William E. Fisher
Baylor College of Medicine
CancerSurgeryPancreatic cancerGeneral surgeryMedicine
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#1Eve DubéH-Index: 15
#2Dominique GagnonH-Index: 8
Last. S. Michelle Driedger (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 15
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A number of countries have implemented vaccination in pregnancy as a strategy to reduce the burden of influenza and pertussis. The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of Canadian matern...
#1Kevin P. Shah (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 2
#2Katherine A. Baugh (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 2
Last. William E. Fisher (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 42
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Abstract Background With advances in cross-sectional imaging, pancreatic cysts are more frequently diagnosed and have become a common indication for pancreatectomy. The impact of pancreatectomy in these patients is important. The purpose of this study was to assess short-term outcomes, long-term nutritional status, quality of life (QOL), and pancreas function after pancreatectomy for cystic neoplasms. Materials and methods At a single institution, patients at least 3 y post-pancreatectomy for be...
OBJECTIVES:Pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) may be precancerous. Those likely to harbor high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or pancreatic cancer (PC) are targets for surgical resection. Current algorithms to predict advanced neoplasia (HGD/PC) in PCLs lack diagnostic accuracy. In pancreatic tissue and cyst f
#1Jocelynn L. Cook (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 13
#2Ashley Waddington (Queen's University)H-Index: 6
Last. William E. Fisher (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 42
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Abstract Objective Contraception is an important issue in the lives of women, their partners, and society. Canadians and their health care providers play a critical role in contraceptive decision making that influences individuals and Canadian society. The purpose of this study was to gather data on contraception-related knowledge, counselling, and prescribing practices of Canadian health care providers. Methods This project reported on the outcomes of an educational initiative, designed as a qu...
#1Brett L. Ecker (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 12
#2Charles M. Vollmer (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 40
Last. Paxton V. Dickson (UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center)H-Index: 8
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Importance Ampullary adenocarcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm that arises within the duodenal ampullary complex. The role of adjuvant therapy (AT) in the treatment of ampullary adenocarcinoma has not been clearly defined. Objective To determine if long-term survival after curative-intent resection of ampullary adenocarcinoma may be improved by selection of patients for AT directed by histologic subtype. Design, Setting, and Participants This multinational, retrospective cohort study was condu...
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#1Servando Hernandez Vargas (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 2
#2Susanne Kossatz (MSK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)H-Index: 10
Last. Ali Azhdarinia (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 21
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Purpose: Clinically available intraoperative imaging tools to assist surgeons in identifying occult lesions are limited and partially responsible for the high rate of disease recurrence in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Using the established clinical efficacy of radiolabeled somatostatin analogs as a model, we demonstrate the ability of a fluorescent somatostatin analog to selectively target tumors that overexpress somatostatin receptor subtype-2 (SSTR2) and demonstrate utility for ...
#1William E. Fisher (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 42
Abstract Objective Influenza vaccine uptake among Canadian pregnant individuals is suboptimal. Failure to incorporate vaccination into routine prenatal care and a lack of recommendations from healthcare providers are recognized as barriers to vaccination. The aim of this study was to assess Canadian maternity care providers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding influenza vaccination in pregnancy. Methods A cross-sectional Web-based questionnaire was sent during July and August 2017 to f...
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#1Katherine A. Baugh (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 2
#2Nicole Villafane (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 2
Last. George Van Buren (BCM: Baylor College of Medicine)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Background Identification of incidental pancreatic lesions is increasing because of advancements in imaging. Diagnosis remains a challenge for clinicians, with intrapancreatic accessory spleens (IPAS) posing a unique dilemma. IPAS are frequently resected because of inability to exclude alternate diagnoses, subjecting patients to unnecessary risk. The purpose of this study was to examine our institutional experience with IPAS and develop a multidisciplinary algorithm to improve preoperat...
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