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A practical guide to understanding Kaplan-Meier curves
In 1958, Edward L. Kaplan and Paul Meier collaborated to publish a seminal paper on how to deal with incomplete observations. Subsequently, the Kaplan-Meier curves and estimates of survival data haveExpand
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Systematic management of chyle fistula: The Southwestern experience and review of the literature
Postoperative cervical chyle fistula after neck dissection is a complication with potentially serious morbidity. Once it is recognized, treatment decisions to optimize patient care can be difficult.Expand
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Transoral laser microsurgery for advanced laryngeal cancer.
OBJECTIVE To report the oncologic and functional outcomes of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in the treatment of advanced laryngeal cancer. DESIGN Prospective case series study. SETTINGExpand
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Human papillomavirus and oropharynx cancer: Biology, detection and clinical implications
To review evidence for the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the etiology of oropharyngeal cancers, methods of viral detection, and the resulting clinical implications.
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Risk Factors for Unplanned Hospital Readmission in Otolaryngology Patients
Objective Identify the risk factors that predict 30-day unplanned readmission in hospitalized otolaryngology patients. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Single academic hospital.Expand
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Scalp reconstruction: an algorithmic approach and systematic review.
IMPORTANCE Reconstruction of the scalp after acquired defects remains a common challenge for the reconstructive surgeon, especially in a patient with a history of radiation to the area. OBJECTIVEExpand
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Efficacy and safety of acute injection laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis following thoracic surgery
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of injection laryngoplasty using a temporary injectable agent in the acute setting for patients with unilateral vocalExpand
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Reliability of sentinel lymph node mapping with biopsy for head and neck cutaneous melanoma.
OBJECTIVES To determine (1) the reliability of sentinel lymph node mapping with biopsy (SLNB) in head and neck cutaneous melanoma to accurately stage nodal basins and (2) the safety of SLNB in bothExpand
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Patients undergoing total laryngectomy: an at-risk population for 30-day unplanned readmission.
IMPORTANCE Patients undergoing total laryngectomy are at high risk for hospital readmission. Hospital readmissions are increasingly scrutinized because they are used as a metric of quality care andExpand
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Squamous cell cancer of the head and neck with distant metastasis at presentation
Current literature reports widely different rates of distant metastasis at presentation for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). We used the Surveillance Epidemiology and End ResultsExpand
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