Charlotte S Burmeister

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICCA) incidentally found in the explanted liver after liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 1188 recipients undergoing liver transplantation from August 2003 to August 2014; 13 patients were found to have ICCA(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S) The impact of competing medical comorbidity on survival endpoints in women with early stage endometrial carcinoma (EC) is not well studied. The study goal was to utilize a validated comorbidity scoring system to determine its impact on all-cause mortality as well as on recurrence-free survival (RFS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and(More)
BACKGROUND Sirolimus (SRL) is an immunosuppressant often used in liver transplantation (LT) to mitigate renal insufficiency associated with calcineurin inhibitors. Sirolimus can cause hyperlipidemia, but its association with coronary artery disease (CAD) and cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of CAD(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate if older age alone negatively impacts survival endpoints in women with early-stage uterine endometrioid carcinoma (EC), or its reported prognostic impact is due to an interaction with other well-known adverse factors using matched-analysis methodology. METHODS We identified 1254 patients with International(More)
UNLABELLED Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are surgical complications estimated to occur in 5% to 10% of patients. There are limited data regarding DVT/PE in the early postoperative period in liver transplant patients. The aim of this study is to determine risk factors that influence the incidence of DVT/PE and the effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND Pressure ulcer formation continues to be problematic in acute care settings, especially intensive care units (ICUs). Our institution developed a program for early mobility in the ICU using specially trained nursing aides. The goal was to impact hospital-acquired pressure ulcers incidence as well as factors associated with ICU deconditioning by(More)
Introduction. Menarche is a critical time point in a woman's reproductive system development; exposures at menarche may influence maternal health. Living in a poorer neighborhood is associated with adult obesity; however, little is known if neighborhood factors at menarche are associated with prepregnancy obesity. Methods. We examined the association of(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma expansion in acute ischemic stroke has potential to improve cerebral perfusion, but the long-term effects on functional outcome are mixed in prior trials. The goal of this study was to evaluate how the magnitude of plasma expansion affects neurological recovery in acute stroke. METHODS This was a secondary analysis of data from the(More)
AIM Obesity is classically linked to type I endometrial cancer (EC). Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) is a well-known adverse prognostic factor in EC. In other disease sites, it has been reported that obesity and LVI are strongly associated. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between obesity and LVI in women with EC. (More)
OBJECTIVE Factors predictive of survival after recurrent early-stage endometrial carcinoma have not been thoroughly investigated. The purpose of this study was to explore factors that impact disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS) after recurrence in women with early-stage endometrial carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS After institutional(More)