Benjamin Krevsky

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Colonic transit scintigraphy was developed to quantitatively evaluate colonic transit. Using this technique the progression of a radiolabeled marker from cecal instillation to defecation was studied in 7 normal male volunteers. An 8-ml bolus containing 50 mu Ci of indium 111-diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid was instilled into the cecum via a 2-mm tube,(More)
Hemosuccus pancreaticus (bleeding from the pancreatic duct into the gastrointestinal tract via the ampulla of Vater) is a rare, potentially life-threatening and obscure cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. It is caused by rupture of the psuedoaneurysm of a peripancreatic vessel into pancreatic duct or pancreatic psuedocyst in the context of(More)
OBJECTIVE:In a single noninvasive, quantitative test, whole gut transit scintigraphy (WGTS) measures gastric emptying (GE), small bowel transit (SBT), and colonic transit (CT). The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical utility of WGTS in patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.METHODS:A total of 108 patients with either dyspeptic(More)
Scintigraphic methods for performing gastric emptying and colon transit studies are now well standardized. Although not as well established, several methods have been proposed for measuring small-bowel transit. The measurement of orocecal transit time appears to be a practical scintigraphic measurement of small-bowel transit. When combined into a single(More)
Endoscopic laser therapy provides effective symptomatic palliation for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. To investigate whether this treatment also prolongs survival, a retrospective case-control study was performed. Ten patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, diagnosed between 1983 and 1985, were treated with the(More)
Studies of gastrointestinal bleeding, done with technetium-99m-labeled red blood cells were performed in 52 consecutive patients to determine whether cinematic acquisition and display localized sites of bleeding more accurately than did conventional static imaging. Computerized images were obtained for 15 seconds per image in 15-minute sets. Interpretations(More)
Background: The aim was to evaluate the radiologic appearances and complications that occurred after placement of nonexpandable silicone stents used as palliative therapy for patients with malignant tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs). Methods: Records of 11 patients (6 males, 5 females) who underwent placement of esophageal stents for malignant TEF between(More)