Matthew J. Martin

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OBJECTIVES To determine whether lactate levels and base deficits in critically ill surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients correlate and whether either measure is a significant indicator of mortality and morbidity. METHODS A review was made of 137 SICU patients who had serial lactate and blood gas measurements. Patients were stratified by absolute(More)
The ETV6-NTRK3 (EN) chimeric tyrosine kinase, a potent oncoprotein expressed in tumors derived from multiple cell lineages, functions as a constitutively active protein-tyrosine kinase. ETV6-NTRK expression leads to the constitutive activation of two major effector pathways of wild-type NTRK3, namely, the Ras-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)(More)
BACKGROUND Early administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) has been associated with a reduction in mortality and blood product requirements in severely injured adults. It has also shown significantly reduced blood loss and transfusion requirements in major elective pediatric surgery, but no published data have examined the use of TXA in pediatric trauma. (More)
PURPOSE Strain elastography that uses the body's cardiorespiratory pulsations to determine tissue stiffness (referred to here as "ambient strain elastography") has not been previously described for the assessment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The objective of this study is to assess the reliability of ultrasonographic ambient strain elastography in the(More)
This report describes the second case of a superior mesenteric and portal vein thrombosis following an uneventful laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. The patient presented on postoperative day 10 with acute onset of abdominal pain and inability to tolerate oral food. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed superior mesenteric and portal venous thrombosis(More)
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