Joseph Vivian Davis

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Gastrointestinal side effects from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) result mainly from inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX)-1; it is responsible for the synthesis of prostaglandin E2, which leads to increased mucosal blood flow, increased bicarbonate secretion, and mucus production, thus protecting the gastrointestinal mucosa. In(More)
Scapulothoracic dissociation (STD) is a devastating consequence of high-energy trauma sustained by the shoulder girdle that can easily result in rapid mortality. Since described by Oreck et al. in 1984, STD has been reported in a handful of journals and individual case series, though is still considered a rare occurrence in the context of shoulder injuries.(More)
There is currently no accepted standard for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) prophylaxis in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of our study was to evaluate the effects of implementing a subcutaneous heparin prophylaxis protocol for patients with TBI that began in our hospital as of June 2009. In our(More)
Giant fibroadenomas are a rare form of fibroadenoma that present as rapidly enlarging breast masses. They are typically greater than 5 cm or 500 grams in size and most frequently are seen in premenopausal Afro-Caribbean or East Asian females. This unique case report presents a 22-year-old female who presented with an enlarging breast mass measuring 23 × 28(More)
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