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BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Studies regarding treatment of spinal metastases are critical to evidence-based decision-making. However, variation exists in how a key outcome, ambulatory function, is assessed. PURPOSE: To characterize the sources and tools …

INTRODUCTION & IMPORTANCE: Adult Hirschsprung's disease (AHD) is a difficult diagnosis to make due to its rarity, frequently after emergency interventions have been conducted. We present a case of possible AHD and sketch a classic presentation of…

Highlights •Adult Hirschprung’s Disease (AHD) can be a difficult diagnosis to make, due to its rarity.•We report a possible case of AHD and conduct a systematic review of the literature.•A typical patient would be male, average age of 30-years-old,…

INTRODUCTION: Diverting ostomies are traditionally used as a bridge to primary resection in patients with an obstructing mass, or severe inflammatory bowel disease [1] some cases, severe infections or non-healing wounds can be better managed after…

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…

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The New England Spinal Metastasis Score (NESMS) was proposed as an intuitive and accessible prognostic tool for predicting survival in patients with spinal metastases. We designed an appropriately powered, prospective,…

INTRODUCTION: Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding can be a life-threatening condition. This is usually diagnosed and managed by an upper GI tract endoscopy. When treating actively bleeding duodenal ulcers, surgical intervention, or arterial …

OBJECTIVES: To describe patient-specific characteristics associated with non-operative failure leading to surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients treated for spinal metastases from 2005 to 2017. We deemed…

Executive Summary: 1. Foot infections in patients with diabetes cause substantial morbidity and frequent visits to health care professionals and may lead to amputation of a lower extremity. 2. Diabetic foot infections require attention to local…

Technetium-99m-sestamibi (MIBI) is a new radionuclide for imaging parathyroid tissue; The purpose of this study was to evaluate parathyroid localization using single radiotracer, dual-phase MIBI scintigraphy and to compare the results to…

Mandibular hypoplasia, airway obstruction, and a typical wide U-shaped cleft palate comprise the Robin sequence, Although much has been written regarding the treatment of these patients in the neonatal period, the literature reveals little…

Background: Patients with acutely treated femoral shaft fractures with reamed intramedullary nailing are at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome due to liberation of bone marrow fat particles that travel to the lung and cause damage to the…

This study examines the tissue engineering of a human ear model through use of bovine chondrocytes isolated from four different cartilaginous sites (nasoseptal, articular, costal, and auricular) and seeded onto biodegradable poly(l-lactic acid) and…

There is increasing evidence that the herpes simplex virus may account for some gastric ulcer disease. To examine this possibility, 62 tissue biopsies from 21 patients were obtained during esophagogastroduodenoscopy for gastroduodenal ulcer disease…

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