Ronald L Katz

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PURPOSE Sialoendoscopy is a novel minimally invasive technique to explore the salivary duct system and to treat obstructive salivary disease. This article describes the early clinical experience with endoscopic salivary duct exploration and sialolithectomy in 2 medical centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective case series of 94 patients, with(More)
Thirty-one patients with avascular necrosis of the hip were treated by 34 total hip arthroplasties (THAs). All patients were observed prospectively with a minimum two-year follow-up evaluation (average, 46 months; range, 24-84 months). Twenty had cemented arthroplasties using contemporary cementing techniques. This included insertion of a medullary plug,(More)
Several studies have shown that surgical patients cannot consciously recall or recognize events to which they had been exposed during general anesthesia. Might evidence of memory for intraoperative events be revealed through the performance of a postoperative test that does not require remembering to be deliberate or intentional? Results of the present(More)
In an effort to reconcile conflicting reports in the literature concerning suxamethonium and tubocurarine, we studied the effects of these agents on the adductor pollicis mechanical twitch, adductor pollicis brevis compound action potential and abductor digiti quinti compound action potential. It was observed that the magnitude of block of the adductor(More)
The neuromuscular effects of atracurium were studied in 20 patients anesthetized with 0.8% end-tidal halothane. Neuromuscular blockade was monitored by recording the electromyographic activity of the adductor pollicis muscle resulting from stimulation of the ulnar nerve. Four groups of five patients received single atracurium doses of 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, or 0.4(More)
The characteristics of neuromuscular block produced by alpha-bungarotoxin, a post-junctionally active polypeptide toxin purified from snake venoms, have been studied in vivo in 12 anaesthetized cats, using the sciatic nerve-tibialis anterior muscle preparation. The onset of the neuromuscular block was slow and without fasciculation. The block was(More)
The effects of intravenous (iv) verapamil (0.01 to 1.0 mg/kg) on the constant neuromuscular block produced by an iv infusion of either pancuronium or succinylcholine were studied on the indirectly stimulated gastrocnemius and tibialis-anterior muscles of the rabbit anesthetized with halothane in oxygen. Verapamil alone (n = 6) had no significant effect.(More)