Allen L. Shoemaker

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To determine whether a Nurse-Community Health Worker (CHW) home visiting team, in the context of a Medicaid enhanced prenatal/postnatal services (EPS), would demonstrate greater reduction of depressive symptoms and stress and improvement of psychosocial resources (mastery, self-esteem, social support) when compared with usual Community Care (CC) that(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether a combination of variables from each nephrometry system improves performance. There are 3 first-generation systems that quantify tumor complexity: R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score (RNS), preoperative aspects and dimensions used for an anatomical (PADUA) classification (PC), and centrality index (CI). Although each has been(More)
A community approach to the integration of health and social services for low-income pregnant women is being addressed through Community Integrated Service System (CISS) initiatives of the Maternal Child Health Bureau. This particular CISS program model was designed to enable low-income mothers to function in a Community Health Worker (CHW) role providing(More)
Introduction. In the first 48 hours of ventilating patients with acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a multipronged approach including packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion is undertaken to maintain oxygen delivery. Hypothesis. We hypothesized children with ALI/ARDS transfused within 48 hours of initiating mechanical(More)
Our objective was to analyze the reported lymph node counts between surgeons, histology prosectors, and pathologists using a cohort of patients enrolled on a national protocol that standardized surgical intent.This is a retrospective review of patients with uterine cancer who underwent a standardized formal staging procedure as dictated by a National Cancer(More)
BACKGROUND To date no comparison between 1.5 Tesla (T) and 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have been performed in assessing hip reduction in patients with hip dysplasia. This study compares the use of these scans in assessing hip reduction. METHODS A retrospective review of 1.5 T and 3 T postreduction pelvic MRIs in developmental dysplasia of(More)
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