Stacie Barkin

Stacie Barkin

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Background Patients with Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) often have coexisting medical problems requiring immunosuppressive therapy. However, limited data are available on the association between immunosuppressive therapy and CDI outcomes. Aim To determine the association between immunosuppressive therapy and CDI outcomes. Methods PubMed...
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Blood product usage is an important outcome for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. In 2015, our center made a concerted effort with multiple departments to focus on reducing transfusion rates in surgical patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Specific changes included an upgrade of the oxygenator in mid-2015 and, in early 2016, implemen...
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This chapter highlights infectious complications in acute pancreatitis (AP). Patients with AP have two types of diseases. Type 1 is edematous or mild, non-necrotic pancreatitis, which is usually not associated with persistent or multiorgan system failure (MOSF) that lasts more than 48 hours. Type 2 is necrotizing pancreatitis, which is often associ...
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Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common problem worldwide. Biliary diseases include cholelithiasis, choledocholithiasis, microlithiasis, and biliary sludge, and are likely the most common cause of AP. The diagnosis of AP is based on the presence of a chief complaint of epigastric abdominal pain in an appropriate individual who has a propensity for an e...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether improvement in coefficient of fat absorption (CFA) with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy correlates with clinical symptoms in patients with chronic pancreatitis with moderate to severe exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Methods: Data were pooled from 2 randomized double-blind trials o...
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Postcholecystectomy biliary clip migration is a rare but important cause of acute pancreatitis (AP). We report the case of a patient with laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis with cholecystitis and recurrent AP 15 and 19 months after. Imaging findings were suggestive of biliary clip migration. Suspected mechanisms for endoclip migration-...
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Patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) may have a higher prevalence of osteoporosis than the general population thereby increasing the risk of bone fracture. The pathophysiology of bone disease in CP is multifactorial. Their risk factors for secondary osteoporosis include increasing age, low body mass index from sitophobia, maldigestion due to exo...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of cannabis use among all patients admitted with acute pancreatitis (AP) in the United States and to investigate the impact of cannabis use on AP mortality, morbidity, and cost of care. Methods: The National Inpatient Sample database from 2003 to 2013 was queried for all patients w...
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Objectives: Pancreatic cancer (PC) and its treatments can result in pancreatic exocrine insufficiency that requires pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). Appropriate PERT usage is during meals and snacks. The aim was to determine the frequency of appropriate use of PERT and its impact on symptom alleviation in PC through a patient-reported...
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IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by substantial infiltration of plasma cells with IgG4 in target organs. Lung manifestations predominantly present as inflammatory pseudotumor, interstitial pneumonitis, organizing pneumonia, and lymphomatoid granulomatosis. There is no specific diagnostic test for IgG4-related l...
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Objectives: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is challenging to treat and diagnose and is associated with diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Although no FDA-approved medications exist for treatment of SIBO, rifaximin has recently received approval to treat diarrhea-predominant IBS and patients with methane-positive SIBO breath...
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Background and aim: Twenty-percentage of acute pancreatitis (AP) cases is labeled as idiopathic. Cannabis remains the most frequently used illicit drug in the world. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of cannabis use among all patients with a first episode of AP, particularly in those labeled as idiopathic etiology, and determine...
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Objective: To investigate the prevalence and natural history of pancreatic pseudocysts (PCs) and parenchymal necrosis in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Method: A search using PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane was performed. Search terms were AIP, PC, acute fluid collection, and pancreatic necrosis. Results: Fifteen studies with 17 patients...
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Pancreatic cancer is often detected in late stages, which contributes to its grim prognosis. Although the manifestations of pancreatic cancer most often include nonspecific gastrointestinal complaints, we report a case with the sole initial complaint of halitosis and subsequent diagnostic workup demonstrating a pancreatic mass with secondary pancre...
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Blood product usage is a quality outcome for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. To address an increase in blood product usage since the discontinuation of aprotinin, blood conservation strategies were initiated at a tertiary hospital in Oakland, CA. Improving transfusion rates for open heart surgery patients requiring Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
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The American Journal of Gastroenterology is published by Springer Nature on behalf of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Ranked the #1 clinical journal covering gastroenterology and hepatology*, The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) provides practical and professional support for clinicians dealing with the gastroenterological...
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Objectives: Cannabis is the most frequently consumed illicit drug in the world, with higher prevalence under the age of 35 years. Cannabis was first reported as a possible cause of acute pancreatitis (AP) in 2004. The aim of this systematic review is to examine cannabis use as an etiology of AP. Methods: A search using PubMed/Medline, Embase, Sc...
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Pancreatic cysts are commonly found on cross-sectional imaging. The question arises in determining which lesions are premalignant or malignant and may require further testing, intervention, or follow-up. In pancreatic cysts without obvious malignancy on imaging, we approach them using the Four "S" Criteria. These are (1) symptoms that may be origin...
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Background Clostridium difficile (CD) infection (CDI) causes marked morbidity and mortality, accounting for large healthcare expenditures annually. Current CDI treatment guidelines focus on clinical markers of patient severity to determine the preferred antibiotic regimen of metronidazole versus vancomycin. The antimicrobial resistance patterns for...
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Objective: To assess the risk of acute pancreatitis during treatment with glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist dulaglutide, placebo, and active comparators across phase 2/3 dulaglutide trials. Research design and methods: A total of 6,005 patients with type 2 diabetes participated (dulaglutide group N = 4,006 [dose range 0.1-3.0 mg]; active...
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Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has completed the endoscopic visualization of the entire luminal gastrointestinal tract. VCE can be performed in inpatients and outpatients, requires appropriate bowel preparation before the study, and can be administered via oral swallowing or endoscopic device placement into the small bowel based on outlined patient-...
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Pancreas; Cyst; Liver Transplantation; Immunosuppression; Malignancy
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Background: Serum amyloid A (SAA) is an acute-phase protein, but its role as a biomarker of disease activity in Crohn's disease is unclear. The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between SAA, inflammatory cytokines, and mucosal inflammation in patients with Crohn's disease and to investigate whether this marker might be useful in patie...
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Background Obtaining quality endoscopic biopsy specimens is vital in making successful histological diagnoses. The influence of forceps cup shape and size on quality of biopsy specimens is unclear. Aim To identify whether oval cup or two different serrated jaw biopsy forceps could obtain specimens of superior size. Secondary endpoints were tissue a...
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Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an uncommon disease that represents a diagnostic challenge unless it is considered as a cause of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and a pancreatic mass. This entity is under diagnosed and successful medical therapy is available. In this paper, we will describe a case of a 59 year-old, Hispanic w...
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Background: Gastroparesis (GP) is a disabling chronic gastroenterologic disorder with high morbidity that severely impacts patients' quality of life. GP can present acutely after a viral-like gastrointestinal illness resulting in speculation that in some patients, neurologic damage caused by the infection might underlie the pathogenesis of idiopat...