Salima Jaffer

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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is associated with higher mortality. Identification of causes of death and contemporary risk factors for all-cause mortality may guide interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS In the Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma of the breast infrequently presents initially as axillary adenopathy. In such cases, after biopsy proves the presence of metastatic carcinoma, the primary tumor generally is assumed to be in the ipsilateral breast, despite negative mammographic findings and the lack of a clinically palpable breast mass. METHODS The authors recently(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to define the prevalence of definitive end-states and their determinants in children with double-outlet right ventricle. METHODS We performed a clinical record review of 393 children with double-outlet right ventricle presenting to our institution from 1980 to 2000. RESULTS Double-outlet right ventricle classification was as follows:(More)
Pleomorphic adenoma of the breast is a rare, benign tumor accounting for 68 cases in the literature. It is most commonly seen in postmenopausal women and is characterized by an admixture of epithelial and myoepithelial cells embedded in abundant myxomatous stroma. Its clinical and histologic appearance can be challenging and may lead to a misdiagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations in Doppler-derived diastolic filling patterns are common among elderly persons, but their physiological and prognostic significance remains uncertain, particularly in asymptomatic older persons without overt cardiac disease. This study was designed to determine whether early mitral inflow deceleration time (DT) prolongation is of(More)
A latex agglutination test (Marion Laboratories) was compared with standard culture methods for the detection of Group A streptococci in two studies of 500 throat swabs each. Swabs were first inoculated to sheep blood agar and then tested for Group A streptococcal antigen. The direct test performed with nearly identical sensitivity and specificity in the(More)
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