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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 ...
Mitchell R J - - 1996
The literature on the setting mechanisms of dental amalgams made from powders of silver-rich alloys of tin and/or copper has been critically reviewed. In Part 1 of the review, the microstructure and phase content of recently set amalgams are described. The composition, morphology, and location of product phases are emphasized, ...
Ito T Y - - 1995
The history and operational results in the six years since the Kidney Stone Center of the Pacific opened in 1986 are summarized and compared to the published literature, with particular attention to Hawaii's unique racial composition. We hope that the results will enable us to improve our management of stones ...
Bricknell M C - - 1995
This paper is the first part of a two part review of the published literature reporting the military experience of heat illness. It summarises current concepts of the mechanisms for the development of heat illness. The reports of heat illness in the military medical literature from pre-World War 1 to ...
Fagan J J - - 1995
A prospective study of 50 adult quinsy tonsillectomy anaesthetics was performed. There were no significant anaesthetic or surgical complications and the mean intra-operative blood loss was 176 ml. The Mallampati score did not correlate with the Cormack and Lehane glottic view and there were no difficult intubations. Pre-operative trismus resolved ...
Bielecki K - - 1995
Postoperative wound infection is one of common problems in a surgical ward. In our surgical department, from 1988 to December 1992, 254 cases were operated on for colorectal diseases. The indications for these operations were as follows; colorectal carcinoma (191 cases), inflammatory bowel diseases (22 cases), diverticulitis (14 cases), and ...
Cohn A I - - 1995
Awake intubation using the Bullard laryngoscope can be comfortably and easily performed in the adult. Five cases are presented in which tracheal intubation was performed under topical anaesthesia with light intravenous sedation. In each case, topical anaesthesia was performed by insertion of a Guedel oral airway, with lidocaine ointment applied ...
Benson L S - - 1994
To assess the relationship between clinical presentation and response to treatment, we reviewed the management of 59 involved proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints in 22 patients with camptodactyly at a mean follow-up of 33 months. This population represented 24 cases of isolated infantile camptodactyly (type I), five cases of adolescent camptodactyly ...
Bricknell M C - - 1994
This paper presents the results of an audit undertaken one year after the introduction of ENT day-case surgery at a military hospital. Day-case surgery was introduced to use spare operating time in order to reduce the ENT waiting list. One year after the introduction of day-case surgery there was no ...
Chen Y F - - 1994
In reviewing 56 cases of aortico-left ventricular tunnel from 39 reported articles, none of the patients operated on were Oriental. In this report, a 4 month-old male infant was successfully operated on. The tunnel was closed with a Dacron patch on the aortic orifice. The child is now free from ...
Janse M J - - 1993
This review is the first of a two-part series of articles on "atrioventricular [AV] nodal reentry." The early clinical literature as well as the experimental studies are reviewed, and more recent morphologic data are presented, with the aim of clarifying whether the reentrant circuit is confined to the AV node, ...
Nakama S - - 1993
Sixty-six dogs suffering from intervertebral disk diseases on cervical and/or thoracolumbar disks were treated by a ventral fenestration. The breeds affected with disk diseases were Dachshund (65.1%), Beagle (15.2%), Shih Tsu (4.5%), Pekingese (4.5%), and others (18.2%). Sites suffered from disk diseases and received disk fenestration most frequently were from ...
Allen A C - - 1993
A review of the synthetic routes to phencyclidine (PCP, 1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)piperidine) available in the open literature is presented. The emphasis herein is directed toward the forensic investigation of clandestine PCP laboratories. Six published synthetic routes to PCP/analogs are discussed. Each method is rated for overall yield, degree of difficulty and potential ...
Gu Y D - - 1993
Fourteen failed cases of 325 patients who had undergone the operation of toe-to-hand transfer to reconstruct the thumb and/or the finger are reported. Five key factors were related to the survival of the transferred toe: two sets of arterial blood supply in the case of an arterial anomaly, the resection ...
Chatterjee H - - 1993
Six children, aged upto one year, with volvulus of the stomach are reported. Vomiting and regurgitation of feeds were the main presenting symptoms. Eventration of the left hemidiaphragm was present in four cases. Barium meal confirmed the diagnosis. Five cases were operated on through an abdominal approach. Plication of the ...
Coombs C J - - 1993
Suppurative tenosynovitis involving the digital fibrous flexor sheaths in the hand can be a devastating problem. A case is reported of tenosynovitis resulting from Echinoidea sp. (sea urchin) spines. The need for awareness of flexor sheath penetration is stressed. Early aggressive operative intervention by a hand surgeon will minimize the ...
Young K - - 1993
We present 3 patients with otopalatodigital (OPD) syndrome type II and omphalocele; 2 of the cases are brothers. There are now 6 known cases of OPD type I or II with omphalocele. We propose that this combination is not coincidental and discuss mechanisms that may result in the combination of ...
Blumberg A - - 1993
The first two cases reported in the literature of patients with immune-mediated type A gastritis with microcarcinoids (as part of a polyglandular syndrome type II in one) in combination with chronic glomerulonephritis are presented. Immune-mediated type A gastritis appears to be another immunologic disorder that can be associated with chronic ...
Aydin I H - - 1993
10 giant intracranial aneurysms in children were treated consecutively in Neurosurgical Department of Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey between 1985-1989. A total of 60 aneurysms of normal size were operated on in the same period. Of the ten cases 6 were male and 4 were female. All the patients were under ...
Drisko C L - - 1993
This review focuses on select current articles chosen for their unique contribution to the literature in scaling and root planing. New studies suggest that thorough root debridement can be achieved without overinstrumentation using certain sonic and ultrasonic scalers. Evaluation of residual plaque and calculus after instrumentation with hand- and power-driven ...
Fuse H - - 1992
Two cases of Klinefelter's syndrome with prepenile scrotum were presented. They underwent the operation for prepenile scrotum according to Glenn and Anderson's method. Thereafter urethroplasty was performed in each case. The decrease in response to testosterone in the target organ was noticed in 1 patient, suggesting that some androgen resistance ...
Beastall R H - - 1992
This case report describes an incident where a telephone operator suffered acoustic trauma from a subscriber blowing a whistle down a telephone mouthpiece, the sound being transmitted into the ear of the operator. Evidence of hearing loss persisted for several months before complete recovery was achieved. Comparison is made with ...
Andres C J - - 1992
Part I of a four-part report presents a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to physical property testing of materials for facial and somatoprostheses. The report was conducted in preparation for testing four current maxillofacial elastomers: MDX 4-4210, Silastic 4-4515, Medical Adhesive type A, and Epithane-3, and two recently introduced ...
Chen B X - - 1992
This is a review of the treatment of hallux valgus based on the paper material submitted to the First and Second Sino-American Conferences on Foot Disorders held in Beijing in 1987 and 1990. The data consisted of 676 cases (979 feet) from 10 major hospitals in China. There were 122 ...
Nonomura N - - 1992
A rare case of pharyngolaryngeal stenosis in Behçet's disease is reported. A 44-year-old female who had Behçet's disease for 13 years complained of dysphagia and dyspnea, and was referred to our hospital for treatment in May 1988. The bilateral meso-hypopharyngeal walls were swollen, and the epiglottis was edematously folded, occluding ...
Pazzaglia U E - - 1992
The authors review 26 patients who underwent either "in situ" extracapsular epiphysiodesis or intracapsular reduction followed by epiphysiodesis for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). A total of 32 operations were performed. In the first group (chronic grade II SCFE), no complications occurred in the 16 operations and the results were ...
Sarvesvaran R - - 1991
An adult male sustained a number of stab injuries and other injuries including a fatal stab injury to the neck. There was evidence of air embolism which was considered to be a major factor causing death. The discussion is in four parts. Part I is confined to the post mortem ...
Levine R S - - 1991
In order to achieve the greatest clinical benefit from the use of fluoride, we must understand its mechanism of action, so that fluoride can be given at the right time, by the best route, at the optimum dosage and in the most suitable form. The first article in this two-part ...
Hopper E - - 1991
Encapsulation is defined as a defence against annihilation anxiety. A theoretical orientation concerning the origins of this kind of anxiety is outlined, and the causal efficacy of early traumata is emphasized. On this basis, encapsulation is conceptualized as an introjective process through which attempts are made to fuse and confuse ...
Crane D L - - 1990
Retrieving metallic objects from teeth and canals produces anxiety, particularly if the dentist retrieving the object placed it there purposely, as in the case of a post, or inadvertently, as in the case of an accidental separation. Part I of this two-part series describes three methods that can be used ...
Lawson G M - - 1990
Increased use and availability of disc batteries has been reflected in the number of children presenting following ingestion of such batteries. An expectant, non operative policy is advocated. Battery manufacturers, however, recommend immediate removal of the battery. Two cases presented here illustrate contrasting modes of management, and highlight the unpredictability ...
Burns D R - - 1990
Part 2 follows the initial review of attachment partial dentures presented in Part 1 and considers the analysis of specific treatment requirements to provide a rationale for appropriate attachment selection. The tooth/tissue-supported removable partial denture is carefully reviewed and several treatment philosophies for attachment use in this situation are discussed.
Thein-Hlaing - - 1990
Patients aged 1 month to 12 years admitted with an acute abdominal surgical condition comprising 226 cases with and 206 cases without ascariasis, recorded in the operation theatre registers and in-patients clinical sheets, were studied in relation to morbidity, duration of operation and hospital stay and mortality. Annually, 7.5% of ...
Romics I - - 1990
A case of schwannoma in a 55-year-old male patient is reviewed. The diagnostic difficulties are pointed out in view of the literature. Currently, it is still difficult to form a diagnosis without operation either by physical examination or by other diagnostic procedures. That is the authors' point in reviewing their ...
Preza B - - 1990
Out of the 1,000 patients (girls, 2-18 years old) examined since 1984, there were identified 9 cases with classical symptoms of the Rett Syndrome. Geographically considered the cases were concentrated in three regions. First, in the eastern part of Albania (Korça-Pogradec-Peshkopia) and in the western-central part (Durrës-Tirana), within a distance ...
Xue Q C - - 1990
790 cases of cerebral astrocytoma, which consisted of 181 cases of astrocytoma grade I, 282 cases of grade II, and 327 cases of grade III-IV, histopathologically verified, are presented. The sex and age distribution, topographical distribution of the tumours, and clinical manifestations are analyzed. A total of 862 operations were ...
Hangloo V K - - 1989
The clinical presentation of 12 cases with biliary ascariasis is reported. Ultrasonography was employed to demonstrate worms in the gallbladder and common bile duct preoperatively. Ten cases were operated upon and operative findings were compared to assess the accuracy of sonography in biliary ascariasis. Our results show that ultrasonography can ...
Randle P M - - 1989
Ten cases of caecal diverticulitis are reviewed. Caecal diverticulitis is frequently diagnosed as appendicitis pre-operatively and is difficult to distinguish from carcinoma or inflammatory bowel disease intra-operatively. The average age of presentation is younger than that of left-sided colonic diverticulitis. Most of the diverticula are narrow-neck false diverticula. When diagnosed ...
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