Anna M Champlin

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to show the effectiveness of a new radiation protection method designed to decrease the amount of scatter radiation received by practitioners performing procedures under fluoroscopic guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS A sterile, disposable, lead-free surgical drape containing radiation protection material composed(More)
Three cases of MR with gadopentetate dimeglumine in patients diagnosed with cerebral death are presented. Observation of an MR "hot nose sign" and an "intravascular enhancement sign" provided additional imaging support in the clinical diagnosis of brain death. The MR findings in brain death include: 1) transtentorial and foramen magnum herniation, 2) absent(More)
Abscess formation from spilled gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is infrequent. However, if an abscess does form and contains the spilled stones simple percutaneous drainage will not resolve the dilemma of a recurrent abscess. Open drainage has previously been recommended to remove the retained stones and decrease recurrent abscess formation. We(More)
The development of aortoesophageal fistula after aortic repair is rare. We describe a patient who presented with hematemesis 4 months after emergent repair of a descending thoracic aortic dissection using a prosthetic graft. Diagnosis was supported by computed tomographic, angiographic, and endoscopic findings. Resection of the involved graft was performed(More)
Molar ratios of peptide-bound and free hydroxyproline:creatinine (OHPr:Cr) in urine were measured at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of age in two groups of very-low-birthweight (VLBW less than or equal to 1500 g) infants. Group A (15 infants) had radiographically confirmed fractures and (or) rickets (F/R); Group B (17 infants) did not. The urinary peptide-bound(More)
PURPOSE To establish the safety, efficacy, and value of preoperative angiography in the surgical management of thoracic and lumbar spine disease, in which it is important to avoid injury to the artery of Adamkiewicz or other vessels that supply the spinal cord. METHODS Sixty-one patients were evaluated primarily using digital subtraction angiography,(More)
The diagnosis of bilateral adrenal hemorrhage, a potentially fatal complication of anticoagulation therapy, can be made by computed tomography (CT) scan. We present a case of a heparinized patient with CT examination of the adrenal glands before and after the onset of acute adrenal insufficiency.
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