Articles by Melissa I. Naiman in JoVE
Esophageal Heat Transfer for Patient Temperature Control and Targeted Temperature Management Melissa I. Naiman1,2, Maria Gray2, Joseph Haymore3, Ahmed F. Hegazy4, Andrej Markota5, Neeraj Badjatia6, Erik B. Kulstad2,7 1Center for Advanced Design, Research, and Exploration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2Attune Medical, 3University of Maryland School of Nursing, 4University of Western Ontario, 5University Medical Centre Maribor, 6University of Maryland, 7Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center This study presents a novel method to provide efficient patient temperature control for cooling or warming patients. A single use, triple lumen device is placed into the esophagus, analogous to a standard orogastric tube, and connects to existing heat exchange units to perform automatic patient temperature management.
Other articles by Melissa I. Naiman on PubMed
Disaster Medicine Training Survey Results for Dental Health Care Providers in Illinois Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). | Pubmed ID: 17403744 Ongoing vigilance by governments, public health agencies and health care professionals monitoring potential epidemic and pandemic outbreaks, terrorist threats and ever-present natural disasters requires the continuous evolution of comprehensive disaster response plans and teams, which include the integration of oral health care professionals.
The Role of the Dentist at Crime Scenes Dental Clinics of North America. | Pubmed ID: 17888761 The medical response to a mass casualty further complicates the hectic environment that follows a terrorist event. In addition to providing treatment, medical professionals may discover items or persons of interest to the pending investigation and should be aware of how to handle these situations appropriately. Examples of case law are provided to illustrate how practitioners' actions could help or hinder prosecution. The traditional forensic role of dental professionals is identifying victims through dental records. In this article, the dental professional is considered a member of a disaster response team, and the differences in responsibilities are highlighted.