Rehan Malik

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Many agents have been used in treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity in the past, but dentine bonding systems have recently been suggested as being effective. This study examined the effectiveness of a dentine bonding system in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity in dental practice conditions. METHODS Dentists in two dental(More)
BACKGROUND The current study aimed to determine the relationship between self-reported sleep duration and morbid obesity in an employee population. METHODS Baptist Health South Florida conducts an annual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) for its employees. Data for this cross-sectional study was collected via this HRA in 2014, and included information on(More)
OBJECTIVES To synthesize evidence of the association between low vitamin D levels and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis measured by coronary artery calcium (CAC). METHODS A systematic MEDLINE search was conducted for relevant published literature. Ten studies (7 cross-sectional, 3 longitudinal) met the inclusion criteria. RESULTS Three of 6 studies(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac computed tomography (CT) image quality (IQ) is very important for accurate diagnosis. We propose to evaluate IQ expressed as Likert scale, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) from coronary CT angiography images acquired with a new volumetric single-beat CT scanner on consecutive patients and assess the IQ(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an enzyme that exhibits proinflammatory properties and has been associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE The relationship between Lp-PLA2 and subclinical CVD remains unclear. The goal of this systematic review was to clarify this relationship. METHODS An extensive(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and diabetes confer a high risk for developing subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Persons with MetS constitute 24-34 % of the employee population at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF), a self-insured healthcare organization. The Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study (BEHHS) aims to assess the addition of a(More)
BACKGROUND There is a limited data on the association between serum uric acid (SUA) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the very elderly population. AIMS We evaluated the association of SUA, highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP, a marker of vascular and systemic inflammation), and coronary artery calcification (CAC, a marker of subclinical CVD)(More)
AIM Abnormal daily sleep duration and quality have been linked to hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and overall cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity& mortality. However, the relationship between daily sleep duration and quality with subclinical measures of CVD remains less well studied. This systematic review evaluated how daily sleep duration and quality(More)
AIM Research shows that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is related to an increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a surrogate marker of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is controversial whether or not SCH should be treated to reduce CVD morbidity and mortality. This meta-analysis aimed to determine whether SCH is associated with an(More)