Vishal Vashistha

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BACKGROUND Dignity Therapy is a brief psychotherapy performed with patients at the end of life. Previous research has examined the effects of Dignity Therapy with patients and family, but none has examined hospice staff perceptions of the treatment. OBJECTIVE The study objective was to investigate hospice staff perspectives regarding the impact and value(More)
Although Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (MIBC) is increasing in incidence, treatment has largely remained limited to radical cystectomy with or without cisplatin-based neoadjuvant and/or adjuvant chemotherapy. We reviewed the current and recent clinical trials evaluating perioperative chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and novel therapeutic regimens for MIBC(More)
Historically, androgen-deprivation therapy has been the cornerstone for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer. Unfortunately, nearly majority patients with prostate cancer transition to the refractory state of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Newer therapeutic agents are needed for treating these CRPC patients that are unresponsive to androgen(More)
PURPOSE To perform a comprehensive comparison of overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), progression-free survival (PFS), and treatment-related complications between radical cystectomy (RC) and combined modality treatment (CMT-radiation therapy, concurrent chemotherapy, and maximal transurethral resection of bladder tumor) in the setting of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease is increasing in prevalence. The association between low baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and future myocardial infarction has not been comprehensively assessed. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating the risk for future myocardial infarction associated with(More)
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