Jonathan S Kurman

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PURPOSE To determine the impact of duration of hypotension prior to norepinephrine initiation on outcomes in MICU patients with septic shock. We hypothesized increased duration of hypotension prior to norepinephrine initiation would be associated with an increased risk for ICU mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective-observational study(More)
Objective. We evaluated the use of a one-week ambulatory pessary trial in predicting patients' postoperative outcomes for occult stress incontinence. Methods. Patients with anterior vaginal wall prolapse were offered a pessary trial to predict response to reconstruction. We performed a retrospective review of 4 years of cases. All patients underwent a(More)
Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is used to treat advanced emphysema that is refractory to maximal medical therapy. 1 Th e National Emphysema Treatment Trials (NETT) have shown their effi cacy in improving 6-min walk distance, maximal exercise capacity, and quality of life, although the mortality benefi t may be limited to the upper-lobe predominance,(More)
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