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OBJECTIVE: To assess the current practice of routine preoperative testing before urethroplasty and to determine if the results are clinically significant. METHODS: Data was obtained from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)…

Background: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a safe access procedure for enteral nutrition. The purpose of this investigation is to identify predictive factors for early mortality after PEG. Methods: A retrospective review of the hospital…

Radiographic confirmation of enteral feeding tube placement is a common practice representing considerable expense and causing delay in the initiation of enteral nutrition therapy. We evaluated an enteral feeding tube with a pH sensor, which allows…

Rationale, Aims and Objectives Doctor compliance with diabetic care guidelines is low and may be improved with system-wide changes that include patient involvement. The objective of this study was to determine if patients in an internal medicine…

Background: The senior author (B.G.) observed that patients who underwent forehead rejuvenation using a pretrichial incision did not experience hairline recession. The aim of this study was to objectively measure the effects of forehead rejuvenation…

Background: Uterine perforation is a rare but recognized complication of abortion. Perforations may not be recognized at the time of the procedure, and patients may present days or weeks later with sequelae of the complication. Objectives: To raise…

Bladder carcinoma can be treated with cystectomy and urinary diversion. Ileal conduit is a popular technique, originally performed with closure of all mesenteric and peritoneal defects to minimize internal herniation. Recent advances in laparoscopic…

Numerous decision-making tools exist to assist physicians in diagnosis management. However, the accuracy of available clinical information is often ambiguous or unknown and current analytical models do not explicitly incorporate judgmentally defined…

Peritonitis is an infrequent yet major complication of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), Traditionally, patients with peritonitis from leaking PEG tubes underwent open abdominal exploration with repair of the gastrostomy site. We report…

Intercostal artery laceration is an unusual complication following thoracentesis, and has been reported only in elderly patients. We report a case of a 78-year-old man who developed a massive hemothorax following thoracentesis. Post-thoracentesis…

Objective: This study was undertaken to prospectively evaluate the effect of early stage endometrial cancer, age, and obesity on quality of life (QOL). Study design: Women undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer or an adnexal mass determined at…

In a retrospective study, the first 301 patients who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a university-affiliated community hospital were compared with a historical matched control group of patients who had open cholecystectomy. The patients who…

The side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) include problems involving peptic ulceration, renal function, and. liver disease. Publications have stressed the need to monitor patients for these problems and the rheumatology…

A survey of 53 university and community hospitals revealed that 73% of the institutions had no standard policy for the replacement of triple-lumen catheters (TLCs). Since the maintenance of a TLC in place for a prolonged period may lead to infectious…

Study Design: Systematic review. Objectives: Cervical arthroplasty is an increasingly popular treatment of cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy. An understanding of the potential adverse events (AEs) is important to help both clinicians and…

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