Dr. Emmet B. Keeffe

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A 54-year-old woman with obesity, type II diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and massive hepatomegaly was found to have severe steatosis and cirrhosis on liver biopsy. Complete evaluation led to the diagnosis of fatty cirrhosis associated with obesity and diabetic mellitus. She underwent four months of fasting with a protein-carbohydrate and vitamin-mineral(More)
Two patients with liver failure secondary to isoniazid hepatotoxicity were successfully treated with orthotopic liver transplantation. A 49-year-old man received isoniazid prophylaxis for a positive tuberculin test, and a 60-year-old woman was treated for active pulmonary tuberculosis with isoniazid, rifampin, and pyrazinamide. Both patients developed(More)
To better define the incidence and range of elevated gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) activity in patients taking a drug known to induce hepatic microsomal enzymes, GGT was measured in the sera of 58 patients before and after six months of phenytoin therapy. Enzyme activity at six months was greater than baseline in 52 of 58 patients (90%). GGT activity(More)
A 24-year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma presented with recurrent obstructive jaundice caused by bile duct invasion and distal migration of necrotic tumor fragments. After resection of an isolated left lobe tumor, he was well for 2 years until he again presented with obstructive jaundice caused by necrotic tumor and clot in the common bile duct.(More)
Two patients experienced hepatotoxicity associated with erythromycin estolate (ilosone®) usage, followed 13 and 15 years later by an hepatotoxic reaction with administration of erythromycin ethylsuccinate (E.E.S.®). These cases provide further evidence for erythromycin ethylsuccinate-associated hepatotoxicity and demonstrate erythromycin crosssensitivity(More)
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