J W Lundeen

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Fifty-nine patients with Mallory-Weiss gastroesophageal lacerations are described. These patients consisted of 6% of all cases of upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage we evaluated. The most common symptoms were hematemesis (92%) and retching (61%). A history of chronic alcoholism was present in 69.5%, and recent binge drinking in 52.5% of our patients.(More)
A radiographic animal study comparing two-layer and hand-sewn colorectal anastomoses to anastomoses made with an inverting circular stapling device revealed a highly significant difference in anastomotic leak rate: 13 anastomotic dehiscences were demonstrated in 20 dogs with hand-sewn anastomosis (65%), and four leaks (20%) were found in 20 dogs with(More)
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