B. Kearney

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  • B Kearney
  • 1996
This paper discusses the role of technology assessment in health care. The definition of health technology and its effect on health care in the Australian setting is reviewed. In particular, emphasis is placed on the work of the Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee and its approach to providing advice to clinicians on technology based healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is considered the gold standard for imaging of the biliary tract but is associated with complications. Less invasive imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), have a much lower complication rate. The accuracy of MRCP is comparable to that of ERCP, and MRCP(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a commercially available ELISA kit for detecting antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi in dogs. SAMPLE POPULATION Banked sera from 440 military working dogs were used for serologic analyses. PROCEDURE Serum samples were analyzed for antibodies against B burgdorferi by use of a commercially available ELISA and(More)
transforming business continuity services C. Ward S. Agassi K. Bhattacharya O. Biran R. Cocchiara M. E. Factor C. T. Hayashi T. Hochberg B. Kearney J. Laredo D. Loewenstern A. E. Rodecap J. K. Skoog L. Shwartz M. Thompson R. Thompson Y. Wolfsthal Typical businesses have limited expertise in handling disasters; thus, it makes business sense to use external(More)
A novel recombinant single-chain fragment variable (scFv) antibody against western equine encephalitis (WEE) virus has been previously constructed and partially characterized. The RS10B5huFc antibody was made by fusing an anti-WEE scFv to a human heavy-chain IgG1 constant region. The RS10B5huFc antibody was functional in binding to WEE virus in(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative anemia is a significant predictor of perioperative erythrocyte transfusion in elective arthroplasty patients. However, interactions with other patient and procedure characteristics predicting transfusion requirements have not been well studied. METHODS Patients undergoing elective primary total hip arthroplasty or total knee(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a geographically widespread RNA virus with a high degree of genomic diversity that complicates sequence-based diagnostics. Here, we sequenced eight CCHFV strains for improved assay design and deposition into FDA-ARGOS, the FDA's pathogen database for development and verification of next generation sequencing(More)
In spite of rigorous government programs for control of the pricing and dissemination of pharmaceutical products in Australia, the list of new drugs continues to grow and prices to increase. To regain control over drug usage at Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Hospital Drug Committee developed a rating method that judged drugs on the basis of their cost-benefit(More)