Anthony Jennings

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BACKGROUND Developments in clinical and laboratory medical practice have resulted in a large increase in laboratory workload, with considerable financial implications. It has been shown that the design of laboratory request cards can influence patterns of test ordering and possibly reduce inappropriate requests. AIMS/METHODS To redesign pathology request(More)
BACKGROUND The specialty of emergency medicine (EM) continues to experience a significant workforce shortage in the face of increasing demand for emergency care. SUMMARY In July 2009, representatives of the leading EM organizations met in Dallas for the Future of Emergency Medicine Summit. Attendees at the Future of Emergency Medicine Summit agreed on the(More)
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are increasingly being reported from many parts of the world. We describe a case of peritonitis with Enterococcus faecium exhibiting the van A phenotype. The organism was resistant to vancomycin, teicoplanin, amoxycillin and high levels of streptomycin. Rectal swabs from more than 25 other patients who were in the hospital(More)
We propose an optimization framework for developing a fully automated scanning system. The framework allows us to have effective design choices in developing the system as every choice should be based on optimizing the objective function. We apply this framework in developing a fully automated scanning system for skin Direct Immunofluorescence (DIF) test.(More)
Microscope examination of Gram stained clinical specimens is used for aiding the diagnosis of patients with infectious diseases. In high volume pathology laboratories, this manual microscopy examination is considered time consuming and labour intensive. Unfortunately, despite the great benefits offered from the application of Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD)(More)
BACKGROUND The 3-hour window for treating stroke with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) requires well-organized, integrated efforts by emergency physicians and stroke neurologists. OBJECTIVE To evaluate attitudes and knowledge of emergency physicians about intravenous t-PA for acute ischemic stroke, particularly in primary stroke centers(More)
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