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Overwhelming infection after splenectomy remains a problem despite the introduction of vaccine and antimicrobial prophylaxis. To evaluate prospectively various procedures proposed for salvage of the spleen, we measured reticuloendothelial function for two to five years in 51 patients who had initially presented with abdominal trauma and suspected splenic(More)
BACKGROUND There are no published utilities for the post-anesthesia state obtained by the standard gamble method (SG). METHODS We obtained utilities for postoperative pain, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention and myalgia from 100 adults prior to elective surgery using SG. RESULTS 20% of volunteer participants could not demonstrate a satisfactory(More)
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