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In a prospective study of the frequency and clinical importance of heterotopic gastric mucosa in the upper oesophagus, 634 consecutive veteran patients (98% male), undergoing endoscopy for various gastrointestinal complaints, were evaluated. Sixty four patients (10%) had heterotopic gastric mucosal patches varying in size from 0.2-0.3 cm to 3 x 4-5 cm often(More)
Helicobacter pylori (HP), known to cause active chronic gastritis, has primarily been found in gastric-type mucosa. Even in the duodenum, the organism was detected in islands of metaplastic gastric mucosa. HP has also been found in gastric metaplasia of Barrett's esophagus in 15-50%. The aim of our study was to determine: (1) the frequency with which HP is(More)
The results of the pathologic and toxicologic examinations of specimens from a casualty who died several weeks after a chemical attack in Kampuchea are discussed. While the effects of tricothecene mycotoxins have been described in domestic and experimental animals, there is a paucity of information about the pathologic effects of these toxins in humans. The(More)
We reported a case of disulfiram-induced hepatitis with unique clinical features and compared our case with others in the literature. Our patient had headache, mild fever, nausea, vomiting, rash, and eosinophilia after 3 weeks of disulfiram therapy. Subsequent liver biopsy showed low-grade lobular hepatitis. After disulfiram therapy was discontinued,(More)
A prospective study of infection due to Helicobacter pylori in 104 Southern Appalachian veterans with upper gastrointestinal symptoms revealed a prevalence of 67%. There was no age difference observed between those with and without H pylori. The organism was shown to be present in 12 of 13 patients with duodenal ulcer (92%), 6 of 10 with gastric ulcer(More)
The detection or exclusion of metastatic liver involvement is critical in the management and prognosis of patients with malignant disease. Noninvasive imaging modalities such as computed tomography, ultrasound, and technetium colloid liver scan are highly sensitive but nonspecific. Serum alkaline phosphatase is of similar value. A blind liver biopsy by the(More)
Follicular neoplasms of the thyroid are a frequent indication for surgery of the thyroid gland. We evaluated the use of frozen sections on intraoperative decision-making, possible avoidance of reoperative surgery, and histologic findings in a retrospective cohort. A database was created of all thyroid operations from 2001 to 2007. Data collected included(More)