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Thromboembolic disease is a known complication of ulcerative colitis, but is rarely reported in Crohn's disease. In this study, we have tried to determine if there are indeed coagulation abnormalities associated with these two diseases. Four groups of patients were studies: (1) patients with ulcerative colitis; (2) patients with Crohn's disease; (3)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a correlation between the level of parathyroid hormone (PTH) soon after thyroidectomy and the development of hypocalcemia. STUDY DESIGN Prospective series of 40 consecutive patients undergoing total thyroidectomy or completion thyroidectomy between January 2001 and October 2002. METHOD Ionized calcium was measured(More)
BACKGROUND P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is a membrane-bound efflux pump that is upregulated in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and participates in epithelial cytokine secretion. Eosinophilic CRS (ECRS) shares a similar cytokine profile with CRSwNP and is associated with significant inflammation and poor surgical outcomes. The goal of this(More)
The supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF) is increasingly employed for laryngectomy reconstruction with excellent success. Although tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) with intraoperative prosthesis placement is also positively reported, this is not described in patients following SCAIF. We review our experience with primary TEP with prosthesis placement(More)
The skull base is an intricate interface between the cranium and face allowing the passageway of vital structures. Anatomic conceptualization forms the platform for surgical approaches and solutions to skull base pathology. Understanding embryogenesis provides further depth into the pathophysiology of congenital defects. This chapter aims to highlight skull(More)
Objectives Patient preferences are crucial for the delivery of patient-centered care. Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) are an emerging quantitative methodology used for understanding these preferences. In this study, we employed DCE techniques to understand the preferences of patients presenting for an ear, nose, and throat clinic visit. Study Design DCE.(More)
Objectives While bacterial meningitis is a concerning complication after endoscopic skull base surgery, the diagnosis can be made without consideration for aseptic meningitis. This article aims to (1) present a patient with recurrent craniopharyngioma and multiple postoperative episodes of aseptic meningitis and (2) discuss the diagnosis and management of(More)
—Pulse shaping is examined as a means to improve the performance of a differential offset quadrature phase-shift keying system in a bandwidth-constrained environment. Through optimization with respect to a composite Nyquist criterion, the derived pulse shapes have comparable performance to a 4-differential quadrature phase-shift keying in an additive white(More)
BACKGROUND Itraconazole and clarithromycin are clinically effective in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) through incompletely understood anti-inflammatory properties. P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is overexpressed in CRS and inhibition results in decreased inflammatory cytokine secretion. Both itraconazole and clarithromycin have also been shown to have(More)
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