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Forced expiratory volumes and flows were measured in 251 healthy nonsmoking men and women using techniques and equipment that meet American Thoracic Society (ATS) recommendations. Linear regression equations using height and age alone predict spirometric parameters as well as more complex equations using additional variables. Single values for 95%(More)
Development of a comprehensive computer system for acquiring medical data and implementing medical decision logic has been ongoing for over 15 years at the University of Utah and the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. This system is known as HELP and is currently operational at LDS Hospital, which is a 550-bed tertiary care hospital serving the needs of(More)
Adverse events during drug therapy are receiving renewed attention. Some adverse drug events (ADEs) are identified only after the widespread clinical use of a drug. The Food and Drug Administration advocates post-marketing surveillance systems to provide early warnings of previously undetected ADEs. The identification of ADEs by U.S. hospitals is now(More)
Despite the popularity of the concept of "anaerobic threshold" (AT), the noninvasive detection criteria remain subjective, and invasive validations of AT have been based on lactate data of arterial, mixed venous, venous, and capillary blood samples without any concern for the possible lactate differences from these sources. Eight normal subjects underwent(More)
A COMputerized Patient Advice System (COMPAS) was designed to test the feasibility of using the HELP clinical information system to direct the respiratory therapy of intensive care (ICU) patients acutely ill with adult respiratory distress syndrome. A modified black-board control architecture allowed the application of knowledge in either a forward or a(More)
The Core Content for Clinical Informatics defines the boundaries of the discipline and informs the Program Requirements for Fellowship Education in Clinical Informatics. The Core Content includes four major categories: fundamentals, clinical decision making and care process improvement, health information systems, and leadership and management of change.(More)