Publications (10)47.8 Total impact

  • D A Driggers · R Johnson · J F Steiner · G S Jewell · J A Swedberg · V Goller
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    ABSTRACT: Intraosseous infusion is a temporary procedure for use in pediatric emergencies when intravenous access is difficult. Multiple drugs and fluids can be safely administered through the intraosseous route. Dosage and rate of infusion are essentially the same as with intravenous infusion.
    Postgraduate Medicine 04/1991; 89(4):129-32. · 1.70 Impact Factor
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    D A Driggers · R Solbrig · J F Steiner · J Swedberg · G S Jewell
    Western Journal of Medicine 01/1990; 151(6):660-2.
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    J Swedberg · T H Wendel · F Deiss
    Western Journal of Medicine 10/1987; 147(3):335-8.
  • J Swedberg · D A Driggers · F Deiss
    Postgraduate Medicine 03/1986; 79(3):67-71, 74. · 1.70 Impact Factor
  • D A Driggers · F Deiss · J Swedberg · R B Johnson · J F Steiner
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    ABSTRACT: Neonates are susceptible to infection since several elements of the immune system are deficient. At present, the most common pathogens are Group B streptococci and Escherichia coli. Prolonged rupture of membranes with amnionitis is a high-risk setting. Clinical signs suggesting neonatal sepsis include respiratory distress, poor feeding, hypothermia, seizures and hypotonia. After the sepsis work-up is completed, the initial choice of antibiotics is based on the prevailing organisms and antibiotic sensitivities within the community.
    American family physician 09/1985; 32(2):129-34. · 2.18 Impact Factor
  • J Swedberg · J F Steiner · F Deiss · S Steiner · D A Driggers
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    ABSTRACT: In a prospective, single-blind, randomized study, a single 2-g dose of metronidazole was compared with a seven-day course of 500 mg given twice daily in the treatment of symptomatic vaginal discharge associated with Gardnerella vaginalis. Based on resolution of symptoms and on cultures negative for G vaginalis, 86% (40/46) of women treated with the single dose and 97% (35/36) of women treated with the seven-day course were considered cured at seven to ten days after treatment. Evaluation at 21 days after treatment, however, indicated that only 46% (16/34) of patients treated with the single 2-g dose were considered cured compared with 86% (26/30) of those treated with the seven-day course. Treatment of sexual contacts did not significantly improve cure rates in either group.
    JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association 01/1985; 254(8):1046-9. DOI:10.1001/jama.254.8.1046 · 35.29 Impact Factor
  • D A Driggers · J Swedberg · R Johnson · E Lie · S Ross · C Duval · C Fink
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    ABSTRACT: The controlled study presented demonstrates the results obtained when using the maximum exercise stress test (MEST) as a behavior-modification tool for coronary artery disease risk factors. Changes in attitudes, behaviors, and objective measurements of health were assessed in a low-risk population. Only exercise level was significantly altered (P less than .03). Changes in the other measured parameters were insignificant. The MEST test is also expensive, and no benefit has been demonstrated in terms of its ability to decrease the morbidity and mortality seen in coronary artery disease.
    The Journal of family practice 06/1984; 18(5):715-8. · 0.89 Impact Factor
  • J Swedberg · J F Steiner
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    ABSTRACT: Oral rehydration therapy is an effective, practical, and economical means of treatment for dehydration secondary to diarrhea. The regimen can be used on an outpatient basis with a substantial reduction in both cost and hospital-induced anxiety. It is not necessary to discontinue breast-feeding infants with diarrhea, and early feeding does not prolong the diarrheal illness.
    Postgraduate Medicine 12/1983; 74(5):335-41. · 1.70 Impact Factor
  • J Swedberg · D Driggers · R Johnson
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    ABSTRACT: Shock is a consequence of insufficient blood flow for adequate oxygenation at the cellular level. Early recognition of the signs permits prompt therapy to maintain the effective circulating volume before irreparable organ damage occurs. Classification of shock on the basis of percentage of blood loss is helpful in guiding initial management. Replacement of red blood cells may be required for acute blood loss of more than 25 percent of the patient's circulating volume. Adequate arterial PO2 is essential for maintaining cellular oxygenation.
    American family physician 08/1983; 28(1):173-7. · 2.18 Impact Factor
  • D A Driggers · J Swedberg · R Johnson
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    ABSTRACT: Passive immunization is available against rabies, varicella, tetanus and hepatitis A and B. Active immunization is, in general, more efficacious with live attenuated viruses than with many of the bacterial vaccines. Toxoids, too, are very effective immunizing agents. Immunization usually starts at two months of age with DTP and oral poliovirus vaccine. For patients at high risk for secondary complications, influenza and pneumococcal immunizations are advisable. Hepatitis B vaccine is now available for persons at high risk because of their occupations.
    American family physician 03/1983; 27(2):249-53. · 2.18 Impact Factor