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BACKGROUND The increased use of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is often justified by finding alternative diagnoses explaining patients' symptoms. However, this has not been rigorously examined. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed CTPA done at our center over an eleven year period (2000 - 2010) in patients with suspected pulmonary embolus(More)
Ultrasound examination in a 10-week fetus demonstrated a marked deformity of the lower half of the fetus that was in the celomic cavity, and the upper half of the body was in the amniotic sac. There was abdominal wall defect with herniation of the liver and bowel, the lower limbs were deformed and the umbilical cord was short and thin. These abnormalities(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms of fat mass (FM) loss in cystic fibrosis (CF) are poorly understood but could represent complex pathways involving dysregulation of appetite-modulating peptides and an amplified inflammatory response. Nesfatin-1 is a newly described peptide that decreases food intake and FM but has not been studied in CF. OBJECTIVES We(More)
RATIONALE Critical care consults requested shortly after admission could represent a triage error. This consult process has not been adequately assessed, and data are retrospective relying on discharge diagnoses. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to identify reasons for medical Intensive care unit (MICU) consultations within 48 hours of admission and(More)
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