Jennifer A Gallagher

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BACKGROUND Early warning scores (EWS) are used to identify physiological deterioration in patients. Studies to date have primarily focused on the correlation between trends in serially recorded EWS of inpatients and clinical outcomes. This study examined the predictive value of an EWS calculated immediately on presentation to hospital for acute medical(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study investigated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and flk-1 expression in hepatic metastases from colon carcinoma, and their associations with tumor angiogenesis, proliferation, and apoptosis. METHODS Immunohistochemical studies were performed for VEGF/flk-1, Ki-67, p53, and bcl-2 expression, and microvessel density(More)
We sought to determine patient preferences regarding doctor's dress styles and mode of doctors introducing themselves to patients and addressing patients. A survey of patients attending a general medical/endocrinology outpatient clinic in a tertiary referral hospital over a 6 week period was performed. 124 people completed the survey (62 male, 62 female).(More)
Implantable continuous biosensors would improve disease management but long term function of such devices have been limited by a hypovascular foreign body capsule that inhibits influx of analytes. To assess whether capsule vascularity could be increased, we studied the histologic effects of a 28-day continuous infusion of vascular endothelial growth factor(More)
All acute hospitals have a cardiac arrest team. A retrospective study of cardiac arrest calls prospectively recorded over a 24-month period was performed. 174 cardiac arrest calls were analyzed with 76 of these calls being false alarms. Only 16.5% of patients survived to discharge. Median age of patients suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest was 71.5 years(More)
Healthcare professionals, patients and their relatives are expected to discuss resuscitation together. This study aims to identify the differences in the knowledge base and understanding of these parties. Questionnaires examining knowledge and opinion on resuscitation matters were completed during interviews of randomly selected doctors, nurses and the(More)