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—A new optical instrument has been developed that captures 2-D images at high speed and high sensitivity using 1-D photomultiplier tube arrays. The arrays are orthogonally aligned, and using a coaligned video-speed imager, fast images can be reconstructed using matrix inversion techniques. The instrument can be used to make measurements of optical… (More)
Persistent myofibroblast differentiation is a hallmark of fibrotic diseases. Myofibroblasts are characterized by de novo expression of alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA) and excess fibronectin assembly. Recent studies provide conflicting reports on the effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib on myofibroblast differentiation and fibrosis. Also, it is… (More)
We present a case of a right external hemipelvectomy for chondroblastic osteosarcoma originating from the right ilium and reconstruction with salvage parts; cardiopulmonary bypass preserved anterior thigh free flap. The resection required sacrifice of the right common iliac artery and vein and the entire right gluteus maximus muscle. The first stage of the… (More)
Ankyloglossum superius (or ankyloglossia superior) is a rare congenital craniofacial condition characterized by tongue tip adherence to the hard palate and associated limb abnormalities. There have been few reports of this condition in the literature. We present a patient with ankyloglossum superius syndrome and discuss diagnosis and surgical management.
Three fourths of chief residents in general surgery receive further specialty training. The end to start-of-year transition can create administrative conflicts between the residency and the specialty training program. An Internet-based questionnaire surveyed general surgery and surgical specialty program directors to define issues and possible solutions… (More)