Dipesh C. Patel

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OBJECTIVE Increasing plasma glucose levels are associated with increasing risk of vascular disease. We tested the hypothesis that there is a glycaemia-mediated impairment of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). We studied the influence of plasma glucose on expression and function of a key mediator in RCT, the ATP binding cassette transporter-A1 (ABCA1) and(More)
Glycogenic hepatopathy is a rare but probably underdiagnosed feature of poorly controlled diabetes, in particular type 1 diabetes. It is characterized by excessive hepatic glycogen storage as first described in 1930 by Mauriac as a part of a syndrome comprising growth retardation, delayed puberty, and Cushingoid features in young patients with type 1(More)
Boerhaave's syndrome is oesophageal rupture as a result of forceful vomiting or retching against a closed cricopharyngeus. We report the case of an 81-year-old man with oesophageal rupture secondary to volvulus of an intrathoracic stomach who underwent laparotomy with a repair of the oesophageal perforation and intrathoracic stomach, making a good recovery.(More)
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