Joseph B Donovan

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Complete rupture of the quadriceps femoris tendon is a well-described injury. There is a scarcity of literature relating to the outcome of patients with this injury after surgery. We undertook a retrospective analysis of patients who had surgical repair of their ruptured quadriceps tendon at our institution over a seven year period-totalling 27 patients.(More)
Paraneoplastic erythrocytosis in patients with Wilms' tumors is exceedingly rare, with only three reported cases in the literature. We report a case of a young man with Wilms' tumor with a significant erythrocytosis but a normal serum erythropoietin level and a tumor that elaborated erythropoietin.
Intraoperative sonography (IOS) of the pancreas was performed in 12 patients, eight with known or suspected inflammatory disease and four with known or suspected malignancy, in order to assess its utility in aiding pancreatic surgery. In all eight patients with inflammatory disease, IOS provided additional information, aided in resection or biopsy, or(More)
Twenty-eight patients with sarcomas of the uterine corpus were followed at least 22 months or until death. All underwent laparotomy, eleven had radiation therapy, and six had chemotherapy. Three year actuarial survival was 24%, and three year actuarial local control was 36%. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that, as with sarcomas at other sites, the most(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotyping has been shown to predict response to interferon, but is expensive. HCV serotyping is less expensive and simpler, and may be similarly useful. Using data from a large, randomized trial comparing consensus interferon (CIFN) and interferon alfa-2b (IFN alfa-2b) in patients with chronic HCV, we evaluated response rates based(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics and tolerability of daptomycin in subjects undergoing hemodialysis (HD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). METHOD 16 noninfected adults on stable dialysis regimens were enrolled. Daptomycin 6 mg/kg was administered after HD during a 48 h - 48 h - 72 h dialysis week(More)
Measurements of the static phase noise and vibration sensitivity of thin-film resonator (TFR) filters operating at 640 and 2110 MHz have been made. They show that the short-term frequency instability of the filters is small compared with that induced in the oscillator signal by the sustaining stage amplifier PM (phase modulation) noise. In-oscillator(More)