Mohammed Siddiqui

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Universities all around the world play a vital role in improving the society. But in the current economic crisis, they are facing difficulties in providing necessary resources for research and educational purposes. The solution of this problem is in the use of Cloud Computing. It is a new distributive computing model which provides applications and services(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Refractory hypertension is a recently proposed phenotype of antihypertensive treatment failure. As such it represents an extreme subtype of resistant or difficult-to-treat hypertension. Resistant hypertension is relatively common with an estimated prevalence of 10-20% of treated hypertensive patients. It is typically defined as having an(More)
Received 22 May2013 Revised 26 July 2013 Accepted 27 July 2013 Early online 28 July 2013 Print 31 August 2013 This study attempts to determine and compare the sensitivity, specificity and turnaround time of conventional diagnostic modalities, BACTEC culture and polymerase chain reaction test for diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. One hundred(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Decreased renal 11-beta dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) activity, as reflected by an increased urinary free cortisol to cortisone ratio (UFF/UFE), is associated with having hypertension (HTN). The current study was conducted to determine if reduced 11β-HSD2 activity is also associated with having resistant HTN. METHOD We evaluated(More)
The prevalence of pseudoresistant hypertension (HTN) due to inaccurate BP measurement remains unknown. Triage BP measurements and measurements obtained at the same clinic visit by trained physicians were compared in consecutive adult patients referred for uncontrolled resistant HTN (RHTN). Triage BP measurements were taken by the clinic staff during normal(More)
Resistant or difficult to treat hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that remains uncontrolled with 3 or more different antihypertensive medications, including a diuretic. Recent definitions also include controlled blood pressure with use of 4 or more medications as also being resistant to treatment. Recently, refractory hypertension, an extreme(More)
Carbon fiber-based materials possess excellent mechanical properties and show linear piezoresistive behavior, which make them good candidate materials for strain measurements. They have the potential to be used as sensors for various applications such as damage detection, stress analysis and monitoring of manufacturing processes and quality. In this paper,(More)
BACKGROUND Transfer of clinic patients from graduating residents to interns or junior residents occurs every year, affecting large numbers of patients. Breaches in care continuity may occur, with potential for risk to patient safety. Several guidelines have been developed for implementing standardized inpatient sign-outs, but no specific guidelines exist(More)
Refractory hypertension is a recently described phenotype of antihypertensive treatment failure defined as uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) despite the use of ≥5 different antihypertensive agents, including chlorthalidone and spironolactone. Recent studies indicate that refractory hypertension is uncommon, with a prevalence of ≈5% to 10% of patients(More)