Atalie C. Thompson

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A method is described which enables the quantitative determination of both free and total carnitine levels in dried blood spots. This method is suitable for neonatal screening for either primary or secondary carnitine deficiency. The 95% confidence interval for free carnitine was 26-76 mumol/l (median = 44) and for total carnitine was 35-102 mumol/l (median(More)
Confident diagnosis of appendicitis when the appendix is borderline (6 to 7 mm) in size can be challenging. This retrospective study assessed computed tomography (CT) findings that are most predictive of appendicitis when the appendix is borderline in diameter. Three radiologists conducted separate, blind retrospective reviews of 105 contrast-enhanced CTs(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate patient and breast MRI characteristics associated with noncompliance with recommended follow-up after MRI-guided core needle biopsy of suspicious breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of 576 breast lesions biopsied under MRI guidance between 2007 and 2010.(More)
Ventricular aneurysms in Chagas' disease is the most frequent pathologic finding of this condition. It is possible to diagnose this lesion during early stages by means of cineventriculography, or echocardiography in B mode. An early diagnosis is mandatory for those cases in which the most important clinical manifestation is the presence of frequent(More)
The risks and costs of the present method of visualizing the coronary arteries have limited the use of coronary angiography in long-term serial studies needed to establish the natural history of coronary atherosclerosis and its response to interventions. A less invasive method, in which the contrast agent is administered intravenously, has been developed(More)
PURPOSE To understand factors associated with poor attendance of follow-up appointments for care of glaucoma (GL), AMD, and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a tertiary referral center, and to identify strategies to improve adherence. METHODS Cross-sectional study of 240 adults attending follow-up appointments for GL, AMD, or DR. Cases (N = 102) were patients(More)
PROBLEM There is little understanding of the impact of teaching clinical epidemiology and biostatistics in a flipped or blended format. At Stanford University School of Medicine, the quantitative medicine (QM) curriculum for first-year students was redesigned to use a blended format, in response to student feedback. APPROACH The blended QM curriculum(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence of repetitive strain injury (RSI) among breast-imaging radiologists, the factors associated with such symptoms, and strategies to reduce injury. METHODS In 2012, an anonymous survey regarding RSI and work habits was administered to 2,618 physician members of the Society of Breast Imaging via e-mail. Analysis of 727(More)
This study aimed to identify whether race/ethnicity and limited English proficiency impact the likelihood of pursuing surgical treatment for medically refractory epilepsy. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 213 patients with medically refractory epilepsy and mesial temporal sclerosis who were being considered for temporal lobectomy between January(More)