Arno Zaritsky

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—Mobile devices such as smartphones have a number of sensors that can be exploited to solve a number of problems related to health care delivery. In this paper we use accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass sensors on smart-phones to solve a location tracking problem common to many emergency departments. An emergency department typically has unique(More)
PURPOSE Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a nosocomial infection resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are pathogens associated with VAP. Silver (Ag) coating of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) reduces bacterial colonization, however titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) coating(More)
Objective. Decreased cardiac function after resuscitation from cardiac arrest (CA) results from global ischemia of the myocardium. In the evolution of postarrest myocardial dysfunction, preferential involvement of any coronary arterial territory is not known. We hypothesized that there is no preferential involvement of any coronary artery during electrical(More)
— An important tool of the Lean management is the " Spaghetti Diagram " , which helps to establish the optimum layout for a department or ward based on observations of the distances traveled by patients, staff and/or products (e.g., x-ray machines). The spaghetti diagram is usually created manually in which the movements of the staff member or patient are(More)
We sought to create a screening tool with improved predictive value for pediatric severe sepsis (SS) and septic shock that can be incorporated into the electronic medical record and actively screen all patients arriving at a pediatric emergency department (ED). "Gold standard" SS cases were identified using a combination of coded discharge diagnosis and(More)
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