Khadijeh Kadivar

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BACKGROUND Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a multifunctional cytokine whose net principle action is to diminish inflammatory responses. Dysregulation of IL-13 production has been proposed to contribute to intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Previous studies implicate IL-13 in IBD pathogenesis; however, they fail to accurately(More)
PURPOSE To determine if integrating magnetic resonance (MR) imaging into the workup of right lower quadrant pain in pregnant patients was associated with improved outcomes as measured by the negative laparotomy rate (NLR) and the perforation rate (PR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective review of(More)
OBJECTIVE:A relationship between autism and gastrointestinal (GI) immune dysregulation has been postulated based on incidence of GI complaints as well as macroscopically observed lymphonodular hyperplasia and microscopically determined enterocolitis in pediatric patients with autism. To evaluate GI immunity, we quantitatively assessed levels of(More)
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