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


Thoracic Surgery

​Completed

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

Effect of Consolidating Thoracic Surgery Care within an Integrated Healthcare System on Outcomes for Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Lobectomy
Thomas Tung | CH | Completed

Identifying Surgical Timing to Optimize Outcomes for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Surgery
Jeffrey Velotta, Julie Schmittdiel | RAU | Completed | View Summary

Natural history of body weight changes with gastrostomy feeding tube, jejunostomy feeding tube, esophageal stent, or no intervention in patients with esophageal cancer who start chemotherapy and chemoradiation
Jeffrey Velotta, Lisa Herrinton | 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

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

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