Pamela S Haan

Pamela S Haan
Michigan State University | MSU · Department of Surgery

RN, BSN

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Background:. We transitioned our hand practice from the operating room (OR) to our office-based procedure room (OPR) to offer wide-awake, local anesthesia, no tourniquet (WALANT). We have established that using wide-awake virtual reality improves patient comfort and anxiety during wide-awake procedures and helps facilitate our patients’ choice of v...
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Background Elucidating how robotic skills are best obtained will enable surgeons to best develop future robotic training programs. We perform a randomized controlled trial to assess the performance of robotic compared to laparoscopic surgery, transference of pre-existing skills between the two modalities, and to assess the learning curve between th...
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Background: The physical, psychological, social, and spiritual quality of life (QoL) may be affected by breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, with mixed findings for psychological quality of life and cognitive ability performance. The present study aimed to evaluate QoL in women over 1 year from biopsy for a breast abnormality. Methods: Self-repor...
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Background The use of epinephrine for hand surgery has been rising over the past decade following the popularization of Wide Awake Local Anesthetic No Tourniquet (WALANT). Traditional teaching from the 20th century forbade the use of epinephrine claiming it could induce digital ischemia, yet trial data now contradicts this assumption. Purpose Digi...
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Surgical injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) is a significant complication of head and neck surgery due to the potential for significant, permanent functional disability. Originally recommended by Lahey in 1938, intraoperative identification and protection of the nerve, remains the gold standard for minimizing RLN injury. Over time howeve...
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Background The influence of visual-spatial discordance during training on laparoscopic skills is poorly understood. It has been proposed that training in visual-spatial discordant situations can improve performance in the forward alignment, which was the basis of our hypothesis. Our study’s aim was to conduct a randomized control trial to explore t...
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Background: Elective complex ventral hernia repairs, done using synthetic mesh in patients with comorbidities, can result in mesh related complications such as hernia recurrence or infection. We studied hernia recurrence and surgical site occurrences after elective complex repairs in predominately clean cases using biologic mesh and examined the i...
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Wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet surgery has been shown to decrease cost and hospital length of stay. The authors studied the use of virtual reality during wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet outpatient upper extremity surgery to assess its effect on patient pain, anxiety and fun. Patients undergoing wide-awake local anesthesia no to...
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To examine the blood leukocyte expression of 22 sex steroid metabolic/signaling genes according to female reproductive status. Michigan Fisheaters' Cohort participants underwent blood collection during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle or randomly in non-menstruating participants. Gene expression (GE) was measured using Taqman hydrolysis prob...
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Reliable techniques to measure polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners make the clearer definition of their effects on human health possible. Given that PCBs are classified as endocrine disrupters, we sought to explore the expression of some key genes involved in sex steroid metabolism. To examine common classification schemes of PCB congeners and...
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Using grounded theory, a multidisciplinary study team compared the narratives of 30 women who had recently experienced a breast cancer scare. Even though 10 women received a benign diagnosis, all women reported a difficult time prediagnosis, characterized by an array of emotions and contemplation of the meaning of life. Diagnosis separated the two...
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To determine whether prenatal exposure to dichlorodiphenyl ethylene (DDE) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and concurrent exposure to DDE, PCBs and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) affect gene expression of aromatase (CYP19A1), 17-α-hydroxylase (CYP17A1), and oestrogen receptors α and β (ESR 1 and ESR2). Based on maternal PCB and DDE level...
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This study was designed to develop and validate a method for enhancing spiritual feelings, particularly in women who have received a diagnosis of breast cancer. The protocol specifically was developed to be used in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. Eighteen breast cancer survivors rated pictures for their ability to enhance feel...
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This study investigates associations between gene expressions of aromatase (CYP19), 17α hydroxylase (CYP17), and estrogen receptors α and β and anthropometric measurements in offspring of the Michigan fish eater cohort. Leg and trunk length, height, weight, and BMI and gene expression in peripheral blood cells were measured in offspring of the Mich...
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It seems paradoxical that both increased height and earlier age at menarche (which predicts for shorter stature) are both associated with increased breast cancer risk. Retrospective data from a parental cohort coupled with prospective interviews with and anthropometric measurements from their daughters were used. Multivariable linear regression ana...
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To investigate the effect of prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethylene (DDE) on weight, height and body mass index (BMI) in adult female offspring of the Michigan fisheater cohort examined between 1973 and 1991. 259 mothers from the Michigan fisheater cohort were studied. Prenatal exposure to PCBs a...

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