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OBJECTIVE Medication errors are a major concern of health care professionals and medical institutions, especially errors involving children. Studies in adults have shown that computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems reduce medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs). The effect of CPOE implementation in a pediatric population has not been(More)
Many clinical studies report that (n-3) PUFAs decrease the incidence of sudden death in patients with coronary artery disease after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the mechanisms for the beneficial effects of (n-3) PUFAs are unknown. The objectives of the present study were to confirm the findings from clinical trials using an animal model of MI in(More)
A closed loop control process assures that a system performs within control limits. In closed loop control, the system's output feeds back directly to change the system's inputs. We describe an approach to planning and monitoring care that uses closed loop control to assure the desired performance using examples from Vanderbilt University Medical Center's(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) is a rare salivary gland malignancy that most commonly arises in the parotid gland. Characteristics of AciCC are slow growth and a long clinical course. As a rare tumor, population-based studies are limited. We analyzed the incidence and survival for AciCC using a national population-based database. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) arising from the salivary glands is rare. METHODS Five hundred seven cases were available for frequency/incidence analysis, and 712 for relative survival and regression analysis in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. RESULTS Of(More)
INTRODUCTION While neonates account for a significant proportion of health care expenditures related to inpatient care for congenital heart disease, key drivers of resource utilization among this population are poorly defined. METHODS Data from 2005 through 2011 were extracted from the Pediatric Health Information System for patients assigned a discharge(More)
African Americans are disproportionately affected by asthma. Social and economic factors play a role in this disparity, but there is evidence that genetic factors may also influence the development of asthma and response to therapy in African American children. Our hypothesis is that variations in asthma related genes contribute to the observed asthma(More)
OBJECT As endovascular techniques have become more advanced, preoperative embolization has become an increasingly used intervention in the management of meningiomas. To date, however, no consensus has been reached on the use of this technique. To clarify the role of preoperative embolization in the management of meningiomas, the authors conducted a(More)
Urinary incontinence in women has a high prevalence and causes significant morbidity. Given that urinary incontinence is not generally a progressive disease, conservative therapies play an integral part in the management of these patients. We conducted a nonsystematic review of the literature to identify high-quality studies that evaluated the different(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To examine the incidence and survival of patients with sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) between the years of 1973 and 2009 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study using a national database. METHODS The SEER registry was utilized to calculate incidence(More)