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Severe secretory diarrhea resulting in dehydration and hypokalemia was observed in a patient in whom primary cecal tuberculosis was diagnosed by colonoscopy. Although the ileum appeared normal at colonoscopy and by biopsy, intestinal perfusion studies showed that the ileum was secreting water and electrolytes. Chloride secretion against a high electrical… (More)
To determine whether routine early endoscopy is beneficial to patients with upper-gastrointestinal-tract bleeding that ceases during hospitalization, we randomly assigned 206 patients to routine endoscopy (100 patients) or no routine endoscopy (106). Patients in the latter group underwent endoscopy only if recurrent bleeding occurred during hospitalization… (More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder which often results in joint rigidity, bradykinesia and decreased range of motion (ROM). Segmental biomechanical muscle stimulation (BMS) can increase ROM in healthy young adults. However, acute effects on ROM in PD have not been examined. OBJECTIVE To examine whether BMS and active-assisted… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM With a substantial increase in diagnosed Parkinson's disease, it is of great importance to examine tolerance and physical measures of evolving exercise interventions. Of particular importance, a multifaceted exercise intervention combining active-assisted cycling and resistance training to older adults diagnosed with Parkinson's disease… (More)
Biliary tract disease is a major cause of acute pancreatitis. However, with traditionally employed Telepaque, radiographic visualization of the gallbladder during acute pancreatitis remains unreliable, even in patients with apparently normal gallbladders. Therefore, oral cholecystography has customarily been deferred for such patients for several weeks.… (More)
Polypoid lesions of the esophagus occur infrequently and may be benign or malignant. Polypoid pedunculated malignancy of the esophagus is still a rare lesion. We report three additional cases in this paper, two associated with tumor-related hypercalcemia, and review the recent literature on malignant polypoid lesions of the esophagus.