Tag: internal medicine

Palliative Care for End Stage Liver Disease

Palliative Care for End Stage Liver Disease

I have an interest in palliative care and end stage liver disease. When patients become very ill from a liver standpoint, in some circumstances, they get to the point where they either need a liver transplant or they won’t make it. Those are stressful situations and our goal always is

Compassionate Treatment for End Stage Liver Disease

Compassionate Treatment for End Stage Liver Disease

End stage liver disease is a very difficult problem to manage. And I think we’re part particularly suited to doing that here at Ohio State. Some patients, when they develop end stage liver disease, will only survive with a liver transplant. And so a we do our very best to

Evaluating liver transplant candidates and MELD scores

Evaluating liver transplant candidates and MELD scores

When we get a referral for a patient that’s referred for a liver transplant evaluation at our center it’s typically a patient that’s cirrhotic or has end stage liver disease and they’ve decompensated at that point so the only thing that could potentially help them in the future is a

Diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis

Food allergies are a question that patients ask commonly. There are a number of considerations. So one important food allergy of course is gluten in patients who have celiac disease. And that really is essentially an allergy to gluten for those patients. There’s another condition that we’re seeing more often

Meet Gastroenterologist Amir Masoud, MBBS

Meet Gastroenterologist Amir Masoud, MBBS

The main patients that we see are difficult-to-treat ones, patients who have complex motility disorders, difficulty swallowing, complex reflux or heartburn that doesn’t respond to traditional therapies. A lot of the things we deal with are very personal things, so a lot of times I try and put myself in

Meet Internist Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD

Meet Internist Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD

– I really enjoy the combination between being a physician and having the privilege of also being a scientist, and if we make important progresses in the lab, that we could translate to the patients. Most of my focus right now is really to treat patients with liver disease. I

Meet Gastroenterologist Pramod Mistry, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Meet Gastroenterologist Pramod Mistry, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

– The type of liver disease that I have been very interested in and my program is focused on is genetic defects that lead to liver damage and liver cancer and liver failure. In my program, we offer the entire repertoire of therapies for genetic liver diseases from liver transplantation

Haemophilus ducreyi-animated quick review

Haemophilus ducreyi-animated quick review

Haemophilus ducreyi is a gram negative pleomorphic coccobacillus that causes an acute sexually transmitted infection called a chancroid. This disease is rare in the United States and is most commonly seen in Africa and Southeast Asia. It is thought that chancroids may be an important cofactor in the transmission of

Haemophilus influenzae-animated quick review

Haemophilus influenzae-animated quick review

Haemophilus influenzae, , is a gram negative bacteria with a coccobacilli shape, There are two major categories of Haemophilus influenzae including the encapsulated strains, and non encapsulated strains. Encapsulated type B haemophilus influenza contains a PRP capsule , that is the most important virulence factor. Encapsulated species also demonstrate a