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Factors that predict outcome of abdominal operations in patients with advanced cirrhosis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with cirrhosis have an increased risk of complications during surgery that is relative to the severity of liver disease; it is a challenge to determine which patients areExpand
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Non-physician practitioners' overall enhancement to a surgical resident's experience.
PURPOSE The Mount Sinai Surgical Residency program uses physician assistants and nurse practitioners, jointly termed non-physician practitioners (NPPs), to adhere to the 80-hour work-weekExpand
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Current Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of Right-Sided Diverticulitis
We present the case of a 52-year-old female with recurrent symptomatic ascending colon diverticulitis who ultimately underwent elective laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. The following is a caseExpand
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Laparoscopic antrectomy for the treatment of type I gastric carcinoid tumors.
BACKGROUND While the optimal treatment for type I gastric carcinoid tumors remains controversial, there is evidence to suggest that in multifocal disease, antrectomy may not only control localExpand
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Postoperative Pain After Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: a Prospective Comparison of Sutures Versus Tacks
Background and Objectives: Mesh fixation in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair typically involves the use of tacks, transabdominal permanent sutures, or both of these. We compared postoperative painExpand
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Integration of a formalized handoff system into the surgical curriculum: resident perspectives and early results.
HYPOTHESIS The Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation model (SBAR) provides an excellent framework for communication in daily resident handoffs. OBJECTIVE To evaluate implementationExpand
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Management of Hernias in Pregnancy
Background Even though groin and umbilical hernias are rare in adult women, the rarer cases of pregnant women presenting with hernias create distinct challenges to treatment planning. The course ofExpand
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Recurrence after Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Prospective Pilot Study of Suture versus Tack Fixation
Mesh fixation in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair requires the use of tacks and/or permanent transabdominal sutures. Sutures pass through all fascial and muscle layers of the anterior abdominalExpand
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Management of hernias in pregnancy.
BACKGROUND Even though groin and umbilical hernias are rare in adult women, the rarer cases of pregnant women presenting with hernias create distinct challenges to treatment planning. The course ofExpand
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Hemoperitoneum following inguinal hernia repair: a case report
Traditional inguinal herniorrhaphy continues to be one of the most common surgeries performed in the USA today. The procedure has developed into a straightforward, ambulatory procedure withExpand
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