Sara Yegiyants

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HYPOTHESIS Completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is not required for regional control in patients with metastases in the sentinel lymph node (SLN). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Urban teaching hospital. PATIENTS Fifty patients with breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery, had an SLN positive for metastasis, and did(More)
Modalities available for the diagnosis of blunt abdominal traumatic (BAT) injuries include focused abdominal sonography for trauma, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen/pelvis. Hollow viscous and/or mesenteric injury (HVI/MI) can still be challenging to diagnose. Specifically, there is debate as to the proper management(More)
HYPOTHESIS Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) results in a shorter length of stay and acceptable conversion and complication rates when compared with antibiotic therapy plus interval LC or percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients admitted to a surgical service because of acute cholecystitis. However, actual practice does not conform to current(More)
Contaminated large abdominal wall defects can pose a formidable challenge to the surgeon. This study compared the outcome of components separation (CS) for complex ventral defects with or without contamination. A retrospective review was conducted of all patients who underwent CS over an 8-year period. Pre-operative factors such as the presence/absence of(More)
Incidence of peripheral nerve injury in extremity trauma is low, with reported rates of 1.5 to 2.8%; however there is significant associated morbidity and outcomes of peripheral nerve repair are poor, especially when delayed. In this article, we provide a brief review of pathophysiology, classification, and surgery of peripheral nerve injuries, with special(More)
Major bile duct injury (BDI) rates remain in the range of 0.3 to 0.5 per cent for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The dominant surgical technique worldwide continues to be the "infundibular" technique of dissection that was popularized in the early 1990s. Proponents of the "critical view of safety" (CV) technique have suggested that most of these(More)
One component of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) by: 1) timing the administration of prophylactic antibiotics (PAs) within 1 hour of incision; 2) using approved PA regimens; and 3) discontinuing PA within 24 hours. We sought to evaluate institutional compliance with SCIP recommendations in(More)
Completion axillary lymph node dissection (CLND) is presently the standard of care after a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). We hypothesize that the incidence of axillary recurrence in patients who do not undergo CLND for micrometastases is low, and CLND is not necessary for locoregional control. We performed a retrospective chart review of(More)
The postoperative course of surgical patients can have a tremendous impact on the surgical outcome and on patient satisfaction. One of the most significant issues is postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) which, despite being a common side effect of general anesthesia, has received little attention in the plastic surgery literature. The incidence and(More)
A retrospective review was conducted to analyze the effect of methamphetamine use in trauma patients. Charts of all trauma patients admitted to Kern Medical Center from January 1, 2003, to January 5, 2006 (36 months) were analyzed for length of stay, intensive care unit (ICU) admission rate and number of ICU days, ventilator days, and mortality. Results(More)