Thomas A Nicholas

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BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), often characterized as heartburn, is a highly common presenting complaint to family physicians. This study is the first large, prospective, nationwide family practice outpatient evaluation of the effectiveness of the histamine (H2)-receptor antagonist ranitidine as medical therapy for this disorder. (More)
BACKGROUND The Bonfils intubating fiberscope has a limited upward tip angle of 40 degrees and requires retromolar entry into the hypopharynx. These factors may make its use less desirable when managing the difficult airway because most anesthesia providers are well versed in midline oral intubation rather than the lateral retromolar approach. The Center for(More)
Adductor canal block (ACB) has recently emerged as an alternative to femoral nerve block for pain control after various knee procedures especially knee arthroplasty. In this review article, we will review the anatomy of adductor canal, sonoanatomy, and ultrasound-guided approach for ACB as well as review current evidence regarding the indications of the ACB.
Background The Medical Civic Assistance Program (MEDCAP) is a military commander?s tool developed during the Vietnam War to gain access to and positively influence an indigenous population through the provision of direct medical care provided by military medical personnel, particularly in Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN). An alternative to MEDCAPs is(More)
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