Dustin Baker

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Twenty-one cystic fibrosis patients under 3 years of age were enrolled in an open multicenter study to assess the feasibility of the study design and to compare selected pharmacologic features of cephalexin or dicloxacillin administered orally for 2 months. Patient tolerance and compliance were significantly less for dicloxacillin (p less than .01 and p(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate a standardized training program in intraosseous (IO) infusion for prehospital providers. DESIGN Prospective multicenter 24-month study. SETTING IO infusions were performed by prehospital providers from eight advanced life support units serving 14 hospitals within nine counties. PARTICIPANTS Field advanced life support(More)
Only rarely has lymphoma been associated with ulcerative colitis. We report a 25-year-old man with an 8-year history of ulcerative colitis, who developed diffuse large cell lymphoma (histiocytic) of the colon. We review 17 previously reported cases and discuss the risk of lymphoma, diagnostic clues, prognosis, and the evidence for a relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder disorders are a common cause of disability and pain. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a frequently employed and previously validated measure of shoulder pain and disability. Although the SPADI has high reliability and construct validity, greater differences between individual patients are often observed than would be(More)
BACKGROUND With policymakers and hospitals increasingly looking to cut costs, length of stay after surgery has come into focus as an area for improvement. Despite the increasing popularity of total shoulder arthroplasty, there is limited research about the factors contributing to prolonged hospital stay. We sought to identify preoperative and postoperative(More)
Advanced features are being added to telemedicine paradigms to enhance usability and usefulness. Virtual Interactive Presence (VIP) is a technology that allows a surgeon and patient to interact in a "merged reality" space, to facilitate both verbal, visual, and manual interaction. In this clinical study, a mobile VIP iOS application was introduced into(More)
Hospital readmissions are costly for patients and institutions. We conducted a study to evaluate rates of readmission within 30 days after anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty (ATSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) and to determine independent risk factors for readmission. We queried the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared the use of sedation for helical CT examination of pediatric patients with that for conventional CT studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively compared two 4-month periods of CT examinations that differed only in that conventional CT was routinely used in one period and helical CT was exclusively used in the other period. For(More)
The skeleton is the third most common site of cancer metastases. Approximately 10 % of patients with bone metastases will develop a pathologic fracture, with significant associated morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for same-admission mortality after pathologic fractures secondary to metastatic cancer. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The risk of morbidity associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE) after pediatric orthopaedic surgery remains unclear despite increased use of thromboprophylaxis measures. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Pediatric database was queried for patients undergoing an orthopaedic surgical(More)