Amalia J. Stefanou

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Anorectal melanoma is a disease that can be difficult to diagnose because of its unclear presentation. After diagnosis, the main treatment available is surgical resection. Sentinel lymph node mapping has an unclear role in its management. Adjuvant therapy has long been recommended; however, there are no strong data to support its use. Prognostic factors to(More)
PURPOSE We designed a prospective, randomized study to evaluate the effects of iontophoresis delivery of dexamethasone versus corticosteroid injection therapy on patient outcomes. METHODS We randomized 82 patients to 10 mg dexamethasone via iontophoresis using a self-contained patch with a 24-hour battery; 10 mg dexamethasone injection; or 10 mg(More)
Current literature tends not to adjust for biases in patient selection attributable to comorbidities that could provide alternate explanations for length of stay differences in laparoscopic versus open colectomy. We hypothesized that utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) dataset and acuity adjustment methods would demonstrate(More)
The incidence of morbid obesity is rapidly increasing in the United States. This presents a unique challenge in the diagnosis, management, and surgical treatment of urologic disease. The use of the lithotomy position for transurethral procedures is often not possible because of the body habitus and equipment-specific weight limitations. During positioning,(More)
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