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The association between preoperative smoking cessation and postoperative pulmonary morbidity was studied prospectively in 200 consecutive patients undergoing an elective coronary artery bypass surgical procedure. Detailed respiratory, cardiovascular, and smoking histories were elicited. Preoperative arterial blood gas analyses and bedside spirometry were(More)
Thirty adult surgical patients admitted to the recovery room with an oral temperature less than or equal to 35.0 degrees C were randomized into two groups. Group 1 patients were covered with cotton blankets warmed to 37.0 degrees C, and group 2 patients were treated with a forced-air warming system. Mean oral temperature on admission to the recovery room(More)
In 1983, we evaluated the stability of midface position after Le Fort III advancement for midface hypoplasia secondary to Crouzon's or Apert's syndromes. The patients were operated upon from 1972 to 1980, and mean follow-up was 5.8 years (Kaban et al, 1984). In this study, we present an additional 3 1/2 year follow-up of these patients to look at what(More)
lated from a mixture of soils plated on yeast starch agar (yeast extract 0.5 %, soluble starch 1.0%, Difco agar 1.5%, pH 7.0) containing 25 jug/ml everninomicin. On the descriptive media of Shirling and Gottlieb5), and Waksman6), after 21 days at 30°C, the culture forms beige to tan vegetative mycelia pigments, gray-white to pink aerial mycelia and a faint(More)
Nineteen of 30 patients who had midface advancement procedures between 1972 and 1980 had sufficient cephalometric data to be included in this retrospective study. The position of the midface in relation to the cranium and mandible was evaluated immediately postoperatively and for a period of 2 to 11 years (mean 5.8 years). At 1 year, midface position after(More)
The novel bromotyrosine derivative verongamine [1] has been isolated from the marine sponge Verongula gigantea. The isolation of verongamine was facilitated by employing histamine-H3 bioassay-guided fractionation. Verongamine is a specific histamine-H3 antagonist at concentrations as low as 1 microgram/ml.
A shortened prophylactic regimen of antibiotics for maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery is evaluated. Eighty-five patients were divided into two groups on the basis of the type of incision used. Forty-nine patients undergoing intraoral procedures received penicillin perioperatively and were given one postoperative dose (regimen A). Thirty-six patients(More)