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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

HealthcareDowners Grove, Illinois, United States
About: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is a healthcare organization based out in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Health care & Poison control. The organization has 40 authors who have published 38 publications receiving 694 citations.

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TL;DR: US-accelerated thrombolysis was shown to be a safe and efficacious treatment for DVT in this multicenter experience and the addition of US reduces total infusion time and provides a greater incidence of complete lysis with a reduction in bleeding rates.

168 citations

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TL;DR: Clinically, the findings of the study show that the diagnosis of excessive femoral anteversion or retroversion should have different thresholds according to MRI and CT measurements; moreover, the diagnosis should not rely exclusively on either examination or radiologic criteria.
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of femoral anteversion, as well as the relation of anteversion with physical examination and radiographic findings. Methods Preoperative CT and MRI measurements of anteversion along with clinical examination were performed on 129 consecutive hips before hip arthroscopy for nonarthritic hip injuries. All anteversion measurements were performed by 2 musculoskeletal radiologists. The radiographic findings and physical examination findings were analyzed for statistically significant correlations. For statistical analysis purposes, the patients were divided into 3 groups according to the mean CT anteversion measurement: group I (low), less than 10°; group II (medium), 10° to 22°; and group III (high), greater than 22°. Results High interobserver correlation was found for femoral anteversion measurement by CT and MRI ( r = 0.95 and r = 0.86, respectively; P r = 0.80, P r = 0.36, P P = .01). Conclusions Although high correlation was found between anteversion angle measurements by CT and MRI, significant discrepancies in the absolute anteversion number between the 2 techniques suggest that they may not be interchangeable. Furthermore, CT was found to have higher interobserver reliability than MRI. There was a significant correlation between CT and examination of internal rotation of the hip. Clinically, the findings of the study show that the diagnosis of excessive femoral anteversion or retroversion should have different thresholds according to MRI and CT measurements; moreover, the diagnosis should not rely exclusively on either examination or radiologic criteria. Level of Evidence Level III, retrospective comparative study.

152 citations

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15 Apr 2007-Cancer
TL;DR: Evidence suggests that the reluctance of radiation oncologists to provide single‐fraction treatment acts as a barrier to referrals from palliative care professionals, and collaboration in education, research, and patient advocacy will advance the common objectives of the 2 specialties and lead to an appropriate increase in the use of palliatives hypofractionated radiotherapy.
Abstract: Radiotherapy commonly is employed to address symptoms in patients with symptoms caused by cancer. For this article, the authors reviewed data supporting the use of hypofractionated palliative radiotherapy. In addition to single-fraction treatment for painful bony metastasis, the available literature suggested that courses of 2 to 14 external-beam fractions may provide equivalent relief to longer course treatment in patients with a poor prognosis who have primary cancers of the lung, rectum, bladder, prostate, head and neck, spleen, and gynecologic system. Hypofractionated treatment delivers palliation that is time efficient, cost effective, and minimally toxic. Evidence suggests that the reluctance of radiation oncologists to provide single-fraction treatment acts as a barrier to referrals from palliative care professionals. Collaboration in education, research, and patient advocacy will advance the common objectives of the 2 specialties and lead to an appropriate increase in the use of palliative hypofractionated radiotherapy.

109 citations

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TL;DR: Patients who attended a hospital-based preoperative education class reported feeling better prepared for surgery and better able to control their pain after surgery, and knowledge gained from the hospital's preoperativeeducation class did affect patient experiences.
Abstract: Purpose This descriptive study compared the outcomes of the patients who did and did not attend a hospital-based preoperative education class. Sample The sample consisted of 150 patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement. Method Patients completed a survey about their preparation and expectations for surgery and their experiences after surgery. Charts were reviewed for length of stay, complications, ambulation distance, and pain score. Postoperative complications were assessed during a follow-up phone call about 30 days after discharge. Results Patients who attended the preoperative education class reported feeling better prepared for surgery and better able to control their pain after surgery. There were no significant differences between groups in length of stay, ambulation distance, pain level, or complication rate. Conclusions Knowledge gained from the hospital's preoperative education class did affect patient experiences. Further comparisons of face-to-face versus online structured education are warranted.

69 citations

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TL;DR: Early results of the Endurant pivotal trial are quite encouraging and suggest a safe and effective new device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

59 citations


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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
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20213
20202
20194
20182
20173
20153