Peer-reviewed publications

All our original articles are published under an open access license with the intent to promote equitable knowledge transfer, accelerate research, and foster collaboration.

Mid-term outcome of children with latent rheumatic heart disease in eastern Nepal

Shrestha NR, Bruelisauer D, Uranw S, Mahato R, Sherpa K, Agrawal K, Rothenbühler M, Karki P, Pilgrim T.

Effectiveness of Systematic Echocardiographic Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Nepalese Schoolchildren: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

Karki P, Uranw S, Bastola S, Mahato R, Shrestha NR, Sherpa K, Dhungana S, Odutayo A, Gurung K, Pandey N, Agrawal K, Shah P, Rothenbühler M, Jüni P, Pilgrim T. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Jan 20:e207050.

Echocardiographic Screening of Rheumatic Heart Disease in American Samoa

Huang JH, Favazza M, Legg A, Holmes KW, Armsby L, Eliapo-Unutoa I, Pilgrim T, Madriago EJ. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018;39(1):38-44.

Prevalence of Subclinical Rheumatic Heart Disease in Eastern Nepal A School-Based Cross-sectional Study

Shrestha NR, Karki P, Mahto R, Gurung K, Pandey N, Agrawal K, Rothenbühler M, Urban P, Jüni P, Pilgrim T. JAMA Cardiol. 2016;1(1):89-96.

CardioPulse: Active surveillance for latent rheumatic heart disease in Nepal.

Pilgrim T, Shrestha N. Eur Heart J. 2016;37(10):800-1.

Screening for rheumatic heart disease among Peruvian children: a two-stage sampling observational study

Spitzer E, Mercado J, Islas F, Rothenbühler M, Kurmann R, Zürcher F, Krähenmann P, Llerena N, Jüni P, Torres P, Pilgrim T. PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0133004.

Comparing the incomparable: studies of echocardiographic rheumatic heart disease prevalence - authors' reply.

Pilgrim T, Rothenbühler M, Jüni P. Lancet Glob Health. 2015;3(4):e193.

Active surveillance for rheumatic heart disease in endemic regions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence among children and adolescents

Rothenbühler M, O’Sullivan CJ, Stortecky S, Stefanini GG, Spitzer E, Estill J, Shrestha NR, Keiser O, Jüni P, Pilgrim T. Lancet Glob Health. 2014;2(12):e717-26

Pregnancy complicated by heart disease in Nepal

Chetri S, Shrestha, NR, Pilgrim T. Heart Asia 2014;6(1):26N29.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Pilot study for a population based evaluation of prevalence and cardiovascular outcomes among schoolchildren in Nepal

Shrestha NR, Kalesan B, Karki P, Sherpa K, Basnet A, Urban P, Pilgrim T. BMJ Open 2012;19:2(5).

Protocol for a population based study of rheumatic heart disease prevalence and cardiovascular outcomes among schoolchildren in Nepal

Pilgrim T, Kalesan B, Karki P, Basnet A, Meier B, Urban P, Shrestha NR. BMJ Open. 2012;2(3).

Rheumatic heart disease revisited: patterns of valvular involvement from a consecutive cohort in eastern Nepal

Shrestha NR, Pilgrim T, Karki P, Bhandari R, Basnet S, Tiwari S, Dhakal SS, Urban P. J Cardiovasc Med;13(11):755N9.

Letter to the Editor regarding article, “Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in Ugandan schoolchildren.”

Pilgrim T. Circulation. 2012;126(25):e475

Cardiovascular cooperation with the BPKIHS Hospital, in Dharan Bazar, Nepal

Urban P, Shreshta N, Karki P, Zimmermann M, Cook S, Pilgrim T, Meier B. Rev Med Suisse. 2013;9(376):498N501