Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:42
Page 5 of 10
Arthroscopically guided navigation for repair of acromioclavicular joint dislocations: a safe technique with reduced intraoperative radiation exposure
Accuracy evaluation of navigated image free placement of double cortical fixation buttons for coracoclavicular tunnel position in comparison to conventional drill guide based placement.
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:41
Statically locked, reamed intramedullary nailing remains the standard treatment for displaced tibial shaft fractures. Establishing an appropriate starting point is a crucial part of the surgical procedure. Rec...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:40
Are radiographic indices reliable indicators for quantitative bone mineral density and vitamin D status after femoral neck fractures? A retrospective study in 112 elderly patients
Radiographic parameters and indices obtained from hip x-rays are a potential tool to promptly estimate bone quality in elderly hip fracture patients. Preoperative decision in whether to use cemented or cement ...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:39
Surgeon accountability for patient safety in the Acute Care Surgery paradigm: a critical appraisal and need of having a focused knowledge of the patient and a specific subspecialty experience
There is an increasing evidence in the literature showing that Acute Care surgical patients, likewise patients from every other surgical subspeciality, should be best first approached and managed only by atten...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:38
Utilization of surgical safety checklists by urological surgeons in Germany: a nationwide prospective survey
We aimed to investigate the contemporary usage rate and habits of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) in German urological departments.
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:37
Proctitis after stapled hemorrhoidopexy is an underestimated complication of a widely used surgical procedure: a retrospective observational cohort study in 129 patients
Hemorrhoidal disease is highly prevalent in the western world. Stapled hemorrhoidopexy also known as the procedure for prolapsed hemorrhoids (pph) has been shown to be superior to conventional hemorrhoidectomy...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:36
Single-stage debridement and spinal fusion using PEEK cages through a posterior approach for eradication of lumbar pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a safe treatment strategy for a detrimental condition
Pyogenic infections of the lumbar spine are a rare but critical pathology, yet with considerably high mortality rates. In cases indicating surgical therapy, the implantation of titanium cages or autologous bon...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:35
Are surgeons and anesthesiologists lying to each other or gaming the system? A national random sample survey about “truth-telling practices” in the perioperative setting in the United States
The perioperative setting demands strong teamwork to ensure safe patient care, but anecdotally surgeons and anesthesiologists are not always fully truthful with each other. The present study sought to determin...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:34
Improving transitions of care for complex pediatric trauma patients from inpatient rehabilitation to home: an observational pilot study
Patients requiring inpatient pediatric rehabilitation following trauma or disabling illness often require complex care after hospital discharge. The patients and their families are at risk for loss of continui...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:33
Innovative strategies for the management of long bone infection: a review of the Masquelet technique
Post-traumatic long bone osteomyelitis (PTOM) is a relatively frequent occurrence in patients with severe open fractures and requires treatment to prevent limb-threatening complications. The Masquelet techniqu...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:32
Effect of bupivacaine soaked gauze in postoperative pain relief in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective observational controlled trial in 120 patients
Symptomatic gallstone disease is one of the most common problem attended by a general surgeon. The application of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the removal of gallbladder is now an accepted and pr...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:31
A survey on surgeons' perceived quality of the informed consent process in a Swiss paediatric surgery unit
To evaluate the levels of satisfaction and opinions on the usefulness of the informed consent form currently in use in our Paediatric Surgery Department.
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:30
Implementation of the WHO “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” checklist in a podiatric surgery unit in Spain: a single-center retrospective observational study
The Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) is a tool developed by the World Health Alliance for Patient Safety, to assist health professionals in improving patient safety during surgery. Numerous specialties have inc...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:29
Implementation of a novel living-donor kidney transplant preoperative checklist within the electronic medical record: a pilot study
Checklist utilization in surgery has contributed to improved patient safety and reduced numbers of preventable complications. A living-donor kidney transplant (LDKT) preoperative checklist embedded within elec...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:28
Demographic changes increase the financing needs of all social services. This change also generates new and complex demands on the medical staff. Accordingly, medical professionals in middle management positio...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:27
Current surgical safety guidelines and checklists are generic and are not specifically tailored to address patient issues and risk factors in surgical subspecialties. Patient safety in surgical subspecialties ...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:26
High incidence of post-operative infection after ‘sinus tarsi’ approach for treatment of intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus: a 5 year experience in an academic level one trauma center
The optimal management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures remains a topic of debate among trauma surgeons. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety of the sinus tarsi approach in regard...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:25
The only surgery without risk of complications is the one not performed. Shared decision-making (SDM) offers a process which can help a physician and patient move beyond passive informed consent to a more coll...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:24
Preoperative Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor imaging reduces surgical trauma and pancreatic tissue loss in insulinoma patients: a report of three cases
Insulinomas are rare tumors, in the majority of cases best treated by surgical resection. Preoperative localization of insulinoma is challenging. The more precise the preoperative localization the less invasiv...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:23
Mucormycosis is a rare but serious infection that can be seen in immunocompetent individuals who experience traumatic injury. The authors report a case in a 28 year-old man who sustained a mangling hand injury...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:22
Digital mobile technology facilitates HIPAA-sensitive perioperative messaging, improves physician-patient communication, and streamlines patient care
Mobile device technology has revolutionized interpersonal communication, but the application of this technology to the physician-patient relationship remains limited due to concerns over patient confidentialit...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:21
Diagnostic work-up strategy for periprosthetic joint infections after total hip and knee arthroplasty: a 12-year experience on 320 consecutive cases
Elective knee and hip arthroplasty is followed by infections in currently about 0.5–2.0 % of cases – a figure which is on the increase due to the rise in primary implants. Correct diagnosis early on is essenti...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:20
An unusual course of the vertebral artery posterior to the nerve root in the inter-transverse space: a cadaveric study
The V2 segment of the vertebral artery is very vulnerable to injury during cervical spine surgery. The incidence of vertebral artery injury during anterior cervical spine procedures is reported to be 0.22–2.77...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:19
The dangers of hemilithotomy positioning on traction tables: case report of a well-leg drop foot after contralateral femoral nailing
Postoperative contralateral morbidities after fracture fixation surgery by hemilithotomy positioning on traction table is uncommon. We’d report a case of unexpected common peroneal nerve palsy developed on the...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:18
Bacterial contamination of suction catheter tips during aortic valve replacement surgery: a prospective observational cohort study
Bacterial mediastinitis is a severe complication after open heart surgery. The infection causes prolonged hospitalization and an increased mortality risk. Observations from orthopaedic surgery showed that the ...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:17
Anatomic variant of the inferior lateral cutaneous branch of the radial nerve during the posterior approach to the humerus: a case report
Iatrogenic injury during the posterior approach to the humerus during operative fixation is not an uncommon occurrence. A comprehensive understanding of the normal anatomy and its variants is of paramount impo...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:16
Proximal humerus derotational osteotomy for internal rotation instability after locked posterior shoulder dislocation: early experience in four patients
We performed a retrospective and descriptive study to determine the feasibility of proximal humerus derotational osteotomy in younger patients with significant humeral head depression, who may not be good cand...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:15
The importance of vitamin D for musculoskeletal health has long been recognized, and awareness of significant extra-skeletal effects in health and disease is rapidly emerging. Although it has been possible for...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:14
The Editors of Patient Safety in Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2014).
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:13
Case report of a medication error by look-alike packaging: a classic surrogate marker of an unsafe system
The acronym LASA (look-alike sound-alike) denotes the problem of confusing similar- looking and/or sounding drugs accidentally. The most common causes of medication error jeopardizing patient safety are LASA a...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:12
Simulation allows training without posing risk to patient safety. It has developed in response to the demand for patient safety and the reduced training times for surgeons. Whilst there is an increasing role o...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:11
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:10
Needle loss in subclavian vein during central venous catheter placement: case report of a rare complication
We present a case of needle separation during central venous catheter (CVC) placement in a super morbidly obese patient with subsequent surgical intervention in its retrieval. This complication, potentially le...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:9
The impact of a daily pre-operative surgical huddle on interruptions, delays, and surgeon satisfaction in an orthopedic operating room: a prospective study
The goal of this project was to implement a daily pre-operative huddle (briefing) for orthopedic cases and evaluate the impact of the daily huddle on surgeons’ perceptions of interruptions and operative delays.
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:8
The ‘Aachen Falls Prevention Scale’ - development of a tool for self-assessment of elderly patients at risk for ground level falls
The incidence of falls in the elderly population is difficult to determine and therefore potentially underestimated. Screening algorithms usually have in common that the evaluation is undertaken by trained ind...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:7
The horror of wrong-site surgery continues: report of two cases in a regional trauma centre in Nigeria
Wrong- site surgeries are iatrogenic errors encountered in the course of surgical patient management. Despite the ‘never do harm’ pledge in the ‘Hippocratic Oath’ drafted in 5th century BC, man is after all human...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:6
Suboptimal compliance with surgical safety checklists in Colorado: A prospective observational study reveals differences between surgical specialties
Surgical safety checklists (SSCs) are designed to improve team communication and consistency in care, ultimately avoiding complications. In Colorado, hospitals reported that use of SSCs was standard practice, ...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:5
Compartment elasticity measured by pressure-related ultrasound to determine patients “at risk” for compartment syndrome: an experimental in vitro study
Decision-making in treatment of an acute compartment syndrome is based on clinical assessment, supported by invasive monitoring. Thus, evolving compartment syndrome may require repeated pressure measurements. ...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:4
Complications and salvage options after laser lithotripsy for a vesical calculus in a tetraplegic patient: a case report
Laser lithotripsy of vesical calculi in tetraplegic subjects with long-term urinary catheters is fraught with complications because of bladder wall oedema, infection, fragile urothelium, bladder spasms, and au...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:3
Understanding how colorectal units achieve short length of stay: an interview survey among representative hospitals in England
Wide variation in the outcomes of colorectal surgery persists, despite a well-established evidence-base to inform clinical practice. This variation may be attributed to differences in quality of care, but we d...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:2
Combined endothelial and epithelial barrier disruption of the colon may be a contributing factor to the Ebola sepsis-like syndrome
After an initial febrile viral syndrome, infection with Ebola virus often induces an explosive late “Ebola sepsis-like syndrome” which appears very similar to some phenotypes of bacterial sepsis and is commonl...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2015 9:1
The impact of a standardized incident reporting system in the perioperative setting: a single center experience on 2,563 ‘near-misses’ and adverse events
The reduction of perioperative harm is a major priority of in-hospital health care and the reporting of incidents and their causes is an important source of information to improve perioperative patient safety....
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:46
Prolonged duration of surgery is not a risk factor for postoperative complications in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy: a single center experience in 305 patients
Hypocalcemia and nerve injury are the most severe complications after thyroid surgery. The duration of surgery has not been previously considered as a risk factor for postoperative complications in patients un...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:45
Missed signs of autonomic dysreflexia in a tetraplegic patient after incorrect placement of urethral Foley catheter: a case report
Autonomic dysreflexia is poorly recognised outside of spinal cord injury centres, and may result in adverse outcomes including mortality from delayed diagnosis and treatment. We present a spinal cord injury pa...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:44
Is the radiographic subsidence of stand-alone cages associated with adverse clinical outcomes after cervical spine fusion? An observational cohort study with 2-year follow-up outcome scoring
The stand-alone treatment of degenerative cervical spine pathologies is a proven method in clinical practice. However, its impact on subsidence, the resulting changes to the profile of the cervical spine and t...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:43
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to be a tremendous issue today. It is estimated 1.7 million HAIs occur per year, and cost the healthcare system up to $45 billion annually. Surgical site infect...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:42
The 'Ziran' wrap: reconstruction of critical-sized long bone defects using a fascial autograft and reamer-irrigator-aspirator autograft
Reconstruction of critical-size bony defects remains a challenge to surgeons despite recent technological advances. Current treatments include distraction osteogenesis, cancellous autograft, induced membranes ...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:40
Predictors of intra-operative blood loss and blood transfusion in orthognathic surgery: a retrospective cohort study in 92 patients
Patients undergoing orthognathic procedures can require blood transfusions. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the predictors of intra-operative blood loss in patients undergoing orthognathic proced...
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:41
Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2014 8:38
Prof Philip F Stahel, The Medical Center of Aurora, USA
Prof Pierre-Alain Clavien, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Prof Sebastian Weckbach, University Hospital Ulm, Germany
Dr Navid Ziran, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Arizona, USA
Senior Editor Emeritus
Dr Steven Schelkun, AO North America, USA
Prof George Youngson, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Darryl Auston, North Suburban Medical Center, Colorado, USA
Prof Walter Biffl, Scripps Memorial Hospital, USA
Prof Markus W Buechler, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Dr. Jeffrey Galinkin, The Medical Center of Aurora, USA
Prof Christoph E Heyde, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany
Dr Michael Janssen, Center for Spinal Disorders, USA
Prof James Kellam, Carolinas Medical Center, USA
Dr Fernando Kim, Denver Health Medical Center, USA
Prof Martin A Makary, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
Dr Claudia Medina, IPS Universitaria Clinica Leon XIII, Colombia
Prof Philip S Mehler, Eating Recovery Center, USA
Prof Ernest E Moore, Denver Health Medical Center, USA
Prof Hans-Christoph Pape, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Prof Rodrigo Pesántez, Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Colombia
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, USA
Prof Andrew H Schmidt, Minnesota University, USA
Dr Jeffrey Smith, Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Specialist Medical Corp, USA
Prof Wade R Smith, Swedish Medical Center, USA
Prof Adam Starr, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, USA
Prof Charles Vincent, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Boris A. Zelle, University of Texas Health, USA
Prof Bruce Ziran, Hughston Clinic at Gwinnett Medical Center, USA
Dr Stefan Sauerland, Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare (IQWiG), Germany
Dr Allison E Williams, Bay Pines VA Health Care System, USA
Prof Fernando Baldy dos Reis, UNIFESP-Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Prof Jeffrey Barkun, McGill University Health Center, Canada
Dr Nathan C Butler, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
Dr. Bayley E. Clarke, Georgetown University, USA
Dr Ted Clarke, Colorado Physician Insurance Companies (COPIC), USA
Prof Nicolas Demartines, University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland
Dr Johannes Fakler, University of Leipzig, Germany
Prof Joan Figueras, University Hospital Girona, Spain
Prof Beat Gloor, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr Andrew Grose, Westchester Medical Center, USA
Prof Dieter Hahnloser, University Hospital Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland
Prof Jiandong Hao, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China
Prof Kirk Hogan, University of Wisconsin, USA
Prof Markus Huber-Lang, University of Ulm, Germany
Dr Kyros Ipaktchi, Denver Health Medical Center, USA
Dr Thilo John, DRK Hospital Berlin-Westend, Germany
Dr Jeffrey L Johnson, Henry Ford Hospital, USA
Prof Jeffry Kashuk, Tel Aviv University-Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Prof Christian K Lackner, LMU University, Germany
Dr Geeta Lal, University of Iowa, USA
Dr Alan Lembitz, Colorado Physician Insurance Companies (COPIC), USA
Prof Matthias Majetschak, Loyola University, USA
Dr Lucas McCormack, Hospital Aleman, Argentina
Dr Timothy Moore, MetroHealth Medical Center, USA
Dr John Mukhopadhaya, Mukhopadhaya Orthopaedic Clinic, India
Prof Giuseppe Nigri, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Dr Lena Nilsson, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden
Dr Robert Padbury, Flinders Medical Centre, Australia
Dr Fredric Pieracci, Denver Health Medical Center, USA
Prof John V Reynolds, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Prof Taylor S Riall, University of Arizona, USA
Dr Andrew Robson, University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof Steven M. Strasberg, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Dr Todd Swenning, Desert Regional Medical Center, USA
Dr Jeffrey Varnell, Colorado Physician Insurance Companies (COPIC), USA
Dr Ryan Will, Olympia Orthopaedic Association, USA
Dr Gerald Zarlengo, Colorado Physician Insurance Companies, USA