Jerald A Solot

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To compare the opinions of patients and physicians regarding physician dress and demeanor in the emergency department, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of 190 ED patients and 129 medical specialists, family practitioners, surgeons, and emergency physicians in a community hospital. Seventy-three percent of physicians and 43% of patients thought that(More)
Nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) is a leading cause of morbidity, hospitalization, and mortality among older nursing home residents. Too often, these patients are erroneously grouped with cases of community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia. Yet, they differ in terms of most common pathogens, significant underlying disease, impaired functional(More)
An aid for prehospital cervical immobilization was studied radiographically. We applied the Vertebrace Extrication Collar to ten volunteers and measured cervical movement in the sagittal plane. Results of mean degrees of flexion-extension and mean percentage of restricted motion at each level compared favorably with results of earlier studies using rigid(More)
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