George Tomlinson

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BACKGROUND There have been few detailed, in-person interviews and examinations to obtain follow-up data on 5-year outcomes among survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS We evaluated 109 survivors of ARDS at 3, 6, and 12 months and at 2, 3, 4, and 5 years after discharge from the intensive care unit. At each visit, patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and nature of sinovenous obstruction in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) using auto-triggered elliptic-centric-ordered three-dimensional gadolinium-enhanced MR venography (ATECO MRV). METHODS In a prospective controlled study, 29 patients with established IIH as well as 59 control patients underwent ATECO(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise therapy encompasses a heterogeneous group of interventions. There continues to be uncertainty about the most effective exercise approach in chronic low back pain. PURPOSE To identify particular exercise intervention characteristics that decrease pain and improve function in adults with nonspecific chronic low back pain. DATA SOURCES(More)
PURPOSE Decisions about treatment for women with metastatic breast cancer are usually based on the estrogen (ER), progesterone (PgR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status of the primary tumor. Retrospective data suggest that discordance between primary and metastatic lesions leads to detrimental outcome. This prospective study(More)
PURPOSE To determine the accuracy of multidetector computed tomography (CT) in the detection of surgically important blunt bowel and/or mesenteric injury, to identify and describe the most reliable CT features of bowel and/or mesenteric injury, and to evaluate the performance of readers with different levels of expertise. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The Canadian Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Patients with Central Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure trial tested the hypothesis that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) would improve the survival rate without heart transplantation of patients who have central sleep apnea and heart failure. METHODS After medical therapy was(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively identify risk factors for neurologic complications related to cerebral angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 2,899 consecutive cerebral digital subtraction angiograms obtained with nonionic contrast material were prospectively evaluated. Neurologic complications were categorized as transient (<24 hours), reversible (24(More)
BACKGROUND Health care systems provide care to increasingly complex and elderly patients. Colorectal surgery is a prime example, with high volumes of major procedures, significant morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, and unplanned readmissions. This situation is exacerbated by an exponential rise in costs that threatens the stability of health care systems.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Morbidity and mortality in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are correlated with hematoma progression. We hypothesized that the presence of tiny, enhancing foci ("spot sign") within acute hematomas is associated with hematoma expansion. METHODS We prospectively studied 39 consecutive patients with spontaneous ICH by(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression often remains undertreated during pregnancy and there is growing evidence that untoward perinatal outcomes can result. Our systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether maternal depression during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal and infant outcomes. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and(More)