Emelie F Helou

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OBJECTIVES This study analyzed the utility of electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic findings in the diagnosis of amyloidosis proven by endomyocardial biopsy. BACKGROUND Cardiac amyloidosis is associated with characteristic ECG and echocardiographic changes, yet each finding alone is relatively nonspecific. A combination of noninvasive(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The quantitative relationships between instruments and assays that measure clinical, endoscopic, and biologic disease activity in patients with Crohn's disease are poorly characterized. This study evaluated the correlations between the Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI), the Simple Endoscopic Score for Crohn's Disease (SES-CD), serum(More)
BACKGROUND:Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a clinicopathologic syndrome comprising isolated eosinophilic inflammation of the esophagus, with symptoms of dysphagia, and possibly, reflux. It was initially described in children, and in recent years, there is a heightened awareness in adults. The etiology is not completely understood. The treatments include(More)
Fibroblast chemotaxis is implicated in many physiological processes, including wound healing and morphogenesis. We present a novel assay for chemotaxis of fibroblasts (and other slow-moving tissue cells) in a direct-viewing chamber containing a physiologically relevant three-dimensional fibrin or collagen gel in which long-lasting, spatially continuous(More)
Hepatoenteric fistula is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Hepatoenteric fistulas have previously been described as a result of prior surgery or rupture of infectious abscesses and cysts. Hepatogastric fistulas are even less common, and typically result from infectious processes. Metastatic colon cancer resulting in a hepatogastric fistula has not(More)