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Volume 76, Number 10, October 2010

Defining Hypotension in Moderate to Severely Injured Trauma Patients: Raising the Bar for the Elderly
pp. 1035-1038(4)
Authors: Edwards, Meghan; Ley, Eric; Mirocha, James; Hadjibashi, Anoushiravan Amini; Margulies, Daniel R.; Salim, Ali

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Optimal Deployment of Trauma Personnel in the 80-Hour Work Week Era Based on Peak Times of Trauma Patient Arrival
pp. 1039-1042(4)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; de Virgilio, Christian; Destro, Laura; Kaji, Amy H.; Putnam, Brant; Neville, Angela L.

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Improving Breast Cancer Quality of Care with the Use of Patient Navigators
pp. 1043-1046(4)
Authors: Chen, Formosa; Mercado, Cheryl; Yermilov, Irina; Puig, Melissa; Ko, Clifford Y.; Kahn, Katherine L.; Ganz, Patricia A.; Gibbons, Melinda Maggard

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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Pediatric Population: A Preliminary Report
pp. 1047-1049(3)
Authors: Emami, Claudia N; Garrett, Deiadra; Anselmo, Dean; Nguyen, Nam X.

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Is Thoracoscopic Decortication Sufficient for the Treatment of Empyema?
pp. 1050-1054(5)
Authors: Manunga, Jesse; Olak, Jemi

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Functional Status after Injury: A Longitudinal Study of Geriatric Trauma
pp. 1055-1058(4)
Authors: Kelley-Quon, Lorraine; Min, Lillian; Morley, Eric; Hiatt, Jonathan R.; Cryer, Henry; Tillou, Areti

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A Multidisciplinary Organ Donor Council and Performance Improvement Initiative Can Improve Donation Outcomes
pp. 1059-1062(4)
Authors: Kong, Allen P.; Barrios, Cristobal; Salim, Ali; Willis, Lynn; Cinat, Marianne E.; Dolich, Matthew O.; Lekawa, Michael E.; Malinoski, Darren J.

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The Clinical Significance of Occult Thoracic Injury in Blunt Trauma Patients
pp. 1063-1066(4)
Authors: Kaiser, Meghann; Whealon, Matthew; Barrios, Cristobal; Dobson, Sarah; Malinoski, Darren; Dolich, Matthew; Lekawa, Michael; Hoyt, David; Cinat, Marianne

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Serum Ethanol Levels in Patients with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Influence Outcomes: A Surprising Finding
pp. 1067-1070(4)
Authors: Berry, Cherisse; Salim, Ali; Alban, Rodrigo; Mirocha, James; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.

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A Modern Review of the Operative Management of Chronic Pancreatitis
pp. 1071-1074(4)
Authors: King, Jonathan C.; Abeywardina, Shannon; Farrell, James J.; Reber, Howard A.; Hines, O. Joe

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Transarterial Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 for Regional Management of Hepatocellular Cancer: The Early Results of a Nontransplant Center
pp. 1079-1083(5)
Authors: Holt, Alicia; Wagman, Lawrence D.; Senthil, Maheswari; McKenzie, Shaun; Marx, Howard; Chen, Yi-Jen; Vora, Nayana; Kim, Joseph

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Accuracy and Upgrade Rates of Percutaneous Breast Biopsy: The Surgeon's Role
pp. 1084-1087(4)
Authors: Olaya, Windy; Bae, Won; Wong, Jan; Wong, Jasmine; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila; Kazanjian, Kevork; Lum, Sharon

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Axillary Recurrence Is Low in Patients with Breast Cancer Who Do Not Undergo Completion Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Micrometastases in Sentinel Lymph Nodes
pp. 1088-1091(4)
Authors: Rayhanabad, Jessica; Yegiyants, Sara; Putchakayala, Krishna; Haigh, Philip; Romero, Lina; DiFronzo, L. Andrew

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The Use of Pelvic Radiation in Stage II Rectal Cancer: A Population-Based Analysis
pp. 1092-1095(4)
Authors: Kuo, Isabella; Wong, Jan H.; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila; Lum, Sharon S.; Morgan, John W.; Kazanjian, Kevork

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Current Surgical Management of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis
pp. 1096-1099(4)
Authors: Boland, Brendan; Colquhoun, Steven; Menon, Vijay; Kim, Amanda; Lo, Simon; Nissen, Nicholas N.

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The Use of Drotrecogin Alpha for Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
pp. 1104-1107(4)
Authors: Rosing, David K.; Malepati, Sarath; Yaghoubian, Arezou; Putnam, Brant A.; Neville, Angela; Kaji, Amy H.; de Virgilio, Christian

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Does Health Care Insurance Affect Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury? Analysis of the National Trauma Databank
pp. 1108-1111(4)
Authors: Alban, Rodrigo F.; Berry, Cherisse; Ley, Eric; Mirocha, James; Margulies, Daniel R.; Tillou, Areti; Salim, Ali

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A Prospective Clinical Evaluation of the Effects of Intraoperative Systemic Anticoagulation in Patients Undergoing Arteriovenous Fistula Surgery
pp. 1112-1114(3)
Authors: Wang, Bonnie R.; Rowe, Vincent L.; Ham, Sung Wan; Han, Sukgu; Patel, Kaushal; Weaver, Fred A.; Woo, Karen

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Is Postoperative Chronic Pain Syndrome Higher with Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernia?
pp. 1115-1118(4)
Authors: Masukawa, Kristin; Wilson, Samuel E.

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Time from Diagnosis to Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer: Factors Influencing Delays in Initiating Treatment
pp. 1119-1122(4)
Authors: Wright, G. Paul; Wong, Jan H.; Morgan, John W.; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila; Kazanjian, Kevork; Lum, Sharon S.

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A Preliminary Report on the Clinical Experience with AlloDerm in Breast Reconstruction and its Radiologic Appearance
pp. 1123-1126(4)
Authors: Tran Cao, Hop S.; Tokin, Christopher; Konop, Jason; Ojeda-Fournier, Haydee; Chao, James; Blair, Sarah L.

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Axillary Recurrence after Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer
pp. 1127-1129(3)
Authors: Dauphine, Christine; Nemtsev, Denis; Rosing, David; Vargas, Hernan I.

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Abdominal Surgery after Lung Transplantation
pp. 1130-1134(5)
Authors: Leonardi, Michael J.; Jamil, Kevin G.; Hiscox, Bryan; Ross, David; Hiatt, Jonathan R.

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Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy without Pyloroplasty: Analysis of 109 Cases
pp. 1135-1138(4)
Authors: Nguyen, Ninh T.; Dholakia, Chirag; Nguyen, Xuan-Mai T.; Reavis, Kevin

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Behavioral Factors Associated with Successful Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass
pp. 1139-1142(4)
Authors: Livhits, Masha; Mercado, Cheryl; Yermilov, Irina; Parikh, Janak A.; Dutson, Erik; Mehran, Amir; Ko, Clifford Y.; Gibbons, Melinda Maggard

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Impact of Nonresective Operations for Complicated Peptic Ulcer Disease in a High-Risk Population
pp. 1143-1146(4)
Authors: Smith, Brian R.; Wilson, Samuel Eric

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Use of Clinical Triage Criteria Decreases Monitored Care Bed Utilization in Gallstone Pancreatitis
pp. 1147-1149(3)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; Aboulian, Armen; Chan, Tony; Ishaque, Brandon; Wallin, Dina; Putnam, Brant; Stabile, Bruce E.; de Virgilio, Christian

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A Tale of Two (Anal Fistula) Plugs: Is there a Difference in Short-Term Outcomes?
pp. 1150-1153(4)
Authors: Buchberg, Brian; Masoomi, Hossein; Choi, John; Bergman, Herlinda; Mills, Steven; Stamos, Michael J.

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Characteristics of Colorectal Cancer Among Asian Americans
pp. 1154-1157(4)
Authors: Lin, Matthew Y.C.; Liu, Wendy Y.; Aboulian, Armen; Huntley, Jason B.; Etzioni, David A.; Petrie, Beverley A.

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Successful Enhanced Recovery Program after Colorectal Surgery in a County Institution
pp. 1158-1162(5)
Authors: Aboulian, Armen; Hassan, Zailani; Lin, Matthew Y.C.; Kaji, Amy H.; Kumar, Ravin R.

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The Impact of Multidisciplinary Therapy in Node-Positive Rectal Cancer
pp. 1163-1166(4)
Authors: Roos, Matthew; Wong, Jan H.; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila; Lum, Sharon S.; Morgan, John W.; Kazanjian, Kevork

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A Prospective Study of the Association between Surgeon Experience and Short-Term Patient Outcomes after Colorectal Surgery
pp. 1167-1171(5)
Authors: Ourian, Ariel J.; Nasseri, Yosef; Murrell, Zuri; Gewertz, Bruce; Magner, David; Berel, Dror; Fleshner, Phillip

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The Efficacy of Blood Culture in Postoperative Patients
pp. 1172-1175(4)
Authors: Lee, Jenny J.; Martin, David R.

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