David W Shields

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Evaluation of a 7-month-old girl with developmental delay and intractable seizures revealed hemispheric asymmetry and an enlarged right cerebral hemisphere. Because of a history of seizures refractory to medical therapy, she was admitted for right hemispherectomy, but died of complications of surgery. Postmortem brain examination revealed asymmetric(More)
The authors present preliminary findings on the effects of surgery on the development of early non-verbal social communication skills in eight children with intractable infantile spasms. After a mean follow-up of 15.2 months, there was no statistically significant change in the post-surgical non-verbal communication behavior of these children beyond the(More)
Following excision of musculoskeletal tumours, patients are at high risk of wound issues such as infection, dehiscence and delayed healing. This is due to a multitude of factors including the invasive nature of the disease, extensive soft tissue dissection, disruption to blood and lymphatic drainage, residual cavity and adjuvant therapies. The use of(More)
BACKGROUND Infections of proximal femora with prosthetic implants in situ have long been a major concern in orthopedic surgery. The gold standard in the management of infected proximal femurs in the presence of prosthetic implants has traditionally been a two-stage revision. However, this is challenging in the setting of extensive bone loss. METHODS A 3(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Osteoid osteoma is an infrequent but debilitating benign bone lesion which can be successfully managed by percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA). There are few studies investigating the efficacy and follow-up of this treatment. An arbitrary upper limit of 15 mm has been used to differentiate between osteoid osteoma and(More)
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