Nicole Nielsen Lee

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HYPOTHESIS The significance of short esophagus and its impact on failure after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication are unknown. Although patients with severe esophageal shortening that requires Collis gastroplasty comprise a small percentage of patients undergoing fundoplication, we hypothesize that patients with moderate esophageal shortening requiring(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an alternative for the treatment of unresectable hepatic tumors. Tumors beneath the diaphragmatic dome may be difficult to access by laparoscopy. In these cases, a transthoracic transdiaphragmatic approach for delivering RFA can be used. Three patients with hepatic metastatic disease were treated using a transthoracic(More)
To evaluate of the medium-term integrity, efficacy, and complication rate associated with the Gunther Tulip vena cava filter. A retrospective study was performed of 369 consecutive patients who had infrarenal Gunther Tulip inferior vena cava filters placed over a 5-year period. The mean patient age was 61.8 years, and 59 % were men. Venous thromboembolic(More)
When our neonatal unit opened in 1984 our formula feeding policy for moderately preterm babies was for casein-predominant rather than "humanized" whey-predominant milk formulae to be given. However, an early cluster of cases of late persistent metabolic acidosis prompted an investigation into the acid-base status and weight gain in preterm infants. This(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary reconstruction represents a relatively untested frontier in laparoscopy. METHODS Retrospective review of all patients who underwent laparoscopic biliary operations at Legacy Health System from 1998 to 2003. RESULTS Seven patients underwent laparoscopic biliary reconstruction. Indications included benign calculous disease in 4(More)
Patients, methods, and results Hong Kong has a population of five and a half million, 98% being Chinese. It is mandatory for a necropsy to be performed on any person found dead outside hospital. Such necropsies are performed only in two government public mortuaries. We examined infants aged 1 to 12 months found unexpectedly dead at home from 1 December 1986(More)
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