Abraham M. Panossian

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Barrett's esophagus is the result of long-term acid reflux and is a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Surgical resection of the esophagus has been the mainstay of treatment for high grade dysplasia and early cancer. However, recent advances in the endoscopic imaging and ablation technologies have made esophagectomy avoidable in patients with dysplasia(More)
Curcumin is the organic extract of turmeric and possesses known anti-inflammatory properties. Our aim was to explore the utility of curcumin in patients with HIV-associated diarrhea. Eight patients with HIV-associated diarrhea were given a mean daily dose of 1,862 mg of curcumin and followed for a mean of 41 weeks. All had resolution of diarrhea and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Stricture formation is a common complication after endoscopic mucosal resection. Predictors of stricture formation have not been well studied. METHODS We conducted a retrospective, observational, descriptive study by using a prospective endoscopic mucosal resection database in a tertiary referral center. For each patient, we extracted the(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 may be covalently linked to resorbable fracture repair plates using an ester-hydrolysis reaction and determining whether the linked compound can facilitate bone growth. STUDY DESIGN Laboratory in vitro experiments. METHOD Resorbable fracture repair plates were partially hydrolyzed using(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic resection followed by ablative therapy is frequently used to treat esophageal high-grade dysplasia or early esophageal adenocarcinoma. AIMS To study outcomes in patients with high-grade dysplasia compared to those with esophageal adenocarcinoma after endoscopic resection. METHODS Retrospective, observational, descriptive,(More)
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