Alyssa Strauss

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BACKGROUND Open rotator cuff repairs have led to excellent clinical results; however, several studies have linked postoperative structural integrity to patient outcomes. The purpose of this study is to prospectively assess postoperative cuff integrity after open rotator cuff repair and assess its relationship to clinical outcome. HYPOTHESIS Preoperative(More)
PURPOSE Peritoneal drainage (PD) constitutes a definitive therapy for a subset of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). We investigated the factors which may differentiate these patients from those who require a laparotomy (LAP) after initial PD. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all ELBW infants(More)
Moyamoya (“hazy puff-of-smoke”) disease represents a rare condition with progressive narrowing and occlusion of basal cranial vessels with secondary specific neoangiogenesis; we report on a 25-year-old primigravida with known moyamoya disease who suffered from acute bilateral intraventricular haemorrhage at 24 weeks gestation. She underwent bilateral(More)
Three clinical studies examined the effects of guanfacine as monotherapy. Study 1 was a double-blind, randomized, parallel trial with a placebo control with 26 patients with mild essential hypertension treated with 1-mg guanfacine or matching placebo daily at bedtime for 8 weeks. Pretreatment and posttreatment determinations of plasma volume, plasma(More)
Ectopic ureters associated with dysplastic kidneys remain a diagnostic dilemma. Ultrasound, endoscopy as well as intravenous urography do not always show correct urinary tract morphology and function. We report the case of a 6-year-old girl with continuous urine dribbling to demonstrate the diagnostic value of MR urography.
We report the effects of acute smoking cessation on transcutaneous oxygen (PtcO2) measurements in room air and with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) of an extremity at risk for amputation. The reports on cigarette smoking and PtcO2 do not discuss acute smoking cessation. PtcO2 measured 46 h after smoking cessation increased 10% while breathing room air and 34% with(More)
INTRODUCTION In bilateral VUR, Cohen cross-trigonal ureteric reimplantation is a popular but also controversial surgical approach. We present our own experience in a retrospective analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1990 and 2005, 41 children (26 girls, 15 boys) with bilateral reflux [92 renal units (RU)] underwent ureteric reimplantation. The mean age(More)