Jason Squires

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Placement of C1 lateral mass screws may be facilitated by intentional C2 root sacrifice. Functional outcomes and morbidity following intentional sacrifice of the C2 root have not been reported in the literature. The objective is to find out if intentional C2 nerve root sacrifice affects functional outcomes and operative morbidity in patients undergoing(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine which tacrolimus pharmacokinetic parameters best predicted efficacy in kidney transplantation. Blood tacrolimus levels at 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours postdose were measured in 28 kidney transplants. All received tacrolimus-based triple-drug therapy with mychophenolate mofetil and prednisone. Associations between blood(More)
Little is known about respiration and sleep in spinal cord injured (SCI) patients, and yet they frequently have complaints related to sleep. Four SCI patients with various sleep complaints were evaluated with nocturnal polysomnography. All 4 had evidence of obstructive sleep apnea (disordered breathing). These findings suggest that obstructive sleep apnea(More)
Conflicting reports exist in the literature on the effectiveness of topical local anesthetic applied to the serosal surface of the fallopian tubes for the control of immediate postoperative pain after mechanical (band or clip) tubal ligation. Sixty-four patients were studied prospectively during outpatient laparoscopic Falope ring tubal ligation using the(More)
AIM To undertake a preliminary assessment of the potential for computed tomography (CT) measurement of tumour heterogeneity to stratify risk of nodal metastasis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Tumour heterogeneity in CT images from combined positron-emission tomography (PET)/CT examinations in 150 consecutive(More)
Early adequate cyclosporine exposure has been shown to predict low acute rejection. Recently basiliximab induction has been added to immunosuppressive regimens to further reduce rejection. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of achieving the early cyclosporine therapeutic threshold with basiliximab induction. A retrospective analysis of(More)
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