David J. Peters

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Herpes simplex-induced fulminant hepatitis is an infrequently reported cause of hepatitis in adults. Pregnant females and patients with impaired cellular immunity may be at increased risk, although healthy adults have been affected. The diagnosis may be underrecognized due to nonspecific presenting symptoms and lack of typical cutaneous herpes lesions. We(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined the outcome of patients with chronic abdominal pain of unknown etiology referred by gastroenterologists to a chronic pain clinic. METHODS A retrospective chart review of 43 consecutive patients seen by a university-based gastroenterology group was referred to our Chronic Pain Clinic for evaluation and treatment. Pain character and(More)
This analysis examines the spatial clustering of income inequality and its socioeconomic correlates at the meso-scale over the past four decades. Cluster analysis is used to group N=3078 counties into five inequality clusters; and multinomial logistic regression is used to assess the effects of socioeconomic correlates. High and extreme inequality places(More)
The secondary bile acid deoxycholic acid is believed to be a promoter of large bowel cancer, in part by inducing colonic epithelial proliferation. The effects of deoxycholic acid on [3H]thymidine incorporation by the human colon cancer cell line HT29 and two differentiated subclones were measured and compared. The subclone HT29-C1 has features of mature(More)
The prevalence of polyps and cancer in the proximal colon among patients who have polyps detected on sigmoidoscopy was determined in a large rural referral hospital in north central Pennsylvania. Eleven thousand one hundred sixty patients underwent sigmoidoscopy between 1991 and 1997. Polyps were detected in 709 patients. Five hundred twenty-three patients(More)
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