Eric J Leroux

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BACKGROUND Obesity is not only a causative factor for premature mortality, it has also been demonstrated to be associated with an increased postoperative complication rate. As such, it has traditionally been considered a relative contraindication to autologous breast reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to assess whether this recommendation is(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the presence of a fibronectin-aggrecan complex (FAC) in the disk space of persons with chronic low back pain as relates to provocative diskography. DESIGN A single-center prospective consecutive case series. SETTING A single private practice setting. PATIENTS Thirty-seven patients with symptomatic degenerative disk disease of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of reductions in price of antiretroviral drugs and foreign assistance for HIV with coverage of antiretroviral treatment. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Africa. PARTICIPANTS 13 African countries, 2003-8. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES A price index of first line antiretroviral therapy with data on foreign assistance(More)
We report five cases of HIV patients with parotid pathology during a period of one year. All patients (4 men and 1 woman between the ages of 32 and 47 years) had a MRI or a CT confirmation of the parotid gland lesion. Three patients exhibited parotid gland cysts, one a nonspecific chronic inflammation and one an enlargement of the parotid gland with some(More)
We report a cardiac mass detected by point-of-care ultrasound performed within the emergency department on a 65-year-old male with thymic cancer who presented with chronic cough and fever. Results from the initial emergency workup, which included blood tests, urinalysis, and a computerized tomography with angiography scan with venous phasing of the chest,(More)
OBJECTIVES To calculate the public health impact and economic benefit of using ancillary health care professionals for routine postoperative care. BACKGROUND The need for specialty surgical care far exceeds its supply, particularly in weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery is cost-effective and the only effective long-term weight loss strategy for(More)
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