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OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, impact, and predictors of opioid use disorder (OUD) in hospitalized chronic pancreatitis (CP) patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using the National Inpatient Sample …

Current surgical options for treating genu varum in achondroplasia include tibial and fibular osteotomy and growth modulation using plates and screws. However, a single surgeon consistently treated genu varum using a planned fibular nonunion (PFN).…

Although there are no Class I data supporting the regionalization of trauma care the consensus is that trauma centers decrease morbidity and mortality. However, the controversy continues over whether trauma surgeons should be in-house or take call…

EMS quality assurance programs can help guarantee that the provision of prehospital care is medically accountable. The establishment and management of such a program, although time consuming, are critically important. It is essential that the medical…

Primary lymphoma of bone is a rare lesion comprising less than 5% of all malignant primary bone tumors. Because of this rarity, the diagnosis of this lesion based on clinical findings and standard radiographic evaluations is extremely difficult and…

Alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme determination (APID) is in common use despite evidence suggesting that the results correlate poorly with actual sites of disease. To assess the predictive value of this test in clinical practice, 99 APIDs performed on…

As the number of elderly persons in the United States continues to increase, geriatric abuse has become the most recent manifestation of domestic violence seen in the emergency department. Recent data suggest that 1 million elderly persons are…

Historically, appendicitis in the elderly is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Ninety-six patients over 60 years of age with appendicitis treated over a 10-year period were reviewed. Only 20% presented classically with anorexia, fever,…

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the upper extremity has recently been recognized as being more common than previously reported (probably because of the increasingly frequent use of subclavian venous access). A retrospective review of patients in whom…

This report reviews 48 episodes of hospital-acquired fungemia that occurred over a four-year period at a large community teaching hospital. The incidence of hospital-acquired fungemia increased eightfold during the study period. Candida albicans…

A retrospective analysis of records from an outpatient medical practice was undertaken to determine the incidence and features of cough resulting from the use of enalapril maleate. Of 209 patients taking enalapril, 22 (10.5%) required discontinuation…

The medical records of 109 patients who presented to the emergency department during a five-year period with proven nontraumatic, spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical presentation, diagnostic…

We have reviewed the 10-year experience of a community teaching hospital with gastric epithelial polyps and have analyzed 121 polyps removed from 35 patients. Hyperplastic polyps constituted nearly 75% of the polyps examined; fundic gland polyps…

Over the last two decades the emergency department has become the primary source of health care for a large segment of the population. While this practice is discouraged by ED staff and primary care providers, it is an unfortunate reality. Recent…

To determine the prevalence of osteoporosis risk factors and the probability of physician risk recognition and intervention, the medical records of a cohort of 243 women aged 40 to 65 years were reviewed retrospectively. A historical cohort design…

The medical records of 243 asymptomatic women aged 50 years or older were reviewed at a community-based family practice center to determine the proportion who had been referred for a screening mammogram and to identify correlates of mammography…

OBJECTIVE: To study a standardized technique for endometrial rollerball ablation and various methods of preoperative preparation. STUDY DESIGN: All patients had refractory symptomatic menorrhagia and previously failed conservative surgery and other…

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to present a case series of the sparsely reported complication of chylous ascites (CA) after left sided robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (RALPN), identify possible risk factors for the development of…

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a cost-effective alternative to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for both Medicare and privately insured patients undergoing screening…

OBJECTIVE: The outcomes of 61 patients who underwent a pharyngoplasty for velopharyngeal insufficiency were reviewed to determine potential risk factors for reoperation. DESIGN: This was a retrospective chart review of 61 consecutive patients over…

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