Ayesha F. Cheema

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether strain differences in adipocyte uptake of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) contribute to differences in weight gain by Osborne-Mendel (OM) and S5B/Pl rats (S) fed a high-fat diet (HFD). SUBJECTS Ninety-four adult (12-14-week old) male OM and S rats. MEASUREMENTS Body weight; epididymal fat pad weight; adipocyte size, number,(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a frequent co-morbidity in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Implantation of LVADs is an acceptable option for diabetic patients with end-stage heart failure, yet no previous study has specifically examined the clinical outcomes of this patient population. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on(More)
Radioiodine ablation of thyroid tissue after subtotal thyroidectomy has been shown to decrease recurrence in certain subsets of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer. In a substantial percentage of cases (20-30%), initial ablation of the thyroid remnant fails, necessitating a second treatment. The factors associated with ablation failure are not(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an increasingly relevant outcome as the population ages and associated morbidities increase. The purpose of this study was to evaluate predictors of HRQOL among ethnically diverse women hospitalized for coronary heart disease (CHD) and determine the impact of a brief, educational intervention on HRQOL 6 months(More)
Twenty-eight adults with a history of a generalized allergic reaction during anesthesia were investigated. The reactions were systemic in 23 adults, urticaria/angioedema in four, and bronchial obstruction in one adult. The study population and an additional 35 subjects with a history of use of thiopental during anesthesia but without reactions were(More)
BACKGROUND Successful thyroid tissue ablation of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer can be defined by a negative whole-body scan (WBS) and/or an undetectable thyroglobulin (Tg). Variables associated with success are poorly understood. Tg measurement, although more sensitive than WBS, has not been firmly established as the sole monitoring(More)
A 41-year-old white female underwent a positron emission tomography with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) scan as part of staging follow-up for breast cancer. Focal FDG uptake was noted in the right neck. Further evaluation revealed only thyroid nodules and subclinical hyperthyroidism. A sodium pertechnetate thyroid scan showed two "hot" nodules in the(More)
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