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PURPOSE Primary hyperparathyroidism has been studied more extensively in adults than in adolescents. The objective of this study is to define the similarities and differences that exist between these groups. METHODS A retrospective review of 1,000 primary hyperparathyroidism patients undergoing parathyroidectomy at a single tertiary-care university(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with colorectal cancer are frequently anaemic and many receive allogeneic red blood cell transfusions peri and post-operatively. Transfusions are accompanied by complications and may increase the rate of recurrence in patients who have a colorectal resection. Recombinant erythropoietin was first used in dialysis patients and more(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to review the clinical and pathologic findings, treatment, and outcomes of patients who have a cancer that complicates perianal Crohn's disease. METHODS Charts of patients who had documented perianal Crohn's disease and a pathologic diagnosis of anal carcinoma were reviewed. RESULTS There were 14 patients (6 men; mean(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to characterize the presentation, care, and outcomes of persons older than 75 years, compared with persons 50 to 74 years of age, selected for colorectal cancer. METHODS Patients over the age of 50 years who had surgery for colon or rectal cancer at the Mount Sinai Hospital between 1997 and 2006 were identified. Data were(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the postoperative status and support needs of patients undergoing colorectal cancer operations. The objective of this study was to describe the disposition and resource use of Ontario's elderly population undergoing colorectal cancer operations as well as to identify predictors of outcomes using population-based data. (More)
BACKGROUND The emergency department (ED) is an environment fraught with increasing patient volumes, competing priorities, fluctuating information, and ad hoc interprofessional clinical teams. Limited time is available to reflect on and discuss clinical experiences, policies, or research with others on the involved team. Online resources, such as webcasts(More)
Using genetic information to make medical decisions and tailor treatments to individuals will likely provide major benefits and become an important part of health care. Surgical oncologists must ethically apply scientific genetic information in a complex and evolving environment to the benefit of their patients. In this review we address ethical issues(More)
The internet and social media are increasingly being used by patients not only for health-related research, but also for obtaining information on their surgeon. Having an online presence via a website and social media profile is one-way plastic surgeons can meet this patient driven demand. The authors sought to document current website and social media(More)