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Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is widely used for rapid and reliable identification of bacteria and yeast grown on agar plates. Moreover, MALDI-TOF MS also holds promise for bacterial identification from blood culture (BC) broths in hospital laboratories. The most important technical step for the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether performance decrements at night actually translate into worsened measures of quality of patient care in the emergency department (ED). Emergency physicians and healthcare workers are sleepier and less cognitively proficient at night than during the day. Despite a lack of data, medical errors have been attributed to these(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension can impair left ventricular (LV) relaxation causing shortness of breath and reduced exercise capacity, which may affect the clinical evaluation of the symptomatic hypertensive patient. In this study we used tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) to identify correlates of anaerobic threshold (AT) and maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 Max). Our goal(More)
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