Jennifer Mackey

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OBJECTIVE Evaluate the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission and metabolic risk factors. BACKGROUND Although the impressive antidiabetic effects of bariatric surgery have been shown in short- and medium-term studies, the durability of these effects is uncertain. Specifically, long-term remission rates following(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of the 4Ts clinical scoring system as a pretest probability method for the detection of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Medical and surgical inpatients at a tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS Eighty consecutive patients with suspicion of HIT who had a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess long-term metabolic effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and to identify predictive factors for long-term diabetes remission and relapse. BACKGROUND LSG has become the most common bariatric operation worldwide. Its long-term metabolic effects in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis is thought to develop as a result of airway inflammation, infection, and obstruction. Pulmonary therapies for cystic fibrosis that reduce airway inflammation include corticosteroids, rhDNase, antibiotics, and high-dose ibuprofen. Despite evidence that high-dose ibuprofen slows the progression of lung(More)
Cases of pertussis, a potentially life-threatening illness in infants younger than 6 months of age, are at a 40-year high. Children frequently present to emergency departments for initial evaluation. Quick recognition of the illness allows rapid triage, isolation, and prevention of nosocomial transmission. A retrospective, case-control chart review was(More)
INTRODUCTION Escitalopram is rarely associated with prolongation of the QTc interval; however, there are no reported cases of QRS complex widening associated with escitalopram overdose. We report a case of a patient who presented with both QRS complex widening and QTc interval prolongation after an escitalopram overdose. CASE A 16-year-old girl presented(More)
To meet its objective of reducing operations costs without incurring a corresponding increase in risk, NASA is seeking new methods to automate mission operations. This paper examines the state of the art in automating ground operations for space missions. A summary of available technologies and methods for automating mission operations is provided.(More)
A 4 year-old boy presented with sudden, intense, and constant abdominal pain that awoke him from sleep. He had experienced no nausea or vomiting, and stooling had been regular. Vital signs were blood pressure: 133/87, heart rate: 120, respiratory rate: 28, SaO2: 99%, and temperature: 35.7. On physical exam the patient was writhing in pain with a mildly(More)
Cryptosporidiosis is reported in an otherwise healthy child. Her history was significant for playing in natural waters during a camping trip 1 week prior. Several days later, she began improving despite an incorrect diagnosis and inappropriate antibiotic therapy. Nitazoxanide was given once the diagnosis was established. Obtaining a thorough patient(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The robust volume of bariatric surgical procedures has led to significant numbers of patients requiring reoperative surgery because of undesirable results from primary operations. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of the third bariatric procedure after previous attempts resulted in inadequate(More)
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