William Rainey Johnson

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The virulence of the CDC1551 strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was compared to that of H37Rv in a rabbit inhalation model. While rabbits that inhaled the two strains produced equal numbers of grossly visible primary tubercles, CDC1551 tubercles were smaller and contained fewer bacilli than H37Rv tubercles. These findings suggest that a miniepidemic near(More)
Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) is an important and potentially catastrophic complication of thyroid surgery. Permanent RLNP occurs in 0.3-3% of cases, with transient palsies in 5-8%. A literature review and analysis of recent data regarding RLNP in thyroid surgery was performed, with particular focus on the identification of high-risk patients, the(More)
PURPOSE To date, few large-scale original studies have focused specifically on local recurrence following curative lung cancer surgery. This review seeks to consolidate and analyze data from these studies regarding local recurrence incidence, risk factors, salvage treatments, and outcomes to increase awareness in the Oncology community and to spark new(More)
This compares outcome measures of current pectus excavatum (PEx) treatments, namely the Nuss and Ravitch procedures, in pediatric and adult patients. Original investigations that stratified PEx patients based on current treatment and age (pediatric=0-21; adult 17-99) were considered for inclusion. Outcome measures were: operation duration, analgesia(More)
Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital abnormality of the chest wall. It may lead to adverse psychosocial development and preoccupation with a negative body image. The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive approach for improving these patients' body image. The most dangerous complication is cardiac perforation from the insertion of the introducer.(More)
INTRODUCTION Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy is a devastating complication of thyroidectomy. Although neurapraxia is thought to be the most common cause, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to examine the differential palsy rates between the left and right RLNs, and the role of intraoperative nerve(More)
BACKGROUND The American Thyroid Association (ATA) management guidelines for thyroid cancer were revised in 2009. The aim of this study was to determine if management of thyroid cancer in our institution has changed in accordance with the introduction of the revised ATA guidelines (ATA2009 ), and to compare the characteristics and management of thyroid(More)