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BACKGROUND Administration of prophylactic antibiotics during surgery is generally performed by the anesthesia providers. Timely antibiotic administration within the optimal time window before incision is critical for prevention of surgical site infections. However, this often becomes a difficult task for the anesthesia team during the busy part of a case(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative hypotension and hypertension are associated with adverse clinical outcomes and morbidity. Clinical decision support mediated through an anesthesia information management system (AIMS) has been shown to improve quality of care. We hypothesized that an AIMS-based clinical decision support system could be used to improve management of(More)
Blood pressure monitoring during anesthesia is an American Society of Anesthesiology standard. However, the anesthesia provider sometimes fails to engage the patient monitor to make periodic (generally every 3-5 min) measurements of Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP), which can lead to extended periods (>5 min) when blood pressure is not monitored. We(More)
BACKGROUND Continuation of perioperative beta-blockers for surgical patients who are receiving beta-blockers prior to arrival for surgery is an important quality measure (SCIP-Card-2). For this measure to be considered successful, name, date, and time of the perioperative beta-blocker must be documented. Alternately, if the beta-blocker is not given, the(More)
Consider a stationary Gaussian random field on R d with the spectral density f (λ) that satisfies f (λ) ∼ c |Hλ| −θ as |λ| → ∞ for some nonsingular matrix H. The parameters c and θ control the tail behavior of the spectral density. c is related to a microergodic parameter and θ is related to a fractal index. For data observed on a grid, we propose(More)
Consider a stationary Gaussian random field on R d with spectral density f (λ) that satisfies f (λ) ∼ c |λ| −θ as |λ| → ∞. The parameters c and θ control the tail behavior of the spectral density. c is related to a microergodic parameter and θ is related to a fractal index. For data observed on a grid, we propose estimators of c and θ by minimizing an(More)
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