Sean M Griffin

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BACKGROUND We previously found no reduction in heterotopic ossification (HO) rates after acetabular surgery with indomethacin compared with a placebo. We subsequently abandoned routine indomethacin therapy after acetabular surgery but questioned whether the incidence had changed using a posterior approach. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore determined (1)(More)
BACKGROUND As many as 50% of patients with reflux symptoms have no endoscopic evidence of oesophagitis. This multicentre study was designed to assess symptom relief after omeprazole 20 mg once daily in patients with symptoms typical of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease but without endoscopic evidence of oesophagitis. METHODS Patients (n = 209) were(More)
The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Match is now in its fourth year as the principal match service for prospective orthopaedic traumatology fellowship candidates. The match is facilitated by SF Match. There are now more than 50 participating programs in the United States and Canada, and the number of applicants has expanded in recent years. For many(More)
While it is known that diesel fuel combustion engines produce much lower concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) than gasoline engines, these emissions could certainly generate lethal ambient concentrations given a sufficient amount of time in an enclosed space and under suitable environmental conditions. The authors report a case of CO poisoning which was(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate lactate levels before reamed intramedullary nailing (IMN) of femur fractures treated with early fixation. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Three academic, tertiary care trauma centers. PATIENTS Age ≥18 years, injury severity score ≥17, admission lactate ≥ 2.5 mmol/L, elevated preoperative lactate = preoperative lactate ≥ 2.5(More)
A case of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was induced through immunosuppression following thoracic duct ligation. The patient initially presented with an esophageal adenocarcinoma, which was totally resected. She is human immunodeficiency virus-negative and not undergoing immunosuppressive treatment.
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