Jin-ping Guo

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Two unusual cases of achalasia with endoscopic and histologic documentation of Barrett's esophagus are presented. One patient had Barrett's esophagus at the time of initial endoscopy for achalasia, before any treatment. The other patient developed specialized columnar epithelia in the esophagus after treatment with pneumatic dilation. Each patient had(More)
Gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES) is usually performed for up to 2 hr to measure the gastric emptying (GE) of solids. Symptomatic patients, however, may have borderline results at 2 hr, making it difficult to determine whether a gastric motor disorder is present. The aim of this study was to assess whether extending GES to 4 hr is useful in evaluating(More)
GOALS To determine the prevalence, severity, and outcome of gastroparesis after heart and lung transplantation (HLT). STUDY Ten patients (five women; age range, 27-57 years) underwent HLT at Temple University Hospital from 1996 to 1999. The charts of these patients were reviewed, including results from gastric emptying scans and upper endoscopies.(More)
The mechanisms governing the development of cardiac pacemaking and conduction system are not well understood. In order to provide evidence for the derivation of pacemaking cells and the signal that induce and maintain the cells in the developing heart, Nkx2.5+ cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) were isolated from embryonic heart tubes of rats. Endothelin-1 was(More)
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