David C Reed

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PURPOSE To assess the effect of a Capsulorhexis Intensive Training Curriculum (CITC) on the rates of errant, continuous, curvilinear capsulorhexes (CCCs) during cataract surgery among resident surgeons at a teaching hospital. DESIGN Retrospective educational interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS A total of 1037 consecutive cataract(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy and durability of aflibercept used in a treat-and-extend (TAE) regimen for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NVAMD). DESIGN Multicenter, prospective, open label, noncomparative, interventional study. METHODS Forty eyes of 40 patients with treatment-naïve NVAMD were managed with a TAE regimen of intravitreal(More)
The frequency of anaphylactoid reactions to protamine sulfate was examined by reviewing the records of diabetic patients undergoing cardiac catheterization over a 5-year period, and by prospectively monitoring diabetic patients receiving NPH insulin during the infusion of protamine sulfate. No anaphylactoid reactions were noted after protamine(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine prevalence of participation and underimmunization rate in a regional immunization registry (IR) among patients presenting to a university pediatric emergency department (PED). Rate of agreement between parental report and documented immunization status was also measured. METHODS A convenience sample of parents of patients younger than(More)
BACKGROUND To provide confirmatory evidence that the accuracy of MSCT coronary angiography is comparable to that of conventional coronary angiography. METHOD 19 patients who had both MSCT and conventional coronary angiography were included in our study. The mean age of our patients was 62.3 (SD 7.7) and 42% of our patients were female. The coronary(More)
Self-assembling peptides have emerged as an attractive scaffold material for tissue engineering, yet the expense associated with solid phase chemical synthesis has limited their broad use. In addition, the fidelity of chemical synthesis constrains the length of polypeptides that can be produced homogeneously by this method. Template-derived biosynthesis by(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a managed care organization's efforts to improve value for its members by forming a coronary services network (CSN). DESIGN To identify high-quality facilities for its CSN, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reviewed claims data and clinical data from hospitals that met its general quality standards. An external firm measured and(More)
The efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in improving recurrent anginal symptoms and myocardial perfusion after coronary artery bypass graft surgery was assessed prospectively in 55 patients, of whom 50 had an initial angiographic and clinical success. Although 80% of those successfully dilated were initially free of angina at 23 +/- 11 months(More)