Mark Kowalczyk

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STUDY DESIGN Quality improvement with before and after evaluation of the intervention. OBJECTIVE To improve lumbar spine postoperative care and quality outcomes through a series of Lean quality improvement events designed to address root causes of error and variation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar spine fusion procedures are common, but highly(More)
HIV-associated immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) has decreased in incidence 10-fold since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). For patients with detectable HIV viral loads, first-line treatment approaches involve optimizing HAART followed by standard ITP options used to treat those without HIV infection. In the general population,(More)
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