H T Stelfox
Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Safety of patients isolated for infection controlHenry Thomas Stelfox
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
JAMA 290:1899-905. 2003..Hospital infection control policies that use patient isolation prevent nosocomial transmission of infectious diseases, but may inadvertently lead to patient neglect and errors...
- The relation of patient satisfaction with complaints against physicians and malpractice lawsuitsHenry Thomas Stelfox
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
Am J Med 118:1126-33. 2005..We sought to examine associations among patients' satisfaction survey ratings of physicians' performance and complaints from patients, risk management episodes, and rates of malpractice lawsuits...
- The "To Err is Human" report and the patient safety literatureH T Stelfox
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Qual Saf Health Care 15:174-8. 2006..We evaluated the effects of the IOM report on patient safety publications and research awards...
- Respiratory mechanics and ventilator waveforms in the patient with acute lung injuryLuca M Bigatello
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Respir Care 50:235-45; discussion 244-5. 2005..High-resolution lung imaging and bedside recording of physiologic variables are important tools for clinicians who want to deliver specialized care to improve the outcome of critically ill patients in acute respiratory failure...
- Outcome of patients undergoing prolonged mechanical ventilation after critical illnessLuca M Bigatello
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Crit Care Med 35:2491-7. 2007..To examine the longitudinal outcome of a cohort of mechanically ventilated patients admitted to an acute care respiratory unit after critical illness...
- Tracheostomy tube malposition in patients admitted to a respiratory acute care unit following prolonged ventilationUlrich Schmidt
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Chest 134:288-94. 2008..We determined the incidence of tracheostomy tube malposition, identified the associated risk factors, and examined the effect of malposition on clinical outcomes...
- Gender bias in cardiovascular advertisementsSofia B Ahmed
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Eval Clin Pract 10:531-8. 2004..CONCLUSIONS: Despite increasing emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women, significant under-representation of female patients exists in cardiovascular advertisements. Physicians should be cognizant of this gender bias...
- Computed tomography for early and safe discontinuation of cervical spine immobilization in obtunded multiply injured patientsHenry Thomas Stelfox
Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Trauma 63:630-6. 2007..We examined the effect of two different c-spine evaluation protocols on c-spine immobilization and clinical outcomes...
- Determinants of tracheostomy decannulation: an international surveyHenry Thomas Stelfox
Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, EG23A, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 2T9
Crit Care 12:R26. 2008..Although tracheostomy is probably the most common surgical procedure performed on critically ill patients, it is unknown when a tracheostomy tube can be safely removed...