Michael H Fealk

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BACKGROUND Despite early studies reporting significant decreases in postoperative pain and morbidity with the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH) compared to traditional hemorrhoidectomy, certain complications and long-term efficacy remain uncertain. This study was performed to assess the prevalence of usage of PPH and the observed postoperative(More)
Chemical burns are associated with significant morbidity, especially anhydrous ammonia burns. Anhydrous ammonia is a colorless, pungent gas that is stored and transported under pressure in liquid form. A 28 year-old patient suffered 45% total body surface area of second and third degree burns as well as inhalational injury from an anhydrous ammonia(More)
INTRODUCTION Our primary objective was to determine the impact of traumatic injury, onset of infection, organ/metabolic dysfunction, and mortality on serum cholesterol. METHODS During 676 surgical intensive care unit (SICU) days, 28 ventilated trauma patients underwent daily measurement of white blood cell (WBC) count and differential, cholesterol,(More)
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