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STUDY OBJECTIVES To reappraise Boehler's angle and evaluate factors, including centering of the central beam, sex of subjects, and side of the body, that may affect angle measurement. DESIGN Retrospective clinical review. SETTING Emergency department, Level I trauma center. TYPE OF PARTICIPANTS 120 consecutive patients radiographed for ankle injury… (More)
Parathyroid autotransplantation was first described in 1907 by Halsted. However, this simple and effective method of preserving parathyroid function has been used with increasing frequency only during the past 25 years. Beginning in the late 1960s, our group has transplanted normal parathyroid tissue into the ipsilateral sternocleidomastoid muscle whenever… (More)
Abnormalities of the clivus/skull base occur most commonly as a result of disease spread from adjacent structures, but can also occur from primary involvement of the clivus. Traditionally, definitive diagnosis was made by CT guided biopsy or craniotomy. However, lesions can occur in this area that are not amenable to CT guided biopsy or craniotomy.… (More)
We reviewed the radiographic examinations of the esophagus and medical records in 117 patients (55 women and 62 men; mean age, 52 years) in which a marshmallow bolus was also given. A one-third to one-half piece of a standard marshmallow was used with a mean size of 23 mm (+/- 4.5 mm SD) measured in vivo. In 62 patients with no intrinsic structural… (More)
Sixty-three patients (35 women, 28 men; mean age 55 yr) with lower esophageal mucosal ring shown radiographically were examined with a semi-solid bolus consisting of a portion of a standard marshmallow. The most common symptom was dysphagia, present in 46 (73%) patients. Impaction of the marshmallow bolus by the ring occurred in 40 (63%) of the 63 patients,… (More)
The fatty acids in lipid mixtures are adsorbed on dehydrated hydroxy-charged ion exchange resin, the other lipids are removed by washing with solvent, and the adsorbed fatty acids are released with quaternary ammonium base for counting. All manipulations are carried out directly in scintillation vials.
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study is to present an alternative technique to closure of anterior cranial fossa cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. This study also serves to review our experience with our technique and presents some technical "tricks" we have learned through experience. METHODS The design of this study is a clinical chart review.… (More)