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BACKGROUND Spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma (SRH) can be fatal, requiring immediate recognition and intervention. Current literature is limited, providing little direction in patient care. OBJECTIVE To describe clinical characteristics of patients with SRH during an 8-year period. METHODS Observational cohort study of all consecutive patients 18(More)
This paper advances the state-of-the-art in programming models for exploiting task-level parallelism on heterogeneous many-core systems, presenting a number of extensions to the OpenMP language inspired in the StarSs programming model. The proposed extensions allow the programmer to write portable code easily for a number of different platforms, relieving(More)
Reconfigurable computing is one of the paths to explore towards low-power supercomputing. However, programming these reconfigurable devices is not an easy task and still requires significant research and development efforts to make it really productive. In addition, the use of these devices as accelerators in multicore, SMPs and ccNUMA architectures adds an(More)
BACKGROUND Topical anesthetics are used in the emergency department (ED) to relieve eye pain and allow eye examinations in patients with corneal abrasions. There is concern for delayed corneal healing, which is associated with the long-term use of topical anesthetics, so outpatient use is not recommended. OBJECTIVES We sought to systematically study the(More)
OBJECTIVE System 1 decision-making is fast, resource economic, and intuitive (eg, "your gut feeling") and System 2 is slow, resource intensive, and analytic (eg, "hypothetico-deductive"). We evaluated the performance of disposition and acuity prediction by emergency physicians (EPs) using a System 1 decision-making process. METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Intussusception is a predominantly pediatric diagnosis that is not well characterized among adults. Undiagnosed cases can result in significant morbidity, making early recognition important for clinicians. STUDY OBJECTIVES We describe the presentation, clinical management, disposition, and outcome of adult patients diagnosed with(More)
Social media has become a staple of everyday life among over one billion people worldwide. A social networking presence has become a hallmark of vibrant and transparent communications. It has quickly become the preferred method of communication and information sharing. It offers the ability for various entities, especially residency programs, to create an(More)
We evaluate a well known protein docking application in the bioinformatic field, Fourier Transform Docking (FTDock) (Gabb et al., 1997), on a Blade with two 3.2GHz cell broadband engine (BE) processor (Kahle et al., 2005). FTDock is a geometry complementary approximation of the protein docking problem, and uses 3D FFTs to reduce the complexity of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Compassion fatigue (CF) is the emotional and physical burden felt by those helping others in distress, leading to a reduced capacity and interest in being empathetic towards future suffering. Emergency care providers are at an increased risk of CF secondary to their first responder roles and exposure to traumatic events. We aimed to investigate(More)