Kristin M Hurt

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PURPOSE This randomized controlled trial compared 2 methods of ostomy care instruction to determine their effect on patients' knowledge, skills, and confidence related to postoperative ostomy care. SUBJECTS AND SETTING Eighty-eight adults with newly created ostomies were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Of the 88 enrolled patients, 68 completed the(More)
Appropriate early management of infectious emergencies is essential to preventing adverse outcomes. Clinicians in acute-care settings must be prepared to provide appropriate empiric antibiotics, as failure to do so has been associated with an increased risk of mortality. Empiric treatment of these infections requires knowledge of the disease state, most(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to introduce the new Single-Incision Sling System MiniArc in treatment of the female stress urinary incontinence. SUBJECT Prospective follow up. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. SUBJECT AND METHOD Prospective follow up of the first set of(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the current patterns of medication use, assess the extent of off-label parenteral medication use, and evaluate evidence for efficacy and safety of parenteral medications used off-label in neonates. STUDY DESIGN We collected information on all medications dispensed for infants admitted to an urban tertiary care neonatal intensive care(More)
PURPOSE Guided antibiotic adjustment for the treatment of multidrug-resistant, gram-negative pathogens is explored. SUMMARY Multidrug-resistant pathogens are being isolated with increasing frequency, while the production of novel agents to circumvent resistance has slowed to a near halt. Hence, antimicrobial adjustment based on drug pharmacokinetic and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to discuss the probable ways of interactions between some drugs or remedies and steroid contraceptives. DESIGN A review article. SETTING OBGYN Clinic of the 1t Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Teaching Hospital Bulovka. SUBJECT Low dose oral contraceptives are very popular these days. Some drugs and remedies could(More)
BACKGROUND Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scoring is enigmatic in intubated patients. To determine if there is consensus among Level I trauma centers, a national telephone survey was conducted. METHODS Trauma registrars at state-verified or American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma centers were questioned about GCS scoring, recording, and reporting(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Analysis of treatment possibilities of infertility in HIV positive patients and solution of child desire in discordant pairs. Authors also present their own case. TYPE OF STUDY Literature review and two case report. NAME AND SETTING OF DEPARTMENT: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The First Medical Faculty of Charles University in(More)
OBJECTIVE An analysis of HIV positive women who gave birth between 1st January 1985 to 31st December 2006 in the Czech Republic. SUBJECT A retrospective descriptive analysis. SETTING Teaching Hospital Bulovka, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague. SUBJECT AND METHODS The study included HIV positive women that gave birth between 1st(More)
STUDY AIM Analysis of the set of women that underwent the termination of pregnancy in IInd trimester at the OBGYN clinic, Teaching Hospital Na Bulovce at interval of years 2006-2007. We appreciated the effect of method and compared with references in the literature. TYPE STUDY: Retrospective descriptive study. SEATTING: OBGYN clinic of the 1st faculty of(More)