Gary J Dewar

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BACKGROUND Since the fall of 1999, a new endemic focus of Cryptococcus gattii serotype B infection has emerged on Vancouver Island (Victoria, British Columbia), with infections occurring in both animals and humans. In the human cases, symptoms have manifested as pulmonary nodules, meningitis or both. This organism has added a new nonmalignant cause of(More)
OBJECTIVES To review outcomes after curative treatment for esophageal cancer in the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre from 1993 to 1998. Curative treatments included esophagectomy alone, and chemoradiotherapy with "selective surgery" for patients with post-treatment-positive endoscopic biopsy or less than 75% regression on computed axial tomography scan, or(More)
Between July 1, 1972 and June 30, 1977, 541 leukemic patients were admitted to the University Hospital in Edmonton. Eight of 11 patients who underwent emergency operation for complications of leukemia or antileukemic therapy died within 30 days of operation. Six cases are reviewed to illustrate the four basic types of gastrointestinal lesions and(More)
We present four cases of profuse gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding where the site of haemorrhage was demonstrated using multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT), with concordant findings at laparotomy and pathological examination. A review of the current literature is undertaken and the role of spiral computed tomography as a method of sourcing the bleeding(More)
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