John Paul Cumming

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BACKGROUND The open abdomen technique, after both military and civilian trauma, emergency general or vascular surgery, has been used in some form for the past 30 years. There have been several hundred citations on the indications and the management of the open abdomen. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management committee convened a(More)
BACKGROUND Organ dysfunction and sepsis are frequent after major burn trauma, represent quantifiable consequences of the systemic response to injury, and may be important end points by which to measure treatment effectiveness. However, standard and widely applied methods for their measurement have not been applied to burn trauma victims. Therefore, the(More)
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Penetrating wounds of the neck are common in the civilian trauma population. Risk of significant injury to vital structures in the neck is dependent on the penetrating object. For gunshot wounds, approximately 50% (higher with high velocity weapons) of victims have significant injuries, whereas this risk may be only 10% to 20% with(More)
Late recurrence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been well documented in the literature. We present two extraordinary cases of solitary, late metastatic recurrence of RCC. The first is a case of a solitary, adrenal metastasis excised 38 years after nephrectomy and the second is a case in which two solitary metastatic deposits were resected 14 and 26 years(More)
Before writing about new methods I th ink it best, after using them, to teach them to others, and then to rethink the whole process. This was the method we used in writing Ego and Milieu in 1962. That book arose both from my hospital experience and from the experience of teaching groups of nurses and medical students, each group scheduled for five weekly(More)
A cross-disciplinary study was undertaken to learn what the social sciences had to offer psychiatry in understanding mental illness. The authors hypothesized that human settlements deficient in satisfying basic physical, psychological, and social needs will evidence higher rates of psychiatric disorders than localities where such needs are met more(More)
DRS. JOHN AND ELAINE CUMMING JOIN QUARTERLY BOARD John Cumming, M.D. and Elaine Cumming, Ph.D., a husband and wife team, are new members of THE PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY editorial board, effective with the January 1963 issue. Dr. John Cumming is director of the Mental Health Research Unit of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, Syracuse, N. Y. Dr.(More)
Complications associated with persistent urachal remnant disease have been well documented in neonates and more recently in adults. These include laparoscopic perforation. The case has previously been made for conservative management of small symptomatic urachal remnants in young infants and also for conservative management of iatrogenic cystotomies in the(More)
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