John G. Myers

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This article focuses on the bundling of products with promised contributions to charity. Two lab experiments and one field study are conducted that compare the effectiveness of promised donations to charity in promoting ‘‘practical necessities’’ (e.g., a box of laundry detergent) to their effectiveness in promoting ‘‘frivolous luxuries’’ (e.g., a hot fudge(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective review tests the hypothesis that including selective splenic arteriography and embolization in the algorithm of a previously existing nonoperative management (NOM) strategy will result in higher rates of successful NOM in patients with blunt splenic injury. METHODS All patients with blunt splenic injuries documented by(More)
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BACKGROUND Cervical spine injuries can occur in as many as 10% of patients with blunt trauma with mental status changes from closed head injuries. Despite normal results on cervical spine computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often recommended to exclude ligamentous or soft tissue injury. METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of more selective use of admission angiography combined with protocolized nonoperative management for blunt splenic injury. METHODS This was a retrospective chart review of all patients with splenic injuries and Injury Severity Score < 20 managed by protocol and comparison with a prior matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To relate in-hospital mortality to early transfusion of plasma and/or platelets and to time-varying plasma:red blood cell (RBC) and platelet:RBC ratios. DESIGN Prospective cohort study documenting the timing of transfusions during active resuscitation and patient outcomes. Data were analyzed using time-dependent proportional hazards models. (More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery in pregnant women has become increasingly more common since the 1990s; however, the safety of laparoscopy in this population has been widely debated, particularly in emergent and urgent situations. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all pregnant women following a nonobstetric abdominal operation at a University(More)