Babak Firoozi

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BACKGROUND The 30-day frequency of negative outcomes after outpatient endoscopy performed by gastroenterology fellows is unknown. METHODS Questionnaires were mailed to 1000 consecutive patients 30 days after endoscopy to evaluate procedure-related negative outcomes (serious and minor adverse events) and patient satisfaction. Serious adverse events were(More)
BACKGROUND Bile duct dilation in patients being treated by chronic narcotic substitution with methadone has been described but has not been systematically evaluated with ERCP. Retrograde cholangiographic findings in 6 patients taking methadone who were referred for evaluation of a dilated bile duct are described. METHODS Six patients with chronic(More)
Adult intussusception in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a rare phenomenon. Giant pseudopolyps, while generally considered benign, may function as lead points for intussusception. Diagnosis and management of intussusception in the setting of IBD can be fraught with hazards. We report the case of a 27-year-old male, recently diagnosed with(More)
Rectal varices are a consequence of portosystemic flow from the high-pressure superior hemorrhoidal vein to the low-pressure middle and inferior hemorrhoidal veins in patients with portal hypertension (1, 2). The prevalence of rectal varices in cirrhotic and noncirrhotic portal hypertension ranges from 4% to 89% (1, 3–7). Despite the high prevalence of(More)
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