Chuidian Francis

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BACKGROUND Based on the current understanding that venous thrombosis starts perioperatively, administration of just-in-time low-molecular-weight heparin immediately before or in close proximity after hip arthroplasty may be more effective than usual clinical practice. METHODS We performed a randomized, double-blind trial comparing subcutaneous dalteparin(More)
We reviewed the cases of 21 patients (22 eyes) who underwent epikeratophakia for aphakia with at least 4 months' follow-up. Thirteen had traumatic cataracts, six had relative contraindications for implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL), one had a dislocated IOL and one had bilateral congenital cataracts. The mean best corrected visual acuity was 20/32.0(More)
Sixty women were evaluated regarding their immunologic status and for presence of lymphedema after surgery for breast carcinoma. Patients who had undergone radiotherapy were noted to have decreases in TLC, and increases in LIF. In addition, the patients also had an increased incidence of lymphedema after radical mastectomy.
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare stroke-like syndrome with significant morbidity and mortality. It primarily affects the young, healthy patient. Recognition of risk factors, symptoms and its treatment can provide full recovery from neurological sequela. We present a case of a young post-partum patient that presented to our Emergency(More)
BACKGROUND No randomized trials have directly evaluated the need for extended out-of-hospital thromboprophylaxis for patients who have hip arthroplasty in the United States or Canada. The uncertainty as to the need for extended prophylaxis in North American patients is complicated by early hospital discharge, resulting in a short thromboprophylaxis(More)
We report a case of direct interstitial duplication of chromosome 4 from 4q28.1 to 4q35 associated with bilateral choanal atresia. The child also had dysmorphic features including a broad nasal bridge, telecanthus, downward slanting palpebral fissures, prominent ears, mild bilateral clinodactyly of the 5th fingers and bilateral hypoplasia of the 2nd-5th(More)
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