Improved procedure to do laproscopic esophagectomy discovered
Researchers have developed a new improved procedure to do laproscopic esophagectomy
on patients who suffers// from the problems of esophagus, including cancer of the esophagus.
Currently to test the extent of damage in the esophagus, surgeons had accepted a noninvasive procedure called laprosc...
Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey Finds Majority of Hospitals Fail to Meet Important Quality Standards
...5% for heart angioplasty
32% for high-risk deliveries
23% for pancreatic resection
16% for bariatric surgery
15% for esophagectomy
7% for aortic valve replacement
5% for aortic abdominal aneurysm repair
-- Sixty-five percent of participating hospi...
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC one of Top Hospitals in national patient safety survey
...re coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous coronary intervention, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve replacement, pancreatic resection, esophagectomy
and bariatic surgery.
Are hospital intensive care units staffed by qualified specialists?
Do hospitals have safety practices and policies adv...
National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting
-- Risk-adjusted morbidity: Length of stay > 14 days after elective
lobectomy for lung cancer
-- Risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality for esophagectomy
-- Discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics (non-cardiac
-- Selection of prophylactic antibiotic - First OR second gen...
Endoscopic circumferential ablation promising for Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia
... esophagus, photosensitivity, and stricture formation.
The primary benefit shared by the endoscopic techniques is esophageal preservation, whereas esophagectomy
has merit because of resection of the entire organ, which allows for complete histologic assessment and removal of all the at-risk tissue. Circumfere...
Esophageal Cancer Rates Climb With Obesity
According to a new study at the University of Michigan Health System, obese patients who underwent a procedure called transhiatal esophagectomy
primarily for esophageal cancer had outcomes similar to their lean counterparts.
“The type of patient who currently develops esophageal cancer h...