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Background This study examines the clinical characteristics of patients who developed recurrent appendicitis after previous nonoperative management of perforated appendicitis.
Background Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) corrects significant physiologic and anatomic abnormalities in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, debate exists whether LARS prevents recurrent symptoms and malignant transformation in patients with Barrett's esophagus...
Background Although several methods of repair of extremity venous injuries have been shown to be efficacious, patency rates have varied significantly from center to center.
Background Use of extirpative surgery in the setting of recurrent rectal cancer is controversial given the poor overall outcome of such patients and the morbidity associated with exenteration.
Background The purpose of this study was to examine the presentation of diverticulitis at an urban county hospital serving predominantly indigent patients and to analyze the differences, if any, in presentation and treatment in younger patients.
Background Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is deemed suitable only for unifocal breast cancers since multiple foci of cancers may drain to different nodes. We hypothesized that subareolar injection (SI) could identify the sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) accurately in patients with multiple cancers...
Background Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) has been introduced for patients with gastroparesis refractory to pharmacological therapy.
Background The evaluation of multitrauma patients for blunt truncal injuries remains open for debate. We sought to evaluate the role of routine computed tomography (CT) of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis as a screening tool for patients already undergoing cranial CT studies.
Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. It affects nearly as many people each year as does the human immunodeficiency virus and has a much worse outcome. This article reviews the progress in treatment of this disease since...
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