Maryam Mitra Elmi

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OBJECTIVE Long-term functional outcomes after Norwood palliation are likely to depend on tricuspid valve performance in the systemic role. We therefore aimed to characterize features associated with tricuspid valve intervention. METHODS All 219 children (1990-2007) who underwent Norwood stage 1 palliation resulting in a systemic right ventricle were(More)
PURPOSE To understand potential benefits of exercise in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population, there needs to be accurate methods to quantify it. The Habitual Activity Estimation Scale (HAES) questionnaire has been shown to be a feasible tool to measure physical activity however the reliability and validity have yet to be determined in the CF population. (More)
Previous studies have reported differences in muscle function and metabolism between patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and healthy controls (HC), but it is currently unknown whether these abnormalities are specific to CF or also seen in other airway diseases. In this study, we used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) during exercise to assess muscle(More)
BACKGROUND In 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated 80-hour resident duty limits. In 2011 the ACGME mandated 16-hour duty maximums for PGY1 (post graduate year) residents. The stated goals were to improve patient safety, resident well-being, and education. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to(More)
In Iran, the prevalence of beta-thalassemia trait is approximately 4-8% in most areas, and in Mazandaran province 10% of the population are carriers. Twenty four beta-globin gene mutations were identified in 1635 persons with beta-thalassemia trait using reverse dot blot and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. The predominant mutations(More)
Golf is now a sport where physical training is an integral component of elite players' practice and contributes to the ability to play at a high level consistently and without injury. Relationships between physical conditioning and golf performance have not been reported. Therefore, the objective of this research was to identify physiological correlates of(More)
Ewing's sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm usually occurring in the long and flat bones of children and adolescents. Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma is extremely rare, and we believe this has not been described previously in the trachea. We report a case of primary tracheal Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma that presented with acute airway obstruction. Stabilization(More)
A simple and readily manoeuverable method for preparing immuno-magnetic liposomes that indigenously contain binding sites for attaching other molecules like antibodies on their exterior surface is described. In this method magnetic unilamellar vesicles are prepared from a mixture of phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol, small amounts of a linear chain aldehyde(More)
Impact on Resident Wellness, Training, and Patient Outcomes Najma Ahmed, MD,∗ Katharine S. Devitt, MSc,∗ Itay Keshet, MD,† Jonathan Spicer, MD,‡ Kevin Imrie, MD,§ Liane Feldman, MD,‡ Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, MD,‡ Ahmed Kayssi, MD,∗ Nir Lipsman, MD,∗ Maryam Elmi, MD,∗ Abhaya V. Kulkarni, MD,∗ Chris Parshuram, MD,|| Todd Mainprize, MD,∗ Richard J. Warren,(More)
BACKGROUND Using a retrospective observational cohort approach, the overall survival (OS) following curative-intent resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PC) was defined at the population level according to adjuvant treatment, and predictors of OS were identified. METHODS Patients undergoing resection of PC in the province of Ontario between 2005 and(More)