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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938726/preparing-interventional-fellows-for-advanced-training-in-structural-heart-disease-interventions
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Ankur Kalra, Ankur Kalra, Ali Andalib, Ronnie Ramadan, Abdul Moiz Hafiz, Marie-France Poulin, Hector Tamez, Duane S Pinto, Jeffrey J Popma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938709/delivering-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-care-in-india
#2
Ankur Kalra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937268/real-time-intra-procedural-18f-fdg-pet-ct-guided-biopsy-using-automated-robotic-biopsy-arm-ara-in-the-evaluation-of-thoracic-lesions-with-prior-inconclusive-biopsy-results
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Renjith Kalathoorakathu Radhakrishnan, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Arun Kumar Reddy Gorla, Rajender Kumar Basher, Ashwani Sood, Amanjit Bal, Naveen Kalra, Niranjan Khandelwal, Navneet Singh, Digambar Behera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and appraise the diagnostic utility of real time 18F-FDG PET/CT guided biopsy under automated robotic biopsy arm (ARA) guidance for the evaluation of thoracic lesions with prior inconclusive biopsy results. METHODS: PET/CT guided biopsy of thoracic lesions was performed in patients who had at least one previous inconclusive biopsy. A total of 25 patients (Male: Female- 18 males, 7 females; Age: Range- 13-75; mean- 53...
September 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933276/cyclophosphamide-and-or-anthracyclines-induced-epiphora-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-rare-side-effect
#4
Ruchika Kalra, Bhavesh Chavada, Nishant R Madhani, Bhargav Purohit, C B Tripathi
Two female breast cancer patients developed epiphora after administration of Cyclophosphamide and/or anthracyclines based 2-day chemotherapy regimen. The ophthalmologist was consulted and no apparent cause was found. Both patients was managed by ciprofloxacin eye drops. Chemotherapy-induced ocular complications are not uncommon, but under-reported. Although epiphora is a mild reaction if severe can interfere with daily activities. Patients receiving anticancer drugs should have a thorough ocular evaluation, in order to prevent, early diagnose and efficiently treat established ocular complications of the chemotherapy treatment...
September 19, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929732/highly-durable-self-standing-solid-state-supercapacitor-based-on-an-ionic-liquid-rich-ionogel-and-porous-carbon-nanofiber-electrodes
#5
Silas K Simotwo, Parameswara Rao Chinnam, Stephanie L Wunder, Vibha Kalra
A high-performance, self-standing solid-state supercapacitor is prepared by incorporating an ionic liquid (IL)-rich ionogel made with 95 wt % IL (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide) and 5 wt % methyl cellulose, a polymer matrix, into highly interconnected 3-D activated carbon nanofiber (CNF) electrodes. The ionogel exhibits strong mechanical properties with a storage modulus of 5 MPa and a high ionic conductivity of 5.7 mS cm(-1) at 25 °C. The high-surface-area CNF-based electrode (2282 m(2) g(-1)), obtained via an electrospinning technique, exhibits hierarchical porosity generated both in situ during pyrolysis and ex situ via KOH activation...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924296/applied-carbohydrate-counting
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Lovely Gupta, Deepak Khandelwal, Sanjay Kalra
Carbohydrate counting or "carb counting" is a meal planning technique for persons with diabetes for managing blood glucose levels by tracking the grams of carbohydrate consumed at meals. With better patient education and awareness, carb counting has become an important step in diabetes management. People with all types of diabetes can be benefited with this approach via improved glycaemic control and quality of life. In the first part of this review basic principles of carbohydrate counting, its application in clinical practice and exchange lists pertaining primarily to South Asian populations have been discussed...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924295/management-of-thyroid-disorders-in-pregnancy-recommendations-made-simple
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Bharti Kalra, Kanishka Sawhney, Sanjay Kalra
This review covers the current American Thyroid Association recommendations on diagnosis and management of thyroid disease during pregnancy and the postpartum period. It lists the recommendations in a reader-friendly way, and facilitates rational therapy of thyroid disorders, in relation to obstetric health, at the primary care level.
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914251/clinical-and-radiographic-comparison-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-and-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-as-pulpotomy-agents-in-primary-molars
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Surendra Patidar, Namita Kalra, Amit Khatri, Rishi Tyagi
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate and compare the Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as a pulpotomy agent in primary molars. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 50 primary molars from 50 healthy children aged 5-9 years requiring pulpotomy were randomly allocated into two groups. In PRF group, after coronal pulp removal and hemostasis, remaining pulp tissue was covered with PRF preparation. In the MTA group, the pulp stumps were covered with MTA (Pro Root MTA-Root Canal Repair Material, Dentsply International Inc...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913589/estimating-renal-function-in-old-people-an-in-depth-review
#9
REVIEW
Maharajan Raman, Rachel J Middleton, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green
Estimates of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) should provide accurate measure of an individual's kidney function because important clinical decisions such as timing of renal replacement therapy and drug dosing may be dependent on eGFR. Formulae from which eGFR is derived are generally based on serum creatinine measurement, such as Cockcroft-Gault, MDRD and CKD-EPI. More recently, calculation of eGFR using other laboratory biomarkers such as cystatin C has emerged with apparent greater accuracy. In old people, there is age-related physiological change in the kidney, which could lead to reduced GFR...
September 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911822/structural-insights-of-cyclin-dependent-kinases-implications-in-design-of-selective-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Sourav Kalra, Gaurav Joshi, Anjana Munshi, Raj Kumar
There are around 20 Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) known till date, and various research groups have reported their role in different types of cancer. The X-ray structures of some CDKs especially CDK2 was exploited in the past few years, and several inhibitors have been found, e.g., flavopiridol, indirubicin, roscovitine, etc., but due to the specificity issues of these inhibitors (binding to all CDKs), these were called as pan inhibitors. The revolutionary outcome of palbociclib in 2015 as CDK4/6 inhibitor added a new charm to the specific inhibitor design for CDKs...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894760/recent-advances-in-cardiac-computed-tomography-dose-reduction-strategies-a-review-of-scientific-evidence-and-technical-developments
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REVIEW
Sandeep S Hedgire, Vinit Baliyan, Brian B Ghoshhajra, Mannudeep K Kalra
Cardiac imagers worldwide are bracing for increased utilization of cardiac computed tomography (CT) in clinical practice. This expanding opportunity brings along a responsibility to produce diagnostic quality images with optimized radiation dose. The following review aims to address the dose reduction strategies in cardiac CT in light of recent scientific evidence and technical developments.
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890877/pulmonary-hypertension-diagnosis-imaging-techniques-and-novel-therapies
#12
REVIEW
Alan B Goldberg, Wojciech Mazur, Dinesh K Kalra
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), defined as the elevation of mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) above 25 mmHg, has numerous causes, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has divided into five distinct categories based upon the underlying mechanism of action. This review will explore the pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, and treatment of PH. Identification of PH depends on a strong clinical suspicion, a detailed history, and a thorough physical exam. We review the evidence supporting experimental and clinical laboratory parameters for diagnosis and monitoring of PH...
August 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870377/cardiac-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-artery-disease
#13
Ashvarya Mangla, Estefania Oliveros, Kim Allan Williams, Dinesh K Kalra
Coronary artery disease (CAD) continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although invasive coronary angiography has previously been the gold standard in establishing the diagnosis of CAD, there is a growing shift to more appropriately use the cardiac catheterization laboratory to perform interventional procedures once a diagnosis of CAD has been established by noninvasive imaging modalities rather than using it primarily as a diagnostic facility to confirm or refute CAD. With ongoing technological advancements, noninvasive imaging plays a pre-eminent role in not only diagnosing CAD but also informing the choice of appropriate therapies, establishing prognosis, all while containing costs and providing value-based care...
October 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867495/healthcare-policy-statement-on-the-utility-of-coronary-computed-tomography-for-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-conditions-and-preventive-healthcare-from-the-health-policy-working-group-of-the-society-of-cardiovascular-computed-tomography
#14
Ahmad M Slim, Scott Jerome, Ron Blankstein, Wm Guy Weigold, Amit R Patel, Dinesh K Kalra, Ryan Miller, Kelley Branch, Mark G Rabbat, Harvey Hecht, Edward D Nicol, Todd C Villines, Leslee J Shaw
The rising cost of healthcare is prompting numerous policy and advocacy discussions regarding strategies for constraining growth and creating a more efficient and effective healthcare system. Cardiovascular imaging is central to the care of patients at risk of, and living with, heart disease. Estimates are that utilization of cardiovascular imaging exceeds 20 million studies per year. The Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT), alongside Rush University Medical Center, and in collaboration with government agencies, regional payers, and industry healthcare experts met in November 2016 in Chicago, IL to evaluate obstacles and hurdles facing the cardiovascular imaging community and how they can contribute to efficacy while maintaining or even improving outcomes and quality...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866480/lung-ultrasound-surface-wave-elastography-a-pilot-clinical-study
#15
Xiaoming Zhang, Thomas Osborn, Boran Zhou, Duane Meixner, Randall R Kinnick, Brian Bartholmai, James F Greenleaf, Sanjay Kalra
A lung ultrasound surface wave elastography (LUSWE) technique is developed to measure superficial lung tissue elastic properties. The purpose of this paper was to translate LUSWE into clinical studies for assessing patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and present the pilot data from lung measurements on 10 healthy subjects and 10 patients with ILD. ILD includes multiple lung disorders in which the lung tissue is distorted and stiffened by tissue fibrosis. Chest radiography and computed tomography are the most commonly used techniques for assessing lung disease, but they are associated with radiation and cannot directly measure lung elastic properties...
September 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865889/regional-variation-in-utilization-in-hospital-mortality-and-health-care-resource-use-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-the-united-states
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Tanush Gupta, Ankur Kalra, Dhaval Kolte, Sahil Khera, Pedro A Villablanca, Kashish Goel, Anna E Bortnick, Wilbert S Aronow, Julio A Panza, Neal S Kleiman, J Dawn Abbott, David P Slovut, Cynthia C Taub, Gregg C Fonarow, Michael J Reardon, Charanjit S Rihal, Mario J Garcia, Deepak L Bhatt
We queried the National Inpatient Sample database from 2012 to 2014 to identify all patients aged ≥18 years undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in the United States. Regional differences in TAVI utilization, in-hospital mortality, and health-care resource use were analyzed. Of 41,025 TAVI procedures in the United States between 2012 and 2014, 10,390 were performed in the Northeast, 9,090 in the Midwest, 14,095 in the South, and 7,450 in the West. Overall, the number of TAVI implants per million adults increased from 24...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863432/perseverance-versus-pedigree-ankur-kalra-md-a-foreign-medical-graduate-discusses-how-determination-and-perseverance-overcame-pedigree-in-his-quest-for-a-successful-academic-cardiology-career-in-america-determination-was-the-ingredient-to-success
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859038/refractory-lch-with-secondary-intracranial-pnet-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#18
Varsha Chayapathi, Amita Mahajan, Manas Kalra
The occurrence of second malignant neoplasms in patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis is infrequent but has been reported. Here we report the case of a child with refractory Langerhans cell histiocytosis who was treated with cladribine and later developed a secondary intracranial primitive neuroectodermal tumor. The possible association of cladribine with second neoplasm is further discussed.
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858562/evaluation-of-kidney-stones-with-reduced-radiation-dose-ct-progress-from-2011-2012-to-2015-2016-not-there-yet
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Karrin Weisenthal, Priyadarshini Karthik, Melissa Shaw, Debapriya Sengupta, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield, Judy Burleson, Adel Mustafa, Mannudeep Kalra, Christopher Moore
Purpose To determine if the use of reduced-dose computed tomography (CT) for evaluation of kidney stones increased in 2015-2016 compared with that in 2011-2012, to determine variability in radiation exposure according to facility for this indication, and to establish a current average radiation dose for CT evaluation for kidney stones by querying a national dose registry. Materials and Methods This cross-sectional study was exempt from institutional review board approval. Data were obtained from the American College of Radiology dose registry for CT examinations submitted from July 2015 to June 2016...
August 31, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858035/selected-abstracts-from-recent-publications-in-cardiopulmonary-disease-prevention-and-rehabilitation
#20
Sanjay Kalra, Peter H Brubaker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
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