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BACKGROUND Diabetic gastroparesis is a common clinical problem. The pathophysiology includes prolonged pyloric contractions that may cause functional resistance to gastric outflow. Botulinum toxin was injected into the pyloric sphincter in an attempt to decrease pyloric resistance and improve gastric emptying. METHODS Six patients with diabetic(More)
Prenatal and postnatal stages of the development of golden hamsters were studied histochemically and biochemically. It was shown that, beginning with the 12th gestational day, the fetal liver starts to store glycogen, and that this process reaches its maximum a birth. Glycogen phosphorylase and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase)-activity increased drastically(More)
Tumor from eight enucleated eyes was analyzed by immunohistochemistry, using a panel of specific antibodies including interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP), S-antigen (S-Ag), opsin, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), laminin, and vimentin. In addition, immunoelectron microscopy and enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
A patient exhibiting ocular and systemic manifestations of both Sturge-Weber and Wyburn-Mason syndrome is described. The ocular, dermatologic, and neurological findings are detailed. The simultaneous occurrence of more than one phakomatosis is rare, but several combinations have been described in the literature. This appears to be the first report of this(More)
Papillomas of the lacrimal canaliculus are very rare tumors and, when encountered in clinical practice, usually present with unilateral epiphora due to obstruction of the lacrimal drainage system. Surgical excision is usually curative although, on occasion, they may recur. The following case report concerns a patient with autosomal-dominant ichthyosis(More)
Type B Niemann-Pick Disease (NPB) is a rare lysosomal storage disease resulting from diminished activity or deficiency of sphingomyelinase and is characterized by multi-system involvement with visceromegaly. Rare ocular involvement (the Macula Halo Syndrome) has been reported. Eight patients (ages 4-36) with NPB underwent complete ophthalmologic(More)
The problem of acute infectious corneal disease in Bangladesh is discussed. Environmental situations combined with socioeconomic conditions create significant blindness due to this disease in this country. Clinical differentiation into bacterial and fungal ulcers was usually impossible in the advanced stages of ulceration with which the patients presented.(More)
Objective measurement of the optic nerve head (ONH)-foveal angle, representing the torsional status of 40 eyes in 20 normal patients, was performed by fundus photography and compared to a method utilizing an indirect ophthalmoscope and protractor described herein. Photography established a mean ONH-foveal angle of 7.03 degrees (SD 2.94 degrees). Comparison(More)