Philip D. Schneider

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HYPOTHESIS Minimally invasive esophagectomy can be performed as safely as conventional esophagectomy and has distinct perioperative outcome advantages. DESIGN A retrospective comparison of 3 methods of esophagectomy: minimally invasive, transthoracic, and blunt transhiatal. SETTING University medical center. PATIENTS Eighteen consecutive patients(More)
Sixty-four patients were entered into a randomized trial that evaluated intra-arterial (I.A.) versus intravenous (I.V.) 5-fluorodeoxyuridine (FUDR) for colorectal liver metastases. There was a significant improved response rate for I.A. (62%) compared with I.V. (17%) treatment (p less than 0.003). However, the improved response rate for patients in whom(More)
At the present time, the decision to resect and the choice of the extent ofa hepatic resection are largely based on surgical judgment. The CP score is the best assessment tool we can now employ. There is uniform agreement that even segmental resections are not possible in the vast majority of Child Class B patients, CP score 7 to 9. The CP score can be(More)
Enlarged parathyroid glands were percutaneously aspirated under computed tomographic (CT) control in 7 patients, and levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and human thyroglobulin (HTg) were measured. All 7 patients had high levels of PTH in at least 1 specimen. It is concluded that the measurement of high concentrations of PTH in the aspirate from a cervical(More)
The course of functional pulmonary involvement in systemic sclerosis remains controversial; and it is not known if specific clinical or demographic features are predictive of subsequent changes in pulmonary function. To address these questions, we conducted a non-concurrent prospective study of serial pulmonary function in 24 patients with systemic(More)
This report analyzes an experience with 33 hepatic resections for metastatic colorectal cancer over a 7-year period and with intraperitoneal 5-FU administered as a postresection adjuvant in 21 of these patients. Particular emphasis is placed on the identification of clinical determinants of postresection survival. There was no operative mortality in this(More)
BACKGROUND A quantitative understanding of human folate metabolism is needed. OBJECTIVE The objective was to quantify and interpret human folate metabolism as it might occur in vivo. DESIGN Adults (n = 13) received 0.5 nmol [(14)C]pteroylmonoglutamate (100 nCi radioactivity) plus 79.5 nmol pteroylmonoglutamate in water orally. (14)C was measured in(More)
Background: The extent of local invasion in dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is often clinically difficult to appreciate, and this leads to inadequate resections. We examined the effect of inadequate initial treatment and the efficacy of wide resection. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of the records of 35 patients with DFSP treated at(More)
Resection of hepatic metastases from carcinomas of the colon and rectum appears to extend the survival time in appropriately selected patients. Selection criteria have been widely published. Similar data for patients with hepatic metastases from primary sites other than the colon and rectum are lacking. To determine which, if any, patients in the latter(More)
BACKGROUND Immediate breast reconstruction is being increasingly used after mastectomy, although it may increase the incidence of wound complications. The indications for chemotherapy in breast cancer are expanding and wound complications following mastectomy may delay the initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy. HYPOTHESIS Immediate breast reconstruction(More)