Sara Deakyne

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Up to 30% of children who have concussion initially evaluated in the emergency department (ED) display delayed symptom resolution (DSR). Greater initial symptom severity may be an easily quantifiable predictor of DSR. We hypothesized that greater symptom severity immediately after injury increases the risk for DSR. METHODS We(More)