Bryce A Van Doren

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BACKGROUND Data addressing risk factors predictive of mortality and reoperation after periprosthetic femur fractures (PPFxs) are lacking. This study examined survivorship and risk ratios for mortality and reoperation after surgical treatment for PPFx and associated clinical risk factors. METHODS A retrospective review was performed for 291 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Cachexia is a condition characterized as a loss in body mass or metabolic dysfunction and is associated with several prevalent chronic health conditions including many cancers, COPD, HIV, and kidney disease, with between 10 and 50% of patients with these conditions having cachexia. Currently there is little research into cachexia and our(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer cachexia is a debilitating condition and results in poor prognosis. The purpose of this study was to assess hospitalization incidence, patient characteristics, and medical cost and burden of cancer cachexia in the US. METHODS This study used a cross-sectional analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) for 2009. Five cancers(More)
BACKGROUND The utilization of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in obese patients has increased significantly over the past decade despite overwhelming data that suggest higher failure rates. As such, it is reasonable to expect a parallel increase in obesity rates among revision TKA (rTKA) patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze longitudinal(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle arthrodesis has been the traditional surgical treatment for end-stage hindfoot arthritis. However, utilization of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is increasing as surgical techniques and implants have substantially improved. The purpose of this study was to compare the U.S. national rates of perioperative (in-hospital) complications between(More)
BACKGROUND National evidence suggests that there is considerable variation between regions in emergency department utilization for routine health care needs. Many emergency departments are poorly equipped to manage the needs of patients with mental health or substance misuse diagnoses, who could often be more effectively managed in other settings. We sought(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the frequency, cost, and hospital-reported outcomes of cachexia and debility in children and adolescents with complex chronic conditions (CCCs). METHODS We identified children and adolescents (aged ≤20 years) with CCCs, cachexia, and debility in the Kids' Inpatient Database [Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Agency for(More)
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