Okey Akwari

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Cholera is rare in the United States (annual average 6 cases). Since epidemic cholera began in Hispaniola in 2010, a total of 23 cholera cases caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 have been confirmed in the United States. Twenty-two case-patients reported travel to Hispaniola and 1 reported consumption of seafood from Haiti.
The postoperative function of "free" jejunal autotransplants for replacement of the pharyngoesophagus after palliative resection was evaluated in nine patients using clinical assessment, cinefluoroscopy, manometry, and electrical studies. After an initial period of adjustment, all patients swallowed solids and liquids with minimal difficulty, gained weight(More)
Totally implantable catheters (TICs) have recently been employed for long-term central venous access in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). We have reviewed our experience with 10 TICs inserted in patients with SCD. These were compared to 33 TICs inserted in patients without SCD (controls). The primary diagnosis was malignancy in most of the controls.(More)
The role of cholecystokinin (CCK) as a central and peripheral satiety factor was studied using the CCK-B (L-365,260) and CCK-A (MK-329) receptor antagonists in esophageal-fistula dogs. Suppression of feeding was induced by either balloon gastric distension or small bowel nutrient infusion and was measured as the volume sham fed. Intracerebroventricular(More)
Analysis of 100 consecutive patients with pyloric outlet obstruction revealed that 37% of the obstructions were secondary to peptic ulcer disease and 42% were caused by malignant neoplasm. Only a single patient with primary hypertrophic pyloric stenosis was identified, and whether this lesion is a cause or effect of peptic ulcer disease remains unclear.(More)
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