Rachel J. Kaye

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Persistent pain is prevalent in the elderly population, although it is not an inevitable part of aging. It is important to understand how to manage pain effectively in old age, particularly because an increasing number of individuals are becoming older, or living longer. Several problems, less common in younger adults, may complicate the treatment of pain.(More)
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is the most commonly used intravenous agent for induction of anesthesia. It is also used for maintenance of anesthesia and sedation in both Intensive Care Units and outpatient procedural settings. Its success in the clinical setting has been a result of its rapid onset, short duration of action, and minimal side effects(More)
systemic lupus erythematosus (sLe) is a complex disorder characterized by dysregulation of pathogenic autoantibodies and immune complexes that leads to multisystem chronic inflammatory processes1. sLe is not a rare condition; the estimated prevalence is 100 physician-diagnosed patients per 100,000 people. the disease may present at any age, although it(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain patients often have comorbidities, including social habits such as tobacco abuse, they use to cope with pain states. This study tested the hypothesis that physician activism, communication, and interest in smoking cessation can reduce or eliminate tobacco use. METHODS We developed a survey to evaluate patients' smoking habits and(More)
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a chronic neuropathic pain condition that persists 3 months or more following an outbreak of shingles. Shingles, also known as acute herpes zoster, is associated with the reactivation of the dormant varicella zoster virus in an individual who has experienced chicken pox. PHN is associated with persistent and often refractory(More)
Surgical simulation technology has advanced significantly in recent years. Medical-simulation validation studies have established that surgical skills honed using a simulator significantly improved trainee performance by decreasing operating times, improving efficiency, and decreasing errors. Integration of surgical simulation technologies into the medical(More)
Despite the large loads placed upon constrained acetabular liners, little is known of their mechanical performance. We analyzed retrieved liners to determine wear and other damage modes and assess associations between types and severity of damage and clinical, radiographic, and implant variables. Outer rim impingement frequency and severity were higher than(More)