Donna Clayton

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OBJECTIVE Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) is an autosomal dominant disorder. The 3 recognized subtypes include MEN 2A, characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), pheochromocytoma (pheo), and hyperparathyroidism (HPT); MEN 2B, by MTC, pheo, and characteristic stigmata; and familial MTC (FMTC), by the presence of MTC only. The purpose of(More)
As experience accumulates, previously held beliefs about the risks and dangers of large scale lipoplasty are being challenged. We present our experience with over 300 patients who underwent large scale suctions ranging in volume from 2500 to 8000 cc. We have found that the incidence of postoperative complications does not correlate directly with the volume(More)
Evolutionary relationships in heterospecific associations (parasitoidism, parasitism, commensalism and mutualism) are analysed through a game theory model defined in terms of fitness of hosts and parasites. In front of the game solutions (i.e. ESS) which present a great diversity of evolutionary patterns, we envisage co-evolution between hosts and parasites(More)
The typical annual expenditure for patients requiring continuous hemofiltration (CHF) is high. To audit the benefit of this expensive treatment, the outcome of 48 consecutive patients (34 men, 14 women; mean age, 65 years) requiring hemofiltration for acute renal failure was analyzed during a period of 24 months. The operations performed were 26 CABG, 8(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a handheld computer containing a unit-specific weaning protocol on the efficiency of weaning patients from mechanical ventilation. DESIGN A prospective before-after study design with consecutive control and intervention time periods. SETTING A medical intensive care unit of an urban teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)
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