Hagop Afarian

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STUDY OBJECTIVE We determine whether clinical characteristics and physician assessment are useful in the exclusion of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in emergency department (ED) patients with ascites requiring paracentesis. METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational study of ED patients with ascites undergoing paracentesis. Predefined clinical(More)
Theories of human development suggest that experiences embedded in social relationships alter prefrontal brain systems that mediate emotional self-regulation. This study tests for experience-dependent effects on prefrontal gray and white matter volumes determined in 39 young adult monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) 4 years after conditions that modified early(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has demonstrated that physician clinical suspicion, determined without assessing fluid appearance, is not adequate to rule out spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) without fluid testing. STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the sensitivity of physician clinical suspicion, including a bedside assessment of fluid appearance, in the(More)
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