David H Kassel

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Although there is a large body of literature documenting the lethal cardiotoxic complications of tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) overdose, the absence of reliable predictive signs has led to a policy of admitting even trivial-appearing overdoses for inpatient observation. A study of 18 fatal cases revealed that with the exception of two that received clearly(More)
OBJECTIVES We previously discovered that small amounts of lactated Ringer's solution, which are inadequately cleared from an intravenous catheter, falsely increase the circulating lactate concentration in blood samples collected from that catheter. That finding prompted us to test the hypothesis that intravenous lactated Ringer's solution, infused at a rate(More)
OBJECTIVES a) To test the hypothesis that circulating lactate concentrations are the same in simultaneously collected arterial and central venous blood specimens; b) to test the hypothesis that even small amounts of crystalloid solutions, which are inadequately "cleared" from these indwelling arterial and venous catheters, can lead to clinically important(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have found an underutilization of hospital in-patient care for coronary artery disease in Hispanics living in border states. OBJECTIVE To identify acute treatment disparities in acute ischemic stroke Hispanic patients and determine the effect of such disparity on patient outcomes. METHODS We identified Hispanic and non-Hispanic(More)
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