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Trerotola Scott O - - 2007
PURPOSE: To analyze the patterns of postplacement tip malposition in peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) placed at bedside, and to describe results of bedside and imaging-guided correction of tip malposition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With use of a quality assurance database, all episodes of tip malposition in PICCs placed at bedside ...
Hochman Mark N - - 2007
This article will review standard techniques for intraligamentary injection and describe the technology and technique behind a new single-tooth anesthesia system. This system and technique represents a technological advancement and a greater understanding of intraligamentary anesthesia.
Lannon Benjamin M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To present two case reports of techniques for removal of the Essure (Conceptus, Inc., Mountain View, CA) hysteroscopic tubal occlusion device. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Two women requesting removal of Essure devices because of persistent pelvic pain up to 6 weeks after placement. INTERVENTION(S): Hysteroscopic ...
Kudo Mikihiko - - 2007
PURPOSE: The most difficult aspect of chordal replacement in a mitral valve repair using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) sutures, is determining the appropriate length of artificial chorda and ligation of the ePTFE sutures without the knot sliding. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We adopted a loop technique reported by Mohr et al. in ...
Bruce W J - - 2007
The triple tibial osteotomy (TTO) is a technique which combines the features of tibial tuberosity advancement and wedge osteotomy for the treatment of complete and partial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs. In this paper, the technique is described and the results of a prospective study of 64 consecutive cases are ...
Tebb A I - - 2007
This report describes a case of Angiostonglyus vasorum infection, sometimes referred to as French heartworm disease, in a dog imported into Western Australia from the United Kingdom. Diagnosis was made by identification of first stage larvae on fine needle aspiration of a consolidated lung lobe. First stage larvae were also ...
Bhat Aruna M - - 2007
This article presents a case report of a completely edentulous patient with palatal insufficiency successfully rehabilitated with closed hollow bulb obturator prosthesis and also describes a simple technique for fabricating a two-piece hollow bulb obturator that allows for control of the bulb's wall thickness and weight of the prosthesis.
D'Anna Nunzio - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of a dermal biopsy punch for accurate and quick removal of ectopic cilia in dogs. ANIMALS STUDIED: This study reports the treatment of ectopic cilia detected in 12 dogs during the period from June 2002 to December 2004. Five cases were affected with ectopic cilia ...
Khan Humayun A - - 2007
A case is presented where the common insertion of the upper and lower canaliculus of the lacrimal sac was repaired using endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR) techniques, with silicone stenting and securing of stents intranasally.
Mukai Moses - - 2007
The transobturator sling procedure is a relatively new technique as compared to the retropubic version. The functional differences between these two procedures are largely unknown. Two cases of failed transobturator slings are reported. In both cases, the procedure was done under local anesthesia and a cough stress test was performed ...
Patel A K AK Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Urology Research Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, - - 2006
Recently there has been considerable original research into the use of the botulinum neurotoxins in idiopathic detrusor overactivity (DO). This common condition underlies the overactive bladder syndrome in a significant proportion of cases and was previously known as idiopathic detrusor instability. Failure of initial pharmacotherapy in this condition leaves few ...
Dildy Gary A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our experience with the "pelvic pressure pack," a surgical technique for controlling posthysterectomy bleeding. METHODS: This is an observational descriptive report of cases collected by the authors during the years 1968-2006. Packs were constructed of various materials (eg, pillow cases, gauze sheets, plastic X-ray cassette drapes, or ...
Anderson A J - - 2006
Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation in adults is usually fatal and survival without neurological deficit is rare. The surgical management of those who do survive is difficult and controversial. Most authorities recommend posterior occipitoaxial fusion, but this compromises cervical rotation. We describe a case in which a patient with a traumatic atlanto-occipital ...
Steffen Armin - - 2006
A failed ear reattachment tends to complicate subsequent reconstruction with autogenous rib cartilage. The various reattachment methods differ in technical demand, in the secondary damage of periauricular tissue, and in aesthetic outcome. In the past 25 years, the microsurgical method has proven to be especially successful. The aim of this ...
Shin Ji Hoon - - 2006
A technique is presented for catheterization of an obstructed bronchus when use of a conventional vascular catheter has failed. In some cases, strictures become too stenotic or blunt for passage of a guidewire, making further intervention impossible. We attempted to negotiate a stricture opening using a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt ...
Aquavella James V - - 2006
PURPOSE: To compare and contrast the techniques and results of keratoprosthesis (KPro) using the Cardona device (1975-1985) with those related to the use of the Dohlman-Doane type 1 device (2003-2005). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 31 cases of Cardona KPro implanted between 1975 and 1981 and a review ...
Franco Diogo - - 2008
Supernumerary nostrils are extremely rare. A review of the literature revealed 21 published cases since 1906. We present a case of supernumerary nostril located above and to the side of the left nostril in a male patient. We discuss differences between published reports, surgical techniques proposed, and the outcome of ...
Reiner Eric J - - 2006
Analytical techniques for the determination of polychorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) and dioxin-like PCBs (DLPCB) are reviewed. The focus of the review is on recent advances in methodology and analytical procedures. The paper also reviews toxicology, the development of toxic equivalent factors (TEF) and the determination of toxic equivalent ...
Paw H G W - - 2006
Cricothyroidotomy is a well established technique of airway management in emergency situations where translaryngeal intubation cannot be achieved. This case report describes a case where cricothyroidotomy was used for elective ventilation for short period of 48 hours in a patient who had a vocal cord palsy, supraglottic oedema and inflammation. ...
Kos Maria Izabel - - 2006
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is rare, and surgery is indicated in only a very small number of cases. Transcanal singular neurectomy is considered a difficult and risky procedure possibly leading to hearing loss and vertigo. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the singular ...
Sortini D - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Several techniques for localizing pulmonary nodules have been described, but the advantages and disadvantages of each method remain unclear. We reviewed ultrasound, endofinger, finger palpation and wait and watch, radioguided, vital dye, fluoroscopic, agar marking, and needle wire methods for localizing pulmonary nodules. METHODS: Original, peer-reviewed, and full-length articles ...
Sharma Namrata - - 2006
PURPOSE: To review the indications, techniques, and results of retreatment LASIK. METHODS: Review of the literature and the authors' experience. RESULTS: Patient selection is the key to successful LASIK enhancement. The enhancement procedure should generally be undertaken 3 months after the initial LASIK procedure. Relifting of the flap may be ...
Alexander Cameron - - 2006
Over 1450 references to original papers, reviews and monographs have herein been collected to document the development of molecular imprinting science and technology from the serendipitous discovery of Polyakov in 1931 to recent attempts to implement and understand the principles underlying the technique and its use in a range of ...
Wallenius M - - 2006
This paper describes the methodology and analytical methods used in nuclear forensic investigations. Two case studies are taken as examples to illustrate this. These examples represent typical cases that have been analysed at the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) since last 10 years, i.e. the beginning of the illicit trafficking ...
Soueid Nassif Elias - - 2006
We present a unique case in which a dog bite resulted in total full-thickness upper eyelid avulsion in a young Caucasian female. The eyelid was replanted using meticulous microsurgical techniques reanastamosing the arterial supply. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a successful microvascular replantation of a ...
Keim Jessica L - - 2006
The application of robotic technology to laparoscopic surgery has the potential to revolutionize the entire field of urology. The use of robotic-assisted radical cystectomy has been demonstrated in the literature only within the past 3 years, as much of the reconstruction and urinary diversion techniques associated with radical cystectomy are ...
Karao─čuz Ahmet - - 2006
Fifty-nine avulsed fingers were managed between May 1986-December 2004. Of 59 cases, 39 (66%) were treated with microsurgical techniques, and the remaining 20 cases (34%) were treated in the conventional manner. Follow-up time varied between 9-18 years. All cases were classified according to the Kay-Wolff classification. Replantation was done in ...
Hamood Hatem - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: The DES era has increased the demand on PCI-based revascularization and lesion complexity. One of the technical problems still limiting success rates in complex PCI is limited device deliverability. This work describes a new technique to improve deliverability. METHODS: When deliverability was limited during PCI, a second 0.014-inch guide ...
Kyrmizakis Dionysios E - - 2006
Traumatic auricular amputation due to human bite is not a common event. Nonetheless, it constitutes a difficult challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. Microsurgery can be performed in some cases, but most microsurgical techniques are complex and their use can only be advocated in specialized centers. Replantation of a severed ear ...
Whatling G M - - 2006
The procedure for distal interlocking of intramedullary nails can be difficult and time consuming. Following nail insertion, the problems associated with the location of the distal holes and correct screw placements are well known. Numerous techniques and devices have been proposed to aid distal targeting, in attempts to overcome some ...
Vydt Tom - - 2006
Underdeployment of stents is a major cause of restenosis. Standard cinegraphic visualisation has its shortcomings. We present a case in which we used a new technique, called StentBoost. This new technique enabled us to diagnose an undeployed stent as cause of a proximal restenosis problem, with direct major therapeutic consequences.
Lee Arthur T - - 2005
We present a case of compartment syndrome of the thigh due to blunt injury in a Division I American football player managed with fasciotomy and vacuum-assisted wound closure. This case report discusses the vacuum-assisted wound closure dressing as an alternative to more traditional closure techniques such as suture retention devices ...
Stella Mattia - - 2005
AIM OF THE STUDY: Conservative operative management of a splenic injury has become more and more employed in order to preserve the immune function of the organ. CASE REPORT: A case of a rupture of the spleen successfully treated with the use of a radiofrequency thermal energy generator is eported. ...
Woodmansey Karl - - 2005
Although overshadowed by intraosseous anesthesia and the periodontal ligament injection, intraseptal anesthesia remains a useful local anesthesia technique for general dentists. Intraseptal anesthesia can be employed with safety and efficacy as an alternative to conventional local infiltration or regional nerve block injections. It also can serve as an adjunctive technique ...
Adams Bradley J - - 2006
A case is reported that involves the commingled skeletal remains of two individuals who died in a helicopter crash in 1969 during the Vietnam War. The incomplete portions of two bodies were initially recovered soon after the crash. These portions were identified by personnel at a U.S. Army Mortuary in ...
Torrigiani Maria Grazia Vassallo - - 2005
Something that happened to one of the authors recently led them to re?ect upon what the analyst's falling ill may represent and the problems it may give rise to in the analytic relationship. Such an eventuality injects a massive dose of the analyst's personal reality into the analytic space, thereby ...
Al-Zahrani Mohammad S - - 2005
Several techniques using subepithelial connective tissue for root coverage have recently been described in the periodontal literature. The predictability of such procedures, however, varies among the different reports. The factors responsible for these differences are not fully understood. The purpose of this article is to review and comment on factors ...
Malsby Robert R - - 2005
This case report details the walking donor transfusion (WDT) option for management of exsanguinating hemorrhage performed in an austere environment. It has civilian application in situations in which local blood supply is overwhelmed by demand due to a natural or manmade (ie, terrorist) disaster. WDT is discussed in light of ...
Zambelli Daniele - - 2005
Many studies have reported new reproductive techniques for reproduction in endangered non-domestic felids. Artificial insemination is an important tool for developing breeding programs. This manuscript reviews recent progress in feline artificial insemination, with particular emphasis on intrauterine sperm deposition. Intrauterine insemination of felids results in higher fertilization rates than intravaginal ...
Yu Gerard V - - 2005
Amputation at the level of the ankle joint is a valuable, yet underused procedure for a variety of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. The procedure can provide a comfortable and durable stump that allows a lower extremity amputee to function with minimal disability. The indications, surgical technique, and postoperative ...
Fischer Melissa C - - 2005
PURPOSE: We investigate the surgeon and factors behind the first report of successful orchiopexy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the first reports of orchiopexy, and the work and writings concerning Thomas Annandale and the time in which he practiced. RESULTS: Annandale was a surgeon in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the late ...
Davies Stephen J - - 2005
The aim of this study was to determine whether the occlusal sketch technique can be used as a reliable means of verifying the occlusal contacts on articulated casts. Occlusal markings were made on 30 sets of upper and lower dentate casts and these were recorded using the 'occlusal sketch' technique. ...
Dowsing Paul - - 2005
Case reports form an invaluable source of learning and discussion material. The aim of this article is to provide some guidance to help authors who are thinking of submitting reports for future publication. Some common pitfalls are highlighted, as well as useful hints to increase the authors' chances of publication. ...
Noguchi Akio - - 2005
The anterior clinoid process (ACP), located on the skull base, is a relatively small structure, although its removal provides enormous gain in facilitating the management of lesions--either tumors or aneurysms--in the paraclinoid region and upper basilar artery. The extensive surgical field gained contributes to safer exposure of the neurovascular elements ...
Bowlus Rachel A - - 2005
Pneumogastrography utilizes negative contrast media such as air or carbonated beverages to improve visualization of luminal contents and mucosal surfaces within the stomach. Pneumogastrography as a diagnostic technique in cases of gastric disease has not been widely described in the veterinary literature and is a procedure that may yield additional ...
Miranda C - - 2005
In order to document the characteristics of extragenital Mycoplasma hominis infections, the clinical features of 36 cases in which M. hominis was isolated from extragenital sites of adult patients were reviewed. In most cases, the organism was detected in conventional bacterial cultures (from specimens obtained from surgical and immunosuppressed patients) ...
Joseph J - - 2005
Microsporidia are eukaryotic, spore forming obligate intracellular parasites, first recognized over 100 years ago. Microsporidia are becoming increasingly recognized as infectious pathogens causing intestinal, ocular, sinus, pulmonary, muscular and renal diseases, in both immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients. Ocular microsporidiosis, though uncommon, could be isolated or part of systemic infections. It ...
Sherwal B L - - 2005
This study was undertaken to discover a feasible transport media for the transportation of ocular microbiological material from the periphery to the central laboratory. A total of 94 cases of ocular infection with clinical diagnosis of conjunctivitis and keratitis were studied. In all cases, two representative microbiological samples were collected, ...
Vandana K L - - 2005
In recent years, stronger need for esthetics and growing cosmetic demand for a pleasing smile has made many individuals more conscious of the recession on facial aspect of the teeth. Here we report a case illustrating treatment for facial gingival recession using modified Langer and Langer technique. The clinical results ...
Piccione G - - 2005
Definition of the temporal characteristics of cardiovascular rhythms is of scientific interest. This article reviews the literature on the rhythmic pattern of some cardiovascular parameters in domestic animals, providing greater understanding of general chronobiological processes in mammals. The techniques of the chronophysiological studies have been applied in domestic species to ...
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