Ralph R Gomez

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BACKGROUND We conducted this study to determine whether the dry fibrin sealant dressing (DFSD) would stop bleeding from a grade V liver injury and to evaluate the effects of leaving the absorbable DFSD in survival animals. METHODS Twenty-four swine (40+/-3.0 kg) received a uniform grade V liver injury and were randomized to one of four 1-hour treatment(More)
We report a case of 2 large calculi encased within a 15 gm. tumor of cystitis cystica and cystitis glandularis. The patient presented with acute right epididymitis. An excretory urogram showed 2 bladder calculi. Cystoscopy revealed a mass around the stones resembling adenocarcinoma of the bladder base. Transurethral resection of the tumor and(More)
BACKGROUND Accidental intravenous introduction of commercial bovine thrombin (BT) during use of fibrin glue may result in profound hypotension. Commercial human thrombin (HT) is now available. This study compared the effects of intravenous BT versus HT in swine. METHODS Swine received 30 U/kg BT, 60 U/kg BT, 30 U/kg HT, or 60 U/kg HT intravenously. Mean(More)
529 Background: American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) trial 6657, the imaging component of the I-SPY trial (CALGB 150007/150012), is testing MRI for predicting response to treatment and stratifying risk-of-recurrence in patients with locally-advanced breast cancer. We report preliminary results evaluating MRI for prediction of pathologic(More)
1503 Background: It is assumed that most locally advanced breast cancers (LABC) could be detected at an earlier stage with routine screening. However, LABCs may present between screens as interval cancers (IC). ICs present at an earlier age, with higher grade, larger size, and are associated with lower survival, compared to screen-detected cancers (SDC),(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections may be the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) among adolescents and young adults. A strong association exists for certain "high-risk" HPV-type cervical infections and subsequent evolution of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions. The objective of this study was to detect HPV in cervical(More)
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