Nayan S. Patel

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BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a serious health problem that affects an estimated 10-15% of people worldwide and has economic consequences in the United States of over $30 billion annually. In the US, IBS affects all races and both sexes, with more females than males (2:1) reporting symptoms consistent with IBS. Although the etiology of this(More)
BACKGROUND Research examining the role of stress in gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as chronic abdominal pain (CAP) is controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression of genes involved in metabolic stress and toxicity in men and women with high and low levels of perceived stress with and without CAP. METHODS Data and samples(More)
Obesity continues increasing at epidemic levels worldwide, as does the number of genetic studies that focus on obesity. Body mass index (BMI) is often used to characterize weight phenotypes and obesity status due to its simplicity. Refined measurements of body composition may be needed to understand variations in gene expression. This study explores gene(More)
Keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) is the most common type of cancer among white populations, but it is even more common among solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs). The most frequent histological type of KC among OTRs is cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), followed by basal cell carcinoma, although the reverse is seen in the general population.(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal gastrointestinal permeability has been linked to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The lactulose-to-mannitol ratio is traditionally used to assess small intestine permeability while sucralose and sucrose are used to assess colonic and gastric permeability respectively. We used a single 4-probe test solution to assess permeability(More)