The American Journal of Surgery
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Background Phosphatidylcholine (PC), an important component of intestinal mucus, protects against Clostridium difficile toxin-induced intestinal barrier injury in vitro. Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) activation may contribute to intestinal injury and systemic toxicity in...
Background American Joint Committee on Cancer uses tumor size for “T” staging of many solid tumors for its effect on prognosis. However, tumor size has not been incorporated in tumor (T), nodal status (N), metastasis (M) staging for colon cancer. Hence, the National Cancer Da...
Background We report our experience with a large volume of complex oncologic resections and describe the framework necessary to develop a program with low morbidity and mortality in a community hospital.
Background Massive localized lymphedema (MLL) is a rare entity first described in 1998 in patients with morbid obesity; the incidence is rising with the increased prevalence of morbid obesity. This report defines the clinical presentation and surgical challenges in 6 patients...
Background Surgery is indicated for acute uncomplicated appendicitis but the optimal timing is controversial. Recent literature is conflicting on the effect of time to intervention.
Background Third-party payer reimbursements will likely continue to decrease. Therefore, it is imperative for operating rooms (ORs), often a hospital's largest revenue source, to improve efficiency. We report the outcome after 3 years of a lean, Six Sigma program to improve O...