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Work-up of a 62-year-old black male, with a complaint of low back pain for three months, revealed a mass in the porta hepatis, narrowing of the common hepatic duct, and dilated intrahepatic bile ducts. A 3 X 4-cm tumor in the common hepatic duct was excised and biliary continuity restored by hepaticojejunostomy. The excised mass was a carcinoid tumor with(More)
Lower arm reconstruction of soft tissue defects and after ablation for cancer leaves the reconstructive surgeon few alternatives. We have used latissimus dorsi muscle (n = 1) and musculocutaneous flaps (n = 3) with good functional and cosmetic results. Defects in one patient with traumatic amputation, another with extravasation of doxorubicin, and two with(More)
INTRODUCTION Childhood vaccination rates in Manitoba populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) fall significantly below the provincial average. This study examined the impact of a pay-for-performance (P4P) program called the Physician Integrated Network (PIN) on health inequity in childhood vaccination rates. METHODS The study used administrative(More)
BACKGROUND In Manitoba, Canada, school-based clinics providing sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents have been implemented to address high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancies. METHODS The objectives of this population-based study were to compare pregnancy and STI rates between adolescents enrolled in schools(More)
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