Carey Conley Thomson

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It is important to realize that guidelines cannot always account for individual variation among patients. They are not intended to supplant physician judgment with respect to particular patients or special clinical situations. IDSA considers adherence to these guidelines to be voluntary, with the ultimate determination regarding their application to be made(More)
BACKGROUND Effective screening for exposure to violence (ETV) in the pediatric setting depends on informant reliability and recognition of patients at increased risk. Pediatricians screening for children's ETV often rely on parent reporting. HYPOTHESIS That there would be poor caretaker-child concordance given that children would report events occurring(More)
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) occurs commonly in patients with asthma but also can affect individuals without asthma. EIB is particularly common in populations of athletes. Common symptoms include cough, dyspnea, chest tightness, and wheezing; however, there can be a variety of more subtle symptoms. In this article, the clinical presentation of(More)
Parental tobacco use is a serious health issue for all family members. Child health care clinicians are in a unique and important position to address parental smoking because of the regular, multiple contacts with parents and the harmful health consequences to their patients. This article synthesizes the current evidence-based interventions for treatment of(More)
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Large observational epidemiologic studies conducted in diverse populations have demonstrated a strong association between smoking and CVD morbidity and mortality. Observational epidemiologic studies have also(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to project clinical outcomes, health care costs, and cost-effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), as compared with conventional diagnostic technologies, in the evaluation of patients with stable chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND CCTA has recently been found to(More)
Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis William G. Carlos, Mary E. Strek, Tisha S. Wang, Harin Patel, Ganesh Raghu, Kevin C. Wilson, and Carey C. Thomson Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, and Occupational Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana; The University of Chicago, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Among adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute asthma, we sought to determine the prevalence of obesity, and the relation of body mass index (BMI) to asthma severity in this high-risk population. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective cohort study. SETTING Twenty-six North American EDs. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred(More)
The objective of the study described in this article was to examine the association between state cigarette excise taxes and smoking behaviors among youth in the United States. A survey was nationally mailed to adolescents in the Growing Up Today Study, an ongoing cohort of offspring of participants in the Nurses' Health Study II. A volunteer sample of(More)