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Volume: 109, April 2016

Predictors of a Prolonged Length of Stay in Children with Perforated Appendicitis

Indu S. Pathak, MD, Imran A. Sayed, MD, Laura Wise, MD, Michael Sippel, MD, Loretta L. Hernandez, MPH, Zuber D. Mulla, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: Little is known about the factors that affect the length of stay (LOS) of children hospitalized for perforated appendicitis. The objective of this study was to identify clinical and demographic factors associated with a prolonged LOS (PLOS) in children with...
Volume: 109, April 2016

Longitudinal Trends in the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in an Urban Emergency Department

Sarah A. Sterling, MD, Alan E. Jones, MD, Robert D. Cox, MD, PhD

Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the longitudinal trends in diabetes mellitus (DM) in emergency department (ED) patients and evaluate the factors associated with those trends. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who...
Volume: 109, April 2016

A Clinician’s Guide to Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer

Matthew L. Bechtold, MD, Imran Ashraf, MD, Douglas L. Nguyen, MD

Abstract: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant healthcare issue, with substantial morbidity and mortality. Screening for CRC is essential in the prevention and treatment of this disease. The two most common CRC screening modalities are colonoscopy and the stoolbased occult blood...
Volume: 109, April 2016

Survival of Trauma Victims Transported by Helicopter Who Required Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Within the First Hour of Hospital Arrival

Nasim Ahmed, MBBS, FACS

Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of the study was to review the impact on survival of trauma victims who were transported via helicopter ambulance versus ground transportation and who received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within 1 hour of hospital arrival. Methods: A...
Volume: 109, April 2016

Relation Between Physicians’ Work Lives and Happiness

Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt, PhD, ABPP, Heather Kirkpatrick, ABPP, MSCP, Kanako Taku, PhD, Ronald Hunt, MD, Rashmi Vasappa, DO

Abstract: Objectives: Although we know much about work-related physician burnout and the subsequent negative effects, we do not fully understand work-related physician wellness. Likewise, the relation of wellness and burnout to physician happiness is unclear. The purpose of this...