Kristen Kocher

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PURPOSE To determine clinical features predictive of growth of iris nevus into melanoma. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative case series. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1611 consecutive patients referred to an ocular oncology center with iris nevus. INTERVENTION Observation and photographic documentation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Growth into melanoma. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To determine the types and frequency of ocular conditions that simulate retinoblastoma (pseudoretinoblastoma) based on age at presentation. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand seven hundred seventy-five patients. METHODS Chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Conditions simulating retinoblastoma. RESULTS Of 2775(More)
BACKGROUND Sugammadex is a modified γ-cyclodextrin with a novel mechanism of action for reversing the steroidal neuromuscular blocking agent rocuronium. Bispectral index (BIS) is an EEG-derived measure which can be sensitive to frontal electromyographic (EMG) artifacts. We compared BIS values before and after sugammadex or neostigmine neuromuscular block(More)
Ninety percent of suicide attempts referred to a general hospital are by self-poisoning. Among women, drug overdose is the commonest means of suicide. In a retrospective naturalistic review of 200 patients who were treated in the Critical Care Unit of a general hospital following medication overdose, 12% were antidepressant overdoses. The mean duration of(More)
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