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Direct sagittal computed tomography (CT) scanning of the cranium and face was facilitated using a fabricated to maintain the position of an adult patient's head on the scanner. A sponge was designed to fulfill the same purpose for children. Sagittal CT scanning of the head is easy to perform using these devices, and the additional equipment is inexpensive.
BACKGROUND Cardiac surgery utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is one of the most common forms of major surgery. Cardiac surgery-associated multiorgan dysfunction (CSA-MOD) is well recognized and includes acute kidney injury (AKI), hepatic impairment, myocardial damage, and postoperative neurologic deficit. Pathophysiology of CSA-MOD involves numerous… (More)