Vinaya Gaduputi

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate whether hypokalemia prognosticates outcomes in hepatic encephalopathy. We also examined other potential prognostic variables such as serum pH, systemic vascular resistance (SVR) and serum ammonia levels. METHODOLOGY Patients with cirrhosis who were admitted for overt hepatic encephalopathy were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate whether systemic vascular resistance (SVR) correlates with validated prospective scoring systems such as Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) and its modifications. METHODS Patients with cirrhosis, who were admitted to hospital with decompensation (as defined by development of ascites, hepatic(More)
A case is reported of a 21 year old woman who suffered from Castleman's disease and systemic reactive amyloidosis. The serum concentrations of serum amyloid A (SAA) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) were extremely high and amyloid protein was immunohistochemically identified as AA. After surgical excision of a large retroperitoneal lymph node with the pathological(More)
We report this case of a 33-year-old African American woman who presented to the clinic with preauricular and submandibular masses that she had noticed 6 weeks earlier. She gave a remote history of noticing bilateral cervical masses 3 years prior to this presentation that had not been investigated at the time and resolved spontaneously. Excisional biopsies(More)
Introduction. Unlike Rockall scoring system, AIMS65 is based only on clinical and laboratory features. In this study we investigated the correlation between the AIMS65 score and Endoscopic Rockall score, in cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients. Methods. This is a retrospective study of patients admitted with overt UGIB and undergoing(More)
We report this case of a 43-year-old woman with hepatitis-C cirrhosis who presented with a large right sided pleural effusion complicated by hypoxic respiratory failure and altered mentation necessitating dependence on mechanical ventilation. The pleural effusion spontaneously resolved upon initiation of mechanical positive pressure ventilation and recurred(More)
While an uncommon occurrence, it is possible for patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis to develop colonic ileus, obstruction, or perforation. By extension, it is also possible to develop a small bowel obstruction following an episode of acute pancreatitis. Here, we present the case of a 44-year-old male, who after repeated attacks of acute(More)
Fecal impaction if left untreated can lead to the hardening of stools and the formation of fecalith. Fecaliths rarely cause serious complications and are usually managed conservatively. We present this rare case of a giant fecalith causing near obstruction in an institutionalized paraplegic patient at high risk for chronic constipation and fecal impaction.(More)
INTRODUCTION Portal hypertension results from increased resistance to portal blood flow and has the potential complications of variceal bleeding and ascites. The splenoportal veins increase in caliber with worsening portal hypertension, and partially decompress by opening a shunt with systemic circulation, ie, a varix. In the event of portosystemic(More)