Julie A LaCombe

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A series of 1174 operations performed on 802 hydrocephalic children was analyzed in an effort to find the factors causing acute postoperative infection. Culture of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples during the operation was positive in 33 cases. These cases were excluded from the series. Ninety infections were observed in the remaining 1141 operations,(More)
From a previous study of achondroplasia as well as from the observation of patients with hydrocephalus associated with craniostenosis, the authors have concluded that an increased superior sagittal sinus venous pressure (SSVP) could be the cause of the enlarged ventricles. However, other workers have demonstrated that an increased SSVP could be the(More)
The objective of this study was to review our experience with pessary use for advanced pelvic organ prolapse. Charts of patients treated for Stage III and IV prolapse were reviewed. Comparisons were made between patients who tried or refused pessary use. A successful trial of pessary was defined by continued use; a failed trial was defined by a patient’s(More)
INTRODUCTION Bicycling is associated with neurological impairment and impotence in men. Similar deficits have not been confirmed in women. AIM To evaluate the effects of bicycling on genital sensation and sexual function in women. METHODS Healthy, premenopausal, competitive women bicyclists and runners (controls) were compared. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
INTRODUCTION There are numerous genital complaints in women cyclists, including pain, numbness, and edema of pelvic floor structures. Debate ensues about the best saddle design for protection of the pelvic floor. AIM To investigate the relationships between saddle design, seat pressures, and genital nerve function in female, competitive cyclists. (More)
INTRODUCTION Cycling is associated with genital neuropathies and erectile dysfunction in males. Women riders also have decreased genital sensation; however, sparse information exists addressing the effects of modifiable risks on neurological injuries in females. AIM This study assesses the effects of bicycle setup and cyclists' attributes on GS and saddle(More)
The authors present a series of 73 cases of intraspinal lipomas in the lumbosacral region. Sixty-four patients were operated on, 43 of these under intraoperative monitoring of neural function. The results of this series and of major series published in the past 10 years demonstrate both the potential severity of these lesions (which are responsible for(More)
Although gross hematuria is a relatively uncommon condition in general obstetrics and gynecology practice, microscopic hematuria is a common incidental finding during routine antepartum or gynecologic office visits. The proper evaluation and treatment options are understudied in females. In fact, work-up of females is controversial, and no consensus(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a rare case of adnexal torsion in an infertile patient with bilateral hydrosalpinges who had proximal tubal occlusion performed before IVF-ET 5 years earlier. DESIGN A case report and literature review. SETTING Reproductive endocrine division in a community teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) A 43-year-old infertile woman with acute(More)
Polysomnographic (PSG) and cardiopneumographic (CPG) recordings are commonly used in research on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). PSG and simultaneous CPG recordings were compared in order to clarify two practical problems: reliability of sleep state evaluation with CPG and comparability of the number of respiratory pauses evaluated by these two(More)