Michael C. Hill

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OBJECTIVE Uterine leiomyoma, or fibroid tumors, are the leading indication for hysterectomy in the United States, but the proportion of women in whom fibroid tumors develop is not known. This study screened for fibroid tumors, independently of clinical symptoms, to estimate the age-specific proportion of black and white women in whom fibroid tumors develop.(More)
The relation between physical activity and uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) has received little study, but exercise is protective for breast cancer, another hormonally mediated tumor. Participants in this study were randomly selected members of a health plan based in Washington, DC, aged 35-49 years (734 African Americans, 455 Whites) enrolled between 1996(More)
OBJECTIVE Duodenal diverticulitis is a rare complication of duodenal diverticulosis. It is often clinically misdiagnosed because it has no pathognomonic signs or symptoms and its CT findings may mimic other intraabdominal processes. We describe two patients with duodenal diverticulitis who presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and leukocytosis. At the time(More)
Sixty-seven patients selectively chosen from 354 undergoing conventional transabdominal (TA) sonography for evaluation of a clinically suspected adnexal mass subsequently underwent transvaginal (TV) sonography either because the TA sonograms were technically suboptimal or because it was not possible to characterize with certainty an abnormality identified(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the relationship between self-reported bleeding symptoms and uterine leiomyoma size and location. METHODS The leiomyoma status of a randomly selected sample of women aged 35-49 in the Washington, DC, area was determined using abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound to measure size and location of leiomyomata found at screening.(More)
Seventeen patients with pathologically proven intrahepatic abscesses seen over a 12 month period were retrospectively evaluated. Of these 17 patients, 16 had at least three of the four commonly used imaging techniques for the evaluation of hepatic abscesses, including scintigraphy with technetium-99m-labeled sulfur colloid and gallium-67 citrate,(More)
American Indians are believed to be at high risk of gallbladder disease (GBD), but there has been no systematic evaluation of its prevalence among diverse groups of American Indians. Therefore, we determined the prevalence of GBD and associated risk factors among specified American Indian populations using ultrasonography of the gallbladder and standardized(More)
Ultrasound is usually the first imaging procedure used to evaluate the kidneys in a patient presenting with renal failure. It can allow the physician to make a specific diagnosis of bilateral hydronephrosis as the cause of the renal failure and irreversible end-stage renal disease when bilaterally small echogenic kidneys are seen. In the early stages of(More)
The authors retrospectively describe the computed tomographic (CT) findings in 35 patients with peptic ulcer disease. Three of eight patients with gastritis or duodenitis had bowel-wall thickening. Ten of the remaining 27 patients had CT evidence of ulcer perforation (n = 2) or penetration (n = 8), four cases of which were unsuspected clinically. Both(More)
Ultrasound plays an important role in the diagnostic workup of scrotal diseases. It can differentiate a testicular mass from an extratesticular mass and determine whether the mass is cystic, solid, or complex. Using this information a likely diagnosis can be ascertained. In the acute scrotum, acute epididymitis/epididymo-orchitis can in most cases be(More)