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Objective Radiation dermatitis during therapy for breast malignancy can cause significant morbidity and delay treatment. RayGel (reduced glutathione and anthocyanins; Integrative Therapies, Portland, OR) appears to decrease this skin reaction, prompting us to undertake an objective evaluation of...
Background Recent evidence suggests that new-onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) adversely affects orthotopic liver transplant (OLTX) patient and graft survival. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of hepatitis C infection on the natural history of NODAT.
Introduction Fine-needle aspirates (FNAs) with scant cellularity are considered inadequate by current cytopathology standards. We hypothesized that such aspirates are clinically useful.
Background The cause of major trauma has not been well defined using population-based methodologies.
Background Unilateral neck exploration (UNE) is a well-recognized approach in the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP). The objective of this study was to review the success of an approach involving UNE guided by preoperative sestamibi (SM) scanning.
Background The incidence of hypothyroidism after hemithyroidectomy for benign thyroid disease remains uncertain. This study examines the incidence, natural history, and the factors contributing to hypothyroidism after hemithyroidectomy.
Background Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a technically demanding, resource-intensive procedure associated with a significant learning curve. In July 2002, the Department of Defense allocated nearly $5,000,000 for “Advances in Medical Practice” (AMP) and EVAR within the six...
Purpose Although posttraumatic pneumothoraces (PTXs) are common and potentially life threatening, the supine chest radiograph (CXR) is an insensitive test for their detection. Computed tomography (CT) often identifies occult pneumothoraces (OPTXs). Previous descriptions of OPTX topography have...
Background The sentinel node biopsy (SNB) technique is an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and melanoma. However, surgeons in Oregon have not universally adopted its use.
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