Randy J Woods

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BACKGROUND Blunt Bowel and Mesenteric injuries (BBMI) can present diagnostic difficulties and are occasionally recognized in a delayed fashion. Most studies evaluating these injuries predate multidetector Computerized Tomography (CT) scan technology. We set out to analyze whether the current era of multislice CT scanning has led to changes in the incidence(More)
INTRODUCTION During surgical residency, trainees are expected to master all the 6 competencies specified by the ACGME. Surgical training programs are also evaluated, in part, by the residency review committee based on the percentage of graduates of the program who successfully complete the qualifying examination and the certification examination of the(More)
BACKGROUND Nonoperative management (NOM) of splenic trauma is now the standard in stable trauma patients. Splenic artery embolization (SAE) is an increasingly used adjunct to NOM. We examined complications arising from SAE. METHODS Patients admitted to a level I trauma center with splenic trauma over a 26-month period were identified. Management method,(More)
Erosive changes and syndesmophyte formation, characteristics of spondyloarthropathy, were present in 79/2906 skeletons in the Todd Collection. Holistic assessment of this defined population allowed it to be distinguished from rheumatoid and other erosive forms of arthritis. Characterization of the nature and distribution of osseous alterations in a(More)
Spondyloarthropathy was observed in 25 (2.8%) of 895 preserved canid museum specimens and was catalogued by species. The associated skeletal alterations in canids are indistinguishable grossly and physiologically from those in humans with spondyloarthropathy of the reactive type. Rate of affliction was independent of captive or wild-caught status or gender.(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal computed tomography scanning (AbdCTS) is the standard of care in the evaluation of blunt trauma patients. The liberal use of AbdCTS coupled with advancing imaging technology often results in the detection of incidental findings. OBJECTIVES We sought to characterize the incidence and prevalence of such findings, describe the lesions(More)
Uncertainties as to the nature and implications of osteoarthritis and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) in primates were subject to critical review through examination of 153 prosimians and 1,250 Old World non-prosimian primates. Osteoarthritis, calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, and infectious arthritis/osteomyelitis were relatively(More)
The fifth centennial of Columbus stimulates renewed interest in New World origins of disease. The earliest documentation of rheumatoid arthritis was in the New World. Subsequent study of its distribution in the New World in antiquity defines localization to a very specific geographic region. The absence of rheumatoid arthritis in 63 archaeological sites(More)
BACKGROUND Optimizing cerebral oxygenation is advocated to improve outcome in head-injured patients. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes in brain-injured patients treated with 2 types of monitors. METHODS Patients with traumatic brain injury and a Glasgow Coma Scale score<8 were identified on admission. A polarographic cerebral(More)