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Commercial serologic assays accurately detect adult Helicobacter pylori infection. Their use in children remains controversial. An ELISA to detect H. pylori IgG in children was developed and compared with three commercial assays. ELISA standardization was done with sera from all ages and validation was done with another cohort of sera with known H. pylori(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The utility of on-line evidence-based summary databases for answering clinical questions at the point of care is not well understood. Our objectives were to determine if family physician faculty could answer their questions using on-line resources and the proportion of answers that influenced patient care. METHODS This was a(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and its role in gastroduodenal disease in cystic fibrosis (CF) are controversial. Additionally, serologic determination of infection in this population may be inaccurate because of cross-reactivity with other bacterial species. The seroprevalence of H. pylori in a cohort of patients with CF and its(More)
 Cramping abdominal pain with intermittent intestinal obstruction finally prompted investigation in a 4½-year-old boy with severe failure to thrive (FTT). An entero-enteric intussusception was corrected, and celiac disease was identified as the cause of his inanition. Concomitant FTT and cramping abdominal pain should prompt investigation for celiac disease(More)
Calciphylaxis is a lethal disorder seen in patients with end-stage renal disease and is characterized by painful necrotic skin lesions. The pathophysiology is still unknown. Elevated calcium, phosphorous and parathormone appear to play a role in causing small and medium sized vasculopathy. Diagnosis is delayed, prognosis is poor and mortality remains high.(More)
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