Lauren E McClain

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Minimally invasive surgery for inguinal hernia repair in children has been a controversial topic for pediatric surgeons. Our method for inguinal hernia repair using laparoscopic techniques has comparable outcomes to the standard open technique. We describe our technique and experience with the laparoscopic needle-assisted repair of inguinal hernia (LNAR).(More)
With the active life-style of today's pregnant women, the effects of trauma have become an important obstetric concern. A protocol was developed to monitor pregnancies complicated by major blunt abdominal trauma in the third trimester, looking specifically for delayed placental and/or fetal problems. Of the 84 pregnancies studied, the most serious(More)
The effect of stimulus duration on the initial fetal heart rate (FHR) acceleration response was evaluated by assessing its amplitude and span following a single vibroacoustic stimulation with durations of 0 (sham), 1, 3, or 5 seconds. Statistically significant differences were observed in the mean amplitude and duration of acceleration in groups 3 and 5(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of the internal mammary vessels (IMVs) in microvascular head and neck reconstruction in a small case series with select donor sites. DESIGN Retrospective medical record review study. SETTING Oregon Health and Science University and University of Alabama. PATIENTS Patients for whom IMVs were used for head and neck(More)
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