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PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of radiotherapy (RT) in patients with an isolated elevation of prostate specific antigen (PSA) after radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between November 1987 and May 1993, 53 patients with adenocarcinoma of the prostate were referred for pelvic RT for an elevated PSA after RP. No patient had clinically or(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Contrast between clot and blood in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1.5T using fast gradient-echo pulse sequences (fast GRE), with 8 ms < TR < 20 mseconds was studied both in vitro and in clinical human deep venous thrombosis (DVT) to assess whether good contrast could be obtained at such short repetition times and at clinically(More)
BACKGROUND Early surgery for appendicitis is thought to avoid complications associated with appendiceal rupture. AIMS This study was to evaluate the effect of timing of surgery on complications, length of stay (LOS) and cost in patients undergoing appendectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of 396 patients with appendectomies from January(More)
Many surgeons are reluctant to offer elective inguinal and femoral hernia repair (IHR) to the elderly due to concerns of increased risk. The authors sought to evaluate the outcomes of elderly patients undergoing IHR compared to the general population. We performed a retrospective review of the 2011 NSQIP database evaluating 19,683 patients undergoing IHR.(More)
INTRODUCTION Incidence of hernial appendicitis is 0.008%, most frequently within inguinal and femoral hernias. Up to 2.5% of appendectomy patients are found to have Crohn's disease. Elucidating the etiology of inflammation is essential for directing management. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 51-year-old female with achondroplastic dwarfism, multiple cesarean(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about surgeons' attitudes toward patients' concerns about the role of trainees in their care. The nature of the discussion between surgeons and their patients about trainees and the effect on how patients are cared for is an important part of patient-centered care. We aim to elucidate surgeons' attitude toward patients' concerns(More)
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