Charles M. Friel
University of Virginia
Publications 67
#1Minyoung Kwak (UVA: University of Virginia)
#2James H. Mehaffey (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 10
Last.Charles M. Friel (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Background Obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer and possibly the formation of precancerous, colorectal polyps . Bariatric surgery is very effective for long-term weight loss; however, it is not known whether bariatric surgery decreases the risk of subsequent colonic neoplasia. We hypothesized that bariatric surgery would decrease the risk of developing colorectal lesions (new cancer and precancerous polyps). Methods We reviewed all patients ( n = 3,676) who underwent bariatric...
#1David F. Grabski (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 1
#2Bernadette J. Goudreau (UVA: University of Virginia)
Last.Charles M. Friel (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Background The inception of work hour restrictions for resident physicians in 2003 created controversial changes within surgery training programs. On a recent Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education survey at our institution, we noted a discrepancy between low recorded violations of the duty hour restrictions and the surgery resident’s perception of poor duty hour compliance. We sought to identify factors that lead to duty hour violations and to encourage accurate reporting...
Case Summary:A 69-year-old man presented with a rectal mass that was noted on physical examination. Flexible sigmoidoscopy confirmed the presence of a well-defined mass 3 cm from the anal verge (Fig. 1). Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis identified a 5.8-cm heterogeneous mass with intersphinc
#2Sook C. Hoang (University of Virginia Health System)
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Local excision for benign rectal lesions and T1 rectal cancers has become technically possible with the introduction of transanal endoscopic microsurgery and transanal minimally invasive surgery. This option is increasingly more appealing for both the patient and surgeon as it results in significantly reduced surgical morbidity compared to radical surgery. However, in some patients, local excision may reveal unfavorable pathological features that may then mandate radical resection. Immediate sal...
#1Sudheer R. Vemuru (UVA: University of Virginia)
#2Charles M. Friel (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 14
Last.Sook C. Hoang (UVA: University of Virginia)
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