Melinda G Wilson

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Of 4171 total knee arthroplasties that were performed at our institution from 1973 to 1987, sixty-seven were followed by infection. The risk of infection was significantly increased in patients, particularly men, who had rheumatoid arthritis; in patients who had ulcers of the skin; and in patients who had had a previous operation on the knee. Infection was(More)
Treatment with teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection [teriparatide, recombinant human parathyroid hormone (1-34) [rhPTH(1-34)]] reduces the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fragility fractures and increases cancellous bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, but its effects on cortical bone are less well established. This(More)
Twenty-two patients with deep infection of the hip were reimplanted and followed for a minimum of 3 years. All reimplantations were done without antibiotic-impregnated cement. Nine were done using cemented and 13 using cementless components. Two patients had recurrent infection. Both of these had primary Pseudomonas infections and had cemented revisions. At(More)
In the patient with rheumatoid arthritis, involvement of the hindfoot is common. If conservative management fails, surgical treatment should be considered before the development of a fixed deformity. In patients with isolated talonavicular disease, arthrodesis of this joint provides excellent pain relief and seems to prevent future deformity.
OBJECTIVES This prospective study investigated the effects of caffeine ingestion on the extent of adenosine-induced perfusion abnormalities during myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS Thirty patients with inducible perfusion abnormalities on standard (caffeineabstinent) adenosine MPI underwent repeat testing with supplementary coffee intake.(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the five to ten-year results of an isolated proximal femoral osteotomy in two groups of patients. One group consisted of seventeen patients (eighteen hips) who had a residual deformity resulting from congenital dysplasia of the hip; there were fifteen women and two men, and the mean age was thirty-three years (range, twenty-four(More)
A prospective, double-blinded, positive-controlled, multicenter, noninferiority clinical study was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a long-acting transdermal fentanyl solution (TFS) for the control of postoperative pain. Four hundred forty-five client-owned dogs of various breeds were randomly assigned to receive a single dose of TFS(More)
Celestin tubes have been used in two groups of patients with advanced benign oesophageal strictures. Group 1 consisted of 22 elderly, poor risk patients in whom intubation alone, via a gastrotomy, has provided good symptomatic relief of dysphagia. In 11 younger, better risk patients (group 2), it has been used as a temporary indwelling dilator in(More)
Thirty-four patients with complete rectal prolapse were treated by Lahaut's operation in which the mobilised rectosigmoid was implanted in the posterior rectus sheath. There were no prolapse recurrences, but one patient died postoperatively. Of the 12 patients with incontinence, 11 were improved by the procedure. Lahaut's operation is a simple and effective(More)