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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine whether surgeons and emergency medicine physicians (EMPs) have differing opinions on trauma residency training and trauma management in clinical practice. METHODS A survey was mailed to 250 EMPs and 250 surgeons randomly selected. RESULTS Fifty percent of surgeons perceived that surgery exclusively managed(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the changing epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee to identify opportunities for improved response to the epidemic. METHODS Health department records of all new cases of HIV/AIDS in Tennessee from January 1992 through December 2001 were examined. Cases were defined according to CDC criteria and classified as HIV or AIDS based on(More)