Sarah J Diamond

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INTRODUCTION Massive intentional verapamil overdose is a toxic ingestion which can cause multiorgan system failure and has no currently known antidote. CASE PRESENTATION The patient is a 41-year-old Caucasian woman who ingested 19.2 g of sustained release verapamil in a suicide attempt. Our patient became hypotensive requiring three high-dose vasopressors(More)
BACKGROUND The adenoma detection rate (ADR) has recently been used as a quality measure for screening colonoscopy. We hypothesize that the ADR will increase with each decade of life after 50 years of age. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to define age-based goals for the ADR and advanced neoplasia to improve the quality of colonoscopy. METHODS Using(More)
Traditional tools and scoring systems for nutritional assessment have focused solely on parameters of poor nutritional status in the past, in an effort to define the elusive concept of malnutrition. Such tools fail to account for the contribution of disease severity to overall nutritional risk. High nutritional risk, caused by either deterioration of(More)
PURPOSE Female representation in academic medicine is increasing without proportional increases in female representation at senior ranks. The purpose of this study is to describe the gender representation in academic gastroenterology (GI) and compare publication productivity, academic rank, and career duration between male and female gastroenterologists. (More)
BACKGROUND Underrepresentation of highly ranked women in academic surgery is recognized. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine whether sex differences exist in faculty representation, academic rank, and publication productivity among colorectal faculty in fellowship programs. DESIGN American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons fellowship program(More)
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