Sharda Chaudhary

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a commonly reported cause of death and associated with smoking. However, COPD mortality is high in poor countries with low smoking rates. Spirometric restriction predicts mortality better than airflow obstruction, suggesting that the prevalence of restriction could explain mortality rates attributed(More)
Three children developed severe respiratory distress at days +12, +11, and +11 following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from donors. The first child was a 13-year-old Hispanic boy transplanted in relapse of Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). At day -14, a bronchial washing done for a streaky pulmonary infiltrate was(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the gestational age at which the risk of fetal or neonatal death associated with delaying delivery by 1 week exceeds the risk of neonatal death associated with immediate delivery, stratified by maternal age intervals. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study of live births, stillbirths and neonatal deaths that occurred in(More)
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