Sidhbh Gallagher

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BACKGROUND There are few reports of long-term outcomes in elderly patients after open colectomy. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the in-hospital and 6-month outcomes and identify the variables associated with mortality after colectomy in patients ≥ 80 years of age. DESIGN The charts of patients ≥ 80 years of age, who underwent open colectomy,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative airway obstruction is a feared complication following cleft palate repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of tongue stitches and nasal trumpets that have been used in an attempt to prevent this complication. METHODS An 8-year (2005 to 2013) retrospective review of palatoplasties performed at a tertiary(More)
To identify variables that predict in-hospital length of stay (LOS) after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR). Univariate analysis of patient and intraoperative variables was conducted on an operating room database of LVHRs performed from April 2001 to April 2009. Analysis was performed using either chi-square or linear trend analysis, as appropriate.(More)
The radial forearm free flap has gained popularity in head and neck reconstruction after oncologic resection because of its versatility. This popularity has only intensified with the advances in technique and instrumentation. Although debated in the past, the success of using the deep venae comitantes system for flap drainage is well documented. Although(More)
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