Jason Higgins

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OBJECTIVE To summarize clinical information and assessment techniques relevant to respiratory therapists caring for adult patients on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). DATA SOURCE Review of observational studies, controlled trials, case reports, institutional experience, and hospital HFOV guidelines for adult patients. DATA SUMMARY(More)
Treatment of patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer using hepatic artery floxuridine (FUDR) has been reported to induce high partial remission rates and perhaps prolonged survival. However, several investigators, including our own group, have obtained response rates of only 30%. Alkylating agents can increase the efficacy of(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to assess the short-term results and describe the technique of arthroscopic repair of irreparable rotator cuff tears by use of a GraftJacket allograft (Wright Medical Technology, Arlington, TN). METHODS Between March 2003 and February 2004, 16 patients with massive, contracted, immobile rotator cuff tears were treated with(More)
MEETING REPORT AND ABSTRACTS CURRENT ONCOLOGY—VOLUME 15, NUMBER 3 47 Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy for Lung Cancer: Prospective Data on Initial Experience at a Canadian Community Hospital J.D. Correia, A.A. Walele, and A.S. Ashrafi. Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, and Clinical Teaching Unit, St. Catharines General(More)
A device capable of detecting seizures and alerting caregivers would be a major advance for epilepsy management, and could be used to guide early intervention and prevent seizure-related injuries. The objective of this work was to evaluate a seizure advisory system (SAS) that alerts caregivers of seizures in canines with naturally occurring epilepsy. Four(More)
Twenty-three patients with separate arterial supplies to both sides of the liver underwent unilateral arterial ligation and chemotherapy via the remaining artery. Radionuclide infusion studies revealed only 62 percent complete perfusion after left hepatic ligation and 90 percent after right hepatic artery ligation.
BACKGROUND High-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV), a hybrid of conventional mechanical ventilation and high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, has been used to salvage patients with persistent hypoxemia on conventional mechanical ventilation. We hypothesized that oxygenation would improve in injured patients with severe hypoxemia who were converted to(More)
In order to ascertain the proportion of patients with biopsy-proven chronic active hepatitis who meet currently accepted criteria for immunosuppressive treatment, an analysis of 86 patients seen between 1973 and 1978 carrying this diagnosis was undertaken. Only 66 could be confirmed to have this lesion on blind histologic review. Nine of these 66 were on(More)
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