Rodolfo J. Oviedo

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Human chromosome 12 contains more than 1,400 coding genes and 487 loci that have been directly implicated in human disease. The q arm of chromosome 12 contains one of the largest blocks of linkage disequilibrium found in the human genome. Here we present the finished sequence of human chromosome 12, which has been finished to high quality and spans(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The general surgeon's robotic learning curve may improve if the experience is classified into categories based on the complexity of the procedures in a small community hospital. The intraoperative time should decrease and the incidence of complications should be comparable to conventional laparoscopy. The learning curve of a single(More)
INTRODUCTION Achalasia is a condition that occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) fails to properly relax, combined with slowing/failure of esophageal peristalsis. This is seen clinically by not allowing solids and liquids to pass easily into the stomach. Achalasia is not historically associated with morbid obesity, yet dual treatment of morbid(More)
INTRODUCTION The spleen is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal solid organ following blunt trauma. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukocytic dyscrasia affecting adults in Western countries. Splenomegaly with axillary and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy are common physical findings. This case investigates an emergency(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Robot-assisted hernia repair, combined with endoscopic component separation, has reduced recurrence and complication rates and allowed immediate intervention in obese patients. We sought to study surgical outcomes in this high-risk group of patients in a community hospital. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of(More)
INTRODUCTION Rectal bleeding is the most common symptom of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). This case investigates the efficacy of emergency surgery for FAP with total proctocolectomy end ileostomy for recurrent lower gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage in an uninsured patient in a 266-bed community hospital. The optimal treatment for FAP with acute lower(More)
INTRODUCTION For the management of localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC), surgical resection is the standard of care. Considerations are given to achieve good outcomes with conservative measures. When the tumor is exceedingly large the safest alternative is total nephrectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE The patient is a 75year old man with a 5year history of(More)
INTRODUCTION An obturator hernia is an uncommon form of abdominal hernia that is difficult to diagnose due to its non-distinct presentation. This case investigates an emergency treatment of an obturator hernia presenting in a patient with an ipsilateral hip disarticulation in a 266-bed community hospital. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 53-year old man with a(More)
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