Lisa R. Perez

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BACKGROUND Long-term survival rate and functional status after trauma for one of the fastest growing segments of the population, patients 75 years and older, is poorly documented. METHODS Trauma patients 75 years and older who were discharged from our Level I trauma center between June 1988 and July 1992 (n = 279) were contacted by mail or phone. Public(More)
Juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) were cultured at 25°C on a variety of diets and blood sampled over eight weeks to examine the relationship between growth and plasma thyroid hormone levels. Maximum growth rates were achieved on formulated experimental diets and a simulated natural shrimp diet. Associated with these maximal rates was a significant(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple approaches to the treatment of simple and complicated (gangrenous or perforated) appendicitis in children have been promoted. Our goal is to develop a new protocol for these patients that allows shorter hospital stays without increasing complications rates. METHODS Prospective collected data of patients undergoing appendicitis treated(More)
INTRODUCTION Persistent air leak (PAL) is a common problem. We asses our experience in the management of these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective review of patients with chest tubes after bronchopulmonary pneumothorax (due to lung resections, spontaneous pneumothorax, necrotizing pneumonia) from 2010 to 2015. We studied clinical data, PAL(More)
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