Joelle Donofrio

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Purpose: Benzodiazepines such as diazepam may fail to effectively treat status epilepticus because benzodiazepine-sensitive GABAA receptors are progressively internalized with continued seizure activity. Ionotropic glutamate receptors, including AMPA receptors, are externalized, so that AMPA receptor antagonists, which are broadspectrum anticonvulsants,(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1993 the 13 VHA Southern New England (VHA-SNE) hospitals have been engaged in a regionally sponsored initiative to analyze and improve selected clinical processes. Nine of these hospitals have chosen to participate in an initiative in which observation units were postulated to offer a tool for improving the care of patients with chest(More)
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