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BACKGROUND Acne scars cannot be effectively corrected by a single treatment modality because of their widely varied depth and width. OBJECTIVE We assessed the effectiveness of staged combinations of several surgical modalities in the treatment of acne scars. METHODS Focal chemical peeling, carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, scar excision, punch grafting, and(More)
Twenty-four orthognathic surgery patients were studied to determine the impact of a high-calorie liquid supplement on preventing or minimizing catabolism commonly associated with surgery. The experimental group of 12 subjects, chosen at random, consumed blenderized foods ad libitum and a high-calorie dietary supplement providing a minimum of 50% of energy(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this prospective descriptive study was to report our experience with an alternative general anesthetic technique, using sevoflurane for the pediatric patient, in an ambulatory setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive pediatric patients participated over a 4-month period. A general anesthetic technique, using mask induction(More)
A 54-year-old man had been diagnosed as having macroglobulinemia 10 years earlier; Ultrasonography and liver scintigraphy showed a space-occupying lesion in the right lobe of the liver; CT scan showed abnormal density in the same region. IgG was more than 7,000 mg/dl. The tumor was isolated, and liver function was good. On laparotomy, biopsy of the tumor(More)
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