George W. Hubbard

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic-assisted sigmoid colectomy for the treatment of diverticulitis. METHODS The Norfolk Surgical Group Laparoscopic Surgery Registry identified all patients undergoing laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. Retrospective chart review was performed for all patients(More)
One hundred fifty consecutive laparoscopic-assisted colectomies performed by a surgical team were analyzed in an attempt to define a learning curve. These colectomies performed by the Norfolk Surgical Group over a 24-month period, were divided chronologically into six groups of 25 patients each. The groups were then compared to determine if any improvement(More)
To assess the impact of traumatic hip dislocations in the skeletally immature patient, 42 children younger than 16 years of age (average age, 9 years 10 months) who were treated at the authors' institution were studied. Data were collected from charts and radiographs and by completion of questionnaires. The average followup after injury was 10 years 1(More)
The effects of orthodontic treatment with the use of the cervical pull facebow headgear in patients with Class II malocclusions were evaluated with special reference to the dentition, the maxillary complex, the mandible, and the facial profile. The records of 85 patients, with a mean age of 11.3 +/- 1.7 years, were selected from a sample of 125 patient(More)
One hundred fifty consecutive laparoscopic-assisted colectomies performed by a surgical team were analyzed in an attempt to define a learning curve. These colectomies performed by the Norfolk Surgical Group over a 24-month period, were divided chronologically into six groups of 25 patients each. The groups were then compared to determine if any improvement(More)
OBJECTIVE An analysis was performed to evaluate early patterns of recurrence and survival in patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted colectomies for primary colorectal cancer. Thirty-nine patients are available with a minimum of 24 months postoperative follow-up. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The techniques and expected surgical outcomes for patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the enamel morphology and shear bond strengths of orthodontic brackets bonded to enamel etched with a fluoridated or a nonfluoridated phosphoric acid gel. Ten extracted third molars were used for the enamel morphology evaluation. The buccal surfaces were divided in two sections separated by an occlusogingival groove.(More)
Background: Although pregnancy was initially considered an absolute contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there have been several case reports of successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnant patients in the literature over the past 4 years. We report our experience with six patients managed successfully with laparoscopic cholecystectomy(More)
Although suppressor cells appear to be involved in the normal regulatory mechanism of the lymphoid system, they are also considered to have a role in the immunosuppression of certain malignancies. Suppressor activity of lymphocytes can be reproducibly measured by use of the mixed lymphocyte culture-mitogen interaction (MLC-M) in which the stimulating cell(More)