Jason Younga

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Many quality of life (QoL) and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measures have been developed to assess the effects of disease processes and treatments. Although these instruments are valuable, the process is hampered because of their number and lack of interchangeability. We identified a cohort of patients across a variety of operations within 3–12 months(More)
Small bowel obstruction is a common clinical occurrence, primarily caused by adhesions. The diagnosis is usually made on the clinical findings and the presence of dilated bowel loops on plain abdominal radiograph. Computed tomography (CT) is increasingly used to diagnose the cause and location of the obstruction to aid in the timing of surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Small-bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common cause of admission to the surgical service. On rare occasions, a diagnosed SBO is actually due to large-bowel pathology combined with an incompetent ileocecal valve. The purpose of this study was to investigate this phenomenon. METHODS We performed a retrospective medical record review of patients(More)
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