The field of healthcare is always growing and changing - just like you and your family.


When you trust us with your health, you want to know that we’re working as hard as possible to give you the best care, and our research makes that possible. While you may not always see what happens behind the scenes at our research labs and clinics, we want you to know that all the time and resources we put into our research is always for you and because of you.

 

Diagnostic performance of cardiac troponin I for early rule-in and rule-out of acute myocardial infarction: results of a prospective multicenter trial


Storrow AB et al

The emergency departments at several medical centers, including Valleywise Health, assessed the cardiac protein, troponin, for its accuracy in predicting heart attacks. As troponin values increased, the probability of heart attack also increased, which may prove to be useful for acute care.

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Absolute and relative changes (delta) in troponin I for early diagnosis of myocardial infarction: results from a prospective multicenter trial.


Storrow AB et al

The emergency departments at several medical centers, including Valleywise Health, assessed the cardiac protein, troponin, for its accuracy in predicting heart attacks. Across three time intervals, absolute changes in troponin levels showed better predictive accuracy than relative changes, which could be used with baseline troponin levels to calculate heart attack probability.

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Results of a prospective randomized controlled trial of early ambulation of patients with lower extremity autografts.


Lorello DJ et al

The AZ Burn Center at Valleywise Health studied whether patients who begin walking within one day of autografting will be at greater risk of graft failure vs. patients who are immobile until five days after the procedure. There was not a higher rate of graft loss for patients walking within one day, suggesting that patients can safely walk soon after surgery without fear of graft failure.

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The reported pain coping strategies of pediatric burn survivors—does a correlation exist between coping style and development of anxiety disorder?


Rimmer RB et al

The AZ Burn Center at Valleywise Health looked for an association between self-reported pain coping skills and anxiety levels in pediatric burn patients. Children who internalize pain could be more likely to experience long-term anxiety, and an anxiety questionnaire could help clinicians identify such children.

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Identification of Acute HIV Infection Using Fourth Generation Testing in an Opt-out Emergency Department Screening Program.


Geren K et al

The emergency department at Valleywise Health adopted routine HIV testing. This new way of testing was able to better identify recent infections, enabling earlier treatment and linkage to care.

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Predictors of Serious Bacterial Infections in Pediatric Burn Patients with Fever.


Vyles D et al

The AZ Burn Center at Valleywise Health reviewed records to predict bacterial infections. Larger total body surface area of burns predicted serious infections, which may allow doctors to better adjust treatment for more severe burns and to improve patient outcomes.

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Parent vs. Burn-Injured Child Self-Report: Contributions to a Better Understanding of Anxiety Levels.


Rimmer et al

The AZ Burn Center at Valleywise Health gave patients and parents an anxiety survey. This showed that parents underestimate the anxiety their children experience during treatment, suggesting that staff should seek both child and parental perspectives to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

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