Jessica Holly

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Two well established experimental stressors, hand immersion in cold water, and mental stimulation with dichotomous listening, were applied to 37 normal subjects after the ingestion of a standard meal. Orocaecal transit was measured by serial exhaled breath hydrogen sampling. Cold water significantly delayed transit compared with warm water control (warm(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have proposed the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) as a risk stratification tool for discharge of low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) patients from the emergency department (ED) and treatment as outpatients, but this has not become accepted standard of care in the United States. Chest pain units (CPUs) may serve as ideal(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) serve an important role in the evaluation and risk stratification of low-risk chest pain patients. OBJECTIVES Our goal was to evaluate our EDOU protocol for intermediate-risk chest pain patients and compare outcomes and inpatient admission rates for low-risk and intermediate-risk patients. (More)
BACKGROUND The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score has shown use in predicting 30-day and 1-year outcomes in emergency department (ED) patients with potential acute coronary syndrome. Few studies have evaluated the TIMI score in risk stratifying patients selected for the ED observation Unit (EDOU). Risk stratification of patients in this(More)
BACKGROUND The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction score has been validated as a risk stratification tool in the emergency department (ED) setting, but certain aspects of the scoring system may not be applicable when applied to patients with chest pain selected for ED observation unit (EDOU) stay. We evaluated a simplified, 3-point risk stratification(More)
BACKGROUND The University of Utah emergency department (ED) observation unit (EDOU) cares for over 2500 patients each year, with a significant portion of these patients being trauma activation patients. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of our EDOU trauma protocol and described patient characteristics and outcomes of trauma patients managed in an EDOU.(More)
A. Reflux: from the anterior to the posterior circulation (or vice-versa) may occur in the presence of of favorable configuration of the Circle of Willis consisting of a combination of a wide diameter of the PCCA and P 1. — A fetal type of PCA will not necessarily allow a reflux into the tip of the BA (importance of P 1). — B. Reflux: should be definitely(More)
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