Kiran Anna

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BACKGROUND/AIM Proinflammatory markers such as interleukin (IL)-6 have been closely associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). These markers are characteristically elevated in chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and positively correlate with disease activity. Although IBD and AF have similar pathogenesis, there have been very limited studies looking at(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There is growing evidence linking various cardiac complications with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Electrolyte abnormalities, chronic inflammation, and medication use (such as Infliximab) that are associated with IBD are all independent risk factors for QT interval prolongation. Given that malignant ventricular arrhythmias are associated(More)
431 Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer with an estimated incidence of 72,090 men and 70,480 women and a cause specific mortality of 51,370 in 2010. Despite promotion of CRC screening by various professional societies ACG /AGA and USPSTF, there seems to be an under utilization of screening colonoscopy for unclear reasons. We(More)
In our earlier work, we presented analytical models for the p-persistent 802.11 MAC protocol in both saturated and unsaturated load conditions. Both models were developed based on the assumption that all the nodes have equal load. But, in the real world, equal load assumption is not always accurate. In this paper, we extend our analytical model to the case(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding stomal varices (BSV) is a common problem in patients undergoing an ileostomy or colostomy. The diagnosis is often delayed as blood loss occurs in small amounts over a period of time, usually from minor anastamosing blood vessels at the ostomy site making it hard to diagnose. Treatment options can be limited in terms of modalities and(More)
A 52-year-old male with a history of recurrent deep venous thrombosis underwent a CT scan of the chest investigating a suspected pulmonary embolism. The scan revealed thickening of the splenic flexure with foci of air adjacent to the colon (Figure 1). The patient reported mild nausea and chronic intermittent hemorrhoidal bleeding without abdominal pain.(More)