E J Bini

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of herbal medication use in veterans with chronic hepatitis C
    Uzma Siddiqui
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:605-10. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis associated with interferon and ribavirin therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Swati Chaudhari
    New York University School of Medicine New York, New York, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:1000-6. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening in HIV-infected patients 50 years of age and older: missed opportunities for prevention
    Jean Pierre Reinhold
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1805-12. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of the use and outcome of admission stool guaiac testing: the Digital Rectal Examination on Admission to the Medical Service (DREAMS) Study
    Edmund J Bini
    Department of Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:821-7. 2006
  5. pmc Substance abuse treatment clinician opinions and infectious disease service delivery
    Kathlene Tracy
    Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine and VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York, USA
    J Addict Dis 28:8-12. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of gastroenterology consultation on the outcomes of patients admitted to the hospital with decompensated cirrhosis
    E J Bini
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Hepatology 34:1089-95. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of gallbladder disease among persons with hepatitis C virus infection in the United States
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Hepatology 41:1029-36. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Sustained virological response rates and health-related quality of life after interferon and ribavirin therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and persistently normal alanine aminotransferase levels
    E J Bini
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:777-85. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of upper endoscopy to evaluate patients with a positive faecal occult blood test and negative colonoscopy: is it appropriate?
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Dig Liver Dis 38:507-10. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of flexible sigmoidoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer in HIV-infected patients 50 years of age and older
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, 423 E 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1626-31. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of herbal medication use in veterans with chronic hepatitis C
    Uzma Siddiqui
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:605-10. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to prospectively determine the proportion of US veterans with chronic hepatitis C that are currently taking vitamins and herbal medications and to evaluate factors associated with use of herbal preparations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis associated with interferon and ribavirin therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Swati Chaudhari
    New York University School of Medicine New York, New York, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:1000-6. 2004
    ..In these individuals, pancreatitis is often severe enough to warrant hospital admission, although symptoms resolve promptly after discontinuation of antiviral therapy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening in HIV-infected patients 50 years of age and older: missed opportunities for prevention
    Jean Pierre Reinhold
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1805-12. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that HIV-infected patients were less likely to be screened for CRC compared to patients without HIV...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of the use and outcome of admission stool guaiac testing: the Digital Rectal Examination on Admission to the Medical Service (DREAMS) Study
    Edmund J Bini
    Department of Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:821-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and outcomes of digital rectal examination (DRE) and ASG testing in patients admitted to the hospital...
  5. pmc Substance abuse treatment clinician opinions and infectious disease service delivery
    Kathlene Tracy
    Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine and VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York, USA
    J Addict Dis 28:8-12. 2009
    ..Survey data were collected from 1,723 clinicians at 269 CTN treatment programs. Clinician opinion was found to be significantly related to infectious disease service delivery. Implications for training are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Impact of gastroenterology consultation on the outcomes of patients admitted to the hospital with decompensated cirrhosis
    E J Bini
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Hepatology 34:1089-95. 2001
    ..In conclusion, for patients admitted to the hospital with decompensated cirrhosis, individuals who were managed by generalists in conjunction with gastroenterologists had better outcomes than those who were managed by generalists alone...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of gallbladder disease among persons with hepatitis C virus infection in the United States
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Hepatology 41:1029-36. 2005
    ..In conclusion, chronic HCV infection was strongly associated with GBD among men but not women in the United States, and GBD was more common in adults with severe liver disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sustained virological response rates and health-related quality of life after interferon and ribavirin therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and persistently normal alanine aminotransferase levels
    E J Bini
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:777-85. 2006
    ..Few studies have evaluated interferon and ribavirin therapy in hepatitis C virus-infected patients with persistently normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels...
  9. ncbi request reprint Use of upper endoscopy to evaluate patients with a positive faecal occult blood test and negative colonoscopy: is it appropriate?
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Dig Liver Dis 38:507-10. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of flexible sigmoidoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer in HIV-infected patients 50 years of age and older
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, 423 E 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1626-31. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the utility of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy in patients with HIV...
  11. ncbi request reprint National multicenter study of HIV testing and HIV seropositivity in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Edmund J Bini
    VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:732-9. 2006
    ..Although HIV testing is recommended for persons with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who are at risk for HIV, little is known about HIV testing in this population...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of a positive fecal occult blood test increases as the severity of CKD worsens
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 48:580-6. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of endoscopy in patients with iron deficiency anemia after Billroth II partial gastrectomy
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Bellevue Hospital, and New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:421-6. 2002
    ..To determine the frequency of gastrointestinal lesions detected by upper endoscopy and colonoscopy in patients who developed iron deficiency anemia after Billroth II surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Incidence of thyroid dysfunction during interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin therapy in men with chronic hepatitis C: a prospective cohort study
    Edmund J Bini
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York 10010, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2371-6. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the incidence and long-term outcome of thyroid dysfunction in HCV-infected men receiving interferon and ribavirin combination therapy...
  15. doi request reprint Screening colonoscopy for the detection of neoplastic lesions in asymptomatic HIV-infected subjects
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology 111D, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Gut 58:1129-34. 2009
    ..Although non-AIDS defining malignancies are rapidly increasing as HIV-infected subjects live longer, little is know about the results of screening for colonic neoplasms (adenomatous polyps and adenocarcinomas) in this population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic yield and cost-effectiveness of endoscopy in chronic human immunodeficiency virus-related diarrhea
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, New York University Medical Center, New York, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 48:354-61. 1998
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic yield and cost-effectiveness of endoscopy in this setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint Impact of protease inhibitors on the outcome of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with chronic diarrhea
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, New York VA Medical Center, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 94:3553-9. 1999
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  18. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized, single-blind comparison of two preparations for screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    E J Bini
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 52:218-22. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to compare patient tolerance, quality of preparation, and cost of 2 bowel cleansing regimens for flexible sigmoidoscopy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Association between chronic hepatitis B virus infection and diabetes among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
    M Li-Ng
    Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Dig Liver Dis 39:549-56. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether hepatitis B virus infection was associated with diabetes mellitus among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders...
  20. doi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and barriers regarding vaccination against hepatitis A and B in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: a survey of family medicine and internal medicine physicians in the United States
    C T Tenner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Clin Pract 66:1009-13. 2012
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of duodenal with jejunal biopsy and aspirate in chronic human immunodeficiency virus-related diarrhea
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 93:1837-40. 1998
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of duodenal with jejunal biopsy and aspirate...
  22. ncbi request reprint Black patients with chronic hepatitis C have a lower sustained viral response rate than non-Blacks with genotype 1, but the same with genotypes 2/3, and this is not explained by more frequent dose reductions of interferon and ribavirin*
    N Brau
    Veteran Affairs Medical Centers, Bronx, NY 10468, USA
    J Viral Hepat 13:242-9. 2006
    ..This is not explained by their lower baseline haemoglobin levels and neutrophil counts that lead to higher rates of ribavirin and interferon dose reductions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and treatment of hepatitis C virus: results of a national multicenter study
    Bhupinder S Anand
    Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Gastroenterology 130:1607-16. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the impact of alcohol use on HCV treatment outcomes...
  24. doi request reprint Hepatitis B virus infection among American patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: prevalence, racial/ethnic differences, and viral interactions
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and New York University School of Medicine, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Hepatology 51:759-66. 2010
    ..The presence of severe liver disease and HBV-HCV viral interactions in patients with dual infection necessitates careful but aggressive clinical management, although the optimal strategy remains to be determined...
  25. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of pegylated interferon alpha-2b plus ribavirin in the retreatment of chronic hepatitis C
    Ira M Jacobson
    Center for the Study of Hepatitis C and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2453-62. 2005
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C treatment candidacy and outcomes among 4318 US veterans with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: does a history of injection drug use matter?
    Karen H Seal
    VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:199-205. 2007
    ..Many patients with a history of injection drug use (IDU) are excluded from hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. This prospective multicenter study aimed to determine the impact of IDU history on HCV treatment candidacy and outcomes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prospective multicenter study of eligibility for antiviral therapy among 4,084 U.S. veterans with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Edmund J Bini
    VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1772-9. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the proportion of HCV-infected veterans who were eligible for interferon alfa and ribavirin therapy and to evaluate barriers to HCV treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Presentation and outcome of hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV-infected patients: a U.S.-Canadian multicenter study
    Norbert Brau
    Bronx Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section 111F, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468, USA
    J Hepatol 47:527-37. 2007
    ..HIV-infected patients now live longer and often have complications of liver disease, especially with hepatitis B or C virus coinfection. Limited data are available on those with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Elevated prevalence of hepatitis C infection in users of United States veterans medical centers
    Jason A Dominitz
    Epidemiologic Research and Information Center VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108 1597, USA
    Hepatology 41:88-96. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of hepatitis C in these subjects exceeds the estimate from the general US population by more than 2-fold, likely reflecting more exposure to traditional risk factors among these veterans...
  30. pmc U.S. multicenter pilot study of daily consensus interferon (CIFN) plus ribavirin for "difficult-to-treat" HCV genotype 1 patients
    Samuel B Ho
    VA San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:880-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the efficacy and safety of daily CIFN + RBV for initial treatment of patients with HCV-1 infection...
  31. ncbi request reprint Mucosal abnormalities of the colon in patients with portal hypertension: an endoscopic study
    E J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Bellevue Hospital, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 52:511-6. 2000
    ..The aims of this study were to better define portal colopathy and to identify risk factors for these colonic mucosal abnormalities...
  32. ncbi request reprint Outcome of AIDS-associated cytomegalovirus colitis in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy
    E J Bini
    Department of Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Bellevue Hospital, and NYU School of Medicine, New York 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 30:414-9. 2000
    ..51 weeks; p < 0.001). PIs significantly improve the outcome of AIDS-associated CMV colitis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Once-weekly epoetin alfa improves anemia and facilitates maintenance of ribavirin dosing in hepatitis C virus-infected patients receiving ribavirin plus interferon alfa
    Douglas T Dieterich
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2491-9. 2003
    ....
  34. doi request reprint High prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among immigrants from the former Soviet Union in the New York City metropolitan area: results of a community-based screening program
    Steven Batash
    Division of Gastroenterology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:922-7. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for HCV infection among immigrants from the FSU in the New York metropolitan area...
  35. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, natural history, and treatment of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus coinfection
    P V Perumalswami
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 52:145-55. 2006
    ..Hepatitis A virus (HAV) superinfection is associated with a high risk of liver failure and death in patients with underlying chronic liver disease, and all individuals with HBV-HCV coinfection should receive the HAV vaccine...
  36. ncbi request reprint Synchronous gastric adenocarcinomas in a patient with Meckel's diverticulum
    J M Rieber
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
    J Clin Gastroenterol 33:78-80. 2001
    ..To the best of our knowledge, synchronous gastric adenocarcinoma in a patient with Meckel's diverticulum has not been previously reported...
  37. ncbi request reprint Impact of human immunodeficiency virus infection on the prevalence and severity of steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Irphan Gaslightwala
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Hepatol 44:1026-32. 2006
    ..The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence and severity of steatosis in HIV/HCV coinfected patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent among men with chronic hepatitis C virus infection and negatively impacts health-related quality of life
    Ann Danoff
    Division of Endocrinology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, and NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1235-43. 2006
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among men with chronic HCV infection and to evaluate the impact of sexual dysfunction on health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and impact of diarrhea on health-related quality of life in HIV-infected patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Uzma Siddiqui
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:484-90. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to compare the prevalence of diarrhea among HIV-infected and uninfected patients in the HAART era, and to evaluate the impact of diarrhea on health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Positive predictive value of fecal occult blood testing in persons taking warfarin
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1586-92. 2005
    ..Although anticoagulant use is associated with an increased risk of overt gastrointestinal bleeding, the impact of warfarin on the positive predictive value of FOBT is unknown...
  41. doi request reprint Comparison of a unidirectional panoramic 3D endoluminal interpretation technique to traditional 2D and bidirectional 3D interpretation techniques at CT colonography: preliminary observations
    D K Lenhart
    Department of Radiology, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Clin Radiol 65:118-25. 2010
    ..To compare the evaluation times and accuracy of unidirectional panoramic three-dimensional (3D) endoluminal interpretation to traditional two-dimensional (2D) and bidirectional 3D endoluminal techniques...
  42. ncbi request reprint Infectious diarrhea in human immunodeficiency virus
    J Cohen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 30:637-64. 2001
    ..Such data would be integral to future evaluation of the impact of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
  43. ncbi request reprint Colorectal neoplasms: prospective comparison of thin-section low-dose multi-detector row CT colonography and conventional colonoscopy for detection
    Michael Macari
    Department of Radiology, New York University Medical Center, Tisch Hospital, 560 First Ave, Suite HW 207, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Radiology 224:383-92. 2002
    ..To prospectively compare thin-section low-dose multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) colonography with conventional colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal neoplasms...
  44. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility to hepatitis A in patients with chronic liver disease due to hepatitis C virus infection: missed opportunities for vaccination
    Michael Shim
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Hepatology 42:688-95. 2005
    ..Public health programs to increase awareness about HAV vaccination in patients with chronic liver disease are needed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Endoscopy plays an important preoperative role in bariatric surgery
    Ravi N Sharaf
    Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1367-72. 2004
    ..The role of upper endoscopy (EGD) in obese patients prior to bariatric surgery is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield and cost of routine EGD before bariatric surgery...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and impact of extracolonic findings in patients undergoing CT colonography
    Roshini C Rajapaksa
    VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York University Medical Center Tisch Hospital, and New York University School of Medicine, New York 10010, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:767-71. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to prospectively determine the prevalence of extracolonic findings in patients undergoing CT colonography, as well as to determine the clinical significance and consequences of these findings...
  47. ncbi request reprint Colon pathology detected after a positive screening flexible sigmoidoscopy: a prospective study in an ethnically diverse cohort
    Fritz Francois
    Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:823-30. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate ethnic variations in the prevalence of proximal neoplasia on follow-up colonoscopy after a neoplastic lesion is found on sigmoidoscopy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Colorectal polyps and cancers in asymptomatic average-risk patients: evaluation with CT colonography
    Michael Macari
    Department of Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, Tisch Hospital, NYU Medical Center, 560 First Ave, Suite HW 207, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Radiology 230:629-36. 2004
    ..To compare thin-section multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) colonography with conventional colonoscopy in the evaluation of colorectal polyps and cancer in asymptomatic average-risk patients...
  49. pmc Randomized controlled trial of the impact of intensive patient education on compliance with fecal occult blood testing
    Charlene L Stokamer
    Department of Patient Services Nursing, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:278-82. 2005
    ..Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) reduces colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality. However, patient compliance with FOBT is low and this is one of the major barriers to CRC screening...
  50. ncbi request reprint Improved patient survival after acute variceal bleeding: a multicenter, cohort study
    Naga Chalasani
    Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:653-9. 2003
    ..Therefore, a retrospective, multicenter study was conducted to define the outcomes of variceal bleeding and to describe the patterns of current practice in the management of variceal bleeding...
  51. ncbi request reprint Radiologic assessment of the upper gastrointestinal tract: does it play an important preoperative role in bariatric surgery?
    Ravi N Sharaf
    Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Obes Surg 14:313-7. 2004
    ..The role of upper GI series (UGIS) before bariatric surgery is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield and cost of routine UGIS prior to bariatric surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in patient experiences with and preferences for computed tomography colonography and optical colonoscopy
    Roshini C Rajapaksa
    Division of Gastroenterology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1306-12. 2007
    ..Although computed tomography colonography (CTC) is a less invasive alternative to optical colonoscopy (OC), it is not known whether CTC will increase acceptance of CRC screening in minorities...
  53. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic band ligation of bleeding rectal varices
    Babak Firoozi
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Bellvue Hospital, NYU School of Medicine, New York 10010, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 47:1502-5. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and overweight status in the United States: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Ilseung Cho
    Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:579-84. 2005
    ..pylori groups. In this US population-based study, there was no significant association between H. pylori colonization, cagA+ strains of H. pylori, and being overweight...
  55. ncbi request reprint Systematic evaluation of complications related to endoscopy in a training setting: A prospective 30-day outcomes study
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:8-16. 2003
    ..The 30-day frequency of negative outcomes after outpatient endoscopy performed by gastroenterology fellows is unknown...
  56. ncbi request reprint CT colonography: where have we been and where are we going?
    Michael Macari
    Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging, NYU Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine, 560 First Ave, Suite HW 207, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Radiology 237:819-33. 2005
    ..In this review, current issues will be discussed regarding colon cancer and the established and reimbursed strategies to screen for it and the past, current, and potential future role of CT colonography...
  57. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment compared with medical therapy for the prevention of recurrent ulcer hemorrhage in patients with adherent clots
    Edmund J Bini
    Division of Gastroenterology, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:707-14. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of this technique in a clinical practice setting...
  58. ncbi request reprint CT colonography data interpretation: effect of different section thicknesses--preliminary observations
    Yvonne W Lui
    Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging, NYU Medical Center, 560 First Ave, Suite HW 207, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Radiology 229:791-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate if differences exist in the interpretation of thin- and thick-section reconstructions at computed tomographic (CT) colonography...
  59. doi request reprint Can we predict the degree of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients using routine blood tests in our daily practice?
    Ramsey C Cheung
    VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:827-34. 2008
    ..To determine the validity of fibrosis indexes based on simple laboratory tests in daily practice...
  60. ncbi request reprint Singin' the blues: the downside of hepatitis C virus treatment
    Edmund J Bini
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2434-6. 2007
    ..Multidisciplinary collaboration between HCV providers and mental health professionals will help to make HCV treatment a viable option for the large number of patients with stable psychiatric disease...
  61. pmc Health services for HIV/AIDS, HCV, and sexually transmitted infections in substance abuse treatment programs
    Lawrence S Brown
    Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation, 22 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:441-51. 2007
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Chronic hepatitis C in Latinos: natural history, treatment eligibility, acceptance, and outcomes
    Ramsey C Cheung
    VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2186-93. 2005
    ..The natural history of chronic hepatitis C and treatment response are different between blacks and Caucasians, but little comparable data is available about Latinos...
  63. ncbi request reprint Severe migraine headaches are caused by ribavirin but not by interferon alpha-2B in combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C
    Norbert Brau
    J Hepatol 38:871-2. 2003
  64. ncbi request reprint Epoetin alfa once weekly improves anemia in HIV/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients treated with interferon/ribavirin: a randomized controlled trial
    Mark S Sulkowski
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:504-6. 2005
  65. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis C and coinfection with HIV among United States veterans in the New York City metropolitan area
    Norbert Brau
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section, Bronx, New York 10468, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:2071-8. 2002
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and its risk factors, as well as the prevalence of coinfection with HIV and its risk factors, among patients with confirmed HCV infection...
  66. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of hepatic steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C: a multicenter study of U.S. veterans
    Ke Qin Hu
    Loma Linda VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:570-8. 2007
    ..We found that steatosis is independently associated with stage III-IV fibrosis. However, only HCV genotype, and not steatosis, obesity, or stage III-IV fibrosis, was associated with SVR to interferon alpha-2b and ribavirin treatment...
  67. pmc Characteristics of substance abuse treatment programs providing services for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C virus infection, and sexually transmitted infections: the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
    Lawrence S Brown
    Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation, 22 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 30:315-21. 2006
    ..The results from this study have the potential to generate hypotheses for further health services research to inform public policy...
  68. pmc States and substance abuse treatment programs: funding and guidelines for infection-related services
    Steven Kritz
    Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation, 22 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:824-6. 2008
    ..Substance abuse treatment program guidelines are clearer in states that have written guidelines. Improved communication between state agencies and substance abuse treatment programs may enhance service...
  69. ncbi request reprint Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) for predicting mortality in patients with acute variceal bleeding
    Naga Chalasani
    Hepatology 35:1282-4. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint Treatment eligibility and outcomes in elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C: results from the VA HCV-001 Study
    Judith I Tsui
    San Francisco VAMC, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 53:809-14. 2008
    ..We undertook this study to determine if treatment candidacy and outcomes were similar between elderly and non-elderly patients...