Walter E Longo

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of disease and surgical treatment among United States veterans more than 50 years of age with ulcerative colitis
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Surg 186:514-8. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Outcome after colectomy for Clostridium difficile colitis
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1620-6. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Attrition of categoric general surgery residents: results of a 20-year audit
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 197:774-8; discussion 779-80. 2009
  4. doi request reprint A tale of two cities: the Yale Surgical Society's tribute to Arthur E. Baue, MD
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St LH 118, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Arch Surg 143:495-6. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Association of VA Surgeons annual resident paper award winners: career paths following completion of postgraduate training
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Surg 196:621-2. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in patient care, surgical education, research and faculty development
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University, 330 Cedar St, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Surg 190:662-75. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Attrition: our biggest continuing challenge
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 330 Cedar Street, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Surg 194:567-75. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying programmatic deficiencies: the hidden value of the mock oral examination
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06524, USA
    Arch Surg 142:591-2. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The demographics, histopathology and patterns of treatment of anal cancer in Connecticut: 1980-2000
    Ioannis Hatzaras
    Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 330 Cedar Street, LH 118, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA
    Conn Med 69:261-5. 2005
  10. pmc Risk factors for adverse outcomes following surgery for small bowel obstruction
    Julie A Margenthaler
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Surg 243:456-64. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Patterns of disease and surgical treatment among United States veterans more than 50 years of age with ulcerative colitis
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Surg 186:514-8. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Outcome after colectomy for Clostridium difficile colitis
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1620-6. 2004
    ..difficile colitis are infrequently reported. This study was designed to identify risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcome of patients who required colectomy for fulminant C. difficile colitis...
  3. doi request reprint Attrition of categoric general surgery residents: results of a 20-year audit
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 197:774-8; discussion 779-80. 2009
    ....
  4. doi request reprint A tale of two cities: the Yale Surgical Society's tribute to Arthur E. Baue, MD
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St LH 118, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Arch Surg 143:495-6. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Association of VA Surgeons annual resident paper award winners: career paths following completion of postgraduate training
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Surg 196:621-2. 2008
    ..Among those with an area of specialization, their prize winning paper reflects on their current area of specialization today. Few have ever worked in a VA hospital and thus few have ever been members of the AVAS...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in patient care, surgical education, research and faculty development
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University, 330 Cedar St, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Surg 190:662-75. 2005
    ..The VA will continue its leadership position in the healthcare arena if it can successfully address the challenges facing it...
  7. ncbi request reprint Attrition: our biggest continuing challenge
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 330 Cedar Street, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Surg 194:567-75. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying programmatic deficiencies: the hidden value of the mock oral examination
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, LH 118, New Haven, CT 06524, USA
    Arch Surg 142:591-2. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The demographics, histopathology and patterns of treatment of anal cancer in Connecticut: 1980-2000
    Ioannis Hatzaras
    Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 330 Cedar Street, LH 118, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA
    Conn Med 69:261-5. 2005
    ..Examine the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of anal cancer in the State of Connecticut...
  10. pmc Risk factors for adverse outcomes following surgery for small bowel obstruction
    Julie A Margenthaler
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Surg 243:456-64. 2006
    ..To construct risk indices predicting adverse outcomes following surgery for small bowel obstruction (SBO)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Geographic variation in follow-up after rectal cancer surgery
    David M Neils
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Medical Center, 3635 Vista Avenue at Grand Blvd, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Int J Oncol 30:735-42. 2007
    ..All significant differences are clinically rather modest, however. These data should be useful in the design of controlled trials on this topic...
  12. ncbi request reprint Small-bowel tumors: epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of 1260 cases from the connecticut tumor registry
    Ioannis Hatzaras
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Arch Surg 142:229-35. 2007
    ..To examine the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of small-bowel cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Computer-based endoscopy simulation: emerging roles in teaching and professional skills assessment
    Tamara N Fitzgerald
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Surg Educ 65:229-35. 2008
    ..This article summarizes those studies. The cost versus benefit of endoscopic simulators is also discussed, as well as the upcoming role of simulators in judging competence and as a tool in the credentialing process...
  14. ncbi request reprint The postoperative surveillance of patients with colon cancer and rectal cancer
    Farshad Abir
    Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, P O Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Am J Surg 192:100-8. 2006
    ..As a result, many clinicians have advocated intensive follow-up in such patients as an attempt to increase survival...
  15. doi request reprint Outcomes of small bowel obstruction in patients with previous gynecologic malignancies
    Tamar L Mirensky
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, Office of Surgical Education, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Am J Surg 203:472-9. 2012
    ..Features predictive of malignant small bowel obstructions among patients with previous gynecologic malignancies remain undetermined...
  16. doi request reprint Pure transvaginal appendectomy versus traditional laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis: a prospective cohort study
    Kurt E Roberts
    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 40 Temple Street, Suite 7B, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Ann Surg 255:266-9. 2012
    ..This report describes the first cohort study comparing pure transvaginal appendectomies (TVAs) to traditional 3-port laparoscopic appendectomies (LAs)...
  17. doi request reprint Defining surgical therapy for pseudomembranous colitis with toxic megacolon
    Loren Berman
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:476-80. 2008
    ..This article reviews the reported cases of Clostridium difficile with toxic megacolon in the literature and introduces an additional case that underscores the importance of early diagnosis in guiding appropriate therapy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Follow-up of colorectal cancer patients after resection with curative intent-the GILDA trial
    Erik M Grossmann
    Saint Louis University and Saint Louis VA Medical Center, 3635 Vista Avenue, P O Box 15250, St Louis, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
    Surg Oncol 13:119-24. 2004
    ..Data are lacking to delineate the optimal surveillance strategy following resection. A large-scale multi-center European study is underway to address this issue (Gruppo Italiano di Lavoro per la Diagnosi Anticipata-GILDA)...
  19. ncbi request reprint The role of arachidonic acid regulatory enzymes in colorectal disease
    Farshad Abir
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8062, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1471-83. 2005
    ..Prostaglandin inhibition is central to both the beneficial and toxic effects of this class of drugs. Arachidonic acid metabolism is essential to prostaglandin synthesis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Minimizing risk in colon and rectal surgery
    Robert A Kozol
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 236 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:576-87. 2007
  21. doi request reprint Ischemic colitis: risk factors for eventual surgery
    Flavio Paterno
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Surg 200:646-50. 2010
    ..Ischemic colitis is a common disorder often without clear indications for surgical management. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors that predict the need for surgery...
  22. pmc Risk factors for adverse outcomes after the surgical treatment of appendicitis in adults
    Julie A Margenthaler
    St Louis University School of Medicine and St Louis VA Medical Center, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Surg 238:59-66. 2003
    ..To define risk factors that predict adverse outcomes after the surgical treatment of appendicitis in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers...
  23. doi request reprint Medical comorbidities predict the need for colectomy for complicated and recurrent diverticulitis
    Peter S Yoo
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 196:710-4. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for recurrent or complicated diverticulitis requiring colectomy...
  24. doi request reprint Design, management, and critical evaluation of a surgical basic/clinical science curriculum: the role of an educational chief resident
    Shea C Gregg
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8062, USA
    J Surg Educ 65:36-42. 2008
    ..To demonstrate that a surgery "educational" chief resident can develop a resident-centered, evidence-based, surgical basic/clinical science curriculum that will improve American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) scores...
  25. doi request reprint AVAS Best Clinical Resident Award (Tied): fate of non-designated preliminary general surgery residents seeking a categorical residency position
    Peter S Yoo
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 198:593-5. 2009
    ..The fate of residents who complete 2 years as NDPS residents remains ill defined...
  26. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer presenting as surgical emergencies
    Madison Cuffy
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Surg Oncol 13:149-57. 2004
    ..Other therapies involve non-operative techniques such as laser therapy, colonic stenting, emergency endoscopy, and comfort measures...
  27. ncbi request reprint Operative confidence of graduating surgery residents: a training challenge in a changing environment
    Annabelle L Fonseca
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:797-805. 2014
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Image of the month. Chilaiditi sign or syndrome
    Suraj Alva
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Arch Surg 143:93-4. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of chronic and recurrent diverticulitis
    Jared Frattini
    Department of Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:S145-9. 2006
    ..Prospective randomized trials are needed, but remain difficult owing to the uncertain natural history of the disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Benign anorectal disease: an update on diagnosis and management
    Jocelyne Gavin
    Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA
    JAAPA 19:28-33. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Patient surveillance after curative-intent surgery for rectal cancer
    Frank E Johnson
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Int J Oncol 27:815-22. 2005
    ..Endoscopy is employed frequently; imaging tests are employed less often. The observed variation in the intensity of postoperative monitoring is of concern...
  32. ncbi request reprint Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in anorectal disease
    Loren Berman
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, United States
    World J Gastroenterol 13:3153-8. 2007
    ..Its role is more well-established in some areas than in others, and there are still significant limitations. As technology advances, MRI will shed more light on a complex anatomical area...
  33. ncbi request reprint Colon and rectal cancer in the elderly. High incidence of asymptomatic disease, less surgical emergencies, and a favorable short-term outcome
    Patricia Limpert
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 48:159-63. 2003
    ..This is a retrospective study aimed to report short-term outcome among patients age > or =70 years surgically treated for colorectal cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Management of less common tumors of the colon, rectum, and anus
    Madison Cuffy
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Clin Colorectal Cancer 5:327-37. 2006
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Acute cholecystitis in the elderly: use of computed tomography and correlation with ultrasonography
    Edward A McGillicuddy
    Department of Surgery VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 202:524-7. 2011
    ..Elderly patients diagnosed with acute cholecystitis (AC) may undergo both ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT)...
  36. pmc Asymptomatic ileal adenocarcinoma in the setting of undiagnosed Crohn's disease
    Vikram B Reddy
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    World J Gastroenterol 14:4690-3. 2008
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Bleeding diatheses and preoperative screening
    Edward A McGillicuddy
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8062, USA
    J Surg Educ 70:423-31. 2013
    ..Finally, screening laboratory-based coagulation assays are available. These must be used judiciously with regard to a patient's history and the clinical circumstances surrounding the surgical stressor...
  38. doi request reprint Diagnostic imaging for diverticulitis
    Deba Sarma
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:1139-41. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, diverticulitis often remains a clinical diagnosis; thus communication between the clinician and the radiologist remains imperative to facilitate effective testing...
  39. ncbi request reprint Assessing risk factors for adverse outcomes in emergent colorectal surgery
    Peter S Yoo
    VA Connecticut Healthcare, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 330 Cedar Street, LH 118, P O Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Surg Oncol 15:85-9. 2006
    ..Understanding comorbid conditions and variations in preoperative laboratory values that effect both morbidity and mortality can influence clinical decision making...
  40. ncbi request reprint Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis in a patient with spinal cord injury: case report
    Anil N Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 27:266-8. 2004
    ..In certain patients with Clostridium difficile colitis (CDC), a life-threatening systemic toxicity may develop despite appropriate and timely medical therapy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Parsia A Vagefi
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Clin Colorectal Cancer 4:313-9. 2005
    ..Although still under development, novel techniques for the earlier detection of dysplastic lesions have moved to the forefront in an attempt to optimize surveillance strategies and decrease the risk of CRC development...
  42. doi request reprint Factors predicting morbidity and mortality in emergency colorectal procedures in elderly patients
    Edward A McGillicuddy
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Arch Surg 144:1157-62. 2009
    ..To identify rapidly modifiable risk factors that would improve surgical outcomes in elderly patients undergoing emergent colorectal procedures who are at high risk for morbidity and mortality...
  43. ncbi request reprint Malignant transformation of chronic perianal Crohn's fistula
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, P O Box 15250, 3635 Vista at Grand, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Am J Surg 189:61-2. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Graduating general surgery resident operative confidence: perspective from a national survey
    Annabelle L Fonseca
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut Electronic address
    J Surg Res 190:419-28. 2014
    ..Given these changes, this study was undertaken to assess the confidence of graduating general surgery residents in performing open surgical operations and to determine factors associated with increased confidence...
  45. ncbi request reprint Update in management of mesenteric ischemia
    Robert W Chang
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven 06510, USA
    World J Gastroenterol 12:3243-7. 2006
    ..New imaging techniques, endovascular therapy and emerging research may improve our approach to this deadly condition...
  46. ncbi request reprint Spindle cell tumor of the distal rectum
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 50:37-41. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Ischemic colitis: spectrum of disease and outcome
    James R Scharff
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Surgery 134:624-9; discussion 629-30. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to identify risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcome of patients with colon ischemia...
  48. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment of segmental ischemic colitis
    Jeffrey A Bailey
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 50:774-9. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint The management of rectal cancer in the elderly
    Farshad Abir
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, P O Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Surg Oncol 13:223-34. 2004
    ..As the number of treatment options increase, the debate on how to treat elderly patients' with rectal cancer intensifies...
  50. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopically-assisted colectomy an acceptable operation for colon cancer?
    Walter E Longo
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 60520 8062, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 1:76-7. 2004
  51. pmc Cologastric fistula with a foreign body in a patient with Crohn's disease
    Edward A McGillicuddy
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Yale J Biol Med 83:113-7. 2010
    ..At the time of laparotomy, the foreign body was found in the fistulous colonic segment. The presence of an ingested foreign body likely contributed to a rare fistula that was refractory to medical management...
  52. ncbi request reprint Inadvertent transmural India ink tattooing simulating intestinal infarction
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis VA Medical Center, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Am J Surg 185:88-9. 2003
  53. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of disease and outcome of complicated diverticular disease
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Am J Surg 186:696-701. 2003
    ..The presentation, investigations performed, and management are variable. Our objectives were to assess the presentation, extent of disease, and treatment of a cohort of patients with colonic diverticulitis...
  54. doi request reprint Functional role of NHE4 as a pH regulator in rat and human colonic crypts
    Elizabeth A Arena
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 302:C412-8. 2012
    ..This novel exchanger is capable of modulating intracellular pH over a wide pH spectrum and may play an important role in maintaining cellular pH homeostasis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Colovaginal fistulas. Etiology and management
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:489-95. 2003
    ..To review the diagnosis and treatment of colovaginal fistulas from various causes...
  56. ncbi request reprint Giant submucosal sigmoid colon lipoma
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista at Grand, P O Box 15250, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Am J Surg 186:81-2. 2003
  57. pmc Human intestinal epithelial and smooth muscle cells are potent producers of IL-6
    Edmond K Ng
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Mediators Inflamm 12:3-8. 2003
    ..We therefore studied the capacity of differentiated human intestinal epithelial and smooth muscle cell lines to produce IL-6 in response to various proinflammatory stimuli...
  58. doi request reprint The etiology and pathogenesis of vascular disorders of the intestine
    Flavio Paterno
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, 330 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Radiol Clin North Am 46:877-85, v. 2008
    ..This article reviews the latest data about etiology and pathophysiology of bowel ischemia to explain the bases of diagnosis and treatment of this condition...
  59. pmc The specialty of colon and rectal surgery: its impact on patient care and role in academic medicine
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Yale J Biol Med 76:63-77. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer in the age of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and bevacizumab
    Peter S Yoo
    Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Clin Colorectal Cancer 6:202-7. 2006
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Colorectal manifestations of collagen vascular disease
    Suraj Alva
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208062, New Haven, CT 06520 8062, USA
    Am J Surg 189:685-93. 2005
    ..The lack of familiarity with this subgroup of disease can lead to unnecessary surgical intervention...
  62. pmc Management of disorders of the posterior pelvic floor
    Loren Berman
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Yale J Biol Med 78:211-21. 2005
    ..This article reviews the clinical presentation and diagnostic approach to posterior pelvic floor disorders, including how to image and treat them...
  63. ncbi request reprint Acute surgical emergencies in inflammatory bowel disease
    Dale F Berg
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista at Grand, P O Box 15250, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Am J Surg 184:45-51. 2002
    ..The aim of this review is to delineate the treatment of acute surgical emergencies that occur in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease...
  64. ncbi request reprint The preoperative assessment and postoperative surveillance of patients with colon and rectal cancer
    Walter E Longo
    Department of Surgery, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:1091-108. 2002
    ..These anecdotal experiences, the unproven belief that follow-up is beneficial, and traditions imparted during training are among the likely motivating factors for most physicians caring for colorectal cancer patients...
  65. ncbi request reprint Blunt traumatic rupture of the cervical esophagus
    Anil M Bahadursingh
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Trauma 61:1543-4. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality of gastrectomy for cancer in Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
    Erik M Grossmann
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the St Louis VA Medical Center, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    Surgery 131:484-90. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to define risk factors that predict 30-day morbidity and mortality after gastrectomy for cancer in Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cost-aware care: critical core competency
    Rajiv Y Chandawarkar
    Division of Plastic Surgery and Departments of Medicine and Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06030 1601, USA
    Arch Surg 142:222-6. 2007
    ..Resident core competence can be improved by learning to accurately estimate the costs of postoperative complications...
  68. ncbi request reprint Postoperative liver enzyme abnormalities are related to staged restorative proctocolectomy
    Amosy E M'Koma
    Department of Surgery, Center for Surgical Sciences CFSS, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:283-8. 2007
    ..We observed elevated liver function tests (LFTs) after restorative proctocolectomy (RPC). This study was undertaken to determine the etiology and implications of elevated LFTs before RPC and postoperatively...
  69. ncbi request reprint Colonic perforation secondary to diverticular disease in the setting of ulcerative colitis
    Jared C Frattini
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:652-3. 2006
  70. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of quality of life of patients receiving either abdominoperineal resection or sphincter-preserving procedure for rectal cancer
    Christian E Schmidt
    Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, University of Kiel, Arnold Heller Str 7, 24105 Kiel, Germany
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:117-23. 2005
    ..A main reason is grounded in unequal methodology. The aims of this study were to assess differences in perceived QoL over time among patients treated with AR or APR with a recommended study design and methodology...
  71. ncbi request reprint Cholecystectomy in patients with previous spinal cord injury
    Hashim U Ahmed
    University of Oxford Medical School, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 184:452-9. 2002
    ..The prevalence of gallbladder disease in this population is about three times as high as in neurally intact people, but the results of surgical treatment have received little attention...
  72. ncbi request reprint Preoperative assessment of surgical risk in oncogeriatric patients
    Riccardo A Audisio
    University of Liverpool, Whiston Hospital, Prescot, L35 5DR, UK
    Oncologist 10:262-8. 2005
    ..This paper reports on preliminary results and analysis from the ongoing study...