Craig H. Johnson

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OBJECTIVE The best management for patients with small- to medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VS) is controversial. METHODS : A prospective cohort study of 82 patients with unilateral, unoperated VS less than 3 cm undergoing surgical resection (n = 36) or radiosurgery (n = 46). Patients undergoing resection were younger (48.2 yr versus 53.9 yr, P =(More)
One hundred eighteen women treated with mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction for carcinoma were evaluated for recurrence of disease and survival. Fourteen women (12%) suffered relapse of their cancer and 10 patients (9%) died of their disease during a median follow-up of 2.3 years. All seven local recurrences (6%) were detected at an early stage(More)
UNLABELLED This study compares the basic mechanical properties of two groups of commercially available fascia lata allografts processed by different means (solvent-dehydrated and sterilized via gamma radiation, and freeze-dried without secondary sterilization). The results reveal significantly (P less than 0.05) higher stiffness, higher maximum load to(More)
Through a retrospective review, we identified 77 previously unreported cases of coccidioidomycosis during HIV infection. Patients were classified into 1 of 6 categories based on their primary clinical presentation: 20 had focal pulmonary disease (Group 1), 31 had diffuse pulmonary disease (Group 2), 4 had cutaneous coccidioidomycosis (Group 3), 9 had(More)
CONTEXT Identification of intestinal-type goblet cells (ITGCs) in hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections of esophageal biopsies is essential for the diagnosis of Barrett metaplasia. However, we have seen cases diagnosed as Barrett metaplasia based solely on cells that pose morphologic similarity to ITGCs on hematoxylin-eosin staining or stain positive with(More)
Chest wall resection and reconstruction continue to provide a formidable challenge. Prolonged hospitalization of 2 to 3 weeks in often necessary, and patients at our institution have undergone an average of two operations to achieve final closure. However, in multiple reviews of the senior author's personal experience, 85% of patients alive 30 days after(More)
A retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive patients undergoing free fibula harvest at the Mayo Clinic is presented. Every patient was analyzed by reviewing postoperative physical examination data. All patients were evaluated and followed in the early postoperative course by the physical medicine and rehabilitation services. Patients were followed from 3 to(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for molecular markers of malignant progression in Barrett metaplasia (BM). The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between dysplasia, p53 protein accumulation, DNA ploidy, and Glut1 in BM. METHODS Sections of esophageal biopsy specimens from 120 patients with BM were evaluated for dysplasia, p53 protein, and Glut1(More)