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Among them were Dr. Harvey Sugerman, Dr. Nicola Scopinaro, and the father of bariatric surgery, Dr. Edward Mason. It is fascinating to know that his interest in bariatric surgery started after he read Edward Mason's fi rst article on gastric bypass…

BACKGROUND: Suicides by any method, plus 'nonsuicide' fatalities from drug self-intoxication (estimated from selected forensically undetermined and 'accidental' deaths), together represent self-injury mortality (SIM)-fatalities due to mental…

Background Suicides by any method, plus ‘nonsuicide’ fatalities from drug self-intoxication (estimated from selected forensically undetermined and ‘accidental’ deaths), together represent self-injury mortality (SIM)—fatalities due to mental disorders…

Purpose Over the past decade, an increasing number of bariatric surgeons are trained in fellowships annually despite only a modest increase in nationwide bariatric surgery volume. The study surveys the bariatric surgery job market trend in order to…

Propofol is a widely used sedative for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. Drug-induced pancreatitis is a relatively rare disease possibly because of poor recognition. Propofol-induced pancreatitis is an extremely rare phenomenon. We present a…

CASE: A 32-year-old pregnant woman presented with new wrist pain after a fall. She had undergone surgical repair to the same wrist 6 years previously for a distal radius fracture. At that time, there was no evidence of a bone lesion. Current …

Background: Inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND) is an essential step in both treatment and staging of several malignancies including penile and vulvar cancers. Various open, video endoscopic, and robotic-assisted techniques have been utilized so…

Metastatic salivary gland tumors are rare clinical entities of the head and neck. Parotid gland carcinoma with distant metastases heralds a poor prognosis with a median survival of 4.3-7.3 months. The lungs, long bones, liver and brain are the …

Purpose: Recently, the American College of Graduate Medical Education included medical decision-making as a core competency in several specialties. To date, the ability to demonstrate and measure a pedagogical evolution of medical judgment in a…

BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) guidelines have improved the management and outcomes of patients with CAP, primarily by standardization of initial empiric therapy. But current society-published guidelines exclude immunocompromised…

BACKGROUND: A shared language and vocabulary are essential for managing emergency department (ED) operations. This Fourth Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA) Summit brought together experts in the field to review, update, and add to key…

Hypocupremia can result in a bi-lineage deficiency of leukocytes and erythrocytes. Although commonly seen from gastrointestinal malabsorption, hypocupremia can be further exacerbated with excessive zinc intake causing increased fecal copper…

Community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Antimicrobial resistance, including in pathogens that cause CABP, continues to spread at an alarming rate. Because of these factors, the…

Pubic symphysis septic arthritis is rare. To our knowledge, pubic symphysis septic arthritis caused by Pasteurella multocida has not been previously reported. A 79-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of…

INTRODUCTION: Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma accounting for 2.5% of lymphoid neoplasms in the United States. Primary gastrointestinal (GI) lymphomas account for 1-4% of all GI malignancies, with few reports of primary mantle…

Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an increasingly utilized treatment modality for renal replacement therapy that affords medical and lifestyle benefits to the patient and financial savings to the health care system. Successful long-term use of…

BACKGROUND: Capsular contracture is a common complication of breast augmentation surgery and many techniques to prevent and to treat capsular contracture have been suggested with inconsistent or variably effective results. OBJECTIVES: The authors…

We report the results of a 12-year retrospective study of nutritionally variant streptococcal (NVS) bacteremia in a 510-bed, a large medical school-affiliated teaching hospital. Twenty-six episodes of NVS bacteremia were identified in this…

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Older adults with syncope are commonly treated in the emergency department (ED). We seek to derive a novel risk-stratification tool to predict 30-day serious cardiac outcomes. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study…

INTRODUCTION: Topical atropine eye drops at low concentrations have been shown to slow myopia progression in East Asian studies. This study explored the effect of atropine 0.01% eye drops on controlling myopia progression in a multiethnic cohort of…

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat worldwide, with deaths associated with AMR infections projected to exceed 10 million per year by the year 2050. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is the primary driver of this…

Introduction Advanced phenotypic, genomic, and proteomic laboratory techniques have recently modified Streptococcus bovis group (SBG) nomenclature. We wished to determine if physicians continue to recognize the importance of SBG and its association…

PURPOSE: Self-fixating mesh has been introduced to further improve the quality results already seen with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. An observational study was undertaken to evaluate the technical learning curve and mid-term outcomes…
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