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Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the upper extremity has recently been recognized as being more common than previously reported (probably because of the increasingly frequent use of subclavian venous access). A retrospective review of patients in whom subclavian or axillary DVT had developed in the past 6 years (1980 to 1986) was conducted at the Akron(More)
Having major elective surgery within 6 months of an Acute Myocardial Infarction carries an increased risk of re-infarction and death. However delaying surgery in patients with proximal femoral neck fractures would most likely lead to complications secondary to prolonged immobilisation and also provide difficulties with regards to nursing care. The aim of(More)
Stress gastritis frequently occurs in association with shock or sepsis. Gastric mucosal ischemia appears to be a key feature in these critically ill patients. The University of Wisconsin cold preservation solution (UWS) is an isoosmolar, nonglucose-based perfusate that minimizes hypothermia-induced cell swelling and prevents intracellular acidosis and(More)
The management of traumatic biliary fistulas is controversial. New ideas in nonsurgical treatment have recently evolved, in part because of the rapid advancement of laporoscopic surgery. Three major concepts are important in managing biliary fistulas: diagnosis, drainage, and decompression. These concepts were applied to a trauma patient, then reviewed in(More)
An increasingly important subset of patients with biliary tract disease are those with acute cholecystitis. The indications for both routine or selective intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) during elective cholecystectomy may not be appropriate for this group. The utility of IOC in the presence of acute cholecystitis was examined. The medical records of(More)
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