John G. Rice

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OBJECTIVE To quantify changes in variables of inflammation, coagulation, and fibrinolysis in blunt trauma patients with lower extremity fractures who underwent different types of surgical procedures. DESIGN Prospective, cohort study. SETTING Level I university trauma center. PATIENTS We allocated 83 blunt trauma patients in stable condition and 22(More)
BACKGROUND Current techniques for assessment of chest trauma rely on clinical diagnoses or scoring systems. However, there is no generally accepted standard for early judgement of the severity of these injuries, especially in regards to related complications. This drawback may have a significant impact on the management of skeletal injuries, which are(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to assess the associations between the timing of secondary definitive fracture surgery on inflammatory changes and outcome in the patient with multiple injuries. The study population consists of a series of patients with multiple injuries who were managed using a strategy of primary temporary skeletal stabilization(More)
Assessing deglutitive esophagogastric junction (EGJ) relaxation is an essential focus of clinical manometry. Our aim was to apply automated algorithmic analyses to high-resolution manometry (HRM) studies to ascertain the optimal method for discriminating normal from abnormal deglutitive EGJ relaxation. All 473 subjects (73 controls) were studied with a(More)
Experience in the management of a complication of ipsilateral hip and knee arthroplasty is described. The cases of four female patients who sustained a femoral shaft fracture after ipsilateral hip and knee arthroplasty are reported. All fractures were treated operatively, and in all cases internal fixation devices failed. This complication of multiple joint(More)
AIM To evaluate the use of rapid prototyping in the assessment, classification and preoperative planning of acetabular fractures. INTRODUCTION The complex three-dimensional anatomy of the pelvis and acetabulum make assessment, classification and treatment of fractures of these structures notoriously difficult. Conventional imaging only provides(More)
AIM This study aimed to devise a scheme for the systematic analysis of esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) studies displayed using topographic plotting. METHODS A total of 400 patients and 75 control subjects were studied with a 36-channel HRM assembly. Studies were analyzed in a stepwise fashion for: (a) the adequacy of deglutitive esophagogastric(More)
Routine cross-matching places substantial demands on limited blood resources. The primary objective of this study was to identify patients with hip fractures at risk of transfusion, which may allow implementation of a more selective cross-matching policy. We also sought to determine the hemoglobin level that triggered a transfusion, the rate of urgent(More)
Int J Exerc Sci 2(2): 131-151, 2009. Older adults’ reduced performance in functional activities of daily living (ADL) such as gait, sit to stand or stair climbing may reflect age-related declines in muscular power more so than strength. Therefore, this review was conducted to determine if power training is effective in improving the functional ability of(More)
A prospective randomised trial was conducted to compare the use of skin clips versus interrupted nylon sutures in uncomplicated orthopaedic wound closure. Non-blinded wound assessment for complications and outcome (cosmesis) was performed on day 13 when the clips/sutures were removed. Average time for removal of each clip/suture was calculated for each(More)