Katrin Thompson

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Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has been proposed as a minimally invasive technique with the advantages of smaller external scars and reduced pain. Furthermore, usage of the flexible endoscope for SILS in lieu of the standard laparoscope provides distinct visualization advantages. This video shows a single-incision cholecystectomy performed(More)
Natural orifice surgery has evolved from a preclinical setting into a common occurrence at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). With close to 40 transvaginal cases, we have become comfortable with this technique and are exploring other indications. One of the perceived advantages in natural orifice surgery is the potential reduction in the(More)
Standard microscopic suture vasovasostomy represents a challenge to many urologists. It is technically demanding, and requires two to five hours of operative time. In an attempt to decrease the technical demand and the time requirement, we report the use of a microvascular anastomotic clip and compare this microclip to a standard eight-suture nonstented(More)
BACKGROUND Internal iliac artery (IIA) stenosis is a common finding in patients undergoing angiography. In patients with localized thigh and buttock claudication, endovascular treatment of an isolated IIA stenosis may lead to symptomatic improvement. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of nine patients who underwent IIA intervention for(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS PiggyBac transposable element derived 1 (PGBD1) encodes a molecule involved in epigenetic mechanisms that have been implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and recent genome-wide association studies and meta-analyses have indicated that a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs3800324, in PGBD1 could be associated with AD and the age of(More)
Previous studies have consistently shown that the family of the Copper T 380 devices is more effective in preventing accidental pregnancies than the inert, as well as most other, if not all, copper devices. However, a number of these studies also reported a higher removal rate due to bleeding and/or pain for the TCu 380A than for other devices. The(More)
The diagnosis of a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was made by performing a computer-assisted first-pass cardiopulmonary imaging procedure using Tc-99m pertechnetate and processing the image information using factor analysis. This analytical technique is capable of separating partially overlapping structures by automatically extracting factors(More)
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