Splenectomy in hereditary spherocytosis: Review of 1,657 patients and application of the pediatric quality indicators

Fizan Abdullah, Yiyi Zhang, Melissa Camp, Mark I. Rossberg, Melinda A. Bathurst, Paul Colombani, James F Casella, Rosemary Nabaweesi, David C. Chang

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Objective. The objective of the present study is to profile the outcome and safety of pediatric patients undergoing splenectomy with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) using a nationwide sample and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs). Patients and Methods. A retrospective cross-sectional descriptive analysis of a non-overlapping combination of the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), and Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) databases (1988-2004) were performed. These combined databases contain information from nearly 93 million discharges in the United States. Children with an age at admission of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-837
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

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Splenectomy
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Patient Safety
Cross-Sectional Studies
Type 1 Spherocytosis

Keywords

  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology

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Splenectomy in hereditary spherocytosis : Review of 1,657 patients and application of the pediatric quality indicators. / Abdullah, Fizan; Zhang, Yiyi; Camp, Melissa; Rossberg, Mark I.; Bathurst, Melinda A.; Colombani, Paul; Casella, James F; Nabaweesi, Rosemary; Chang, David C.

In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Vol. 52, No. 7, 01.07.2009, p. 834-837.

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Abdullah, Fizan ; Zhang, Yiyi ; Camp, Melissa ; Rossberg, Mark I. ; Bathurst, Melinda A. ; Colombani, Paul ; Casella, James F ; Nabaweesi, Rosemary ; Chang, David C. / Splenectomy in hereditary spherocytosis : Review of 1,657 patients and application of the pediatric quality indicators. In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2009 ; Vol. 52, No. 7. pp. 834-837.
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