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UNLABELLED Auditory neuropathy (AN) is a condition in which transmission of sound to the brain is abnormal. This is reflected as an electrophysiologic profile of normal otoacoustic emissions (OAE), with abnormal auditory brainstem evoked responses (ABR). Functionally speech perception is impaired and management strategies remain controversial. AN can be(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the level of fetal mercury exposure by measuring mercury levels in newborn cord blood and to analyze the association with fish consumption during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN A total of 308 women who met the eligibility criteria were enrolled in the study. Of these, 275 women completed a dietary survey;(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the rates of bacteriuria in laboring women with epidural analgesia with the use of intermittent bladder catheterization (IC) vs continuous indwelling Foley catheterization (CIF). STUDY DESIGN We conducted a randomized, nonblinded trial in which 160 laboring women received IC or CIF. An initial(More)
Research has begun to explore the determinants of personal digital assistant (PDA) adoption in health care. Much of this research has, however, been inconsistent in its treatment of key constructs and its methodological approaches. The current study takes a stricter approach and tracks the pre- and postadoption beliefs of physicians provided with an actual(More)
CONTEXT Medication error prevention is a priority for the U.S. healthcare system in the 21st century. Use of technology is considered by some as critical to achieve this goal. Knowledge of the attitudinal barriers to such adoption, however, is limited. OBJECTIVE To determine the attitudes of frontline prescriber clinicians towards technology in general,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology and demographics of surgically treated shoulder instability stratified by direction. We hypothesized that there would be an increased frequency of posterior and combined shoulder instability in our population compared with published literature. Secondarily, we assessed preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Laser-assisted tympanic membrane fenestration (LTMF) provides intermediate-duration middle ear ventilation, which benefits selected children with acute otitis media (AOM) and otitis media with effusion (OME). OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical and technical factors that may affect duration of LTMF patency. DESIGN Prospective clinical cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Femoroacetabular impingement is a common cause of hip pain in young adults. Several preoperative risk factors for poor outcomes with surgery have been identified; however, to our knowledge, no study has attempted to determine the effect of psychiatric comorbidity on outcomes with femoroacetabular impingement surgery. METHODS A retrospective(More)
In a study by CHRISTUS Health, data from 18 acute care facilities revealed that numerous indicators of clinical quality were significantly correlated with measures of business success. Results suggest that timely and appropriate interventions, coupled with timely and complete documentation, are correlated with improved business performance. The correlations(More)
Postsurgical evaluation of osteochondral allograft transplant surgery (OATS) of the distal femur most commonly utilizes radiographs or magnetic resonance imaging. This article proposes the utilization of computed tomography (CT) arthrography as an additional option, which allows clear assessment of articular congruity and osseous integration. A(More)