Dustin Hatefi

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) has been carried out for high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal carcinoma (IMCA) in Barrett's esophagus using two different cap-assisted techniques, the "inject, suck, and cut" and the "band and snare." Previous work has demonstrated comparable specimen diameters. However, the two techniques(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac surgical patients with postoperative complications frequently require prolonged intensive care yet survive to hospital discharge. METHODS From January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2007, 11,541 consecutive patients underwent cardiac operations at a single academic institution. Of these, 11,084 (95.9%) survived to hospital discharge and(More)
INTRODUCTION The authors describe existing considerations of surgical approach to lateralized posterior fossa tumors in children with regard to the potential for extent of resection, morbidity, and mortality. They additionally propose modifications to existing far-lateral approaches based on anatomic correlates in children. METHODS The authors performed a(More)
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