Susan D Vasko

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This study was designed to analyze the validity of application of the modified Bernoulli equation (pressure gradient = 4.0 X velocity2) for estimating the pressure drop and valve orifice area from the jet velocity measured by Doppler ultrasound. We used an in vitro model which permitted interchangeable orifices, accurate measurement of the valve area and(More)
Thermal injury is associated with an anemia of multifactorial etiology. Erythropoietin is a hormone that increases red blood cell production in response to tissue hypoxia and is now being produced in a recombinant form for treatment of some anemias. How erythropoietin levels change in response to thermal injury has not been adequately investigated to date.(More)
BACKGROUND The long-acting preparation of bupivacaine, liposomal bupivacaine (EXPAREL, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, CA), was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October 2011 and has been shown to be safe in breast augmentation. It remains to be established if liposomal bupivacaine provides superior pain control in this setting. (More)
Doppler ultrasound is used successfully in clinical situations for noninvasive measurement of pressure changes across stenotic cardiac valves. However, situations that might lead to errors in measurement have not been identified. This study determines the effect of flow rate, viscosity, orifice shape and size on the calculation of Doppler transvalvar(More)
Although Doppler echocardiography has been demonstrated to accurately predict the pressure drop across the pulmonary valve in patients with pulmonary valve stenosis, prior reports have stressed the need to correct for beam-flow intercept angles, to use simultaneous imaging, and to utilize the subcostal approach. The purpose of this study was to determine(More)
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