Ashley Johnson

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OBJECTIVE To discuss common causes of medication errors occurring upon transitions of care and review key interventions that should be implemented to ensure effective communication and accurate completion of medication reconciliation. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (1946 to November 2014) using MeSH terms medication errors, medication reconciliation, and nursing(More)
AIM To investigate and compare outcomes following alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) in posterior maxilla and mandible. METHODS Twenty-four patients (54 ± 3 years) with single posterior tooth extraction were included. ARP was performed with freeze-dried bone allograft and collagen membrane. Clinical parameters were recorded at extraction and re-entry.(More)
This is a case report of a previously undiagnosed pregnant teenager who presented to the emergency department with cortical blindness. She was found to be pre-eclamptic with the HELLP syndrome. She underwent immediate cesarean section, with delivery of a viable 32-week-old infant. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies revealed(More)
Adult patient series have shown hand-held echocardiography (echo) units (HHE) to be accurate for rapid diagnosis and triage. This is the first study to evaluate the ability of HHE to inform decision making in outpatient pediatric cardiology. New pediatric cardiology patients in outpatient clinics staffed by six pediatric cardiologists (experience 1–17(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the literature evaluating the efficacy of dornase alfa for non-cystic fibrosis pediatric patients with pulmonary atelectasis. DATA SOURCES Articles were retrieved after a search of MEDLINE/PubMed (1946 to April 2014), and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970-April 2014) was performed using the terms dornase alfa, recombinant(More)
Glycerol menthonide has been reported in the literature and has been prepared by reaction of menthone with glycerol under acid catalysis. The menthonide was originally prepared as an additive to spearmint gum by a chemist at Wrigley’s Inc. No further chemical analysis of the menthonide has been reported in the literature. However, glycerol menthonide should(More)
BACKGROUND The standard evaluation of patients with right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain consists of a history and physical examination, laboratory analysis, and radiological investigation. Given the increasing availability of bedside ultrasound in the Emergency Department (ED), a growing proportion of Emergency Physicians are now performing their own(More)
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