Pratheep Arora

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To elucidate the relationship of baseline glucose control and acute stimuli with hyperglycemia during medical critical illness. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Medical ICU (MICU) of a university affiliated hospital. PATIENTS Convenience sample of 100 medical patients meeting criteria for severity of illness and anticipated(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the efficacy of an IV combination of diltiazem and digoxin vs IV diltiazem alone for acute ventricular rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, open-label study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-two patients with atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled ventricular rates were randomized to receive(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise tolerance is reduced in hypertension. Hypertension affects left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling by causing abnormal relaxation and decreasing compliance. HYPOTHESIS This study was designed to determine whether worsening of LV diastolic dysfunction during exercise causes decreased exercise tolerance in hypertension. METHODS Left(More)
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