Harshna Patel

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Kings County Hospital (KCH), and St. John's Episcopal Hospital (SJH) are inner-city hospitals in New York City serving predominantly minority populations. Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) serves a predominantly middle-class Caucasian population. We examined H. pylori (HP) infection in patients undergoing upper endoscopy at these hospitals. Two(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to define the incidence of contrast nephropathy in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). BACKGROUND CRT is a promising new treatment for advanced heart failure. It is a technically demanding procedure with a recognized failure/complication rate. Contrast nephropathy is a well-recognized(More)
While cladribine is a highly effective therapy for patients with symptomatic hairy cell leukemia (HCL), up to 37% of patients ultimately relapse and incompletely responding patients relapse more frequently. Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody against CD20 that has been shown to be effective in patients with relapsed HCL. We present an unusual case of(More)
BACKGROUND Appreciating the utility of published diagnostic criteria for autoimmune pancreatitis, when compared to the characteristics of patients clinically managed as having disease, informs and refines ongoing clinical practice. METHODS Comparative retrospective descriptive evaluation of patients with autoimmune pancreatitis including dedicated(More)
OBJECTIVES Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has become increasingly prevalent in US hospitals, and the impact of MRSA on hospitalized inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients is unknown. METHODS We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify admissions for IBD (n=116,842) between 1998 and 2004. We compared prevalence and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with refractory heart failure requiring inotropic support have a very poor prognosis. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) offers symptomatic and possibly a survival benefit for patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF) and a prolonged QRS, but its role in the management of end-stage heart failure requiring inotropic support(More)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an incurable, cholestatic liver disease often coincident with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To evaluate the impact of liver disease and IBD on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in PSC. A mixed-methods, cross-sectional study was performed at a tertiary center. Short Form-36 (SF-36) scores were compared between(More)
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