Alex Politsmakher

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BACKGROUND The increased morbidity and mortality associated with liberal blood product usage have been convincingly demonstrated. The clinical problems they pose have prompted development of more restrictive evidence-based transfusion criteria. Education alone has a limited impact on the adoption of these criteria into practice. New York Methodist Hospital(More)
e20544 Background: Despite their poor prognosis, few cancer patients have advanced care directives (ACD). Most often, ACD is discussed in an inpatient setting, when the patient is acutely ill and often nearing the end of life. Timely and thoughtful discussion would be better accomplished for both the patient and the family before such hospitalization. (More)
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