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HypothesisLive donor adult liver transplantation (LDALT) is a safe and efficacious treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease.DesignCase-control study.SettingHepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation unit.PatientsFrom December 10, 1998, through April 10, 2000, a single team...
HypothesisGastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are aggressive, rare, and difficult-to-cure gastrointestinal tumors. We believe that the clinical behavior of these tumors can be predicted by reproducible prognostic factors.Design and SettingA retrospective review of all patients (N = 70) with...
HypothesisMinimally invasive correction of pectus excavatum (PE) deformities of the anterior chest wall in children is safe and effective.DesignProspective cohort study.SettingTertiary pediatric referral center.PatientsBetween February 1996 and July 2000, 36 patients underwent minimally invasive...
HypothesisAn Internet application could collect information to satisfy documentation required by the Residency Review Committee. Beyond replacing a difficult and inefficient paper system, it would collect, process, and distribute information to administration, faculty, and...
HypothesisTo test our hypothesis that unplanned return to the operating room (OR) is a useful quality indicator, we examined how often and for what reasons patients go back to the OR in a broad-based general surgery practice.Design and SettingProspective cohort study at a rural tertiary care...
HypothesisFiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) will identify patients who are at high risk for pulmonary aspiration due to swallowing dysfunction after prolonged intubation. Based on the results of FEES, dietary recommendations can be made to decrease the incidence of aspiration...
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