Kelly M. Smith

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KEY POINTS The superficial spinal dorsal horn contains a heterogeneous population of neurons that process sensory inputs. Information on the properties of excitatory interneurons in this region is limited. As calretinin is a protein thought to be restricted to an excitatory population in this region, the aim of this study was to characterize(More)
In this perspective, we propose the absence of detailed information regarding spinal cord circuits that process sensory information remains a major barrier to advancing analgesia. We highlight recent advances showing that functionally discrete populations of neurons in the spinal cord dorsal horn (DH) play distinct roles in processing sensory information.(More)
PURPOSE Adequate caloric intake is associated with improved outcome in neurocritical illness, but factors influencing the provision of enteral nutrition (EN) have not been systematically evaluated. The primary goal of the study was to determine the EN intake of neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients within the first week of illness and investigate(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effects of computerized requests for pharmacist-to-dose (PTD), an advanced clinical decision support tool for dosing guidance, on antimicrobial therapy with vancomycin and aminoglycosides, describe PTD request utilization, and identify factors that may prolong this process. DESIGN A retrospective review was conducted of patients(More)
Hydric soil field identification is a common activity for natural resource professionals and planners, but it can be time consuming and labor intensive. This study used Soil Survey Data (NLCD), and other public domain data to make digital hydric soil predictive maps of two study areas in western Virginia. Soil scientists used the predictive maps as guides(More)
F or pharmacy students and others seeking postgraduate pharmacy residency training, March has become the most stressful month of the year. While 2011 brought the highest fill rate for residency positions since the ASHP Resident Matching Program was launched in 1979, the demand for postgraduate pharmacy training far exceeded the supply of residency training(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in neurosurgical intensive care patients. METHODS Retrospective analysis of ADR data obtained from a spontaneous reporting system in a tertiary care university hospital. Reports of suspected ADRs in adult patients admitted emergently or electively to the(More)
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