Kathleen Smyrski

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OBJECTIVE Despite its long history and current prominence in U.S. communities, only limited data describe the national characteristics of emergency medical services (EMS) care in the United States. We sought to characterize out-of-hospital EMS care in the United States. METHODS We conducted an analysis of the 2010 National Emergency Medical Services(More)
The feasibility of mesophilic anaerobic co-digestion of landfill leachate and sewage sludge was examined in a bench-scale experiment. Three complete-mix, flow-through digesters were operated in a semi-continuous mode. During both phases of research all digesters received 500 ml d(-1) of raw sludge and Reactor 1 was always the control reactor--fed sludge(More)
OBJECTIVE While cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) chest compression fraction (CCF) is associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) outcomes, there is no standard method for the determination of CCF. We compared nine methods for calculating CCF. METHODS We studied consecutive adult OHCA patients treated by Alabama Emergency Medical Services(More)
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