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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)
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)
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)
The novel bromotyrosine derivative verongamine  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 novel anti-inflammatory compound, Sch 36605, belonging to the blasticidin family of nucleoside compounds was isolated from the fermentation filtrate of a Streptomyces sp. Sch 36605, as well as blasticidin S, demonstrated anti-inflammatory activity in the reverse passive Arthus reaction and the adjuvant arthritic rat at doses ranging between 1-10 mg/kg and… (More)
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)