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Varsha Podduturi, Joseph M Guileyardo
Sickle cell trait (SCT) affects 300 million people globally, and awareness is growing that SCT is not an entirely benign condition; however, most reported cases have been non-natural deaths. Autopsy records from the Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) in Dallas, Texas, contained seven natural deaths from January 2007 to October 2013 in which micro-occlusive sickling was identified at autopsy and SCT confirmed by postmortem hemoglobin fractionation. Sickle crisis was never diagnosed clinically. These cases illustrate the importance of red cell morphology in autopsy material...
May 2015: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Daniel E Polter
Colonoscopy is an important procedure in preventing colon cancer. The risk of colonic perforation during colonoscopy at the Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) Gastrointestinal Laboratory was chosen as a surrogate marker for the safety of colonoscopy. A recent 2-year experience at BUMC was examined and compared with reports in the medical literature. The results are presented here along with a discussion of problems inherent with different health care systems and their ability to accurately track complications...
January 2015: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Yvonne M Coyle, Alan M Miller, R Steven Paulson
Cancer care is expensive due to the high costs of treatment and preventable utilization of resources. Government, employer groups, and insurers are seeking cancer care delivery models that promote both cost-efficiency and quality care. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC), a large tertiary care hospital, in collaboration with Texas Oncology, a large private oncology practice, established two independent centers that function cooperatively within the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, the Oncology Evaluation and Treatment Center (OETC) and Infusion Center, to deliver urgent care and infusions after hours to oncology patients...
April 2013: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Joëlle Tilmanne, Jérôme Urbain, Mayuresh V Kothare, Alain Vande Wouwer, Sanjeev V Kothare
The aim of this study was to investigate two new scoring algorithms employing artificial neural networks and decision trees for distinguishing sleep and wake states in infants using actigraphy and to validate and compare the performance of the proposed algorithms with known actigraphy scoring algorithms. The study employed previously recorded longitudinal physiological infant data set from the Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation (CHIME) study conducted between 1994 and 1998 [http://dccwww.bumc.bu...
March 2009: Journal of Sleep Research
Keven M Jeffery, Lauren Maggio, Mary Blanchard
Librarians at the Boston University Medical Center constructed two interactive online tutorials, "Introduction to EBM" and "Formulating a Clinical Question (PICO)," for a Family Medicine Clerkship and then quickly repurposed the existing tutorials to support an Evidence-based Dentistry course. Adobe's ColdFusion software was used to populate the tutorials with course-specific content based on the URL used to enter each tutorial, and a MySQL database was used to collect student input. Student responses were viewable immediately by course faculty on a password-protected Web site...
2009: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Jason M Laramie, Jemma B Wilk, Anita L DeStefano, Richard H Myers
UNLABELLED: We have created a program that searches densely genotyped regions for associated non-contiguous haplotypes using a standard family based haplotype association test. This program was designed to expand upon the 'sliding window' methodologies commonly used for haplotype construction by allowing the association of subsets of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to drive the construction of the haplotype. This strategy permits HaploBuild to construct more biologically relevant haplotypes that are not constrained by arbitrary length and contiguous orientation...
August 15, 2007: Bioinformatics
George J Race
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January 2007: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
A L Comley, J C Banks
In 1996, 738 BUMC clinicians, representing 8 disciplines and >24 specialties, were surveyed using the Clinician Survey and Institutional Needs Assessment. This survey was developed by the Education Development Center, Inc., and distributed to 50 participating health care institutions in 21 states as part of the Mayday Pain Management Project. The BUMC findings revealed a gap between clinician knowledge and application of that knowledge to patient case scenarios. Clinician knowledge deficits included equianalgesic dosing, analgesic administration and dosing principles, nonpharmacological treatments, and assessment and management of pain in special populations...
July 2000: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
N E Roukounakis, J A Kuhn, T M McCarty
Recent international reports have suggested that an abnormal pancreatic and bile duct junction can influence the degree of pancreatic fluid regurgitation, resulting in an increased incidence of biliary tract malignancy. To confirm these reports, we retrospectively examined the anatomic relation at the pancreaticobiliary junction in all patients diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder cancer at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) over a 10-year period. From 1989 to 1998, 82 patients with bile duct cancer were treated at BUMC...
January 2000: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
J Whitfield, D Charsha, P Sprague
As part of its effort to improve the quality of care in the neonatal intensive care unit at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC), the unit has participated in the Vermont Oxford Network. This network tracks outcomes and pools data, allowing comparisons and benchmarking. A group of 34 nurseries from the Vermont Oxford Network has collaborated in an innovative quality improvement initiative. This article describes this initiative, called the Neonatal Intensive Care Quality Collaborative 2000 project, and its impact on the neonatal service at BUMC...
January 2001: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Vishal Shah, Sriram Sridhar, Jennifer Beane, Jerome S Brody, Avrum Spira
The SIEGE (Smoking Induced Epithelial Gene Expression) database is a clinical resource for compiling and analyzing gene expression data from epithelial cells of the human intra-thoracic airway. This database supports a translational research study whose goal is to profile the changes in airway gene expression that are induced by cigarette smoke. RNA is isolated from airway epithelium obtained at bronchoscopy from current-, former- and never-smoker subjects, and hybridized to Affymetrix HG-U133A Genechips, which measure the level of expression of approximately 22,500 human transcripts...
January 1, 2005: Nucleic Acids Research
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On July 1, 2004, CDC reported laboratory confirmation of rabies as the cause of encephalitis in an organ donor and three organ recipients at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) in Dallas, Texas. Hospital and public health officials in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas initiated public health investigations to identify donor and recipient contacts, assess exposure risks, and provide rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). As of July 9, PEP had been initiated in approximately 174 (19%) of 916 persons who had been assessed for exposures to the organ recipients or the donor...
July 16, 2004: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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