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BACKGROUND Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), a nonprofit tertiary care facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an accredited American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACSBSCN) Level 1 site performing 400+ bariatric procedures annually. Bariatric data submission began in April 2008. Complication review revealed that approximately 17 %(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to compare mortality and blood product use in patients who received recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) for traumatic hemorrhage to a matched historic control. METHODS Trauma registry data of bleeding trauma patients who received rFVIIa (40 microg/kg, repeated once if needed) included 28-day mortality; pre- and(More)
BACKGROUND Open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the gold standard for obesity surgery in this country. The introduction of a totally laparoscopic technique in 1994 has increased the demand for obesity surgery and for this particular approach. Several studies show comparable results and complications between the open and laparoscopic procedure. However,(More)
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