Felice H Schnoll-Sussman

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BACKGROUND The incidence of rectal cancer in the United States in young patients is considered to be low. Underestimating this incidence may result in a failure to diagnose younger patients with rectal cancer in a timely manner. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The GI Mentor is a virtual reality simulator that uses force feedback technology to create a realistic training experience. OBJECTIVE To define the benefit of training on the GI Mentor on competency acquisition in colonoscopy. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, blinded, multicenter trial. SETTING Academic medical centers with accredited(More)
14040 Background: We are conducting a phase II trial of the proteasome inhibitor, PS-341, with or without irinotecan in pts with AGA. The combination of PS-341 and irinotecan has been studied in preclinical tumor models including a murine xenograft model of colon cancer, where the combination achieved significantly more tumor shrinkage than either agent(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is a noninvasive technique used to explore the colon without sedation or air insufflation. A second-generation capsule was recently developed to improve accuracy of detection, and clinical use has expanded globally. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the accuracy of CCE in detecting(More)
The PathfinderTG biomarker panel is useful in the evaluation of pancreatic cysts that have clinical features suspicious for malignancy, but its utility in classifying fine-needle aspiration biopsies from small pancreatic cystic lesions is yet to be proven. We used morphology to classify 20 pancreatic cyst cytology aspirates, all of which met radiographic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common and costly disorder. Symptoms attributed to GERD have a wide spectrum of presentations and complications that have led to complex diagnostic and management algorithms. As such, there is considerable variation in clinical approaches to GERD. In contrast to multiple published guidelines for(More)
BACKGROUND Although screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is a widely accepted concept nationally and screening rates are increasing, there are differences in screening rates between states and within states. METHODS In an effort to increase screening rates and ensure equal access with respect to race/ethnicity, the New York City Department of Health and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Esophageal manometry is the standard for the diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders. Variations in the performance and interpretation of esophageal manometry result in discrepant diagnoses and unnecessary repeated procedures, and could have negative effects on patient outcomes. We need a method to benchmark the procedural quality of(More)
AIM To ascertain fine needle aspiration (FNA) techniques by endosonographers with varying levels of experience and environments. METHODS A survey study was performed on United States based endosonographers. The subjects completed an anonymous online electronic survey. The main outcome measurements were differences in needle choice, FNA technique, and(More)