Sonia Choksi

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This study describes a comparative analysis of replacing medical residents with physician assistants and hospitalists on patient outcomes in a community hospital. Prospective data during the physician assistants-hospitalists service for 2 years was compared with 2 years of retrospective data of the medical residents model. Outcome measures included(More)
Lyme disease is a tick-borne spirochetal infection that may involve heart. The cardiac manifestations of Lyme disease including varying degrees of atrioventricular heart block occur within weeks to months of the infecting tick bite. This report describes a 43 year-old man with Lyme carditis who presented with complete heart block. The heart block resolved(More)
BACKGROUND Despite demonstration of equivalent efficacy of beta agonist delivery using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with spacer vs. nebulizer in asthma patients, use of a nebulizer remains standard practice. OBJECTIVES We hypothesize that beta agonist delivery with a MDI/disposable spacer combination is an effective and low-cost alternative to nebulizer(More)
OBJECTIVE The phenotype of the chromogranin A (Chga) null (knockout) mouse is hypertensive. However, hypertensive humans and spontaneously hypertensive rats display elevated CHGA expression. This study addresses the paradox that both ablation and elevation of CHGA result in hypertension. METHODS Mice with varying copy number of the CHGA gene were(More)
Studies of the efficacy of heliox in patients with severe asthma have shown mixed results. Among the factors that are responsible for variable outcomes, the failure of heliox delivery systems to prevent room air entrainment (RAE) during beta-agonist delivery is probably the most critical. While keeping the rotameter flow rate (FR) of heliox mixed 70:30 to a(More)
A c a q o g A n Abstract—Background: Despite demonstration of quivalent efficacy of beta agonist delivery using a metered ose inhaler (MDI) with spacer vs. nebulizer in asthma atients, use of a nebulizer remains standard practice. Obectives: We hypothesize that beta agonist delivery with a DI/disposable spacer combination is an effective and lowost(More)
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