Helena B Pasieka

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Tissue biopsy sampling by laparotomy is considered major surgery, which precludes serial sampling. This increases variability and requires a larger n value for pathogenesis studies. To address this problem, a study was conducted to develop and validate the feasibility of performing multiple, serial biopsy sampling by laparoscopy in pigtail macaques. Tissues(More)
A 27-year-old woman with a history of genital herpes presented to the emergency department with painful, burning lesions on her left arm. On physical examination, grouped, coalescing pustules that had scalloped borders on an erythematous base and that were tender to palpation were seen on the left arm (Panel A). One of the pustules was unroofed (i.e., the(More)
OBJECT Cerebrospinal fluid shunts in patients with posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus are prone to failure, with some patients at risk for multiple failures. The objective of this study was to identify factors leading to multiple failures. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective analysis of cases of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus requiring neurosurgical(More)
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