Patrick Donohue Rudersdorf

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INTRODUCTION Gastrointestinal leak is a dreaded complication after esophagectomy. Conventional treatments for leak include conservative therapy, surgical reoperation, and even complete gastrointestinal (GI) diversion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of endoluminal stenting in the management of esophagogastric leak after esophagectomy. (More)
Public reporting of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) mortality in California was initiated in 2003. Drug-eluting stents were widely introduced in the same year. Adverse events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and CABG were analyzed to study the impact of these events. Annual California hospital discharge data were collected from 2000(More)
We describe a case of a 63-year-old male with complicated Bouveret's syndrome, both in its presentation and in its management. Bouveret's syndrome is a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction resulting from mechanical obstruction from gallstones at the pyloroduodenal segment. As Bouveret's syndrome can be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for(More)
Coronary revascularization procedures decreased markedly in California after the introduction of drug-eluting stents and the initiation of public reporting in 2003, resulting in a large number of low-volume heart programs. California hospital discharge data were analyzed from 2006 to 2010 to study the impact of this change. In-hospital mortality and(More)
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