Lesley Mitchell

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The role of vancomycin and other antibiotics in the treatment of acute peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is well established. However, the role of preoperative vancomycin or cephalosporins in preventing early infection in newly placed PD catheters remains controversial. We performed a prospective randomized study to examine the role of(More)
STUDY HYPOTHESIS Current American Heart Association guidelines recommend immediate defibrillation of ventricular fibrillation. When this is unsuccessful, there are no guidelines to help determine the optimum time at which to defibrillate after the administration of an alpha-adrenergic agonist. Previous studies have shown that the median frequency of the(More)
BACKGROUND Acute rejection (AR) is a strong predictor of renal allograft survival. Recent advances in immunosuppression have reduced considerably the incidence of AR. Still, approximately 25% of patients have AR early post-transplant, and the factors that predispose to AR have not been fully clarified. METHODS The study includes 1641 adults, recipients of(More)
The role of vancomycin and other antibiotics in treatment of acute peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients is well established. However, the role of preoperative vancomycin or cephalosporins in preventing early infection in newly placed peritoneal dialysis catheters remains controversial. We performed a prospective randomized study to examine the role(More)
PURPOSE To assess ultrasound intrascan variability and the potential error rate of serial ultrasounds in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in children. METHODS A retrospective cohort review of imaging results of children having at least 3 serial ultrasound examinations of the same region within a 2-month period. The results were interpreted as(More)
STUDY HYPOTHESIS Previous studies have not discerned the best method for generating regional cerebral blood flow during internal cardiac massage. We hypothesized that regional cerebral blood flow generated by a mechanical method--direct mechanical ventricular assistance (DMVA)--would be superior to manual internal cardiac massage (MAN). STUDY POPULATION(More)
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