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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Unexplained pancreatitis represents a diagnostic challenge. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic utility of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography… (More)
Diverticular disease-associated segmental colitis is a unique variant of chronic colitis limited to segments of the left colon that harbor diverticula. Histologically, this disease mimics chronic… (More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic pancreatitis can be caused by ductal obstruction resulting from cicatricial papillary stenosis, but sphincter of Oddi motility studies have been inconclusive in patients with… (More)
Idiopathic achalasia is a well-recognized esophageal motor disorder that is characterized by esophageal aperistalsis and an elevated lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure with incomplete… (More)
The anticonvulsant effects of ketosis were first reported in 1921 by Geyelin and Wilder. The therapeutic ketogenic diet for epilepsy was achieved by significantly reducing caloric fractions supplied… (More)
A new family with resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) harboring a mutation in the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) beta gene (R320C) is reported. The phenotype of affected members is compared to that of… (More)