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We describe the clinical features of S-C hemoglobin disease in 106 adults seen during the years 1972-2000 and followed for a mean period of 6.8 years (range 1-27 years). The median age of the patients was 50 years. Common clinical features were pain crisis (65%), avascular necrosis of the hip (23%), proliferative sickle retinopathy (34%), and splenic(More)
This paper reports in detail, for the first time, on two anesthetic procedures performed on a 15-yr-old, 530 kg, adult male Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). The anesthetic procedures were carried out in order to perform semen collection via electro-ejaculation, using well-established methods, and in order to examine and sample bilateral(More)
Nineteen women receiving their first cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer were randomized between two antiemetic drugs: methylprednisolone (MPN) 125mg and metoclopramide (MCP) 20mg, both given by intravenous push as a single dose. The chemotherapy included: cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil (CMF). The total response rates(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the efficacy of one dose and a short course (3 doses) of amoxycillin therapy for the prevention of infection following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO). Patients who qualified for the trial were randomly divided into two groups: group I patients were given a single injection of amoxycillin 1.0 g administered(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following total knee arthroplasty in an Asian population. METHODS A prospective study of 149 consecutive cases of total knee arthroplasty done for osteoarthritis was conducted over a 5-year period. All patients underwent duplex ultrasonographic assessment of the lower limbs within the(More)
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