Dawn Leigh Anderson

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Advanced laparoscopic biliary procedures can be undertaken in a pig model, but the small size of the normal common bile duct makes learning difficult. We have developed a prepared pig model of common bile duct ligation on which to practice advanced laparoscopic biliary surgery. The pig's distal common bile duct was occluded using several different methods(More)
In a preliminary study of laparoscopic gastrointestinal anastomosis, a gastric outlet obstruction was created under laparoscopic control in six domestic pigs, weighing an average of 25 kg. A simultaneous gastroenterostomy was formed with an end-stapling device. All animals recovered clinically, and good anastomotic healing was documented 1 week(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of the nonrigid subtalar stabilizer (STS) ankle brace under conditions similar to an unexpected fall that could lead to a lateral ligament injury. The calcaneal inversion angles, times, and ground reaction forces were measured when the subject's right foot, bearing body weight, was suddenly inverted(More)
We present a case of diltiazem overdose in which the patient ingested 4.2 grams in an apparent suicide attempt. He arrived in the emergency department two hours postingestion with a blood pressure of 60/40 torr and a heart rate of 62 beats/min in a junctional rhythm. Intervention included activated charcoal, gastric lavage, intravenous fluids, calcium (both(More)
Case histories of four patients who suffered severe head trauma resulting in complete bitemporal hemianopia are presented. The optic chiasm was visualized in only one patient. It was markedly swollen and disintegrated. This appearance was consistent with multiple minute tears of the crossed fibres in the median sagittal plane. Other theories to explain the(More)
After a period of rather slow initial acceptance by general surgeons, laparoscopy and video endoscopic surgery have suddenly burst on to the surgical scene. Almost overnight many of the surgical procedures once requiring a large incision are now being performed through small punctures. This article describes some of the more common procedures and discusses(More)
Until recently, only three species of Varroa mites had been recorded: Varroa jacobsoni, V. underwoodi and V. rindereri. Of these, V. jacobsoni had received the most attention from researchers, primarily because it was believed to have switched host from the Asian bee (Apis cerana) to the European honey bee (A. mellifera) some 40-50 years ago, then spread to(More)
A 34-year-old male diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritoneii presented for an exploratory laparotomy and hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy. A circuit using two roller pumps and a cardioplegia administration set was assembled to deliver the chemotherapy perfusate at a consistent temperature. The authors discuss a case in which this(More)