Mohan Sengodan

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BACKGROUND Late referral to nephrologists is common and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We aimed to analyze the prevalence rates, predictors and consequences of late referral to nephrologists by primary care physicians for chronic kidney disease (CKD) care. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 204 patients started on dialysis for CKD in(More)
BACKGROUND Due to difficulties in diagnosing coronary ischemia in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB), identifying clinical characteristics that might help to predict coronary artery disease (CAD) is important. Our study aimed to identify clinical predictors of CAD among patients with and without LBBB who undergo myocardial perfusion imaging(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM While the effect of age, gender, body mass index and renal failure on B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been studied individually in different trials, the influence of all these co-morbidities in patients with dyspnea needs to be evaluated. The objective of our study was to examine the effect of age, gender, obesity and co-morbid(More)
There is mounting evidence that forward heart failure as manifested by low cardiac output alone does not define the degree of renal dysfunction in cardiorenal syndrome. As a result, the term "congestive renal failure" was coined in 2012 by Ross to depict the role of renal venous hypertension in type 1 acute cardiorenal syndrome. If so, aggressive(More)
Campylobacter fetus is a zoonotic pathogen that occasionally causes serious, relapsing, invasive disease, especially in immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of relapsing C. fetus diarrheal illness in a 75-year-old woman which resulted in secondary bacteremia and seeding of the left knee prosthetic joint. Patient responded favorably to debridement and(More)
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