Karen Carter

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Prone positioning of patients during anaesthesia is required to provide operative access for a wide variety of surgical procedures. It is associated with predictable changes in physiology but also with a number of complications, and safe use of the prone position requires an understanding of both issues. We have reviewed the development of the prone(More)
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP), a significant public health problem in the Pacific, is intrinsically linked to the health of coral reef ecosystems. Incidence data on CFP could therefore be used, in theory, as indicators of disruption to coral reefs. Some disruptions, such as increasing sea surface temperatures, result from global environmental(More)
During July/August 2005, Palau hosted the VII South Pacific Mini Games. With an expected influx of at least 2000 athletes and visitors, the Palau Ministry of Health (MOH) decided to operate under an Emergency Incident Command Structure for the duration of the event. Surveillance for infectious diseases and injury was carried out under this framework by the(More)
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis has been a longstanding problem in Palau, and Public Health programs were implemented in 2000 to conduct surveillance for cases of the disease. Epidemiologic analysis of leptospirosis cases is needed to describe disease occurrence in Palau and to help target prevention and control efforts. METHODS Case data were collected from the(More)
Models for the study of prosthetic vascular graft infection have been studied frequently in the dog and rabbit. We have developed a reproducible swine model to study this problem and its treatment. The cardiovascular system, healing characteristics, and the bloodstream clearance of bacteria in swine more closely resembles those of humans than do other(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue fever has been a longstanding problem in Palau, and Public Health programs were implemented in 2001 to conduct surveillance for cases of the disease. Epidemiologic analysis of dengue fever cases in Palau is needed to describe disease occurrence in Palau and to help target prevention and control efforts. METHODS Case data were collected(More)
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