Albert S. Fleisher

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Question: A 35-year-old, institutionalized woman has a medical history of cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, obesity, and chronic anemia. There is a remote history of deep venous thrombosis with placement of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. Six weeks before presenting, the patient was admitted for gallstone pancreatitis complicated by pseudocyst and(More)
A 36-year-old woman with no medical or surgical history was evaluated for weight loss. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed signs of Crohn's disease, which was later confirmed endoscopically. She was started on tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor therapy. Nine months after treatment, she experienced additional weight loss and a 7 x 8 x 8-cm mass(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidemiological studies suggest a protective role for β-carotene with several malignancies. Esophageal adenocarcinoma frequently arises from Barrett's esophagus (BE). We postulated that β-carotene therapy maybe protective in BE. MATERIALS AND METHOD We conducted a prospective study in which 25 mg of β-carotene was administered daily for(More)
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