Amrita J Dhutia

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Significant safety concerns remain surrounding the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following gastrointestinal surgery, leading to wide variation in their use. This study aimed to determine the safety profile of NSAIDs after major gastrointestinal surgery. Consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency abdominal surgery with a(More)
VerifyNow (VN) P2Y12 is a point-of-care assay used to assess response to P2Y12 inhibitors. Sodium citrate (citrate) is the standard anticoagulant used for this assay but requires a pre-incubation period. Hirudin is an alternative anticoagulant for platelet function studies that maintains physiological divalent cation levels. We investigated whether hirudin(More)
BACKGROUND There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for development of major(More)
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