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Predicting appendiceal tumors among patients with appendicitis
BACKGROUND As nonoperative management of appendicitis gains popularity, vigilance for appendiceal tumors becomes increasingly important. We hypothesized that, among patients presenting with acuteExpand
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Neural network prediction of severe lower intestinal bleeding and the need for surgical intervention.
BACKGROUND The prognosis for patients with severe acute lower intestinal bleeding (ALIB) may be assessed by complex artificial neural networks (ANNs) or user-friendly regression-based models.Expand
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A protocol for the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction
BACKGROUND Differentiating between partial adhesive small bowel obstruction (aSBO) likely to resolve with medical management and complete obstruction requiring operative intervention remains elusive.Expand
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Computer versus paper system for recognition and management of sepsis in surgical intensive care
BACKGROUND A system to provide surveillance, diagnosis, and protocolized management of surgical intensive care unit (SICU) sepsis was undertaken as a performance improvement project. A system forExpand
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Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta: Implementation and Preliminary Results at an Academic Level I Trauma Center.
BACKGROUND Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a novel method of controlling subdiaphragmatic hemorrhage while improving hemodynamic stability. This procedureExpand
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A protocol for non-operative management of uncomplicated appendicitis
BACKGROUND We developed a protocol to identify candidates for non-operative management (NOM) of uncomplicated appendicitis. Our objective was to evaluate protocol efficacy with the null hypothesisExpand
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Hypertonic saline resuscitation after emergent laparotomy and temporary abdominal closure
BACKGROUND Our objective was to establish the safety of 3% hypertonic saline (HTS) resuscitation for trauma and acute care surgery patients undergoing emergent laparotomy and temporary abdominalExpand
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Acute Kidney Injury Following Exploratory Laparotomy and Temporary Abdominal Closure
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) following exploratory laparotomy and temporary abdominal closure (TAC) is poorly understood but clinically significant. We hypothesized that the prevalence ofExpand
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Successful nonoperative management of uncomplicated appendicitis: predictors and outcomes.
BACKGROUND Our objective was to identify predictors of successful nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated appendicitis. We hypothesized that the absence of diabetes, absence of anExpand
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Trauma Population: Does Colonization Predict Infection?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is increasingly responsible for infections in hospitalized patients. Patients colonized with MRSA appear to be at higher risk for subsequent MRSAExpand
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