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Imaging and laboratory testing in acute abdominal pain.
When discussing which laboratory tests or imaging to order in the setting of acute abdominal pain, it is practical to organize information by disease process (eg, acute appendicitis, cholecystitis).Expand
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Comparison of Calpain and Caspase Activities in the Adult Rat Brain after Transient Forebrain Ischemia
The role of calpain and caspase family proteases in postischemic neuronal death remains controversial. This study compared the timing, location, and relative activity of calpains and caspases in theExpand
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Calpain Activity in the Rat Brain after Transient Forebrain Ischemia
Activity of the Ca(2+)-dependent protease calpain is increased in neurons after global and focal brain ischemia, and may contribute to postischemic injury cascades. Understanding the time course andExpand
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The effect of emergency department crowding on analgesia in patients with back pain in two hospitals.
OBJECTIVES The authors assessed the association between measures of emergency department (ED) crowding and treatment with analgesia and delays to analgesia in ED patients with back pain. METHODSExpand
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Discordance between serum creatinine and creatinine clearance for identification of ED patients with abdominal pain at risk for contrast-induced nephropathy.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Despite creatinine clearance (CrCl) being a better estimate of renal function, serum creatinine (Cr) is more commonly used to screen for renal insufficiency in patients scheduled forExpand
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The use of decision support to measure documented adherence to a national imaging quality measure.
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Present methods for measuring adherence to national imaging quality measures often require a resource-intensive chart review. Computerized decision support systems may allowExpand
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Use of abdominopelvic computed tomography in emergency departments and rates of urgent diagnoses in Crohn's disease.
BACKGROUND & AIMS In the United States, the use of abdominopelvic computed tomography (APCT) by emergency departments for patients with abdominal pain has increased, despite stable admission ratesExpand
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Clinical Predictors of Urgent Findings on Abdominopelvic CT in Emergency Department Patients with Crohn’s Disease
Background:Patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) are frequently exposed to diagnostic radiation in emergency departments (EDs). We aimed to examine clinical predictors of urgent abdominopelvic computedExpand
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Patient perceptions of computed tomographic imaging and their understanding of radiation risk and exposure.
STUDY OBJECTIVE We describe patient perceptions of computed tomography (CT) and their understanding of radiation exposure and risk. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of acute abdominal painExpand
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The association between emergency department crowding and analgesia administration in acute abdominal pain patients.
OBJECTIVES The authors assessed the effect of emergency department (ED) crowding on the nontreatment and delay in treatment for analgesia in patients who had acute abdominal pain. METHODS This wasExpand
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