Mahya Faghih

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About 25 million agricultural workers in the developing world suffer from at least one episode of poisoning each year, mainly by anticholinesterase-like organophosphates (OPs). The objective of this cross-sectional study was to establish the OP toxicity in 187 occupationally exposed farmers in terms of neurocognitive impairment, mental health status,(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Critical review of the indications for total pancreatectomy and highlight limitations in current diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis. RECENT FINDINGS The diagnosis of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis remains controversial because of an overreliance on nonspecific imaging and laboratories findings. Endoscopic ultrasound,(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple factors influence mortality in Acute Pancreatitis (AP). METHODS To evaluate the association of demographic, clinical, and hospital factors with the in-hospital mortality of AP using a population-based administrative database. The Maryland HSCRC database was queried for adult (≥18 years) admissions with primary diagnosis of AP between(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this retrospective study was to externally validate predictors of increased fluid sequestration at 48 hours (FS⁴⁸) in acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS Patients admitted between January 10 and February 13 with a diagnosis of AP were evaluated. The FS⁴⁸ was calculated as difference between total fluid input and output in the(More)
AIMS Early aggressive fluid resuscitation in acute pancreatitis is frequently recommended but its benefits remain unproven. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes associated with early fluid volume administration in the emergency room (FVER) in patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS A four-center retrospective cohort study of 1010 patients(More)
Wounds are among the most common, painful, debilitating and costly conditions in older adults. Disruption of the angiotensin type 1 receptors (AT1R), has been associated with impaired wound healing, suggesting a critical role for AT1R in this repair process. Biological functions of angiotensin type 2 receptors (AT2R) are less studied. We investigated(More)
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