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Independent association between acute renal failure and mortality following cardiac surgery.
PURPOSE To determine whether there is an independent association of acute renal failure requiring dialysis with operative mortality after cardiac surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS The 42,773 patientsExpand
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Preoperative renal risk stratification.
BACKGROUND After cardiac surgery, acute renal failure (ARF) requiring dialysis develops in 1% to 5% of patients and is strongly associated with perioperative morbidity and mortality. Prior studiesExpand
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Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a major morbid event?
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate the incidence, predictors, morbidity, and mortality associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) and its impact on intensive care unitExpand
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Outcomes 15 years after valve replacement with a mechanical versus a bioprosthetic valve: final report of the Veterans Affairs randomized trial.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to compare long-term survival and valve-related complications between bioprosthetic and mechanical heart valves. BACKGROUND Different heart valves may haveExpand
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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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Relation of surgical volume to outcome in eight common operations: results from the VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
OBJECTIVE To examine, in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the relation between surgical volume and outcome in eight commonly performed operations of intermediate complexity. SUMMARYExpand
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Identification of patients at greatest risk for developing major complications at cardiac surgery.
As part of a prospective program to use risk-adjusted outcome (operative mortality and morbidity) as a measure of quality of care, we have analyzed perioperative complication data in 10,634 patientsExpand
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