Rakesh A Shah

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A major goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted inMarch 2010 and now being implemented throughout the United States, was to expand health insurance coverage in the United States. In 2012, 48 million Americans, or more than 15% of the American population, lacked any form of health insurance [1]. The lack of health insurance by(More)
It is one of the most ubiquitous elements in the universe, second only to hydrogen. Balloons filled with it are almost everywhere and can be purchased for only a few dollars. One can easily be forgiven for assuming that helium, which plays a currently irreplaceable role in the superconducting magnets used in MRI and particle accelerators, is not only(More)
We present a 69-year-old female patient with a history of emphysema, rosacea, and breast cancer. The patient was in remission for 4 years until a 15-pound weight loss prompted further evaluation with a computed tomography of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, as well as an 18-FDG-PET scan to evaluate for metastatic disease(More)
OBJECTIVE Associations between pleural and pericardial effusions have been described in malignancy and autoimmune disorders. Bacterial pneumonia is the most frequent cause of parapneumonic effusion; however, knowledge of the relationship between parapneumonic effusion and the presence of pericardial fluid in children is limited. We examined this(More)
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