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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)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the accuracy of both clinical and sonographic estimations of the fetal weight (EFW) performed during the active phase of labor by residents. METHODS The study protocol consisted of achieving clinical, followed by sonographic EFW by the admitting resident during the active phase of labor. Patients who had an(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the fetal nasal bone length (FNBL) between different ethnic groups at 11-14 weeks' gestation. METHODS FNBL and the FNBL/CRL ratio were measured in patients undergoing first trimester ultrasound for nuchal translucency (NT) and the ethnicity of the patient was recorded under four categories: non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic(More)
BACKGROUND Oriental medicine (OM) is widely practiced internationally and embraces many schools of thought. Western medical research is currently struggling to understand OM in purely biomedical terms, with limited success. OBJECTIVE We propose a research model for applying Western research methodologies to OM in a way that respects its theory and modes(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the treatment of acute intravenous hydration with placebo in term pregnant women manifesting oligohydramnios. METHODS All patients with oligohydramnios who met the inclusion criteria were offered participation in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. After ruling out rupture of membranes and maternal and fetal(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess clinical effects and logistical feasibility of acupuncture given during labor and delivery in a U.S. hospital setting. DESIGN A case-control pilot study was conducted with 45 parturients receiving acupuncture during labor and delivery alongside standard care. Primary outcome endpoints were incidence of(More)
This study reports results in nine patients with extensive loss of soft tissue, extensor tendon, and bone, treated with an emergency free flap for skin cover, primary bone grafts, and tendon grafts passed through individual tunnels in the free flap. Four had a good result, four were fair and one poor. Six patients returned to work, two were not working and(More)
In this pilot study, the authors evaluated the immediate effects of osteopathic manipulative procedures compared with sham procedures on 10 subjects who were diagnosed with chronic asthma. The research followed a pretest-posttest crossover design wherein each subject served as her own control. Blinded examiners recorded respiratory excursion, peak(More)
PURPOSE The treatment a patient receives is greatly affected by what he or she chooses to disclose to a physician. This qualitative study investigated such factors as culture and background that contribute to Latina patients' nondisclosure of medical information. METHODS Participants were 28 Latina women living in Brooklyn. In-depth interviews in English(More)