Sarmad Sadeghi

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OBJECTIVE To compare triage decisions of an automated emergency department triage system with decisions made by an emergency specialist. METHODS In a retrospective setting, data extracted from charts of 90 patients with chief complaint of non-traumatic abdominal pain were used as input for triage system and emergency medicine specialist. The final(More)
BACKGROUND The current treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted agents is continuous therapy until progression of disease (PD) or unacceptable toxicity. Chronic mild to moderate toxicity and risk of long-term toxicity ensue for some patients. It is hypothesized that patients with an initial(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Approximately 3% of colorectal cancers are associated with Lynch Syndrome. Controversy exists regarding the optimal screening strategy for Lynch Syndrome. METHODS Using an individual level microsimulation of a population affected by Lynch syndrome over several(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the factors which can help to predict operative mortality before performing the operation, and afterwards. METHODS The study population consisted of 504 patients (91 women and 413 men) who underwent primary isolated coronary artery bypass surgery from December 1997 to September 1999 by the same surgeon(More)
BACKGROUND Findings from multiple clinical trials established AC as a standard of care for stage III colon cancer. However, there is no recommended standard time for delivery of AC. We explored the timeliness of AC with FOLFOX as a predictor of recurrence and its role as a quality indicator in patients with stage III colon cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
All decision models use some form of language to describe domain elements and their interactions. The terminology is often specific and even unique to the algorithm and is a choice of designers. Nevertheless the domain elements and concepts of any decision problem are almost never unique and are used and reused in many other decision problems. The same is(More)
Cancer of the urothelium is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and is seen predominantly in men. Most cases of this disease present as non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), with cancer recurrence or progression to muscle-invasive cancer in more than 50% of patients after initial therapy. NMIBC is an immune-responsive disease, as(More)
Recurrence of intracardiac myxoma is unusual, and heart valves are extremely rare locations for this tumor to originate, either as the primary site or the site of recurrence. We present a case of non-familial cardiac myxoma, which after successful resection of the tumor mass from the left atrium, recurred in the atrial surface of anterior leaflet of the(More)
The paper explains the application of an artificial intelligence tool for the purpose of medical decision-making. The first product of this application is a triage engine, available on the Internet, to help laypersons make a decision about the urgency of their situation by providing tailored and accurate information. The expansion of this tool can lead to(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is an aggressive malignancy compared to other urological malignancies and has been associated with poor responses to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy. Interferon-α and interleukin-2 were previously utilized in a limited number of patients with good performance status due to toxicity and safety issues. Over the last decade,(More)