Clifford W. Pollard

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Eighty-two patients with colon and rectal polyps containing invasive adenocarcinoma treated by polypectomy alone were studied. Seven of 34 patients (21 percent) with sessile lesions had an adverse outcome, including five local recurrences and two distant metastases. They occurred from 4 to 68 months after the polypectomy. Forty-seven pedunculated polyps(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors that were significant in contributing the intraoperative and early postoperative complications for operations of carcinoma of the rectum. METHODS Between 1984 and 1986 inclusive, 426 patients underwent surgery for primary adenocarcinoma of the rectum. Cases of local excision(More)
This is the first comparison of the three mucin based tests CA15-3, CASA, and MSA, and the cytokeratin-related TPS assay in breast cancer. The mucin markers were superior to TPS in receiver-operator analysis, though no marker was of use in the diagnosis of malignancy due to low sensitivity. Using cutpoints that gave 95% specificity in benign disease (n =(More)
PURPOSE A relatively simple radiologically guided method for the treatment of enterocutaneous fistula by gelfoam embolization is described. METHODS Three cases of chronic enterocutaneous fistula are presented. In each case, a sheath was positioned with its tip at the enteric opening of the fistula. Gelfoam was injected to occlude the fistula at its(More)
The discharge summary (DS) is a document that contains the diagnosis, comorbidities, procedures, complications, and future treatment plan for a particular patient after an inpatient hospital stay. The DS is completed by junior medical staff and is delivered to the general practitioner (GP). DS completion is time consuming and tedious, and DSs are usually(More)
The discharge summary (DS) is a summary of an inpatient admission, patient's health state, and future treatment plans which is delivered to the patient's primary care provider. The DS is often incomplete, inaccurate, or unclear. The aim of this project was to improve the quality of the DS through the use of an electronic prompting system. The electronic(More)
We present a patient who underwent delayed sub-periosteal hemipelvectomy for control of infection and to enable soft-tissue cover after trauma. At four months after amputation, clinical examination and radiographs demonstrated almost complete re-ossification of the hemipelvis. This has allowed the patient to regain sitting balance and to use a walking(More)
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