Leslie Ray Matthews

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INTRODUCTION Although national guidelines have been published for the management of critically injured traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest (TCPA) patients, many hospital systems have not implemented in-hospital triage guidelines. The objective of this study was to determine if hospital resources could be preserved by implementation of an in-hospital tiered(More)
A recent article by Dr. Haider et al 1 , ''Association between Hospitals Caring for a Disproportionately High Percentage of Minority Trauma Patients and Increased Mortality: A Nationwide Analysis of 434 Hospitals,'' raised the question of whether there was an increased mortality risk among trauma patients treated at hospitals with higher proportions of(More)
Introduction. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a well-known cause of liver abscess. Higher rates of liver abscess associated with Klebsiella pneumoniae are seen in Taiwan. Metastatic endophthalmitis is a common complication associated with a poor prognosis despite aggressive therapy. Case Report. We report a case of a 67-year-old Korean female with Klebsiella(More)
Class II invariant chain peptide (CLIP) expression has been demonstrated to play a pivotal role in the regulation of B cell function after nonspecific polyclonal expansion. Several studies have shown vitamin D3 helps regulate the immune response. We hypothesized that activated vitamin D3 suppresses CLIP expression on activated B-cells after nonspecific(More)
Introduction: A novel approach for the management of severe traumatic brain injury is to perform a decompressive laparotomy when controlling intracranial hypertension (ICH) appears futile. Bladder pressures measured above 20 mmHg are used to signify the presence of an abdominal compartment syndrome and indicate the need for a decompressive laparotomy. Case(More)
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