Sara Deakyne

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publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major criterion for assessing scientists for promotion, tenure or funding (Beasley & Wright, 2003; thomas et al, 2004). yet, there are different ways of becoming an author on a scientific publication, and not all authors are viewed as equal contributors. Qualitatively speaking, those listed first or last in the(More)
Publications in peer-reviewed journals are a major criterion for assessing scientists for promotion, tenure or funding (Beasley & Wright, 2003; Thomas et al, 2004). Yet, there are different ways of becoming an author on a scientific publication, and not all authors are viewed as equal contributors. Qualitatively speaking, those listed first or last in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospital admission in patients aged <1 year. Admissions have been increasing with hypoxia frequently cited as the determinant. Home oxygen (O(2)) has been shown to be feasible, although safety data are lacking. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a home O(2) clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC) is a validated tool for identifying the effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Previous research focused on sport-related sideline evaluation of adolescents and adults. Our goal was to evaluate performance of the SAC among subjects with and without head injury in a pediatric emergency(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Appropriate patient placement at the time of admission to avoid unplanned transfers to the ICU and codes outside of the ICU is an important safety goal for many institutions. The objective of this study was to determine if the overall rate of unplanned ICU transfers within 12 hours of admission to the inpatient medical/surgical unit(More)
PURPOSE Shock index (SI), the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure, has found to outperform conventional vital signs as a predictor of shock. Although age-specific vital sign norms are recommended in screening for shock, there are no reported age- or sex-specific norms for SI. Our primary goal was to report age- and sex-specific SI normal values(More)
Importance Improving emergency care of pediatric sepsis is a public health priority, but optimal early diagnostic approaches are unclear. Measurement of lactate levels is associated with improved outcomes in adult septic shock, but pediatric guidelines do not endorse its use, in part because the association between early lactate levels and mortality is(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare management of acute femur fractures in children who received a fascia iliaca compartment nerve block (FICNB) to those who received systemic intravenously administered analgesics in the pediatric emergency department. The comparison evaluated frequency of use, effectiveness, and associated adverse event profiles. METHODS Study(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To examine the frequency of acute mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) symptoms in children using a concussion symptom inventory and to identify which symptoms are most useful in identifying mTBI. It was hypothesized that symptoms associated with mTBI are more common in children with head injury than orthopaedic injury and certain symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the prevalence, test characteristics, and severity of illness of pediatric patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) vital signs among pediatric emergency department (ED) visits. METHODS This was a retrospective descriptive cohort study of all visits to the ED of a tertiary academic(More)