Phillip B Shaffer

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A long-term radiographic follow-up study was conducted on 24 patients (34 hips) who underwent core decompression of the femoral head for avascular necrosis (AVN). The purpose of the study was to assess the potential correlation between the extent of AVN, as determined with preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and development of collapse. The(More)
Acute experimental osteomyelitis and abscesses were induced in the proximal tibia and surrounding soft tissues, respectively, in 67 New Zealand white rabbits. Fifty-three rabbits were injected with a Staphylococcus aureus solution and 26, with sterile saline in tibial medullae and/or surrounding soft tissues. Contrast material-enhanced computed tomography(More)
Acute osteomyelitis, soft-tissue infection, or both were experimentally produced in 38 New Zealand white rabbits, and three-phase technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate, gallium-67, and magnetic resonance (MR) images were obtained 7 or 14 days after infection. There was no significant difference between radionuclide studies and MR images in the detection of(More)
This study characterizes the appearance of periosteal reaction by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and evaluates the efficacy of MRI versus computed tomography (CT), and plain film radiography (PF) in detecting early, experimentally induced periostitis. Acute Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis was induced in 30 legs of 20 New Zealand white rabbits. The(More)
To assess the effect of rapid preload reduction on left ventricular performance in nonischemic cardiomyopathy, 11 patients were studied during inferior vena caval (IVC) balloon occlusion. Five developed sustained pulsus alternans. During pulsus alternans, the strong beats demonstrated systolic performance characteristics similar to baseline values, despite(More)
Obstructive jaundice was produced in 11 dogs by common bile duct ligation for 4 weeks, then biliary decompression was performed by bilioenteric anastomosis. Animals were regularly studied over the 2 months after decompression by the following methods: (1) serum biochemistry was monitored; (2) light microscopic changes in serial liver biopsies were graded;(More)
This study was designed to investigate the potential role of radionuclide angiographic phase imaging in defining ventricular pacing sites. Twenty patients were paced from multiple right ventricular and left ventricular sites. Ten patients had both normal wall motion and normal electrocardiograms (ECGs), while 10 patients had segmental wall motion(More)
The diagnosis of postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis has in the past been based purely on either clinical findings or surgical findings. There is almost no mention of this entity in the diagnostic imaging literature, a reflection of the lack of a means to demonstrate the vein that has existed to this time. We present a case in which the thrombosed vein(More)