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Background We propose that excess risk-adjusted, postoperative length of stay (poLOS) is a valid indicator of an adverse outcome.
Background Laparoscopic approaches for colorectal surgery have been improved recently; however, it is often difficult to achieve total mesorectal excision (TME) for lower rectal cancer laparoscopically because of a narrow pelvis and a thickened mesentery.
Although proctocolectomy and ileal pouch surgery is a routine part of modern-day management for complicated ulcerative colitis, these patients are often debilitated and require close and attentive management in the early postoperative period. Here we present a rare but clinically important...
Background Solid organ transplant centers are increasingly using induction immunosuppression strategies. Induction immunosuppression involves the use of intense therapy at the time of transplantation with the goal of preventing acute rejection and ultimately inducing a tolerogenic state. The...
Background Current surgical training provides little opportunity for surgeons to recognize and manage intraoperative stress before it affects performance and compromises patient safety. We explored the perceived need for structured stress training and propose an intervention design that may be...
Background Papillary breast lesions comprise a spectrum of histopathologic diagnoses ranging from benign papillomas to papillary carcinomas. There is ongoing controversy regarding the management of papillary lesions diagnosed by core needle biopsy (CNB). Some authors advocate observation of...
Background Axillary staging provides the single most important piece of prognostic information in breast cancer patients. This retrospective study was performed to document the phenomenon of stage migration.
Background The objective of this study was to investigate whether the preoperative platelet-lymphocyte (P/L) ratio represents a significant prognostic index in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
Background This study was designed to evaluate whether resident performance of placing central lines improved after simulation training on newly available partial-task simulators.
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