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OBJECTIVES To determine the morbidity and mortality from radical cystectomy in a nationally representative population-derived sample. Complications after radical cystectomy have been reported from large single-institution series but population-based representative data are lacking. METHODS All patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer were(More)
PURPOSE Injuries resulting from accidents are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to present epidemiologic estimates of hospital-based emergency department (ED) visits for facial fractures in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for 2007 was used. All ED visits with(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the prevalence and outcome of PSA testing for prostate cancer screening or diagnosis in elderly men 75 years or older at our academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study design was used to identify all men 75 years or older who underwent a PSA test through the family medicine or internal medicine service(More)
PURPOSE We determined the influence of hospital and surgeon volume on various outcome parameters after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS All inpatient discharges after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer (1988 to 1999) from the Health Care Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample were included in the analysis. Hospital(More)
PURPOSE Of commonly performed urological cancer procedures radical cystectomy is associated with the highest morbidity and mortality. The impact of each individual type of complication or a combination of them on various outcome measures, such as mortality, charges and length of stay, is unclear. We quantified the impact of specific post-cystectomy(More)
PURPOSE Specialty-specific hospitals and hospitals with a high volume of complex procedures have been shown to have better outcomes. We sought to determine whether a high volume of unrelated complex procedures or procedures in the same specialty area (urology) could translate into better outcomes after major urologic cancer surgery. METHODS We performed a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to provide estimates of firearm related injuries in children seeking care in hospital based emergency departments. METHODS The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) for the year 2008 was used for the current study. All ED visits occurring amongst children aged less than or equal to 18 years and that had an(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the effect of infectious complications after cystectomy using the Nationwide Inpatient Samples of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. The economic and clinical effects of infectious complications after radical cystectomy have not been analyzed. METHODS All 6686 patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer were(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the alveolar bone dimensional changes with cone-beam computed tomography after space-opening procedures for an endosseous implant in patients with unilateral or bilateral maxillary lateral incisor agenesis. METHODS A pilot retrospective cohort study was conducted of 11 patients (13 sites) in whom the(More)
Objectives The aim of this clinical trial was to investigate the duration of mandibular-crowding alleviation with piezotome-corticision orthodontics compared with conventional orthodontics. Design Single-centre, two-arm parallel group randomized controlled trial. Setting Orthodontic clinic at the University of Connecticut. Ethical approval The study(More)