Blake Watts

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The safe delivery of adequate analgesia and appropriate sedation is a priority in prehospital care. The use of ketamine is described for analgesia and sedation in 1030 trauma patients in a physician-led prehospital trauma service. Ketamine was mainly used in awake non-trapped patients with blunt trauma for procedural sedation and analgesia. Detailed(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to determine efficacy of continuous incisional infusion of local anesthetic, ON-Q® pain relief system (Kimberly-Clark, Georgia), in improving postoperative pain, reducing narcotic requirement, and shortening recovery time after major pediatric urological surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective open-labeled randomized(More)
® Centaur TM system chemiluminescent immunoassays are evaluated during product development for performance characteristics based on specimen collection tube type, anti-coagulant, and sample handling. Recommendations are reported in the product inserts in the Specimen Collection and Handling section. The approved specimen types for the ACS:180/ADVIA Centaur(More)
PURPOSE After endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux, we correlated the appearance of the Deflux® mound with the outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS We created an online survey based on 11 primary vesicoureteral reflux cases, including 6 failed and 9 successful procedures in a total of 15 renal units. Cases were selected randomly from our video library.(More)
The management of paediatric primary vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) has undergone serial changes over the last decade. As this disorder is extremely heterogeneous, and high-quality prospective data are limited, the treatment strategies vary among centres. Current treatment options include observation only, continuous antibiotic prophylaxis, and surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of the locally infused anesthetic, ON-Q(®) pain relief system (Kimberly-Clarke, GA-USA), in improving postoperative pain, reducing narcotic requirement, and shortening recovery time after major pediatric urological surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS A case-control analysis comparing 20 patients undergoing major urological(More)
BACKGROUND Bladder augmentation technique has changed over the years and the current practice has significant adverse health effects and long-term sequelae. Previously, we reported a novel cell transfer technology for covering demucosalized colonic segments with bladder urothelium and smooth muscle cells through an aerosol spraying of these cells and a(More)
OBJECTIVES We review the various applications of laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopy in paediatric urology, as the laparoscopic and robotic approach in this population is gradually being recognised. METHODS We searched PubMed for human studies in English that were published between 1990 and the present, focusing on laparoscopic nephrectomies and(More)
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