Julia Kim Leblanc

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According to in-vitro studies with microsomes from human livers and from yeast expression systems with high CYP2D6 activity, the major oxidation pathway of venlafaxine is catalysed by CYP2D6. In this study, we investigated the role of the CYP2D6 polymorphism and the effects of low-dose quinidine, a selective inhibitor of, CYP2D6, on the disposition of(More)
BACKGROUND The role of pancreatic cyst fluid DNA analysis in evaluating pancreatic cysts remains unclear. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the utility of a detailed DNA analysis of pancreatic cyst fluid to diagnose mucinous and malignant cysts. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter study. PATIENTS Patients with pancreatic cysts presenting for EUS(More)
Pancreaticoduodenectomy is often avoided in patients with portal or superior mesenteric venous involvement due to the perception that venous resection is complex, morbid, and carries a poor longterm survival. Our recent experience using state-of-the-art imaging and strict resection criteria show that venous reconstruction increases operative time,(More)
BACKGROUND Single measurements of peak oxygen uptake (VO2) have been shown to predict mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) although no longitudinal study of serial measurements has been reported in children. A study was undertaken to determine whether the initial, final, or the rate of fall of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) or peak(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic lesions of the pancreas are a rare but important cause of focal pancreatic lesions. The purpose of this study is to describe the EUS features, cytologic diagnoses, and clinical impact of a cohort of patients with pancreatic metastases diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA). METHODS Over a 6-year period, in a retrospective, multicenter(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate preoperative detection and staging of pancreatic cancer may identify patients with locoregional disease that is amenable to surgical resection. OBJECTIVE To compare endoscopic ultrasonography and multidetector computed tomography (CT) for the detection, staging, and resectability of known or suspected locoregional pancreatic cancer. (More)
BACKGROUND The technique of alcohol injection during EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (CPN) in patients with pancreatic cancer-related pain has not been standardized. OBJECTIVE To compare pain relief and safety of alcohol given as 1 versus 2 injections during EUS-guided CPN (EUS-CPN). Secondary outcomes examined were characteristics that predict(More)
BACKGROUND The immediate assistance of a cytologist during EUS-guided FNA is not universal. The optimal number of fine needle passes during EUS-guided FNA has not been determined in a prospective study. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal number of passes required to obtain a correct diagnosis. METHODS Seven or more passes were made with a(More)
Forty-two patients with bronchogenic cysts were treated over a 30-year period (1962 to 1991). The location was mediastinal in 37 and intrapulmonary in 5. Cysts were symptomatic in 21 patients (50%) and complications occurred in 11 (26%). The complications included infection in 5 patients, hemorrhage into the cyst in 2 patients, dysphagia due to esophageal(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate nonoperative diagnosis of proximal biliary strictures (PBSs) is often difficult. OBJECTIVE To report our experience with EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) of PBSs following negative or unsuccessful results with brush cytology during ERCP. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Single, tertiary referral hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.(More)