Michael A Watts

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Two years and eight months after having had hyperalimentation during an infection, a 4-year-old boy was readmitted to the hospital with a viral syndrome. A chest X-ray film showed calcification over the right heart. After treatment of the viral problem, the boy was readmitted for evaluation of the calcifications. Percutaneous angiography demonstrated right(More)
Isolated right atrial compression occurred 31 months after aortic valve replacement. Aortic bleeding contained by adjacent pericardium produced a pseudoaneurysm and local atrial tamponade. Transthoracic echocardiography could not distinguish the extracardiac hematoma from an intra-atrial thrombus, temporarily misleading investigators.
The charts of 663 patients who had cholecystectomy were reviewed to determine the usefulness of preoperative radiologic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. In 14% of the patients a positive finding was reported. However, slightly less than half of these findings were confirmed at surgery. Only 2.9% of the patients had a procedure in addition to(More)
INTRODUCTION The administration of blood products to critically ill patients can be life-saving, but is not without risk. During helicopter transport, confined work space, communication challenges, distractions of multi-tasking, and patient clinical challenges increase the potential for error. This paper describes the in-flight red blood cell transfusion(More)
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