Helen McCarthy

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The skills required for laparoscopic surgery are amenable to simulator-based training. Several computerized devices are now available. We hypothesized that the LAPSIM simulator can be shown to distinguish novice from experienced laparoscopic surgeons, thus establishing construct validity. We tested residents of all levels and attending laparoscopic(More)
The ideal mesh for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is not yet identified. We laparoscopically placed polypropylene (PPM), expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), and polyester with antiadhesive collagen layer (PCO) in eight pigs using sutures and tacks for fixation. After 28-day survival, we compared adhesion formation, fibrous ingrowth, and shrinkage(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) primarily affects older persons who often have coexisting conditions in addition to disease-related immunosuppression and myelosuppression. We conducted an international, open-label, randomized phase 3 trial to compare two oral agents, ibrutinib and chlorambucil, in previously untreated older patients with CLL(More)
s), 120, 438. Dojcinov, S.D., Venkataraman, G., Raffeld, M., Pittaluga, S. & Jaffe, E.S. (2010) EBV positive mucocutaneous ulcer–a study of 26 cases associated with various sources of immunosuppression. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 34, 405–417. Dojcinov, S.D., Venkataraman, G., Pittaluga, S., Wlodarska, I., Schrager, J.A., Raffeld, M., Hills,(More)
by Panagiotis Baliakas, Anna Puiggros, Aliki Xochelli, Lesley-Ann Sutton, Florence Nguyen-Khac, Anne Gardiner, Karla Plevova, Eva Minga, Anastasia Hadzidimitriou, Renata Walewska, Helen McCarthy, Margarita Ortega, Rosa Collado, Teresa González, Isabel Granada, Elisa Luño, Jana Kotaŝková, Theodoros Moysiadis, Zadie Davis, Niki Stavroyianni, Achilles(More)
PURPOSE Neurologically impaired children run a 12% to 45% risk of recurrent gastroesophageal reflux (GER) after fundoplication. Elimination of the reflux by "rescue" total esophagogastric dissociation (TEGD) encouraged us to use it also as a "primary" form of antireflux surgery in this group of patients. METHODS Twenty-six (14 male, 12 female) patients(More)
The sensitivity of the CellSoft computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) system to detect changes in rat sperm motion was evaluated. CASA motion endpoints were measured in cauda epididymal sperm from Long-Evans rats treated with each of three known male reproductive toxicants reported to affect the epididymis and epididymal sperm motility:(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of electronic standardized chemotherapy templates on incidence and types of prescribing errors. DESIGN A quasi-experimental interrupted time series with segmented regression. SETTING A 700-bed multidisciplinary tertiary care hospital with an ambulatory cancer center. PARTICIPANTS A multidisciplinary team including(More)