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Chirag J Patel

Mohammad A Hossain, Amy Quinlan, Jennifer Heck-Kanellidis, Dawn Calderon, Tejas Patel, Bhavika Gandhi, Shrinil Patel, Mahida Hetavi, Eric J Costanzo, James Cosentino, Chirag Patel, Asa Dewan, Yen-Hong Kuo, Loay Salman, Tushar J Vachharajani
BACKGROUND: While transradial approach to conduct percutaneous coronary interventions offers multiple advantages, the procedure can cause radial artery damage and occlusion. Because radial artery is the preferred site for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula to provide dialysis, patients with chronic kidney disease are particularly dependent on radial artery for their long-term survival. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we investigated the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in patients undergoing coronary interventions via radial artery...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Ngoc Minh Phuong Nguyen, Yassemine Khawajkie, Nawel Mechtouf, Maryam Rezaei, Magali Breguet, Elvira Kurvinen, Sujatha Jagadeesh, Asli Ece Solmaz, Monica Aguinaga, Reda Hemida, Mehmet Ibrahim Harma, Cécile Rittore, Kurosh Rahimi, Jocelyne Arseneau, Karine Hovanes, Ronald Clisham, Tiffanee Lenzi, Bonnie Scurry, Marie-Claude Addor, Rashmi Bagga, Genevieve Girardet Nendaz, Vildana Finci, Gemma Poke, Leslie Grimes, Nerine Gregersen, Kayla York, Pierre-Adrien Bolze, Chirag Patel, Hossein Mozdarani, Jacques Puechberty, Jessica Scotchie, Majid Fardaei, Muge Harma, R J McKinlay Gardner, Trilochan Sahoo, Tracy Dudding-Byth, Radhika Srinivasan, Philippe Sauthier, Rima Slim
Hydatidiform mole is an aberrant human pregnancy characterized by early embryonic arrest and excessive trophoblastic proliferation. Recurrent hydatidiform moles are defined by the occurrence of at least two hydatidiform moles in the same patient. Fifty to eighty percent of patients with recurrent hydatidiform moles have biallelic pathogenic variants in NLRP7 or KHDC3L. However, in the remaining patients, the genotypic types of the moles are unknown. We characterized 80 new hydatidiform mole tissues, 57 of which were from patients with no mutations in the known genes, and we reviewed the genotypes of a total of 123 molar tissues...
February 20, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Mohammad A Hossain, Eric Costanzo, James Cosentino, Chirag Patel, Huzaif Qaisar, Vikas Singh, Taimoor Khan, Jennifer S Cheng, Arif Asif, Tushar J Vachharajani
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury is a common iatrogenic complication associated with increased health resource utilization and adverse outcomes, including short- and long-term mortality and accelerated progression of preexisting renal insufficiency. The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has been reported to range from 0% to 24%. This wide range reported by the studies is due to differences in definition, background risk factors, type and dose of contrast medium used, and the frequency of other coexisting potential causes of acute renal failure...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Stephen J Johans, Kevin N Swong, Daniel J Burkett, Michael P Wemhoff, Sean M Lew, Chirag R Patel, Anand V Germanwala
Superficial siderosis (SS) of the CNS is a rare and often unrecognized condition. Caused by hemosiderin deposition from chronic, repetitive hemorrhage in the subarachnoid space, it results in parenchymal damage in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. T2-weighted MRI shows the characteristic hypointensity of hemosiderin deposition, classically occurring around the cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord. Patients present with progressive gait ataxia and sensorineural hearing impairment. Although there have been several studies, case reports, and review articles over the years, the clear pathophysiology of subarachnoid space hemorrhage remains to be elucidated...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Neeraj Gupta, Michael J Hanley, Paul M Diderichsen, Huyuan Yang, Alice Ke, Zhaoyang Teng, Richard Labotka, Deborah Berg, Chirag Patel, Guohui Liu, Helgi van de Velde, Karthik Venkatakrishnan
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February 15, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Chirag J Patel, Jay Bhattacharya, John P A Ioannidis, Eran Bendavid
OBJECTIVE: Better identification of at-risk groups could benefit HIV-1 care programmes. We systematically identified HIV-1 risk factors in two nationally representative cohorts of women in the Demographic and Health Surveys. METHODS: We identified and replicated the association of 1415 social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors with HIV-1 status. We used the 2007 and 2013-2014 surveys conducted among 5715 and 15 433 Zambian women, respectively (688 shared factors)...
February 8, 2018: AIDS
Kushani Jayasinghe, Cathy Quinlan, Zornitza Stark, Chirag Patel, Matthew G Sampson, Moin Saleem, Andrew J Mallett
The 2017 KidGen Renal Genetics Symposium was held at the Royal Children's Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, from 6 to 8 December 2017. This meeting addressed clinical, diagnostic, and research aspects of inherited kidney disease. More than 100 clinicians, researchers, and patient representatives attended the conference. The overall goal was to improve the understanding and direction of genomics in renal medicine in Australia and discuss barriers to the use of genomic testing within this area...
January 30, 2018: Human Genomics
Mohamad Shebley, Punam Sandhu, Arian Emami Riedmaier, Masoud Jamei, Rangaraj Narayanan, Aarti Patel, Sheila Annie Peters, Venkatesh Pilla Reddy, Ming Zheng, Loeckie de Zwart, Maud Beneton, Francois Bouzom, Jun Chen, Yuan Chen, Yumi Cleary, Christiane Collins, Gemma L Dickinson, Nassim Djebli, Heidi J Einolf, Iain Gardner, Felix Huth, Faraz Kazmi, Feras Khalil, Jing Lin, Aleksandrs Odinecs, Chirag Patel, Haojing Rong, Edgar Schuck, Pradeep Sharma, Shu-Pei Wu, Yang Xu, Shinji Yamazaki, Kenta Yoshida, Malcolm Rowland
This work provides a perspective on the qualification and verification of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) platforms/models intended for regulatory submission based on the collective experience of the Simcyp Consortium members. Examples of regulatory submission of PBPK analyses across various intended applications are presented and discussed. European Medicines Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recent draft guidelines regarding PBPK analyses and reporting are encouraging, and to advance the use and acceptability of PBPK analyses, more clarity and flexibility are warranted...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Sivateja Tangirala, Chirag J Patel
While both genes and environment contribute to phenotype, deciphering environmental contributions to phenotype is a challenge. Furthermore, elucidating how different phenotypes may share similar environmental etiologies also is challenging. One way to identify environmental influences is through a discordant monozygotic (MZ) twin study design. Here, we assessed differential gene expression in MZ discordant twin pairs (affected vs. non-affected) for seven phenotypes, including chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, ulcerative colitis, major depressive disorder, intermittent allergic rhinitis, physical activity, and intelligence quotient, comparing the spectrum of genes differentially expressed across seven phenotypes individually...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Chirag N Patel, John J Georrge, Krunal M Modi, Moksha B Narechania, Daxesh P Patel, Frank J Gonzalez, Himanshu A Pandya
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most significant neurodegenerative disorders and its symptoms mostly appear in aged people. Catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of the known target enzymes responsible for AD. With the use of 23 known inhibitors of COMT, a query has been generated and validated by screening against the database of 1500 decoys to obtain the GH score and enrichment value. The crucial features of the known inhibitors were evaluated by the online ZINC Pharmer to identify new leads from a ZINC database...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Jacob M Luber, Braden T Tierney, Evan M Cofer, Chirag J Patel, Aleksandar D Kostic
Motivation: Across biology we are seeing rapid developments in scale of data production without a corresponding increase in data analysis capabilities. Results: Here, we present Aether (, an intuitive, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and scalable framework that uses linear programming (LP) to optimally bid on and deploy combinations of underutilized cloud computing resources. Our approach simultaneously minimizes the cost of data analysis and provides an easy transition from users' existing HPC pipelines...
December 8, 2017: Bioinformatics
Caroline H Johnson, Toby J Athersuch, Gwen W Collman, Suraj Dhungana, David F Grant, Dean P Jones, Chirag J Patel, Vasilis Vasiliou
The exposome is defined as "the totality of environmental exposures encountered from birth to death" and was developed to address the need for comprehensive environmental exposure assessment to better understand disease etiology. Due to the complexity of the exposome, significant efforts have been made to develop technologies for longitudinal, internal and external exposure monitoring, and bioinformatics to integrate and analyze datasets generated. Our objectives were to bring together leaders in the field of exposomics, at a recent Symposium on "Lifetime Exposures and Human Health: The Exposome," held at Yale School of Public Health...
December 8, 2017: Human Genomics
Chirag Shah, Frank Vicini, Simona F Shaitelman, Jaroslaw Hepel, Martin Keisch, Douglas Arthur, Atif J Khan, Robert Kuske, Rakesh Patel, David E Wazer
PURPOSE: Adjuvant radiation after breast-conserving surgery remains the standard-of-care treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ and early-stage invasive breast cancer. Multiple alternatives to standard whole-breast irradiation exist including accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI). Therefore, the purpose of this APBI guideline is to provide updated data for clinicians as well as recommendations regarding appropriate patient selection and techniques to deliver APBI...
October 23, 2017: Brachytherapy
Stephen J Johans, Daniel J Burkett, Kevin N Swong, Chirag R Patel, Anand V Germanwala
Endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base provide minimally invasive corridors to intracranial lesions; however, enthusiasm for this new approach is always tempered by the recognition that this route requires passage through a nonsterile sinonasal corridor. Despite an increasing number of patients undergoing these surgeries, there remains no consensus on the use of perioperative antibiotics. A retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery (EESBS) at Loyola University Medical Center by the same neurosurgeon and otolaryngologist team between February 2015 and October 2016 was performed...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Hugues Aschard, Vincent Guillemot, Bjarni Vilhjalmsson, Chirag J Patel, David Skurnik, Chun J Ye, Brian Wolpin, Peter Kraft, Noah Zaitlen
Testing for associations in big data faces the problem of multiple comparisons, wherein true signals are difficult to detect on the background of all associations queried. This difficulty is particularly salient in human genetic association studies, in which phenotypic variation is often driven by numerous variants of small effect. The current strategy to improve power to identify these weak associations consists of applying standard marginal statistical approaches and increasing study sample sizes. Although successful, this approach does not leverage the environmental and genetic factors shared among the multiple phenotypes collected in contemporary cohorts...
December 2017: Nature Genetics
Kimberly McAllister, Leah E Mechanic, Christopher Amos, Hugues Aschard, Ian A Blair, Nilanjan Chatterjee, David Conti, W James Gauderman, Li Hsu, Carolyn M Hutter, Marta M Jankowska, Jacqueline Kerr, Peter Kraft, Stephen B Montgomery, Bhramar Mukherjee, George J Papanicolaou, Chirag J Patel, Marylyn D Ritchie, Beate R Ritz, Duncan C Thomas, Peng Wei, John S Witte
Recently, many new approaches, study designs, and statistical and analytical methods have emerged for studying gene-environment interactions (G×Es) in large-scale studies of human populations. There are opportunities in this field, particularly with respect to the incorporation of -omics and next-generation sequencing data and continual improvement in measures of environmental exposures implicated in complex disease outcomes. In a workshop called "Current Challenges and New Opportunities for Gene-Environment Interaction Studies of Complex Diseases," held October 17-18, 2014, by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute in conjunction with the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting, participants explored new approaches and tools that have been developed in recent years for G×E discovery...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
W James Gauderman, Bhramar Mukherjee, Hugues Aschard, Li Hsu, Juan Pablo Lewinger, Chirag J Patel, John S Witte, Christopher Amos, Caroline G Tai, David Conti, Dara G Torgerson, Seunggeun Lee, Nilanjan Chatterjee
The analysis of gene-environment interaction (G×E) may hold the key for further understanding the etiology of many complex traits. The current availability of high-volume genetic data, the wide range in types of environmental data that can be measured, and the formation of consortiums of multiple studies provide new opportunities to identify G×E but also new analytical challenges. In this article, we summarize several statistical approaches that can be used to test for G×E in a genome-wide association study...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
Adam S Brown, Danielle Rasooly, Chirag J Patel
Computational drug repositioning methods can scalably nominate approved drugs for new diseases, with reduced risk of unforeseen side effects. The majority of methods eschew individual-level phenotypes despite the promise of biomarker-driven repositioning. In this study, we propose a framework for discovering serendipitous interactions between drugs and routine clinical phenotypes in cross-sectional observational studies. Key to our strategy is the use of a healthy and non-diabetic population derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, mitigating risk for confounding by indication...
September 22, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
Min-Hee Oh, Samuel L Collins, Im-Hong Sun, Ada J Tam, Chirag H Patel, Matthew L Arwood, Yee Chan-Li, Jonathan D Powell, Maureen R Horton
Tissue-resident macrophages play critical roles in sentinel and homeostatic functions as well as in promoting inflammation and immunity. It has become clear that the generation of these cells is highly dependent upon tissue-specific cues derived from the microenvironment that, in turn, regulate unique differentiation programs. Recently, a role for GATA6 has emerged in the differentiation programming of resident peritoneal macrophages. We identify a critical role for mTOR in integrating cues from the tissue microenvironment in regulating differentiation and metabolic reprogramming...
September 5, 2017: Cell Reports
Andrew J Mallett, Hugh J McCarthy, Gladys Ho, Katherine Holman, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Chirag Patel, Jeffery T Fletcher, Amali Mallawaarachchi, Catherine Quinlan, Bruce Bennetts, Stephen I Alexander
Inherited kidney disease encompasses a broad range of disorders, with both multiple genes contributing to specific phenotypes and single gene defects having multiple clinical presentations. Advances in sequencing capacity may allow a genetic diagnosis for familial renal disease, by testing the increasing number of known causative genes. However, there has been limited translation of research findings of causative genes into clinical settings. Here, we report the results of a national accredited diagnostic genetic service for familial renal disease...
August 23, 2017: Kidney International
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