Soumitra S. Bhuyan

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OBJECTIVES The tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) gene may play an important role in coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) risk. Recently, controversial results regarding the association of the G-308 A (rs1800629)polymorphism of the TNF-α gene with CHD/MI have been reported. We herein examine a possible association between the G-308 A(More)
INTRODUCTION Childhood obesity, with its growing prevalence, detrimental effects on population health and economic burden, is an important public health issue in the United States and worldwide. There is need for expansion of the role of primary care physicians in obesity interventions. The primary aim of this review is to explore primary care physician(More)
AIMS Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains a major cause of death and disability in the United States and worldwide. Despite the importance of surveillance and secondary prevention, the incidence of and mortality from AMI are not continuously monitored, and little is known about survival outcomes after 30 days of AMI hospitalization or associated risk(More)
Several recent studies have focused on the association between the promoter polymorphisms 786T/C of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene and susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF); however, results have been conflicting. We searched Medline, Embase, and the ISI Web of Science through July 1, 2011. Five studies with 1,130 AF cases and 2,340(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess treatment and mortality differences between women diagnosed with breast cancer through Nebraska's Every Woman Matters (EWM) program and women diagnosed through other sources. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed using 10 years of Nebraska Cancer Registry and EWM program data on women aged 40-74(More)
OBJECTIVE Healthcare organizations including residential care facilities (RCFs) are diversifying their services to meet market demands. Service innovations have been linked to the changes in the way that healthcare organizations organize their work. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between organizational service innovations and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between organizational factors and provision of rehabilitation services that include physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) in residential care facilities (RCFs) in the United States. DESIGN A cross-sectional, observational study conducted using a national sample from the 2010 National Survey of(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the known benefits of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, rural areas have consistently reported lower screening rates than their urban counterparts. Alternative healthcare delivery models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), have the potential to increase CRC rates through collaboration among healthcare providers with the aim(More)
Correspondence to Professor Madhukar Pai; madhukar.pai@mcgill.ca The Government of India announced its plan to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 during the Union Budget address last month. The declaration is extraordinarily ambitious, considering that India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases, and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths(More)