Alex Blair
Harvard University
Intensive care medicineWHO Surgical Safety ChecklistPneumothoraxChecklistMedicine
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#1Alex Bonilla (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
#2Alex Blair (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jatin M. Vyas (Harvard University)H-Index: 24
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Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is a common disorder occurring in young adults without underlying lung disease. Although tobacco smoking is a well-documented risk factor for spontaneous pneumothorax, an association between electronic cigarette use (that is, vaping) and spontaneous pneumothorax has not been noted. We report a case of spontaneous pneumothoraces correlated with vaping. An 18-year-old Caucasian man presented twice with recurrent right-sided spontaneous pneumothoraces within 2 weeks...
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#2William R. Berry (Harvard University)H-Index: 40
Last. Alex B. HaynesH-Index: 21
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Abstract Background The World Health Organization's (WHO) surgical safety checklist is meant to be customized to facilitate local implementation, encourage full-team participation, and promote a culture of safety. Although it has been globally adopted, little is known about the extent of checklist modification and the type of changes made. Methods Nonsubspecialty surgical checklists were obtained through online search and targeted hospital requests. A detailed coding scheme was created to captur...
#1Alex Blair (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
#2Farrin A. Manian (Harvard University)H-Index: 24
Abstract Background Although the causes of falls are legion, infectious disease–related factors are not commonly reported in the published literature. We investigated the characteristics of patients presenting to the hospital because of a fall and who were subsequently found to have a coexisting systemic infection (CSI). Materials and Methods This was a retrospective study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, using the electronic database of adult patients receiving care during the perio...
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