William F. Sheridan

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OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and effectiveness of three methods of reversing coagulopathic effects of warfarin in patients with potentially life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS A retrospective electronic medical record review of 63 patients with warfarin-related intracranial hemorrhage between 2007 and 2010 in an integrated health care(More)
BACKGROUND External ventricular drains (EVDs) are associated with high rates of infection, and EVD infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the introduction of an evidence-based EVD infection control protocol could reduce the rate of EVD infections. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of an EVD infection(More)
There is little information on the sexual activity of patients with end-stage renal failure in spite of its being mentioned as a common side effect of kidney disease and chronic hemodialysis. In this report 32 married, male dialysis patients, 19 of whom had also received renal homografts, were interviewed and a detailed sexual history obtained. Twenty per(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hypertonic saline (3% NaCl) infusions can be used to treat acute neurologic hyponatremia (ANH) in critically ill patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders such as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Adjustments in the rate of hypertonic saline infusions to treat ANH are needed to achieve a goal sodium range and are usually made on(More)
An acute subdural hematoma (SDH) requiring surgical intervention is treated with craniotomy or craniectomy, in part because it is generally accepted that coagulated blood present in the acute phase cannot be adequately evacuated by less-invasive means such as bur hole drainage. However, a hyperacute SDH in the first few hours after trauma can have(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate a multiyear experience with subdural evacuating port system (SEPS) placement for chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) in the intensive care unit at a tertiary neurosurgical center and to compare SEPS placement with bur hole evacuation in the operating room. METHODS All cases of cSDH evacuation were captured over(More)
JAUNDICE DURING PREGNANCY. By Urs Peter Haemmerli. New York, Springer-Verlag, Inc., 1967. 111 pp. $3.80, paperbound. Jaundice During Pregnancy is an excellent monograph which should be read by all internists, obstetricians, and pediatricians, and which should be available in all medical libraries for ready reference. The author concisely summarizes the(More)
In a four-week, double-blind, clinical trial thirty-one patients with depressive neurosis were treated with viloxazine, doxepin, or placebo. There were no differences among the three groups in therapeutic effects. Many depressed out-patients improve on placebo. Viloxazine hydrochloride is one of a series of compounds developed to explore the central nervous(More)
OBJECTIVE External ventricular drains (EVDs) historically have a high rate of infection, and EVD infections are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. We have shown previously that a simple infection control protocol reduced the rate of EVD infections during a 3-year period, and the present study examines whether infection rates were durably(More)
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