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As a rule, adult and pediatric patients with thermal injuries that involve more than 90% total body surface area (TBSA) burn have poor prognoses. Even for patients who are 5 to 34 years old with a 70% TBSA burn, the mortality rate is 80%. Lack of autologous donor skin, which is essential for permanent wound closure, is the major problem. Recent advances in(More)
The current retrospective study reports the results of the 98 outpatient procedures using a modified version of needle localized excisional biopsies of occult lesions of the breast at a community hospital. Intraoperative fluoroscopy is used to direct a second needle placement along the dissection tract to localize more accurately the intraglandular lesion.(More)
The current placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was done to determine the effect of preoperative 1-desamino-8-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) infusion on blood loss in patients undergoing burn débridement and grafting, a patient population in which extreme blood loss is a frequent occurrence. Eleven patients undergoing 22 surgical procedures(More)
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