Surgery

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Selected Articles:

A Tribute to Charles Aprahamian, MD

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our senior surgeons, Charles Aprahamian, MD, professor of Surgery and former chief of Trauma Surgery, who died peacefully on June 25, 2010, at the age of 75.

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Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars for upcoming events in the Department of Surgery.

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Clinical Update - Influenza Vaccines

This column is the first of several to address common clinical questions impacting the care of our surgical patients. We will provide an update on the newest research, as well as recommendations from advisory groups and experts.

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Improving the Prognostic Value of Performance Measures By Radiographic Imaging

In the United States, the total projected cancer incidence is expected to increase by 45 percent, from 1.6 million to 2.3 million from 2010 to 2030. For many malignancies, surgical resection is the cornerstone of therapy and offers the only opportunity for cure.

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Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies

Peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM) consist of two broad groups – primary malignancies (mesotheliomas, desmoplastic round cell tumors and primary peritoneal carcinoma) and secondary malignancies, such as those originating from gastrointestinal (colorectal, appendiceal or gastric) or gynecological (ovarian) origin.

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Kidney Transplantation as Life-Saving Therapy

December 1954 marked the first successful human kidney transplant. Since that Nobel prize- winning event, progress in the field of solid-organ transplantation has been nothing short of miraculous.

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Patient-Centered Communication in Cancer Care

In 2007, The National Cancer Institute identified patient-centered communication as a clinical and research priority in the setting of multidisciplinary cancer care.

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The MCW General Surgery Residency - Family Ties and Traditions

The word tradition comes from the Latin word “traditionen,” which means “handing over, passing on.” Since the Edwin H. Ellison, MD, era, our General Surgery Residency Program (GS) has had a strong history of family ties and traditions, something important for our department’s heritage.

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The Role of the Intensivist in the Critical Care Unit

Intensive care medicine is a medical specialty that is relatively new compared to most other disciplines. The origin of intensive care medicine dates back to the early 20th century, and it came into more prominence in the 1950s with the development of mechanical ventilation.

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