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  1. Content type: Case report

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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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  4. Content type: Research

    Mortality from hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures remains high. Guidelines offer varying care approaches including the use of pelvic packing (PP), which was recently adopted for potential control of ble...

    Authors: Benoit Blondeau, Alessandro Orlando, Stephanie Jarvis, Kaysie Banton, Gina M. Berg, Nimesh Patel, Rick Meinig, Allen Tanner II, Matthew Carrick and David Bar-Or

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:3

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  5. Content type: Research

    Bile duct injury is the most feared complication during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Real-time intraoperative imaging using indocyanine green (ICG) might reduce the risk of bile duct injury by improving visua...

    Authors: Peter C. Ambe, Jens Plambeck, Victoria Fernandez-Jesberg and Konstantinos Zarras

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty represents a considerable burden for the patient and a therapeutic challenge for the practitioner. One possible cause discussed in the literature is a low-grade inf...

    Authors: C. Brückner, E. Straube, I. Petersen, S. Sachse, P. Keller, F. Layher, G. Matziolis, U. Spiegl, D. Zajonz, M. Edel and A. Roth

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2019 13:1

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  7. Content type: Research

    Multiple disciplines have described an “after-hours effect” relating to worsened mortality and morbidity outside regular working hours. This retrospective observational study aimed to evaluate whether diagnost...

    Authors: Kirit Singh, Michael S. J. Wilson and Maria Coats

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:33

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  8. Content type: Research

    Nonoperative management for blunt splenic injury is the preferred treatment. To improve the outcome of selective nonoperative therapy, the current challenge is to identify factors that predict failure. Little ...

    Authors: Michel Paul Johan Teuben, Roy Spijkerman, Taco Johan Blokhuis, Roman Pfeifer, Henrik Teuber, Hans-Christoph Pape and Luke Petrus Hendrikus Leenen

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:32

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  9. Content type: Research

    Recent advances have led to the design of a new cephalomedullary nail, which aims to decrease the risk of failures in patients with intertrochanteric hip fractures by allowing for insertion of two interdigitat...

    Authors: Boris A. Zelle, Antonio J. Webb, Christopher Matson, Michael Morwood, Khang H. Dang, Samuel S. Ornell, Gabrielle Gostigian, Cody M. Ramirez and Hassan Mir

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:31

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  10. Content type: Research

    Dexamethasone has been routinely used in the pre-operative setting to enhance analgesia and decrease the incidence of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing primary arthroplasty. However, dexamethasone has...

    Authors: Robert S. O’Connell, Bryce N. Clinger, Erin E. Donahue, Francesco S. Celi and Gregory J. Golladay

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:30

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Spinal myelitis is an infrequent manifestation of spinal cord infection. It is caused by the Schistosoma species, which are endemic in South America, part of the Middle East, and Africa.

    Authors: Abdulrahman Hamad Al-Abdulwahhab, Abdulaziz Mohammad Al-Sharydah, Sari Saleh Al-Suhibani, Saeed Ahmad Al-Jubran, Ali Khalaf Al-Haidey, Abdulkhaliq Ibrahim Al-Hifzi and Wissam Al-Issawi

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:28

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  12. Content type: Research

    There have been no large-scale epidemiological studies of outcomes and perioperative complications in morbidly obese trauma patients who have sustained closed pelvic ring or acetabular fractures. We examined t...

    Authors: James T. Carson, Sabin G. Shah, Gezzer Ortega, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Erik A. Hasenboehler and Babar Shafiq

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:26

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  13. Content type: Research

    Elective surgical case cancellation refers to any elective surgical case that is the list on the day prior to surgery but not operated upon as scheduled. Case cancellation has a major cause of psychological tr...

    Authors: Melaku Desta, Addissu Manaye, Abiot Tefera, Atalay Worku, Alemitu Wale, Alemlanchi Mebrat and Negesso Gobena

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:25

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Bowel incarceration represents a dreaded complication amongst patients with hernias. The intraoperative evaluation of the bowel perfusion following hernia reduction with regard to the need for resection of isc...

    Authors: Dimitra Daskalopoulou, Joseph Kankam, Jens Plambeck, Peter C. Ambe and Konstantinos Zarras

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:24

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  15. Content type: Research

    The marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve is vulnerable to iatrogenic injuries during surgeries involving the submandibular region. This leads to significant post-operative morbidity. Studies assessin...

    Authors: Dimonge Joseph Anthony, Basnayaka Mudiyanselage Oshan Deshanjana Basnayake, Yasith Mathangasinghe and Ajith Peiris Malalasekera

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:23

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  16. Content type: Research

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a significant complication following knee and hip arthroplasty. National and international guidelines recommend pharmacological and mechanical thromboprophylaxis following ...

    Authors: Mohammad Amre Fallaha, Sarkhell Radha and Sheena Patel

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:22

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  17. Content type: Case report

    A retained surgical sponge remains a dreaded complication of modern surgery. Despite the increasing focus on patient safety instances of “a sponge being left in the abdomen”, are all too common in popular medi...

    Authors: Tushar Patial, Namit Rathore, Angesh Thakur, Digvijay Thakur and Kanika Sharma

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:21

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  18. Content type: Research

    Unintended retention of foreign bodies remain the most frequently reported sentinel events. Surgical sponges account for the majority of these retained items. The purpose of this study was to describe reports ...

    Authors: Victoria M. Steelman, Clarissa Shaw, Laurel Shine and Abbey J. Hardy-Fairbanks

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:20

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  19. Content type: Research

    Accurate anatomical landmarks to locate the thoracodorsal nerve are important in axillary clearance surgery.

    Authors: Dimonge Joseph Anthony, Basnayaka Mudiyanselage Oshan Deshanjana Basnayake, Nambunanayakkara Mahapalliyaguruge Gagana Ganga, Yasith Mathangasinghe and Ajith Peiris Malalasekera

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:18

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  20. Content type: Research

    The Joint Trauma System has demonstrated improved outcomes through coordinated research and process improvement programs. With fewer combat trauma patients, our military American College of Surgeons level 2 tr...

    Authors: Matthew J. Bradley, Angela T. Kindvall, Ashley E. Humphries, Elliot M. Jessie, John S. Oh, Debra M. Malone, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Philip W. Perdue, Eric A. Elster and Carlos J. Rodriguez

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:17

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  21. Content type: Research

    Widespread legislative efforts to legalize marijuana have increased the prevalence of marijuana use and abuse. The effects of marijuana on pain tolerance and analgesic pain management in the acute pain setting...

    Authors: Kristin Salottolo, Laura Peck, Allen Tanner II, Matthew M. Carrick, Robert Madayag, Emmett McGuire and David Bar-Or

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:16

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  22. Content type: Research

    There are limited efficacious treatment options for severe osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK). The Low Molecular Weight Fraction of 5% human serum Albumin (LMWF-5A) is in development to treat severe OAK. This st...

    Authors: Kristin Salottolo, Brian Cole and David Bar-Or

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    The increasing financial burden of orthopaedic implants on our health care system has prompted cost-control measures, such as implant reprocessing. The purpose of this study was to describe the current usage b...

    Authors: Sorawut Thamyongkit, Malick Bachabi, John M. Thompson, Babar Shafiq and Erik A. Hasenboehler

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:10

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  24. Content type: Research

    Risk assessment in surgery is essential to guide treatment decisions but is highly variable in practice. Providing formal preoperative risk assessment to surgical teams and patients may optimize understanding ...

    Authors: Anne Lambert-Kerzner, Kelsey Lynett Ford, Karl E. Hammermeister, William G. Henderson, Michael R. Bronsert and Robert A. Meguid

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:12

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    The disease modifying potential of osteoarthritis therapies are of increasing interest, including their effects on delaying total knee replacement (TKR). To date, there have been no studies to determine the ef...

    Authors: John Schwappach, Joseph Schultz, Kristin Salottolo and David Bar-Or

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:14

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  26. Content type: Research

    The aim was to analyze hepatic hypertrophy after portal vein embolization (PVE) and Associating Liver Partition with Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) to determine whether clinical circumstan...

    Authors: Naokazu Chiba, Kei Yokozuka, Shigeto Ochiai, Takahiro Gunji, Masaaki Okihara, Toru Sano, Koichi Tomita, Rina Tsutsui and Shigeyuki Kawachi

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:15

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  27. Content type: Research

    The predictors of shunt dependency such as amount of subarachnoid blood, acute hydrocephalus (HC), mode of aneurysm repair, clinical grade at admission and cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) drainage in excess of 1500...

    Authors: Juan Manuel Vinas Rios, Martin Sanchez-Aguilar, Thomas Kretschmer, Christian Heinen, Fatima Azucena Medina Govea, Sanchez-Rodriguez Jose Juan and Thomas Schmidt

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:13

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  28. Content type: Research

    The recurrence rate in lumbar disc herniations (LDH) has been reported between 5 and 25%. There are only few data about this phenomenon that occurs within days of the initial operation. We analyse early recurr...

    Authors: Juan Manuel Vinas-Rios, Martin Sanchez-Aguilar, Fatima Azucena Medina Govea, Viktor Von Beeg-Moreno and Frerk Meyer

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:9

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  29. Content type: Research

    Seroma is the most frequent postoperative complication following breast cancer surgery. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of the harmonic focus scalpel versus electrocautery in reducing seroma formation post-...

    Authors: Mohammed Faisal, Hamada Fathy, Hamdy Shaban, Sameh T. Abuelela, Ahmed Marie and Islam Khaled

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:8

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  30. Content type: Research

    We aimed to explore the feasibility and attitudes towards using video replay augmented with real time stress quantification for the self-assessment of clinical skills during simulated surgical ward crisis mana...

    Authors: Pasha Normahani, Nita Makwana, Wilhelm von Rosenberg, Sadie Syed, Danilo P. Mandic, Valentin Goverdovsky, Nigel J. Standfield and Usman Jaffer

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:6

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  31. Content type: Research

    The prediction of postoperative complications is important for oral and maxillofacial surgeons. We herein aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Estimation of Physiologic Ability and Surgical Stress (E-PASS) an...

    Authors: Kiyohide Ishihata, Yasuyuki Kakihana, Takuya Yoshimura, Juri Murakami, Soichiro Toyodome, Hiroshi Hijioka, Etsuro Nozoe and Norifumi Nakamura

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:3

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Retrieval of inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) is important to decrease the long-term risk of complications associated with indwelling devices. Our hospital experienced low retrieval rates and implemented a l...

    Authors: Joshua Brown, Jeffery Talbert, Ryan Pennington, Qiong Han and Driss Raissi

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:5

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  33. Content type: Research

    The treatment of humeral fractures remains controversial. Systematic reviews demonstrate similar results between dynamic compression plating and locked intramedullary nailing in the surgical treatment of these...

    Authors: Luiz Fernando Cocco, Benno Ejnisman, Paulo Santoro Belangero, Moises Cohen and Fernando Baldy dos Reis

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:4

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  34. Content type: Research

    Emergency surgery is unplanned by definition and patients are scheduled for surgery with minimal preparation. Some patients who have sustained emergency orthopaedic trauma or other conditions must be operated ...

    Authors: Ulla Caesar, Jon Karlsson and Elisabeth Hansson

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:2

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  35. Content type: Hypothesis

    The modularity in total hip arthroplasty (THA) allows orthopaedic surgeons for an exact reconstruction of hip biomechanical parameters especially in revision and tumor arthroplasty. Modular structured femoral ...

    Authors: Ronny Grunert, Stefan Schleifenbaum, Robert Möbius, Michael Kopper, Christian Rotsch, Welf-Guntram Drossel, Niels Hammer and Torsten Prietzel

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2018 12:1

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  36. Content type: Research

    Radiation exposure is a concern in the field of medicine. Deformity spine surgeons depend on modalities that have high exposure through scoliosis x-rays or computed tomography. The use of fluoroscopy has incre...

    Authors: Jacob Riis, Rebecca R. Lehman, Robert A. Perera, John Ryan Quinn, Patricia Rinehart, Hans Robert Tuten and Victoria Kuester

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:32

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  37. Content type: Research

    Unnecessary invasive procedures risk harming patients physically, emotionally, and financially. Very little is known about the factors that provide the motive, means, and opportunity (MMO) for unnecessary proc...

    Authors: James M. DuBois, John T. Chibnall, Emily E. Anderson, Heidi A. Walsh, Michelle Eggers, Kari Baldwin and Kelly K. Dineen

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:30

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Accidental foreign body ingestion is a common phenomenon in children between 6 months to 6 years of age. In adults, foreign body ingestion is commonly observed in the geriatric population and in patients with ...

    Authors: Johannes Dörner, Herbert Spelter, Hubert Zirngibl and Peter C. Ambe

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:28

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  39. Content type: Research

    A novel index, total liver LU15, has been identified as a surrogate marker for liver function. We evaluated the ability of preoperative remnant liver LU15 values to predict postoperative hepatic failure.

    Authors: Naokazu Chiba, Motohide Shimazu, Kiminori Takano, Go Oshima, Koichi Tomita, Toru Sano, Masaaki Okihara, Yosuke Ozawa, Kosuke Hikita, Takahiro Gunji, Yuta Abe, Kiyoshi Koizumi and Shigeyuki Kawachi

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:29

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  40. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Philip F. Stahel, Wade R. Smith, Ernest E. Moore, Philip S. Mehler, Sebastian Weckbach, Fernando J. Kim, Nathan Butler, Hans-Christoph Pape, Ted J. Clarke, Martin A. Makary and Pierre-Alain Clavien

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:27

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  41. Content type: Research

    The number of lumbar spine surgeries has been increasing during the last 20 years, which also leads to an increase in hospital costs and complications related to surgery. Therefore, there is a greater concern ...

    Authors: Manuel Segura-Trepichio, David Candela-Zaplana, José Manuel Montoza-Nuñez, Antonio Martin-Benlloch and Andreu Nolasco

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:26

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  42. Content type: Research

    The term gossypiboma refers to a sponge that has been forgotten in the surgical field. It is the most common retained surgical item, and constitutes a continuing problem for surgical safety. We performed a hos...

    Authors: Boyodi Tchangai, Mazamaesso Tchaou, Iroukora Kassegne and Kpatekana Simlawo

    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2017 11:25

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