Julie Martz

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Two decades have passed since the late 1970s, which witnessed the introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME)-based operations for rectal cancers on both sides of the Atlantic. Since the introduction of TME, clinical experience has been reported widely in the form of single- and multisurgeon reports from wide geographic regions with multiple(More)
In previous studies we reported that an acute elevation in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is responsible for the elevation in intracranial pressure (ICP) and mean blood pressure (MBP). Thus far, the reasons for the increased ICP during an acute elevation in IAP and the combined effects of increased IAP and ICP on hemodynamics have not been reported. Five(More)
BACKGROUND The side effects of acute elevations in intraabdominal pressure (IAP) are related to a multifactorial etiology. Previous studies have reported that acute elevations in IAP produce an immediate increase in intracranial pressure (ICP). This study was designed to analyze the reasons for increased ICP during acute elevations of IAP and to determine(More)
In the design of operations for rectal cancers, the focus is often on circumventing the local extent of disease and leaving the pelvis free of cancer. The local extent of disease may range from minimal intramural invasion to the direct extension of a primary tumor to pelvic sidewall structures, e.g., the internal iliac vessels. In the absence of distant(More)
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