Fred R. Hargrove

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether a computerized decision support system could increase the proportion of oral quinolone antibiotic orders placed for hospitalized patients. DESIGN Prospective, interrupted time-series analysis. SETTING University hospital in the south-eastern United States. SUBJECTS Inpatient quinolone orders placed from 1 February 2001(More)
The authors describe design, implementation, and use of a new order entry system module for neonatal intensive care. WizOrder is a Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Since WizOrder's introduction in 1995, it has been continually refined and enhanced; especially when new hospital units and(More)
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BACKGROUND Saline, the intravenous fluid most commonly administered to critically ill adults, contains a high chloride content, which may be associated with acute kidney injury and death. Whether using balanced crystalloids rather than saline decreases the risk of acute kidney injury and death among critically ill adults remains unknown. METHODS The(More)
Introduction: In pediatric patients, titratable infusions often do not follow the standard concentrations used for adults. Dosing is usually weight based and for neonates fluid volumes are often restricted to prevent fluid overload. Thus, pediatric infusion bags are typically custom concentrations tailored to the needs of an individual patient. The(More)
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