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OBJECT Lumbar disc herniation is a rare but significant cause of pain and disability in the pediatric population. Lumbar microdiscectomy, although routinely performed in adults, has not been described in the pediatric population. The objective of this study was to determine the surgical results of lumbar microdiscectomy in the pediatric population by(More)
Thrombocytopenia related intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) secondary to chemotherapy induced myelosuppression can be very difficult to manage and may result in the death of the patient. We present the case of a 26-year-old male suffering a fatal ICH in the context of treatment of a high grade glioma with temozolomide. The clinician should be aware that a dose(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recent technical advances and a trend toward laparoscopic single incision surgery have led us to explore the feasibility of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) hernia repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present our technique and initial experience with LESS extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair in 10 consecutive men with unilateral(More)
We have observed the nephrotic syndrome in more than one sibling in three unrelated hispanic families. The histological lesion in the involved children was either focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or IgM nephropathy evolving into focal sclerosis. Tissue typing revealed the presence of HLA DRw8 in six out of eight patients. The frequency of this antigen in(More)
A survey of monitoring of digoxin treatment in five practices examined the indications for prescribing digoxin, its long term use, and how its use could be monitored. These data were used to generate a protocol for monitoring treatment with digoxin in general practice. The findings of the survey and the protocol were distributed to and discussed with all(More)
Over a 7-year period 20 episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in 18 patients on chronic hemodialysis were evaluated endoscopically. The site, type of lesion and outcome were studied. We confirm that 1) mucosal inflammation is more commonly found in these patients than that reported in upper gastrointestinal bleeding in the general population and 2)(More)
BACKGROUND High quality human biosamples with associated high quality clinical data are essential for successful translational research. Despite this, the traditional approach is for the surgeon to act as a technician in the tissue collection act. Biomarker research presents multiple challenges and the field is littered with failures. Tissue quality, poor(More)
Air polishing was introduced as an alternative approach for the supra- and submucosal biofilm management at dental implants. An international expert meeting involving competent clinicians and researchers took place during the EUROPERIO 8 conference in London, UK, on 4 June 2015. Prior to this meeting a comprehensive systematic review dealing with the(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) has been causally linked to adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I-associated myelopathy. Few seroprevalence studies have been carried out in the United States. Because of the number of reports of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I-associated(More)
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