Sateesh Sakhamuri

Sateesh Sakhamuri
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · Department of Clinical Medical Sciences

MBBS DM FCCP ATSF FAPSR

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Introduction
Sateesh Sakhamuri currently works at the Department of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Sateesh does research in Sleep Medicine, Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. Their current project is 'COPD education'.

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Background: The global burden of lower respiratory infections (LRIs) and corresponding risk factors in children older than 5 years and adults has not been studied as comprehensively as it has been in children younger than 5 years. We assessed the burden and trends of LRIs and risk factors across all age groups by sex, for 204 countries and territor...
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In this paper, we consider the impact of an alternating magnetic field on axisymmetric non-Newtonian nanofluid flow and nanoparticle (magnetite or iron-platinum) transport through a blood vessel and surrounding tissue during hyperthermia therapy. The geometrical domain of the problem is divided into four regions; the blood vessel region, cancerous...
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Pericardial cysts are an uncommon often incidental finding in patients undergoing a chest radiograph. We demonstrate a case of a patient who presented with a symptomatic large left-sided pericardial cyst
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Objective: This study assessed recommendations for asthma care that community pharmacists in Trinidad offer to adult and adolescent asthma patients. Methods: A convenience study was conducted in community pharmacies in Trinidad, utilising a 17-question survey, delivered electronically via email by clicking a survey link, which ensured that all re...
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The main focus of the Standard Operating Procedure ADAPTED Guidelines for the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Trinidad and Tobago is to standardise the management of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in Trinidad and Tobago’s adult population based on the available scientific evidence at the time of drafting the document, taking into account the...
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Technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and robotics may be of potential use in telemedicine and in building capacity to respond to future pandemics beyond the current COVID-19 era. Our international consortium of interdisciplinary experts in clinical medicine, health policy, and telemedicine have identified gaps in uptake and imp...
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In the present work, a two-phase mathematical model of intravenous magnetic (Fe3O4,Fe2O3 or FePt) nanoparticle hyperthermia is considered for the treatment of muscle and prostate tumours. The blood-nanoparticle suspension is described as a non-Newtonian (Quemada) nanofluid, and the effects of thermophoresis and Brownian motion are considered. The b...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine globally. The current consortium critically examines the telemedicine frameworks, identifies gaps in its implementation and investigates the changes in telemedicine framework/s during COVID-19 across the globe. Streamlining of global public health preparedness framewor...
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Technology has acted as a great enabler of patient continuity through remote consultation, ongoing monitoring, and patient education using telephone and videoconferencing in the COVID-19 era. The devastating impact of COVID-19 is bound to prevail beyond its current reign. The vulnerable sections of our community endure a relatively higher burden du...
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Defining a complex disease can be challenging, and it may not always be possible to underscore all underlying pathologies nor to predict outcomes. At the very least, an ideal definition must offer a pathophysiological basis from which implications for morbidity and mortality can be derived. Normal biologic variations across sex, ethnic groups and a...
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Marked ethnic variations in complications and mortality have been noted following infection with COVID-19, with Black, Asian, and minority ethnic groups (BAME) being particularly hard hit. We hypothesise that glucocorticoid resistance stemming from several intrinsic reasons such as chronic social stress and lower circulating levels of Vitamin D may...
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Air pollution is the most significant environmental risk factor for all-cause mortality, and it has caused substantial disability-adjusted life-years and economic loss. Air pollution intensified the mortality during past pandemics, Spanish flu in 1918 and SARS-CoV-1 in 2003. It increases host susceptibility and virulence of respiratory infections a...
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Globally, a quarter of the population is infected with Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. About 5-10% of latent TB infections (LTBI) progress to active disease during the lifetime. Prevention of TB and treating LTBI is a critical component of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) End TB strategy. This study aims to examine the...
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Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) is an emerging public health epidemic. The pathogenesis and natural history are still unknown despite a series of cases that have been reported in the United States. Vitamin E acetate and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have been proposed as the cause of the lung inj...
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OBJECTIVE Asthma, a major cause of disability and reduced quality of life, has a high global prevalence and burden of death. Despite the propitious guidelines, a substantial portion of asthmatics reportedly have poorly controlled disease. In the current study, we have examined risk factors for uncontrolled asthma in specialty clinics and its associ...
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SETTING: The prevalence of airflow obstruction (AO) in the Caribbean population is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To measure the prevalence of and risk factors for AO (post-bronchodilator ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 sec to forced vital capacity of <0.7) in the Trinidad and Tobago general population using the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease meth...
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An estimated one quarter of persons worldwide are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In 2018, the World Health Organization issued revised guidance on BCG vaccine for high-risk groups. The World Health Organization should consider guiding countries on a case-by-case basis in developing appropriate BCG policies to deliver equitable healthcare...
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The GOLD 2020 updates added more lucidity on the treatment of COPD. However, few diagnostic dilemmas still exist. Research is needed on the use of the CAT score in assessing symptoms for the diagnosis of COPD. Further work-up is needed on diagnostic instability of spirometry, and diagnostic role of the lower limit of normal (LLN) criteria, slow vit...
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Prostate brachytherapy (BT) seed embolization to the lung is a rare complication, with <1% of all seeds migrating post-implantation. Here, we present the case of a 63-year-old male who presented with a history of chest pain and intermittent dyspnea at rest for the last four months.
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Pink camellias symbolize a yearning for someone, and are given to a person who is missed
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Globally, health is regarded as a booming industry with greater stress being laid on high quality, accountability and transparency. Traditional medical curricula rely primarily on clerkships during the clinical period of study to train clinical skills, while the preclinical period is mainly used to teach the basic sciences. In recent years, the ear...
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Background Relationships between low forced vital capacity (FVC), and morbidity have previously been studied but there are no data available for the Caribbean population. This study assessed the association of low FVC with risk factors, health variables and socioeconomic status in a community-based study of the Trinidad and Tobago population. Met...
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Objectives This novel, pilot study aimed to assess the estimated prevalence of high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) in Trinidad and Tobago. Methods Patients (n=40) who were awaiting elective percutaneous coronary intervention on maintenance dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin 81 mg daily and clopidogrel 75 mg or loaded at least 48...
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Globally, mortality, morbidity and the economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are on the rise. In addition, its diagnosis continues to pose challenges to the physicians, which is compounded further by its new feature “spirometric instability.” Based on the findings from the two recent observational studies, the Global Initi...
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Objective: To determine the relationship between disease severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and quality of life as well as COPD’s correlation with depressive symptoms in West Indian subjects. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, observational study of outpatients with COPD in tertiary care. The severity of COPD was determined b...
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OBJECTIVES: Both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are highly prevalent in Trinidad, West Indies. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence of DM in a cohort of Trinidadian patients with COPD and investigate the possible impact of diabetes on COPD using standard outcome measures, that is, lung function, exac...
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As global health researchers working in the areas of NCDs and global health diplomacy, we were delighted to see the priority and emphasis given for global commitment to tackle the epidemic of NCDs in the Lancet Comment “The NCDs Cooperative: a call to action” (Sep 18, 2017)1. The author suggests excellent strategies like proposing a multi-stakehold...
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Over the last three to four decades, it has been observed that the average total number of hours of sleep obtained per night by normal individuals has decreased. Concomitantly, global figures indicate that insufficient sleep is associated with serious adverse health and social outcomes. Moreover, insufficient sleep has been linked to seven of the f...
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Sharp, cutting edge and precise: beauty is in the eye of the beholder for this flora.
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Cardiovascular disease contributes a significant share in the all-cause mortality of COPD, and therefore it is sensible to assume similar positive outcomes with its mortality benefiting measures in the COPD group as well. Raymakers et al. study published in CHEST (September 2017) portrayed a significant all-cause and COPD related mortality benefits...
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Captures a juxtaposition of an aged tree bearing experienced wisdom with a bright new day full of life.
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Currently, evidence concerning e-cigarette use in thw West Indies is unavailable. This study examines the preavalence and associated factors of e-cigarette use in young Trinidadian adults.
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Organizing pneumonia may not always be cryptogenic and establishing its etiology can be challenging without known morbidities or risk factors. A 40-year-old previously well businessman presented with a non-productive cough and worsening exertional dyspnea for a month. He had been clinically deteriorating despite ample treatment for a presumed pneum...
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Currently, evidence concerning electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use in the West Indies is unavailable. This study examines the prevalence and associated factors of e-cigarette use in young Trinidadian adults, 6 years after e-cigarettes were introduced in Trinidad. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 40 years were surveyed from May–June 2016....
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Grassroots on a gloomy day. Our humble beginnings ground us in the darkest times.
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Water splashing at Mudjin Harbour in Middle Caicos of Turks and Caicos islands, which is an autonomous British Overseas Territory consisting of eight main islands and more than 299 smaller islands located south east of Bahamas. This is a popular destination for true nature tourists.
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The aim of this study was to describe the level and perception of control in severe asthma in Trinidad after the introduction of revised guidelines for asthma management. Adult asthmatics (N = 329) at Trinidad's chest clinics were cross-sectionally examined for guideline-defined disease control. Patients' mean (SD) age was 54.36 (14.9) years, with...
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To determine the prevalence of pulmonary dysfunction among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using spirometry, and to determine the relationship between pulmonary dysfunction and duration of diabetes, glycaemic control (HbA1c), BMI, age, gender, ethnicity and associated systemic dysfunctions. Data was obtained from 93 persons with type 2...
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Priya Gopie, Sateesh Sakhamuri, Anu Sharma, Sanjeev Solomon, Surujpal TeelucksinghClinical Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, TrinidadAbstract: Following silicone injection, end organ toxicity can occur. To our knowledge this report documents the first case of silicone embolization in the Caribbean and serves to highligh...
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Our aim was to determine whether the use of serum inflammatory markers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT), either individually or in combination, is significantly associated with community-acquired pneumonia and to determine the role in assessment of the severity and outcome. This study wa...

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented public health crisis impacting healthcare systems, healthcare workers and communities. The COVID-19 Pandemic Health System REsilience PROGRAM (REPROGRAM) consortium is a global initiative formed to champion the safety of healthcare workers, policy development and advocacy for global pandemic preparedness and action.
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To provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in the response to the epidemic, at global, regional and country levels, in the context of global commitments and strategies.