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CONTEXT Common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy is a significant source of patient morbidity, but its impact on survival is unclear. OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the relation between CBD injury and survival and to identify the factors associated with improved survival among Medicare beneficiaries. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective(More)
CONTEXT Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may decrease the risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy by helping to avoid misidentification of the CBD. OBJECTIVE To characterize the relationship of IOC use and CBD injury while controlling for patient and surgeon characteristics. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective nationwide(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) restricts the ability to engage in physical activity and decreases longevity. We examined the impact of aerobic exercise training on function and quality of life in patients with World Health Organization group 1 PH. METHODS Patients were randomized to a 10-week education only (EDU) or education/exercise combined(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative incidence, prevalence, costs, and impact on disability of 8 common conditions treated by rehabilitation professionals. DATA SOURCES Comprehensive bibliographic searches using MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and UpToDate, (June, 2013). DATA EXTRACTION Two review authors independently screened the search results and performed(More)
The aim of this review paper is to summarize recent developments in the field of wearable sensors and systems that are relevant to the field of rehabilitation. The growing body of work focused on the application of wearable technology to monitor older adults and subjects with chronic conditions in the home and community settings justifies the emphasis of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Falls are a major health problem in the elderly community; however, questions regarding incidence, risk factors, and provider response to falls exist. The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of falls, associated factors, health care costs, and provider response to falls among Medicare beneficiaries. PARTICIPANTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are insured by Medicaid or health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are more likely to receive postacute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) than in rehabilitation facilities, compared with persons insured by commercial fee-for-service (FFS) plans. DESIGN Retrospective cohort(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the role that gender plays in meeting the medical academic mission by assessing career development, leadership, and research productivity among rehabilitation researchers. DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING National survey. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred sixty rehabilitation professionals linked to the American(More)
IMPORTANCE In contrast to the recommendations for younger adults, many guidelines allow for older adults with back pain to undergo imaging without waiting 4 to 6 weeks. However, early imaging may precipitate interventions that do not improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE To compare function and pain at the 12-month follow-up visit among older adults who received(More)
CONTEXT Case series demonstrate that bariatric surgery can be performed with a low rate of perioperative mortality (0.5%), but the rate among high-risk patients and the community at large is unknown. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the risk of early mortality among Medicare beneficiaries and to determine the relative risk of death among older patients. DESIGN(More)