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Implantation of a gold weight in the pretarsal space was performed on 17 patients with poor eyelid closure secondary to facial nerve weakness. Successful results were obtained in 14 (82%) of 17 patients. Postmortem histopathology of such a case demonstrated firm fibrous encapsulation of the weight. Although some authors advocate fixation of lid weights to… (More)
OBJECTIVE The debilitating and persistent effects of ICU-acquired delirium and weakness warrant testing of prevention strategies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of implementing the Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium monitoring/management, and Early exercise/mobility bundle into everyday practice. DESIGN… (More)
To determine the relationship of combination antiretroviral therapy and bacterial pneumonia, we assessed incidence of and risk factors for bacterial pneumonia in 1,898 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with CD4 cell counts < 200/mm(3) followed in the Johns Hopkins HIV clinic between 1993 and 1998. A total of 352 episodes of bacterial… (More)
We cryosurgically destroyed eyelashes in rabbits and applied the technique to treat 23 selected patients with trichiasis. Liquid nitrogen was sprayed on the eyelid margin by using a double, rapid-freeze, slow-thaw cycle monitored by a subcutaneous thermocouple to -30 degrees C. It was an improvement on electrolysis and a simple alternative to surgery.
Contrast enema was performed in a select group of 126 neonates with ambiguous diagnosis of necrotizing enterolcolitis (NEC). Enema findings were compared with that on plain abdominal radiographs (AXR) and the clinical outcome. Thirty-one of the 34 patients with a discharge diagnosis of NEC were interpreted to have a positive contrast enema, and 91 of the 92… (More)
We report the case of a 74-year-old white man with a mass in the head of the pancreas, which was found incidentally on computerized tomographic scan during a workup for deep vein thrombosis. Endoscopy with pancreatic duct brushings yielded a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. A pancreaticoduodenectomy followed, with complete resection of the tumor. Pathologic… (More)
A child with nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with morning glory disc underwent first a vitrectomy and then, some months later, an optic nerve sheath fenestration. The latter procedure led to retinal reattachment. It also produced a biopsy specimen that confirmed the perineural herniation of poorly differentiated retinal tissue in this… (More)
Cryosurgical destruction of aberrant eyelashes was performed on 72 eyelids. Seven of nine failures occurred following major deviation from recommended technique. All but one recurrence were successfully re-treated. Notching of the eyelid was observed in one patient. The technique utilized a nitrous oxide gas-cooled cryoprobe. Tissue temperature was… (More)
Cutaneous cryosurgery is useful in an ophthalmic practice in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, trichiasis, and other benign cutaneous disorders. Indications and techniques for using liquid nitrogen and nitrous oxide instruments are discussed.