Aneesa M Das

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INTRODUCTION Many patients presenting with acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage (GIH) are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for monitoring. A simple triage protocol based upon validated risk factors could decrease ICU utilization. METHODS Records of 188 patients admitted with GIH from the emergency department (ED) were reviewed for BLEED criteria(More)
RATIONALE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for the development of insulin resistance (IR). Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for OSA has shown conflicting results on IR. OBJECTIVES To conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that have evaluated the effect of CPAP on a validated index(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that has been associated with many cardiovascular disease processes, including hypertension and arrhythmias. OSA has also been identified as an independent risk factor for stroke and all-cause mortality. OSA is highly prevalent in patients with transient ischemic attacks and stroke. Routinely screening(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine physician practice in, and the costs of, prescribing inhaled bronchodilators to mechanically ventilated patients who do not have obstructive lung disease. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study at 2 medical intensive care units at 2 tertiary-care academic medical centers, over a 6-month period. Included were the patients who(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common form of sleep-disordered breathing that occurs due to recurrent collapse of the upper airway with inspiration. Large epidemiologic studies have established that OSA is a risk factor for developing hypertension. The pathophysiologic mechanism of this relationship is due to the distinctive pattern of intermittent(More)
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