Rachel Sorokin

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and manifestations of hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients receiving antihyperglycemic therapy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study was a 3-month prospective review of consecutive medical records of all adult, nonpregnant hospitalized patients at a 675-bed university hospital who experienced at least 1 blood glucose(More)
BACKGROUND An intervention to reduce complications from insertion of small-bore nasogastric feeding tubes was performed. METHODS This was a Performance Improvement project with the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) format; interventions occurred in July 2003. Electronic searches of risk management and radiology databases identified feeding-tube malpositions and(More)
  • R Sorokin
  • 2000
CONTEXT Many managed care organizations grade physician groups with "report cards" developed from administrative data sets and chart reviews. OBJECTIVE To investigate the accuracy of five report cards on a single group practice. DESIGN Determination of report card accuracy by using the practice capitation list and a review of the patients' medical(More)
These studies explore the phenomenon of cyclosporine-induced autoimmunity in irradiated Lewis rats. We show that (a) the presence of a thymus is required, and autoimmune precursors develop in and exit from this organ to the peripheral lymphocyte pool within a 2-wk period after the initiation of cyclosporine treatment; (b) adoptive transfers of drug-induced(More)
Many of the quality measures for patients with heart failure (HF) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) require the completion of comprehensive discharge instructions, including instructions about medications to be taken after discharge. To improve compliance in a tertiary care teaching hospital with these evidence-based quality measures, a(More)
Little is known about the attitudes of physicians-in-training on patient safety, although success in error reduction strategies requires their support. We surveyed house staff and fourth-year medical students from 1 academic institution about their perceptions of adverse patient events. Three hundred twenty-one trainees (41%) completed the survey. Most(More)
  • R Sorokin
  • 1993
This article reviews the perioperative management of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and ankylosing spondylitis. It discusses the unique interactions between each rheumatologic disease and a surgical challenge and provides guidelines for the assessment of patients preoperatively. The available literature on surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE : Physician trainees will embody medicine's future culture. We assess whether trainees' patient safety attitudes have evolved over time. METHODS : We anonymously surveyed more than 800 house staff and fourth-year medical students (MS 4) in 2008, at 1 academic institution, with a 19-item questionnaire and compared their responses to the 2003(More)