Cameron K. Murray

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ischemic stroke represents the third leading cause of death and the most common cause of permanent disability in the United States. Carotid endarterectomy has been widely utilized as a procedure to reduce the risk of stroke and represents the most commonly performed peripheral arterial surgery. This cooperative project was(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism is a common complication of surgery. Although surveys of physician self-reported practices have suggested near universal support for routine use of measures to prevent venous thromboembolism, medical record auditing has demonstrated underuse. OBJECTIVE To assess physician practices of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in(More)
BACKGROUND A multistate randomized study conducted under the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA's) Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) offered the opportunity to compare the effect of a written feedback intervention (WFI) with that of an enhanced feedback intervention (EFI) on improving the anticoagulant management of Medicare(More)
Healthy children, aged 3, 9, and 13 years referred with sleep disordered breathing had marked central apnoea and bradypnoea on polysomnography, necessitating the use of non-invasive bilevel ventilation in two cases. Each had normal neurological examinations and an Arnold Chiari type 1 malformation was confirmed on magnetic resonance imaging. All underwent(More)
The Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality initiated a cooperative project to evaluate the management of community-acquired pneumonia in Oklahoma Medicare beneficiaries. We reviewed the medical records of 767 patients discharged with a principal diagnosis of pneumonia during fiscal year 1993 from 20 hospitals. Of the 757 cases that met criteria for(More)
Acute myocardial infarction remains a common cause of morbidity and mortality in Oklahoma. Nearly 6,000 Oklahoma Medicare beneficiaries are admitted to the hospital with an acute myocardial infarction each year. The death rate from coronary heart disease in Oklahoma is one of the highest in the nation. Utilizing structured medical record review, we have(More)