Ketan M. Patel

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BACKGROUND Lateral Patella dislocations are common injuries seen in the active and young adult populations. Our study focus was to evaluate medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury patterns and associated knee pathology using Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies. METHODS MRI studies taken at one imaging site between January, 2007 to January, 2008 with(More)
BACKGROUND Mesh implantation during abdominal wall reconstruction decreases rates of ventral hernia recurrence and has become the dominant method of repair. The authors provide a comprehensive comparison of surgical outcomes and complications by location of mesh placement following ventral hernia repair with onlay, interposition, retrorectus, or underlay(More)
Hemorrhage, trauma, ischemia/reperfusion, burn, and sepsis each lead to cardiac dysfunction. These insults lead to an inflammatory cascade, which plays an important role in this process. Gender has been shown to influence the inflammatory response, as well as outcomes after acute injury. The mechanisms by which gender affects the inflammatory response to(More)
A formulary decision was made at a large provider of acute hospital services in Surrey to replace piperacillin/tazobactam with amoxicillin+temocillin for the empiric treatment of severe hospital-acquired pneumonia. This decision was made because the use of broad-spectrum-β-lactam antibiotics is a known risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)(More)
BACKGROUND Published assessment tools have attempted to investigate patient-centered outcomes after abdominal wall defect repairs, including quality-of-life measures, functional outcomes, pain assessment, and overall satisfaction scores; however, health-related quality of life following hernia repair remains unclear. METHODS The MEDLINE, PubMed, and(More)
BACKGROUND Acellular dermal matrices have been increasingly used in abdominal wall reconstruction. Unique characteristics of these grafts have allowed surgeons to reconstruct increasingly complex abdominal wall defects. This has resulted in a myriad of complications related to the acellular dermal matrix with unique management strategies as compared with(More)
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction may be an adaptive response to shunt blood to well-oxygenated areas of the lung, but hypoxia-induced inflammatory cytokine production leads to acute lung injury. We have previously shown that protein kinase C (PKC) mediates both hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction and inflammatory cytokine expression from the pulmonary(More)
Sex differences exist in a variety of cardiovascular disorders. Sex hormones have been shown to mediate pulmonary artery (PA) vasodilation. However, the effects of fluctuations in physiological sex hormone levels due to sex and menstrual cycle on PA vasoreactivity have not been clearly established yet. We hypothesized that sex and menstrual cycle affect PA(More)
Gastric sensation and accommodation are studied by barostat, but this is invasive. The drink test is noninvasive and may provide similar information. We evaluated relationships between drink test, gastric function, symptoms, and psychiatric distress. Controls (73) and functional dyspeptics (FD) (92) were studied using a 5-min water load test (WL5), gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is a lack of clear guidelines regarding evaluation and management of giant juvenile fibroadenomas. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of giant juvenile fibroadenomas and to evaluate the most common diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. METHODS A systematic literature search of PubMed and MEDLINE(More)