Robert D Glatter

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Sulphur mustard (SM) is a potent incapacitating chemical warfare agent that remains a threat to war fighters and civilians worldwide. SM lesions may require weeks or months to heal, depending upon their severity. This study was undertaken to find a treatment regimen that promotes speedier healing of deep cutaneous SM burns in a weanling(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term clinical and histologic outcome of immediate autografting of full-thickness burn wounds ablated with a high-power continuous-wave CO2 laser to sharply débrided wounds in a porcine model. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Continuous-wave CO2 lasers have performed poorly as tools for burn excision because the large amount of thermal(More)
The consequences of receiving a cutaneous sulfur mustard (SM) burn are prolonged wound healing and secondary infection. This study was undertaken to find a treatment that promotes quick healing with few complications and minimal disfigurement. Multiple deep SM burns (4 cm diameter) were generated on the ventrum of weanling pigs and treated at 48 h. Four(More)
BACKGROUND We developed a large animal model of the "cannot intubate/cannot ventilate" (CNI/V) scenario to compare percutaneous transcricoid manual jet ventilation (MJV) with surgical cricothyroidotomy (SC). METHODS Twelve sheep weighing 40-80 kg were assigned to MJV or SC groups. After sedation, intubation, and line placement, CNI/V was simulated by(More)
BACKGROUND Newer CO2 laser systems incorporating short pulse and scanning technology have been used effectively to resurface the skin. As the number of resurfacing cases has increased, hypertrophic scarring has been reported more commonly. Previous dermabrasion and continuous wave CO2 studies have suggested that depth of injury and thermal damage are(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of wiping in laser skin resurfacing has not been systematically studied. METHODS We examined the effects of wiping during single- and multiple-pass high energy pulsed CO2 laser skin resurfacing in a farm pig. Consequences of wiping were evaluated with regard to depth of residual thermal damage, tissue necrosis, and fibroplasia. Also,(More)
This report of four patients (2 male, 2 female) presents preliminary results of treatment of chronic skin wounds with cultured skin substitutes prepared from allogeneic human skin cells and collagen substrates. The patients ranged in age from 64 to 73 years (mean: 67.25). The etiologies of their wounds were saphenous veinectomy, venous stasis, peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND Scanning, high-powered carbon dioxide laser ablation of eschar may facilitate blood conservation in patients with burns. METHODS Twenty-one children with full-thickness burns that required serial excisions were enrolled in a Human Studies Committee approved protocol in which a full-thickness wound was ablated with a rapidly scanned continuous(More)
A patient who presented to the emergency department with severe, recurrent abdominal pain demonstrated Chilaiditi's sign, a radiographic term for interposition of the hepatic flexure of the colon between the liver and right hemidiaphragm. Workup of this clinical case revealed anomalous colonic anatomy, which led to successful laparoscopic corrective(More)
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