Sevith Rao

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The six competency domains required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have led to a proliferation of measurement tools, assessment methods, and all forms of data from paper to electronic. The need exists to develop a standardized electronic (e)-portfolio to provide the aggregate data to improve education and patient care.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of appropriate neuroimaging on the basis of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria among pediatric patients presenting after head trauma to a level I emergency department. METHODS A retrospective emergency department record review was performed for patients <18 years of age undergoing head CT or MRI for(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of appropriate imaging among emergency department (ED) patients with low back pain. METHODS Our level-1 ED records were retrospectively searched for patients with a chief compliant of "low back pain" from January to April 2013. Of 624 patients, 100 were randomly selected and analyzed for their demographics, presentation,(More)
Behçet's disease is a multisystem chronic autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with a wide spectrum of symptoms and organ system involvement. Arterial manifestations, particularly of the extracranial vertebral arteries, are rare. We report an unusual case of an African American patient with Behçet's disease, who presented with bilateral spontaneous(More)
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