Cedrek L McFadden

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BACKGROUND Recent publications have identified positive associations between numbers of lymph nodes pathologically examined and five-year overall survival (5-yr OS) in colon cancer. However, focused examinations of relationships between survival of rectal cancer and lymph node counts are less common. We conducted a single institution, retrospective review(More)
PURPOSE As laparoscopy continues to permeate general surgery, there is an increased need for residents to acquire advanced laparoscopic skills during a surgical training program. To underscore its importance, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently increased the requirements for laparoscopy from 34 to 60 basic cases and from(More)
In many ways, the history of surgeons on Twitter echoes the initial resistance and ultimate mass adoption of laparoscopic surgery that led to the field of minimally invasive surgery. At its inception, social media was similarly met with skepticism and concerns of threats to professionalism. Despite these concerns, numerous surgeons and other physicians(More)
The purpose of this report is to describe the management of a 30-year-old male truck driver following a zone-VI (metacarpal level) laceration of the tendons of the extensor digitorum and extensor indicis muscles to the index finger. Surgical repair was performed 6 days after the injury and was followed by a 32-day period of short-arm cast immobilization.(More)
BACKGROUND Reversal of an enterostomy results in a high rate of incisional hernia at the ostomy site. Prophylactic mesh reinforcement of the fascial defect is typically not considered due to the contaminated nature of the case. We present the outcomes of a series of prophylactic mesh reinforcements with retromuscular, large-pore polypropylene at the time of(More)
As heart transplantation becomes more commonly applied to the pediatric population, it is important to determine if previous palliative or reparative operations increase the risk of transplantation. Since 1988, 13 children aged 23 months to 14 years (mean 9.5 years) who had undergone previous heart operations underwent orthotopic heart transplantation.(More)
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