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Lay P Chase - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the proper technique for preparing allergen vials to be used in subcutaneous immunotherapy in the office setting, examine the potential for bacterial contamination during mixing and handling and associated risk factors and review the data relevant to contamination during vial mixing. RECENT FINDINGS: Existing literature ...
Cui Qingzhou - - 2009
Interconnect formation is critical for the assembly and integration of nanocomponents to enable nanoelectronics- and nanosystems-related applications. Recent progress on joining and interconnect formation of key nanomaterials, especially nanowires and carbon nanotubes, into functional circuits and/or prototype devices is reviewed. The nanosoldering technique through nanoscale lead-free solders is discussed in ...
Jung Sung-No - - 2009
In the microsurgical area, replantation of ear amputation by microvascular anastomosis is considered to be the best method in terms of texture, color, and shape. Only a few cases of successful ear replantation with microvascular anastomosis have been reported because the size of the vessels is very small, and identifying ...
Mink Jonah W - - 2009
BACKGROUND: With the increase in new technology and changing indications for tonsillectomy, the literature has exploded during the last 20 years with scores of publications reporting the relative effectiveness of many different techniques. Despite this "wealth of information," no single technique has been adopted by most surgeons. OBJECTIVES: To systematically ...
Okawada Manabu - - 2009
We encountered a case of pectus excavatum associated with accessory diaphragm that was successfully excised thoracoscopically during the Nuss procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time for this condition to be reported in the literature.
Sunkaraneni V S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Increased post-operative tonsillectomy haemorrhage rates have been observed following 'hot' tonsillectomy techniques, compared with 'cold steel' dissection. Post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rates and the degree of blood loss during guillotine tonsillectomy have not been reported in the recent literature. METHODS: This retrospective case note review assessed the degree of blood loss ...
Preinerstorfer Beatrix - - 2009
The most recent literature dealing with enantioselective separations and stereoselective analyses of chiral entities including especially pharmaceuticals, phytochemicals, biochemicals, agrochemicals, fine chemicals and specific test compounds by electromigration techniques such as CE, MEKC, MEEKC, CEC and microchip CE is reviewed. The review covers literature from 2007 until mid-2008, i.e. studies ...
Froján-Parga María Xesús - - 2009
This paper reports a case study in which the authors analyze the application of the debate technique in cognitive restructuring so as to obtain a deeper understanding of the relevant behavioral processes. The authors examined the recordings of a clinical case of low mood disorder and selected five debates that ...
Lee Su-Faye - - 2008
A 28-year-old woman undertaking in vitro fertilisation had a single day five blastocyst transferred, resulting in a monozygotic triplet pregnancy. This case report illustrates the potential for multiple pregnancies even after transfer of a single embryo. A literature review regarding monozygotic triplets following use of assisted reproductive techniques reveals that ...
Mason Barry Michael - - 2008
For certain selected cases, laparoscopic pyelolithotomy is a practical and effective method to manage renal stone disease. One such case is that of an ectopically located pelvic kidney with a large stone burden. Here, we describe our technique and provide what we feel is a trick to performing a key ...
Citak Mustafa - - 2009
The authors present a case of heterotopic ossification (HO) following a navigated high tibial osteotomy which necessitated a second surgical procedure. There is no evidence in the literature of HO following the use of invasive navigation reference markers. Although osseous reference marker fixation is the current standard technique, this case ...
Kim Kyung-Cheon - - 2008
PURPOSE: This study was performed to evaluate the incidence and cause of deformities associated with the suture-bridge technique in rotator cuff tears. METHODS: We performed a prospective review of a consecutive series of 100 shoulders with full-thickness tears (50 with medium tears, 43 with large tears, and 7 with massive ...
Kawoosa Altaf A - - 2008
Lengthening beyond 25% of the original segment length is an orthopaedic challenge. Substantial lengthening is fraught with complications such as joint contractures, refractures, nerve injuries and prolonged periods of consolidation. We report a case of massive lengthening in a 17-year-old boy in whom a 20 cm lengthening (57% lengthening) and ...
Park Jun-Beom - - 2008
The frenum exerts a pull upon the tissue and can lead to the continuation of the lesion, and the keratinized tissue provides increased resistance to the periodontium. Various techniques have been used to deepen the vestibule and increase the keratinized mucosa. However, there is no case report on correcting the ...
Moncrieff Marc - - 2008
This study describes a case report where there was uncertainty as to which lymph node was the sentinel lymph node postlymphadenectomy. The matter was resolved by using a novel technique to analyse the antimony levels of the tissue paraffin-embedded specimens. This is the first report of this technique being used ...
Merrell Greg - - 2008
This case discusses the technique, postoperative course, and functional outcomes 5 years after an amputation between the cartilaginous anlages of the growing carpus in a 7-year-old boy. The lunate remained attached to the arm, whereas the scaphoid and the remainder of the carpus were contained within the amputated part. After ...
Lewis Gladius - - 2008
The use of nanoindentation to determine nanomechanical properties of mineralized tissues has been investigated extensively. A detailed, critical, and comprehensive review of this literature is the subject of the present work. After stating the motivation for the review, a succinct presentation of the challenges, advantages, and disadvantages of the various ...
Burgetova A - - 2008
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) and extrapontine myelinolysis (EPM) are disorders frequently associated with serum osmotic imbalance. The prognosis is very variable from complete regression of clinical symptomatology to signs of significant quadruparesis, a vegetative state and death. We report the case of a 25-year-old man with a diagnosis of osmotic ...
Chung Benjamin I - - 2008
A retrocaval ureter is a rare entity that has traditionally been treated with open pyeloplasty techniques. In this paper, we describe the successful performance of a laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty for a retrocaval ureter and present important technical points. In reviewing the available literature about this technique, the laparoscopic approach should ...
Jeng Clifford L - - 2008
For decades, orthopedic surgeons have been looking for practical alternatives to ankle arthrodesis for the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. The most popular alternatives available today are total ankle replacement, supramalleolar osteotomy, and ankle distraction arthroplasty. Fresh bipolar osteochondral allograft of the ankle joint has been sporadically reported in the ...
Schuster M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The effect of resident training in anaesthesiology on operating room (OR) economics is an issue of debate. Comparisons of anaesthesia process times between residents and consultants might be systematically skewed by interactions of anaesthesia technique and patient factors. METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, we analysed anaesthesia process times ...
Flores-Lima Gerardo - - 2008
Gluteal implants are an interesting and unusual topic. This case report describes a series of mistakes made in one patient and how they were solved. This information may help many surgeons because of the absence of standardized protocols in the world literature. It is very important to clarify that the ...
Shabbir Muhammad - - 2008
Surgical closure of an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and transcatheter closure of ostium secundum ASD is an established form of therapy in selected patients. Only a few cases have been reported in literature when transcatheter closure of ASD was achieved successfully in a patient with residual postsurgical ASD. It is ...
Abrahams Matthew S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The use of ultrasound (US) for localization of neural structures allows real-time visualization of anatomy; however, variability in the arrangement of structures has been observed. The impact of these variations on the performance and outcome of regional anesthetic techniques remains unclear. We discuss possible anatomic explanations and correlation with ...
Vedamurthy Maya - - 2008
Fillers have become a common aesthetic treatment for several cosmetic problems. Several types of fillers are available from different sources and of different longevities. It is important that the treating physician be aware of the different techniques of administration and their possible side effects. This article reviews the available literature ...
Harney T J - - 2009
We report a rare case of iatrogenic tracheal tear during a three-stage oesophagectomy in a 76-year-old woman and review current literature. The tear occurred due to trauma from a double lumen endotracheal tube. We used a novel technique of repairing the tear, which extended to the carina, avoiding a second ...
Hammer Warren I - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To present a form of therapeutic mechanical load, Graston Technique (GT)-an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization method) in three case studies including supraspinatus tendinosis, Achilles tendinosis, and plantar fasciosis. METHOD: In each case study, case history and functional testing confirmed the presence of a condition characterized by degenerated soft tissue. ...
Stavropoulos S William - - 2008
PURPOSE: Removing a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter can be extremely difficult with the use of standard techniques if the filter is tilted and embedded in the wall of the IVC. The use of rigid endobronchial forceps has been described in case reports to remove embedded IVC filters, and ...
Klein Arnold W AW David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. - - 2008
Botulinum neurotoxin treatment is the most common aesthetic procedure in the United States. A number of serotypes and formulations are available worldwide. Similarities and differences among these toxins were evaluated by reviewing the existing literature. Reports of botulinum neurotoxin for aesthetic use, published in peer-reviewed literature or presented at recent ...
Zattoni Filiberto - - 2008
We report the feasible and safe use of the Amplatz Goose Neck Snare kit for avulsed ureter retrieval during ureteroscopy. A 49-year-old lady and a 61-year-old man complaining of urolithiasis underwent ureteroscopy; following stone fragmentation, and basketing avulsion of the ureter occurred. Using the Amplatz Goose Neck Snare kit it ...
Beine A - - 2008
Transfer of the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) to replace the power of the paralysed extensor digitorum communis and extensor pollicies longus has been described in the literature. However the use of FCU for strengthening flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) is relatively not widely known. In this report the use of the ...
Patil Sanjayagouda B - - 2008
A review of literature for ocular prosthesis is presented along with a case report of a geriatric patient. The evolution of ocular prosthesis, materials and methods, fabrication techniques for custom and stock eye prosthesis, delivery and after care for the ocular prosthesis are reviewed. A 74-year-old female patient who had ...
Muteti, E.N
This is a case report of ulnar dimelia (mirror hand). The literature review and a discussion of the classification systems of anomaly, variations, surgical techniques and the technique used in this patient are presented
Rempel Michael - - 2008
A growing number of courts mandate convicted domestic violence offenders to ongoing judicial monitoring. However, the effectiveness of monitoring has barely been examined with this population. Accordingly, matched samples were created between 387 offenders sentenced to judicial monitoring in the Bronx and 219 otherwise similar offenders whose sentences did not ...
Narayanan C D - - 2008
Abdominoplasty is a common surgical procedure that is performed either alone or in conjunction with other intra abdominal procedures. Seroma is a known occurrence after abdominoplasty and various techniques have been described to reduce the quantity and duration of seroma formation. We report a case of pseudocyst following abdominoplasty after ...
Ortegon Sergio M - - 2008
Effective obturation of the bilateral maxillectomy defect is a difficult task for the maxillofacial prosthodontist. Multidisciplinary treatment planning is essential to achieve adequate retention and function for the prosthesis. This clinical report describes an original technique of engaging the inner aspect of the nasal aperture to augment anterior retention of ...
Seza Apiliogullari - - 2008
The technique review by Arendt and Segal1in the Spring 2008 issue of Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology gives us broad insight on various causes of epidural analgesia failure. We would like to comment on the subject and share our experience.
Gips Hadas - - 2008
Pectus excavatum (PE) is a congenital sternal depression. The two most popular methods of correction are the highly modified Ravitch repair (HMRR) and the Nuss procedure. Presented here is a case of PE surgical correction in a 17.5-year-old male, beginning with the Nuss technique and converting to the HMRR during ...
Schieble Thomas - - 2008
We report a 7-year-old child who underwent brain MRI for a known seizure disorder. The technique used for general anesthesia included inhalation induction followed by placement of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for airway maintenance. Because the reviewing radiologist was unfamiliar with the use of an LMA during anesthesia, and ...
St Peter Shawn D - - 2007
Pectus excavatum is the most common chest wall deformity seen in the pediatric population. There have been a number of reports describing the operative correction of pectus excavatum, but scant literature is available describing removal of the substernal bar. This report describes a straightforward technique for removal of the substernal ...
Bouhadiba Nordeen - - 2007
Abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is reported with increasing frequency and is recognized to be responsible for complications not only related to the pressure effect on the contiguous structures, but a wide a variety of conditions, including hemorrhage and malignant transformation. Although there are only two reports in the literature of spontaneous ...
Shen X-Q - - 2008
We present a case of a 9-year old boy who underwent successful replantation of a completely amputated ear. Few reports have been published on replantation of children's ears that are completely avulsed. Venous drainage is a well-known factor contributing to the failure of completely amputated ear replantation. In this case, ...
Uslu Bengi - - 2007
This review summarizes recent progress in the development and application of solid electrodes to the screening of pharmaceutical dosage forms and biological fluids. Recent trends and advances in the electroanalytical chemistry of solid electrodes, microelectrodes and electrochemical sensors are reviewed. The varieties of solid electrodes and their basic physico-chemical properties ...
Soler J Agustin - - 2007
The repair of massive rotator cuff tears can be very challenging. Different surgical techniques are described in the literature, including debridement of the cuff with subacromial decompression, attempts at direct partial repair, various tendon transfers, shoulder hemiarthroplasty, reversed shoulder arthroplasty and allograft augmentation. Following favourable published evidence of the use ...
Spies Christian - - 2007
Transcatheter closure of large secundum atrial septal defects with deficient rims is difficult. Several techniques have been described to improve delivery of the occluder in anatomically challenging cases. Among these is a recently described technique using a modified delivery sheath with the creation of a bevel. However, the initial case ...
Oliver R - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Management of extra-tubal ectopic gestations remains an inadequately explored clinical field due to the rarity of the presentations. We present a synopsis of the management highlighted by our personal case series. METHOD: A literature search was conducted through Pubmed and Medline databases. We reviewed all cases presenting with extra-tubal ...
Crews James C - - 2007
Several variations on the technique for infraclavicular brachial plexus block have been described. The coracoid infraclavicular technique has become popular because of easily identified landmarks, reliable distribution of blockade, and low risk of respiratory complications such as pneumothorax. We report a case of pneumothorax in a patient after a coracoid ...
Ronco Claudio - - 2007
Hemodiafiltration (HDF) is an extracorporeal renal-replacement technique using a highly permeable membrane, in which diffusion and convection are conveniently combined to enhance solute removal in a wide spectrum of molecular weights. In this modality, ultrafiltration exceeds the desired fluid loss in the patient, and replacement fluid must be administered to ...
Meitzner Mark C - - 2007
An extensive literature review was undertaken to evaluate the best anesthetic practice for carotid endarterectomy surgery. Two anesthetic techniques were evaluated: general anesthetic with an endotracheal tube and regional anesthetic block. Three variables were reviewed with respect to significant clinical outcomes based on anesthetic technique. Relevant literature was obtained through ...
Leveque Marianne - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent vestibular disorder. Although it is easily cured with canal repositioning maneuvers for the majority of patients, it can be disabling in rare cases. For these patients, surgical solutions may be proposed. The aim of this article is to review the ...
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