Fredric I Weinbaum

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The aim of the project was to determine whether the rate of contaminant blood cultures could be reduced by using a team of dedicated phlebotomists. Comparisons were made between adult patients requiring blood cultures for suspected bacteremia on medical and surgical units before and after the introduction and withdrawal of a dedicated blood culture team.(More)
The use of computed tomography (CT) in the management of patients who are hemodynamically stable with symptoms suggestive of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and in hemodynamically unstable patients without palpable or known aortic aneurysms was analyzed in a retrospective study. One hundred forty-two CT scans were performed; 48 patients had abdominal(More)
OBJECTIVE When 2 maternal deaths due to hemorrhage occurred at New York Hospital Queens in 2000-2001, a multidisciplinary team implemented systemic change. Our objective was to improve outcomes of episodes of major obstetric hemorrhage. METHODS We report outcomes before (2000-2001) and after (2002-2005) the introduction of a patient safety program aimed(More)
Perioperative cardiac ischemia and infarction are important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. There is now significant evidence that the use of prophylactic beta-adrenergic antagonists among selected patients at risk for perioperative cardiovascular complications is associated with a reduction in myocardial(More)
The effect of administration of live Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), a nonspecific immunostimulant, on the course of experimental cutaneous leishmaniasis in mice was investigated. BALB/c mice were injected in the footpad with Leishmania tropica, NIH S-strain; in mice that were not pretreated with BCG this produced a reproducible fatal infection(More)
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (L.C.) offers advantages that are realized only when patient safety is assured. In November 1990, The Department of Surgery at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens initiated a program to introduce this new technology to surgeons who had not performed the operation previously. A preceptorship program was initiated,(More)
Leishmaniasis is an intracellular protozoal infection for which host defense is believed to depend on cellular immune mechanisms. The in vitro proliferative responses of lymphocytes from patients with leishmaniasis and from control subjects to leishmanial antigens were examined. Only lymphocytes from patients responded to 1 microgram of leishmanial(More)