Diane E Neal

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine whether a web-based, on-line intravenous insulin (IVI) infusion calculator (IVIIC) program for the delivery of IVI therapy in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients was superior to a prior IVI protocol used in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at our institution. METHODS The study included 97(More)
Venous ulcers affect approximately 2.5 million adults with chronic venous disease (CVD). Venous ulcers are a significant health problem with a reoccurrence rate as high as 72%. There is a critical need for a prediction/prevention model of venous ulcers that includes objective methods to assess the skin. Among individuals affected by CVD, skin temperature is(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether a patient group with chronic venous disorders (CVDs) would show a different response to a pressure provocation test, such as skin perfusion pressure (SPP) of microcirculatory function. DESIGN A cuff inflation technique was applied to the gaiter area of the lower legs to induce complete occlusion of the microcirculation. The(More)
The gold standard for health information is the health record. Hospitalization and outpatient diagnoses provide health systems with data on which to project health costs and plan programmatic changes. Although health record information may be reliable and perceived as accurate, it may not include population-specific information and may exclude care provided(More)
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