Ranjit Deshpande

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Use of ultrasound in the acute care setting has become more common in recent years. However, it still remains underutilized in the perioperative management of critical patients. In this review, we aim to increase the awareness of ultrasound as an important diagnostic modality that can be used in the perioperative period to improve patient(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Liver allograft allocation has been a topic of hot debate for over a decade. New redistricting changes have been proposed by the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Committee to the existing United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) liver allocation policy. The basis of this new proposal is similar to the old one with an aim to distribute organs(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Procedures are increasingly being performed in the acute care setting, outside of the operating rooms (OR). This article aims to review the current literature on out-of-OR procedural sedation with a focus on the ICU and emergency department, highlighting the following topics: multidisciplinary team approach, choice of pharmacologic agent,(More)
Delirium after cardiac surgery remains a common occurrence that results in significant short- and long-term morbidity and mortality. It continues to be underdiagnosed given its complex presentation and multifactorial etiology; however, its prevalence is increasing given the aging cardiac surgical population. This review highlights the perioperative risk(More)
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