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HYPOTHESIS Outcome following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in super morbidly obese patients is significantly worse compared with the standard laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Community teaching hospital (490 beds). PATIENTS A prospectively maintained database identified patients(More)
The results of replantation at the wrist and distal forearm are reported to be better than at the metacarpal level, in part because the latter involve direct injury to the intrinsic muscles. This study evaluates a new post-operative protocol for replantation at the metacarpal, wrist and distal forearm levels. 3 days after replantation, the patient was(More)
PURPOSE This study compared pain, acceptance, and preference associated with 2 topical anesthetics: benzocaine gel and lidocaine patch (DentiPatch). METHODS Thirty patients aged 3 to 10 years participated in this within-subjects study. All children required identical or similar dental work bilaterally (restorations, extractions, endodontic procedures, or(More)
Many children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but the impact of this on behavior at a dental visit has not been examined. This study compared the behaviors of children with and without ADHD during a dental recall visit. Forty-two children with and forty-two without ADHD (fifty-six boys and twenty-eight girls, ages 6.0(More)
BACKGROUND Energy medicine (EM) derives from the theory that a subtle biologic energy can be influenced for therapeutic effect. EM practitioners may be trained within a specific tradition or work solo. Few studies have investigated the feasibility of solo-practitioner EM in hospitals. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the feasibility of EM as provided by(More)
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