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The Effect Of Epidural Anesthesia On Oncologic Outcomes After Surgery For Colon And Rectal Cancer, Jaimee Demone Jun 2004

The Effect Of Epidural Anesthesia On Oncologic Outcomes After Surgery For Colon And Rectal Cancer, Jaimee Demone

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Background: Surgical trauma induces a physiologic stress response that is well documented in the literature (Kehlet, 1999; Ordemann, 2001; Ozawa, 2000). The surgical stress response comprises alterations in the endocrine, metabolic, inflammatory and immune systems with important clinical ramifications on patient morbidity and recovery in the post-operative period. Consequences have been identified in multiple organ systems. Emphasis has therefore been placed on the identification of practices and techniques that may reduce the invasiveness of the surgical procedure and hence the resultant deleterious surgical stress response. Minimally invasive surgery, i.e. laparoscopy, is one innovation that has been shown to reduce ...


The Effect Of Facial Fractures On The Treatment And Outcome Of Trauma Patients Presenting With Acute Cervical Spine Fractures, Andrea Marvin Jun 2004

The Effect Of Facial Fractures On The Treatment And Outcome Of Trauma Patients Presenting With Acute Cervical Spine Fractures, Andrea Marvin

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Background: While there have been a few reports involving identification of trauma patients with combined facial and cervical spine fractures, no study has specifically addressed the effects of a coexistent facial injury on evaluation and treatment of a significant cervical spine injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether coexisting facial fractures affect the timing, method, or rate of complications for treatment of acute cervical spine fractures.

Methods: A prospectively collected institutional trauma registry containing 50 patient records from the years 1998 to 2002 was reviewed for patients with combination facial and cervical spine fractures. Thirty seven patients ...