Kenneth A. Voos

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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that antibiotic-laden polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) pin sleeves prevent infection around skeletal external fixation pins. DESIGN An experimental study using an animal model was conducted. ANIMALS In each of five goats, three four-millimeter half-pins were placed in the left and right iliac crests, for a total of thirty(More)
Aminoglycoside-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate beads, which are used to deliver antibiotic directly to infected sites in the musculoskeletal system, are available as a manufactured product or they can be mold-made by a pharmacy or hand-rolled by the orthopaedist in the operating suite. We investigated the leaching of antibiotic from each of these types(More)
The effect of antibiotic bead chains on the evolution of infection cannot be studied entirely in man due to the ethical problems of obtaining valid controls. Therefore, a model of musculoskeletal injury was devised in rabbits by making a paraspinal wound, fracturing a spinous process, and contaminating the wound with 1 x 10(4) colony-forming units/ml of(More)
Cell Quota Growth and Uptake Models Applied to Growth of Selenastrum Capricornutum~ Printz in a Non~steady State Environment by KennethA. Voos~ Master of Science Utah State University~ 1978 Major Professor: Dr. William J. Grenney Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering Recently proposed algal uptake and growth models dependent on the cell quota (Q)~(More)
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