Brenda White

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BACKGROUND Common single nucleotide polymorphisms at chromosome 4q25 (rs2200733, rs10033464) are associated with both lone and typical atrial fibrillation (AF). Risk alleles at 4q25 have recently been shown to predict recurrence of AF after ablation in a population of predominately lone AF, but lone AF represents only 5%-30% of AF cases. OBJECTIVE To test(More)
Objectives: Reports on the results of a national survey conducted in Australia, in 2000. The objectives were to determine national estimates of influenza vaccination coverage for each state and territory of Australia, to obtain information related to attitudes towards and influences on immunisation decisions and explain the factors involved with failure to(More)
Our objective was to evaluate physician response to an educational program to increase referral of potential organ or tissue donors in an emergency department (ED). This study was a nonrandomized, controlled, before-after intervention trial at a nonuniversity teaching hospital with 45,000 annual patient visits to the ED. Two one-hour educational sessions(More)
Obese patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are frequently treated with AF ablation. We sought to examine whether a body mass index (BMI) threshold exists beyond which the odds of experiencing a complication from AF ablation increases. All patients enrolled in the Vanderbilt AF Registry who underwent catheter-based AF ablation from May 1999 to February(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer (BC) treatments can cause heart failure (HF) in a subset of patients. ACC/AHA guidelines classify patients receiving cardiotoxic medications as stage A, a high-risk population for the development of HF. Circulating neuregulin (NRG) correlates with outcomes in stage C and D HF. We examined the levels of NRG in a BC cohort receiving(More)
IMPORTANCE The prevalence of potentially fatal food allergies in school-aged children is rising. It is important for schools to have a food allergy management policy and an emergency action plan for each affected student. OBJECTIVE To examine the current status of food allergy guideline and/or policy implementation and adoption in a large school system in(More)
Despite mandatory request legislation, the lack of available donor organs and tissues continues to limit transplant efforts. The potential contribution from emergency department (ED) patients remains undefined. We reviewed the charts of patients dying in our ED for organs and tissues potentially suitable for transplantation, age, cause of death, and(More)