Kate A Walsh

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Rehabilitation following head and neck cancer surgery has steadily moved into the outpatient realm and become dependent on caregivers with no formal medical background (lay caregivers.) Satisfactory rehabilitation and quality of life (QOL) depend on successful relationships between patients and the lay caregivers. This study evaluates(More)
BACKGROUND During childbirth, many women sustain trauma to the perineum, which is the area between the vaginal opening and the anus. These tears can involve the perineal skin, the pelvic floor muscles, the external and internal anal sphincter muscles as well as the rectal mucosa (lining of the bowel). When these tears extend beyond the external anal(More)
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