Pinaki Biswas

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SUMMARY In order to develop better treatment and screening programs for cancer prevention programs, it is important to be able to understand the natural history of the disease and what factors affect its progression. We focus on a particular framework first outlined by Kimmel and Flehinger (1991, Biometrics, 47, 987-1004) and in particular one of their(More)
BACKGROUND Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to explore the safety and efficacy of open-label tofacitinib following blinded treatment with adalimumab or tofacitinib for moderate to severe RA. METHODS Analyses included patients treated with adalimumab 40 mg once every 2(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the long-term safety of linezolid in patients with chronic infections requiring treatment for ≥6 weeks. Enhanced monitoring for optic neuropathy was included to characterize the early development of this side effect and to identify ophthalmologic tests that might be valuable in early detection of this(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains an important pathogen in nosocomial pneumonia and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Clinical outcomes for nosocomial pneumonia are dependent on patient age, co-morbidities, severity of illness and appropriate antibiotic therapy. The objective of this secondary analysis was to(More)
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