Shilpan M Patel

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OBJECTIVE To test initial reactions to 5 nicotine treatments (NRTs: 2 and 4 mg gum, inhaler, nasal spray, tablet) in a crossover study (n=41). METHODS Subjects used each medication on arising (1/2 day) and resumed smoking each afternoon. Subjects rated (individually) and ranked (comparatively) treatments on use, reinforcement, withdrawal, craving, and(More)
To evaluate the radiation doses delivered during volumetric helical perfusion CT of the thorax, abdomen or pelvis. The dose-length product (DLP) and CT dose index (CTDIvol) were recorded and effective dose (E) determined for patients undergoing CT (4D adaptive spiral) for tumour evaluation. Image noise and contrast to noise (CNR) at peak enhancement were(More)
Misuse or dislike of nicotine replacement treatments (NRTs) undermines their effectiveness. Brief testing among NRTs could allow tailoring by preference to improve outcome. To test initial reactions/preferences to NRTs in a single session crossover design with guided use. Smokers were offered two doses of three NRTs: gum (2 and 4 mg), inhaler, and nasal(More)
The diagnosis of primary aldosteronism, the most common form of secondary hypertension, is based on clinical and biochemical features. Although radiology plays no role in the initial diagnosis, it has an important role in differentiating between the two main causes of primary aldosteronism: aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) and bilateral adrenal(More)
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