Christopher T. Shah

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BACKGROUND Despite advances in in vitro manipulation of preimplantation embryos, there is still a reduction in the quality of embryos produced leading to lower pregnancy rates compared with embryos produced in vivo. We hypothesized that a dynamic microfunnel embryo culture system would enhance outcomes by better mimicking the fluid-mechanical and(More)
Cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis is a relatively rare condition with a variable presentation that can translate into a difficult workup and a delay in diagnosis and treatment. We describe the successful use of mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolysis in the case of an eighteen-year-old woman that presented with progressive thrombosis of the jugular(More)
Background. In the United States, tuberculosis (TB) is of relatively low prevalence and most newly diagnosed patients are born outside of the United States. In addition, a large percentage (20.6%) of TB cases initially present with extrapulmonary manifestations (CDC, 2010). Cases of TB peritonitis are a diagnostic challenge in women due to the nonspecific(More)
PURPOSE To review and summarize current management of anophthalmic syndrome-enophthalmos, superior sulcus syndrome, lower eyelid laxity, and upper eyelid ptosis. METHODS The authors performed a PubMed search of all articles published in English on the management of anophthalmic socket syndrome. RESULTS A review of 37 articles demonstrated that(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the refractive outcomes of combined cataract extraction and glaucoma surgery. DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing simultaneous cataract extraction with trabeculectomy or glaucoma drainage device surgery was performed. The main outcome measure evaluated(More)
PURPOSE To investigate a possible relationship between cranial nerve seven (CN VII) palsy and meibomian gland dysfunction. METHODS A prospective case series of 16 patients with unilateral CN VII palsy was evaluated for meibomian gland function. Main outcome measures included the Sunnybrook Facial Grading System for CN VII palsy and a modified version of a(More)
Undiagnosed or untreated human immunodeficiency virus infection can lead to devastating complications. We present a case of a 41-year-old woman who was found to have HIV-related lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis. LIP is uncommon, and its presentation can be quite similar to that of other chronic lung conditions. This case illustrates one of the possible(More)
PURPOSE To guide risk management in uveitis. METHODS Retrospective review of malpractice verdicts, rulings, and settlements. RESULTS The WestLaw® database was reviewed for lawsuits related to uveitis in the United States from 1930-2014. Twenty-five cases met inclusion criteria, and 48% of these were infectious. Overall, 64% of outcomes favored the(More)
PURPOSE To describe the surgical technique for a novel poly-HEMA (2-hydroxyethyl methacralate)[PHEMA] implant (Alphasphere, Addition Technology, Des Plaines, IL) in primary enucleation and placement of secondary orbital implant. METHODS Retrospective chart review of all patients receiving an Alphasphere implant for primary enucleation or secondary implant(More)
BACKGROUND As the ptotic brow drops below the supraorbital rim, it can exacerbate dermatochalasis by pushing the adjacent skin of the upper lid further down. AIM The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes associated with a combined pretrichial brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty in patients with dermatochalasis and mild to moderate brow(More)