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The link between nutritional status and clinical outcome: can nutritional intervention modify it?
This overview provides a chronologic review of studies relating poor nutritional status to increased surgical morbidity and suggests a possible role for preoperative nutritional support of selected malnourished surgical candidates and the rationale for a large-scale nutrition-intervention clinical trial. Expand
Trends of Heller Myotomy Hospitalizations for Achalasia in the United States, 1993–2005: Effect of Surgery Volume on Perioperative Outcomes
A larger volume of Heller myotomy in a hospital was associated with better perioperative outcomes in terms of shorter length of stay and lower total charges, and these findings were robust in alternative statistical models, specifications, and subgroup analyses. Expand
Efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy for small bowel adenocarcinoma: A propensity score–matched analysis
The role of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in the treatment of small bowel adenocarcinoma is poorly defined. Previous analyses have been limited by small sample sizes and have failed to demonstrate aExpand
Angiography in poor-risk patients with massive nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Urgent gut angiography in patients with massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding of arteriocapillary source is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic maneuver and warrants continued application in this group of poor-risk patients. Expand