Caleb Magee

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether a 1-cm margin is necessary for cancer control during nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS A retrospective review of 67 patients who underwent NSS for RCC between 1990 and 2000 was conducted. The data collected included patient demographics, tumor size and location, histologic type and grade,(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of severely prolonged succinylcholine-induced neuromuscular paralysis in a patient with previously undiagnosed butyrylcholinesterase deficiency. CASE SUMMARY A 54-year-old female was admitted for surgical drainage of a groin abscess. She was given propofol 200 mg and succinylcholine 160 mg (1 mg/kg) intravenously to induce(More)
Pressure related complications such as abdominal wall hernias occur with relative frequency in patients on peritoneal dialysis. Less frequently, a transudative pleural effusion containing dialysate can develop. This phenomenon appears to be due to increased intra-abdominal pressure in the setting of congenital or acquired diaphragmatic defects. We report(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a condition characterised by headache, confusion, seizures and visual disturbances. This can occur in high blood pressure and eclampsia. Magnetic resonance imaging is the gold standard. Usually the symptoms tend to resolve after a period of time. It was fi rst described by Hinchey in 1996. We had a(More)
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