Matthew Rudow

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Abbott Vascular encountered strength and variability issues when attempting to resistively weld 304 Stainless Steel to equiatomic Nitinol. Initial observations suggested that passivation layer (Cr 2 O 3 , TiO 2) formation affected the weld interface. One hundred 304 Stainless Steel/Nitinol pairs were allowed to oxidize in air at room temperature for allowed(More)
The management of a patient with severe airway obstruction secondary to a thyroid mass is reported. When breathing room air the patient appeared in severe respiratory distress but when inspiring 22 per cent oxygen in helium she reported almost instantaneous relief and there was a marked decrease in respiratory rate, and increase in tidal volume and arterial(More)
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