David W. Grant

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BACKGROUND Racial disparity continues to be a well-documented problem afflicting contemporary health care. Because the breast is a symbol of femininity, breast reconstruction is critical to mitigating the psychosocial stigma of a breast cancer diagnosis. Whether different races have equitable access to breast reconstruction remains unknown. METHODS Two(More)
BACKGROUND Achieving symmetry is a key goal in breast reconstruction. Anatomically shaped tabbed expanders are a new tool in the armamentarium of the breast reconstruction surgeon. Suture tabs allow for full control over the expander position and thus inframammary fold position, and, in theory, tabbed expanders mitigate many factors responsible for poor(More)
Surgical dogma and objective data support the relationship between increased operative times and perioperative complications. However, there has been no large-scale, multi-institutional study that evaluates the impact of increased anesthesia duration on microvascular free tissue transfer. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database(More)
Objective: We investigate whether deep learning techniques for natural language processing (NLP) can be used efficiently for patient phenotyping. Patient phenotyping is a classification task for determining whether a patient has a medical condition, and is a crucial part of secondary analysis of healthcare data. We assess the performance of deep learning(More)
BACKGROUND Gender dysphoria is estimated to occur in up to 0.9 percent of the U.S. POPULATION With increasing awareness and decreasing stigma surrounding transgender issues, it is predicted that more patients will begin to seek medical and surgical transition. This study aims to determine the current state of transgender-related education in U.S. plastic(More)
PURPOSE: Gender dysphoria is estimated to occur in up to 0.9% of the United States population. With increasing awareness and decreasing stigma surrounding transgender issues, it is predicted more patients will begin to seek medical and surgical transition. We sought to characterize transgender-related educational content provided in United States plastic(More)
Right-hemisphere function was assessed in 28 hydrocephalic children by a colour-naming divided visual field task and a matching-to-sample manipulo-spatial task. A complementary word-naming divided visual field task was also administered. Comparisons with non-handicapped children revealed a visual processing deficit only. An interpretation of perceptual(More)
INTRODUCTION Transgender individuals are underserved within the health care system but might increasingly seek urologic care as insurers expand coverage for medical and surgical gender transition. AIM To evaluate urology residents' exposure to transgender patient care and their perceived importance of transgender surgical education. METHODS Urology(More)
Background. No studies report robust data on the national incidence and risk factors associated with catastrophic medical outcomes following free tissue transfer. Methods. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) multicenter, prospective National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was used to identify patients who underwent free tissue(More)