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Background: Medical schools increasingly place emphasis on preparing students to perform routine, ethically important clinical activities with sensitivity and acumen. A method for evaluating students’ skills in obtaining informed consent that was created at our institution is described....
Background: Advanced stage hypopharyngeal cancer is commonly treated by surgery and radiotherapy. This report presents a technique using ileocolic free autograft as a single-stage procedure for voice and swallowing rehabilitation after pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy. Methods: Digestive tract...
Background: Recent efforts at development of an ideal method for herniorrhaphy have resulted in a number of tremendous advances. The keen interest in hernia surgery and newer methods of repair, however, suggests that most surgeons are not fully satisfied with the methods currently available....
Background: An increasing number of intraductal papillary mucinous tumors of the pancreas have been reported in recent years. The indolent character and favorable prognosis of this neoplasm have been described. Methods: Intraductal papillary mucinous tumors were classified into main duct type (n...
Background: Carotid stenosis is a recognized complication of external irradiation to the head and neck for malignancy. This study aim to investigate the pattern and prevalence of radiation induced carotid disease, and to identify risk factors associated with significant stenosis. Methods: In a...
Background: This study aimed to delineate the role of surgery for recurrent colorectal cancer in the liver and to identify prognosticators for better patient selection and outcome. Methods: Data from 90 repeat hepatectomies (second = 75; third = 12; fourth = 3) for recurrent colorectal cancer...
Background: There are currently between 1 and 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Is the advocated, early intervention the key to successful treatment, or are there other, more important factors? Methods: Responses to combined decongestive therapy (CDT) for 69 women were...
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