Ruth Tupper

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Recurrence of ischemic colitis (IC) has not been studied extensively. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of recurrent IC in the community setting and to identify any risk factors. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study in two community hospitals. Medical records of patients with IC from January 2007 to January(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to document our 6-year experiences in identifying the clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, risk factors and the outcomes of patients with ischemic colitis (IC) in a community hospital setting. METHODS The medical records of patients who were diagnosed with IC from 2007 to 2013 in two community hospitals were(More)
INTRODUCTION The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding of dabigatran and rivaroxaban is relatively unexplored. The aim of our study was to compare this risk in both drugs. METHODS We examined the medical records of patients on either dabigatran or rivaroxaban from October 2010 to April 2013 in two hospitals. RESULTS A total of 374 patients (147(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous femoral nerve block infusions (CFNBIs) have been found to both decrease patient postoperative pain and improve postoperative joint mobilization, both of which impact patient satisfaction, outcome, and length of stay. When we began the use of CFNBIs, we needed to create a policy, process, standing order form, and staff education plan as(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding with dabigatran when compared to warfarin has been controversial in the literature. The aim of our study was to assess this risk with the use of dabigatran. METHODS We examined the medical records of patients who were started on dabigatran or warfarin from October 2010 to October 2012. The study(More)