Rakesh Bidani

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To survey a cross section of patients presenting to three urban primary care clinics to understand online health information search behaviors. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS At three urban primary care clinics affiliated with University at Buffalo, School of Medicine, 315 patients were interviewed. Interview questions included items on education,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of mental disorders in inner city outpatient clinics and to improve the diagnosis of mental illness in primary care. METHODS The Problem Oriented Patient Report (POPR), a patient self-report checklist, was administered to 362 outpatients at two inner-city Buffalo primary care clinics. Patients' completed POPR checklists(More)
Asthma patients' knowledge and perceptions about asthma management regimens have been shown to correlate with the quality of their asthma management and outcomes. This study addresses adult ambulatory asthma patients' knowledge and perception of the asthma management guidelines issued by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. We interviewed(More)
Twenty patients of bronchial asthma were given 5 mg of either nifedipine or verapamil as aerosol therapy in a randomized fashion. Both drugs showed a statistically significant improvement in FVC, PEFR at zero hours lasting through 90-120 minutes. Changes in respiratory rate, pulse rate, blood pressure were insignificant with verapamil while appreciable(More)
The etiological significance of animal danders in Indian patients with nasobronchial disorders has not yet been investigated. In the present study, the role of animal danders in the etiology of bronchial asthma was studied. Extracts of danders from 6 animals along with guinea pig whole pelt were prepared. Intradermal and bronchial provocation tests with(More)
  • 1