Luciana B McLean

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Despite the global increase in the incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, regional variations occur. To assess the potential contribution of racial/ethnic factors, we assessed the epidemiology of these cancers in different racial and ethnic groups in the United States. METHODS Disease prevalence, mortality and survival rates for(More)
BACKGROUND Oral sodium phosphate solution (OSPS) preparations are preferred cleansing agents for colonoscopy because of ease of use and excellent preparation quality. Besides causing acute renal failure in some patients, the high phosphorus content can potentially cause chronic kidney damage to patients undergoing colonoscopy. METHODS We carried out a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder which develops de novo in women during pregnancy. The urinary excretion of the cardiotonic steroid, marinobufagenin (MBG), is increased prior to the development of hypertension. Preeclamptic patients are volume expanded but much of the excess salt and water appears to be located primarily in the(More)
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