A M Easson
Affiliation: University of Toronto
- Discussion of death and dying in surgical textbooksA M Easson
Department of Surgical Oncology, Room 3 310, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, 610 University Ave, M5G 2M9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Am J Surg 182:34-9. 2001..Quality end-of-life care is an increasing concern for the public and the medical profession. Surgical textbooks could serve as an important educational and reference resource to improve this care...
- Clinical research for surgeons in palliative care: challenges and opportunitiesAlexandra M Easson
Division of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Am Coll Surg 196:141-51. 2003
- Management of local recurrence of breast cancerAlexandra M Easson
University of Toronto, Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, USA
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 4:219-26. 2004....
- Lymph node assessment in melanomaAlexandra M Easson
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Surg Oncol 99:176-85. 2009..Complete lymphadenectomy is recommended for lymph node metastases. The importance of proper surgical technique is discussed...
- The ability of existing questionnaires to measure symptom change after paracentesis for symptomatic ascitesAlexandra M Easson
Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9
Ann Surg Oncol 14:2348-57. 2007..The aim of this study was to assess the ability of existing symptom and quality-of-life questionnaires to detect change in symptoms after paracentesis...
- A population-based study of the extent of surgical resection of potentially curable colon cancerAlexandra M Easson
Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ann Surg Oncol 9:380-7. 2002..Total abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (TAC-IR) may be considered for young patients or those with a colorectal cancer family history to prevent metachronous lesions and facilitate surveillance...
- Should research be part of advance care planning?Alexandra M Easson
University of Toronto, Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Crit Care 9:10-1. 2005..It is only by applying the same rigour of scientific study and research ethics that improvements in the advance care planning process can be made...
- Palliative general surgical proceduresA M Easson
General Surgical Oncology Fellow, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Surg Oncol Clin N Am 10:161-84. 2001..Procedures are categorized by the type of symptom the procedure is intended to relieve. This article emphasizes the principles involved in patient selection and outcome assessment in order to identify areas where more research is needed...
- Ethical considerations and barriers to research in surgical palliative careRobert S Krouse
Department of Surgery, Southern Arizona Veteran's Affairs Health Care System and the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
J Am Coll Surg 196:469-74. 2003
- When the sun can set on an unoperated bowel obstruction: management of malignant bowel obstructionRobert S Krouse
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona and the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Tucson 85723, USA
J Am Coll Surg 195:117-28. 2002
- Role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in ductal carcinoma-in-situ treated by mastectomyJensen C C Tan
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ann Surg Oncol 14:638-45. 2007..The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with the subsequent diagnosis of invasive disease and to determine the role of SLNB when performing a mastectomy for DCIS...
- The role of tube feeding and total parenteral nutrition in advanced illnessAlexandra M Easson
Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Am Coll Surg 194:225-8; discussion 228-9. 2002
- Palliative care by the surgeon: how to do itGeoffrey P Dunn
Department of Surgery, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA, USA
J Am Coll Surg 194:509-37. 2002
- Feasibility study of autofluorescence mammary ductoscopyAlexandre Douplik
Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, 7 417 610 University Avenue, Toronto, M5G 2M9 Canada
J Biomed Opt 14:044036. 2009..Point fluoroscopy is also performed. Although the optical "geometry" for this is different, the findings are consistent with the imaging observations...
- Management of malignant bowel obstructionCarla Ida Ripamonti
School of Specialization in Oncology, University of Milan, and Palliative Care Unit Pain Therapy Rehabilitation IRCCS Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
Eur J Cancer 44:1105-15. 2008..A collaborative approach by surgeons and the oncologist and/or palliative care physician as well as an honest discourse between physicians and patients can offer an individualised and appropriate symptom management plan...
- Surgical approaches to malignant bowel obstructionLucy Helyer
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Support Oncol 6:105-13. 2008..This review outlines a surgical framework for clinicians managing patients with MBO...