Jolyn Sharpe Taylor

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The outcome of 53 cases expectantly managed with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) before fetal viability (16 to 25 weeks) was retrospectively reviewed. Forty-one percent of patients developed amnionitis, four had prolonged hospital stays (longer than seven days), and one each had sepsis and pelvic thrombophlebitis. Twenty-two mothers (41%) had no(More)
OBJECTIVE Lymphatic ascites is an unusual complication in patients with cancer. In the gynecologic oncology patient population, the most common etiology is operative lymph node dissection. The purpose of this study was to explore the incidence, presenting symptoms, methods of diagnosis and treatment modalities utilized for lymphatic ascites in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals of this study were: (1) to evaluate patients' knowledge regarding advance directives and completion rates of advance directives among gynecologic oncology patients and (2) to examine the association between death anxiety, disease symptom burden, and patient initiation of advance directives. METHODS 110 gynecologic cancer patients were(More)
A lifetime history of analgesics and tobacco consumption was obtained by a questionnaire completed at interview from 67 patients with carcinoma of the renal pelvis (40 women, 27 men) and 180 control subjects drawn from two sources, friends of patients and persons attending a health screening clinic. Regular consumption of analgesics conferred a tenfold(More)
BACKGROUND Most non-oncologic clinical practice guidelines recommend restrictive allogeneic blood transfusion practices; however, there is a lack of consensus regarding the best transfusion practice in oncology. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to compare the efficacy and safety of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies in(More)
Forty-two dairy calves remained with their dams for two days after birth, and then were removed to a calf rearing shed. Calves were allocated to three groups for the next 14 days, and received twice daily either whole milk, whole milk with a 10 per cent supplement of pooled normal bovine colostrum or whole milk with 10 per cent supplement of colostrum from(More)
OBJECTIVE To use a large-scale multi-institutional dataset to quantify the prevalence of packed red blood cell transfusions and examine the associations between transfusion and perioperative outcomes in gynecologic cancer surgery. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) participant use file was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine comfort and knowledge among obstetrician/gynecologists and general surgeons regarding recommendations for cancer screening for women with Lynch syndrome. METHODS A questionnaire on Lynch syndrome was administered to all obstetrician/gynecologists and general surgeons at a hospital in New York, USA. RESULTS Fifty(More)
INTRODUCTION: Lynch syndrome was first described in the 1950s however until recently it was rarely included in medical school curricula. As a result, many practicing physicians have limited exposure, potentially contributing to significant under diagnosis. As identification of Lynch syndrome prior to malignancy allows for intensified screening, prophylactic(More)
OBJECTIVE Shared medical appointments offer a novel approach to improve efficiency and quality of care consistent with the goals of the Institute of Medicine. Our objective was to develop and implement a shared medical appointment for gynecologic cancer patients initiating chemotherapy. METHODS We first assessed the level of interest in shared medical(More)