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BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy is now being performed on an outpatient basis at many centers. The purpose of this study was to review the results of our large experience with this procedure. METHODS Between 1990 and 1997, 2288 patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at our clinic. A total of 847 (37%) were scheduled as outpatients. The selection(More)
The initial reports of sentinel lymph node mapping for breast cancer currently appearing in the surgical literature are demonstrating the practicality and accuracy of the technique to evaluate patients for axillary nodal disease. We reviewed our initial 100 patient experience with sentinel node mapping to evaluate our ability to employ this technique in(More)
OBJECTIVES The provision of nutrition care by health professionals can facilitate improved patient nutrition behaviors. Some education institutions include nutrition in their medical curriculum; however, doctors and medical students continue to lack competence in providing nutrition care. Dietitians are increasingly teaching nutrition to medical students,(More)
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