Boris H Borazjani

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BACKGROUND Osteochondral grafts, used to treat chondral and osteochondral defects, require high insertional forces that may affect the viability of chondrocytes in the graft. The objectives of this study were to (1) measure the loading impact during insertion of osteochondral grafts, (2) evaluate the effect of insertional loading on chondrocyte viability,(More)
Patch angioplasty after carotid endarterectomy has been advocated to improve results by decreasing the incidence of recurrent stenosis and postoperative carotid thrombosis. Aneurysmal and infectious complications may be secondary to use of prosthetic materials in arterial reconstruction. We report four patients who developed late operative site(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that intraluminal pancreatic enzymes play a major role in the initiation of the inflammatory cascade by the gut after hemorrhagic shock. Previous animal models have shown that the inhibition of enteral pancreatic enzymes with a serine protease inhibitor, nafamostat mesilate (NM), decreases leukocyte activation and(More)
A 24-year-old man had an asymptomatic rash on his chest and arms for one year. On his chest, there were brown confluent plaques in a reticulate pattern. A scraping for fungus was negative. A biopsy showed papillomatosis, orthokeratosis, and melanin pigment at the basal layer of the epidermis. The patient was started on a six-week course of minocycline(More)
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