Starr B Koslow

Learn More
BACKGROUND The current standard for the evaluation of children with blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) consists of physical examination, screening lab values, and computed tomography (CT) scan. We sought to determine if the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) combined with elevated liver transaminases (AST/ALT) could be used as a screening tool(More)
To determine whether satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) differ between women who do and do not undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in the setting of implant reconstruction using the BREAST-Q, a validated patient-reported outcome instrument. From 2000 to 2007, a total of 3,874 patients with stage 0 to III unilateral(More)
Women with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) have an elevated breast cancer risk, yet the benefit of MRI screening is unclear. We examined cancer detection rates with mammography alone versus mammography plus MRI in this high-risk population. From a prospectively maintained, single-institution database, we identified 776 patients diagnosed with LCIS after(More)
Two studies on consumer information search and decision strategies involved in the selection of family health care providers are reported. The first study examined the selection process for both adults and children within the family. Factors associated with dissatisfaction with provider were identified. The second study explored differences among(More)
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping in patients with breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been debated by surgeons as a result of potential compromise of lymphatic drainage. Whether clinicopathologic variables traditionally associated with SLN positivity differ in patients who have been treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy has not been(More)
  • 1