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#1Abhijay Jalota (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)
#2Brian K. Lindner (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)
Last. Edgar V. Lerma (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with increased mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The early detection and treatment of Hepatitis C associated with kidney disease is paramount to preventing the progressive loss of kidney function. HCV treatment until the advent of direct acting anti-viral agents (DAAs) was limited to interferon and ribavirin. Interferon and ribavirin treatment resulted in only modest success but with frequent adverse events and p...
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#1Chandraprakash Umapathy (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 3
#2Mahesh Gajendran (TTU: Texas Tech University)
Last. Shreyas Saligram (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
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Abstract Pancreatic fluid collections (PFC), including pancreatic pseudocysts and walled-off pancreatic necrosis, are a known complication of severe acute pancreatitis. A majority of the PFCs remain asymptomatic and resolve spontaneously. However, some PFCs persist and can become symptomatic. Persistent PFCs can also cause further complications such as the gastric outlet, intestinal, or biliary obstruction and infection. Surgical interventions are indicated for the drainage of symptomatic steril...
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#1Manar Ali Abushaheen (Science College)
#2Muzaheed (Science College)H-Index: 1
Last. Chitra Jhugroo (KSU: King Saud University)
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Abstract Antimicrobial agents play a key role in controlling and curing infectious disease. Soon after the discovery of the first antibiotic, the challenge of antibiotic resistance commenced. Antimicrobial agents use different mechanisms against bacteria to prevent their pathogenesis and they can be classified as bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Antibiotics are one of the antimicrobial agents which has several classes, each with different targets. Consequently, bacteria are endlessly using method...
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#1Kavitha Ramaswamy (Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)
#2Hector Madariaga (Good Samaritan Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Edgar V. Lerma (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Advancement in kidney transplantation has led to prolonged survival in our population with kidney disease. Newer agents of immunosuppression have made this possible with less rejections and lesser opportunistic infections and transplant related deaths. Preventative care like timely vaccines, cancer screenings, aggressive blood pressure, blood sugar, lipid control, timely referral to consultants is required in these patient population to provide quality care and to prolong their survival...
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#1Sonmoon Mohapatra (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 2
#2Keerthana Gangadharan (RU: Rutgers University)
Last. C. S. Pitchumoni (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Bariatric surgeries are considered the only effective way of weight loss therapy in morbidly obese patients, i.e. body mass index ≥ 35. However, micronutrient deficiencies and malnutrition are common after most bariatric procedures and thus, pre- and postoperative nutritional assessment and corrections are advised. The present review is presented in an effort to describe in some detail about prevalence, and mechanisms of macro- and micronutrient deficiencies in obese and post-bariatric ...
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#1Ahmed Chatila (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)
#2Minh Thu T. Nguyen (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)
Last. Gabriel Reep (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common diseases encountered by both internists and gastroenterologists. GERD can cause a wide variety of symptoms ranging from heartburn and regurgitation to more atypical symptoms such as cough, chest pain, and hoarseness. The diagnosis is often times made on the basis of history and clinical symptomatology. The prevalence of GERD is currently estimated to be 8–33% with the incidence of disease only expected to increase over tim...
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#1Nabeeha Mohy-ud-din (Allegheny Health Network)
#2Timothy Krill (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)
Last. Sreeram ParupudiH-Index: 7
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Abstract Barrett's esophagus (BE) is characterized by a change in the mucosal lining of the distal esophagus whereby the squamous epithelium of the esophagus is replaced by the metaplastic columnar epithelium. It is a pre-malignant lesion associated with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who have additional risk factors (Caucasian race, male gender, age > 50 years, tobacco use, and central obesity) should undergo an esophagogastroduodenoscopy to screen for ...
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