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BACKGROUND Epinephrine auto-injectors are the standard first aid treatment for anaphylaxis. Intramuscular delivery into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh is recommended for optimal onset of action of epinephrine. The most frequently prescribed auto-injector in North America and Canada is the EpiPen(®), which has a needle length of 15.2 mm. Currently, it(More)
BACKGROUND The Epipen® Jr and Allerject® 0.15 mg are currently the most commonly prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) for the management of anaphylaxis in pediatric patients in North America and Canada. To ensure rapid absorption, it should be administered intramuscularly into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. We examined whether the 12.7-mm(More)
Background Epinephrine delivered by an auto-injector to the anterolateral aspect of the thigh is the standard of care for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. For most pediatric patients in Canada, the EpipenJr is prescribed, which has a needle length of 12.7mm. The route of epinephrine administration affects its onset of action, and intramuscular(More)
BACKGROUND Food allergy is the most common cause of anaphylaxis in children. Intramuscular delivery of epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) is the standard of care for the treatment of anaphylaxis. We examined if children and adolescents at risk of anaphylaxis weighing 15-30 kg and >30 kg would receive epinephrine into the intramuscular space with the currently(More)
OBJECTIVE We developed a semi-automated tool to quantify emphysema from thoracic X-ray multi-detector (64-slice) computed tomography (CT) for training purposes and multi-reader studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thoracic X-ray CT was acquired in 93 ex-smokers, who were evaluated by six trainees with little or no expertise (trainees) and a single experienced(More)
This work proposed a highly compact multi-bands antenna design based on the coupled meander-line folded monopole for M2M applications. This novel antenna is design to cover GSM / DCS / PCS / PHS (900 / 1800 / 1900MHz), WCDMA / IMT-2000 (1920–2170MHz), and Zigbee / Blutooth / WLAN (2450MHz), and WiMAX / WLAN (5150–5350MHz) with the physical(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of compressed sensing (CS) reconstructions for specific clinical magnetic resonance neuroimaging applications beyond more conventional acceleration techniques such as parallel imaging (PI) and low-resolution acquisitions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Raw k-space data were acquired from five healthy volunteers on a 3T scanner(More)
Published data on earthquake-associated peripheral nerve injury is very limited. Ultrasonography has been proven to be efficient in the clinic to diagnose peripheral nerve injury. The aim of this study was to assess the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of persistent peripheral nerve injuries 1 year after the Wenchuan earthquake. Thirty-four patients(More)
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