Lucy Modahl

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BACKGROUND The term severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) encompasses a heterogeneous group of respiratory illnesses. Grading the severity of SARI is currently reliant on indirect disease severity measures such as respiratory and heart rate, and the need for oxygen or intensive care. With the lungs being the primary organ system involved in SARI, chest(More)
Acute myocarditis is a potentially fatal cardiac pathology that is thought to cause sudden death through arrhythmia and cardiac failure. Of the different subtypes, lymphocytic myocarditis is the most common form. The pathophysiology of myocarditis can be generally diffuse or focally involve the ventricles, but less frequently affects the atria. Although the(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify predictors of positive computed tomographic (CT) yield and to measure the impact of CT yield on the disposition of patients referred for computed tomography after presenting to an emergency department with nontraumatic abdominal pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS Computed tomographic reports, laboratory data, and emergency department and(More)
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