Rosemary A Beck

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A decline in the overall number and severity of facial fractures has been observed at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash. Hospital records of patients (N = 262) who were treated for fractures of the zygoma, maxilla, and mandible between 1983 and 1987 were reviewed. The three leading causes of facial fractures were assault (35%), vehicular accidents(More)
BACKGROUND Oral sympathomimetics are effective in the treatment of nasal congestion through stimulation of alpha-adrenergic receptors in the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa. This vasoconstrictor activity has resulted in the general recommendation that such pressor amines not be used in patients with hypertension. No prospective studies have examined the(More)
Hemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis among children under 5 years old. Hib is also responsible for other invasive diseases including epiglottitis, cellulitis, sepsis, pneumonia, and osteomyelitis. A child's cumulative risk of systemic Hib disease during the first 5 years of life is approximately 1 in 200. A(More)
BACKGROUND The study objective was to validate prehospital indicators mandated by the Ohio legislature. METHOD The design was a retrospective case review using adult and pediatric tools developed to assess prehospital documentation of anatomic and physiologic indicators of significant trauma. RESULTS There were 400 adult records with Glasgow Coma Score,(More)
Various population-based studies have suggested that the incidence and epidemiology of bacterial meningitis is changing. No studies have been published which examine a sample population of the United States at large. Records of pediatric patients age 5 and under who were treated for bacterial meningitis (n = 470) at all US Army medical facilities between(More)
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