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Fractures through the neck of the talus are an infrequent occurrence. Therefore, a periodic review of vascular supply and fracture classification are imperative for the practicing physician. The most severe sequela, avascular necrosis, should also be studied. A thorough review of vascularity, fracture classification, and complications is presented.
BACKGROUND The relationship between failure-to-rescue (FTR) after colectomy is not well understood, particularly in teaching institutions. We sought to examine this relationship using a large national database. METHODS Patients undergoing colectomy from 2010 to 2012 were identified in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. FTR events were defined as… (More)
Kaposi's sarcoma is a neoplasm that is usually malignant and occurs in the skin and sometimes in the lymph nodes and internal organs. The cause is unknown, but recently it has become epidemic because of its involvement in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although it is worldwide in distribution, the disease is predominant in eastern Europe,… (More)
BACKGROUND Changes in health care policies have influenced transformations in hospital systems to be cost-efficient while maintaining robust outcomes. This is particularly important in intensive care units where significant resources are used to care for critically ill patients. We sought to determine whether high-value care processes (HVCp) implemented in… (More)