Benjamin S. Heavrin

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Patellar height and patellar ligament length were assessed pre- and postoperatively in 28 patients who underwent a medial opening wedge proximal tibial osteotomy for varus gonarthrosis. This procedure produced no significant change in patellar ligament length. Pre- and postoperative Insall-Salvati ratios were 0.96+/-0.12 and 0.97+/-0.15, respectively(More)
Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) is a rare cause of abdominal pain that may mimic a surgical abdomen. The differential diagnosis of OVT includes acute appendicitis, endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, pyelonephritis, nephrolithiasis, tubo-ovarian abscess, and ovarian torsion. The complications of OVT, including sepsis and pulmonary embolism, are(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to examine 2006 to 2010 emergency department (ED) admission rates, hospital procedures, lengths of stay, and costs for acute heart failure (AHF). BACKGROUND Patients with AHF are often admitted and are associated with high readmissions and cost. METHODS We utilized Nationwide Emergency Department Sample AHF data(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to define what portion of the subscapularis tendon is visualized during standard diagnostic glenohumeral arthroscopy and to determine the distance between the inferior aspect of the visible portion of the subscapularis tendon and the axillary nerve. TYPE OF STUDY Anatomic (cadaveric) analysis. METHODS Six fresh-frozen(More)
The emergency department (ED) is often where atrial fibrillation (AF) is first detected and acutely treated and affected patients dispositioned. We used the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to estimate the percentage of visits resulting in hospitalization and investigate associations between patient and hospital characteristics with hospitalization at(More)
Editor’s Note: This installment of the Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club differs from the usual fare in that it is based on a health policy document rather than a scientific document. Not surprisingly, the suggested answers that follow are highly subjective, in no way comprehensive, and are offered as examples of the discussion one might have about(More)
OBJECTIVES During a series of reforms to the Tennessee Medicaid expansion program (TennCare) in 2005, approximately 171,000 adults were disenrolled from Medicaid. The objective of this study was to examine the statewide effect of such a disenrollment on Tennessee emergency department (ED) utilization. METHODS Administrative data on all ED visits in(More)
Learning communities, which are an emerging trend in medical education, create a foundation for professional and academic development through the establishment of longitudinal relationships between students and faculty. In this article, the authors describe the robust learning community system at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which encompasses(More)
OBJECTIVE Academic emergency physicians (EPs) often feel that the demands of clinical productivity, income generation, and patient satisfaction conflict with educational objectives. The objective of this study was to explore whether the quality of faculty bedside teaching of residents correlated with high clinical productivity, measured by relative value(More)