Benjamin Nutter

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OBJECTIVE To compare the surgical outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy (robot-assisted), standard laparoscopic myomectomy (laparoscopic), and open myomectomy (abdominal). METHODS Myomectomy patients were identified from the case records of the Cleveland Clinic and stratified into three groups. Operative and immediate postoperative outcomes(More)
To determine outcomes in relation to duration of maintenance therapy in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s) (GPA), we conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with GPA seen at a single vasculitis center from 1992 to 2010. All patients achieved remission defined by a Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score for Wegener(More)
To evaluate risk factors for complications of tissue expander/implant and autologous tissue breast reconstructions and determine if radiation increases complication rates. We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent mastectomy plus autologous tissue or expander/implant reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic. Univariate and multivariate(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, fluid restriction recommendations in heart failure (HF) are based on expert opinion. After implementing a 1,000-mL/d fluid restriction for 60 days after discharge, outcomes were examined. METHODS AND RESULTS In a randomized controlled design, hyponatremic patients (serum sodium ≤137 mg/dL) received usual care (UC; n = 26) or 1,000(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare resident, fellow, and attending urologic and gynecologic surgeons' musculoskeletal and mental strain during laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy. DESIGN Prospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Patients who underwent robotic or laparoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of pelvic radiation on survival in patients with uterine serous carcinoma (USC) who received adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS Patients with stage I-IV USC were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program 2000 to 2009. Patients were included if treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the impact of myocardial scar burden (MSB) on the association between implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation and mortality in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and left ventricular EF ≤ 40%. In addition, we sought to determine the impact of gender on survival benefit with ICD implantation. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND We explored the prevalence, clinical and physiologic correlates of pulmonary hypertension (PH), and screening strategies in patients with severe emphysema evaluated for the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT). METHODS Patients undergoing Doppler echocardiography (DE) and right heart catheterization were included. Patients with mean(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal (GI) complications after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) are uncommon but associated with a disproportionate share of mortality. We thus identified variables associated with GI complications and analyzed their effect on postoperative mortality in patients undergoing isolated CABG. METHODS Information from patients(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the fertility benefit of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) in surgically treated endometriosis. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Cleveland Clinic Foundation, tertiary care center. PATIENTS Ninety-six women of reproductive age(More)