Susan Humphreys

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As the number of Americans who are overweight and obese grows, the risk of lifting injuries to both patients and nurses increases. Occupational back and other musculoskeletal injuries are preventable; however, many changes in the workplace must occur in order to assure prevention and safe lifting. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. INTRODUCTION(More)
BACKGROUND During the induction of anesthesia, changes in functional residual capacity and ventilation distribution (VD) occur. Although these physiological changes are well investigated in adults, little data are available in infants and children. AIM To describe continuous changes in lung physiology during the induction of anesthesia in infants and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purposes of this study were: 1) to analyze the early results of cadaveric renal transplantation from either hepatitis C virus seropositive (HCV+ ) or hepatitis C virus seronegative (HCV-) donors into HCV + recipients; and 2) to determine whether HCV+ patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) might benefit from receiving renal allografts(More)
5 Sotgiu G, Centis R, D’Ambrosio L, et al. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of linezolid containing regimens in treating MDR-TB and XDR-TB: systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: 1430–1442. 6 Migliori GB, Sotgiu G. Treatment of tuberculosis: have we turned the corner? Lancet 2012; 380: 955–957. 7 De Lorenzo S, Alffenaar JW, Sotgiu G,(More)
BACKGROUND The role of plasmapheresis in liver failure and hepatic coma remains controversial. Also, its use as a salvage strategy for patients with severe allograft dysfunction after liver transplantation has not been defined. This report reviews the use of plasmapheresis in primary hepatic allograft nonfunction (PNF). METHODS From May of 1997 to October(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether ventilatory management using a temperature-corrected (pH-stat) or uncorrected (alpha-stat) blood gas analysis strategy improves brain tissue oxygen tension (PbrO(2)) in children prophylactically treated with moderate hypothermia for traumatic brain injury. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Double crossover study conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) was introduced to adult anaesthesia to improve the safety of airway management during apnoea before intubation. The objective of our study was to determine whether THRIVE safely prolongs apnoeic oxygenation in children. METHODS This was a randomized controlled trial in 48(More)
BACKGROUND Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange has been shown to safely prolong the safe apnea time in well children post induction of anesthesia and is rapidly becoming a new standard for apneic oxygenation in adults. The same oxygenation technique is described as nasal high flow and can be used in infants and children at risk of(More)
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