Charles D Proctor

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BACKGROUND Inability to close the abdominal wall after laparotomy for trauma may occur as a result of visceral edema, retroperitoneal hematoma, use of packing, and traumatic loss of tissue. Often life-saving, decompressive laparotomy and temporary abdominal closure require later restoration of anatomic continuity of the abdominal wall. METHODS The trauma(More)
The records of 150 consecutive patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic replacement from 1980 to 1991 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 89 men and 61 women; mean age was 67.8 years (range: 33 to 88 years). Since June 1989, a multimodality prospective perioperative protocol was used to reduce the risk of spinal cord dysfunction. Ischemia is(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition in morbidly obese patients, with the reported prevalence ranging from 12-78%. There is increasing recognition of the need to diagnose and treat/manage OSA both preoperatively and postoperatively. Nasal CPAP is the preferred treatment of OSA; however, weight loss is associated with a reduction in(More)
DL-amphetamine's actions on brain polyribosomes were studied in crowded and uncrowded mice. The administration of 20 mg/kg DL-amphetamine induced disaggregation of brain polyribosomes in both crowded and uncrowded mice 30 min post drug administration. However, the magnitude of polysome dissociation was observed to be greater in crowded animals than in(More)