Arthur H Combs

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Distal clavicle resection has been an effective procedure for treatment of acromioclavicular arthritis. The conventional open surgical technique involves deltoid detachment and reattachment, which may cause postoperative weakness and requires protection during the postoperative period to allow for healing. Arthroscopic acromioclavicular joint resection has(More)
Qualitative and quantitative measurement of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in respiratory gases is readily available with current technology. End-tidal CO2 (PetCO2) monitoring, whether by qualitative colorimetric methods or by solid-state spectrophotometric techniques, is becoming increasingly valuable in the Emergency Department (ED). These(More)
Having previously described some of the attitudes of health care providers toward resuscitation for themselves, based on an individual's beliefs about the likelihood of success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the differences among attitudes of physicians at different levels of training have now been assessed. A multi-question survey was sent to(More)
A 20-year-old female presented with a 12-week history of a penetrating wound by a pointed wooden slat to the dorsum of her right foot. She had persistent pain, swelling, and an open wound. Initial radiographs were normal, and three surgical explorations failed to find a foreign body. Later radiographs showed erosion of the second metatarsal. Computed(More)
I n this issue of Critical Care Medicine, the study by Dr. Render and colleagues (1) is a well thought out, comprehensive validation of a previously reported Veterans Administration (VA) mortality model (2, 3). For the patient population, this validation study examined two cohorts that collectively spanned 1999 through 2004; the model was originally(More)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is attempted every day. Whereas medical professionals and personnel perform these resuscitation attempts, no previous studies have reported the attitudes of medical personnel towards resuscitation for themselves. We have attempted to assess the prevalent attitudes among various physicians at various levels in training and(More)