Michael Carlisle

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OBJECTIVES We performed a retrospective study of cases from 2005 to 2010 at an academic tertiary care center to analyze the factors that influence morbidity in surgical management of thyroid malignancy. METHODS The rates of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury and hypoparathyroidism (HPT) were analyzed in the entire cohort. The comparison groups were 1)(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the biofilm surface density of adenoids removed from children with recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM) to that of adenoids removed from children with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS We performed a comparative microanatomic study of adenoid mucosa using scanning electron microscopy in patients with diagnoses of(More)
In April 1998, a holding lagoon containing pyrite ore processing waste rich in arsenic, failed and released 5-6 million m(3) of highly polluting sludge and acidic water. Over 2700 ha of the internationally important Doñana National and Natural Parks were contaminated. The area of Natural Park to sustain the greatest impact was known as the Entremuros. This(More)
In April 1998, a holding lagoon containing pyrite ore processing waste, failed and released an estimated 5-6 million m(3) of metal rich sludge and acidic waters into the Rio Guadiamar, SW Spain. Over 2700 ha of the internationally important Doñana National and Natural Parks were contaminated. The sludge component of the waste contained up to 0.6% arsenic.(More)
Eight representative beta-adrenoreceptor blocking drugs, acebutolol, atenolol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, pindolol, propranolol, and timolol, were studied in vitro with respect to their potential to block energy-dependent uptake of [3H]amantadine into proximal and distal rat renal tubule fragments in the presence and absence of bicarbonate. Five of the(More)
Orbital fractures are a common result of facial trauma. Sequelae and indications for repair include enophthalmos and/or diplopia from extraocular muscle entrapment. Alloplastic implant placement with careful release of periorbital fat and extraocular muscles can effectively restore extraocular movements, orbital integrity, and anatomic volume. However, rare(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate serial head circumference (HC) measurements and neurodevelopmental (ND) screening before and after surgical revision for craniosynostosis. DESIGN Retrospective assessment. SETTING Tertiary institutional. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS All children treated with single-stage frontal-orbital advancement or total calvarial expansion for(More)
BACKGROUND The medial gastrocnemius muscle flap is commonly used for the reconstruction of defects around the knee and proximal leg. The flap can be raised using either a medial or a posterior midline incision, although no studies have been done comparing the 2 different surgical approaches. METHODS We compared the reach of the medial gastrocnemius muscle(More)
— In this work, we consider the problem of sequential decision making on the state of a two-sensor system with correlated noise. Each of the sensors is either receiving or not receiving a signal obstructed by noise, which gives rise to four possibilities: (noise, noise), (signal, noise), (noise, signal), (signal, signal). We set up the problem as a min-max(More)