Deborah A. Reid

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In symptomatic patients with severe diffuse multivessel coronary disease undergoing bypass surgery, complete revascularization with multiple bypass grafts using saphenous vein and internal mammary conduits, and multiple endarterectomies may be necessary. Such complex surgeries may require long aortic cross-clamp times in excess of 2.5 h. To evaluate the(More)
The habit of finger and thumb sucking in infancy usually ceases spontaneously by the age of 5 years. If the habit is not broken, serious deformities of the digit may appear along with significant disturbance of the dental occlusion. If diagnosed early, the habit can be broken and the threatening disturbances of digital growth and dental occlusion will(More)
Our five-year clinical experience with 11 patients treated with pericostal guy wires has uniformly established sternal stability, primary bone healing, and rapid resolution of infection. The stable anterior chest wall helps abolish cardiopulmonary complications (i.e., progressive pulmonary insufficiency, atelectasis, and low cardiac output) commonly(More)
Within a 2.5-year period between 1985 and 1988, long coronary arteriotomy, endarterectomy and reconstruction (principally left anterior descending artery) and multiple bypass grafting (mean graft rate was 9) were performed in 130 of 329 patients (40%) with severe diffuse coronary artery disease to ensure complete myocardial revascularization. Ninety-two(More)
Approximately 1% of patients with postductal thoracic aortic coarctation have an associated anomalous right subclavian artery. Previous reports indicated that the aberrant right subclavian vessel arose distal to the coarctation site. The case of a patient is presented in whom the anomalous right subclavian artery originated proximal to the postductal(More)
The Gillies' method of thumb lengthening is presented. It has proved of value in cases of isolated loss of the thumb in the region of the metacarpophalangeal joint sustained by a working man, particularly as pollicisation is not considered justifiable in such cases. The method achieves a result in a one-stage procedure and provides a strong useful thumb(More)