Sishir Rao

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BACKGROUND A requirement for all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved residencies is the provision of "an opportunity for residents to participate in research." To comply with this requirement, most training programs encourage their residents to conduct research and to report their results. Few guidelines exist, however, for(More)
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)
OBJECTIVES In most institutions, planning computed tomography (CT) scans are not interpreted by diagnostic radiologists. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the percentage of cases in which a previously undetected radiographic finding was found on review of CT simulation images by diagnostic radiology. METHODS At the Henry Ford West Bloomfield(More)
OBJECTIVE Ultrasound is a versatile diagnostic modality used in a variety of medical fields. Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) is one of the first medical schools in the United States to integrate an ultrasound curriculum through both basic science courses and clinical clerkships. METHODS In 2006, 25 portable ultrasound units were donated(More)
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