Wafa Nichols

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A 15-year experience with 27 patients, 20 to 75 years of age, with refractory venous stasis ulcers is presented. All patients had been managed with support hose, elevation, elastic wraps, Unna's paste boots, and graduated compression stockings. Because of multiple recurrences of their ulcers, the patients were offered surgical treatment to reduce the venous(More)
Superficial temporal artery (STA) aneurysms as a result of trauma represent less than 1% of reported aneurysms. During the past 200 years only the type of trauma and the preferred treatment have significantly changed. Patients are generally young men with a recent history of blunt head trauma. They may complain of a mass, headache, or other vague symptoms.(More)
A systematic comparison has been made of six suture materials used as subcuticular closure of abdominal incisions in dogs. The effect on wound healing was measured by mechanical, biochemical, and histologic methods. No difference was demonstrated in wound breading strength among wounds closed with different suture materials up to 28 days postoperatively. At(More)
Thrombocytopenia was associated with the presence of heparin-coated pulmonary artery catheters in 12 patients with heparin-associated antiplatelet antibodies. The thrombocytopenia persisted so long as the heparin-coated catheters were in place, even when all other sources of heparin were discontinued. The high morbidity and mortality associated with(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the incidence rate of heparin-associated antiplatelet antibodies (HAAb) in patients who require major vascular reconstruction and to determine whether the HAAb were associated with perioperative thrombotic events. METHODS One hundred six patients who underwent elective arterial reconstruction for(More)
A new method of treatment of spondyloptosis is presented utilizing a staged approach. The first stage consists of a vertebral body resection of L5 along with the L4-5 and L5-S1 discs. The second stage procedure consists of removal of the loose posterior element, the articular processes, and pedicles of L5 and reduction of L4 onto the sacrum. The technique(More)
BACKGROUND Patients are frequently exposed to heparin during hemodialysis (HD) to prevent thrombosis of the extracorporeal circuit. Other groups with frequent heparin exposures have a high rate of development of heparin-associated antiplatelet antibodies (HAAb). We sought to define the prevalence of HAAb in HD patients and evaluate their effects. METHODS(More)
There is scanty knowledge of the morphology of peritoneal dialysis catheter tunnels in humans, even though such knowledge may impact on peritoneal catheter design, implantation and postimplantation care. Past descriptions of catheter tunnels are based mainly on data from animal experiments. Based on these data, it has been assumed that epidermal spreading(More)