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BACKGROUND & AIMS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by visceral hypersensitivity, possibly related to abnormal brain-gut communication. Positron emission tomography imaging has suggested specific central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities in visceral pain processing in IBS. This study aimed to determine (1) if functional magnetic resonance(More)
Barrett's epithelium is a recognized premalignant condition for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) decrease the relative risk of colon cancer in humans and the esophageal tumor load in carcinogen-treated mice. Previous studies provided conflicting results for COX-2 activity in Barrett's mucosa. Pinch mucosal biopsies(More)
Bromfenac sodium (Duract) is a phenylacetic acid-derived nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent introduced in the United States in 1997 and withdrawn in 1998. We describe the first case of fulminant hepatic failure associated with this agent treated successfully with liver transplantation. Similarities to hepatotoxicity with related agents is discussed.
UNLABELLED SUMMARY/OBJECTIVES: In accordance with the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing's (JCIH, 2000) position statement regarding Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings (UNHS), the state of Illinois enacted legislation requiring all birthing hospitals to conduct UNHS by 31 December 2002. Currently 100% of birthing facilities in the state of Illinois perform(More)
Blunt traumatic injury to the biliary tract is rare, and its management is one of the most difficult and challenging problems confronting surgeons. If disruption occurs in the hepatic ducts, occult ductal injury may even go unnoticed. A high index of suspicion is the single most important factor leading to the identification and successful management of(More)
The charge of the Subcommittee on Childhood Hearing Screening was to develop evidence‐based recommendations for screening hearing of children age 6 months through high school. The American Academy of Audiology endorses detection of hearing loss in early childhood and school‐aged populations using evidence‐based hearing screening methods. Hearing loss is the(More)