Scott M Graham

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The purpose of the current study was to determine the incidence of distal biceps tendon ruptures within a defined population, to describe the demographics of affected individuals, and to identify potential risk factors. The healthcare system in this study provides care to a known number of members in an area defined by zip codes and proximity to the medical(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of using a double-bundle versus single-bundle graft for posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has not been demonstrated. HYPOTHESIS A double-bundle graft restores knee kinematics better than a single-bundle graft does in tibial inlay PCL reconstructions. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Eight cadaveric(More)
PURPOSE The role of neck dissection after definitive radiation for head-and-neck cancer is controversial. We select patients for neck dissection based on postradiation therapy (post-RT), computed tomography (CT), and [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET). We summarize the clinical outcomes of patients treated with this policy to(More)
PURPOSE To review the University of Iowa experience with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in the treatment of head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS From October 1999 to April 2004, 151 patients with head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma were treated with IMRT for curative intent. One patient was lost to follow-up 2 months(More)
Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) has a worldwide distribution. This survey of 20 otolaryngologic practices throughout the United States confirmed a variation in the frequency of AFRS relative to endoscopic sinus procedures performed for all other diagnoses. The highest incidence occurred in Memphis, Tennessee at 23%, with three other southern practices(More)
OBJECTIVES Several studies have demonstrated an association between herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV-1, but available data on risk factors for HSV-2 acquisition are limited. The objective of this analysis was to determine the incidence and risk factors for HSV-2 acquisition among HIV-1-seronegative female sex workers in Kenya. METHODS Between(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term, health-related quality-of-life outcomes in patients with advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) treated with surgery and postoperative radiation therapy (SRT) or concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CRT). DESIGN Matched-pair study comparing patients with advanced HNC treated with SRT or CRT at least 12 months(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the results of autologous fat injection laryngoplasty in the long-term management of unilateral vocal cord paralysis. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review and clinical voice re-evaluation of patients treated for unilateral vocal cord paralysis with autologous fat injection at the University of Iowa(More)
OBJECT Postoperative CSF leakage can be a serious complication after a transsphenoidal surgical approach. An elevated body mass index (BMI) is a significant risk factor for spontaneous CSF leaks. However, there is no evidence correlating BMI with postoperative CSF leak after transsphenoidal surgery. The authors hypothesized that patients with elevated BMI(More)
Surgical treatment of thyroid-related orbitopathy can be accomplished by transorbital or endoscopic techniques. Transorbital surgery has advantages in the orbital floor and lateral wall, and endoscopic decompression is best suited to the medial orbital wall. We describe a retrospective review of 16 orbits (10 patients) treated with surgery, combining(More)