Quality Articles

As we started the groundwork to create ASPIRE, we came across articles related to quality improvement, anesthesiology process of care, or other interesting articles related to topics that our group may focus on in the coming months and years.  These articles are listed below with PubMed links.  Please let us know there are other articles that may be interesting to the ASPIRE membership, and we can post on this page.

  1. Cassel CK, Conway PH, Delbanco SF, Jha AK, Saunders RS, Lee TH. Getting more performance from performance measures. NEJM 2014; 371(23):2145-47, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1407883.
  2. McGlynn EA, Schneider EA, Kerr EA. Reimaging quality measurement. NEJM 2014;371(23): 2150-3, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1407883
  3. Wuethrich PY, Burkhard FC, Thalmann GN, Stueber F, Studer UE. Restrictive deferred hydration combined with preemptive norepinephrine infusion during radical cystectomy reduces postoperative complications and hospitalization time: a randomized clinical trial. Anesthesiology 2014;120:365-77, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23887199
  4. Sherwood MW, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Peterson ED, Rao SV. Patterns and outcomes of red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA 2014;311:836-43, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24570247
  5. Schmutz J, Eppich WJ, Hoffmann F, Heimberg E, Manser T. Five steps to develop checklists for evaluating clinical performance: an integrative approach. Acad Med 2014;89:996-1005, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24826862
  6. Stern V. Peri-Op protocols enhancing recovery after colorectal surgery. Anesthesiology News 2014;40(9), http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=Policy%2B%26%2BManagement&d_id=3&i=September+2014&i_id=1099&a_id=28115
  7. Rosen MA, Pronovost PJ. Advancing the use of checklists for evaluating performance in health care. Acad Med 2014;89:963-5, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24826861
  8. Peccora CD, Gimlich R, Cornell RP, Vacanti CA, Ehrenfeld JM, Urman RD. Anesthesia report card - a customizable tool for performance improvement. J Med Syst 2014;38:105, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038890
  9. Lee L, Li C, Landry T, Latimer E, Carli F, Fried GM, Feldman LS. A systematic review of economic evaluations of enhanced recovery pathways for colorectal surgery. Ann Surg 2014;259:670-6, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23673770
  10. Goldenberg NM, Steinberg BE, Lee WL, Wijeysundera DN, Kavanagh BP. Lung-protective ventilation in the operating room: time to implement? Anesthesiology 2014;121:184-8, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24781494
  11. Ehrenfeld JM, McEvoy MD, Furman WR, Snyder D, Sandberg WS. Automated near-real-time clinical performance feedback for anesthesiology residents: one piece of the milestones puzzle. Anesthesiology 2014;120:172-84, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24398735
  12. Walsh M, Devereaux PJ, Garg AX, Kurz A, Turan A, Rodseth RN, Cywinski J, Thabane L, Sessler DI. Relationship between intraoperative mean arterial pressure and clinical outcomes after noncardiac surgery: toward an empirical definition of hypotension. Anesthesiology 2013;119:507-15, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23835589
  13. Nolan JP, Mythen MG. Hydroxyethyl starch: here today, gone tomorrow. Br J Anaesth 2013;111:321-4, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23946354
  14. Martin LD, Rampersad SE, Geiduschek JM, Zerr DM, Weiss GK, Martin LD. Modification of anesthesia practice reduces catheter-associated bloodstream infections: a quality improvement initiative. Paediatr Anaesth 2013;23:588-96, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23565609
  15. Futier E, Constantin JM, Paugam-Burtz C, Pascal J, Eurin M, Neuschwander A, Marret E, Beaussier M, Gutton C, Lefrant JY, Allaouchiche B, Verzilli D, Leone M, De Jong A, Bazin JE, Pereira B, Jaber S, Group IS. A trial of intraoperative low-tidal-volume ventilation in abdominal surgery. N Engl J Med 2013;369:428-37, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23902482
  16. Birkmeyer JD, Finks JF, O'Reilly A, Oerline M, Carlin AM, Nunn AR, Dimick J, Banerjee M, Birkmeyer NJ, Michigan Bariatric Surgery C. Surgical skill and complication rates after bariatric surgery. N Engl J Med 2013;369:1434-42, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24106936
  17. Schick MA, Isbary JT, Stueber T, Brugger J, Stumpner J, Schlegel N, Roewer N, Eichelbroenner O, Wunder C. Effects of crystalloids and colloids on liver and intestine microcirculation and function in cecal ligation and puncture induced septic rodents. BMC Gastroenterol 2012;12:179, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23245375
  18. Neuman MD, Silber JH, Elkassabany NM, Ludwig JM, Fleisher LA. Comparative effectiveness of regional versus general anesthesia for hip fracture surgery in adults. Anesthesiology 2012;117:72-92, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22713634
  19. Grosse-Sundrup M, Henneman JP, Sandberg WS, Bateman BT, Uribe JV, Nguyen NT, Ehrenfeld JM, Martinez EA, Kurth T, Eikermann M. Intermediate acting non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents and risk of postoperative respiratory complications: prospective propensity score matched cohort study. BMJ 2012;345:e6329, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23077290
  20. Perek P, Roberts I. Colloids versus crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critcally ill patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;13;6:CD000567, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22696320
  21. Cummings KC, 3rd, Xu F, Cummings LC, Cooper GS. A comparison of epidural analgesia and traditional pain management effects on survival and cancer recurrence after colectomy: a population-based study. Anesthesiology 2012;116:797-806, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22273991
  22. Murphy GS, Szokol JW, Avram MJ, Greenberg SB, Marymont JH, Vender JS, Gray J, Landry E, Gupta DK. Intraoperative acceleromyography monitoring reduces symptoms of muscle weakness and improves quality of recovery in the early postoperative period. Anesthesiology 2011;115:946-54, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21946094
  23. Glance LG, Neuman M, Martinez EA, Pauker KY, Dutton RP. Performance measurement at a "tipping point". Anesth Analg 2011;112:958-66, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21385976
  24. Martin DP, Weingarten TN, Gunn PW, Lee K, Mahr MA, Schroeder DR, Sprung J. Performance improvement system and postoperative corneal injuries: incidence and risk factors. Anesthesiology 2009;111:320-6, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19602956
  25. Malinzak EB, Gan TJ. Regional anesthesia for vascular access surgery. Anesth Analg 2009;109:976-80, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19690276
  26. Li G, Warner M, Lang BH, Huang L, Sun LS. Epidemiology of anesthesia-related mortality in the United States, 1999-2005. Anesthesiology 2009;110:759-65, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19322941
  27. Fuller RL, McCullough EC, Bao MZ, Averill RF. Estimating the costs of potentially preventable hospital acquired complications. Health Care Financ Rev 2009;30:17-32, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19719030
  28. American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative B. Practice advisory for perioperative visual loss associated with spine surgery: a report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Perioperative Blindness. Anesthesiology 2006;104:1319-28, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16732103
  29. Dimick JB, Chen SL, Taheri PA, Henderson WG, Khuri SF, Campbell DA, Jr. Hospital costs associated with surgical complications: a report from the private-sector National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Am Coll Surg 2004;199:531-7, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454134
  30. Modig J, Borg T, Karlstrom G, Maripuu E, Sahlstedt B. Thromboembolism after total hip replacement: role of epidural and general anesthesia. Anesth Analg 1983;62:174-80, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6829920
  31. How to bring dead cats back to life, Ask Dr. Gwathmey who, witnesses say, has done it.  First kill them properly, with chloroform and oxygen, that is - then induce respiration and rub the fur backwards. The New York Times 1904, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9903E5D61F3AE733A2575AC0A9669D946597D6CF&url=http://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1904/10/09/101399265.html