Jennifer Gratton

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether percutaneous drainage of Crohn's abscesses obviates the need for early surgical drainage. METHODS All cases of percutaneous drainage of Crohn's abscesses between 1990 and 1995 were reviewed and classified as a success or failure on the basis of the need for surgery within < 30 days of catheter removal. RESULTS Twenty-seven(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate the 30-day morbidity of a negative laparotomy (NEGLAP) in blunt abdominal trauma. No previous work has exclusively examined blunt abdominal trauma patients, used a control group, or determined the complication burden incurred by a NEGLAP. METHODS In this retrospective cohort study of a(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in skiing and snowboarding. Although previous studies have advocated the use of a helmet to reduce the incidence of TBI, only a minority of skiers and snowboarders wear helmets. The low use of helmets may be partially due to controversy regarding their(More)
Plasma lidocaine concentrations were intermittently measured in 8 upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and 12 bronchoscopy patients. The highest individual concentration was 0.98 microgram/ml in the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy patients and 3.79 microgram/ml in the bronchoscopy patients. Highest concentrations were reached at 15 minutes in the(More)
Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome with cimetidine is justified by prior pharmacological studies; close survey of the patients is necessary, using clinical (endoscopic control of ulcer; diarrhea) and biological (BOA measurements and assessment of cimetidine efficiency) criteria. On the basis of 7 patients suffering from of chronic forms of ZES treated(More)