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BACKGROUND Studies have shown that panoramic radiographs can capture images of calcified atheromas in the internal carotid artery (ICA) in some neurologically asymptomatic patients receiving routine dental care. However, the prevalence of these hemodynamically significant lesions--that is, those causing greater than 50 percent vessel lumen occlusion with(More)
Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), are a fast-growing urban pest of significant public health importance in the United States and many other countries. Yet, there is very little field research on the ecology of this pest due to its near absence in the United States and most developed nations for several decades. We investigated(More)
Patients with acute liver failure (ALF) can be listed status I for liver transplantation (LT) whereas patients with cirrhosis must follow the MELD scoring system. Liver imaging can mistakenly diagnose submassive hepatic necrosis in ALF as cirrhosis. The purpose of our study was to assess the accuracy of ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this presentation is to review the techniques of performing an upper extremity Doppler examination, in addition to illustrating the sonographic appearances of acute and chronic upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). METHODS The risk factors and complications of UEDVT are discussed, and the anatomy of the upper extremity(More)
Radiation therapy (RT) is a component of the treatment of patients with head and neck malignancies. This therapy may damage the nearby carotid arteries, thereby initiating or accelerating the atherosclerotic process (atheroma formation). Dentists treating patients who have been irradiated should examine the patient's panoramic radiograph for evidence of(More)
Initiating and maintaining a continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) program presented more challenges than first anticipated; however, problems remained within the health care team's ability to solve. Here a multidisciplinary group reflects on what was done, should have been done, and remains to be done to offer effective CRRT at this university(More)
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