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The utilization of recent advances in molecular and genomic technologies and progress in pancreatic imaging techniques provided remarkable insight into genetic, environmental, immunologic, and pathobiological factors leading to chronic pancreatitis. Translation of these advances into clinical practice demands a reassessment of current approaches to(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to determine the utility of EUS and EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the detection and confirmation of celiac lymph node metastasis in patients with esophageal cancer and to define EUS features predictive of celiac lymph node metastasis in these patients. METHODS The records of 211 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and the severity of pancreatitis after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses. A survey of centers that offer training in EUS in the United States was conducted. METHODS A list of centers in which training in EUS is offered was obtained from the Web site of the American Society for(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) are complex syndromes associated with numerous etiologies, clinical variables and complications. We developed the North American Pancreatitis Study 2 (NAPS2) to be sufficiently powered to understand the complex environmental, metabolic and genetic mechanisms underlying RAP and CP.(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is an effective tool to screen for cancers of the digestive tract. However, access to endoscopy is limited in many parts of South Carolina. This trial is a part of a prospective multi-part study for remote cancer screening in coastal South Carolina. This pilot study was to evaluate the quality of tele-endoscopy for(More)
Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (PAC) is challenging. Typically, the cytologic findings in PAC are described as a cellular population of loosely cohesive clusters and single neoplastic cells. The individual cells have granular cytoplasm, uniform nuclei, a fine chromatin pattern, and occasional prominent nucleoli. These(More)
  • B Etemad
  • 1998
ESRD has well-documented effects on the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and pancreas. Unless the supply of donor kidneys increases dramatically, these complications of ESRD will continue to be an important clinical issue for gastroenterologists given the large percentage of patients with symptoms. Further study of uremic retention products and abnormal(More)
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