George E. Webb

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This article presents some of the less frequently described nerve pathologies associated with severe plantarflexion-inversion ankle sprains. It outlines the likely mechanisms of nerve injury, the typical presentations, and treatment possibilities. An anatomic review of the lower extremity, with emphasis on the neurologic structures, is also included to(More)
The eighteenth survivor of correction of an anomalous left pulmonary artery arising from the right pulmonary artery is reported. This is the first case in which postoperative angiography demonstrated patency of the left pulmonary artery. The onset of symptoms in infancy, predominance of expiratory rather than inspiratory stridor, anterior indentation of the(More)
Considerable controversy exists as to whether or not antibiotics should be administered "prophylactically" to patients with penetrating chest trauma. No prospective study of this problem has been reported. Therefore, 75 patients with isolated, penetrating chest injury were randomized prospectively in a double-blind study. Group A patients (38 patients) were(More)
The technique, indications, and results of subxiphoid pericardial window in penetrating chest wounds with suspected traumatic pericardial tamponade are reported. The classic signs of pericardial tamponade (elevated central venous pressure, muffled heart sounds, and paradoxical pulse) are unreliable in an emergency situation. Chest roentgenograms and(More)
The cardiovascular effects of two premedication regimes used in paediatric anaesthesia were studied. Eleven patients received rectal methohexitone (22 mg - kg) and 11 patients received intramuscular Innovar (0.03 ml - kg). The effect of these drugs on ventricular function was evaluated by measuring the shortening of the left ventricular minor dimension by(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the possible involvement of prostaglandins (PG) and thromboxanes (TX) in the cardiovascular and pulmonary changes associated with the use of continuous positive-pressure ventilation (CPPV). Indomethacin (IND), an inhibitor of PG cyclo-oxygenase, was used to block the synthesis and release of PG and TX in the lung(More)
Frostbite injury to the extremities has the potential for disastrous effects. Prompt recognition and treatment are paramount. The use of Pentoxifylline to minimize tissue damage in the treatment of frostbite is a viable addition to the traditional therapy of rewarming soaks, pain management, and vesicle débridement. The most well known action of(More)
Burn wounds, although uncommon in the foot, present a uniquely challenging opportunity to physicians. The keys to successful management include a proper and specific initial evaluation of the burning agent, the location, the TBSA affected, and the depth. Ultimately, proper recognition and meticulous wound care with skin grafting, when necessary, bring about(More)