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PURPOSE Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide benefit to patients following spinal fusion surgery, their routine administration has remained controversial due to concerns about possible deleterious effects on bone healing. The goal of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence of non-union following the perioperative(More)
The medial longitudinal arch is unique among homo sapiens. This specialization of the human foot is believed to be necessary to the habitual bipedal gait pattern. Mechanical integrity of the arch depends on static and dynamic anatomic factors. The posterior tibial tendon in particular is situated to provide dynamic support along the plantar aspect of the(More)
A Samoan patient and a Saudi-Arabian patient were found to have abnormalities in the pattern of organic acid metabolites characteristic of 3-methylcrotonylglycinuria, propionic acidaemia and lactic acidosis. Both patients died early in life. The metabolic pattern is diagnostic of multiple carboxylase deficiency and an enzymatic diagnosis was made in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To design and evaluate an ex vivo model of tracheomalacia with and without a three-dimensional (3D)-printed external tracheal splint. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, ex vivo animal trial. METHODS Three groups of ex vivo porcine tracheas were used: 1) control (unmanipulated trachea), 2) tracheomalacia (tracheal rings partially incised and crushed),(More)
Anatomical, histological, and histochemical studies were performed on normal and abnormal fat pads of the sole of cadaver feet. The fat pads were found to contain a significant nerve and blood supply separate from that to the surrounding musculature and skin. Pacinian corpuscles and free nerve endings within the fat were identified. Histological analysis(More)
Hemostasis is essential during endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Patients must be adequately assessed for bleeding risk to appropriately consent to surgery. The patient and the surgeon must be aware of the individual bleeding risk for a given procedure. A thorough history and physical examination is the best screening methodology available to(More)
The ability to speak and communicate with one's voice is a unique human characteristic and is fundamental to many activities of daily living, such as talking on the phone and speaking to loved ones. When the larynx is removed during a total laryngectomy (TL), loss of voice can lead to a devastating decrease in a patient's quality of life, and precipitate(More)
Current explanations for anchoring phenomena seem to be unable to account for the diversity of effects found by 40 years of research. Additionally, the theories do not have much to say about the processes that make anchors so resilient to modification. I argue that by focusing on the mechanisms involved in spatial representation, we can account for most(More)