Beth Pellegrino

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Dialysis patients are increasingly characterized by older age, multiple comorbidities, and shortened life expectancy. This study investigated whether the "surprise" question, "Would I be surprised if this patient died in the next year?" identifies patients who are at high risk for early mortality. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, &(More)
Care providers for children with bronchiolitis use various tools to evaluate respiratory status. The use of a single tool by different types of care provider requires a high level of inter-observer agreement, an aspect rarely studied. This study, involving 82 physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists aimed to evaluate inter-observer agreement for(More)
The ever-growing population of patients with CKD has prompted an increasing emphasis on earlier identification and proactive management by primary care providers. The provision of effective CKD care will necessitate a collegial relationship between the primary care providers and nephrologists exists. In this paper, barriers to the development of this(More)
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