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Sports Participation in Patients After Total Hip Arthroplasty vs. Periacetabular Osteotomy

Most studies about activity levels after a total hip arthroplasty (THA) or periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) are done on Caucasians. Both of these procedures are commonly performed in patients with acetabular dysplasia. Hara et al, orthopedic surgeons from Japan, performed a study evaluating pre-operative and post-operative activity levels for both procedures in Asian patients. To begin their research, Hara et al. ... Read More »

Asian Diabetic Corneas: A Study in Astigmatism

Abstract Purpose: Diabetic corneas have ultrastructural changes that can lead to dry eye, abnormal healing after trauma. The literature is sparse on the topic of Asian diabetics corneas with good Va and automated refractive keratometry readings. At our retina clinic in California, we retrospectively evaluated the keratometry readings of corneas of Diabetic patients in an Asian population. Are there external ... Read More »

Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians


Disclosures: No relevant disclosures Address for Correspondence: Mintu P. Turakhia, M.D. M.A.S Palo Alto VA Health Care System Stanford University 3801 Miranda Ave – 111C Palo Alto CA 94304 Tel (650) 858-3932 Fax (866) 756-3025 E-mail: Sources of Funding: Dr. Turakhia was supported by a Veterans Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award (CDA09027-1) and an American Heart Association National ... Read More »

Ischemic Heart Disease in Pakistani Women: A Case Control Study


Correspondence: Rafia Rafique New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan Cell: 042-3004215694 Email: Coauthor email: ABSTRACT Objective: Control of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) in Pakistan has had limited success mainly due to insufficient research data available from studies conducted on Pakistani population, especially on a sample of women. Women tend to differ from men clinically as well as in the overt disease ... Read More »

When to Anticoagulate?

ABSTRACT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia disorder in the United States. It is a major independent risk factor for stroke and thromboembolism that is influenced by multiple factors and comorbidities. Oral anticoagulant treatments with aspirin and warfarin have been shown to reduce the risk of stroke in AF patients, but warfarin treatment is associated with significant ... Read More »

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Changes in Type 2 Diabetes taking Cholesterol Lowering Medications

INTRODUCTION Diabetes has been associated with diabetic neuropathy and now implicated in neurodegenerative disorders.1Glaucoma, according to recent studies, can be considered a neurodegenerative disease, with retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and characteristic optic nerve head changes and visual field defects.2, 3 The axons of RGC which compose the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), is the most superficial layer of the ten ... Read More »