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Unavailability of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiography Adversely Impacts Hospital Outcomes of Acute Biliary Pancreatitis: A National Survey and Propensity-Matched Analysis.

Ahmad Malli, Claire Durkin, J Royce Groce, Alice Hinton, Darwin L Conwell, Somashekar G Krishna,

<h4>Objectives</h4>There is a paucity of literature assessing the impact of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) availability at hospitals and the management of acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP). Thus, we sought to evaluate the impact of ERCP availability on the clinical outcomes of ABP.<h4>Methods</h4>The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2004-2013) was reviewed to identify adult ... Read more >>

Pancreas (Pancreas)
[2020, 49(1):39-45]

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Early Readmission Predicts Increased Mortality in Cirrhosis Patients After Clostridium difficile Infection.

Andrew J Kruger, Claire Durkin, Khalid Mumtaz, Alice Hinton, Somashekar G Krishna,

<h4>Goals</h4>We sought to determine the impact of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in cirrhosis by evaluating trends and outcomes of early readmission and mortality.<h4>Background</h4>The incidence of CDI in cirrhotics is increasing.<h4>Study</h4>We analyzed the Nationwide Readmissions Database (2011 to 2014) for hospitalized patients with CDI and differentiated them by presence of cirrhosis. ... Read more >>

J Clin Gastroenterol (Journal of clinical gastroenterology)
[2019, 53(8):e322-e327]

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Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Healthcare Resource Utilization and All-Cause Inpatient Mortality in Morbid Obesity: a Propensity-Matched Analysis.

Somashekar G Krishna, Varun Rawal, Claire Durkin, Rohan M Modi, Alice Hinton, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Darwin L Conwell, Hisham Hussan,

<h4>Aims</h4>There is a lack of population studies evaluating the impact of bariatric surgery (BRS) on all-cause inpatient mortality. We sought to determine the impact of prior BRS on all-cause mortality and healthcare utilization in hospitalized patients.<h4>Methods</h4>We analyzed the National Inpatient Sample database from 2007 to 2013. Participants were adult (≥ 18 years) ... Read more >>

Obes Surg (Obesity surgery)
[2018, 28(10):3213-3220]

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Simplified Readability Metric Drives Improvement of Radiology Reports: an Experiment on Ultrasound Reports at a Pediatric Hospital.

Wei Chen, Claire Durkin, Yungui Huang, Brent Adler, Steve Rust, Simon Lin,

Highly complex medical documents, including ultrasound reports, are greatly mismatched with patient literacy levels. While improving radiology reports for readability is a longstanding concern, few articles objectively measure the effectiveness of physician training for readability improvement. We hypothesized that writing styles may be evaluated using an objective two-dimensional measure and ... Read more >>

J Digit Imaging (Journal of digital imaging)
[2017, 30(6):710-717]

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