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1423 pancreaticoduodenectomies for pancreatic cancer: A single-institution experience
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with the possible addition of neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy is the standard of care in the United States for adenocarcinoma originating in the pancreatic head, neck,Expand
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Is There a Difference in Survival Between Right- Versus Left-Sided Colon Cancers?
BackgroundThe incidence of right-sided colon cancers has been increasing in recent years. It is unclear whether patient prognosis varies by tumor location. In this study, we have compared theExpand
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Impact of Total Lymph Node Count and Lymph Node Ratio on Staging and Survival after Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Large, Population-Based Analysis
BackgroundBased on data from other malignancies, the number of lymph nodes evaluated and the ratio of metastatic to examined lymph nodes (LNR) may be important predictors of survival. LNR has neverExpand
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Does pancreatic duct stenting decrease the rate of pancreatic fistula following pancreaticoduodenectomy? Results of a prospective randomized trial
Pancreatic duct stenting remains an attractive strategy to reduce the incidence of pancreatic fistulas following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with encouraging results in both retrospective andExpand
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Melanoma in children and teenagers: an analysis of patients from the National Cancer Data Base.
PURPOSE This study examines the demographics, presentation, and outcomes of children and teenagers with melanoma using a US hospital-based oncology database. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from theExpand
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Spine immobilization in penetrating trauma: more harm than good?
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that prehospital spine immobilization provides minimal benefit to penetrating trauma patients but takes valuable time, potentially delaying definitiveExpand
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Preoperative charlson comorbidity score predicts postoperative outcomes among older intracranial meningioma patients.
OBJECTIVE Preoperative determinants of surgical risk in elderly patients with meningioma are not fully defined. This study was undertaken to determine whether the Charlson comorbidity index could beExpand
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Gastroschisis in the United States 1988–2003: analysis and risk categorization of 4344 patients
Objective:Gastroschisis is a rare congenital abdominal wall defect through which intraabdominal organs herniate and it requires surgical management soon after birth. The objectives of this study wereExpand
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Duplex ultrasound screening for deep vein thrombosis in asymptomatic trauma patients: a survey of individual trauma surgeon opinions and current trauma center practices.
BACKGROUND Many national agencies have suggested that deep vein thrombosis (DVT) rates measure quality of hospital care. However, none provide recommendations for standardized screening. If screeningExpand
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Thirty robotic adrenalectomies: a single institution's experience.
BACKGROUND Robotic adrenalectomy is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional laparoscopic adrenalectomy. To date, only case reports and small series of robotic adrenalectomies have beenExpand
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