Venu M. Velagapudi

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BACKGROUND The development and validation of automated electronic medical record (EMR) search strategies are important in identifying emergent endotracheal intubations in the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVE To develop and validate an automated search algorithm (strategy) for emergent endotracheal intubation in the critically ill patient. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION The prognostic implications of myocardial dysfunction in patients with sepsis and its association with mortality are controversial. Several tools have been proposed to evaluate cardiac function in these patients, but their usefulness beyond guiding therapy is unclear. We review the value of echocardiographic estimate of left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND The development and validation of automated electronic medical record (EMR) search strategies are important for establishing the timing of mechanical ventilation initiation in the intensive care unit (ICU).Thus, we sought to develop and validate an automated EMR search algorithm (strategy) for time zero, the moment of mechanical ventilation(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of primary service involvement on rapid response team (RRT) evaluations. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study is a combination of retrospective chart review and prospective survey-based evaluation. Data included when and where the activations occurred and the patient's code status, primary service, and(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to develop an improved 12 lead ECG model to diagnose hyperkalemia by use of traditional and novel parameters. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed ECGs in consecutive hyperkalemic patients (serum potassium (K)>5.3mEq/L) by blinded investigators with normokalemic ECGs as internal controls. Potassium levels were modeled using general(More)
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