Mohan B Palla

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OBJECTIVE Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac MRI that indicates the extent of myocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a potential risk factor of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in non-high-risk patients according to conventional clinical markers. METHODS The present study was designed to systematically review prospective trials(More)
Although much is known about vancomycin-resistant (VR) Enterococcus faecium, little is known about the epidemiology of VR Enterococcus faecalis. The predilection of VR E. faecalis to transfer the vancomycin resistance determinant to Staphylococcus aureus is much greater than that of VR E. faecium. The epidemiology of VR E. faecalis has important(More)
A case-case-control study was conducted to identify independent risk factors for recovery of Escherichia coli strains producing CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamases (CTX-M E. coli) within a large Southeastern Michigan medical center. Unique cases with isolation of ESBL-producing E. coli from February 2010 through July 2011 were analyzed by PCR for(More)
Long-term treatment with appropriate doses of carvedilol or metoprolol is currently recommended for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) to decrease the risk of death, hospitalizations, and patients' symptoms. It remains unclear if the β blockers used in patients with HFrEF are equal or carvedilol is superior to metoprolol(More)
Introduction Hospital systems are adopting strict nicotine-free policies excluding hiring individuals who smoke, including residents for graduate medical training. This study was conducted to (1) determine medical schools' awareness of these policies, (2) awareness of their students' smoking behaviors, and (3) the smoking cessation programs that they(More)
BACKGROUND Gender reassignment surgery (i.e., male-to-female or female-to-male) entails a series of complex surgical procedures. We conducted a study to explore epidemiologic characteristics of patients who underwent genital reconstruction operations as components of gender reassignment and to analyze risk factors for surgical-site infections (SSIs)(More)
BACKGROUND The combined use of dual antiplatelet therapy with oral anticoagulation (OAC) is required after coronary artery stenting or acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a meta-analysis (Embase and MEDLINE search) of the comparative effects of triple antithrombotic therapy (TT) versus OAC with single antiplatelet therapy(More)
Serial serum samples from 110 patients with acute viral hepatitis type B were tested for HBsAg/IgM complexes by a newly developed solid-phase radioimmunoassay. In 102 patients the infection resolved and they recovered from the disease. In these patients, HBsAg/IgM complexes were either absent from the outset of disappeared from serum within four weeks of(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors vs other antihypertensive agents on cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive black patients. The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that compared the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor(More)
BACKGROUND Recent trials on manual aspiration thrombectomy (AT) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction did not show any significant benefits of AT. AIMS The present meta-analysis was designed to systematically evaluate prospective randomized trials and assess the effects of AT on all-cause mortality, major cardiovascular events (MACE), target(More)