Matthew D Mazur

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to gain understanding about patients' perspectives on decision making in the context of invasive medical interventions and whether patients' decision-making preferences influenced the type of information they desired to be provided by physicians. DESIGN Questionnaire study of consecutive patients in a university-based(More)
To assess how patients' preferences for non-numerical risk information are related to their tendency to choose early surgical treatment for asymptomatic gland-confined prostate cancer (a choice with high risk and high therapeutic uncertainty), the authors conducted a cross-sectional study of 228 patients receiving continuing care in a general medicine(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to determine the impact of anastomotic leakage on long-term outcomes after curative surgery for rectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 174 patients who underwent elective, potentially curative open or laparoscopic resection with anastomoses for rectal cancer at the Department of Surgery of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to asses our initial first experience with NOSE techniques in laparoscopic colorectal surgery with both transanal and transvaginal extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this prospective study, the authors analyzed data from patients in whom NOSE laparoscopic sigmoid, rectosigmoid and rectal resections were performed in(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer has been proven safe, but controversy continues over implementation of laparoscopic technique for rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term outcomes of laparoscopically assisted and open surgery for nonmetastatic colorectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2001 to December 2006(More)
Multisegmental affections of the arteries of the lower extremities are frequently connected with two- or more-step revascularisation--vascular reconstructions and radiological interventions. Recently, due to improvements in radiological visualizing equipment and due to the miniinvasive methods trend, the interest of vascular surgeons in conducting(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary ileus is a rare complication of cholelithiasis, counting for 1-4% of all intestinal obstructions. The aim of the work is to summarize diagnostic and treatment options, assess significance of laparoscopy in this rare form of ileus, based on the authors' own experience and available literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS The retrospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Intoxicated patients represent only a minimum of the total number of cadaveric donors; however, their significance within the transplant program in the Czech Republic has recently been emphasized in connection with the so-called methanol affair. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of methanol-poisoned patients who were declared(More)
The colon injury during a colonoscopy is a rare, however a serious complication, requiring, mostly, a surgical management. Only few patients may undergo a conservative treatment. The authors discuss the problem of the iatrogenic colon perforation during the colonoscopy and they assess a benefit of the miniinvasive surgery in the diagnostics and treatment(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to asses the role of laparoscopy based on experiences with 1000 miniinvasive colorectal procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS The prospective study of 1000 patients after elective laparoscopic procedures for colorectal diseases at Municipal Hospital Ostrava Fifejdy and the Surgical Clinic of University Hospital Ostrava between(More)