Sonali Paul

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BACKGROUND Solid tumor chemotherapy regimens pose a risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation, but screening and antiviral prophylaxis remains controversial because of insufficient evidence. PURPOSE To determine the risk for HBV reactivation with and without antiviral prophylaxis and the effectiveness of prophylaxis in adults with solid tumors and(More)
BACKGROUND Regular screening of cirrhotic patients for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been suboptimal, but there is little data regarding specific risk factors for reduced screening. METHODS From 1996 to 2010, patients with cirrhosis were retrospectively identified from outpatient gastroenterology and primary care practices. Data was obtained from the(More)
Hepatitis B reactivation in patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy can lead to liver failure and death. Prior studies have shown suboptimal hepatitis B screening rates, but few have compared screening rates across specialties or factors associated with screening. A retrospective study was performed using a hospital-based chemotherapy database and(More)
In a series of eighteen patients with Legg-Perthes disease (nineteen hips) the mean age was eight years and six months; all patients were over five and a half years old. The patients were treated in the Newington ambulatory brace. With this treatment the problems of management in ambulatory casts were eliminated and the disadvantages of recumbent abduction(More)
  • S W Paul
  • 1977
Spinal curvatures associated with myelo­ meningocele represent complex problems which, if not recognized early, determine the future ambulatory status of the patient. In recognizing the importance of functional spinal alignment, it is mandatory to supervise closely a child from infancy and to institute early protective care (Bunch et al., 1972). Spinal(More)
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (CD) are characterized by inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea. Many studies have shown an association between elevated levels of prostaglandins and mucosal damage in inflammatory bowel disease. We report a 50-year-old woman with a history of CD and open-angle glaucoma. Her(More)
Patients with resolved hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who are treated for hematological malignancies remain at risk for HBV reactivation. Because of conflicting studies about whether the antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) protects against reactivation in patients with resolved infection (hepatitis B surface antigen negative) receiving(More)
BACKGROUND PBC is an autoimmune disease affecting the bile ducts. Granulomas can be found in portal triads in 45 % of patients with PBC. Idiopathic granulomatous hepatitis is a rare disease of unknown cause which is characterized by recurrent fevers, sweats, elevated levels of liver enzyme tests, particularly the serum alkaline phosphatase, and granulomas(More)
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