B H Pokorney

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One hundred fifty-one (151) outpatients treated with epidural or subarachnoid blocks for low-back pain not due to malignancy were questioned by mail one to two years after treatment to assess their current functional status as compared with that at the time of treatment. The results emphasize the importance of bothe gender-associated differences in life(More)
Mesenteric vein thrombosis is a relatively uncommon but devastating problem. Absence of any of the generally accepted etiologic factors of mesenteric vein thrombosis has lead to the diagnosis of "primary" mesenteric vein thrombosis in 25-55% of all cases. In this report we identify a young man with antithrombin III deficiency presenting as "primary"(More)
The Verner-Morrison syndrome is characterized by severe watery diarrhea, hypokalemia, and achlorhydria and is associated with vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-producing tumors in the pancreas, ie, VIPoma. Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide is a 28-amino acid peptide hormone found in the central nervous system, pancreas, and throughout the(More)
Pseudomembranous colitis is a potentially life-threatening acute medical problem usually associated with a history of previous antibiotic exposure. Presented here is a case of sulfasalazine associated pseudomembranous colitis in a patient with known Crohn's colitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by identifying Clostridium difficile toxin in the stool. This a(More)
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