Ishtiaq Syed

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The objective of this study was to investigate whether low bone mass is directly associated with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in men and postmenopausal women self-referred for evaluation of coronary atherosclerosis and osteoporosis. Low bone mass was evaluated by measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) using quantitative computerized(More)
The principal risk factors of osteoarthritis of the knee are: age, obesity and gender. It is hypothesized that long-duration walking (e. g. 20 min) in the elderly obese will lead to quadriceps fatigue. Changes in the gait pattern due to fatigue will lead to altered knee kinematics at heelstrike and consequently decreased shock absorption. This scenario will(More)
UNLABELLED Carefully selected pediatric patients undergo hemispherectomy (HS) for treatment of refractory epilepsy. HS is associated with a mortality rate of 0-6.6% across studies, mostly due to acute hemorrhage. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in-hospital mortality and predictors of the need for blood transfusion during HS in a large, nationwide(More)
PURPOSE Diagnostic delay in distinguishing psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) from epileptic seizures may result in unnecessary therapeutic interventions and higher health care costs. Previous studies demonstrated that video-recorded eye closure is associated with PNES. The present study prospectively assessed whether observer or self-report of eye(More)
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