Shubjeet Kaur

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UNLABELLED Excessive postoperative bleeding after heart operations continues to be a source of morbidity. This prospective double-blind study evaluated epsilon-aminocaproic acid as an agent to reduce postoperative bleeding and investigated its mode of action. One hundred three patients were randomly assigned to receive either 30 gm epsilon-aminocaproic acid(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of establishing a dedicated operating room for unscheduled orthopedic cases and to evaluate a group of patients with isolated femur fractures. The frequency of after-hours surgery and the impact of patients who present with acute orthopedic injuries are reviewed. METHODS A retrospective review of(More)
Lean processes involve streamlining methods and maximizing efficiency. Well established in the manufacturing industry, they are increasingly being applied to health care. The objective of this study was to determine feasibility and effectiveness of applying Lean principles to an academic medical center colonoscopy unit. Lean process improvement involved(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Current preoperative assessment tools such as the American College of Surgeons Surgical Risk Calculator (ACS Calculator) are suboptimal for evaluating older adults. The objective was to evaluate and compare the performance of the ACS Calculator for predicting risk of serious postoperative complications with the addition of self-reported(More)
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