Frank Stalling

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The LOINC (Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes) vocabulary is a set of more than 10,000 names and codes developed for use as observation identifiers in standardized messages exchanged between clinical computer systems. The goal of the study was to create universal names and codes for clinical observations that could be used by all clinical(More)
Many laboratories use electronic message standards to transmit results to their clients. If all laboratories used the same "universal" set of test identifiers, electronic transmission of results would be greatly simplified. The Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes (LOINC) database aims to be such a code system, covering at least 98% of the average(More)
Laboratory data, on positive blood cultures, were reviewed for the period 1961-1981. A total of 1809 episodes of bacteremia and fungemia were evaluated as to monthly occurrence. Of these, 42% were due to Gram positive cocci, 51% to Gram negative bacilli, 5% to anaerobes and 2% to yeasts. When seasonal patterns were categorized, most were bi- or multiphasic(More)
Laboratory data on blood cultures were reviewed for the period 1961-1981. Blood cultures accounted for 18% of all bacterial cultures. Nine percent of all blood cultures were positive for growth, including pathogens and contaminants. Of these, 21% wer contaiminants. Staphylococcus epidermidis was the most common contaminant while Escherichia coli and(More)
Eighty-one patients with ruptures of the lateral ankle ligaments were operated on by suture of the ligaments and attachment of a polydioxanon ligament. At was possible to follow up 76 patients in a mean period of 5.3 months after the operation. A radiological stress investigation showed a stable ankle in 100% who were operated on for talus tilt and in 99%(More)
A total of 2766 positive blood cultures, from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Oklahoma City (1961-1981) were evaluated to determine the relationship of organism, pathogenicity and number of cultures (blood culture bottles) positive. Most patients had 2-4 blood cultures drawn. Organisms which are usually considered as nonpathogenic (Bacillus,(More)
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