Grace H Taylor, Steven D Schwaitzberg
INTRODUCTION: Symptoms of severe intestinal dysmotility decrease patients' quality of life and may prevent them from sustaining adequate oral intake. Dronabinol is a synthetic cannabinoid that is labeled for use in AIDS-related anorexia and chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting that has additional efficacy in patients with other etiologies of nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a 58-year-old female with a history of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and inability to maintain oral intake after multiple laparotomies for ectopic pregnancy, recurrent caecal volvulus, and cholecystitis...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
S D Schwaitzberg, M J Allen, R J Connolly, R S Grabowy, K L Carr, R J Cleveland
The management of massive blood loss resulting from trauma or surgery necessitates rapid transfusion capability. Hypothermia secondary to shock, transfusion, and prolonged surgical procedures significantly increases morbidity and mortality in these patients. Transfusion at high flow rates frequently exceeds the warming capacity of conventional blood-warming devices, whose inherent resistance also limits the maximal flow rates. Microwave ovens are capable of blood warming, but have been associated with unacceptable hemolysis...
1991: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
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