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This animal study was designed to investigate HBO as a treatment or prophylaxis for radiation myelitis. All animals received identical spinal cord radiation doses of 69 Gy in 10 daily fractions. Group I received no HBO; group II began HBO at the onset of signs of myelitis; group III received HBO with prophylactic intent beginning 6 wk after irradiation; and(More)
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BACKGROUND Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's (MHRA's) Medical Device Alert MDA/2004/048 described bias in some endocrine test results obtained on a few immunoassay platforms, particularly the Bayer Advia Centaur instrument, when using blood specimens collected into Becton Dickinson (BD) Vacutainer SSTII Advance tubes. As users of BD(More)
This article, the sixth in the ongoing To The Point Series produced by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, reviews the Reporter-Interpreter-Manager-Educator (RIME) method for the evaluation of student clinical performance on the obstetrics and gynecology rotation. This article discusses the(More)
Intensive training and re-education of peritoneal dialysis (PD) exchange technique has been advocated to minimize peritonitis rate. However, re-education of patients that are established on PD for some years can be difficult and a minority of patients on PD remain susceptible to repeated episodes of peritonitis. The UV Flash Compact system (Baxter(More)
Laparoscopic bowel surgery is a recent application of minimally invasive videoscopic techniques. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the bowel, the background of bowel disorders and their treatment, signs and symptoms of bowel disease, and the patient selection process can help perioperative nurses better care for patients diagnosed with colon(More)
This paper describes the first attempt by a general practice in Bournemouth, UK to apply continuous quality improvement (CQI) methodology to its own working practices. It has been written in the hope that some of the lessons learnt might be of value to other practices interested in exploring a similar approach. In his classic “bad apples” paper of 1989,(More)
BACKGROUND Peritonitis remains the most important complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). The success rate of restarting PD after severe peritonitis (peritonitis unresolved despite treatment with appropriate antibiotics for 3 days, or fungal or pseudomonas infections) is unclear. We wished to determine PD technique survival and overall mortality when PD(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of the vector scalar unit (VSU) in the first-generation CELL processor. VSU executes floating-point and vector media extension instructions. VSU contains 1.7 million transistors and occupies an area of 3.1 mm/sup 2/ in a 90nm PD-SOI technology. Extensive static and dynamic circuit techniques are used to(More)