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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a liberal blood glucose strategy (121-180 mg/dL) is not inferior to a strict blood glucose strategy (90-120 mg/dL) for outcomes in… (More)
Background and Objectives: Circle of Willis plays a vital role in collateral circulation and redistribution of blood to all areas of the brain. Variation in circle of Willis is known to cause grave… (More)
Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess the inter-relationship of preoperative complete blood count (CBC) components (white blood cells (WBC), hemoglobin, platelets) and their predictive… (More)
Results: The groups were similar on preoperative hemoglobin A1c and number of diabetic patients. The liberal group was found to be noninferior to the strict group for perioperative complications and… (More)
Background: Post surgical ablation many patients are maintained on warfarin even when in sinus rhythm. In a previous prospective study we demonstrated that the CHADS2 score is limited in patients… (More)
Background: The practice of blood transfusion in patients undergoing CABG is highly variable and is largely based on the clinicians9 clinical judgment rather than official guidelines. This… (More)