Lalitha Parameswaran

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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is a serious health problem among Asian Americans. Vietnamese Americans are disproportionately affected by liver cancer compared with other racial and ethnic groups. Vietnamese males have the highest incidence of liver cancer of any racial group; incidence of liver cancer among Vietnamese males is 11 times higher than among(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening remains significantly underutilized by African Americans despite their increased risk compared to whites. The purpose of this article is to review recent research on patterns of screening, perceptions of CRC screening methods and outcomes of seven intervention trials specifically designed to increase screening among African(More)
African Americans have higher colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality than White Americans and yet have lower rates of CRC screening. Increased screening aids in early detection and higher survival rates. Coupled with low literacy rates, the burden of CRC morbidity and mortality is exacerbated in this population, making it important to develop culturally and(More)
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women, but little is known about therapeutic outcomes in patients with both breast cancer and HIV. We performed a retrospective cohort study of women with or without HIV undergoing treatment for breast cancer from 1996 to 2011. Cases with HIV were 1:2 matched to non-HIV controls based on age, sex,(More)
PURPOSE An adverse drug reaction associated with the use of prasugrel for dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent placement is reported. SUMMARY About one week after starting prasugrel use following angioplasty and a stent revision procedure, a 61-year-old woman arrived in the emergency department with wheezing,(More)
167 The process of recognizing, identifying, and responding to a biological or chemical attack requires multiple stages of sample and information collection and processing. There are several methods for identifying target organisms and nucleic acids in a sample. These methods can be broadly divided into categories, the most commonly used of which are the(More)
BACKGROUND African Americans experience disproportionately higher morbidity and mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC), yet they complete screening at lower rates than Caucasians. While studies have identified barriers and facilitators to CRC screening among African Americans, no study has examined physician perceptions of these barriers. OBJECTIVE The(More)
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