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Little is known about the effect of anesthetic management on long-term outcomes. We designed a prospective observational study of adult patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery with general anesthesia to determine if mortality in the first year after surgery is associated with demographic, preoperative clinical, surgical, or intraoperative variables.(More)
Fluid shear stress (SS) has been shown to be a prevailing physiological stimulus in the regulation of bone cell metabolism and so are the exogenous biomechanical forces, like ultrasound (US) and vibration. The purpose of this study is to elaborate the interplay of laminar fluid SS with low-intensity pulsed US in the regulation of prostaglandin H synthase 2(More)
Pancreatic fistula is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy. External drainage of pancreaticojejunostomy anastomosis with a stent is used to reduce the rate of pancreatic fistula. This study compares the rates of pancreatic fistula between external stent drainage versus no-stent drainage for pancreaticojejunal anastomosis(More)
There is limited literature on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with recent myocardial infarction and in those with reduced cardiac output. In this report, we describe the safe use of ECT in a 70-year-male suffering from severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms. He had a history of poor response to adequate pharmacotherapy and(More)
The objectives of this paper are to determine the role of surface states in determining the electrical and optical properties of semiconductor quantum dots in colloidal suspensions, and to use biomolecules to facilitate the chemically-directed assembly of quantum dots networks with densities approximating 10 cm. Absorption spectra and photoluminescence (PL)(More)
The current available literature is not unanimous in reporting the utility of short-axis and long-axis techniques for radial artery cannulation in both adults and children. This study was designed to compare short-axis out-of-plane (SA-OOP) and long-axis in-plane (LA-IP) techniques in ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation in adults. In this(More)