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While the golden era of mentoring may have been the age of apprenticeships in medicine, the birth of the clinical clerkship in the late 1800s provided the structure for the relationship between faculty and medical student. The last few decades, however, have seen a dramatic change in the...
Background Gastric outlet obstruction secondary to chronic duodenal ulceration is an indication for surgery as conservative management with balloon dilatation frequently fails. The standard operation is truncal vagotomy and a drainage procedure. However, development of minimally invasive surgery...
Background Evaluation of clinical teaching is essential for feedback to teachers, and for reliable and valid data for the purpose of promotion and tenure.
Purpose To evaluate whether the annual number of pain relapses of chronic pancreatitis correlated with sex, type of pancreatitis, drinking and smoking, presence of intraductal calcifications, pancreaticojejunostomy, and length of follow-up in the first 10 years of follow-up.
Background Nosocomial pneumonia presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in the care of critically ill patients. The present study was designed to determine as closely as possible the occurrence of nosocomial pneumonia in surgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients using clinical,...
Background The authors examined the efficacy of human growth hormone (HGH) in patients dependent on mechanical ventilation who were being weaned from the respirator.
Background Portal hypertension surgery remains a good therapeutic choice for well selected patients with variceal bleeding. The distal splenorenal shunt (DSRS) has shown good long-term results and low-diameter shunts have emerged as an alternate choice.
Background Enteral support is the preferred feeding route for stressed patients due in part to the provision of gut-specific fuels. In those patients who must be maintained parenterally, small amounts of enteral stimulation might blunt gut atrophy and lead to improvement in host defense...
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