Charolette H Ahern

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BACKGROUND Most surgeons routinely place a nasogastric tube at the time of a pancreatic resection. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the outcome when a pancreatic resection is performed without routine post-operative nasogastric suction. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients underwent a pancreatic resection (64 a pancreaticoduodenectomy,(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for women at high risk for breast cancer. We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of alternative screening strategies involving MRI. METHODS Using a microsimulation model, we generated life histories under different risk profiles, and assessed the impact of screening on quality-adjusted life-years,(More)
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