Caroline Plowden Daly

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the incidence of acute appendicitis in patients for whom the CT interpretation is deemed equivocal. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 1,344 patients referred for CT with suspected appendicitis between January 1998 and December 2002, 172 patients were identified in whom the radiographic findings were equivocal.(More)
PURPOSE To determine the false-negative rate of axillary ultrasonography (US) with respect to stage N2 and N3 metastatic disease in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the institutional review board and complied with the HIPAA; the requirement for informed consent was waived. A retrospective search(More)
OBJECTIVE To study new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients with esophageal and junctional cancer. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study from a prospective data base. BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common after thoracic and esophageal surgical procedures. The full spectrum of risk factors, associations, and implications are unclear.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of the Wallstent endoprosthesis for treatment of stenotic or occlusive inferior vena cava (IVC) lesions refractory to balloon angioplasty in patients after orthotopic liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Wallstent endoprostheses were implanted in six patients with IVC anastomotic stenoses or occlusions that were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the best projection angles for imaging the renal artery origins in profile. MATERIALS AND METHODS A mathematical model of the anatomy at the renal artery origins in the transverse plane was used to analyze the amount of aortic lumen that projects over the renal artery origins at various projection angles. Computed tomographic (CT)(More)
PURPOSE Automated detection of breast boundary is one of the fundamental steps for computer-aided analysis of mammograms. In this study, the authors developed a new dynamic multiple thresholding based breast boundary (MTBB) detection method for digitized mammograms. METHODS A large data set of 716 screen-film mammograms (442 CC view and 274 MLO view)(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of breast cancer in women presenting for fine needle aspiration of sonographically diagnosed complicated breast cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained. A retrospective study was performed of 186 consecutive women who presented for fine needle aspiration of 243(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The GlideScope video-guided laryngoscope is an alternative standard of care for rescue laryngoscopies when direct laryngoscopy is unsuccessful. During postoperative checks by an anesthesiologist, it was noticed that patients who reported sore throat often required GlideScope laryngoscopy. Consequently, it is difficult to determine whether(More)
BACKGROUND Social deprivation is associated with increased mortality for patients on renal replacement therapy. Patients from lower socioeconomic categories have reduced access to transplantation. However, the impact of social deprivation on outcomes following renal transplantation is unknown. METHODOLOGY We undertook a retrospective analysis of all(More)