Michael F. Cabbad

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INTRODUCTION Residents traditionally acquire surgical skills through on-the-job training. Minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques present additional demands to master complex surgical procedures in a remote 2-dimensional venue. We examined the effectiveness of a brief warm-up laparoscopic simulation toward improving operative proficiency. METHODS Using(More)
Placental/umbilical cord blood (PCB) is a source of hematopoietic stem cells for bone marrow reconstitution. Engraftment speed and survival are related to the total nucleated cell (TNC) dose of the graft. This study explored the possible influence on engraftment of nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) in the graft. Automated hematology analyzers were used to(More)
Although post-cesarean section endometritis is a common postoperative complication, little has been reported on the safety of short-course therapy, particularly in indigent populations. Our preliminary data on 25 indigent patients with endometritis treated only until 24 to 36 hours after defervescence suggest that courses of antibiotics need not routinely(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examines the patient's own appraisal of her sexual responsiveness after hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN Four hundred women who had undergone hysterectomy within a 3-year period were selected randomly and asked to respond to a questionnaire that was devised to ascertain the patient's own objective evaluation of self-image, sexuality,(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study developed and evaluated a practical teaching model and training protocol for Word catheter placement in the treatment of a Bartholin gland cyst. STUDY DESIGN Residents were asked to treat a model of the female perineum, fashioned from harvested porcine tissue, with a simulated Bartholin cyst via Word catheter placement and(More)
Fetal heart rate (FHR) decelerations during a contraction stress test are recognized as signs of possible uteroplacental insufficiency. Although these decelerations have been described commonly in intrauterine pregnancies, they have not been noted in extrauterine pregnancies. Reported herein are FHR decelerations associated with oxytocin infusion in an(More)
OBJECTIVE Umbilical cord blood is an effective alternative to bone marrow as a source of hematopoietic stem cells in transplantation. However, the amount of donor blood and the cell content that are collected may be insufficient for engraftment in some adult recipients. This study identifies obstetric factors that affect retrievable placental cord blood(More)
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