William Keith Hamilton

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BACKGROUND There is controversy as to the efficacy of various measures in the prophylaxis of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. In addition, it has been suggested that clear-corneal incisions may convey an increased risk of postoperative infection. We performed a retrospective review to assess the effect of prophylactic antibiotics and incision type on(More)
Ever since Sorsby described his pseudoinflammatory dystrophy in five families, its characteristics have been unclear. The findings in ten affected members of a seven-generation pedigree are discussed and the literature is reviewed. Patients with this dominantly inherited fundus dystrophy lose central vision between the second and fourth decade of life.(More)
To examine whether the hemodynamic responses to halothane or morphine-nitrous oxide anesthesia produce different patterns of myocardial ischemia in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization, we studied 26 patients anesthetized with nitrous oxide (50%) and either halothane (0.2% to 1.0% end-tidal concentration) or morphine (2 mg/kg, given(More)
In a prospective, randomized trial, the effectiveness of sterile anesthesia breathing circuits having bacterial filters in decreasing the incidence of postoperative pulmonary infection was evaluated. Two hundred ninety-three patients undergoing major surgical procedures were assigned randomly to receive anesthetics through a sterile, disposable circuit(More)