Katie A Propst

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beta-Lactamases produced by urine isolates from patients in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), outpatient, clinics, and one hospital in a U.S. community were characterized. A total of 1.3% of all Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates collected from patients in 30 LTCFs and various outpatient clinics produced extended-spectrum beta-lactamases(More)
Pyogenic spondylodiscitis includes a spectrum of spinal infections such as discitis, osteomyelitis, epidural abscess, meningitis, subdural empyema, and spinal cord abscess. This is a rare complication of sacral colpopexy, but can lead to devastating consequences for the patient. We present two cases of pyogenic spondylodiscitis following sacral colpopexy.(More)
BACKGROUND The number of robotically assisted hysterectomies is increasing, and therefore, the opportunities for trainees to become competent in performing traditional laparoscopic hysterectomy are decreasing. Simulation-based training is ideal for filling this gap in training. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to design a surgical model for(More)
BACKGROUND Both the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) IV and Palliative Performance Index (PPI) are scales used to estimate intensive care unit (ICU) prognosis and mortality. OBJECTIVE To Compare the diagnostic utility of the PPI and APACHE IV and their subsequent implications in predicting ICU mortality at a community hospital. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the rate of abstract publication from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting (SGSASM), 2004 to 2012. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective study in which all abstracts presented at the SGSASM from 2004 to 2012 were reviewed. Information was collected on oral (O), oral poster (OP), and poster (P)(More)
Intravenous administration of ethchlorvynol (Placidyl) is known to produce noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in animals and humans. Since intrapulmonary sequestration of leukocytes has been observed to occur following injection of ethchlorvynol, we evaluated the role of these elements of the blood in producing pulmonary edema. In vivo studies in dogs showed(More)
The effects of exogenously administered histamine phosphate (0.1 microgram per kg of body weight per min, or 90 microgram per hour) and endogenous histamine released by intravenous injection of 0.5 mg of Compound 48/80 on alveolar membrane permeability to substances of differing molecular weight (60 to 20,000 daltons) were studied using the in vivo(More)
Hospital readmission is increasingly used as a measure of quality care. Our objective was to evaluate the rate of readmission and associated factors in women undergoing suburethral sling placement in the USA. This is a cohort study of suburethral sling procedures performed in the USA from 2012 to 2014 using the American College of Surgeons’ National(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to identify risk factors for elevated preoperative postvoid residual (PVR) and persistently elevated postoperative PVR and to evaluate the resolution rate of elevated PVR urine volume in patients undergoing reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study comparing 50 women(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether obstetrics and gynecology trainees feel satisfied with the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) education received in residency. METHODS This is a survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents in the United States and Puerto Rico during the 2015-2016 academic year. The(More)