Jose E Andujar

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PURPOSE This study was designed to compare histologic T and N stages in patients with rectal adenocarcinoma undergoing various neoadjuvant radiotherapy regimens and proctectomy, in an attempt to determine if final histologic stage of the mural tumor predicts nodal status. METHODS Data were collected from computerized databases at two institutions on 649(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the functional sequelae (FS) of patients with tuberculous pleurisy (TP), to analyze the influence of different factors in the occurrence of these FS, and, finally, to evaluate the relationship between the FS and roentgenographic sequelae. DESIGN An observational, retrospective study. SETTING A community teaching hospital in(More)
BACKGROUND Auscultation for bowel sounds has been advocated by some clinicians as a method to determine the resolution of postoperative ileus. OBJECTIVE Our primary aim was to prospectively evaluate the relationships between bowel sounds and the ability to tolerate oral intake in patients after major abdominal surgery. Secondarily we aimed to evaluate(More)
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