Heather Rosen

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BACKGROUND Acellular dermal matrix has been popularized as an adjunct to tissue expander or implant breast reconstruction given its utility in providing additional coverage and support for the inferior pole. This study was performed to assess the risk of postoperative complications associated with the use of acellular dermal matrix-assisted implant-based(More)
The cases of nine patients who had a complex fracture of the distal part of the femur and a deficient medial-cortical buttress were reviewed. Stable fixation was not achieved with the lateral condylar buttress plate alone. Collapse of the distal fragment into varus angulation was noted intraoperatively, with the axis of rotation being the junction of the(More)
Ontogenic adrenocortical function of the domestic was investigated using adrenocortical cells isolated from embryonic chicks (18, 19, 20, and 21 days old) and male and female posthatch birds (1 day, 1 week, and 3 weeks old). Production of the predominant corticosteroids secreted by the chicken adrenal gland, corticosterone, cortisol, and aldosterone, was(More)
Recent studies of aerosol particles in urban, rural, and remote environments show the presence of substantial concentrations of combustion-generated graphitic carbon particles. Associated with these graphitic particles are large optical absorption coefficients, which could significantly affect radiation transfer through the atmosphere. Although a few in(More)
In 122 cases of non-union and delayed union, rigid fixation with Swiss compression plates without the use of casts, produced 92.6% success with the first operation. Half of the cases, especially in the well aligned fractures with hypertrophic callus, were treated without bone grafts and without resecting the pseudarthrosis. Non-resection did not adversely(More)
The frequency of associated cleft palate is known to be high in some fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2)-mediated craniosynostosis syndromes, such as Apert syndrome. However, there is little information on the frequency of palatal clefts in the FGFR2-mediated disorder, that is, Pfeiffer syndrome. The purpose of this study was to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a risk factor for surgical site infection (SSI) after elective surgery. Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used to define obesity (BMI >or=30 kg/m(2)), but percent body fat (%BF) (obesity is >25%BF [men]; >31%BF [women]) might better predict SSI risk because BMI might not reflect body composition. STUDY DESIGN This prospective study(More)
PURPOSE Uninsured children face health-related disparities in screening, treatment, and outcomes. To ensure payer status would not influence the decision to provide emergency care, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) was passed in 1986, which states patients cannot be refused treatment or transferred from one hospital to another(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the influence of the timing of neostigmine administration on recovery from rocuronium or vecuronium neuromuscular blockade. Eighty adults and 80 children were randomized to receive 0.45 mg/kg rocuronium or 0.075 mg/kg vecuronium during propofol/fentanyl/N2O anesthesia. Neuromuscular blockade was monitored by train-of-four (TOF)(More)