Dorsey Rickard

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BACKGROUND As the demands on the emergency medicine (EM) system continue to increase, improvements in the organization of work and the access to timely clinical and system information will be required for providers to manage their workload in a safe and efficient manner. Information technology (IT) solutions are beginning to find their place in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to create a methodology for measuring transient levels of physician workload in a live emergency department (ED) environment. BACKGROUND Characterizing, defining, and measuring aspects of this interrupt-driven work environment represent the preliminary steps in addressing impending issues concerning ED(More)
Oestrogens may control bone remodelling by directly regulating the synthesis of cytokines in osteoblasts. We have investigated the effects of oestradiol on the release of two cytokines, IL-6 and TNF, known to be produced by normal human osteoblast-like cells. The effect of oestradiol on basal and stimulated IL-6 and TNF release was investigated. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The United States is currently in the midst of a hospital construction boom. An increasing number of hospitals are being designed using the principles of evidence-based design to improve patient safety and patient satisfaction. Few studies have examined the impact of new hospital design models on providers' attitudes or work performance. The goal(More)
The annexin lipocortin 1 is reported to mediate some anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids, but the mechanisms of this mediation are incompletely understood. The involvement of lipocortin 1 in glucocorticoid inhibition of monocyte interleukin 1beta (IL-1beta) release has been investigated. Treatment of peripheral blood monocytes with 2 mug/ml(More)
The use of antioxidant compounds with differing modes of action has clearly demonstrated involvement of oxidative processes in the activation of T lymphocytes.-In this paper, we show that a novel antioxidant (lazaroid U75412E, a free radical scavenger) suppressed mitogen-induced T cell proliferationin vitro. Similar results were obtained with diphenylene(More)
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