Gregory J. Stoddard

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BACKGROUND Delamination of acetabular articular cartilage is a common abnormality in hips with femoroacetabular impingement. The purpose of the present study was to identify clinical and radiographic factors predisposing to delamination and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance arthrography for the detection of these lesions. METHODS(More)
Previous studies showed that sicker patients were initiated on dialysis at higher GFR as estimated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula. It was previously shown that patients with low creatinine production were malnourished and had low serum creatinine levels and creatinine clearances (CrCl) but high MDRD GFR at initiation of(More)
CONTEXT The impact of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) on antimicrobial prescribing in ambulatory settings has not previously been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To measure the added value of CDSS when coupled with a community intervention to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobial drugs for acute respiratory tract infections. DESIGN,(More)
BACKGROUND Increased age, larger tear size, and more advanced fatty degeneration of the rotator cuff musculature have been correlated with poorer healing rates after rotator cuff repair. Platelets are an endogenous source of growth factors present during rotator cuff healing. HYPOTHESIS Augmentation of rotator cuff repairs with platelet-rich fibrin matrix(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) production and mononuclear cell NO synthase 2 (NOS2) expression are high in healthy Tanzanian children but low in those with cerebral malaria. Factors that downregulate NOS2 also diminish factors involved in cellular uptake and biosynthesis of L-arginine, the substrate for NO synthesis. We therefore postulated that L-arginine(More)
BACKGROUND Use of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7 [Prevnar]) has been associated with decreased a incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) among children in the United States. METHODS Cases of IPD in children < 18 years of age insured by or receiving health care from Intermountain Health Care during 1996-2003 were identified.(More)
The impact and prevalence of antimicrobial drug resistance in rural community healthcare settings is uncertain. Prospective surveillance in 51 rural hospitals in Idaho and Utah examined the epidemiologic features of clinical cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Thirty-two cases of VRE were(More)
This study examined the validity and clinical implications of the assumption of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study (MDRD) formula that age, gender, race, and BUN account for creatinine production (CP). The relationships of MDRD GFR, CP, and nutrition were examined in 1074 Dialysis Morbidity and Mortality Study Wave II patients with reported(More)
BACKGROUND Regions of hypoxia within glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) are common and may influence a tumor's aggressiveness, response to treatment, and the patient's overall survival. In this study, the authors examined 4 markers of hypoxia (hypoxia-inducible factor 1 [HIF-1alpha], glucose transporter 1 [GLUT-1], vascular endothelial growth factor [VEGF], and(More)
BACKGROUND Opioid analgesics remain a mainstay in the treatment of pain associated with surgical procedures. Such use is associated with adverse drug events (ADEs). OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of opioid-related ADEs on total hospital costs and length of stay (LOS) in adult surgical patients. METHODS This was a retrospective matched cohort study(More)