Teresa A Volsko

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BACKGROUND A substantial amount of consumer health-related information is available on the Internet. Studies suggest that consumer comprehension may be compromised if content exceeds a 7th-grade reading level, which is the average American reading level identified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). OBJECTIVE To(More)
Pediatric perineal impalement injuries are relatively uncommon. There may be difficulty in recognizing or properly treating such injuries, because their severity may not be reflected accurately by the external appearance of the perineum. The authors describe 3 case reports of patients with perineal impalement injuries and their management. The authors(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available to describe the CPAP effects that can be expected when using high flow with a traditional nasal cannula. OBJECTIVE To describe the relationship between the pressure generated at the airway opening and flow through a nasal cannula using a simulated infant model. We hypothesized that positive pressure generated by a(More)
BACKGROUND Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (PEP) with the Flutter device facilitates secretion removal. In the Flutter a steel ball vibrates inside a cone, causing air flow vibration. A new device, the Acapella, uses a counterweighted plug and magnet to create air flow oscillation. The Acapella comes in 2 models: one for patients with expiratory(More)
Airway clearance therapy (ACT) is used in a variety of settings for a variety of ailments. These guidelines were developed from a systematic review with the purpose of determining whether the use of nonpharmacologic ACT improves oxygenation, reduces length of time on the ventilator, reduces stay in the ICU, resolves atelectasis/consolidation, and/or(More)
Personal digital assistants (PDAs) have had a tremendous impact in the clinical setting, as they have in business and education environments. This report explores the health care application of PDAs, compares available PDA devices and software, and discusses PDA use for tracking patients, documenting clinical procedures, medical education, research, and(More)
BACKGROUND In pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) effective measures have been taken while in analyzing a patient's intervention with the help of entry to exit evaluations. The absence of an objective and quantifiable scale are limitations of PR that allow analyzing of a patient's self reported symptoms throughout PR. The Breathlessness, Cough and Sputum Scale(More)
BACKGROUND Despite trauma being the most common cause of pediatric pancreatitis, the diagnosis and management is often difficult. METHODS The hospital course, diagnostic and surgical procedures, and complications for all children with traumatic pancreatitis evaluated at a Regional Level I Trauma Center were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS Twelve of(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE We sought to determine if properly restrained children, less than 13 years of age, placed in the front passenger seat are at greater risk for trauma from airbag deployment than unrestrained children. METHODS The charts of children treated at any of 3 regional pediatric trauma centers in Ohio were reviewed for airbag injuries sustained(More)