Eldo E Frezza

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Affiliation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Practicing medicine in a new environment: what can we learn from the business managers?
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:52-4. 2006
  2. pmc Usefulness of cancer-testis antigens as biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Fabio Grizzi
    Laboratories of Quantitative Medicine, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    J Transl Med 5:3. 2007
  3. pmc Quantitative evaluation and modeling of two-dimensional neovascular network complexity: the surface fractal dimension
    Fabio Grizzi
    Scientific Direction, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    BMC Cancer 5:14. 2005
  4. pmc Sperm protein 17 is expressed in human nervous system tumours
    Fabio Grizzi
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas, IRCCS, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    BMC Cancer 6:23. 2006
  5. ncbi The impact of morbid obesity on the state economy: an initial evaluation
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:504-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Compensation for general surgeons
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3502 9th Street, Suite 380, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:278-9. 2007
  7. ncbi Avoiding embezzlement in the bariatric practice office
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 16:1397-8. 2006
  8. ncbi A simple venous thromboembolism prophylaxis protocol for patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1961-5. 2006
  9. ncbi Overhead analysis in a surgical practice: a brief communication
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:390-3. 2006
  10. ncbi The multiple faces of glucagon-like peptide-1--obesity, appetite, and stress: what is next? A review
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79145, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:643-9. 2007

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  1. ncbi Practicing medicine in a new environment: what can we learn from the business managers?
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:52-4. 2006
    ..The goal of any manager is a group of satisfied employees who enjoy their work and make appropriately recognized contributions...
  2. pmc Usefulness of cancer-testis antigens as biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Fabio Grizzi
    Laboratories of Quantitative Medicine, Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    J Transl Med 5:3. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Quantitative evaluation and modeling of two-dimensional neovascular network complexity: the surface fractal dimension
    Fabio Grizzi
    Scientific Direction, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    BMC Cancer 5:14. 2005
    ..However, fractal geometry is a more powerful means of quantifying the spatial complexity of real objects...
  4. pmc Sperm protein 17 is expressed in human nervous system tumours
    Fabio Grizzi
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas, IRCCS, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    BMC Cancer 6:23. 2006
    ..We investigated its immunolocalisation in specimens of nervous system (NS) malignancies, in order to establish its usefulness as a target for tumour-vaccine strategies...
  5. ncbi The impact of morbid obesity on the state economy: an initial evaluation
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:504-8. 2006
    ..From this comparison, an economic model was derived that evaluated, for the state of New Mexico, the cost of obesity in terms of lost business output, employment, and income...
  6. ncbi Compensation for general surgeons
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3502 9th Street, Suite 380, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:278-9. 2007
    ..Determining salary compensation for general surgeons is very complex for both private and academic-based physician practices. In this paper, the development of a plan for private practice general surgeons will be addressed...
  7. ncbi Avoiding embezzlement in the bariatric practice office
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 16:1397-8. 2006
    ..Because multiple charges are common in bariatric clinics, they are especially at risk for this problem. In this article, we discuss internal control measures to avoid embezzlement...
  8. ncbi A simple venous thromboembolism prophylaxis protocol for patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1961-5. 2006
    ..Pulmonary embolism is a leading cause of death for bariatric patients. Numerous regimens have been proposed, but a comprehensive, simple approach is lacking. This study provides a simple, easily implemented prophylaxis regimen...
  9. ncbi Overhead analysis in a surgical practice: a brief communication
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:390-3. 2006
    ..Another way for surgeons to evaluate their practice is to calculate income and expenses for two years, then calculate the variance between the two years and the percentage of variance to see where they stand...
  10. ncbi The multiple faces of glucagon-like peptide-1--obesity, appetite, and stress: what is next? A review
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79145, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:643-9. 2007
    ..A receptor agonist, exendin-4, with a longer biological half-life than GLP-1, has been tried. Subcutaneous injection of exendin-4 or continuous IV injection of GLP-1 warrants further research and investigation...
  11. doi Crural repair permits morbidly obese patients with not large hiatal hernia to choose laparoscopic adjustable banding as a bariatric surgical treatment
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, MS 8312, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Obes Surg 18:583-8. 2008
    ..Posited was the notion that adding crural repair to LAGB would enable this procedure to be offered to patients desiring bariatric surgery who had hiatal hernias...
  12. ncbi Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas tail. Case report and review of the literature
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    JOP 9:46-9. 2008
    ..Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas is a lesion that comprises a stratified squamous epithelial lining atop dense lymphoid tissue...
  13. ncbi Important steps to take to avoid embezzlement
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 3502 9th Street, Suite 380, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:338. 2007
  14. ncbi Bariatric surgery costs and implications for hospital margins: comparing laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric banding
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:239-44. 2007
    ..Effective cost reduction strategies require effective analyses of charges...
  15. ncbi The role of radiofrequency ablation in multiple liver metastases to debulk the tumor: a pilot study before alternative therapies
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:282-4. 2007
    ....
  16. ncbi Endoscopic suture removal at gastrojejunal anastomosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to prevent marginal ulceration
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:619-22. 2007
    ..Because endoscopic removal would be less invasive than laparotomy, a technique for the endoscopic removal of the suture was devised. Presented are the results of 6 patients who underwent this procedure...
  17. ncbi Broadbanding a surgical academic practice salary: a possible score
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 22:222-6. 2007
    ..Pay schemes may be developed to improve the retention of highly productive surgeons in the academic environment...
  18. ncbi Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy with nissen fundoplication: is there any role?
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgical Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:361-4. 2007
    ..Acid lowering procedures such as highly selective vagotomy (HSV) have not yet been fully evaluated as an adjunctive treatment. NFHSV was evaluated in GERD...
  19. ncbi Morbid obesity causes chronic increase of intraabdominal pressure
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:1038-41. 2007
    ..05). For every 1 kg/mm(2) increase in BMI, there was on average a 0.07 mm Hg increase in opening pressure. Increases in BMI are associated with increases in intraabdominal pressure...
  20. ncbi Laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity decreases bodily pain, improves physical functioning, and mental and general health in women
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:440-7. 2007
    ..Surgery is an effective long-term therapeutic option for morbid obese patients. Although bariatric surgery's amelioration of medical ailments is well established, its nonphysical benefits have not been as well documented...
  21. doi A successful model of setting up a bariatric practice
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Obes Surg 18:877-81. 2008
    ..The local environment must always be kept in mind...
  22. ncbi Knowing your bariatric practice: what's your insurance fee? What's your leverage?
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 16:942-4. 2006
    ..By offering a variety of services, this will enhance not only the quality of care provided, but also the number of patients who will take advantage of your services, including bariatric surgery...
  23. pmc Influence of obesity on the risk of developing colon cancer
    E E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th St, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Gut 55:285-91. 2006
    ..Conversely, physicians and public health authorities should consider both exercise and obesity when designing colon cancer screening protocols. Morphometric cut offs should be adjusted, if possible, for age, sex, ethnicity, and height...
  24. ncbi New concepts of physiology in obese patients
    Ermenegildo Eldo Frezza
    Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:1062-4. 2004
    ..Further clinical and experimental studies are necessary to further elucidate the etiology and to define all possible contributing factors for a full understanding of this fastest-growing disease of the new century...
  25. ncbi Venous thromboembolism in morbid obesity and trauma. A review of literature
    E E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79145, USA
    Minerva Chir 60:391-9. 2005
    ..Trauma increases the chance of having DVT. Low molecular weight heparin or heparin is a safe and extremely effective method of preventing DVT in high-risk trauma patients...
  26. ncbi Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of solitary hepatic gastrinoma metastases
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of Minimal Invasive Surgery and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, Texas 79145, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:224-7. 2004
  27. ncbi How to improve office collection in a bariatric practice
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 15:1352-4. 2005
    ..These profits will allow for needed personnel to be hired, covering the costs, and avoiding loss of income and time due to unwarranted cancellations...
  28. ncbi Bariatric and associated operations in private and academic practices
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1406-8. 2004
    ..The types of bariatric and the associated operations performed by academic and private surgeons were surveyed...
  29. ncbi A plan to establish private pay bariatric surgery in the U.S.A
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 16:110-1. 2006
  30. ncbi Therapeutic management algorithm in cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients in primary or secondary liver masses
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas 79145, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 49:866-71. 2004
    ..We also outline therapeutic plan options...
  31. ncbi A proposed canine model of laparoscopic nonanatomic liver resection
    Eldo Ermenegildo Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:15-20. 2006
    ..An animal model would be of great use to establish the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic hepatectomy...
  32. doi Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with endoscopic guidance in morbid obesity
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:575-9; discussion 580. 2008
    ..In a retrospective study, we evaluated the effect of the laparoscopic SG (LSG) on excess weight loss during 1 year of follow-up using a 29F endoscope instead of a bougie...
  33. doi Combined laparoscopic gastric banding and stomach reduction (GBSR): initial experience after 1 year
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street, MS 8312, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Obes Surg 18:690-4. 2008
    ..We combined laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic partial gastrectomy into a single procedure (GBSR)...
  34. ncbi Six steps to fast-track insurance approval for bariatric surgery
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 16:659-63. 2006
    ..If the surgeon follows the 6 steps described, he/she should meet less disappointment, as in our experience that went from 50% to 90% success because of better communication with insurance and more appropriate paperwork...
  35. ncbi Are we closer to finding the treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in morbid obesity? Are the incretins the key to success?
    Ermenegildo Eldo Frezza
    Division of Minimal Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX 79145, USA
    Obes Surg 14:999-1005. 2004
    ..We know very little about the action of incretins in diabetes. We will assess the interaction between the secretion of incretins and bariatric surgery for the cure of diabetes...
  36. doi Sperm protein 17 is a suitable target for adoptive T-cell-based immunotherapy in human ovarian cancer
    Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430 6591, USA
    J Immunother 31:693-703. 2008
    ..In addition, we observed no evidence of autoimmunity after histologic examination of the tissue sections adding to the safety profile of our approach...
  37. ncbi Biological treatment for liver tumor and new potential biomarkers
    Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 53:836-43. 2008
    ..Cytoreduction treatment of liver tumor and the vaccine might be the future of the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumor...
  38. doi Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after gastric banding removal: a feasibility study
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430 8312, USA
    Surg Innov 16:68-72. 2009
    ..Evaluated in this report are the experiences of patients who underwent LSG, a restrictive procedure, as a rescue procedure for failed LAGB...
  39. ncbi A NOD/SCID tumor model for human ovarian cancer that allows tracking of tumor progression through the biomarker Sp17
    Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, USA
    J Immunol Methods 321:86-93. 2007
    ..When SKOV-3 tumor cells were administered intravenously the mice developed primarily lung tumor foci. This model makes it possible to evaluate new immunotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of human OC based on the biomarker Sp17...
  40. ncbi Increased age, male gender, and cirrhosis, but not steatosis or a positive viral serology, negatively impact the life expectancy of patients who undergo liver biopsy
    Mitchell S Wachtel
    Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 52:2276-81. 2007
    ..15). Steatosis and a positive viral serology did not increase the risk of death. Male gender, increased age, and cirrhosis increased the risk of death; increased steatosis and positive viral serologic studies did not...
  41. doi Is there any role of resecting the stomach to ameliorate weight loss and sugar control in morbidly obese diabetic patients?
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Disease, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79416, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1139-42. 2009
    ..This study evaluate which is the role of the stomach with respect to blood glucose levels (BG) and percent excess weight loss (EWL) over the 18 months after restrictive procedures in morbid obese diabetic patients...
  42. doi Complications after sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 South 19th Street, VAMC 112, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Obes Surg 19:684-7. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an increasingly used bariatric surgical procedure...
  43. pmc The pituitary tumor transforming gene 1 (PTTG-1): an immunological target for multiple myeloma
    Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    J Transl Med 6:15. 2008
    ..The purpose was to investigate the presence/rate of expression of PTTG-1 in multiple myeloma patients...
  44. doi Value of routine postoperative gastrographin contrast swallow studies after laparoscopic gastric banding
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St, MS 8312, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Arch Surg 144:766-9. 2009
    ..The current standard of care is to perform a postoperative gastrographin study. This study evaluated a series of patients to determine the usefulness of this routine procedure...
  45. ncbi Treatment of isolated penetrating flank trauma
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Sur gery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Build ing, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Am Surg 71:493-6. 2005
    ..We believe that laparoscopy may emerge as a useful adjunct in the treatment of patients with flank trauma. We present an algorithm for the management of penetrating flank trauma...
  46. ncbi A comparison of anterior and posterior approaches for the surgical treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst using laparoscopic cystogastrostomy
    Barnard Barragan
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery and Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 15:596-600. 2005
    ..Although many groups have reported their experience with an anterior approach, only a few have done so with a posterior approach. This paper compares the approaches, analyzing their potential benefits and pitfalls...
  47. ncbi Greater curve approach for laparoscopic gastric bypass: total stapler gastrojejunostomy
    Richard Frazee
    Abilene Diagnostic Surgical Associates, Abilene, Texas, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:171-5. 2007
    ..To obviate this difficulty, we inserted the linear stapler from the stomach's greater curvature, using a double-stapled anastomosis that minimized the need for hand suturing...
  48. pmc Different regression equations relate age to the incidence of Lauren types 1 and 2 stomach cancer in the SEER database: these equations are unaffected by sex or race
    Mitchell S Wachtel
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
    BMC Cancer 6:65. 2006
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  49. pmc Laparoscopic splenectomy in blunt trauma
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
    JSLS 10:499-503. 2006
    ..He was hemodynamically stable. He underwent a laparoscopic splenectomy shortly after arrival. The patient's renal injury was managed nonoperatively, and he was discharged home with no complications and has remained well...
  50. doi Is surgery the next answer to treat obesity-related hypertension?
    Eldo E Frezza
    Center for Metabolic and Obesity Diseases, Department of Surgery and Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 11:284-8. 2009
    ..Bariatric surgery safely and effectively improves and may improve or eliminate obesity-related hypertension. More data need to be collected to substantiate the same results over periods of time longer than 3 years...
  51. ncbi Immunological treatment of liver tumors
    Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430 6591, USA
    World J Gastroenterol 11:6571-6. 2005
    ..Our goal is to establish a new treatment for solid liver tumors based on the concept of cytoreduction, and propose an innovative algorithm...
  52. doi Analysis of the results of sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity and the role of ghrelin
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Surg Today 38:481-3. 2008
    ..Ghrelin may play a role in the weight loss associated with LSG, but is unlikely to be the sole reason for its success...
  53. ncbi Isolated chyle duct injury in blunt trauma
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    Am Surg 72:116-7. 2006
    ..Chyle duct injury secondary to blunt trauma is a rare finding. The use of CT imaging can identify this injury. Laparoscopy can confirm the injury. Open ligation of the injured duct is the best treatment...
  54. ncbi Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity. The future procedure of choice?
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Surg Today 37:275-81. 2007
    ..The disadvantages include the risk of stapling complications and its irreversibility...
  55. ncbi The quality of a surgeon defined by internal medicine and family practice physicians: a closed-ended survey with importance scale
    Eldo E Frezza
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MOP Building, Suite 380, 3502 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Am Surg 73:481-3. 2007
    ..05). Surgeons' character, equipment, and staffing of the facility were ranked extremely important, whereas training of the surgeon or the appearance of the facility was not...
  56. ncbi Gamma-radiation upregulates MHC class I/II and ICAM-I molecules in multiple myeloma cell lines and primary tumors
    Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430 6591, USA
    In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim 42:89-95. 2006
    ..In light of these findings, radiotherapy combined with immunotherapy might be considered in relapsing patients after receiving the standard treatment...
  57. doi Adipose tissue: the new endocrine organ? A review article
    Susan E Wozniak
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1847-56. 2009
    ..For this reason, treating obesity is more than a reduction of excess fat; it is also the treatment of obesity's comorbidities, many of which will some day be treated by drugs that counteract derangements induced by adipokine excesses...
  58. ncbi An ethanol protocol to prevent alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    Sharmila Dissanaike
    Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:186-91. 2006
    ..Prevention of AWS has been shown to improve morbidity and mortality and shorten hospital and ICU stays. We examined the efficacy of ethanol as a method of prophylaxis...
  59. doi A cost-benefit analysis of bariatric surgery on the South Plains region of Texas
    Bradley T Ewing
    Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
    Obes Surg 21:644-9. 2011
    ..9 billion for a discount rate of 3%, $5.0 billion for a discount rate of 5%, and $1.3 billion for a discount rate of 10%. Potential benefits to the South Plains economy of performing bariatric surgery more than outweigh its costs...
  60. ncbi The lithotomy versus the supine position for laparoscopic advanced surgeries: a historical review
    Eldo E Frezza
    Department of Surgery, Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79415, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 15:140-4. 2005
    ..The advantage of this approach is that it eliminates the risks associated with placement of the patient in the lithotomy position...
  61. ncbi Local biological factors that influence amputations in diabetic patients
    Mitchell S Wachtel
    From the Departments of Pathology and General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    South Med J 100:158-61; quiz 162, 194. 2007
    ..In addition, ischemia and neuropathy are independent risk factors for infection. More coordinated efforts are needed to create better grading schemes and therapeutic protocols...
  62. ncbi Laparoscopic greater omentum harvesting with split-thickness skin grafting for sternal wound dehiscence
    Barnard A Barragan
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79415, USA
    Am Surg 72:829-32. 2006
    ..If the results suggested by this case are confirmed in a large series, omental flaps should be considered as options of first choice in the management of sternal wound dehiscence...
  63. ncbi Impact of a warm gas insufflation on operating-room ergonometrics during laparoscopic gastric bypass: a pilot study
    Alfonso Barnard Barragan
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Lubbock, TX 79415, USA
    Obes Surg 15:70-2. 2005
    ....