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)
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)
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)
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)
Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare disorder that is clinically characterized by the triad of postprandial abdominal pain, weight loss, and often an abdominal bruit due to compression of the celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament. Given the nonspecific symptoms, this is a rare and difficult diagnosis to obtain. We present a patient with(More)
Background—Patients with low ejection fraction (EF) are at a higher risk for postoperative complications and mortality. Our objective was to assess the effect of low EF on clinical outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods and Results—We analyzed 55,515 patients from New York State database who underwent CABG between 1997 and 1999.(More)
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