Yizhe Xu's research while affiliated with University of Utah and other places

Publications (13)

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We investigated if non-neurologic multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS) following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) predicts poor 12-month survival. We conducted a secondary data analysis of therapeutic hypothermia after pediatric cardiac arrest out-of-hospital randomized trial involving children who remained unconscious and intubated after OH...
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Purpose: To (1) evaluate the individual and combined effects of traction time and traction force on postoperative neuropathy following hip arthroscopy, (2) determine if perioperative fascia iliaca block has an effect on the risk of this neuropathy, and (3) identify if the these items had a significant association with the presence, location, and/o...
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Background Proximal row carpectomy (PRC) and four-corner arthrodesis (FCA) are common treatments for stage II scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) wrists, with similar functional and patient-reported outcomes reported in the peer-reviewed literature. Questions Study questions included (1) whether surg...
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Purpose: Distal radius fracture open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) represents a considerable cost burden to the health care system. We aimed to elucidate demographic-, injury-, and treatment-specific factors influencing surgical encounter costs for distal radius ORIF. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed adult patients treated with isol...
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Purpose: Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is a common surgical procedure, representing a financial burden to the health care system. The purpose of this study was to test whether the choice of CTR technique (open carpal tunnel release [OCTR] vs endoscopic carpal tunnel release [ECTR]), surgical setting (operating room vs procedure room [PR]), and anest...
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Background There is an increasing trend toward bilateral breast reconstruction. Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database, we sought to understand the association between unilateral and bilateral free flap breast reconstruction and operative time and flap failure. Methods We selected a cohort of patients undergoing fr...
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Objectives: To investigate the variation in care and cost of spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and to identify opportunities for improving healthcare value. Study design: Retrospective cohort study from the Pediatric Health Information Systems database, including children 11-18 years of age with AIS who underwent spinal fu...
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Background: The rarity of renal trauma limits its study and the strength of evidence-based guidelines. Although management of renal injuries has shifted towards a non-operative approach, nephrectomy remains the most common intervention for high-grade renal trauma (HGRT). We aimed to describe the contemporary management of HGRT in the United States...

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... 6 Other studies have shown a correlation between longer traction time and pudendal neurapraxia. 1,7 Thus, for new surgeons with potentially longer traction times, pudendal neurapraxia is of particular concern, and the use of postless hip arthroscopy can diminish this concern and allow surgeons to focus on the case at hand rather than minimizing traction time. In our study, 1 surgeon noted initially changing from post-assisted to postless and then back to post-assisted, mentioning that postless is "most helpful for surgeons with long surgical times." ...
... In light of no apparent differences in reoperation, the costs between fixation methods should be considered by surgeons. 25 Considering the performance of neurectomy, a retrospective review of 266 patients undergoing motion-preserving procedures demonstrated significantly decreased rates of TWA with the performance of PIN and/or anterior interosseous nerve neurectomy, whereas a different study of 51 young patients undergoing FCA found no difference at long-term follow-up. 8,16 Our study demonstrated no change in the rates of conversion to TWA based on PIN neurectomy status. ...
... Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are among the most common fractures [13] and often need surgical treatment, posing a considerable nancial burden to the health care system [14]. Open reduction and internal xation with VLPs have become the standard surgical methods [15], as they bring about early mobilization and good fracture healing outcomes [16]. ...
... The WALANT technique can be used either to perform simple or complex surgeries using the appropriate volume and dilution in each case. 20 Studies on the economic impact in health care systems consistently demonstrate an economic benefit derived from the reduced use of hospital resources. 21 WALANT is not widely used in Spain. ...
... Our results showed that odds of UR, eLOS, donor-site complications, medical complications, flap-site complications, fat necrosis, blood transfusion, flap compromise, and flap loss significantly increase per hour of OT in DIEP flap reconstructions, supporting the findings of previous free flap literature. 2,22,24,25,[28][29][30] Although eLOS is significantly associated with both per hour and OT intervals, our results suggest that postoperative morbidity and UR with DIEP flap reconstructions increases per hour of OT rather than OT intervals after adjusting for intraoperative, perforator, and demographic variables. Overall, it appears OT per hour is a more universal predictor of adverse postoperative outcomes (ie, eLOS, UR, and complication occurrence) compared to OT cutoffs and intervals. ...
... effects (Diarbakerli et al., 2018;Helenius et al., 2019;Weinstein et al., 2013;Workman et al., 2018). However, poor daily bracing compliance remains a challenge that limits the treatment benefits. ...
... As imaging modalities and endovascular technologies have advanced, non-operative management (NOM) approaches have become increasingly popular for high grade renal injuries. As a result, in the United States from 2002 to 2012, the rate of nephrectomy has decreased from 8.2% to 2.1% and 19.3% to 4.4% for blunt and penetrating renal trauma, respectively [4], and the current rate of operative intervention for high grade injuries is only 19% [5]. ...