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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ongoing and Completed Projects Supported​ by DARE and Community Health Grants


Surgery

​Completed

Comparative analysis of regional anesthetic techniques for breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy surgery
Edward Yap | CH | Completed

Comparison of Repair vs. Meniscectomy for Bucker Handle Meniscal Tears
David Ding | CH | Completed

Developing a TPMG Pathway for Selective Oncotype Testing in Early Breast Cancer
Veronica Shim, Laurie Habel | DSGP | Completed

Does timing to surgery for lung cancer have an effect on outcomes?
Jeffrey Velotta, Lori Sakoda | DSGP | Completed | View Summary

Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting weight loss variability after bariatric surgery
Hélène Choquet | CH | Completed

How COVID Changed Our Practice: Telehealth in TPMG Surgical Cancer Care
Gillian Kuehner , Mary Reed | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation and Outcomes Following Regionalization of Adrenal Surgery
Reza Rahbari, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation of Evidence-Based Surgery for Pediatric Hernia Repair
Albert Chong, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Implementation of Post-Mastectomy Home Recovery Program in a Large, Integrated Health Delivery System
Brooke Vuong, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Incidence and risk factors for anal cancer among women in a large, integrated health system
Gregory Barnell | CH | Completed

KPNC Women’s Anal Cancer Study: Secular trends and risk factors in a large integrated healthcare system
Gregory Barnell | CH | Completed

Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventative Healing Approach to Prevent Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Breast Cancer
Amanda Graff-Baker, Marilyn Kwan | DSGP | Completed

Minimally invasive esophagectomy
Simon Ashiku, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Outcomes of laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair compared with the open approach
Albert Chong, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed | View Summary

PAN #3: Efficacy and Value
Kourosh Kojouri, Lisa Herrinton | RAU | Completed

Surgical referral and outcomes of standardized ultrasound reporting of adnexal masses
Betty Suh-Burgmann, Lisa Herrinton | PRP | Completed | View Summary

Surgical resection of hepatic metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer
CK Chang, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed

The association between ERAS implementation and changes in post-discharge opioid use
Derrick Lee, Andy Avins | RAU | Completed | View Summary

​Ongoing

Are outcomes improved with standardized tagging of Chest CT scans (PUL5) with suspicious lung nodules in an integrated healthcare system?
Jeffrey Velotta | CH | Ongoing

Assessing the Impact of a Mobile Application Based Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) Program for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Nayan Sivamurthy, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Ongoing

Comparative effectiveness of outcomes associated with video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) versus robot assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) for lobectomy in KPNC
Jeffery Velotta, Vinnie Liu | TAP | Ongoing

HPV self-collection
Betty Suh-Burgmann | PRP | Ongoing

Optimizing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surveillance and Intervention to Prevent Rupture
Robert Chang, MD | PRP | Ongoing

Population Management of Post Bariatric Surgery Patients to Prevent Micronutrient Deficiencies
Helene Choquet, Sanjoy Dutta | DSGP | Ongoing

Risk Factors for Olfactory Dysfunction in Patients with SARS-CoV2 Infection
Jonathan Liang | CH | Ongoing

Safety and Efficacy of Corticosteroid Choice in Trigger Finger Injection
Todd Theman, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Ongoing

Toward Reducing Surgical Complications After Urgent and Emergent Surgery
Edward Yap, Mary Reed | DSGP | Ongoing

Use and outcomes of intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy for complicated parapneumonic pleural effusion and empyema in Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Eduardo Solbes, Laura Myers | DSGP | Ongoing

What factors affect time to surgery for lung cancer and moderate its associations with patient outcomes?
Jeffrey Velotta, Lori Sakoda | DSGP | Ongoing