Bart McKinney

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Surgical skin flaps are frequently used in plastic and reconstructive surgery to repair acquired or congenital defects. Necrosis is a common complication associated with these flaps postoperatively as a result of inadequate blood supply. Stem cells are precursor cells with the potential to differentiate into more specialized cells. Angiogenic factors act to(More)
Three groups of rats were kept on diets similar to those eaten by indigenous inhabitants in parts of Africa where CUO and EMF are commonly found, for 30 months. Many of the animals on a tryptophan-deficient diet developed CUO whereas those on a tryptophan-deficient diet which contained a 5-HT content also developed lesions similar to EMF. The third group of(More)
The effect of obliteration of the cardiac lymph drainage and prolonged feeding with a plantain diet in Patus monkeys was studied. Althout obliteration of the cardiac lymph supply produced fibroelastotic lesions the addition of a plantain diet did not usually produce much increase in cardiac fibrosis and the changes of EMF or CUO were not seen. The reasons(More)
Occiput-C1 and C1-C2 dissociations and dislocations have been well documented in the literature. However, after thorough review of the literature, we found very little in the literature regarding combined occiput-C1 and C1-C2 dissociations in adults who survived. We present 2 case reports describing the clinical presentation, initial management, operative(More)
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