Monet W. Bowling

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To compare morbidity in patients with surgically implanted central venous ports that were placed in the subcutaneous tissues of the mid axillary line at the anterior border of the latissimus muscle (group A) versus the anterior chest wall (group C). Between 2003 and 2007, a total of 183 patients with breast cancer were taken to the operating room for(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether third-year medical students can become proficient in open technical skills through simulation laboratory training. METHODS A total of 204 students participated in a structured curriculum including bladder catheterization, breast examination, and knot-tying. Proficiency was documented using(More)
OBJECTIVE The impact of breast surgeons on short-term outcomes in breast cancer care was compared at a single institution. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Many studies have demonstrated a correlation between high procedural volume and lower mortality in technically challenging procedures. Breast cancer treatment has significant impact on patient behavior,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite no demonstrated survival advantage for women at average risk of breast cancer, rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) continue to increase. Research reveals women with higher socioeconomic status (SES) are more likely to select CPM. This study examines how indicators of SES, age, and disease severity affect CPM motivations.(More)
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