Archana Viswanath

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OBJECTIVES The study aims to examine whether a higher proportion of current and former smokers reported having an oral cancer screening (OCS) exam in the past year compared with never smokers in Maryland between 2002 and 2008. METHODS Secondary analysis of the Maryland Cancer Surveys (conducted in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008), population-based,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine if American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons members have integrated the current American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) nil per os (NPO) guidelines into their preoperative instructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS We designed and implemented a cross-sectional study and enrolled a random(More)
OBJECTIVE The introduction of ready-to-use lanreotide Autogel has presented the possibility of patients receiving their acromegaly treatment at home. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of patients (or their partners) to administer repeat, unsupervised, injections of lanreotide Autogel without compromising efficacy or safety. DESIGN(More)
10% of the Anganwadis population from the Bangalore Urban Block, 1055 families, were interviewed in a study of infant feeding practices, prevailing traditions and customs and the effect of urban slums. A great need for health education, nutritional education and an increase in female literacy were found in addition to improvements in the general social(More)
Degenerative joint disease (DJD), a common osteoarthritic problem encountered in clinical practice presents as a chronic debilitating disease resulting in altered joint structure due to degradation and loss of articular cartilage, along with changes in the subchondral bone and other soft tissues. DJD is a frequent finding in the Temporomandibular joints(More)
Hip arthroscopy for joint preservation surgery has grown immensely over the last two decades. There is now an increasing trend to try and expand the role of hip arthroscopy to include patients of an older age or perhaps even with signs of arthritis, instead of the established patient group of young adults with mechanical symptoms or serious athletes. But(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine attitudes toward and the prevalence of using a surgical safety checklist in ambulatory oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors designed and implemented a cross-sectional study and enrolled a random sample of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The predictor variable(More)
High velocity motor vehicle accidents are associated with an increase in mortality rates and a significant number of facial injuries. Accidental deployment of airbags and the associated release of hot gases can result in both thermal and mechanical injuries. The more commonly reported maxillofacial injuries include temporomandibular joint fractures and(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and upper and lower arm as well as lower leg circumferences and the frequency of correct blood pressure (BP) cuff fit. We explored recommendations for the most likely BP cuff size and location for the three BMI categories. MATERIALS AND METHODS Following(More)