Camden Whitaker

Learn More
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of patients that underwent perioperative halo-gravity traction as an adjunct to modern instrumentation methods in the treatment of severe scoliosis and kyphosis. OBJECTIVE To review the clinical and radiographic results of perioperative halo-gravity traction in several time periods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Few(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective analysis of 23 patients with severe neuromuscular spinal deformity treated with posterior instrumentation and fusion ending in the lumbar spine. OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to determine the safety and efficacy of stopping posterior instrumentation constructs in the lumbar spine with pedicle screw(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case of thoracic hyperkyphosis is reported as an atypical presentation of otherwise typical adolescent idiopathic scoliosis that showed a large syringomyelia on magnetic resonance imaging. OBJECTIVE To review atypical curve patterns that indicate the need for more intensive preoperative workup including a magnetic resonance imaging scan. (More)
We used a combination of heparin micro-affinity column chromatography and heparin-Mn2+/dextran sulfate (DS) precipitation procedures to measure directly the total high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol and HDL3-cholesterol in serum. The value for HDL2-cholesterol was obtained by subtracting the value for HDL3-cholesterol from that for total(More)
We separately evaluated split specimens of serum for lipoprotein cholesterol in 38 five- to 14-year-old children, by the heparin/Ca2+ precipitation method and the ultracentrifugation/dextran sulfate precipitation method. Statistical analysis of the results indicated an excellent agreement (especially in beta- and alpha-lipoprotein cholesterol values)(More)
A five-year review of colpotomy tubal ligation performed on 585 patients within a private-practice setting in Columbus, Georgia, is analyzed. Operative time averaged under 30 minutes, and average hospital stay was less than 3 days. The major postoperative complication rate was less than 2%. The patient population is reviewed as to age, parity, previous(More)
BACKGROUND Over half the population of the world will suffer from moderate or severe low back pain (LBP) during their life span. Studies have shown that naringin, a major flavonoid in grapefruit and an active compound extracted from a Chinese herbal medicine (Rhizoma Drynariae) possesses many pharmacological effects. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to(More)
We compared the serum lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations in subgroups of children (n = 360), ages 5-17 years, as measured by the heparin-Ca2+ and preparative ultracentrifugation methods. Children were grouped from the total population on the basis of their previous results for serum beta- and pre-beta-lipoprotein cholesterol (Group I: low beta- and low(More)