Keoni Nguyen

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Age and body mass index (BMI) have been shown to correlate with an increased incidence of failure in identifying a sentinel lymph node (SLN). Mapping senior, overweight adults is common; therefore, the relationship of patient age and BMI on SLN biopsy success is essential. This study examines the mapping failures as they relate to age and BMI. From April(More)
The cardiopulmonary effects of etomidate, a nonbarbiturate, short-acting, IV anesthetic, were compared and contrasted with those of thiamylal sodium in chronically instrumented conscious dogs. Etomidate, when administered IV at dosages of 1.5 and 3.0 mg/kg of body weight, produced anesthesia lasting from 8 +/- 5 and 21 +/- 9 minutes, respectively. Heart(More)
The clinical course for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with normal ALT and with or without minimal histologic activity remains unclear. We assessed frequency, amplitude, disease activities, and associated factors of ALT and/or AST flares in this subpopulation. Forty-seven consecutive treatment naïve Asian patients with CHB were enrolled from two liver(More)
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