Lindsay Hays

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Mortality and morbidity from head trauma have been substantially reduced by improved prehospital care and aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic management. However, a substantial number of patients will require prolonged periods of hospitalization, intensive care, and ventilator support during their recovery, placing them at risk for infectious(More)
The availability of two-dimensional echocardiography as a clinical tool has led to an interest in its applicability, usefulness, and reliability in the evaluation of blunt cardiac trauma. Forty patients who sustained objective evidence of blunt chest trauma were evaluated at our institution using serial ECGs, creatine phosphokinase (CPK) isoenzyme(More)
The performance of 3 analyte-specific reagents (ASRs), Elitech Biosciences, EraGen Biosciences, and Focus Diagnostic, was evaluated for detection of Bordetella pertussis (BP) and Bordetella parapertussis (BPP) in nasopharyngeal swab specimens. A total of 104 frozen, leftover clinical specimens obtained from pediatric patients during 2011-2012 were included(More)
BACKGROUND Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been sporadically reported as a cause of respiratory tract infections. In 2014, an international outbreak of EV-D68 occurred and caused severe respiratory disease in the pediatric population. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed of children admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital from August 1-September(More)
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