The aim of this study was to compare outcomes within the APBP between the 3.5 mm and 4.8 mm stapler heights used to fashion the GJ during LRYGB.
In this study, we retrospectively compared the outcomes of patients who underwent a standardized LRYGB within the APBP using either a 4.8 mm or 3.5 mm circular stapler height to fashion the GJ.
We recognize that our reported rates of bleeding requiring a blood transfusion are higher than the literature; however, the transfusion threshold within the APBP is quite liberal and may account for the discrepancy.
At the outset of the course, I decided that students would complete fifteen hours of service at APBP opening letters from inmates, filling the orders, and packaging the orders to be sent.
As a result of the surveys and several in-class discussions, the students, APBP, and I collectively decided to change the hours of service from fifteen to ten.
Katy Ryan's visit fostered active discussion and questions from the class about why and how APBP operates.
I really enjoyed visiting your class yesterday, and I am excited about your participation in the Appalachian Prison Book Project (APBP).