Priya Vijayvargiya

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OBJECTIVE To report the spectrum of iris lesions based on patient age at presentation. DESIGN Retrospective, nonrandomized, single-center case series. PARTICIPANTS We included 3680 iris tumors in 3451 patients. METHODS Chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Diagnostic category based on age. RESULTS The mean age at presentation was 48 years and there(More)
There is no universally available laboratory test to diagnose bile acid diarrhoea (BAD). OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify a biomarker for idiopathic BAD in patients with functional bowel disorder (FBD) with diarrhoea. DESIGN We searched multiple databases through 15 May 2015. Data were only available to estimate the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS There is an unclear relationship among bowel symptoms, excretion of unconjugated fecal bile acid (UBA), and colonic transit in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We measured total and main individual UBA in fecal samples of patients with IBS and assessed relationships among stool frequency or consistency, fecal UBA (total and individual), and(More)
Altered concentrations of bile acid (BA) in the colon can cause diarrhea or constipation. More than 25% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or chronic diarrhea in Western countries have BA malabsorption (BAM). As BAM is increasingly recognized, proper diagnostic methods are needed to help direct the most effective course of treatment for(More)
BACKGROUND Neostigmine, an acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor, stimulates colonic motor activity and may induce vagally mediated cardiovascular effects. Our aim was to evaluate effects of i.v. neostigmine on colonic compliance and its safety in patients with chronic constipation. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of a selected group of 144(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare efficacy of pharmacotherapies for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) based on comparisons to placebo using Bayesian network meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES We conducted searches (inception to May 2015) of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus and Cochrane Central, as well as original data from authors or drug companies for the medications used for(More)
Pituitary aspergillosis is a very rare disease, documented in only 12 cases. Although seen in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients, serious invasive sequelae, such as meningoencephalitis and death, have been noted in immunocompromised patients. Immunocompromised patients are susceptible and require complex multidisciplinary care to contain(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has been validated as a test for postprandial gastric volume accommodation, with volumes measured twice over 30 min and averaged. The purpose of this study is to simplify the SPECT measurement of gastric accommodation. METHODS The primary aim of this study was to compare two(More)
BACKGROUND With rising prevalence of morbid obesity, the number of bariatric surgeries performed each year has been increasing worldwide. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the risk of kidney stones following bariatric surgery. METHODS A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from(More)