Veerasathpurush Allareddy

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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 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 frequency and predictors of complications of partial and total nephrectomy in a population based sample. MATERIALS AND METHODS There were 3,019 partial and 18,575 total nephrectomies identified from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample data set of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (2000 to 2003). The prevalence of(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)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to describe the patient and hospital characteristics of pediatric sports injury hospitalization and to determine the hospital characteristics that are associated with length of stay and total hospital charges (per discharge). METHODS Children who were aged 5 to 18 years and had a diagnosis of a sports injury in(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)
This study delineates the roles of "selective referrals" and "practice makes perfect" in the hospital procedure volume and in-hospital mortality association for radical cystectomy and radical prostatectomy. This is a retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (years 2000-2004). All hospitalizations with primary procedure codes for radical(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)
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)
BACKGROUND The quality of life (QOL) of long-term survivors of bladder cancer in a population-based registry was assessed. METHODS The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT-BL) instrument was used to evaluate QOL in a population-based sample of bladder cancer patients. QOL scores were compared between those undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) or(More)