Leah Susser

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BACKGROUND Wound infiltration with local anesthetics does not reliably produce satisfactory postoperative analgesia, and the dose of local anesthetic which may be safely administered is limited by the potential for systemic toxicity. This study evaluated the efficacy of a slow-release liposomal bupivacaine formulation on duration of wound analgesia. (More)
Prolactin (PRL) is a peptide hormone necessary for normal growth and development of the human breast. In addition, high levels of PRL in plasma correlate with increased risk of breast cancer, especially among postmenopausal women. Several isoforms of PRL exist in human circulation, including a 16 kDa isoform that is an N-terminal fragment of the full-length(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of intrathecal fentanyl on maternal hemodynamics. DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Labor and delivery suite of a university medical center. PATIENTS 23 ASA status I nonlaboring term parturients presenting for elective cesarean section. INTERVENTIONS Patients were given either 1,200 ml lactated Ringer's Solution(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery calcium is an important marker of coronary artery disease. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using PET-CT technology requires a CT scan for attenuation correction (CTAC) but is not used routinely to measure coronary calcium burden. This study aimed to determine if a low-dose CTAC scan can also accurately quantify coronary artery(More)
INTRODUCTION The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) is a commonly used instrument to screen for psychiatric distress. However, the psychometric properties and reliability of the GHQ-12 in Argentina and, more specifically, in the city of Cordoba, have not previously been studied. OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties and reliability of GHQ-12(More)
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