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Dexter Franklin - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: If a case has a high probability of taking longer than scheduled, then increasing the case's scheduled duration could reduce over-utilized operating room (OR) time. We studied surgeons' and schedulers' case scheduling behavior to evaluate whether such a strategy would be useful. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: University hospital. ...
Tanriverdi Orhan - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the learning curve in the training of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS: A total of 104 PCNL cases were included in this evaluation to define the learning curve of a surgeon with no previous experience at performing solo PCNL. Two parameters of expertise were reviewed, namely the operation ...
Tansel Turkan - - 2006
Pleural effusions after modified Fontan operations are unpredictable and contribute significantly to the morbidity and prolonged hospitalization. Chemical pleurodesis is widely performed in adults for malignant pleural effusions, but has found less chance of usage for benign cases or the cases with unidentified etiology. Although it is a safe and ...
Satoh Kaneshige - - 2006
Le Fort III midfacial distraction using internal and external devices is a well-accepted procedure for the midfacial retrusion of craniosynostosis syndrome patients. The authors described 20 consecutive series of Le Fort III midfacial distraction using internal distraction devices. Two types of devices were utilized. One type was a zygoma-skull device ...
Saravanan Balakrishnan - - 2008
This is a case report of a 53-yr-old gentleman with soft tissue inflammation of the thigh, secondary to delayed radionecrosis of rectum. He presented with this condition, one-and-half years after he had pre-operative radiotherapy and low anterior resection for Dukes'B adenocarcinoma of rectum. In this report we emphasise the need ...
Krupka Dan C - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Operating rooms are high-cost/high-revenue environments. In an era of rising costs and declining reimbursement, it is essential to optimize the effectiveness of the operating room suite, maximizing throughput of profitable cases while minimizing the costs of necessary, but unprofitable, procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Operating room management focuses on ...
Aslam S A - - 2007
AIM: To evaluate those cases that are suitable for operation by the junior ophthalmic trainee. METHODS: A prospective survey of 96 consecutive cases from five consultant lists for phacoemulsification over a 1 month period were preoperatively assessed for their suitability for the ophthalmic trainee using set criteria. A checklist was ...
Rice G Merrill - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Historically, U.S. Navy clinicians have used the U.S. Navy Dive Manual for guidance in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries incurred during hyper- or hypobaric operations. Based on this manual, paresthesias are considered to be central nervous system manifestations and thus are classified as Type II (severe) decompression sickness ...
Deveaux Peter G - - 2006
Extravasation of barium into the peritoneal cavity occurs rarely but has lethal results. We describe a case of extravasation from the small bowel that was initially managed medically before a planned, delayed operation. We discuss the benefit/risk of delayed operation and reoperation.
Hilmey David G - - 2005
Activation of the Beckmann rearrangement of the enantiopure spirocyclic keto oximes (-)-9 and (-)-12 has been initiated with four acidic promoters. In two cases (PPE and PPSE), concerted 1,2 shift of the anti carbon operates exclusively. This is not the case with PPA or Eaton's reagent, although optical activity is ...
Wright Isabel A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Colour Doppler ultrasound of endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is becoming an established imaging technique in identifying endoleak. Management and treatment of endoleak is determined in part by the exact nature of the endoleak, namely its type and whether it has single or multiple vessel inflow and outflow. To ...
Jo Cheolwoo - - 2005
The aim of this paper is to analyze and discriminate the pathological voice by separating signal into periodic and aperiodic parts. Separation was performed recursively from the residual signal of voice signal. Based on initial estimation of aperiodic part of spectrum, aperiodic part is decided from the extrapolation method. Periodic ...
Bruss D - - 2004
We introduce the notion of distributed quantum dense coding, i.e., the generalization of quantum dense coding to more than one sender and more than one receiver. We show that global operations (as compared to local operations) of the senders do not increase the information transfer capacity, in the case of ...
Calpur Osman U─čur - - 2004
In this article, we present 2 previously unreported cases of anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) that had a wide deltoid (triangular)-shaped tibial insertion in the coronal plane that caused impingement at the intercondylar notch, inferior parts of patellofemoral sulcus, and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Ligamentoplasty was used in both cases. ...
Tulikangas Paul K - - 2004
Anterior enterocele is an uncommon finding in patients with pelvic organ prolapse. We reviewed 490 consecutive operations for pelvic organ prolapse . Three anterior enteroceles were identified in a series of 193 enterocele repairs (1.6%). The presentation and treatment of each of these patients is reviewed.
Noguchi Soichi - - 2004
Vaginal agenesis is an uncommon, but not rare, condition. Although there are many methods for creating a neovagina, the optimal treatment is unknown. An 18-year-old woman with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome received vaginoplasty with a modified Wharton procedure using an artificial dermis (atelocollagen sponge). From 10 days after the operation, the patient ...
Fikkers Bernard G - - 2004
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Part 1: To describe cases of emphysema (subcutaneous and/or mediastinal) and pneumothorax after percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in a series of 326 patients, and to review the existing literature describing the incidence and possible mechanisms. Part 2: To analyze the potential mechanisms for the development of emphysema and ...
Tip A - - 2004
We investigate the limiting case of the Drude-Lorentz model for the complex electric permeability epsilon(omega)=1+chi;(omega) as the damping tends to zero. We find that epsilon(omega) becomes real except for a number of discrete frequencies. The Kramers-Kronig relations connecting the real and imaginary parts of chi;(omega) remain valid.
Parsons Myra - - 2003
This paper presents a literature review which pursues both sides of the labouring woman's oral intake debate--to fast or to feed the labouring woman. Part 1 provides an exploration of the phenomenon of gastric content aspiration associated with general anaesthesia and its historical and physiological underpinnings. Part 2 provides an ...
Barber N J - - 2003
Foreskin complaints in childhood, if not manageable conservatively, are usually treated by circumcision. A less radical surgical option, when balanitis xerotica obliterans is absent, is preputioplasty. We sent questionnaires to the parents of 23 boys who had had this procedure and 22 replied. Mean interval since operation was 20 months ...
Holland A J A - - 2003
The authors report a case of severe primary tracheomalacia in a 3-month-old boy. The left lobe of the enlarged thymus was resected at operation to facilitate aortopexy. The authors suggest a possible role for the enlarging thymus contributing to the delayed onset of the symptoms of tracheomalacia, despite the presence ...
Rotter I - - 2003
Exceptional points and double poles of the S matrix are both characterized by the coalescence of a pair of eigenvalues. In the first case, the coalescence causes a defect of the Hilbert space. In the second case, this is not so as shown in previous papers. Mathematically, the reason for ...
Onitsuka Atsuyoshi - - 2003
A metastatic liver carcinoma which developed from the pons hepatis and presented as an extrahepatic mass on ultrasonography and computed tomography is reported. There have been no other reports of hepatoma documenting the extrahepatic growth developed from the pons hepatis. Herein we study the frequency of the pons hepatis and ...
Schwartz David J - - 2003
PURPOSE: To identify factors associated with radiation exposure (RE) to operating room personnel during transperineal interstitial permanent prostate brachytherapy (TIPPB). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between May 1998 and December 2000, 155 patients underwent TIPPB with fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance. Data for each case included: operating room time (OT), anesthesia time (AT), ...
Lok Ingrid H - - 2003
Tubal occlusion using Filshie clip is one of the most commonly performed operations for female sterilization. It is usually a simple and safe procedure, and operative complications are uncommon. We report a rare case of spontaneous expulsion of a Filshie clip through the anterior abdominal wall 5 years after sterilization. ...
Bowen Warwick P - - 2002
We report the experimental transformation of quadrature entanglement between two optical beams into continuous variable polarization entanglement. We extend the inseparability criterion proposed by Duan et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2722 (2000)]] to polarization states and use it to quantify the entanglement. We propose an elaboration utilizing two quadrature ...
Fukuzawa Ryuji - - 2002
Microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial "dwarfism" (MOPD) is a group of disorders similar to Seckel syndrome. Three subtypes (types I-III) have been reported. We report here the first autopsy case of MOPD type II. The patient was a Japanese girl with typical clinical and radiological manifestations of MOPD type II. The manifestations ...
Mavi Ayfer - - 2002
The congenital absence of the right radius, scaphoid, trapezium, thumb and hypoplasia of the lunate are described in a 9-year-old boy. He had full extension of his elbow, while flexion motion was limited to 90 degrees. His hand was radially deviated. The thumb was absent. The index and middle fingers ...
Ahmad Ijaz - - 2002
INTRODUCTION: Carhart's notch (CN) is a false depression of bone conduction (BC) thresholds at 2-4 kHz initially described in cases of stapes fixation. This study was designed to estimate the incidence and assess the clinical significance of CN in cases of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children. PATIENTS AND ...
Kind Gabriel M - - 2002
Microvascular ear replantation is a rare event, having been reported only 25 times since the first case in 1980. It requires a lengthy operative time and hospital stay, results in multiple blood transfusions, and has a significant failure rate. Nevertheless, a successful ear replantation is a dramatic demonstration of the ...
Awan Mohammad Sohail - - 2002
Electrosurgery in the presence of volatile anesthetic gases has been associated with operating-room fires. We report a case in which an operating-room fire occurred while an intubated patient underwent electrosurgical tracheostomy. The fire in this case was caused by a combination of an oxygen-rich environment, a polyvinyl chloride tube, and ...
Nordin S - - 2002
Despite common occurrence, congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) is still a subject of controversy. It poses a significant problem with its unpredictable outcome, especially when the presentation for treatment is late. The true etiology remains unknown although many theories have been put forward. A standard management scheme is difficult as there ...
Meek M F - - 2001
Objective: "La maladie de Grisel" (Grisel's syndrome) is a spontaneously occurring atlantoaxial subluxation with torticollis. We present a case of atlantoaxial subluxation occurring in a 20-year period of pharyngoplasty surgery. The occurrence of a "spontaneous" atlantoaxial subluxation after oral cavity or pharynx operations is rare. Because some neck pain and ...
Keshvad A - - 2001
The literature directly and indirectly related to centric relation (CR) has been reviewed chronologically. More than 300 papers and quoted sections of books have been divided into three sections. The first two parts are related to CR. Studies in this group mainly compared, either the position of the mandibular condyle ...
Eggenberger E R - - 2000
Each year brings new scientific knowledge that builds on itself in a geometric fashion. Ocular motility basic and clinical neurosciences continue to advance with this accelerating pace. The years 1997 through 1998 brought new knowledge to the motility world. This review focuses on the clinical advances within this realm, presented ...
Friman P C - - 2000
This study examines the effects of a "transitional object" (surgical cloth) on the thumb sucking of a 3-year-old boy in two conditions: while sitting in the lap of his physical therapist and while alone in his crib. Sucking occurred when the cloth was present and did not occur when it ...
Nordström R E - - 2000
The authors present an unusual case of nasal tip deformity of the nose not mentioned in the literature. The nose tip presented hypertrophy of all the components of the crura and the cranial part of the lateral crus was rotated externally and widened. An extra dome was present bilaterally between ...
Takahashi N - - 1999
BACKGROUND: Imaging performed 36-48 h after metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) injection is being widely used in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. However, there are some difficult cases to diagnose due to a high concentration of MIBG remaining in the background. We studied the significance of scans on the 7th day after MIBG injection ...
Dixon L - - 1999
JIT II, conceived and implemented by the Bose Corporation in 1987, is currently being reviewed and tried in other U.S. companies, possibly because it fits well with two cutting-edge concepts, partnering and concurrent reengineering. This article presents a brief introduction to JIT II, lists the benefits that Bose has been ...
Zilelioglu G - - 1999
The authors report a case of balloon dacryocystoplasty in a patient who had a dilated lacrimal sac found in conventional surgery. A 52-year-old woman presented with persistent epiphora after a failed balloon dacryocystoplasty. She underwent an external dacryocystorhinostomy. The lacrimal sac was found to be dilated at its lower part, ...
Zubritsky E - - 1999
Whether you need an intensity reader or a multimode instrument, 96 wells or 1536, there's a microplate fluorometer for you.
Lalikos J F - - 1998
This case report documents a unique thumb reconstruction performed at the authors' institutions. The amputated dominant right thumb of a manual laborer was electively reconstructed with microvascular transfer of the previously partially amputated little finger from the same hand. At 1 year postoperatively, the patient returned to work with excellent ...
Anglani C - - 1998
A review of literature on endosperm texture determination and its relationship with milling performance is presented. Methods for measuring sorghum endosperm texture as abrasive, pearling and wet milling are reported. This review describes some indirect methods: time to grind by the Brabender microhardness tester (BHMT), resistance to grinding by the ...
Gibney M D - - 1998
Traumatic tattoos result from accidental deposition of pigmented particles in the dermis. Battery-operated devices should be added to the list of situations in which traumatic tattoos may arise. In this case, an iron-containing tattoo was removed by Mohs' micrographic surgery with an acceptable cosmetic result.
Chamyal P C - - 1997
Three rare and interesting cases of complete branchial cleft fistulae including two cases with unusual presentation are reported. Total excision of the fistulae was carried out by step ladder technique in all the three cases resulting in their successful surgical management. Relevant available literature on the subject has been reviewed.
Southern P M PM - - 1997
Some of the newer antimicrobial agents that have either appeared on the market, will probably soon appear, or that are being used in other parts of the world and are therefore worthy of our interest will be reviewed. The agents reviewed fall into the following four classes: antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, ...
McGregor J C - - 1997
Analysis of a consultant plastic surgeons elective theatre list over a 1-year period with a view to estimating case number, case work load and operating times indicated that the latter cannot be reliably used as a performance indicator. While operating time can be of interest in planning the composition of ...
Shankland W E WE - - 1996
In the first part of this series of two papers, the bursa of the tendon of the tensor veli palatini muscle was demonstrated and described histologically. In Part II, the symptoms and the process of diagnosis of bursitis of the hamular process is presented. Additionally, recommended treatment options will be ...
Agarwal S K - - 1996
Various devices for transcatheter ASD closure are undergoing clinical trials. Each new device claims advantages in terms of safety and efficacy over earlier devices. We report three cases in which a new investigational device--the Das angel wings--failed. Emergency operations were necessary for device retrieval and defect closure. The possible mechanisms ...
Anderson J R - - 1996
Surgical trainees need exposure to a wide variety of operations and a chance to operate under supervision. At the same time there is the over-riding responsibility to do the best for our patients. Cardiac surgery is dominated by coronary bypass surgery and the tendency has been to delegate easy coronary ...
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