Arvind Bakhru

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OBJECTIVE Diabetes is increasingly common among cancer patients and plausible biologic mechanisms exist by which diabetes may influence cancer prognosis. We aimed to investigate the impact of diabetes on ovarian cancer outcomes. METHODS We assessed the outcomes of 570 non-diabetic and 72 diabetic patients with epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. While smoking is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers and accelerated atherosclerosis, few studies have examined the impact of smoking cessation on levels of inflammatory markers. The degree and rate at which inflammation(More)
BACKGROUND The Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI)-inspired push to create autogenous fistulas has led to a resurgence of interest in basilic vein transposition as an autogenous access conduit. We reviewed our experience with autogenous brachial-basilic upper arm transpositions (BTX) to clarify current maturation and patency rates and provide(More)
OBJECTIVES Ecological studies have long described a higher incidence of ovarian cancer in more extreme latitudes, where sun exposure, and presumably vitamin D exposure, is lower. Basic science studies have also noted polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor in ovarian cancers. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship of serum vitamin D to ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are common in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer, resulting in high costs associated with diagnosis and treatment. I aimed to identify subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer that pose greater and lesser venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk. METHODS I assessed the outcomes of 641 patients with(More)
To better characterize postpartum cerebral angiitis (PPCA). We present a case of PPCA in which a 34-year-old G6P5104 underwent a normal vaginal delivery and developed PPCA. She had no signs or symptoms of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. She had a history of migraines and received methylergonovine at delivery. She represented postpartum with(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency departments (EDs) are the primary source of care for victims of sexual assault (SA). Provision of emergency contraception (EC) to these women has previously been noted to be sporadic. Completeness of care for victims of SA and the barriers to complete care are further investigated in this study. STUDY DESIGN All ED attending(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential benefit of the transdermal contraceptive patch compared with the oral contraceptive pill for its acceptability and compliance in a population at high risk for future unintended pregnancies and abortions. METHODS Assessment of the contraceptive patch and pill was prospective. We gathered information on women undergoing(More)