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We assessed the nonoperative and operative management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) and compared complication rates and surgical outcomes. ASBO is a common complication of abdominopelvic surgery. Although patients may respond to nonoperative management, many require surgery. We retrospectively studied patients admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of patients treated with fecal diversion for perirectal fistulizing Crohn's disease. Thirty-nine patients were identified and followed for an average of 60 months. Patients were divided into two groups based on surgical treatment: local surgical treatment only and fecal diversion in addition to local(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo colorectal surgery have up to a 30% chance of developing a surgical site infection postoperatively. Silverlon is a silver nylon dressing designed to prevent surgical site infections, but only anecdotal evidence has previously supported its efficacy. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of silver nylon(More)
Serum angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) levels were obtained in 24 control patients who were critically ill, in 11 patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema, in 8 patients with status postcardiopulmonary bypass, and in 12 patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Mean values in cardiogenic pulmonary edema (24.3 +/- 3.9 SD) in(More)
The respiratory effect of diagnostic colonoscopy and upper endoscopy were studied in 32 elderly patients. Twenty-two underwent colonoscopy and 10 upper endoscopy. In the group undergoing upper endoscopy, 4 of 10 patients experienced a decrease in oxygen desaturation greater than or equal to 4% during the medication period; an additional 2 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic-assisted colonic resection has been well described for multiple surgical indications. This typically requires an abdominal incision for specimen removal that is associated with the majority of postoperative pain. We describe the first laparoscopic-assisted transvaginal approach for sigmoidectomy and rectocolpopexy for(More)
UNLABELLED Few data are available on the correlation between peripheral occlusive arterial disease and metabolic syndrome. The present pilot study therefore investigated patients with and without PAOD and compared their vascular risk pattern with that of healthy controls. METHOD With the aid of Doppler US measurements of blood pressure differences(More)
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