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Pediatric surgeons and gastroenterologists collaborate with outpatient community services to streamline outpatient gastrostomy tube placement(0)

January 8, 2021

Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement is often a crucial component in a medically complex child’s care and one of the more common procedures performed at children’s hospitals; however, approaches to patient counseling and postoperative management for this procedure varies. Families often agonize over the decision and worry about their ability to care for their child after […]

Prophylactic hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is an aggressive malignancy with poor overall survival rates as a result, in part, of its predilection for peritoneal dissemination. Peritoneal metastasis (PM) is found in up to 55 to 60 percent of patients at the time of diagnosis by imaging or staging laparoscopy.1,2 In addition, despite multimodality therapy, peritoneal recurrence occurs in […]

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NCDB trends in young women with metastatic breast cancer diagnosis since screening guideline changes were instituted

Early detection of breast cancer by mammography allows women to access more favorable treatment options and has resulted in an overall reduction in mortality of approximately 20 percent to 40 percent and improved survival.1 In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed breast cancer screening guidelines for mammograms from every one year to […]

Managing postoperative pain while limiting opioid prescriptions

Opioid abuse has come to the forefront of medical issues in recent years. What began in the 1990s with an increase in opioid prescriptions, fueled by a desire to better treat pain and reassurances from pharmaceutical companies on safety, developed into a crisis affecting nearly 1.7 million individuals by 2017, according to the National Institute […]

New trial aims to settle debate on the intensity of pancreatic cyst surveillance

Pancreatic cystic neoplasms occur in up to 20 percent of the U.S. adult population, and the incidence increases with more advanced age.1 In recent years, the prevalence of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas appears to be increasing as more patients undergo cross-sectional imaging in both the ambulatory and emergency setting. A recent study of patients […]


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