Leelanand P Rachakonda

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BACKGROUND In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients who are candidates for lung transplant, pretransplant sinus surgery has been advocated to avoid bacterial seeding of the transplanted lungs. This study reviews the 17-year experience of pretransplant sinus surgery among CF patients at a major transplant center. METHODS Retrospective chart review was performed in(More)
PURPOSE We hypothesized that quantitative PET parameters may have predictive value beyond that of traditional clinical factors such as the International Prognostic Score (IPS) among Hodgkin's disease (HD) patients. METHODS Thirty HD patients treated at presentation or relapse had staging and interim-treatment PET-CT scans. The majority of patients (53%)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report the first case of Streptococcus bovis causing a perforating corneal ulcer in a healthy adult. METHODS Observational case report. RESULTS A healthy 77-year-old man presented with rapidly progressing corneal ulcer, resulting in perforation within 4 days. Preoperative and operative cultures isolated the same(More)
PURPOSE Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare disorder that occasionally has visual symptoms after diagnosis. The authors present a case of HCL in which bilateral visual symptoms led to the initial diagnosis. METHODS Observational case report. RESULTS Bilateral decreased vision to 20/30 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left due to intraretinal and(More)
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