This case series used a review of medical records to investigate the effect of costs of an index hospital admission on subsequent readmission rates among patients undergoing colorectal, pancreatic, or hepatic resection.
This study sought to determine whether the presence of a coronary stent affected the timing of colorectal cancer resection and the postoperative outcomes.
This study hypothesizes that safe and reasonable outcomes can be achieved when single-port laparoscopy is used before a right hemicolectomy for obese patients.
This is an Invited Commentary on a retrospective review on the effect of margin positivity on survival among patients with colon cancer.
This prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.
In this prospective study, the economic impact of using liberal vs restrictive blood transfusion triggers in patients undergoing pancreas, liver, or colorectal surgery is assessed.
This nationwide cohort study defines stage-specific treatments and prognosis of colon cancer diagnosed in young adults (ages 18-49 years) vs older adults (ages 65-75 years).
This retrospective cohort study finds a significantly increased risk for anastomotic complications after colorectal resection when postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed.
This hierarchical multivariable logistic regression analysis of observational data found little risk-adjusted variation in hospital readmission rates after colorectal surgery. See also the Invited Commentary by Opelka.
Keenan et al determine the effect of a preventive surgical site infection (SSI) bundle on SSI rates and costs in colorectal surgery. In a retrospective study of institutional clinical and cost data, the primary outcome was the rate of superficial SSIs before and after implementation of the bundle. See the Invited Commentary by Leeds and Wick.
Balentine et al hypothesized that patients having colorectal surgery at high-volume hospitals would more likely be discharged to home rather than discharged to skilled rehabilitation facilities to complete recovery. The 2008 National Inpatient Sample data for all colorectal resections were used. See the Invited Commentary by Nakakura.
Halabi et al examine the use of epidural analgesia in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the
national level and compare its outcomes with those of conventional analgesia.