Kiersten L. Gurley

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OBJECTIVES Improper placement of the tracheal tube during intubation can lead to dangerous complications, and bedside ultrasound has been proposed as a method of quickly and accurately identifying tube placement. Recent studies in adults have found it to be accurate, but its applicability in pediatric patients is unclear. This systematic review aims to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The use of intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) has been described with a variety of imaging devices and techniques. The purpose of this investigation is to examine the role of iVue (Optovue, Fremont, CA), a commercially available, handheld spectral-domain iOCT system, in vitreoretinal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS For(More)
INTRODUCTION The value of using patient- and physician-identified quality assurance (QA) issues in emergency medicine remains poorly characterized as a marker for emergency department (ED) QA. The objective of this study was to determine whether evaluation of patient and physician concerns is useful for identifying medical errors resulting in either an(More)
A study of 50 alcoholic patients was carried out with CT scans of their brains and psychologic testing. These patients were alcohol and drug free, and without neurologic or psychiatric disorders at the time of the examinations. Fifty-eight percent of the patients had cerebral atrophy. There was no correlation between the results of the psychologic testing(More)
A multi-purpose titanium forceps has been developed for small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy surgery. These forceps were designed to provide the vitreoretinal surgeon with a single tool for the extraocular manipulations that are necessary for the placement and removal of 23- and 25-gauge trochars for small-incision, sutureless pars plana vitrectomy surgery.(More)
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