Daniel M Cummins

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BACKGROUND An estimated 200,000 Americans suffer central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABs) each year, with 15%-20% mortality. Two intensive care units (ICUs) redefined the processes of care through system redesign to deliver reliable outcomes free of the variations that created the breeding ground for infection. METHODS The ICUs, comprising(More)
The purpose of this study was to use standardized facial photographs to compare the soft tissue profile changes in persons with Class II, Division 1 malocclusions who were treated with either an extraction or a nonextraction treatment modality. Ninety-one patients (44 extraction and 47 nonextraction) were evaluated with standardized facial photographs,(More)
CONCLUSION Nineteenth century anatomical descriptions of the anterior distribution of cranial nerve (CN) IX on the dorsal tongue are contrary to current concepts. By employing Sihler's stain, we demonstrated that, in fact, CN IX projects more anteriorly than the posterior third of the tongue. This may explain why some patients whose chorda tympani branch of(More)
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