Elizabeth Calderon

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OBJECTIVE Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening systemic allergic reaction. Most cases of anaphylaxis are encountered and managed at Emergency Departments (ED). We aimed to evaluate all cases of anaphylaxis and of acute allergic reactions presenting to the ED of the Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) to assess each(More)
The adversarial relationships existing in 1982 among medical students, nurses, and hospital staff members were recognized at Hermann Hospital, a private, nonprofit teaching hospital in Houston, Texas, to be potentially detrimental to patient care. A joint communications committee--composed of medical students, faculty members, and hospital and nursing(More)
Preventive healthcare services require consumers to coordinate and manage several healthcare activities with multiple service providers. In this paper we set out to understand what challenges people face in managing personal healthcare requirements. We conducted a qualitative study of consumers who participate in a preventive care program called the Health(More)
A man aged 69 years presented with acute right flank pain secondary to a hemorrhagic large adrenal tumor. En bloc resection was performed to repair the inferior vena cava. Immunoperoxidase levels in the tumor were positive for factor VIII and CD31 and negative for S100, protein Melan-A, CD34, synaptophysin, chromogranin, desmin, muscle specific actin, ETFA(More)
Politics have changed. The part-time citizen legislator has been replaced by the professional politician, and legislative decisions are being made more by coalitions than by a few powerful legislators. Health care is increasingly regulated by the government. As a result, it is necessary for the hospital industry to take an active role in the legislative(More)
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Objective: Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening systemic allergic reaction. Most cases of anaphylaxis are encountered and managed at Emergency Departments (ED). We aimed to evaluate all cases of anaphylaxis and of acute allergic reactions presenting to the ED of the Veterans Affairs(More)
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