Melissa Nugent

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Paraplegia is a devastating complication of surgery on the descending thoracic aorta. During surgical repair, the aorta is cross-clamped, and nitroprusside is often used to treat arterial hypertension that can occur above the cross-clamp. Twenty-one dogs were studied to determine the effects of nitroprusside on intraspinal pressures, mean aortic pressures(More)
Paraplegia occurs in 6.5% to 40% of patients after repair of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms requiring aortic clamping. This study aimed to determine whether drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) done before aortic cross-clamping could decrease the incidence of paraplegia in dogs. The descending thoracic aorta was clamped distal to the left(More)
During the 4-year period, 1982-1986, 18 patients presented to the Children's Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, with the following features: (1) Recurrent "absences" clinically indistinguishable from childhood absence epilepsy, (2) Normal clinical examination, (3) Electroencephalogram (EEG) demonstrating normal waking background and sleep activity. On(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term success in pediatric lung transplantation is limited by infection and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). The bilateral sequential lung transplantation (BSLT) technique may result in airway ischemia leading to bronchial stenosis, dehiscence, or loss of small airways. En bloc lung transplant (EBLT) with bronchial artery(More)
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