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The National Veterans Administration Surgical Risk Study: risk adjustment for the comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care.
BACKGROUND The use of surgical outcome in the comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care is predicted on the development of proper models that adjust for the severity of the preoperativeExpand
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The Department of Veterans Affairs' NSQIP
ObjectiveTo provide reliable risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality rates after major surgery to the 123 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) performing major surgery, and to use risk-adjustedExpand
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Risk adjustment of the postoperative mortality rate for the comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care: results of the National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study.
BACKGROUND The National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study was designed to collect reliable, valid data on patient risk and outcomes for major surgery in the Veterans Health Administration and toExpand
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Risk adjustment of the postoperative morbidity rate for the comparative assessment of the quality of surgical care: results of the National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study.
BACKGROUND The National Veterans Affairs Surgical Risk Study was designed to collect reliable, valid data on patient risk and outcomes for major surgery in the Veterans Health Administration and toExpand
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A new, practical intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay.
BACKGROUND The clinical usefulness of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring has been shown using an immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) with several significant limitations. PTH measurementExpand
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The Department of Veterans Affairs' NSQIP: the first national, validated, outcome-based, risk-adjusted, and peer-controlled program for the measurement and enhancement of the quality of surgical
OBJECTIVE To provide reliable risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality rates after major surgery to the 123 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) performing major surgery, and to use risk-adjustedExpand
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Improved success rate in reoperative parathyroidectomy with intraoperative PTH assay.
OBJECTIVE The clinical usefulness of preoperative localization and intraoperative PTH assay (QPTH) in primary hyperparathyroidism have been established. However, without the use of QPTH, theExpand
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Ambulatory parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the combined application of preoperative localization and intraoperative monitoring of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels could facilitate safe outpatientExpand
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Comparison of intraoperative iPTH assay (QPTH) criteria in guiding parathyroidectomy: which criterion is the most accurate?
BACKGROUND The quick parathyroid hormone assay (QPTH) reliably measures intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels intraoperatively. The accuracy in predicting postoperative calcemia is related toExpand
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Operative monitoring of parathyroid gland hyperfunction
Abstract With a 20-year experience of more than 700 parathyroidectomies, our persistent hypercalcemic postoperative failure rate of 7% has remained constant. Reasons for failure have beenExpand
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