Nellie Adams

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Although pediatric brain death guidelines stipulate when ancillary testing should be used during brain death determination, little is known about the way these recommendations are implemented in clinical practice. We conducted a survey of pediatric intensivists and neurologists in the United States on the use of ancillary testing. Although most respondents(More)
A 49-year-old right-handed man presented with a severe impairment of motor speech output aphemia. Initially, he could make grunting sounds, but was otherwise mute. There was no disturbance of comprehension, and he preferred to communicate by writing. Writing was agrammatic with lexical errors and mispellings which improved with the speech disturbance. The(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to 1) evaluate how pediatricians approach situations in which families request continuation of organ support after declaration of death by neurologic criteria and 2) explore potential interventions to make these situations less challenging. DESIGN A survey on management and personal experience with death by neurologic criteria was(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate how neurologists approach situations in which families request prolonged organ support after declaration of death by neurologic criteria (DNC). METHODS We surveyed 938 members of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) who treat critically ill patients, including 50% who practice in states with accommodation exceptions(More)
OBJECTIVE To survey US-trained graduating neurology residents who are American Academy of Neurology members, in an effort to trend perceived quality and completeness of graduate neurology education. METHODS An electronic survey was sent to all American Academy of Neurology members graduating from US neurology residency programs in the Spring of 2014. (More)
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