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Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: the University of Maryland 3-year experience.
PURPOSE We determined whether laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy decreases the morbidity of renal donation for the donor, while providing a renal allograft of a quality comparable to that of openExpand
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A Decade of Experience With Renal Transplantation in African-Americans
ObjectiveTo evaluate the strategies instituted by the authors’ center to decrease the time to transplantation and increase the rate of transplantation for African-Americans, consisting of a formalExpand
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Laparoscopic right donor nephrectomy: technique and comparison with left nephrectomy.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) preferentially involves the left kidney to optimize vessel length, but occasionally, right nephrectomy is preferred. Right LDN differs markedly inExpand
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Video Technology to Advance Safety in the Operating Room and Perioperative Environment
Video is a powerful medium and is underused for patient safety in several areas: education, real-time consultation, process improvement, research, and workflow coordination. We illustrate this pointExpand
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Knowledge-Based Modeling and Simulation of Diseases with Highly Differentiated Clinical Manifestations
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This paper presents the cognitive model of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) developed for the Maryland Virtual Patient simulation and mentoring environment. Expand
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Inconsistency as a diagnostic tool in a society of intelligent agents
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We use the detection of clinically relevant inconsistencies to support the reasoning capabilities of intelligent agents acting as physicians and tutors in the realm of clinical medicine, such as rethinking a hypothesis, reevaluating evidence, and motivating a patient. Expand
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Revealing the Conceptual Substrate of Biomedical Cognitive Models to the Wider Community
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The patient authoring interface in MVP highlights key aspects of the cognitive model of each disease, providing patient authors with explanations of the choice space without either repeating all the information about each disease available in textbooks or expounding upon the implementation. Expand
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A Basis for Electronic Cognitive Simulation: The Heuristic Patient
Although medical trainees are expected to become expert quickly and safely, limited electronic methods are available to rehearse medical cognition for common outpatient and nonemergent inpatientExpand
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Modeling decision-making biases
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We are modeling bias-detection functionalities in OntoAgent, a cognitively inspired agent environment that supports the modeling of intelligent agents with a wide range of sophisticated functionalities, including semantically-oriented language processing, decision-making, learning and collaborating with people. Expand
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Simultaneous Cadaver Pancreas Living-Donor Kidney Transplantation: A New Approach for the Type 1 Diabetic Uremic Patient
ObjectiveTo review the authors’ experience with a new approach for type I diabetic uremic patients: simultaneous cadaver-donor pancreas and living-donor kidney transplant (SPLK). Summary BackgroundExpand
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