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HYPOTHESIS Intraoperative and postoperative variables contribute to the development of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in general surgical patients. DESIGN Case-control cohort study of 44 patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit from March 1, 1995, to January 1, 2001. Groups were matched with respect to age, sex, diagnosis, and(More)
BACKGROUND Memantine has been used off-label to treat frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTD). A previous 26-week open-label study suggested a transient, modest benefit on neuropsychiatric symptoms as measured by the neuropsychiatric inventory (NPI). We aimed to determine whether memantine is an effective treatment for FTD. METHODS We did a randomised,(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to determine whether higher doses of indomethacin would improve the rate of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure. STUDY DESIGN Infants (<28 weeks gestation) who received a conventional, prophylactic 3-dose course of indomethacin were eligible if they had continued evidence of persistent(More)
New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits were immunized with several different nontoxic botulinum neurotoxin serotype B (BoNT/B) preparations in an effort to optimize the production of a rapid and highly potent, effective neutralizing antibody response. The immunogens included a recombinant heavy chain (rHc) protein produced in Escherichia coli, a commercially(More)
PURPOSE Chart notes are used to support billing codes under the evaluation and management guidelines of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), in addition to serving as a record of the visit. To better understand the effect of the HCFA documentation guidelines, the authors collected data on how the guidelines affect participation by university-(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the spectrum and frequency of computed tomographic (CT) features in tuboovarian abscess (TOA) in order to increase the utility of computed tomography in diagnosing this condition. STUDY DESIGN Search of our hospital registry found 22 patients diagnosed with TOA who underwent pelvic tomography between the years 1998 and 2001. A(More)
BACKGROUND In 1994, the Oregon Health Sciences University instituted an integrated course (Principles of Clinical Medicine; PCM) of classroom and outpatient clinic experience designed to give first- and second-year medical students a head start in clinical skills. During their third year, the students have been periodically evaluated by objective structured(More)
PURPOSE To better understand how U.S. medical schools are using and compensating community preceptors. METHOD In 1995, the authors sent questionnaires to associate deans for education at all 125 U.S. medical schools. Each questionnaire asked whether that school used community preceptors to teach students and, if so, from what disciplines community(More)