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The National Cancer Data Base: A Powerful Initiative to Improve Cancer Care in the United States
The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) is a nationwide oncology outcomes database that currently collects information on approximately 70% of all new invasive cancer diagnoses in the United States eachExpand
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Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons.
BACKGROUND Accurately estimating surgical risks is critical for shared decision making and informed consent. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may soon put forth a measure requiringExpand
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Colon cancer survival rates with the new American Joint Committee on Cancer sixth edition staging.
BACKGROUND The recently revised American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) sixth edition cancer staging system increased the stratification within colon cancer stages II and III defined by the AJCCExpand
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First Report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass
Objective:To assess the safety and effectiveness of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as compared to the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypassExpand
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Small Bowel Cancer in the United States: Changes in Epidemiology, Treatment, and Survival Over the Last 20 Years
Background:Previous studies have shown an increasing incidence of small bowel tumors in the United States. Our objective was to assess this increase by examining changes in histology-specificExpand
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Preoperative Predictors of Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery: Systematic Review
BackgroundObesity affects 32% of adults in the USA. Surgery generates substantial weight loss, but 20–30% fails to achieve successful weight loss. Our objective was to identify preoperativeExpand
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Comparison of sentinel lymph node biopsy alone and completion axillary lymph node dissection for node-positive breast cancer.
PURPOSE For women with breast cancer, the role of completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) after identification of nodal metastases by sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been questioned.Expand
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Extent of Surgery Affects Survival for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Background:The extent of surgery for papillary thyroid cancers (PTC) remains controversial. Consensus guidelines have recommended total thyroidectomy for PTC ≥1 cm; however, no study has supportedExpand
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Does Surgical Quality Improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: An Evaluation of All Participating Hospitals
Background/Objective:The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) has demonstrated quality improvement in the VA and pilot study of 14 academic institutions. The objective was to showExpand
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The Aging Population and Its Impact on the Surgery Workforce
Objective To predict the impact of the aging population on the demand for surgical procedures. Summary Background Data The population is expanding and aging. According to the US Census Bureau, theExpand
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