Gordon A. Higgins

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Closing wedge high tibial osteotomy is a common, effective and well-established procedure to treat unicompartment osteoarthrosis of the knee. It is, however, not without its complications. This article will discuss some of these complications and present an overview of the current literature. It will examine current thoughts on aetiology, techniques to try(More)
In a prospective randomized trial, 361 male patients with histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum, judged preoperatively to require abdominoperineal resection (APR), were treated by surgery alone or were given 3,150 rads of preoperative radiotherapy. Surgical resection was done on 320 patients, 262 having "curative" APR. Only moderate symptoms(More)
This prospective evaluation of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and methyl-CCNU administered in combination to patients with surgery for histologically proved gastric adenocarcinoma is based upon 312 patients randomized between August 1974 and May 1980. Patients were stratified into three categories of resectability, (1) complete, (2) proven incomplete, and (3)(More)
In a prospective randomized trial, 700 patients with a confirmed histological diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the rectum or rectosigmoid were randomized to receive radiotherapy prior to operation (2000 to 2500 rads in two weeks) or surgery alone. Five year observed survival in the 453 patients on whom "curative" resection was possible was 48.5% in the X-ray(More)
Between the years 1973-1977, 152 male patients from 28 participating Veterans Hospitals with histologically proven nonresectable cancer of the pancreas were randomized in a two-arm study. The treated group was to receive combination chemotherapy with 5-FU and CCNU, and the controls were to receive no chemotherapy. Both groups were comparable with respect to(More)
Over a five-year span 1,134 patients with asymptomatic solitary pulmonary nodules were entered into a cooperative study. Of the 392 lesions found to be primary bronchogenic carcinoma, 67 patients were living and under observation ten years following operation. In the study, 32% of lesions were primary bronchogenic carcinoma, the incidence being 51% in(More)
In two large controlled cooperative trials, 1118 patients undergoing surgical resection for large bowel cancer were randomized to be treated by surgery alone or to receive 5-fluorouracil during postoperative followup. The two studies differed slightly in the selection of patients for entry and in the dose regimens of 5-fluorouracil. Following examination of(More)