Tejas M. Patel

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Methods We used the comparative risk assessment framework developed for previous iterations of the Global Burden of Disease Study to estimate attributable deaths, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), and trends in exposure by age group, sex, year, and geography for 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel and gemcitabine are active against chemotherapy-pretreated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The purpose of this phase II study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of monthly docetaxel combined with weekly gemcitabine in NSCLC patients failing one prior regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients were enrolled. Prior(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel and gemcitabine are active against breast cancer. The purpose of this phase II study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of monthly docetaxel combined with weekly gemcitabine in patients with chemotherapy-pretreated metastatic breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients were enrolled, of whom thirty had received prior(More)
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota University of Illinois at Chicago/Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois First Coast Heart(More)
OBJECTIVE Radial artery spasm remains a major complication of transradial coronary interventions. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three different intra-arterial vasodilating cocktails in reducing the incidence of radial artery spasm in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography. The secondary goal was to assess the predictors(More)
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the all-cause mortality outcomes of successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTOs) with unsuccessful CTO-PCI, using a stent-based strategy. Multiple studies comparing successful CTO-PCI with unsuccessful CTO-PCI have reported variable outcomes. No(More)
In response to growing U.S. interest, the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions recently formed a Transradial Committee whose purpose is to examine the utility, utilization, and training considerations related to transradial access for percutaneous coronary and peripheral procedures. With international partnership, the committee has composed a(More)
AIMS The safety and performance of the Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (Absorb BVS) system (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) has been previously established in 131 patients from cohort A and cohort B of the first-in-man ABSORB trial. Following this trial, ABSORB EXTEND was initiated as a global continued access study (outside of the USA) to(More)
The WISDOM Registry tracked clinical outcomes in patients receiving a slow-release, polymer-based, paclitaxel-eluting stent during the transition from randomized trials to commercial use in everyday interventional cardiology practice. Although randomized trials of drug-eluting stents have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of these devices in less(More)
Systemic anticoagulation decreases the risk of radial artery occlusion (RAO) after transradial catheterization and standard occlusive hemostasis. We compared the efficacy and safety of provisional heparin use only when the technique of patent hemostasis was not achievable to standard a priori heparin administration after radial sheath introduction. Patients(More)