Andrea C Fang

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BACKGROUND Extended pelvic lymphadenectomy (PLND) during radical cystectomy (RC) reportedly improves bladder cancer-specific survival. Lymph node counts are often a proxy for the extensiveness of a dissection. In the current study, the impact of an institutional policy requiring a minimum number of lymph nodes was assessed. METHODS Patients undergoing RC(More)
BACKGROUND Constipation in pediatric patients is a common diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) and may occasionally arise from a significant underlying illness. OBJECTIVE To discuss a rare cause of constipation that led to a strangulated small bowel and cardiac arrest. CASE REPORT A 7-year-old boy presented in pulseless electrical activity. The(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Apnea is a known complication of pediatric seizures, but patient factors that predispose children are unclear. We seek to quantify the risk of apnea attributable to midazolam and identify additional risk factors for apnea in children transported by paramedics for out-of-hospital seizure. METHODS This is a 2-year retrospective study of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate sex differences in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) characteristics, interventions, and outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS This is a retrospective analysis from a regionalized cardiac arrest system. Data on patients treated for OHCA are reported to a single registry, from which all adult patients were(More)
Acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) is a common complication of a simple upper respiratory infection. Acute bacterial sinusitis and an upper respiratory infection, however, have different management plans. This article will help clinicians establish when a diagnosis of ABS can be made based on the latest guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Also(More)
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