Heather L. Baltzer

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BACKGROUND There are few studies supporting supercharge end-to-side nerve transfer for high ulnar nerve injury. The current study hypothesized that patients with a supercharge end-to-side anterior interosseous nerve-to-ulnar motor nerve transfer would demonstrate superior return of intrinsic function compared with conventional treatment only. METHODS A(More)
In Canada, Dupuytren's contracture is managed with partial fasciectomy or percutaneous needle aponeurotomy (PNA). Injectable collagenase will soon be available. The optimal management of Dupuytren's contracture is controversial and trade-offs exist between the different methods. Using a cost-utility analysis approach, our aim was to identify the most(More)
Evidence has shown that bacterial genomes have undergone random shuffling of genomic elements consisting of one to two genes. In order to delineate such genome-shuffling events in mammals, we constructed a high-resolution map of Sus scrofa chromosome 3 (SSC3) with a total of 116 genes/markers. Alignment of this pig map to orthologous regions in human, dog,(More)
PURPOSE Our objective was to determine the prevalence and quality of restored external rotation (ER) in adult brachial plexus injury (BPI) patients who underwent spinal accessory nerve (SAN) to suprascapular nerve (SSN) transfer, and to identify patient and injury factors that may influence results. METHODS Fifty-one adult traumatic BPI patients who(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the variability of reported baseline Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) scores for non-acute hand and wrist conditions. We hypothesized that DASH scores for evaluation of hand and wrist pathology would provide a map of scores that would correspond to severity. In addition to providing a catalog of DASH scores for various(More)
Chronic infection by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) increases HIV susceptibility, perhaps due to HSV-2-associated increases in activated mucosal immune cells. A small number of Kenyan female sex workers (FSWs) exhibit relative HIV resistance. We examined whether relative HIV resistance was related to differences in the prevalence or mucosal immune(More)
BACKGROUND Many techniques have been described for nipple reconstruction, with the principal limitation being excessive loss of projection. The ideal reconstructed nipple provides sustained projection, the fewest complications, and high levels of patient satisfaction. A variety of materials are available for projection augmentation, including autologous,(More)
Background: The etiology of multifocal osteonecrosis is not definitively known; however, hypercoagulable state is a very plausible cause. Methods: We present an unusual case of a 12-year-old boy with a history of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease presenting with right wrist pain who was subsequently diagnosed with Kienbock's disease. The finding of multifocal(More)