Tarun Mullick

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Identification of biomarkers to recognize individuals with Barrett's esophagus (BE) predisposed to develop malignancy is currently a pressing issue. We utilized gene expression profiling to compare molecular signatures of normal esophagus and stomach, BE, and adenocarcinoma (AC) to identify such potential biomarkers. Over 22,000 genes were analyzed by(More)
BACKGROUND Choledocholithiasis during pregnancy increases the risk of morbidity and mortality for both fetus and mother because of cholangitis and pancreatitis. ERCP has been advocated as safe and effective in pregnant women, but fetal radiation exposure is not routinely monitored. The aim of this study was to record fetal exposure to ionizing radiation(More)
32 INTRODUCTION M yelofibrosis also known as agnogenic myeloid metaplasia is a disorder of multipotent hematopoieitic stem cell of unknown etiology characterized by bone marrow fibrosis, splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoeisis, and myeloid metaplasia with a leukoerythroblastic blood smear. Most patients are asymptomatic in the early phases of the disease(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize patients who play tennis after undergoing hip arthroplasty in terms of their functional abilities and degree of satisfaction. A questionnaire was sent to all United States Tennis Association member associations in a tri-state area to identify players who had undergone a hip arthroplasty. The study group had 50(More)
52 INTRODUCTION N umerous studies have been done to examine what role diet plays in protection against gastrointestinal cancers. In order to make the best suggestions for physicians and patients, a careful review of the data is provided. The area of diet and cancer prevention is evolving, and, at the current time, much of the data is epidemiological or from(More)
The application of distraction osteogenesis to the membranous bones of the craniofacial skeleton and its effects on cranial volume and overall skull shape have not been fully studied. This pilot study was designed to compare distraction of a cranial suture in the rabbit model with distraction across an osteotomy and to evaluate the response of the suture(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare but potentially lethal complication encountered in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients, requiring rapid recognition, diagnosis, and initiation of therapy. Several potential causes have been identified in this setting, including viral infections and medications. METHODS We report a case of(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple treatment methods have been advocated for patellofemoral arthritis. The purpose of the present study was to report on our experience with the use of total joint replacement for the treatment of primarily severe patellofemoral arthritis of the knee in patients more than fifty-five years of age. METHODS Between January 1980 and December(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Pancreatic sphincterotomy has been described as an effective technique to obtain biliary access after standard methods fail. This prospective study evaluates its efficacy and compares its complication rate to conventional biliary sphincterotomy (BS). METHODS Between January 2001 and January 2004, patients in whom biliary cannulation(More)
The authors present the results of denervation procedures treatment for 70 patients with persistent knee pain after total knee replacement, trauma, or osteotomy. In patients with total knee arthroplasty, aseptic loosening, sepsis, ligamentous instability, malalignment, and polyethylene wear had to be systematically ruled out as the source of pain. In(More)