Mary Lynn Young

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Increased participation in sports is associated with increased related injuries. This study was conducted to identify the emotional responses of athletes to injury and to determine which responses might interfere with rehabilitation and necessitate psychologic or psychiatric intervention. In 72 patients, follow-up surveillance was continued from the time of(More)
AIM To measure the extent of patient harm caused by medications (rate of Adverse Drug Events) in three DHBs, using a standardised trigger tool method. METHODS Counties Manukau, Capital and Coast and Canterbury DHBs decided to work collaboratively to implement the ADE Trigger Tool (TT). Definitions of ADE were agreed on and triggers refined. A random(More)
AIM This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing. PATIENTS & METHODS A total of 109 adults were randomized to receive initial dosing as determined by an algorithm containing genetic (VKORC1 and CYP2C9) plus clinical information or only clinical information. Primary end points were the number of anticoagulation visits and(More)
While the mixed model approach to cluster randomization trials is relatively well developed, there has been less attention given to the design and analysis of population-averaged models for randomized and non-randomized cluster trials. We provide novel implementations of familiar methods to meet these needs. A design strategy that selects matching control(More)
Maximum likelihood estimation techniques for subject-specific (SS) generalized linear mixed models and generalized estimating equations for marginal or population-averaged (PA) models are often used for the analysis of cluster-unit intervention trials. Although both classes of procedures account for the presence of within-cluster correlations, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Leg ulcers associated with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) frequently recur after healing. The risk of recurrence has not been well defined for patients in different anatomic and hemodynamic groups. We reviewed the risk of ulcer recurrence on the basis of clinical, etiologic, anatomic, and pathophysiologic criteria and hemodynamic(More)
CONTEXT Several studies have shown that blinded review, because it is less biased and may improve vigilance, is an excellent method for detecting errors and improving performance in gynecologic cytology. The value of blinded review in surgical pathology is not known. OBJECTIVE To determine the value of blinded review in surgical pathology. METHODS Five(More)
Recent studies have shown increased interest in measuring error rates in surgical pathology. We sought to determine how many surgical pathology cases need to be reviewed to show a significant difference from published error rates for review of routine or biopsy cases. Results of 4 series with this type of diagnostic material involving a total of 11,683(More)
This double-blind trial compared the efficacy of trifluoperazine 1 mg b.i.d. and haloperidol 0.5 mg b.i.d. as initial doses in the treatment of behavioral symptoms associated with chronic brain syndromes and senile psychoses in 54 institutionalized elderly patients. Forty-four of the patients were followed through the entire 6-week trial. Improvement in(More)
In-house consultation is a well-known method to improve diagnostic accuracy and agreement, but the technique has not been well studied. We reviewed the results of in-house consultation in a large private hospital practice setting for a 1-month period and determined its effect on diagnostic accuracy using the final sign-out as the "gold standard." During(More)