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Nutritional support is an important consideration in the management of the head and neck cancer patient. In our series, characteristics significantly associated with the need for long-term postoperative nutritional support included stage IV cancers, primary pharyngeal tumors, combined treatment utilizing surgery and radiotherapy, and preoperative weight(More)
Tumor DNA content was measured in patients with colorectal carcinoma in order to determine whether tumor ploidy was a prognostic indicator independent of standard clinical and pathologic characteristics. One hundred forty-seven patients were analyzed who had their primary resectable colorectal carcinomas resected with curative intent from 1974 to 1981.(More)
Eighty-six patients presenting with lower extremity pain on exertion underwent treadmill peripheral arterial stress testing with simultaneous cardiac monitoring. Of these patients 19 went on to have vascular reconstruction. Cardiac monitoring of peripheral arterial stress testing is a sensitive method of revealing occult cardiac disease in these high risk(More)
Our purpose in this study was to determine whether tumor DNA content is a prognostic factor independent of other standard clinical and histologic parameters in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck region. Tumor DNA content was determined in 76 patients with primary resectable SCC of the oral cavity, larynx, or pharynx who were treated from(More)
In 1973, a plan was developed to manage all patients with bleeding esophageal varices who required portasystemic decompression with a Dacron interposition mesocaval shunt procedure. This paper has analyzed 7 years of such experience in 49 consecutive patients. Forty-eight were cirrhotic, 26 (53 percent) required emergency shunting, and 6 were in Child's(More)
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