Tyler James Harris

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of injuries missed by initial computed tomography (CT) of the cervical spine in obtunded blunt trauma victims. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Optimal method for excluding cervical spine injury in obtunded trauma patients remains controversial. Trauma centers show marked variation(More)
The incidence of melanoma in Queensland, 40 cases per 100,000 population, is the highest in the world. In this series of 740 melanomas over a 7-year period at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, 21.75% occurred on the head and neck. Of these, 46.5% arose in Hutchinson's melanotic freckle and 54.8% were histologically superficial, that is, Clark Levels I and II or(More)
According to the revised Atlanta classification, severe and moderately severe acute pancreatitis (AP) includes patients with pancreatic and peripancreatic collections with or without organ failure. These collections suggest the presence of pancreatic juice leakage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD)(More)
OBJECTIVE The recent escalation in lower extremity revascularization procedures suggests a concomitant increase in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening. We hypothesized that self-referring physicians would show the greatest growth in noninvasive physiologic testing for PAD and similar trends for revascularization procedures. We compared utilization(More)
PURPOSE To compare outcomes after percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) for acute necrotizing pancreatitis versus those in a randomized controlled trial as a reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between September 2010 and August 2014, CT-guided PCD was the primary treatment for 39 consecutive patients with pancreatic necrosis. The indication for PCD(More)
PURPOSE To report the results of a standard gamble-type survey conducted to explore patients' heuristics in regard to therapy for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients presenting to a vascular and interventional radiology practice because of suspected PAD were asked to indicate their threshold for risk of amputation during a(More)
Spontaneous epidural abscess formation is a rare finding in all populations and even more so in the pediatric population. Its rarity and varied presentations often lead to misdiagnosis. We present a pediatric case in which the diagnosis of spontaneous spinal epidural abscess was missed upon initial presentation and subsequently identified at a later visit(More)