Akilah N Thomas

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OBJECTIVE We examined correlates of continued smoking versus cessation among a sample of survivors of smoking-related cancers who were actively smoking at the time of cancer diagnosis. METHODS Participants with a history of smoking and a smoking-related cancer diagnosis (lung, oral, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, bladder, stomach, cervix, kidney, pancreas,(More)
To determine the effect of increasing supplementary oxygen flow during ventilation with the Laerdal pocket mask 24 subjects ventilated a modified recording mannikin for four 90 s periods using the mask with oxygen flows of 5 l, 10 l, 15 l and 20 l.min-1. Oxygen concentration increased and carbon dioxide concentration decreased with increasing oxygen flow.(More)
Standard two-resuscitator cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (one resuscitator providing Bag Valve Mask (BVM) ventilation and one chest compressions) was compared with a modified method where one resuscitator held the mask while the second provided ventilation and compressions. Twenty-two subjects used both methods in random order on a recording manikin(More)
A case is described where prophylactic high frequency jet ventilation through a percutaneous transtracheal cannula was performed. This guaranteed adequate ventilation of a patient who was known to be difficult to intubate, enabling a paralyzing dose of succinylcholine to be given and intubation to be performed safely in a well oxygenated patient scheduled(More)
Anaesthetic residents used bag valve mask (BVM) or mouth mask (MM) ventilation, both with an O2 flow of 15 l min-1 to ventilate 30 ASA I or II anaesthetised patients for 4 min prior to endotracheal intubation. Mean nasopharyngeal O2 was higher with BVM (BVM 95% (S.D. 3%) MM 54% (S.D. 12%)). End tidal CO2 (ETCO2) was similar in both groups (ETCO2% at 4 min:(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess small cigar use among college students in the southeastern United States. METHODS Data from a 2010 online survey were analyzed to examine small cigar smoking and its sociodemographic and psychosocial correlates among 4388 college students, aged 18-30. RESULTS Small cigar users were more likely to be younger, male, black, and current(More)
A method of bag valve mask ventilation (BVM) in which the resuscitator compresses the self-inflating bag between the open palm and body was compared with both standard single resuscitator and two-resuscitator BVM ventilation. Eighteen subjects ventilated a modified recording manikin using each method in random order. The tidal volume (VT) was greater with(More)