Quintessa Miller

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BACKGROUND Patients with malignant pleural effusion, recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax, and recurrent benign pleural effusions may have significant relief of their symptoms with chemical pleurodesis. Talc is the most frequently used chemical sclerosant; however, it has been known to induce Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Other agents such as(More)
This study evaluated the effect of fenoldopam, a selective dopamine (DA1) agonist, on renal blood flow and renal tubular function following renal ischemia induced by suprarenal aortic cross-clamping. Twenty anesthetized research pigs received either fenoldopam (10 micro g/kg/min; n = 10) or saline ( n = 10) beginning 20 min before suprarenal aortic(More)
The inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) free flap represents an alternative technique for autogenous breast reconstruction in patients with insufficient abdominal donor tissue. Historically, patients underwent a staged approach for bilateral breast reconstruction with the IGAP because it is technically demanding and can be time consuming. The(More)
PURPOSE Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC), originally developed as an adjunct to wound care, has gained popularity in managing complex, chronic wounds. This study was designed to compare VAC with traditional saline-wet-to-dry (WD) dressings on acute wound healing in a pig model. METHODS Nine animals were divided into groups of 3. Three rows of 2, 4-cm(More)
Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disability among people between 18 and 64 years of age. Patients with musculoskeletal injuries of the upper extremities are usually evaluated and treated by an individual physician and therapist. However, for patients who have problems, especially after being treated by a hand surgeon and a certified hand(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS The aim of the study was to determine the effect of direct application of epinephrine solution on peripheral nerve conduction latency and amplitude. It was hypothesized that epinephrine does not cause neurapraxia when a standard (1:10,000) solution is applied topically. STUDY DESIGN Eleven animals were divided into two groups of five(More)
S: POSTER PRESENTATIONS P1 Assessment of the Teratogenicity of Isosuifan Blue (Lymphazurin 1%) S.B. Banks,* Q. Miller, J.G. Harre, M.C. Lilly, D.M. Rose. Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, MS. INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the effects of isosulfan blue (Lymphazurin 1%) in developing fetuses of pregnant female rats. Ifisosulfan blue were found to be safe(More)
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