Preston L Carter

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BACKGROUND Morbid obesity continues to increase in the United States, which accounts for the increase in bariatric procedures performed. After these patients experience massive weight loss, many are left with a redundant pannus that poses physical limitations and psychosocial disturbances. An increasing proportion of bariatric patients are returning for(More)
The cause of sepsis in the intensive care unit patient can be a perplexing diagnostic problem. We have recently encountered seven patients who had sepsis associated with sinusitis of the paranasal sinuses. They represented 26 percent of all patients who had nasotracheal intubation for 5 days or more. Sinusitis as a complication of nasotracheal intubation(More)
A 10-year-old girl had arterial hypertension, generalized neurofibromatosis, coarctation of the abdominal aorta and multiple stenoses at the origin of each renal artery. After resection of the stenotic areas and reimplantation of the renal arteries in the aorta, her arterial pressure decreased substantially. However, hypertension recurred and radiologic(More)
BACKGROUND We reviewed our experience with stereotactic core needle breast biopsy (SCNBB) for accuracy, complication rate, and staging profile of malignancies diagnosed. METHODS Since March 1993, 530 stereotactic biopsies were performed. Of these, 25 cases underwent stereotactic core needle biopsy with subsequent wire-guided biopsy. RESULTS In 25(More)
ONCONASE(R) (ONC), previously known as P-30 Protein, is a novel amphibian protein isolated from Rana pipiens eggs/early embryos (1) which demonstrates cytostatic and cytotoxic activity against several human tumor cell lines in vitro, as well as anti-tumor activity in vivo. Animal toxicology studies in rats and dogs revealed dose-dependent weight loss, some(More)
One hundred sixty-four consecutive tracheotomies are reviewed over the 10-year period 1972-1981. Early in the series acute inflammatory airway obstruction was the major indication for tracheotomy, being 60% of cases in the first 3 years. In the last 3 years this fell to approximately 15%. After 1975 nasotracheal intubation replaced tracheotomy for acute(More)
We performed a 1 year review of mammographic interpretations and breast biopsy experiences at Madigan Army Medical Center, correlating biopsy results with mammographic interpretations when possible. Fibrocystic mammary dysplasia was reported in two thirds of our patients, with interpretations heavily weighted toward findings of moderate or severe dysplasia.(More)