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OBJECTIVES To develop and validate simple statistical models that can be used with hospital discharge administrative databases to predict 30-day and one-year mortality after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in developing AMI "report cards" using population-based hospital discharge databases. However, there is a(More)
Current methods of peripheral nerve repair are to directly suture cut nerve stumps, or to bridge large gaps with an autograft repair. Autograft-associated problems include donor site morbidity and limited supply. Many of the present limitations of nerve repair might be overcome by expanding the patients own Schwann cells in vitro, then combining the cells(More)
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