Charles C Allred

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Doppler ultrasonography is a standard in diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) but is often delayed. Clinician-performed focused vascular sonography (FVS) has proven to accurately diagnose DVT in the ambulatory and emergency room settings. Whether trained medical residents can perform quality FVS in the critically ill is unknown. Medical residents were(More)
OBJECTIVE To track agreement between single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT) V/Q and CT angiography in patients with high clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism (PE). If significant agreement occurs, a case could be made for more frequent use of chest radiography followed by SPECT V/Q scanning given its lower risk profile. INTRODUCTION(More)
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) occurs in less than 0.1% of pregnancies; however, it is one of the most common reasons for obstetric admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) and carries a high mortality for both mother and fetus. Pulmonary physiological and anatomic adaptations during pregnancy affect the overall management, as well as predispose(More)
A 34-year-old female presented with fever and abdominal pain. Past medical history includes Crohn's and Behcet's disease. Examination revealed multiple skin ulcerations, oral aphthae, and bilateral coarse rales. She developed respiratory distress with diffuse bilateral alveolar infiltrates on chest radiograph requiring intubation. PaO2/FiO2 ratio was 132.(More)
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