Blondeau, Kaysie Banton, Cassandra Reynolds, Gina M. Berg, Nimesh Patel, Michael Kelly, Matthew Carrick and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:23
  31. Daily routine laboratory testing is unnecessary in most admitted patients. The opportunity to reduce daily laboratory testing in orthopaedic trauma patients has not been previously investigated.

    Authors: Raj. M. Amin, Alexander E. Loeb, Erik A. Hasenboehler, Adam S. Levin, Greg M. Osgood, Robert S. Sterling, Philip F. Stahel and Babar Shafiq
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:22
  32. Shoulder arthroscopy is a safe and effective procedure with a low complication rate. Although rare, there are potentially life-threatening risks such as fluid extravasation causing airway compromise.

    Authors: Brandon R. Vier, Kyle W. Mombell, Erin L. Gagliano, Nicole M. King and Lucas S. McDonald
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:21
  33. The most common complications after total mastectomy with axillary lymph node treatment are prolonged drainage and seroma formation. The aim of this study was to find factors correlated with prolonged fluid di...

    Authors: Hiroshi Isozaki, Yasuhisa Yamamoto, Shigeki Murakami, Sasau Matsumoto and Takehiro Takama
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:20
  34. Closed reduction with long leg casting is a widely practiced method of acute management of lower extremity fractures but may be cumbersome and time consuming. To our knowledge, only one method of single practi...

    Authors: Robert L. Parisien and Kenneth J. McAlpine
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:19
  35. Major life changes are among factors that cause anxiety, and one of these changes is surgery. Hospitalization, regardless of disease, is known to provoke anxiety in the patient admitted for surgery. Anxiety is...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso and Mohammed Ayalew
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:18
  36. Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has gained much attention by enhancing the aesthetic outcome in breast carcinoma patients. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malignant affection of the nippl...

    Authors: Mohammed Faisal, Hamada Fathy, Ahmed M. M. Gomaa, Haidi Abd-Elzaher, Mohamed A. H. Ahmed and Mohamed Gamal Sayed
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:15
  37. The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist is used globally to ensure patient safety during surgery. Two years after its implementation in the University Hospital Basel’s operating rooms, ad...

    Authors: René Schwendimann, Catherine Blatter, Marc Lüthy, Giulia Mohr, Thierry Girard, Siegfried Batzer, Erica Davis and Henry Hoffmann
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:14
  38. Knowledge of periacetabular anatomy is crucial for prosthetic cup placement in total hip arthroplasty and for screw placement in anterior fixation with acetabular fractures. It is known that degree of hip dysp...

    Authors: Simon Tiziani, Georg Osterhoff, Jan-Farei Campagna and Clément M. L. Werner
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:13
  39. Proximal humerus fractures are frequent, and several studies show low diagnostic agreement among the observers, as well as an inaccurate classification of these lesions. The divergences are generally correlate...

    Authors: Luiz Fernando Cocco, João Alberto Yazzigi Jr, Eduardo Felipe Kin Ito Kawakami, Helio Jorge Fernandes Alvachian, Fernando Baldy dos Reis and Marcus Vinicius Malheiro Luzo
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:12
  40. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is a major problem for patient safety and surgical site infection (SSI) is a type of HAI and the most common form of infection related to surgical health care. Transmissi...

    Authors: Adeodatus Yuda Handaya and Victor Agastya Pramudya Werdana
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:11
  41. Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are the most reported health acquired infection and common surgical complication in both developed and developing countries. In developing countries such as Rwanda, there is a pa...

    Authors: Marie Josée Mukagendaneza, Emmanuel Munyaneza, Esperance Muhawenayo, Dancilla Nyirasebura, Egide Abahuje, John Nyirigira, Jean De Dieu Harelimana, Thierry Zawadi Muvunyi, Florence Masaisa, Jean Claude Byiringiro, Théobald Hategekimana and Claude Mambo Muvunyi
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:10
  42. The deltopectoral approach is a well-described surgical approach to the proximal humerus and glenohumeral joint. One of the structures at risk during this approach is the axillary nerve. Typically, the axillar...

    Authors: Richard A. Pizzo, Jeffrey Lynch, Donald M. Adams, Richard S. Yoon and Frank A. Liporace
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:9
  43. Orthopedic trauma surgery has multiple, both patient-based and surgeon-based risk factors. Evaluating and modifying certain patient safety factors could mitigate some of these risks. This study investigates th...

    Authors: Sascha Halvachizadeh, Henrik Teuber, Paolo Cinelli, Florin Allemann, Hans-Christoph Pape and Valentin Neuhaus
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:8
  44. In terms of upper extremity fractures by patients with multiple injuires, a lot of studies have assessed the functional outcome following trauma to have less favorable outcomes in regards to functional recover...

    Authors: Florin Allemann, Sandro Heining, Boris Zelle, Christian Probst and Hans-Christoph Pape
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:7

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