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Inside Tract - Inside Tract Spring 2012

Inside Tract Spring 2012

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A new autotransplant program shows how life can resume without a pancreas.
ISLETS FOR THE WEARY
A new autotransplant program shows how life can resume without a pancreas.
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“We care for all chronic pancreatitis patients,” says Vikesh Singh, who, with Martin Makary, runs the new islet autotransplant program. Last month they treated a woman who came to Hopkins in pain despite a prior Whipple surgery. “We removed her remaining pancreas,” Makary adds, “infused her own islets, and she’s feeling much better.”

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Endoscopy

  • Gastroendocrinologist Mouen Khashab discusses the dilemma of patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction but normal standard lab results.

Research Notes

  • Molecular geneticist Stephen Meltzer reports how new techniques have uncovered the genes active in esophageal cancer--and what that means for therapy.

The Bench. The Bedside.

  • Benefits of the new clinical building go beyond bricks and mortar.

The Director's Desk

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