Harris R. Clearfield

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A case of mucoepidermoid or adenosquamous carcinoma arising from the mucous epithelium of a Barrett's esophagus is presented. Immunohistologic examination demonstrated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in both the glandular and squamous components, but keratin only in the latter. Although mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the esophagus is believed to arise from(More)
A newly developed system of isolated rat colonic epithelial cells was utilized for a comprehensive study of protein synthesis influenced by gastrin. We found that synthetic human gastrin (0.01-100 nM) increased the incorporation of [35S]methionine into proteins within 2 hours. Peak incorporation was observed with 10 nM gastrin to more than two-fold above(More)
Effective communication skills and the ability to respond to the needs of referring physicians are critical for the maintenance and enhancement of a referral base. One challenge is to determine the reason for the consultation and to respond to the referring physician's interests. The consultation letter should be formatted effectively and the “turn-around(More)
Omeprazole, one of a new group of antisecretory drugs, is a substituted benzimidazole that does not exhibit the anticholinergic or histamine H2 antagonistic properties of drugs such as cimetidine. This agent suppresses gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the proton pump mechanism, thereby blocking the final step of acid secretion. Omeprazole is(More)