Haroon Shahid

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BACKGROUND The currently accepted paradigm is that the false-positive (FP) rate for EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytologic analysis of a pancreatic lesion is less than 1%. OBJECTIVE To assess the FP rate of EUS-FNA in patients who underwent surgical resection for presumed pancreatic cancer. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and Lipoprotein(a) levels [Lp(a)] levels between diabetic and non-diabetic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). STUDY DESIGN Cross sectional Study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY This study was conducted in the department of Physiology of College of Medicine(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The optimal method for endoscopic placement of bilateral self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for the management of malignant hilar biliary obstruction has not been determined. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacies and complication rates between SEMS placed above and across the sphincter of Oddi (SO) in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Data on the risk of acute pancreatitis following endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of pancreatic cystic lesions are limited. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of acute pancreatitis after EUS-FNA of pancreatic cysts and solid lesions, and determine whether there was a difference in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Most patients with hilar cholangiocarcinomas present with unresectable tumors, so only palliative biliary drainage with self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) is possible. Stents eventually cease to function because of tumor overgrowth and/or other causes, so it is important to identify factors that affect stent patency and failure. We(More)
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