Dustin Baker

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PURPOSE Decision support systems for radiologists can provide information during image interpretation that may efficiently improve diagnostic accuracy and increase radiologists' confidence. However, most decision support systems require radiologists to exit PACS, which may deter busy radiologists from pursuing decision support. The purpose of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND With policymakers and hospitals increasingly looking to cut costs, length of stay after surgery has come into focus as an area for improvement. Despite the increasing popularity of total shoulder arthroplasty, there is limited research about the factors contributing to prolonged hospital stay. We sought to identify preoperative and postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative bleeding requiring blood transfusion is a known complication of hip dysplasia (HD) surgery. Here we examine rates of, risk factors for, and postoperative complications associated with transfusion during HD surgery. METHODS The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Pediatric database was queried for patients treated(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder disorders are a common cause of disability and pain. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a frequently employed and previously validated measure of shoulder pain and disability. Although the SPADI has high reliability and construct validity, greater differences between individual patients are often observed than would be(More)
Hospital readmissions are costly for patients and institutions. We conducted a study to evaluate rates of readmission within 30 days after anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty (ATSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) and to determine independent risk factors for readmission. We queried the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program(More)
INTRODUCTION The risk of morbidity associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) after pediatric orthopaedic surgery remains unclear despite increased use of thromboprophylaxis measures. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Pediatric database was queried for patients undergoing an orthopaedic surgical(More)
PURPOSE Operative fixation of pediatric femur fractures with intramedullary implants has grown in popularity in recent decades. However, risk factors for short-term adverse events and readmission have not been well studied. METHODS Pediatric patients who underwent intramedullary nailing of a femur fracture between 2012 and 2013 were identified from the(More)
BACKGROUND Increased longevity has led to more nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. Development of predictive models for hospital readmission may identify patients who benefit from preoperative optimization and postoperative transition of care intervention. Our goal was to identify significant predictors of 30-d readmission in nonagenarians undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to develop an objective motor skills testing system to aid in the evaluation of potential orthopedic residents. DESIGN Participants attempted a battery of 5 motor skills tests (4 novel tests and the Grooved Pegboard [GPT] Test) in one 10-minute session. A percentile-based scoring system was created for each test(More)