Patricia L. Fleming

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Injuries to the sciatic nerve are an occasional complication of surgery to the hip and acetabulum, and traction is frequently the causative mechanism. In vitro and animal experiments have shown that increased tensile strain on peripheral nerves, when applied for prolonged periods, impairs nerve function. We have used video-extensometry to measure strain on(More)
The radial nerve penetrates the lateral intermuscular septum of the arm before dividing into deep and superficial branches. It may be encountered in both anterior and posterior approaches to the humerus. An ability to accurately predict the point at which the nerve pierces the septum would be valuable during surgery in the arm, and would facilitate planning(More)
SUGGESTED CITATION Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for national human immu-nodeficiency virus case surveillance, including monitoring for human immuno-deficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. MMWR 1999;48(No. RR-13):[inclusive page numbers]. References to sites of non-CDC organizations on the Internet are(More)
BACKGROUND After the first two cases of locally-acquired HIV infection were recognized in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), a public health response was initiated. The purpose of the response was to assess the need for HIV education and prevention services, to develop recommendations for controlling further spread of HIV in Chuuk, and to(More)
OBJECT In this single-center study, the authors examined the clinical characteristics, risk factors, treatment strategies, and outcomes in patients with thrombosis associated with ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts. METHODS Inpatient and outpatient charts of patients who underwent treatment and follow-up in the Hematology-Oncology Division at the authors'(More)
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