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Volume 1


Case Report

Spontaneous Colonic Perforation in a Patient with Disseminated Histoplasmosis

TPir Saad*, Craig Floyd, Hani Zamil, Hoang Le, Michael Eisenberg, Marc F. Catalano

Gastrointestinal Histoplasmosis (GIH) is a rare disease entity that takes the opportunity to infect travelers to endemic areas as well as in immunocompromised individuals, commonly HIV afflicted individuals. The presentation of GIH is often vague. Due to non-specific signs and symptoms, GIH can be easily mistaken for conditions such as Crohn’s disease, Diverticulitis, Colon cancer or Miliary Tuberculosis. Failure to recognize it early in the disease course may lead to serious complications including, disease progression, visceral  dissemination, intestinal perforation and peritonitis.

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Research Article

The Safety of Tolvaptan for Liver Transplantation Candidates and its Impact on Renal Function after Transplantation

Tomomi Kogiso*, Mutsuki Kobayashi, Kuniko Yamamoto,Yuichi Ikarashi, Kazuhisa Kodama, Makiko Taniai, Nobuyuki Torii, Etsuko Hashimoto, Hiroto Egawa, Masakazu Yamamoto, Katsutoshi Tokushige

The vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan has been used to treat cirrhotic patients with ascites; however, its treatment efficacy, safety, and impact on renal function after liver transplantation (LT) have not been elucidated. We evaluated the safety of tolvaptan therapy for end-stage liver cirrhotic patients and its effect on renal function after LT.

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