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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 each… Expand
Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons.
- K. Bilimoria, Yaoming Liu, +4 authors M. Cohen
- Journal of the American College of Surgeons
- 1 November 2013
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 requiring… Expand
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 AJCC… Expand
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 bypass… Expand
Small Bowel Cancer in the United States: Changes in Epidemiology, Treatment, and Survival Over the Last 20 Years
- K. Bilimoria, D. Bentrem, J. Wayne, C. Ko, C. Bennett, M. Talamonti
- Annals of surgery
- 1 January 2009
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-specific… Expand
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 preoperative… Expand
Comparison of sentinel lymph node biopsy alone and completion axillary lymph node dissection for node-positive breast cancer.
- K. Bilimoria, D. Bentrem, +5 authors D. J. Winchester
- Journal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 20 June 2009
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
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 supported… Expand
Does Surgical Quality Improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: An Evaluation of All Participating Hospitals
- B. Hall, B. Hamilton, K. Richards, K. Bilimoria, M. Cohen, C. Ko
- Annals of surgery
- 1 September 2009
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 show… Expand
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, the… Expand