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An adolescent with stunted growth was treated for 6 months with a synthetic anabolic androgen. During his evaluation for right upper quadrant pain an abnormal liver scan demonstrated what proved to be a hypervascular hepatic lesion. At surgery, the diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia was established. Herein we document the unusual association of focal… (More)
Bilateral nipple necrosis developed in two patients after intravenous vasopressin therapy for bleeding esophageal varices. When vasopressin therapy was promptly tapered and discontinued, recovery of skin changes occurred gradually. The role and some of the reported complications of vasopressin therapy in bleeding esophageal varices are discussed herein.
Introduction. CVDs are largely driven by modifiable risk factors. This study sought to determine the awareness and prevalence of the modifiable CVDs risk factors among the Lebanese population. Methods. In a cross-sectional survey, 1000 participants aged ≥ 45 years were randomly selected from pharmacies and interviewed. The data was analyzed with SPSS… (More)
A 56-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of icterus and pruritus of 1 month duration. During her evaluation, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography revealed large cystic duct stones causing partial obstruction of the common hepatic duct. Successful management was accomplished with choledochojejunostomy and T-tube decompression. The case… (More)
Dietary calcium is absorbed chiefly from the small intestine, and characteristics of the transport process differ depending on site. Because transport behavior is crucial to calcium homeostasis, we characterized kinetics of duodenal and ileal calcium transport in vivo in the hamster. We measured net calcium transport with 40Ca and flux into the animal… (More)
An insulin-dependent diabetic patient with liver abscess secondary to Yersinia enterocolitica without septicemia is described. He had the diagnosis established by transhepatic needle aspiration of the abscess cavity. Successful management was accomplished with antibiotic therapy alone.