OBJECTIVES Patients discharged from the emergency department (ED) are often referred for primary care, specialty, or other disease-specific follow-up appointments. Attendance at these scheduled follow-up appointments has been found to improve patient outcomes, decrease ED bounce-backs, and reduce malpractice risk. Reasons for missing follow-up visits are… (More)
The present paper provides data on load-deflection rate and maximal force generated for 19 coil springs. The force level at activation and deactivation was registered at intervals of 5 mm between 0 and 100 per cent extension. Ten springs of each type were analysed. The following questions were answered. How many of the springs exhibited the behaviour of a… (More)
Introduction of a rapid methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) polymerase chain reaction assay, with physician education and pharmacist guidance, did not significantly reduce excessive empiric prescription of MRSA-active antibiotics despite the test's accuracy and potential to substantially reduce inappropriate antibiotic use.
OBJECTIVES Describe the change in mobile technology used by an urban Latino population between 2011 and 2014, and compare findings with national estimates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were surveyed on medical history and mobile technology use. We analyzed specific areas of mobile health capacity stratified by chronic disease, age, language preference,… (More)
Objective Ultrasound (US) guided peripheral vascular access is a valuable skill for physicians. A novel approach to vascular cannulation called the oblique technique has been described, which purports to eliminate the disadvantages of the traditional techniques (short axis, SA; and long axis, LA) while preserving their advantages. This technique has not… (More)
Objective Ultrasound (US) guided central vascular access is an indispensable skill for physicians. Recently, a novel approach to vascular cannulation, the oblique technique, has been described. This technique combines the advantages of the traditional (short axis, SA, and long axis, LA) approaches, while purportedly avoiding their pitfalls. This claim has… (More)
Mandibular displacement during and following maxillary osteotomy was observed. Cephalometric data obtained from radiographs produced before, immediately after, and at a minimum of 6 months after were analyzed. The displacement of the maxilla and of the mandible during and after surgery was studied, and the predictive value of maxillary displacement on the… (More)