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OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to examine quality of life and mood in long-term survivors of cervical and endometrial cancer. Relationships of quality of life and mood with demographic and disease factors were also investigated. METHODS One-hundred fifty-two survivors of cervical or endometrial cancer diagnosed and treated 5-20 years ago at the(More)
OBJECTIVE Digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis is gaining clinical acceptance, but data are limited that show its impact in the clinical environment. We assessed the changes in performance measures, if any, after the introduction of tomosynthesis systems into our clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this observational study, we used(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine how frequently the appendix harbors pathology in women having surgery for mucinous neoplasms of the ovary and assess the associated morbidity. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review of patients operated on at our institution with the diagnosis of a mucinous neoplasm of the ovary or appendix. RESULTS A total of 327 cases were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a cohort of gynecologic oncology patients to discover risk factors for early- and late-occurring incisional hernia after midline incision for ovarian cancer. METHODS We collected retrospective data from patients undergoing primary laparotomy for ovarian cancer at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics from 2001 to 2007.(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic and recurrent, platinum resistant cervix cancer has an extremely poor prognosis. The Gynecologic Oncology Group has studied >20 cytotoxic drugs or drug combinations in the second-line, phase II setting of advanced, drug resistant cervix cancer. METHODS Nanoparticle, albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel) was administered at 125(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To compare performance of prospective interpretations of clinical tomosynthesis (digital breast tomosynthesis [DBT]) plus full-field digital mammography (FFDM) examinations with retrospective readings of the corresponding FFDM examinations alone. METHODS AND MATERIALS Seven Mammography Quality Standard Act-qualified radiologists(More)
OBJECTIVE.: Despite advances in chemotherapy and radical surgery, most advanced stage ovarian cancer patients die from their disease, highlighting the need for the development of novel treatment strategies. The Notch signaling pathway plays an important role in cellular differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. We hypothesized that the active form of(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether the transmural extent of scar (TES) explains discordances between dobutamine echocardiography (DbE) and thallium single-photon emission computed tomography (Tl-SPECT) in the detection of viable myocardium (VM). BACKGROUND Discrepancies between DbE and Tl-SPECT are often attributed to differences between(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of resident involvement on morbidity after total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective review of a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database of total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease that was performed with resident(More)