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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 ...
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 ...
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