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  1. Healthcare systems are operating under substantial pressures, and often simply cannot provide the standard of care they aspire to within the available resources. Organisations, managers, and individual clinici...

    Authors: Dulcie Irving, Bethan Page, Jane Carthey, Helen Higham, Shabnam Undre and Charles Vincent
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:8
  2. In spite of the global implementation of surgical safety checklists to improve patient safety, patients undergoing surgical procedures remain vulnerable to a high risk of potentially preventable complications ...

    Authors: Magnhild Vikan, Ellen CT. Deilkås, Berit T. Valeberg, Ann K. Bjørnnes, Vigdis S. Husby, Arvid S. Haugen and Stein O. Danielsen
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:7
  3. Joint replacement surgery of the lower extremities are common procedures in elderly persons who are at increased risk of postoperative falls. The use of mental state altering medications, such as opioids, anti...

    Authors: Elsbeth J. Wesselink, Marinus van der Vegt, Sharon Remmelzwaal, Sebastiaan M. Bossers, Eric J. Franssen, Eleonora L. Swart, Christa Boer and Marcel A. de Leeuw
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:6
  4. Organizational factors may influence surgical outcomes, regardless of extensively studied factors such as patient preoperative risk and surgical complexity. This study was designed to explore how operating roo...

    Authors: Arnaud Pasquer, Simon Ducarroz, Jean Christophe Lifante, Sarah Skinner, Gilles Poncet and Antoine Duclos
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:5
  5. Minimally invasive surgical treatment of pelvic trauma requires a significant level of surgical training and technical expertise. Novel imaging and navigation technologies have always driven surgical technique...

    Authors: Sandro-Michael Heining, Vladislav Raykov, Oliver Wolff, Hatem Alkadhi, Hans-Christoph Pape and Guido A. Wanner
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:3
  6. Informed consent is one of the safeguarding of the patient in medical practice at different standards such as ethical, legal, and administrative purposes. Patient knowledge and perception of informed consent a...

    Authors: Mengistu Mera Mihiretu, Ermias Bekele, Kokeb Ayele, Lakew Asmare, Fekade Demeke Bayou, Mastewal Arefaynie, Yawkal Tsega, Abel Endawkie, Shimels Derso Kebede and Natnael Kebede
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:2
  7. Hospital-acquired pressure injuries are a major patient safety concern in intensive care units that are considered largely preventable adverse events by adherence to nursing standards of care. The hypothesis o...

    Authors: Parvaneh Isfahani, Samira Alirezaei, Somayeh Samani, Fateme Bolagh, Azadeh Heydari, Mohammad Sarani and Mahnaz Afshari
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2024 18:1
  8. Patients scheduled for elective surgery typically suffer from preoperative anxiety related to the unknown environment and unclear expectations. We hypothesized that a virtual or in-person introductory visit to...

    Authors: Zеinab Asilian Bidgoli, Zohreh Sadat, Mohammadreza Zarei, Nеda Mirbaghеr Ajorpaz and Masoumеh Hossеinian
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:31
  9. The disruption of the pubic symphysis during the peripartum period is a rare injury to the pelvic ring. In most cases, conservative treatment is successful. Nonetheless, there are cases where surgical interven...

    Authors: Grzegorz Doroszewski, Jan Wasielewski, Paweł Bartosz, Adam Caban, Anna Scholz and Jerzy Białecki
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:30
  10. Preoperative anemia is a common hematologic problem in major orthopedic surgery in developing countries. It is a condition in which the number and size of red blood cells are insufficient to meet the body’s ph...

    Authors: Getachew Mekete Diress and Gebremariam Ayele
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:29
  11. The percutaneous iliosacral screw technique represents a global standard fixation method for unstable fractures of the posterior pelvic ring. However, the inaccurate positioning of iliosacral screws is associa...

    Authors: Yu-Bo ZHENG, Xin ZHAO, Qiang ZHENG and Xi-Guang SANG
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:28
  12. Early management for adnexal torsion increases likelihood of ovarian/tubal salvage. The Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses delays from symptom-onset to intervention. The primary objective wa...

    Authors: Mary Emily Fang, Courtney Crain, Elisabeth Baquet and Jennifer E. Dietrich
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:27
  13. Parastomal evisceration represents a preventable surgical complication that should not occur with appropriate technical diligence and surgical skills. While late parastomal hernias are well described in the li...

    Authors: Anis Hasnaoui, Racem Trigui, Sihem Heni and Salma Kacem
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:26
  14. Systematic analysis of compensation claims following patient injuries is helpful in improving patient safety. The objective of the current study was to assess compensation claims after arthroscopic treatment o...

    Authors: Ola Midtsaether Lian, Per-Henrik Randsborg, Rune Bruhn Jakobsen, Ida Rashida Khan Bukholm and Tommy Frøseth Aae
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:25
  15. Canceling scheduled surgeries on the day of surgery places a heavy burden on healthcare providers and has psychological, social, and financial consequences on patients and their families. This study aimed to i...

    Authors: Vida Naderi-Boldaji, Mahsa Banifatemi, Raheleh Zandi, Mohammad Hossein Eghbal, Milad Nematollahi and Mohammad Ali Sahmeddini
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:24
  16. The telemedicine clinic for follow up after minor surgical procedures in general surgery is now ubiquitously considered a standard of care. However, this method of consultation is not the mainstay for preopera...

    Authors: Tomas Urbonas, Adil Siraj Lakha, Emily King, Sophia Pepes, Carlo Ceresa, Venkatesha Udupa, Zahir Soonawalla, Michael A Silva, Alex Gordon-Weeks and Srikanth Reddy
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:23
  17. Intraoperative iatrogenic ureteral injuries represent rare technical surgical complications with the potential for adverse patient outcomes, particularly when the diagnosis is delayed. Ideally, these technical...

    Authors: Selim Zaghbib, Ahmed Saadi, Hamza Boussaffa, Haroun Ayed and Mohamed Riadh Ben Slama
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:21
  18. Adverse events have become a global problem and are an important indicator of patient safety. Patient safety culture is essential in efforts to reduce adverse events in the hospital. This study aimed to invest...

    Authors: Saeideh Moosavi, Mohammad Amerzadeh, Mohammad Azmal and Rohollah Kalhor
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:20
  19. One of the most common surgical emergencies, intestinal obstruction is rarely the result of an inadvertently retained foreign object (also known as a gossypiboma), which may not present symptoms for a lifetime...

    Authors: Samir Ismail Bashir, Yasir Babiker Ali, Elsadig Mohamed Ali, Hiba Awadelkareem Osman Fadl, Abdelrahman Hamza Abdelmoneim Hamza and Mohammed Mahmmoud Fadelallah Eljack
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:19
  20. The “second victim” phenomenon refers to the distress and other negative consequences that physicians experience when they commit medical error. There has been increasing awareness about this phenomenon and ef...

    Authors: James Ayokunle Balogun, Adefisayo Ayoade Adekanmbi and Folusho Mubowale Balogun
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:18
  21. Healthcare systems are shifting toward “patient-centered” care often without assessing the values important to patients. Analogously, the interests of the patient may be disparate with physician interests, as ...

    Authors: Harsh N. Shah, Andrew A. Barrett, Patrick H. Le, Prerna Arora, Robin N. Kamal and Derek F. Amanatullah
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:17
  22. Retained foreign objects (RFO) after surgery are rare, serious patient safety events. In international comparisons based on routine data, Switzerland had remarkably high RFO rates. The objectives of this study...

    Authors: David Schwappach and Yvonne Pfeiffer
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:15
  23. Obesity is an independent risk factor for the occurrence of surgical site infections (SSIs) following all types of surgeries, especially after Caesarean section (C-section). SSIs increase postoperative morbidi...

    Authors: Joël Igor Kamla, Georges Motto Bwelle, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Landry Wakheu Tchuenkam, Brigitte Wandji, Trevor Kamto and Agnès Esiéné
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:14
  24. Most of the scoring systems to predict difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy are based on pre-operative clinical and radiological findings. Recently the Parkland Grading Scale system was introduced as a simpl...

    Authors: Anup Shrestha, Abhishek Bhattarai, Kishor Kumar Tamrakar, Manoj Chand, Samjhana Yonjan Tamang, Sampada Adhikari and Harish Chandra Neupane
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:12
  25. Effective communication is a fundamental step in providing best medical care and recognized as vital component of clinical anesthesia practice. Poor communication adversely affects patients’ safety and outcome...

    Authors: Yophtahe Woldegerima Berhe, Temesgen Agegnehu, Mulualem Endeshaw, Nurhusen Riskey and Getasew Kassaw
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:11
  26. Retained surgical sharps (RSS) is a “never event” that is preventable but may still occur despite of correct count and negative X-ray. This study assesses the feasibility of a novel device (“Melzi Sharps Finde...

    Authors: Hae Sung Kang, Jad Khoraki, Jessie Gie, Dielle Duval, Susan Haynes, Michael Siev, Jay Shah, Fernando Kim, Martin Mangino, Levi Procter, Riccardo Autorino and Samuel Weprin
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:10
  27. Compliance with perioperative anticoagulation guidelines is essential to minimize bleeding and thromboembolic risks in patients undergoing surgery. Compared to vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs), perioperative manag...

    Authors: Lizzie Munk, Tom van Essen, Casper van der Hoeven, Peter A. Nolte and Matthijs L. Becker
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:9
  28. Most surgical specimen errors occur in the pre-analysis stage, which can be prevented. This study aims to identify errors related to surgical pathology specimens in one of the most comprehensive healthcare cen...

    Authors: Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee, Vahid Ghavami, Rohollah Kalhor, Mohammad Amerzadeh and Hadi Zomorrodi-Niat
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:8
  29. The early surge of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic introduced a significant clinical challenge due to the high case-fatality rate in absence of evidence-based recommendations. The empiri...

    Authors: Adam C. Delgado, Brendon Cornett, Ye Ji Choi, Christina Colosimo, Vincent P. Stahel, Oliwier Dziadkowiec and Philip F. Stahel
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:7
  30. Traction tables have long been utilized in the management of fractures by orthopaedic surgeons. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature to determine the complications inherent to ...

    Authors: Andrea Attenasio, Matthew J. Kraeutler, Ian S. Hong, Suriya Baskar, Deepak V. Patel, Craig Wright, Jaclyn M. Jankowski, Frank A. Liporace and Richard S. Yoon
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:5
  31. Open laparotomy with gastroenterological surgery is a surgical procedure results in a relatively high rate (about 10% or more) of incisional surgical site infection (SSI). To reduce incisional SSI after open l...

    Authors: Hiroshi Isozaki
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:4
  32. Invasive surgical procedures carry risk of harm to patients. In addition to avoidable harm, disparities between patient expectations and the outcome of a procedure may lead to patient injury claims. The follow...

    Authors: Maiju Welling and Annika Takala
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:3
  33. The distal great saphenous vein is a popular site for venous access by means of percutaneous cannulation or venous cutdown in a hemodynamically unstable patient. The aim of this study was to precisely define t...

    Authors: Samitha A. M. D. R. U. Senevirathne, Hesitha K. V. Nimana, Ratnasingam Pirannavan, Poorni Fernando, Karahin A. Salvin, Udari A. Liyanage, Ajith P. Malalasekera, Yasith Mathangasinghe and Dimonge J. Anthony
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:2
  34. Ipsilateral femoral neck and hip fractures are uncommon high energy injuries. In the literature no single method of treatment has emerged as superior to the others. A recent publication has documented the succ...

    Authors: Marlon M. Mencia and Pablo Pedro Hernandez Cruz
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2023 17:1
  35. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is recommended for severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) but some data suggests it may not improve outcomes. The objective was to investigate the effect of ICP monitoring...

    Authors: Christopher W. Foote, Stephanie Jarvis, Xuan-Lan Doan, Jordan Guice, Bianca Cruz, Cheryl Vanier, Alejandro Betancourt, David Bar-Or and Carlos H. Palacio
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:40
  36. Popliteal artery injury following knee dislocation is associated with significant morbidity and high amputation rates. The complex and multi-disciplinary input required to manage this injury effectively can ta...

    Authors: Joseph Edwards, Rebecca N. Treffalls, Hossam Abdou, David P. Stonko, Patrick F. Walker and Jonathan J. Morrison
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:39
  37. The Gleason grading system is an important clinical practice for diagnosing prostate cancer in pathology images. However, this analysis results in significant variability among pathologists, hence creating pos...

    Authors: Maíra Suzuka Kudo, Vinicius Meneguette Gomes de Souza, Carmen Liane Neubarth Estivallet, Henrique Alves de Amorim, Fernando J. Kim, Katia Ramos Moreira Leite and Matheus Cardoso Moraes
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:36
  38. The air in an operating room becomes more contaminated as the occupancy of the room increases. Individuals residing in a room can potentially emit infectious agents. In order to inhibit and better understand t...

    Authors: Gregory T. Carroll, David L. Kirschman and Angela Mammana
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:35
  39. Physician Assistant (PA) have been deployed to increase the capacity of a team, supporting continuity and medical cover. The goal of this study was to assess the implementation of PAs on continuity of surgical...

    Authors: Sascha Halvachizadeh, Sarper Goezmen, Sibylle Schuster, Michel Teuben, Matthias Baechtold, Pascal Probst, Fabian Hauswirth and Markus K. Muller
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:34
  40. The teach-back method is a communication tool that can improve patient safety and shared decision-making. Its utility in patient care has been studied extensively in many areas of clinical medicine. However, t...

    Authors: Kevin D. Seely, Jordan A. Higgs, Lindsey Butts, Jason M. Roe, Colton B. Merrill, Isain Zapata and Andrew Nigh
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:33
  41. Continuous body temperature monitoring during perioperative care is enabled by using a non-invasive “zero-heat-flux” (ZHF) device. However, rigorous evaluation of whether continuous monitoring capability impro...

    Authors: Judy Munday, David Sturgess, Sabrina Oishi, Jess Bendeich, Allison Kearney and Clint Douglas
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:32
  42. Traumatic aortic injuries (TAIs) are rare but are associated with a high mortality. Prior studies have shown skiers and pilots, whose injuries occur at high altitudes, are at an increased risk for a TAI. The p...

    Authors: Stephanie Jarvis, Patrick Rudersdorf, James Poling, Andreas Hennig, Kristin Salottolo, Travis Bouchard, Allen Tanner, Wendy Erickson, Sidra Bhuller, Logan Ouderkirk, Jeffrey Simpson, Kaysie Banton, Elizabeth Kim and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:31
  43. The decision-making for admission versus emergent transfer of patients with blunt splenic injuries presenting to remote trauma centers with limited resources remains a challenge. Although splenectomy is standa...

    Authors: Constance McGraw, Charles W. Mains, Jodie Taylor, Cecile D’Huyvetter, Kristin Salottolo and David Bar-Or
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:30
  44. According to the Polish law, each patient has the right to refuse to consent to a medical procedure, even if the refusal concerns a life-saving procedure. It may be difficult for a physician to accept this kin...

    Authors: K. Kocańda, S. Głuszek, M. K. Szerla and M. Domagała
    Citation: Patient Safety in Surgery 2022 16:29

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