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Implementing Large-Scale Data-Driven Quality Improvement in Assisted Living.

Edmond Ramly, Reid Parks, Theresa Fishler, James H Ford, David Zimmerman, Susan Nordman-Oliveira,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Develop and evaluate the implementation of a proposed model for large-scale data-driven quality improvement in assisted living.<h4>Design</h4>We conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation of a large-scale data-driven quality improvement collaborative of Wisconsin assisted living communities (ALCs).<h4>Setting and participants</h4>The model has been voluntarily implemented by 810 Wisconsin-licensed ALCs serving >20,000 ... Read more >>

J Am Med Dir Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association)
[2021, :]

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Selected stage IV rectal cancer patients managed by the watch-and-wait approach after pelvic radiotherapy: a good alternative to total mesorectal excision surgery?

Petra A Custers, Britt J P Hupkens, Brechtje A Grotenhuis, Koert F D Kuhlmann, Stéphanie O Breukink, Geerard L Beets, Jarno Melenhorst, ,

<h4>Aim</h4>The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and oncological outcome of a selected group of stage IV rectal cancer patients managed by the watch-and-wait approach following a (near-)complete response of the primary rectal tumour after radiotherapy.<h4>Method</h4>Patients registered in the Dutch watch-and-wait registry since 2004 were selected when ... Read more >>

Colorectal Dis (Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland)
[2022, :]

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Extradural Chordoma of the Thoracic Spine without Bony Involvement: A Rare Presentation and Case Report.

Misha Movahed-Ezazi, Srinivas Mandavilli, Xianyuan Song, David L Zimmerman, Brendan D Killory,

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol (Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology)
[2021, 80(12):1137-1140]

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Trajectories of health-related quality of life and psychological distress in patients with colorectal cancer: A population-based study.

Seyed M Qaderi, Joost A G van der Heijden, Rob H A Verhoeven, Johannes H W de Wilt, Jose A E Custers, ,

<h4>Background</h4>The aim of this nationwide cohort study was to examine the course of symptoms and trajectories of health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and psychological distress during follow-up and to identify vulnerable patients.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients with pathological stage I-III colorectal cancer (CRC) between 2013 and 2018 were included. Baseline characteristics were collected from ... Read more >>

Eur J Cancer (European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990))
[2021, 158:144-155]

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ESCP Safe Anastomosis ProGramme in CoLorectal SurgEry (EAGLE): Study protocol for an international cluster randomised trial of a quality improvement intervention to reduce anastomotic leak following right colectomy.

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<h4>Aim</h4>Cohort data suggest that anastomotic leak occurs after 8% of right colectomies causing significant morbidity and mortality. Patient selection, intra-operative factors, and technical variation all contribute to risk of leak. The EAGLE study will assess whether implementation of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) Safe Anastomosis Intervention reduces anastomotic leak ... Read more >>

Colorectal Dis (Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland)
[2021, 23(10):2761-2771]

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Innocence in the shadow of COVID-19: Plea decision making during a pandemic.

Miko M Wilford, David M Zimmerman, Shi Yan, Kelly T Sutherland,

Over 95% of criminal convictions in the United States are the result of guilty pleas. Consequently, it is critical that we ensure the process of pleading guilty is as free of coercion as possible. Yet, research has indicated that incarcerating defendants to await trial could have an undue influence on ... Read more >>

J Exp Psychol Appl (Journal of experimental psychology. Applied)
[2021, :]

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Staying InformED: Top emergency Medicine pharmacotherapy articles of 2020.

David E Zimmerman, Preeyaporn Sarangarm, Caitlin S Brown, Brett Faine, Tara Flack, Brian W Gilbert, Gavin T Howington, Gregory Kelly, Jessica Laub, Blake A Porter, Giles W Slocum, Megan A Rech,

The year 2020 was not easy for Emergency Medicine (EM) clinicians with the burden of tackling a pandemic. A large focus, rightfully so, was placed on the evolving diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19 and, as such, the ability of clinicians to remain up to date on key EM ... Read more >>

Am J Emerg Med (The American journal of emergency medicine)
[2021, 49:200-205]

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ASO Author Reflections: Nationwide Data on Ostomy Use in Elderly Patients After Colorectal Cancer Surgery.

Yu-Ting van Loon, Laurents P S Stassen, David D E Zimmerman,

Ann Surg Oncol (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2021, 28(12):7461-7462]

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New normal.

Yu-Ting van Loon, Stefan Clermonts, David Zimmerman,

Colorectal Dis (Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland)
[2021, 23(8):2195-2196]

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Primary Anastomosis Versus End-Ostomy in Left-Sided Colonic and Proximal Rectal Cancer Surgery in the Elderly Dutch Population: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis.

Yu Ting van Loon, Felice N van Erning, Huub A Maas, Laurents P S Stassen, David D E Zimmerman,

<h4>Background</h4>Primary anastomosis (PA) in left-sided colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery in elderly patients is disputed. The aim of our study was to evaluate the differences in postoperative outcomes after left-sided CRC surgery in elderly patients in The Netherlands, comparing patients with PA and those who underwent end-ostomy (EO).<h4>Method</h4>Patients aged ≥ 75 years with ... Read more >>

Ann Surg Oncol (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2021, 28(12):7450-7460]

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Urgent and elective proctologic/anorectal interventions in the COVID-19 pandemic: A practical guideline for treatment safety.

Sezai Leventoğlu, Bülent Menteş, Esin Şenol, David Zimmerman, Gianluca Pellino, Gianluca Pellino, Eloy Espin,

<h4>Background</h4>This article aims to give practical information and concrete suggestions on what should be considered in emergency, semi-urgent and elective settings for common anorectal diseases in the hectic period of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on early results of a series of anorectal interventions.<h4>Methods</h4>Referring to other related guidelines, general considerations specific ... Read more >>

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg (Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES)
[2021, 27(2):180-186]

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The evaluation of follow-up strategies of watch-and-wait patients with a complete response after neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer.

Hester E Haak, Jan Žmuc, Doenja M J Lambregts, Regina G H Beets-Tan, Jarno Melenhorst, Geerard L Beets, Monique Maas, ,

<h4>Aim</h4>Many of the current follow-up schedules in a watch-and-wait approach include very frequent MRI and endoscopy examinations to ensure early detection of local regrowth (LR). The aim of this study was to analyse the occurrence and detection of LR in a watch-and-wait cohort and to suggest a more efficient follow-up ... Read more >>

Colorectal Dis (Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland)
[2021, 23(7):1785-1792]

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The Prospective Dutch Colorectal Cancer (PLCRC) cohort: real-world data facilitating research and clinical care.

Jeroen W G Derksen, Geraldine R Vink, Marloes A G Elferink, Jeanine M L Roodhart, Helena M Verkooijen, Wilhelmina M U van Grevenstein, Peter D Siersema, Anne M May, Miriam Koopman, ,

Real-world data (RWD) sources are important to advance clinical oncology research and evaluate treatments in daily practice. Since 2013, the Prospective Dutch Colorectal Cancer (PLCRC) cohort, linked to the Netherlands Cancer Registry, serves as an infrastructure for scientific research collecting additional patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and biospecimens. Here we report on ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2021, 11(1):3923]

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Safety and Efficacy of Rivaroxaban and Apixaban in Patients with Increased Body Mass: a Systematic Review.

Margaret M Buck, Alexa M Haddon, Antonietta Paneccasio, Daniel J Skoloda, David E Zimmerman, Anthony J Guarascio, Branden D Nemecek, Jordan R Covvey, Courtney A Montepara,

<h4>Background and objective</h4>Rivaroxaban and apixaban are direct oral anticoagulants increasing in popularity as convenient alternatives to warfarin. However, current guidelines recommend against use in patients with a BMI > 40 kg/m<sup>2</sup> or bodyweight > 120 kg unless drug-specific levels are measured, which may not be feasible across all clinical practices. Accordingly, the objective of this study ... Read more >>

Clin Drug Investig (Clinical drug investigation)
[2021, 41(4):353-369]

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Female Representation and Position Based on Facts and Members Views in the European Society of Coloproctology.

Yu-Ting van Loon, Rosa Jiménez Rodríguez, Deborah S Keller, Argyrios Ioannidis, David D E Zimmerman, Peter Christensen, Gabriela Möslein,

<h4>Background</h4>There is wide variation in gender distribution in colorectal surgery across different European countries.<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to evaluate female representation, implicit bias, and members' perception on female participation and representation at the European Society of Coloproctology 2017 annual scientific meeting.<h4>Design</h4>This was a retrospective mixed-methods cross-sectional observational study.<h4>Settings</h4>The study was conducted ... Read more >>

Dis Colon Rectum (Diseases of the colon and rectum)
[2021, 64(3):335-342]

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Safety and efficacy of intravenous hydralazine and labetalol for the treatment of asymptomatic hypertension in hospitalised patients: A systematic review.

Jocelyn R Cawoski, Katie A DeBiasio, Scott W Donnachie, Elizabeth A Timanus, David E Zimmerman, Anthony J Guarascio, Courtney A Montepara, Jordan R Covvey, Branden D Nemecek,

<h4>Background</h4>Current guidelines for the management of asymptomatic hypertension (HTN) in the inpatient setting recommend the use of oral antihypertensives. However, in clinical practice, intravenous (IV) antihypertensives are commonly utilised with little supporting evidence. The objective of this study was to evaluate literature examining the safety/efficacy of IV hydralazine and labetalol ... Read more >>

Int J Clin Pract (International journal of clinical practice)
[2021, 75(7):e13991]

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Internal state configures olfactory behavior and early sensory processing in Drosophila larvae.

Katrin Vogt, David M Zimmerman, Matthias Schlichting, Luis Hernandez-Nunez, Shanshan Qin, Karen Malacon, Michael Rosbash, Cengiz Pehlevan, Albert Cardona, Aravinthan D T Samuel,

Animals exhibit different behavioral responses to the same sensory cue depending on their internal state at a given moment. How and where in the brain are sensory inputs combined with state information to select an appropriate behavior? Here, we investigate how food deprivation affects olfactory behavior in <i>Drosophila</i> larvae. We ... Read more >>

Sci Adv (Science advances)
[2021, 7(1):]

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Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma in a 79-Year-Old Woman without Clinical Features of Tuberous Sclerosis: A Case Report.

Misha Movahed-Ezazi, Paul J Schwartz, David L Zimmerman, Xianyuan Song,

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol (Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology)
[2021, 80(2):199-201]

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Community health workers providing asthma education.

Samantha Shaak, Kimberly Brown, Christine Reichart, David Zimmerman,

<b>Objectives:</b> Children living in urban areas experience disproportionate rates of asthma. Substandard housing conditions in some urban areas contribute to greater exposure to household asthma triggers. This article examines the geographic connection between pediatric asthma and substandard housing in one mid-sized city in Pennsylvania and the effectiveness of a home-based ... Read more >>

J Asthma (The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma)
[2020, :1-13]

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ASHP Guidelines on Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Services.

Melinda J Ortmann, Elizabeth Giesler Johnson, Daniel H Jarrell, Matt Bilhimer, Bryan D Hayes, Aimee Mishler, Robert S Pugliese, Taylor A Roberson, Giles Slocum, Andrew P Smith, Katie Yabut, David E Zimmerman,

Am J Health Syst Pharm (American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
[2021, 78(3):261-275]

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A worldwide survey on proctological practice during COVID-19 lockdown (ProctoLock 2020): a cross-sectional analysis.

Gaetano Gallo, Alessandro Sturiale, Veronica De Simone, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Iacopo Giani, Ugo Grossi, ,

<h4>Aim</h4>Proctology is one of the surgical specialties that has suffered the most during COVID-19 pandemic. Using a cross-sectional non-incentivised World Wide Web survey, we aimed to snapshot the current status of proctological practice in six world regions.<h4>Method</h4>Surgeons affiliated to renowned scientific societies with an interest in coloproctology were invited to ... Read more >>

Colorectal Dis (Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland)
[2021, 23(1):246-264]

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Treatment of Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's Disease, Seton Versus Anti-TNF Versus Surgical Closure Following Anti-TNF [PISA]: A Randomised Controlled Trial.

Karin A Wasmann, E Joline de Groof, Merel E Stellingwerf, Geert R D'Haens, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Krisztina B Gecse, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Michael F Gerhards, Jeroen M Jansen, Apollo Pronk, Sebastiaan A C van Tuyl, David D E Zimmerman, Karlien F Bruin, Antonino Spinelli, Silvio Danese, Jarmila D W van der Bilt, Marco W Mundt, Willem A Bemelman, Christianne J Buskens,

<h4>Background and aims</h4>Most patients with perianal Crohn's fistula receive medical treatment with anti-tumour necrosis factor [TNF], but the results of anti-TNF treatment have not been directly compared with chronic seton drainage or surgical closure. The aim of this study was to assess if chronic seton drainage for patients with perianal ... Read more >>

J Crohns Colitis (Journal of Crohn's & colitis)
[2020, 14(8):1049-1056]

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Circulating tumor DNA guided adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II colon cancer (MEDOCC-CrEATE): study protocol for a trial within a cohort study.

S J Schraa, K L van Rooijen, D E W van der Kruijssen, C Rubio Alarcón, J Phallen, M Sausen, J Simmons, V M H Coupé, W M U van Grevenstein, S Elias, H M Verkooijen, M M Laclé, L J W Bosch, D van den Broek, G A Meijer, V E Velculescu, R J A Fijneman, G R Vink, M Koopman, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Accurate detection of patients with minimal residual disease (MRD) after surgery for stage II colon cancer (CC) remains an urgent unmet clinical need to improve selection of patients who might benefit form adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT). Presence of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is indicative for MRD and has high predictive value ... Read more >>

BMC Cancer (BMC cancer)
[2020, 20(1):790]

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Deadlock of proctologic practice in Italy during COVID-19 pandemic: a national report from ProctoLock2020.

Gaetano Gallo, Alessandro Sturiale, Veronica De Simone, Stefano Mancini, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Giovanni Milito, Francesco Bianco, Roberto Perinotti, Iacopo Giani, Ugo Grossi, , Domenico Aiello, Francesco Bianco, Andrea Bondurri, Gaetano Gallo, Marco La Torre, Giovanni Milito, Roberto Perinotti, Renato Pietroletti, Alberto Serventi, Marina Fiorino, Veronica De Simone, Ugo Grossi, Michele Manigrasso, Alessandro Sturiale, Gloria Zaffaroni, Ferruccio Boffi, Vittoria Bellato, Francesco Cantarella, Simona Deidda, Fabio Marino, Jacopo Martellucci, Marco Milone, Arcangelo Picciariello, Ana Minaya Bravo, Vincenzo Vigorita, Miguel Fernandes Cunha, Sezai Leventoglu, Tatiana Garmanova, Petr Tsarkov, Alaa El-Hussuna, Alice Frontali, Argyrios Ioannidis, Gabriele Bislenghi, Mostafa Shalaby, Felipe Celedon Porzio, Jiong Wu, David Zimmerman, Claudio Elbetti, Julio Mayol, Gabriele Naldini, Mario Trompetto, Giuseppe Sammarco, Giulio Aniello Santoro,

Proctology is one of the surgical specialties that suffered the most during COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from a cross-sectional worldwide web survey, we aimed to snapshot the current status of proctologic practice in Italy with differences between three macro areas (North, Centre, South). Specialists affiliated to renowned scientific societies with an ... Read more >>

Updates Surg (Updates in surgery)
[2020, 72(4):1255-1261]

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Effectiveness of the Ileostomy Pathway in Reducing Readmissions for Dehydration: Does It Stand the Test of Time?

Yu-Ting van Loon, Vitaliy Y Poylin, Deborah Nagle, David D E Zimmerman,

<h4>Background</h4>The ileostomy pathway, introduced in 2011, has proved to be successful in eliminating hospital readmissions for high-output ileostomy or dehydration in the following period of 7 months in a single institution. However, it is unclear whether this short-term success, immediately after the initiation of the program, can be sustainable in ... Read more >>

Dis Colon Rectum (Diseases of the colon and rectum)
[2020, 63(8):1151-1155]

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