Lori M Flint

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Hepatic failure emerging in a patient after injury is generally manifested as cholestatic jaundice. It differs in several important respects from hepatic failure, as it is understood to present in alcoholic or posthepatitic patients. Sepsis is the etiology of the hepatic failure in the overwhelming majority of patients who die following posttraumatic organ(More)
Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter insertion, the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide, is associated with a variety of complications and an unacceptably high overall failure rate of 35% to 50% in even the best of hands. Catheter failure is costly to patients, caregivers, and the health care system. Although advances have been made,(More)
The detection and management of acute postoperative conditions of the abdomen present a challenge to the surgeon. Many of these conditions threaten life because of their association with disorders of oxygenation, circulatory stability, and infection leading to multiple organ failure. This discussion highlights features of rapid diagnosis and focuses on(More)
Seventeen patients with Crohn's disease requiring emergency operative procedures disclosed important factors leading to successful outcome. In seven of the ten patients not known to have Crohn's disease, the history strongly suggested this diagnosis. Two patients died; three others had major complications, including two anastomotic leaks and two(More)
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