Lauren R Klein

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BACKGROUND ST elevation (STE) on the electrocardiogram (ECG) may be due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or other nonischemic pathologies such as left ventricular aneurysm (LVA). The objective of this study was to validate 2 previously derived ECG rules to distinguish AMI from LVA. The first rule states that if the sum of T-wave amplitudes in leads V1(More)
OBJECTIVES Four-factor prothrombin complex concentrates (4FPCCs) are emerging as the standard of care for emergent warfarin reversal due to their ability to rapidly and effectively achieve hemostasis. The ideal dose of this medication is not known. Recently, our hospital instituted a protocol where all doses of 4FPCC were a fixed dose of 1500 IU. This(More)
INTRODUCTION Case reports and poison center data have demonstrated that the second-generation antipsychotic quetiapine is being obtained and used for recreational abuse. The purpose of this study was to describe the relative rates of single-substance abuse for different atypical antipsychotics and compare their demographic and clinical features. METHODS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The bougie may improve first-pass intubation success in operating room patients. We seek to determine whether bougie use is associated with emergency department (ED) first-pass intubation success. METHODS We studied consecutive adult ED intubations at an urban, academic medical center during 2013. Intubation events were identified by(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia is frequently encountered in the emergency department (ED), and insulin and intravenous fluid are commonly administered to reduce glucose prior to discharge. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the magnitude of the association between glucose-lowering therapies and 1) actual glucose reduction and 2) ED length of stay (LOS). (More)