Heath A Dorion

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BACKGROUND The management of penetrating rectal trauma invokes a complex decision tree that advocates the principles of proximal diversion (diversion) of the fecal stream, irrigation of stool from the distal rectum, and presacral drainage based on data from World War II and the Vietnam War. This guideline seeks to define the initial operative management(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea in the United States; however, few patients will develop fulminant C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD), necessitating an urgent operative intervention. Mortality for patients who require operative intervention is very high, up to 80% in some series. Since there is no(More)
To demonstrate improved healing of a midline laparotomy after application of mesenchymal stromal cells and platelet-rich plasma on a collagen matrix and introduce a potential cellular-based therapy for the prevention of incisional hernia formation. Up to 10 % of laparotomies are complicated by postoperative incisional hernias. Despite continuous(More)
Hernia repair continues to be a problem facing surgeons today, particularly because of the high incidence of reoccurrence. This work presents preliminary data of a pioneering effort to investigate the effect of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) on mechanical property enhancement in full thickness fascial defects. Heparinized MSCs harvested from a rabbit's(More)
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common entity encountered in surgical patients. The most common causes of the SBO range from postoperative adhesions to cancer. We present the case of a 55-year-old male who underwent a laparoscopic left radical nephrectomy and presented with an early SBO. An imaging study revealed an obstructive pattern with proximal(More)
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