Beth A C Hall

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We compared the ProSeal (PLMA) and Classic (LMA) laryngeal mask airway for airway management by inexperienced personnel. Nine nurses from the post-anaesthesia care unit, with no prior experience of LMA or PLMA insertion, were observed inserting the LMA and PLMA in 60 ASA 1 to 2 anaesthetized, paralyzed adults following manikin-only training. The time to(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the BalanceWise-hemodialysis study is to determine the efficacy of a dietary intervention to reduce dietary sodium intake in patients receiving maintenance, in-center hemodialysis (HD). Personal digital assistant (PDA)-based dietary self-monitoring is paired with behavioral counseling. The purpose of this report is to present a case(More)
BACKGROUND Research pertaining to the nutritional intake of hemodialysis patients is limited. PURPOSE Describe the nutritional quality of foods consumed by hemodialysis patients and variation by day of the week. METHODS Dietary recalls were obtained from 22 hemodialysis patients and analyzed using the Nutrition Data System for Research. RESULTS Few(More)
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) performed in 109 cases has been reviewed. In this series the mean operative time was 89 minutes and mean inpatient hospitalization was 3.7 days. Throughout the review, 6 patients were considered to have major complications and each is discussed. The association of previous caesarean section and bladder(More)
OBJECTIVE The dialysis dietary regimen is complicated, and computer-based dietary self-monitoring may be useful for helping dialysis patients manage their dietary regimen. In this report, we describe dietary self-monitoring rates among study participants randomized to the intervention arms of 2 pilot studies. METHODS Both studies tested similar(More)
Turcot syndrome is a rare inherited condition of colonic polyposis associated with central nervous system tumors. We report a patient with a novel adenomatous polyposis coli gene mutation leading to a severe phenotype including medulloblastoma, low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma following cranial radiation, pilomatrixomas, colonic adenomas, and abdominal desmoid(More)
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