Rebecca Voaklander

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INTRODUCTION The advent of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has dramatically increased rates of cure. However, there remain difficult-to-treat populations, including patients with genotype 3 infection and cirrhosis, and limited salvage treatment options for those that have failed first-line DAA therapy.(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), a clinical entity originally described in East Asia and more recently recognized in the United States and Europe, poses a diagnostic conundrum for clinicians in the West due to immunoglobulin G4 seronegativity. Although expert panels classify this disease into 2 types, it remains difficult to stratify the disease given that(More)
Direct examination of the biliary tree with endoscopes has been a challenge since endoscopists began performing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the late 1960s. Previously, surgeons had used rigid instruments intraoperatively, which made examination difficult. The first direct cholangioscopy performed by an endoscopist was likely(More)
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