Mary A Fulton

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Primary bony and cartilaginous sarcomas of the chest wall are uncommon, and data concerning treatment and results are sparse. To assess the results of therapy, we reviewed our 40-year experience. Records of 38 patients with osteosarcoma and 88 with chondrosarcoma arising in chest wall admitted to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 1949 to 1989 were(More)
A case control study compared the bowel habit of 91 post-hysterectomy women with paired controls from the same family doctor practice. More cases had an abnormal bowel frequency, a firmer stool consistency and assessed themselves as having abnormal bowel function, predominantly constipation after hysterectomy, than controls. Significantly more cases than(More)
Fifteen patients were studied with phonocardiography (phono) and echocardiography (echo) three to 13 months after mitral valve replacement with Lillehei-Kaster mitral valve prostheses. Echo measurements in all patients included prosthesis excursion (DE), opening velocity (OV), closing velocity (CV), and Q-to-mitral prosthesis closure (Q-MPC). In five(More)
BACKGROUND An independent health care evaluating organization reported on the Internet that the 1996-1998 mortality rate for simple pneumonia (one of the diagnoses in diagnosis-related group [DRG] 89) was 11.06% (expected rate, 7.69%)--a rate much higher than suggested by the medical center's prospective quality surveillance. Chart review was undertaken to(More)
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