D. A. Phillips

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The field of interventional oncology with use of image-guided tumor ablation requires standardization of terminology and reporting criteria to facilitate effective communication of ideas and appropriate comparison between treatments that use different technologies, such as chemical (ethanol or acetic acid) ablation, and thermal therapies, such as(More)
Acknowledgments This Handbook is the product of a team effort. Jock Anderson contributed to the chapter on risk analysis, Howard Barnum to the chapter on the assessment of health projects, John Dixon to the chapter on environmental externalities, and Jee-Peng Tan to the chapter on the assessment of education projects. George Psacharopoulos provided very(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between gastric intramucosal pH and several other indices of splanchnic perfusion in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. DESIGN Prospective, single-arm study. SETTING University Hospital. METHODS Elective cardiac surgery patients (n = 8), free of hepatic disease, were studied. Before anesthetic(More)
Microbiological quality of sheep carcasses and boneless sheep meat produced in Australia was surveyed during the period June to November 1998. Sponge samples were collected from 917 carcasses, and meat samples were drilled from 467 cartons of frozen boneless meat. Carcass and boneless meat samples were respectively collected from 7 and 10 establishments(More)
A survey of the microbiological quality of beef carcasses and boneless beef produced in Australia was conducted during the period June to November 1998. Sponge samples were collected from 1,275 carcasses, and meat samples were drilled from 990 cartons of frozen boneless beef. Carcass and boneless beef samples were respectively collected from 21 and 27(More)
A national survey of the microbiology of meat (ground beef and diced lamb) at the retail level in Australia was undertaken. For ground beef samples (n = 360), the mean aerobic plate count (APC) was 5.79 log CFU/g, and Escherichia coli was detected in 17.8% of samples; the mean population for these positive samples was 1.49 log CFU/g. Enterobacteriaceae were(More)
Dynamic chest computed tomography (CT) was performed in 326 patients who had undergone abdominal CT for blunt trauma to evaluate the role of chest CT in screening for thoracic aortic injury. Evidence of mediastinal bleeding constituted an abnormal CT examination. The results were correlated with those from aortography in 131 patients. The chest radiographs(More)
Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), the sole retinol transporter in blood, is secreted from adipocytes and liver. Serum RBP4 levels correlate highly with insulin resistance, other metabolic syndrome factors, and cardiovascular disease. Elevated serum RBP4 causes insulin resistance, but the molecular mechanisms are unknown. Here we show that RBP4 induces(More)
It has been assumed previously that the act of selectively injecting fluid through a catheter into an artery does not significantly alter hemodynamics in that vessel, provided open communication is maintained between the distal portion of the artery and the aortic lumen. In this study, blood flow was measured with an electromagnetic flow probe in distal(More)
The midfacial degloving approach to the midfacial orbital and anterior skull base structures is very versatile. It provides excellent access to a wide range of resections, such as medial maxillectomy, radical maxillectomy with and without orbital exenteration, anterior skull base cranifacial resection, and partial rhinectomy. This technique is useful for(More)