Bryan J Dicken

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BACKGROUND The optimal treatment of pectus carinatum (PC) deformities is unclear. We propose a nonoperative approach using a lightweight, patient-controlled dynamic chest-bracing device. MATERIAL AND METHODS With ethical approval, 24 patients with PC were treated at the Alberta Children's Hospital between January 1998 and April 2005. There were 6 (25%)(More)
Authors present the case of a 5-year-old patient with a spinal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and pseudoaneurysm of the anterior spinal artery (ASA) caused by a traumatic epidural needle stick injury. A discussion and relevant review of the literature follow. The boy had a remote history of a liver transplant and required neuraxial blockade for an unrelated(More)
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in gastric cancer is readily demonstrated pre-operatively by mucosal biopsy during endoscopy, which can also provide samples for gene expression profiling. We have examined gene expression associated with lymphovascular invasion in a cohort of gastric cancer patients and have developed a 28-gene predictor of tumor(More)
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