James E. Morrison

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A review of the development and implementation of a 4-year medical student integrated ultrasound curriculum is presented. Multiple teaching and assessment modalities are discussed as well as results from testing and student surveys. Lessons learned while establishing the curriculum are summarized. It is concluded that ultrasound is a well received, valuable(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess short-term and long-term complication rates after trauma laparotomy in a group of health maintenance organization (Kaiser Permanente) patients. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of patients belonging to Kaiser Permanente. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty Kaiser patients who underwent a negative or nontherapeutic laparotomy for trauma at(More)
BACKGROUND The selection of residents for any program and their evaluation for success is an inexact science. Errors can prove costly, disruptive, and potentially damaging to training programs, and personal and professional setbacks can occur for resident applicants. A method was sought to determine the intangible characteristics of applicants to a general(More)
BACKGROUND The selection of applicants for training in any particular surgical program is an imprecise exercise. Despite the abundance of information on particular candidates, many of the fundamental qualities that are associated with success for the surgical trainee cannot be identified by review of the applicants' grades, scores, letters of(More)
BACKGROUND Syncope occasionally occurs in trauma patients. The most appropriate and cost-effective evaluation for such patients is unknown. METHODS Trauma patients admitted to a Level I trauma center with a diagnosis of syncope or possible syncope between 1988 and 1994 were reviewed. History, physical examination, and past medical history were noted, as(More)
We performed a retrospective chart review of trauma patients admitted to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital and identified 63 cases of adrenal insufficiency along with 65 trauma patient controls. Two statistical models, a neural network and a multiple logistic regression, were developed to predict patients with increased risk of developing adrenal(More)
OVER three-hundred and thirty years ago, just when England was about to be rent apart by the Civil War, Thomas Browne, a student of Padua and Montpellier and a Doctor of Medicine of both Leiden and Oxford, wrote Religio Medici. This contributed little to religion, but in the stately prose of a bygone age ranged far and wide with protestations of piety and a(More)
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