Kathryn F. Hatch

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BACKGROUND Five percent of patients who undergo fundoplication will require reoperation. The cause of this high failure rate and the best management for these patients remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to identify patterns and causes of failure of primary antireflux procedures. METHODS Retrospective review of the medical records of(More)
We describe an improved method of logit-log curve fitting, by adjusting end-point parameters in radioimmunoassay studies, for use with a small desk-top programmable calculator. Straight logit-log analyses are often deficient because of their high sensitivity to small errors in the end-point parametes B0 and NSB (the actual measured activity in the tubes).(More)
This collective review includes all available case reports of smooth muscle (stromal) tumors of the appendix and large intestine in the world literature. When compiling this review, we endeavored to examine cumulative as well as recently collected data on both benign and malignant smooth muscle tumors spanning the period 1875 to 1996. In total, there were(More)
This collective review includes all available case reports of smooth muscle (stromal) tumors of the esophagus in the world literature. Compiling this review, we endeavored to examine cumulative and recently collected data of both benign and malignant esophageal smooth muscle tumors found in the literature spanning the period from 1875 to 1996, which totaled(More)
This collective review includes all available case reports and series of smooth muscle (stromal) tumors of the small intestine in the world literature from 1881 to 1996. We identified 1074 patients with leiomyoma (LM) and 1689 with leiomyosarcoma (LMS). Our purpose was to update our previous review, which encompassed case reports and series from 1881 to(More)
This collective review includes all available case reports of smooth muscle (stromal) tumors of the stomach in the world literature from 1762 to 1996. It updates our previous review from 1767 to 1959. Overall, we identified 2189 patients with leiomyoma (LM) and 1594 with leiomyosarcoma (LMS). The peak age of incidence of LM was 50 to 59 years, while LMS was(More)
This collective review includes all available case reports of smooth muscle (stromal) tumors of the rectum and anal canal in the world literature. When compiling this review we endeavored to present cumulative and recently collected data of both benign and malignant smooth muscle tumors found in the literature spanning the period from 1881 to 1996, which(More)
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