Julie Lokan

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CONTEXT Somatostatinoma arising from the minor papilla in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a known but very rare condition, which may cause non-specific symptoms and can present because of its mass effect. CASE REPORT A fifty-year-old female presenting with ongoing non-specific abdominal pain for a few months duration was found to have a(More)
To the Editor: The familial aggregation idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) has been previously described, however, there have been no reports of Mendelian inheritance [1–5]. We describe the first case of autosomal dominant inheritance of INCPH in a single family. Fig. 1 demonstrates the autosomal dominant inheritance pattern, including(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in a hospital outbreak. DESIGN Outbreak investigation and case-control study. SETTING A referral teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS Cases were inpatients colonized (with or without clinical disease) with VRE between July 26 and(More)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a liver disease that leads to progressive destruction and stricturing of the biliary tree. Unfortunately, apart from orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), there are no universally accepted therapies to treat this disease. Even following transplantation, recurrence of PSC is seen in approximately one quarter of(More)
We describe the first case of a patient undergoing orthoptic liver transplantation for acquired generalized lipodystrophy-related nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who developed severe recurrence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the first few months posttransplant but responded rapidly to the administration of exogenous leptin. The beneficial effects of(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an important medication used for maintenance immunosuppression in solid organ transplants. A common gastrointestinal (GI) side effect of MMF is enterocolitis, which has been associated with multiple histological features. There is little data in the literature describing the histological effects of MMF in small intestinal(More)