Kristen B Brooks

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We sought to evaluate the ability of a small rural hospital with level 2 trauma capability to provide adequate care to the patient with multiple trauma. Using the TRISS method, we reviewed 163 patients with trauma admitted to our institution over 2 years. An outcome equivalent to those level 1 centers that contributed to the Major Trauma Outcome Study is(More)
OBJECTIVE The suicide of a patient is often experienced as a traumatic event by the clinician involved. Many articles have identified the need for education to guide clinicians through the aftermath of patient suicide; however, little has been published on development of such a curriculum, particularly for residents. This article describes one residency(More)
A new prototype instrument based on electronic nose (e-nose) technology has demonstrated the ability to identify and quantify many vapors of interest to the Space Program at their minimum required concentrations for both single vapors and two-component vapor mixtures, and may easily be adapted to detect many other toxic vapors. To do this, it was necessary(More)
BACKGROUND The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates that residents in psychiatry training programs learn to provide psychiatric consultation to other medical and surgical services. The ACGME, however, offers little information to instruct academic faculty and institutions to what constitutes a quality educational experience(More)
CONTEXT Delirium is common among inpatients aged 65 years and older and is associated with multiple adverse consequences, including increased length of stay (LOS). However, delirium is frequently unrecognized and poorly understood. At one hospital, baseline management of delirium on medical-surgical units varied greatly, and psychiatric consultations(More)
Regadenoson (REG), a selective A2A receptor vasodilator, has not been widely evaluated in stress echocardiography (SE). We report results of 45 patients participating in REG + atropine (REGAT) SE protocol conducted in a single-center prospective trial. The REGAT study enrolled subjects before a clinically indicated cardiac catheterization for suspected(More)
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