PhD Dr. Gail Sekas MD

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The prevalence of clinically relevant bacteremia after endoscopic procedures in bone marrow transplant recipients was assessed retrospectively. Bacteremia, within 24 hr of procedure, was defined as positive blood cultures, while hypotension and temperature greater than 38° C were taken as possible indicators of bacteremia. Sixty-seven procedures were(More)
PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) tubes are frequently placed in nursing home patients. The aim of this study was to assess retrospectively the long-term changes in functional and nutritional statuses, tube-related complications, and factors influencing survival in 46 nursing home residents, mean age 73.6 years (range 19–96). Functional status was(More)
A 31-year-old woman presented with constant epigastric pain. Obstruction of the pancreatic duct was observed by ultrasonography and CT scan and was further defined by ERCP. Surgical exploration of the pancreas revealed a tumor in the pancreatic head. Histologic and immunocytochemical examination revealed a benign granular cell tumor, a neoplasm not(More)
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