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Landeiro J A - - 2000
The use of craniotomy to approach supratentorial lesions is quite well established in the literature. The use of craniotomy for posterior fossa approaches, however, is not well described. The aim of this article is to describe the technical aspects of this approach and to delineate the important landmarks. In our ...
Silfen R - - 2000
Some tribes in South Africa still practice ritual circumcision in adolescent boys. A traditional healer performs the procedure and, not uncommonly, amputation occurs. The authors present a case of a 20-year-old man who sustained a midshaft penile amputation as a result of a ritual circumcision. Treatment was with a modified ...
Sharma V K - - 2000
Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) is an effective method of enteral feeding. However, failure rates with this procedure remain high due to various technical problems. We describe a case where modifications in the technique and ultrasound guidance assisted in a difficult DPEJ placement. This technique has the potential to improve ...
Cochrane M G - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Patient compliance, inhalation devices, and inhalation techniques influence the effectiveness of inhaled medications. METHODS: This article presents the results of a systematic literature review of studies measuring compliance with inhaled corticosteroids, measuring inhalation technique with different inhalation devices, and estimating the proportion of inhaled drug that is deposited in ...
Bogert M C - - 2000
Replacement of a post-and-core restoration that has failed because of caries or fracture presents a restorative challenge to the general dentist. This case report describes a new technique that enables the utilization of an unremovable preexisting post in the fabrication of a new post-and-core complex. This complex served as a ...
Lee J N - - 2000
Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) is now being used by an increasing number of gynecologists. However, problems, such as the long operating time, the inherent difficulty of the technique, and limitations of the skills of the surgeons, still exist. Pelvic adhesion, especially in the vesicouterine reflection, may increase the difficulty ...
Silber S J - - 2000
Several recently published, or about to be published, controversial issues in operative andrology are clarified and reviewed in this paper. The microsurgical technique for sperm retrieval for nonobstructive azoospermia, the round spermatid controversy and the varicocoele dilemma (why does everybody keep doing varicocoelectomy for male factor infertility?) are presented with ...
Ludwig M - - 1999
Since intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has been introduced in the techniques for the non-causal treatment of severe male factor infertility failure of conventional in-vitro fertilisation and subsequent embryo transfer due to failed oocyte-fertilisation has become rare in these cases. Nonetheless, even in ICSI cycles cases occur where no transfer can ...
Chawla J S - - 1999
We report a technique of neodymium: YAG laser parabolic anterior capsulotomy in an extreme case of capsule contraction syndrome with complete occlusion of the central opening and intraocular lens (IOL) displacement. This technique achieves both optical and mechanical benefits of a clear visual axis and possible prevention of further IOL ...
Carlin J - - 1999
Two cases of fistulation into the seminal vesicles are described. One related to Crohn's disease and the other following surgery for carcinoma of the rectum. Both cases were diagnosed by CT sinography. This technique is described and is recommended when attempting to demonstrate the internal communications of difficult perineal fistulae ...
Bierig J R - - 1999
This Article discusses the use of statistical sampling in Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse audits. The author reviews cases in which government sampling methodologies have been challenged. Finally, the author describes the various alternatives available for challenging the validity of the statistical sampling used by the government in its ...
Matey P - - 1999
Three cases of complete amputation of the thumb are reported in which the amputated distal parts were not suitable for replantation. In all cases there were either complete or incomplete amputations of other digits. Two different techniques were used for thumb reconstruction: 1) pollicization of a partially amputated digit with ...
Davies J - - 1998
This review describes the technique of distraction osteogenesis, outlining its application and current developments for the correction of craniofacial anomalies. Also described are some of the difficulties and complications which can arise with speculation on how this may be overcome. Finally, there is an exploration of how this technique might ...
Concannon M J - - 1998
Ear amputation can leave a devastating deformity; the application of microsurgical replantation techniques has allowed very favorable aesthetic outcomes when successful. We report a case of ear replantation in a child in whom a venous repair was not performed; instead medicinal leeches were used to decompress the ear in the ...
Teus M A - - 1998
This continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) technique is for use in complicated surgical cases such as when the anterior chamber is shallow, the red reflex is not good, or eye movements are present. This technique is easier and safer in such cases because it uses a cystotome connected to a viscoelastic ...
Lack E B - - 1998
BACKGROUND: There has been much medical investigation and much public relations in the media regarding ultrasonic liposuction. With different methodologies and instrumentation for applying ultrasonic energy to soft tissue in conjunction with liposuction, there is appropriate confusion and skepticism in the medical community. OBJECTIVE: To present case reports that delineate ...
Murchison D F - - 1998
Anterior crown fractures in children and adolescents are a common form of injury, affecting approximately 25% of that population. Common restorative treatments such as composite bonding, laminate veneers, or full-coverage restorations tend to sacrifice healthy tooth structure and challenge dentists to match the adjacent unrestored dentition. Incisal edge fragment reattachment, ...
Belleannée G - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: To report long-term cytologic findings after treatment of congenital vaginal aplasia or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) using progressive traction of the vulvar tissues, or Vecchietti's technique (VT). STUDY DESIGN: In eight women with MRKH, neovaginal smears stained by the Harris-Schorr technique were collected 2-12 years after VT. RESULTS: Eosinophilic superficial ...
Caldwell R K - - 1998
Many methods of securing skin grafts to their recipient beds have been described. A review of the senior author's experience with facial skin cancers over a two-year period revealed that reconstruction with full-thickness skin grafts was employed in 60 of more than 500 cases. This series of 60 cases was ...
Rodríguez-Camps S - - 1998
The philosophy of this work is to revise an interesting way to compensate a lack of nasal volume. Autologous auricular cartilage is used to augment a hollow dorsum. In this way, we treat depressed, asymmetrical, and irregular dorsa. We have 10 years' experience with this technique, in a total of ...
Bennett Max R. - - 1998
The development of techniques for recording the electrical signs of transmission at single sympathetic varicosities has revealed considerable heterogeneity in the properties of transmission at different varicosities. The origin of these heterogeneities is considered in this short review.
Sternlo J E - - 1998
Since first commented upon by Lamarche in 1984, several cases of recurrent respiratory arrest after alfentanil infusions have been reported. In all these cases the alfentanil infusions have been used to supplement conventional anaesthetic techniques with nitrous oxide and/or inhalational agents and in most cases rather high total alfentanil doses ...
Chen D A - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: This report describes an alternative technique for exposure of the floor of the middle fossa. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive review of alternative middle fossa retraction techniques on a retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients undergoing middle fossa or combined petrosal craniotomy were studied. INTERVENTIONS: Dural elevation was ...
Fitch R B - - 1998
This article reviews previous literature and current conclusions regarding osteochondrosis dissecans in the canine tarsus since it was first reported only 20 years ago. Breed, signalment, and clinical characteristics can greatly aid the clinician in suspicion of this condition. Specific radiographic techniques for confirmation of osteochondrosis are discussed. Treatment options, ...
Kutta A - - 1998
PURPOSE: The technique of rotundovaginopexy after cystectomy in females is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four cases, two of them with over 12 months of follow-up are presented in whom this technique was used. RESULTS: Rotundovaginopexy stabilizes the vagina and thus prevents descent of the neobladder. Therefore the position of the ...
Pannek J - - 1998
The Kock pouch is a well-known standard technique for continent urinary diversion. If incontinence occurs, it is mostly related to insufficiency of the efferent nipple valve. We present the rare case of a young woman with a Kock pouch suffering from urine loss caused by a large cystoid in the ...
Redelmeier D A - - 1997
The case-crossover design is an innovative epidemiologic technique with distinct strengths and limitations. We review the fundamental logic of this self-matching non-randomized design and direct attention to 15 concerns related to the available data, unavailable data, analytic technique, quantitative statistics, and etiologic model. Implications for each concern are discussed in ...
Brodovsky S - - 1997
We present a rare case of bilateral question mark ears together with our method to correct the deformity. We discuss the developmental theory of this anomaly, and review the literature. We describe our technique to correct this deformity using advancement-rotation flaps taken from both sides of the ear cleft.
Lupo G - - 1997
The author, after a brief review of the main ideal size, proportion, and units of measurement of the nose, describes the historical techniques employed for cosmetic rhinoplasty. Particular attention is given to Sanvenero-Rosselli's cases. A paragraph is reserved for the history regarding the correction of saddle-nose and the main materials ...
Kaplowitz G J - - 1997
Dual arch impression procedures can produce accurate impressions and bite registrations for the fabrication of single crowns. To accomplish this, the dentist must select an appropriately sized and shaped tray, appropriate impression material and a dual arch impression procedure suitable for each case. Dual arch impression procedures can save impression ...
Leone M S - - 1997
We have been using the vertical mammaplasty technique with personal adjustments for reduction mammaplasty and glandular resection since 1989. There were 63 cases of aesthetic reduction mammaplasty and mastopexy and 38 cases of reduction mammaplasty and mastopexy contralateral to breast reconstruction with implants and/or autologous tissues performed during the period ...
Kind G M - - 1997
Since the first report of successful microsurgical ear replantation in 1980, there have been 12 other cases reported in the English literature. As the number of trained microsurgeons increases, the opportunity to treat the amputated ear with microsurgical techniques should become more common. The reported cases have involved a variety ...
Henderson J J - - 1997
In 10 cases of unexpected difficult tracheal intubation using the Macintosh laryngoscope blade, the larynx could not be seen. In each case, a good view was achieved using the Miller blade lateral to the tongue, which enabled tracheal intubation under direct vision. The results achieved using narrow, low-profile straight laryngoscope ...
Lin H Y HY Department of Anesthesiology, Provincial Tao-Yuan General Hospital, Taiwan, - - 1997
A case of pneumocephalus and respiratory depression after dural puncture during lumbar epidural analgesia is reported. The loss of resistance to air technique was employed to identify the epidural space. Severe respiratory depression and stuporous consciousness developed one hour after a bolus of 2 mg morphine was given epidurally at ...
Valioulis I - - 1997
The authors report a case of reversed rotation of the midgut in a neonate and review the embryology, the clinical and radiographic findings, and the operative techniques. They also present radiographs of their case, which are the first ever published of a neonate with this retroarterial type of reversed rotation.
Lingeman J E - - 1997
In this article, the author briefly reviews the early development of the lithotriptor, provides a detailed review of lithotriptors that are currently available, and gives an overview of the present extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy indications and techniques. The author also presents a brief overview of the results that are produced ...
Treacy S H - - 1997
The importance of the rotator interval in glenohumeral instability has become increasingly apparent as anatomic studies have illustrated a significant increase in inferior and posterior translations after sectioning of the coracohumeral and superior glenohumeral ligaments. Limited reports of this lesion exist in the literature, and all such lesions have been ...
Wirth B - - 1997
Ureteral stenting is a procedure of daily routine. There are however cases in which cystoscopic placement of a stent fails despite various technical aids. Percutaneous nephrostomy is usually performed in those patients. In some cases however it is no reasonable alternative. For these special cases we used a combined antegrade/retrograde ...
Végh A - - 1997
The author reports experience of 82 radical retropubic prostatectomies. In accordance with the length of isolable urethra two methods were applied. In one of the methods the bladder-neck was pulled down to the floor of the pelvis by a synthetic reabsorbable thread (40 cases), in the other method, the urethra-trunk ...
Hudson P A - - 1997
Establishing central intravenous access in the emergency department (ED) is often both crucial and difficult. In patients with nonexistant or ambiguous external anatomic landmarks, a real-time ultrasound guided approach to internal jugular vein cannulation is useful. In addition, the use of ultrasound guidance in internal jugular vein cannulation is supported ...
Moneer M M - - 1997
This study consists of a preliminary report of 94 cases with various types of inguinal hernias. All cases were repaired by a new technique, in which the herniotomy is performed via a preperitoneal approach and the repair is achieved by using a bipedicled flap from the external oblique aponeurosis, which ...
Aldegheri R - - 1997
The procedure for femoral callotasis is explained, and a series of 160 lengthenings is reviewed, 60 for limb length discrepancy and 100 for short stature. Callotasis was performed in 106 subjects with a mean age of 19 years. The mean healing index (HI) of 36 days per centimeter is related ...
Rehman M A - - 1997
Fibreoptic bronchoscopic guided tracheal intubation is often the first choice for clinicians familiar with the technique, when faced with a patient in whom tracheal intubation presents known or possible difficulties. Regardless of the technique chosen, anticipated and unanticipated problems may arise. We report three patients with known difficult airways that ...
Ousterhout D K - - 1996
This case report describes a technique used for correction of enophthalmos secondary to progressive hemifacial atrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome). The only previous described technique utilized an orbital floor implant, but this method was apparently only partially successful in correcting the conditions, i.e., it did not correct both the enophthalmos and the ...
Dieter R A RA - - 1996
Thoracoscopy has been utilized in a number of patients with unusual or difficult problems which were not resolved with standard thoracic techniques. These problems have been grouped in: infectious, tumour, iatrogenic and others. Personal experience and a survey of the literature on the subject show that thoracoscopy may be an ...
Takamatsu A - - 1996
In a series of 327 cases of head and neck microsurgical reconstruction during 22 years beginning in 1974, the authors have reviewed 16 cases in which the first choice of recipient vessels was not available. The problems of selecting alternative and appropriate recipient vessels are discussed. Recipient vessels could be ...
Fitzpatrick J J - - 1996
Out of a total of more than 300 radiographic identifications made by one of us (JJF), there were 11 cases in which radiologic adjuncts were used because the antemortem radiographs were either miniaturized or because anatomical landmarks could not be clearly discerned. The techniques used included slide projection (two cases), ...
Katzav J - - 1996
Between 1977 and 1995, nine stapedectomies using the Robinson-vein graft technique were performed in six high-performance airplane pilots diagnosed with otosclerosis. All of them returned to full active duty after stapedectomy without any vestibular symptoms. These cases illustrate that it can be safe for fighter or test pilots to return ...
Konstantinović V S - - 1996
Refinement of the Fries and Webster modifications of the Bernard principle for reconstruction of the lower lip is described. The refinement consists of changing the direction of the incision from the angle of the mouth, which is made along a line passing laterally and curving downward, instead of slightly upward. ...
Titomir L I - - 1996
Techniques for noninvasive observation of heart states play an important part in experimental and therapeutic cardiology. The objective of this work is to describe a new method for intelligible pictorial representation of data acquired by an orthogonal electrocardiographic lead system and demonstration of possibilities of this method in estimating the ...
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