B L T Dobbs

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Study design: A controlled, descriptive and comparative, questionnaire based study.Objectives: To describe the bowel function of spinal cord injured (SCI) patients and compare this with a general community control group.Setting: Christchurch, New Zealand.Methodology: A postal questionnaire was sent out to past SCI patients of the Burwood Spinal Injuries(More)
Purpose: Spinal cord injured (SCI) patients have delayed colonic motility and anorectal dysfunction resulting in functional obstruction and constipation. This may be caused by changes in descending modulation from the central or sympathetic nervous systems. Anorectal dyssynergy may demonstrate similarities to that seen in the bladder following(More)
Study design: Prospective controlled comparative analysis.Objective: To determine whether a colostomy changes quality of life in patients with a spinal cord injury.Method: A previously validated questionnaire designed to assess quality of life in spinal injured patients (Burwood Questionnaire) was sent to 26 spinal cord injured patients with colostomies and(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue culture, animal model, and epidemiologic studies suggest that dehydroepiandrosterone may inhibit atherosclerosis through its potent antiproliferative effects. Because cardiac allograft vasculopathy is predominantly a proliferative abnormality of intimal and medial smooth muscle cells, plasma levels of dehydroepiandrosterone may play an(More)
  • B L T Dobbs
  • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical…
  • 1990
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term function of the LaPorta design great toe implant. Eight cases were evaluated preoperatively and on a short-term (mean = 3.6 months) and a long-term basis (mean = 20.5 months) postoperatively. Findings of clinical importance included decreased hallux dorsiflexion and radiographic evidence of(More)
Two local anesthetics, Duranest 1% (etidocaine HCl) and Sensorcaine 0.5% (bupivacaine HCl), were tested against each other in dose-related blocks of the fifth ray. This study was conducted under double-blind cross-over conditions using 24 healthy volunteers. It was found that 4 ml. of either agent was sufficient to anesthetize the fifth ray area in all but(More)
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