Kevin S Adams

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Acute respiratory failure (ARF) following trauma or sepsis has a mortality rate of 50% to 85%. The mainstays of treatment are mechanical ventilation and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). In the past decade, many reports have claimed superiority of high frequency ventilation (HFV) in the treatment of ARF. We structured a prospective randomized trial(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess objectively the perceived benefits of wearing an "ionized" wrist bracelet to treat muscle or joint pain. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This study was performed at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla, in 2000 and 2001. In a randomized, double-blind design, 305 participants wore an ionized bracelet and 305 wore a placebo bracelet for 4 weeks.(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the improvements in needle disposal systems, needlesticks to health care workers continue to occur at unacceptably high rates. Needleless systems have been shown to reduce the risk of needlesticks. METHODS This pilot study examined the safety of such a system for patients by comparing the rates of intravenous infection-related(More)
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