Nisha K Rathi

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Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a poorly understood complication of transplantation carrying a high mortality. Patients commonly deteriorate and require intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Treatment with high-dose steroids and aminocaproic acid (ACA) has been suggested. The current study examined 119 critically ill adult hematopoietic transplant(More)
AIM To determine the association between body position and obstructive events during sleep as determined by polysomnography (PSG) in infants of ages 8-12 months with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS Consecutive nocturnal polysomnograms (NPSGs) of 50 children ages 8-12 months old referred to the sleep disorders center between 1 January 2003 and 1(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of hospital deaths in the United States occur after ICU admission. The characteristics associated with the place of death within the hospital are not known for patients with cancer. OBJECTIVE The study objective was to identify patient characteristics associated with place of death among hospitalized patients with cancer who were(More)
PURPOSE The objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of critically ill cancer patients who received noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) vs invasive mechanical ventilation as first-line therapy for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of consecutive adult intensive care unit(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate ICU utilization and hospital outcomes of oncological patients admitted to a comprehensive cancer center. DESIGN Observational cohort study. SETTING The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. PATIENTS Consecutive adults with cancer discharged over a 20-year period. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS(More)
This case study considers the clinical ethics issues of medical appropriateness and quality of life for patients who are critically ill. The case involves a terminally ill cancer patient with a profoundly diminished quality of life and an extremely poor prognosis; his spouse desires to bring him home, where she will arrange to keep him alive for as long as(More)