Norman L Meyer

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BACKGROUND Although prophylactic antibiotic medications have been shown to reduce the incidence of postoperative infectious morbidity after cesarean delivery, the most effective regimens have not been established. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the efficacy and costs of prophylaxis with cefazolin alone with cefazolin plus metronidazole. (More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to compare urinary protein dipstick values with standard 24-hour urinary protein excretion in women with hypertension in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Urinary protein dipstick determinations and concurrent 24-hour urinary protein excretion measurements were compared by review of 300 urine samples obtained from women with hypertension(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the incidence of and evaluate risk factors for postpartum glucose intolerance among predominantly black gestational diabetic women. STUDY DESIGN One hundred forty-five gestational diabetics underwent a standard 2-hour glucose tolerance test in the early puerperium according to the criteria of the National Diabetes(More)
A study of peritoneal healing after specific types of peritoneal injury was conducted in rabbits. Histologic specimens were examined at four, eight, 12, 24, and 48 hours, and at five, seven, and 14 days postperitoneal injury. Comparison of types of injury and attempts at peritoneal repair revealed differences in healing mechanisms. Histologic evidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of continuous local anesthetic infusion system for pain control after cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN This was a randomized prospective double-blind study. Patients who underwent cesarean delivery had a pain system implanted subcutaneously after closure of the fascia. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare success rates of 643 patients who had ectopic pregnancy from the same database who were treated with multidose or single-dose methotrexate protocols. STUDY DESIGN We compared demographics, gestational age, serum human chorionic gonadotropin, progesterone levels, ectopic sac size and volume, overall(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a history of previous ectopic pregnancy is an independent risk factor for failure of methotrexate therapy in subsequent ectopic pregnancies and whether the previous treatment method influenced failure. SETTING Inner-city teaching hospital. DESIGN Retrospective case review. PATIENT(S) Five hundred four consecutive(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Our goal is to review recent articles that examine the current state of fetal transfusion therapy from technique to education. RECENT FINDINGS Even as technology facilitates physicians' diagnosis and treatment of rare disorders requiring fetal transfusion therapy, longstanding questions remain such as the use of intravascular versus(More)
The morphogenetic events associated with rabbit eggs aged in vitro for 12 to 50 hours prior to mixing with sperm have been examined by light and electron microscopy. After 12 hours in culture, morphological alterations of the meiotic spindle and the cortex of unfertilized eggs were evident. By 24 to 50 hours in culture, unfertilized eggs contained(More)