Janet L Finley

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OBJECTIVES Overcapacity issues plague emergency departments (EDs). Studies suggest that triage liaison providers (TLPs) may shorten patient length of stay (LOS) and reduce the proportion of patients who leave without being seen (LWBS), but these results are not universal. Previous studies used physicians as TLPs. We evaluated whether a physician assistant(More)
Perinatal brain damage and compromised long-term neurologic outcome have been a topic of major concern and continuing debate. Until recently the occurrence of fetal brain injury was attributed to intrapartum events. However, evidence continues to accumulate that neurologic damage can occur during fetal life unrelated to intrapartum events. We report a case(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of self-collected and health care worker (HCW)-collected nasal swabs for detection of influenza viruses and determine the patients' preference for type of collection. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled adult patients presenting with influenzalike illness to the Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota,(More)
As health care reform results in fewer acute care days and cost-containment is emphasized, the role of the CNS becomes more important, although not necessarily in acute care, which has been the tradition. If the CNS role is to survive health care reform, it must expand into the community. The literature supports the effectiveness of the CNS in the(More)
Cutaneous silica granuloma is a rare and fascinating cause of delayed scarring. Symptoms may arise many years after minor wounding if glass, sand, or other silica-containing particles have been embedded. Such granulomatous lesions are often nodular, indurated, and erythematous. They may respond to surgical excision or medical treatment, and in rare cases,(More)
Since the value of home apnea monitoring for subsequent siblings (subsibs) of an infant who died of sudden infant death syndrome is uncertain, we describe an evaluation and monitoring program for subsibs. Eighty subsibs were screened in hospital at an average age of 4.6 weeks. The most valuable investigations included history, physical examination, blood(More)