Evan K Tummel

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Advertisements targeted at the elderly population suggest that antioxidant therapy will reduce free radicals and promote wound healing, yet few scientific studies substantiate these claims. To better understand the potential utility of supplemental antioxidant therapy for wound healing, we tested the hypothesis that age and tissue ischemia alter the balance(More)
Margin negativity is a critical endpoint in breast-conserving surgery. Despite advances in technology, there is up to a 40 % positive margin rate in lumpectomy specimens, which results in a twofold increase in ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence. We have developed a new method for lumpectomy that could improve margin negativity. A novel method for partial(More)
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that disconcerting lymphedema rates in both sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) may be because of unrecognized vunerable variations in arm lymphatic drainage within the axilla. Axillary reverse mapping (ARM) facilitates identification and avoidance of arm lymphatics within the axilla and its(More)
BACKGROUND Health care reform goals involve more cost-effective methods of delivering health care. The cost-effectiveness of axillary ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (AUS-CNB) was compared with sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) when evaluating the status of the axilla in operable invasive breast cancer. STUDY DESIGN We performed an IRB-approved(More)
BACKGROUND Excision followed by radiofrequency ablation (eRFA) is an intraoperative method that uses intracavitary hyperthermia to create an additional tumor-free zone around the lumpectomy cavity in breast cancer patients. We hypothesized that eRFA after lumpectomy for invasive breast cancer could reduce the need for re-excision for close margins as well(More)
BACKGROUND Skin graft donor sites are notoriously painful, with potential complications of fluid loss, delayed healing, infection, and hypertrophic scarring, particularly in patients with burns or traumatic injury. In this population, rapid epithelialization is critical to reducing morbidity and cost. STUDY DESIGN This prospective, randomized controlled(More)
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