Kannan Kasturi

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INTRODUCTION A common presentation to the emergency department (ED) is the trauma patient with altered sensorium who is presumed to be alcohol intoxicated by physicians based on their olfactory sense. ED physicians may often leave patients suspected of alcohol intoxication aside until the effects wear off, potentially missing trauma as the source of(More)
CONTEXT Morphological characteristics of the glucose curve during an OGTT (time to peak and shape) may reflect different phenotypes of insulin secretion and action, but their ability to predict diabetes risk is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To compare the ability of time to glucose peak and curve shape to detect prediabetes and β-cell function. DESIGN AND(More)
CONTEXT Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN2B) is a rare autosomal-dominant cancer syndrome characterized in part by metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and pheochromocytoma. Cushing disease is a rare cause of endogenous hypercortisolism in children. CASE DESCRIPTION We describe a 21-year-old African-American male who was diagnosed at age 10(More)
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