Michael G Rahmin

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As part of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of ganciclovir in cytomegalovirus (CMV) colitis, the clinical characteristics of 44 patients enrolled at one center were analyzed in detail. All were homosexual men who had CMV on colonic biopsy. CMV colitis was the index diagnosis for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in 11 (25%) of the 44(More)
OBJECTIVE Radiofrequency ablation can eradicate Barrett's esophagus successfully in the majority of cases. We sought to determine (1) how often intestinal metaplasia is detected during follow-up endoscopy after successful ablation and (2) patterns of persistent/recurrent intestinal metaplasia. METHODS Patients ablated successfully during a phase II(More)
OBJECTIVES:The efficacy of combination therapy with pegylated interferon (PEG IFN) α plus ribavirin (RBV) in the retreatment of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in patients who previously failed combination standard IFN plus RBV or IFN monotherapy has not been well established.METHODS:Three hundred and twenty-one CHC patients including virologic nonresponders to(More)
OBJECTIVE Hiatal hernia is common in patients with Barrett's esophagus. We sought to evaluate the effect of hiatal hernia size and initial columnar segment length on the success of radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. METHODS A phase II clinical trial was conducted aimed at evaluating the success of radiofrequency ablation in eradicating(More)
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