Shuching Shaw

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The outcome of colonoscopy is highly dependent upon the quality of bowel cleansing prior to the procedure. Oral sodium phosphate solutions (OSPS) or preparations containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) are generally employed. However, the safety of administering OSPS prior to colonoscopy has been questioned because of the potential for renal failure. To(More)
This study assessed the level and symmetry of deep abdominal muscle activation following a supratentorial stroke during a modified hip flexion task. Movement-related activation levels in the transversus abdominus (TrA) and internal oblique (IO) were investigated in people with a subacute (<3.25months) supratentorial stroke (n=11) and a matched control group(More)
OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to determine the performance characteristics of the 14C-urea breath test (UBT) performed 2 wk after the completion of therapy for Helicobacter pylori using a 4 to 6 wk study as the gold standard.METHODS:Patients with active Helicobacter pylori infection at four medical centers received proton pump inhibitor-based triple(More)
ObjectiveWe compared three whole blood antibody tests for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in a United States, multicenter trial.MethodsPatients referred for EGD at three medical centers were recruited. During EGD, biopsies were taken for histology and rapid urease testing (RUT). Immediately after endoscopy, patients underwent the antibody tests (FlexPack(More)
1263W94 [maribavir; 5,6-dichloro-2-(isopropylamino)-1,beta-L-ribofuranosyl-1-H-benzimidazole] is a novel benzimidazole compound for treatment of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and disease, with potent in vitro activity against HCMV and good oral bioavailability. A phase I study was conducted to determine the pharmacokinetics (PK), anti-HCMV(More)
We assessed the feasibility of using balloon cytology to screen an asymptomatic group of alcoholics at increased risk for esophageal cancer. The results indicate that this group can be studied with minimal morbidity and that useful material can be obtained in 85% of subjects. Keratinization was present in 68% of specimens and fungus was noted in 9%.(More)
A 21-year-old male presented with two weeks of ascending numbness involving all 4 limbs, and imbalance when walking. Examination revealed diminished vibration and proprioception at the fingers, toes, and ankles, a high steppage gait and a positive Romberg sign. He had no weakness in any muscle groups. Laboratory data included vitamin B12 218 pg/mL (normal(More)
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