Mary Sue Hamann

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BACKGROUND Physician satisfaction is an important and timely issue in health care. A paucity of literature addresses this question among general surgeons. PURPOSE To review employment patterns and job satisfaction among general surgery residents from a single university-affiliated institution. METHODS All general surgery residents graduating from 1986(More)
PURPOSE Both pediatric and general surgeons perform pyloromyotomy. Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LAP), and changes in referral patterns have affected the training of pediatric surgery fellows and general surgery residents. We surveyed pediatric surgeons regarding these issues. METHODS We mailed an Institutional Review Board of New Hanover Regional Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Ductal cancer in situ (DCIS) is an increasingly frequent diagnosis in breast cancer, and management continues to challenge surgeons and oncologists. The purpose of our study was to examine local and national rates of breast conservation surgery and breast reconstruction surgery and to explore patient and surgeon factors associated with the(More)
Appendicitis, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS), and intussusception are common conditions treated in most hospitals. In which hospital settings are children with these conditions treated? Are there differences in outcomes based on hospital characteristics? Our purpose was to use a nationwide database to address these questions. Data were extracted from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate efficacy and toxicity of the Duke University chemoirradiation regimen for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer in a regional community cancer center. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between June 1998 and June 2002, 50 patients with Stage III or IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck were treated definitively with concurrent combined(More)
Little data exists addressing the relationship between initial margin status in a specimen from an excisional biopsy and the presence of residual carcinoma in a subsequent specimen from lumpectomy or mastectomy. We sought to determine the relationship between initial margin status and the presence of residual invasive cancer, and to identify any(More)
Twenty-seven patients meeting DSM-III diagnostic criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) completed the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ; a self-rating scale designed to assess the axis II personality disorders [PDs] from the DSM-III) before and after 12 weeks of treatment with clomipramine. Treatment was accompanied with reduction on(More)
One hundred eighty-seven patients meeting DSM-III criteria for panic disorder (161 with agoraphobia) and 51 patients meeting DSM-III criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were assessed with the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ), a self-rating scale designed to assess axis II personality disorders and traits. The results showed that the(More)
Imiquimod is a topical immune response modifier that has proved efficacious in the treatment of the superficial variant of basal cell carcinoma. The nodular variant of basal cell carcinoma has shown moderate response to imiquimod; other variants have not been tested. The mechanism of action is largely unknown; however, studies indicate the mechanism(More)