Sudhakar V. Nuti

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BACKGROUND Google Trends is a novel, freely accessible tool that allows users to interact with Internet search data, which may provide deep insights into population behavior and health-related phenomena. However, there is limited knowledge about its potential uses and limitations. We therefore systematically reviewed health care literature using Google(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a critical process for embryogenesis but is abnormally activated during cancer metastasis and recurrence. This process enables epithelial cancer cells to acquire mobility and traits associated with stemness. It is unknown whether epithelial stem cells or epithelial cancer stem cells are able to undergo EMT, and(More)
BACKGROUND Medicare hospital core process measures have improved over time, but little is known about how the distribution of performance across hospitals has changed, particularly among the lowest performing hospitals. METHODS We studied all US hospitals reporting performance measure data on process measures for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart(More)
The transcription factor TWIST1 is a highly evolutionally conserved basic Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) transcription factor that functions as a master regulator of gastrulation and mesodermal development. Although TWIST1 was initially associated with embryo development, an increasing number of studies have shown TWIST1 role in the regulation of tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Early clopidogrel administration to patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been demonstrated to improve outcomes in a large Chinese trial. However, patterns of use of clopidogrel for patients with AMI in China are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS From a nationally representative sample of AMI patients from 2006 and 2011, we identified(More)
IMPORTANCE In a period of dynamic change in health care technology, delivery, and behaviors, tracking trends in health and health care can provide a perspective on what is being achieved. OBJECTIVE To comprehensively describe national trends in mortality, hospitalizations, and expenditures in the Medicare fee-for-service population between 1999 and 2013.(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrinolytic therapy is the primary reperfusion strategy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in China, and yet little is known about the quality of care regarding its use and whether it has changed over time. This issue is particularly important in hospitals without the capacity for cardiovascular intervention. METHODS Using a(More)
BACKGROUND Young women (<65 years) experience a 2- to 3-fold greater mortality risk than younger men after an acute myocardial infarction. However, it is unknown whether they are at higher risk for 30-day readmission, and if this association varies by age. We examined sex differences in the rate, timing, and principal diagnoses of 30-day readmissions,(More)
IMPORTANCE Little contemporary information is available about comparative performance between Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA hospitals, particularly related to mortality and readmission rates, 2 important outcomes of care. OBJECTIVE To assess and compare mortality and readmission rates among men in VA and non-VA hospitals. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known regarding the relationship between hospital performance on adverse event rates and hospital performance on 30-day mortality and unplanned readmission rates for Medicare fee-for-service patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS Using 2009-2013 medical record-abstracted patient safety data(More)