Brian P Conroy

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The purpose of this study was to determine an expedient and effective method for disinfecting contaminated human bone-tendon allografts. The first part of this study used beef muscle and cadaveric human tissues to determine the most effective solution and volume to decontaminate tissues inoculated with four different organisms: Staphylococcus aureus,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of cleaning a contaminated orthopaedic wound with different classes of wound irrigation solutions. STUDY DESIGN Rats with a contaminated orthopaedic wound were randomized into treatment groups: normal saline (NS), castile soap (CS), benzalkonium chloride (BzC), bacitracin (Abx), or(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference in the co-efficient of friction (Fc) between old versus new wrestling shoes and mats and to investigate the effect of perspiration. Fc was measured by dragging a weighted shoe over a wrestling mat surface and measuring the vertical and horizontal forces produced. Three(More)
This investigation sought to determine the capacity of irrigation solutions in decontaminating orthopedic wounds challenged with a polymicrobial inoculum. Rats were divided into two groups, a control group and a treatment group. After creation of a dorsolumbar incision and placement of a wire through the spinous process, rats were inoculated with(More)
The efficacy of benzalkonium chloride was evaluated as an irrigating solution for the eradication of Staphylococcus aureus from a contaminated orthopaedic wound. Thirty Sprague Dawley rats were randomized into two groups. A stainless steel wire was placed in a lumbar spinous process, and the wound was inoculated with 10(7) or 10(6) colony forming units of(More)
This study assessed patient experiences with interscalene block anesthesia for elective shoulder surgery. Routine use of interscalene anesthesia was introduced at our institution in 1997. All patients who underwent interscalene anesthesia during the first 3 years of our experience with this regional anesthetic technique were asked to respond to an(More)
Many interconnected power systems are constructed to meet the ever increasing electric power transfer demand and the integration of renewable energy. A disturbance anywhere in such a system will directly influence the power transfer capability of major transfer interfaces, as well as the transient stability margin of the system. An index is proposed to(More)
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