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PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of Nd:YAG laser goniopuncture (LGP) in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) after deep sclerectomy (DS). METHODS We reviewed the outcomes in 258 eyes of 258 consecutive patients who underwent DS or combined phacoemulsification and DS between August 2001 and December 2003. Mitomycin C was used(More)
Evidence of efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) non-responsive to multiple trials of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRI) is limited. We examined the efficacy of CBT in 31 adult patients with DSM-IV OCD who were non-responders to at least two SRI trials. They received 20-25 sessions of CBT over 3-month(More)
AIM To study the efficacy and safety of deep sclerectomy (DS) augmented with intraoperative low dose mitomycin C (MMC) in a west African population. METHODS Prospective, randomised, controlled trial. Trial participants were Nigerian patients with medically uncontrolled primary open angle glaucoma undergoing primary surgery at Maja Hospital, Lagos,(More)
AIMS To investigate the comparative efficacy and safety of deep sclerectomy with and without intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC) application for lowering the intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS A total of 71 eyes of 71 consecutive patients who had routine deep sclerectomy (DS), nonaugmented (DS-noMMC) or with mitomycin C (DS-MMC) augmentation (0.2 mg/ml for(More)
PURPOSE To report outcomes of deep sclerectomy augmented with mitomycin C (MMC) in eyes with raised intraocular pressure (IOP) secondary to uveitis. METHODS This was a retrospective case series of 26 eyes of 26 patients with uveitic glaucoma. Mitomycin C 0.2-0.4 mg/mL was applied subconjunctivally prior to scleral flap dissection for 2-3 minutes. (More)
The classification of pneumonia is increasingly complex as the patient population becomes more diverse. More and more patients are identified with pneumonia attributed to multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, occurring both in the hospital setting and outside of the hospital. This is likely related to the expanding pool of patients at risk for colonization(More)
AIMS To prospectively study the evolution of possible high risk features of conjunctival filtration blebs like avascularity, transconjunctival oozing (TCO), and leaks after mitomycin C (MMC) enhanced glaucoma surgery. METHODS Single observer, 2 year prospective study on bleb characteristics of 125 eyes of 125 consecutive patients who had MMC augmented(More)
OBJECTIVE The first goal of this investigation was to identify individuals with delirium defined by the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) among medical patients with respiratory failure. Our second goal was to compare clinical interventions including use of continuous sedation infusions, the number of ventilator-free days,(More)
OBJECTIVE Prospective single-center study to determine whether the presence of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) has diagnostic utility in patients with pulmonary infiltrates receiving mechanical ventilation and undergoing BAL. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,200-bed urban teaching(More)
PURPOSE To report the long-term comparative outcomes for needle revision with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin C (MMC) of failed trabeculectomy blebs. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective database search was made for all patients who had needle revision with subconjunctival antimetabolite injections on the slit lamp from August 2001 to April 2006.(More)