Nicola W Gathaiya

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Dyspepsia is a common phenomenon and the majority of patients have functional dyspepsia; however, potential risk factors are unclear, with conflicting results in the literature. Although several risk factors have been evaluated previously, this knowledge has not led to more effective management of the disease. The aim of this study was to assess potential(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperprolactinemia is a common endocrine disorder that can be associated with significant morbidity. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analyses of outcomes of hyperprolactinemic patients, including microadenomas and macroadenomas, to provide evidence-based recommendations for practitioners. Through this review, we aimed to compare(More)
OBJECTIVE In the fasting state, plasma free fatty acids (FFA) are thought to derive almost exclusively from adipose tissue lipolysis. However, there are mixed reports as to whether the spillover of fatty acids (FA) from very low-density lipoprotein triglyceride (VLDL-TG) hydrolysis contributes significantly to the plasma FFA pool. Because substantial(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Use of immunosuppressants and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may increase the risk of pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii (PJP). We assessed the risk of PJP in a population-based cohort of patients with IBD treated with corticosteroids, immune-suppressive medications, and biologics. METHODS We performed a population-based cohort(More)
PET radiopharmaceuticals can non-invasively measure free fatty acid (FFA) tissue uptake. Investigators often use PET scan-derived data to calculate FFA flux. We tested whether the [1-11C]palmitate PET measures of palmitate flux provide results equivalent to a continuous infusion of [U-13C]palmitate. Nine volunteers participated in study 1 to evaluate(More)
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