Alexis Lanteri Parcells

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Elderly patients in the USA account for 26-50% of all intensive care unit (ICU) admissions. The applicability of validated ICU scoring systems to predict outcomes in the "Oldest Old" is poorly documented. We evaluated the utility of three commonly used ICU scoring systems (SAPS II, SAPS III, and APACHE II) to predict clinical outcomes in patients > 90(More)
Figure 1. Dorsal hand wound after debridement of infection. DESCRIPTION A 58-year-old woman on immunosuppression therapy for a kidney transplant developed a paronychia refractory to antifungal or bedside debridement therapy. The infection rapidly progressed and required extensive operative debridement. Her resulting full-thickness dorsal hand defect(More)
1 Sir: L indocyanine green angiography (most often using the SPY Elite System [LifeCell Corp., Branchburg, N.J.]) is a recent technology that is frequently described in the literature as a method useful for assessing flap viability and preventing flap failure. Although most of the attention on angiography surrounds breast reconstruction, fewer studies have(More)
OBJECTIVE Management of full-thickness burn wounds represents a challenge when reconstructive options are not applicable. Fetal bovine dermal matrix is a bioactive collagen scaffold that assimilates into wounds and stimulates vascularization and dermal regeneration. METHODS We present the use of fetal bovine dermal scaffold PriMatrix in the treatment of a(More)