Ruchika Patel

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Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands. It can present as an entity by itself, primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), or in addition to another autoimmune disease, secondary Sjögren's syndrome (sSS). pSS has a strong female propensity and is more prevalent in Caucasian women, with(More)
BACKGROUND Plaque-debulking technologies have been proposed as alternative treatment options for peripheral arterial disease. Orbital atherectomy (OA), using the DiamondBack360 device, has emerged as one promising modality. METHODS We evaluated the safety and efficacy of OA in the first 200 lesions treated at our institution. Patient demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE In a cohort of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with endstage renal failure, to evaluate whether continuing rheumatology followup visits and immunosuppressive therapy after starting renal replacement were associated with increased survival. METHODS We identified all SLE patients over 21 years old who started renal replacement therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess disease characteristics, disease activity, and treatment patterns in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with comorbid hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS RA patients with concomitant HCV were identified within the Veterans Affairs Rheumatoid Arthritis Registry. HCV was defined as at least 1 diagnostic code present in medical(More)
Data mining is the process of extraction of hidden predictive information from the huge databases. It is a new technology with great latent to help companies focus on the most important information in their data warehouses. Web mining is a data mining techniques which automatically discover information from web documents. The amount of data and its(More)
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