Wendy M. Leith

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Fatal falls often involve a head impact, which are in turn associated with a fracture of the skull or cervical spine. Prior authors have noted that the degree of inversion of the victim at the time of impact is an important predictor of the distribution of skull fractures, with skull base fractures more common than skull vault fractures in falls with a high(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between caregiver personal health record (PHR) use and health care utilization by pediatric patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of 2286 pediatric members aged six months to 2.5 years of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and Northwest Regions in 2007-2011, using(More)
Prior authors have suggested that when occupant ejection occurs in association with a seat belt failure, entanglement of the outboard upper extremity (OUE) with the retracting shoulder belt will invariably occur, leaving injury pattern evidence of belt use. In the present investigation, the authors assessed this theory using data accessed from the NASS-CDS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the interaction and contribution of maternal and fetal risk factors associated with neonatal brachial plexus injury (BPI). METHODS In a case-control study, matched maternal and neonatal discharge records were accessed from US State Inpatient Databases for New Jersey (2010-2012), Michigan (2010-2011), and Hawaii (2010-2011).(More)
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