James Babcock

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Roentogenographic techniques in the evaluation of the patient with a cervical spine injury entail several considerations that should be respected in defining and classifying the lesion according to the mechanism of injury. Unilateral or bilateral facet dislocation with separation of posterior elements usually implies disruptive flexion injury. Anterior(More)
A purified toxic protein from Loxosceles reclusa venom was assayed for its in vitro effects on the human immunological and blood clotting systems. The toxin caused inhibition of neutrophil chemotaxis, depletion of serum hemolytic complement, prolongation of the activated partial thromboplastin time and depletion of clotting factors XII, XI, IX and VIII by(More)
Spinal injuries with neurologic sequelae are a rare but catastrophic injury. Many of these injuries might be preventable through proper parent and child education, particularly in water sports and vehicles accidents. A significant number of neurologic injuries are incomplete at the time of injury and proper rescue and initial care may make the difference(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of Loxosceles reclusa envenomations is currently based upon clinical presentation. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) can detect surface Loxosceles venom at the envenomation site, allowing diagnostic confirmation. The length of time that venom on the skin is recoverable non-invasively is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS To(More)
ARACHnase (Hemostasis Diagnostics International Co., Denver, CO) is a normal plasma that contains a venom extract from the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, which mimics the presence of a lupus anticoagulant (LA). Seven activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) reagents were used for platelet neutralization procedure (PNP) testing with ARACHnase:(More)