Hilary Hewitt

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of becoming diagnosed with Lyme disease. DESIGN A qualitative, phenomenological study was conducted to investigate the experience of becoming diagnosed with Lyme disease. SAMPLE A purposive sample of 10 participants diagnosed with Lyme disease were interviewed and tape-recorded.(More)
In this randomized double-blind experiment of 49 neonatal intensive care unit patients, probable time to catheter failure was significantly longer (p =.0358) for catheters flushed with heparinized saline (median = 127) compared with those flushed with normal saline (median = 39). This is in contrast to the nonsignificant difference (p =.841) in mean scores(More)
A 39-year-old man with Marfan syndrome underwent replacement of the aortic valve, root, and ascending aorta for acute type A dissection. Subsequently, he underwent infrarenal aortic replacement for aortic rupture and then graft repair of a thoracoabdominal aneurysm with patch-bearing intercostals. After the third procedure, massive intraperitoneal(More)
4215 Background: Overall 5 year survival for patients with pancreatic cancer is <1%, but with resectable disease ranges from 11%-24%. In units with an aggressive policy of surgical exploration, resection rates are only 50-60%. The greatest impact on survival will be achieved by increasing the resection rate. Preoperative chemotherapy may improve operability(More)
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