Michelle Grunauer

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Among the possible techniques to obtain the pressure-volume (P x V) curve at the bedside the low constant flow (CF) is the easiest and quickest one. However, the best value for CF to perform a good semi-static P x V curve is still to be determined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of 4 different CFs (1, 2, 5, and 10 L/min) on(More)
Depression is a frequent yet overlooked occurrence in primary health care clinics worldwide. Depression and related health screening instruments are available but are rarely used consistently. The availability of technologically based instruments in the assessments offers novel approaches for gathering, storing, and assessing data that includes(More)
OBJECTIVES This case study describes the implementation of an academic institution's disaster management plan. STUDY DESIGN Case study. METHODS USFQ's Medical School developed a six-phase disaster relief plan consisting of: induction, establishing a base camp, crisis management and mental health aid, creation of multidisciplinary teams and multi-agency(More)
Bilevel positive airway pressure-spontaneous/timed (BiPAP S/T) with average volume assured pressure support (AVAPS) uses a fixed tidal volume that automatically adjusts to a patient's needs. Our study assessed the use of BiPAP S/T with AVAPS in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypercapnic encephalopathy as compared to BiPAP S/T(More)
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