Rocco J. Lafaro

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BACKGROUND Advanced predictive analytical techniques are being increasingly applied to clinical risk assessment. This study compared a neural network model to several other models in predicting the length of stay (LOS) in the cardiac surgical intensive care unit (ICU) based on pre-incision patient characteristics. METHODS Thirty six variables collected(More)
BACKGROUND Myxomas arising from the eustachian valve are exceedingly rare. CASE REPORT A 72-year-old Jamaican-Chinese woman was evaluated for worsening dyspnea. The 2-dimensional and real time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiogram showed a 75 mm length × 44 mm width, multilobulated, mobile mass arising from the eustachian valve occupying the entire(More)
Salmonella infection commonly occurs in the gastrointestinal tract secondary to fecal-oral transmission of the bacterium. Extraintestinal Salmonella is typically seen in the biliary system and is very rarely observed in the thoracic cavity. Salmonella infection in the thymus is an even more unusual presentation of extraintestinal Salmonella, with only one(More)
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