Elyns Joural of Surgery

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Dr. DiGiacomo earned his Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and his Medical Degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. After his surgical residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. DiGiacomo completed a two year fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. DiGiacomo…

Name : Jody C. DiGiacomo
University : Nassau University Medical Center

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    Comparison of Aesthetic Results and Quality of Life after Breast Reconstruction by DIEP vs. PAP, SGAP, TUG and Latissimus Dorsi

    The donor site is rarely discussed when planning for breast reconstruction. The aesthetic outcome, and its impact on quality of life, plays an important role in patient satisfaction. We are comparing the SGAP (superior gluteal artery perforator) flap, PAP (profunda femoral artery perforator) flap, TUG (transverse upper gracilis) flap and LD (latissimus…

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    A Case Report of the Four-Year Elusive Retrohepatic Gallbladder

    Anomalous positions of the gallbladder have been reported previously in the literature, but more often than not in isolated incidences only. Whether it is left-sided, intrahepatic, suprahepatic, floating or retrohepatic like the case to be presented below, there have only been single case reports or small study reports written in the literature thus…

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    Pediatric Abdominal Trauma in Sub Saharan Africa

    Trauma is recognized as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. Trauma to the abdomen in children can occur isolated, but frequently, in association with other regions of the body. It is now being increasingly recognized as a significant health problem in African children. Whereas childhood infectious disease control had taken…

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PubMed Indexed Articles

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    Newborn Hearing Screenings in Human Immunodeficiency Virus- Exposed Uninfected Infants

    Perinatal HIV infection and congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may increase the risk for hearing loss. We examined 1,435 infants enrolled in the Surveillance Monitoring of ART Toxicities (SMARTT) study of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) network, a prospective study of the safety of in utero antiretroviral (ARV) exposures. We determined…

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    Health Literacy and Education Predict Nutrient Quality of Diet of Socioeconomically Diverse, Urban Adults

    Health literacy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions”. To be health literate, comprehensions as well as numeracy are needed. Health numeracy is defined as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity…

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    Optimization of a Clinically Relevant Model of White Matter Stroke in Mice: Histological and Functional Evidences

    White matter (WM) injury during stroke increases the risk of disability and gloomy prognosis of post-stroke rehabilitation. However, modeling of WM loss in rodents has proven to be challenging. We report improved WM injury models in male C57BL/6 mice. Mice were given either endothelin-1 (ET-1) or L-N5-(1-iminoethyl)ornitine (L-NIO) into the periventricular…

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