R R Rozin

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This study tests whether malignant melanoma (MM) patients are at higher risk of having an unrelated second cancer by comparing the observed incidence of a second cancer in a given population of MM patients with the expected number in an age-matched and sex-matched group of healthy people followed for a similar period. The analysis was based on the(More)
In a prospective follow-up study of 5,571 general surgical patients at 11 hospitals (23 departments) in Israel, 1,487 patients underwent operations for hernia (all types) and were screened daily for the development of postsurgical wound infection. Infection developed in 68 (4.6 per cent) at the site of the incision. Fourteen factors were analyzed for the(More)
Between the years 1976 and 1985, 60 patients underwent cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in the surgical department of the Rokach hospital in Tel Aviv. The patients' average age was 73 years; 78 per cent were 70 years or older at the time of operation. The decision to perform cholecystostomy was taken before the operation which was performed as an(More)
Acute cholecystitis is a common cause of emergency room admissions in elderly patients, and may have an atypical course with serious complications and high mortality. The authors present 131 elderly patients (aged 70 and older) who were treated for acute cholecystitis. The most common complaint was right upper abdominal pain (73%), followed by fever (55%),(More)
Risk factors for wound infection in operations involving the opening of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, were explored in a prospective study. There were 813 consecutive operations performed during a period of 9-14 months in 11 Israeli hospitals. The total crude infection rate was 21.6%, and the respective rates for operations on the stomach, small bowel(More)
In our series of 348 patients treated over a 10-year period, six (1.7%) had their primary lesions in the nail bed. Five of the subungual melanomas occurred in the toes and one in the thumb. Four of the lesions were of the acral lentiginous type. The delay in diagnosis was 7 months to 6 years. Four of the patients presented with advanced, neglected tumors.(More)
Of 230 melanoma patients treated during the past 8 years, 12 (5.2%) were found to have unknown primary lesions. Nine of these "unknown primary melanoma' patients presented with metastases in regional lymph nodes, one inside the parotid gland, and two presented with disseminated melanoma and no detectable primary tumor. The patients with melanoma confined to(More)
A delayed effect of fentanyl used for anesthesia may be respiratory distress several hours after surgery. The findings are muscular rigidity, fall in chest wall compliance, hypoventilation, respiratory acidosis, and hypotension. In the past, to our knowledge, this complication was exclusively reported in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, when large(More)