Manju Pai

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CONTEXT Although the heritability of atrial fibrillation (AF) is established, the contribution of familial AF to predicting new-onset AF remains unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether familial occurrence of AF is associated with new-onset AF beyond established risk factors. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The Framingham Heart Study, a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) patterns and their relations with long-term prognosis are uncertain, partly because pattern definitions are challenging to implement in longitudinal data sets. We developed a novel AF classification algorithm and examined AF patterns and outcomes in the community. METHODS AND RESULTS We characterized AF patterns between(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the concentration of serum leptin in a population of malnourished children and to compare the leptin levels of disabled and non-disabled children in this population. DESIGN Case-control study. SUBJECTS Eighty-one children, comprising 41 children with mixed disabilities and 40 non-disabled controls, were selected from 425 children(More)
BACKGROUND In India, no true population-based seroepidemiological data on Helicobacter pylori infection are available. Serological studies have been done on hospital-based subjects chosen predominantly from lower socioeconomic strata. METHODS A population-based serological study was done in a randomly selected urban, upper class population (children under(More)
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