Alan I Leibowitz

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CONTEXT Adverse drug events (ADEs) are the most common type of iatrogenic injury occurring in hospitalized patients. Errors leading to ADEs are often due to restricted availability of information at the time of physician order writing. OBJECTIVES To develop, implement, and evaluate a computer alert system designed to correct errors that might lead to ADEs(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of a protocol to support management of intracerebral pressure in patients with fulminant liver failure (FLF). DESIGN AND SETTING A prospective series was conducted between May 2004 and September 2006 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, a 650-bed teaching hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. PATIENTS We recruited(More)
Adult polycystic liver disease is an entity that is striking for the presence of extraordinary hepatomegaly. Very rarely do patients under 40 years of age experience problems and only a minority of middle-aged patients manifest symptoms due to organ compression or biliary tree obstruction. The clinical course is usually benign, and no specific therapy is(More)
A 61-year-old black woman had epidermoid carcinoma of the lung and the recent onset of diffuse hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles. These findings suggested an association between internal malignancy and palmoplantar hyperkeratosis. This report discusses the palmoplantar keratodermas, including those associated with malignancy.