Edward H Livingston

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of bariatric surgery in an integrated VA Health Care System: follow-up and outcomes
    Edward H Livingston
    Surgical and Research Services, Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System, UCLA School of Medicine, Bariatric Surgery Program, 90073, USA
    J Surg Res 109:138-43. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Complications of bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:853-68, vii. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Reduced access to care resulting from centers of excellence initiatives in bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 145:993-7. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery outcomes at designated centers of excellence vs nondesignated programs
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Rm E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 144:319-25; discussion 325. 2009
  5. doi request reprint In vivo spectroscopic characterization of porcine biliary tract tissues: first step in the development of new biliary tract imaging devices
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 37:201-9. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Development of bariatric surgery-specific risk assessment tool
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:14-20; discussion 20. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint When policy meets statistics: the very real effect that questionable statistical analysis has on limiting health care access for bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 142:979-87. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The mean and standard deviation: what does it all mean?
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine and the VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Surg Res 119:117-23. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis of bariatric operations: modifiable risk factors contribute to bariatric surgical adverse outcomes
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:625-33. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A nationwide study of conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, VA North Texas Health Care System, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Am J Surg 188:205-11. 2004

Detail Information

Publications81

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of bariatric surgery in an integrated VA Health Care System: follow-up and outcomes
    Edward H Livingston
    Surgical and Research Services, Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System, UCLA School of Medicine, Bariatric Surgery Program, 90073, USA
    J Surg Res 109:138-43. 2003
    ..This contrasts with the results of most volume-outcome studies and occurred in a low-volume hospital by a high-volume surgical and medical team. (4) Distinct patterns of weight loss were observed...
  2. ncbi request reprint Complications of bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:853-68, vii. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the major complications that occur following anti-obesity procedures and to provide recommendations regarding their management...
  3. doi request reprint Reduced access to care resulting from centers of excellence initiatives in bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 145:993-7. 2010
    ..To determine the effect on travel distance for Medicare patients before and after Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services required that bariatric procedures be performed at Centers of Excellence (COEs)...
  4. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery outcomes at designated centers of excellence vs nondesignated programs
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Rm E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 144:319-25; discussion 325. 2009
    ..To compare outcomes of patients undergoing bariatric procedures in hospitals designated as centers of excellence compared with nondesignated hospitals...
  5. doi request reprint In vivo spectroscopic characterization of porcine biliary tract tissues: first step in the development of new biliary tract imaging devices
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 37:201-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this work is to characterize the NIR optical properties of bile containing structures that are needed for later development of a clinically useful probe...
  6. ncbi request reprint Development of bariatric surgery-specific risk assessment tool
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:14-20; discussion 20. 2007
    ..To date, the risk adjustment tools used for database analysis of bariatric surgical outcomes have been those designed for other purposes, and their sensitivity for bariatric outcomes has not been established...
  7. ncbi request reprint When policy meets statistics: the very real effect that questionable statistical analysis has on limiting health care access for bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 142:979-87. 2007
    ..Bariatric surgery for Medicare patients must be performed in an accredited hospital that performs at least 125 cases per year. We assessed the validity of this volume threshold and its policy implications...
  8. ncbi request reprint The mean and standard deviation: what does it all mean?
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine and the VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Surg Res 119:117-23. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis of bariatric operations: modifiable risk factors contribute to bariatric surgical adverse outcomes
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:625-33. 2006
    ..We sought to identify risk factors for surgical complications in a large, nationally representative population of US veterans...
  10. ncbi request reprint A nationwide study of conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, VA North Texas Health Care System, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Am J Surg 188:205-11. 2004
    ..To determine the national incidence and risk factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Statistical power and estimation of the number of required subjects for a study based on the t-test: a surgeon's primer
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine and the Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 126:149-59. 2005
    ..This review provides the derivation of the sample size equation for continuous variables when the statistical analysis will be the Student's t-test. We also provide graphical illustrations of how and why these equations are derived...
  12. ncbi request reprint Simplified resting metabolic rate-predicting formulas for normal-sized and obese individuals
    Edward H Livingston
    Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX, 75390 9156, USA
    Obes Res 13:1255-62. 2005
    ..Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is known to be proportional to body weight and to follow allometric scaling principles. We hypothesized that RMR can be predicted from an allometric formula with weight alone as an independent variable...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lower body subcutaneous fat accumulation and diabetes mellitus risk
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:362-8. 2006
    ..This is independent of the body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference...
  14. ncbi request reprint Indications for selective intraoperative cholangiography
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, Texas 75390 9156, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:1371-7. 2005
    ..Reliance on a history of remote jaundice, pancreatitis, elevated liver function test values, or pancreatic enzymes results in unnecessary IOCs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery in the new millennium
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156
    Arch Surg 142:919-22. 2007
  16. ncbi request reprint Procedure incidence and in-hospital complication rates of bariatric surgery in the United States
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and VA North Texas Health Care System, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Am J Surg 188:105-10. 2004
    ..Complication rates for bariatric surgery have been reported primarily from academic centers with specialized programs. The rates may not reflect those occurring in the community...
  17. pmc The incidence of bariatric surgery has plateaued in the U.S
    Edward H Livingston
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Am J Surg 200:378-85. 2010
    ..New population-representative databases of outpatient surgery are available that enable accurate estimations of bariatric surgery case volumes...
  18. doi request reprint Epidemiological similarities between appendicitis and diverticulitis suggesting a common underlying pathogenesis
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 146:308-14. 2011
    ..Apart from these age differences, the diseases share many epidemiological features, such as association with better hygiene and low-fiber diets...
  19. ncbi request reprint Costs and utilization of intraoperative cholangiography
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1162-7. 2007
    ..This is predicated, in part, on the low cost of IOC, making it a cost-effective preventive strategy. Using billed hospital charges as a proxy for costs, we sought to estimate costs associated with the performance of IOC...
  20. ncbi request reprint The impact of age and Medicare status on bariatric surgical outcomes
    Edward H Livingston
    Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 141:1115-20; discussion 1121. 2006
    ..Medicare status and increasing age are associated with poor outcomes from bariatric surgical procedures...
  21. pmc Disconnect between incidence of nonperforated and perforated appendicitis: implications for pathophysiology and management
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Surgery, Divisions of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Ann Surg 245:886-92. 2007
    ..These innovations should influence the number of appendectomies performed in the United States. We analyzed nationwide hospital discharge data to study the secular trends in appendicitis and appendectomy rates...
  22. doi request reprint Little effect of insurance status or socioeconomic condition on disparities in minority appendicitis perforation rates
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 147:11-7. 2012
    ..To estimate how much of the gap in appendicitis perforation rates between minority and white children is explained by differences in socioeconomic and insurance factors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Do current body mass index criteria for obesity surgery reflect cardiovascular risk?
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:577-85. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that the inconsistencies among the studies of the obesity-cardiovascular relationship were attributable to an irregular relationship between obesity and the presence of risk factors for CVD...
  24. doi request reprint Feasibility of a supervised inpatient low-calorie diet program for massive weight loss prior to RYGB in superobese patients
    Sergio Huerta
    Department of Surgery, Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Obes Surg 20:173-80. 2010
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the feasibility of an inpatient low-calorie program for a substantial decrease of preoperative weight (>10 points in BMI) in superobese patients...
  25. doi request reprint Variations of weight loss following gastric bypass and gastric band
    Nancy Puzziferri
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Ann Surg 248:233-42. 2008
    ....
  26. doi request reprint In vitro and in vivo radiosensitization of colorectal cancer HT-29 cells by the smac mimetic JP-1201
    Sergio Huerta
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Surgery 148:346-53. 2010
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the radiosensitizing properties of the smac mimetic JP-1201 in radioresistant HT-29 colorectal cancer cells in vitro and established xenografts in SCID mice...
  27. ncbi request reprint Modification of gene products involved in resistance to apoptosis in metastatic colon cancer cells: roles of Fas, Apaf-1, NFkappaB, IAPs, Smac/DIABLO, and AIF
    Sergio Huerta
    Department of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75216, USA
    J Surg Res 142:184-94. 2007
    ..In the present report, we investigated the apoptotic gene products that might account for colon cancer evasion of immune attack and chemoradioresistance-induced apoptosis...
  28. doi request reprint In vitro and in vivo sensitization of SW620 metastatic colon cancer cells to CDDP-induced apoptosis by the nitric oxide donor DETANONOate: Involvement of AIF
    Sergio Huerta
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, 4500 Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Nitric Oxide 20:182-94. 2009
    ..Altogether, these findings underscore the potential therapeutic application of NO donors and subtoxic chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of advanced colon cancer resistant to conventional chemotherapeutic agents...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of diabetes and hypertension on obesity-related mortality
    Edward H Livingston
    Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Surgery 137:16-25. 2005
    ..However, many of the studies cited to justify this have aggregated patient groups together, making it difficult to apply their findings to individual patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Do young colon cancer patients have worse outcomes?
    Jessica B O'Connell
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    World J Surg 28:558-62. 2004
    ..However, they have equivalent or better 5-year cancer-specific survival compared to older patients. This population-based finding contradicts prior single-institution reports...
  31. ncbi request reprint Characterizing the performance and outcomes of obesity surgery in California
    Jerome H Liu
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 69:823-8. 2003
    ..Furthermore, this study identifies three independent predictors of complications: gender, comorbidity, and hospital volume. These findings are important initial steps toward improving quality in obesity surgery...
  32. doi request reprint High-volume exercise program in obese bariatric surgery patients: a randomized, controlled trial
    Meena Shah
    Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1826-34. 2011
    ..HVEP is feasible in about 50% of the patients and enhances physical fitness and reduces postprandial blood glucose in bariatric surgery patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Health care access and poverty do not explain the higher esophageal cancer mortality in African Americans
    Jordan A G Miller
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Am J Surg 188:22-6. 2004
    ..The reasons for this are unknown but are thought to be related to inadequate access to health care secondary to a higher poverty rate in African American populations...
  34. doi request reprint Relative capacities of time-gated versus continuous-wave imaging to localize tissue embedded vessels with increasing depth
    Nimit L Patel
    University of Texas at Arlington, Bioengineering Department, Arlington, Texas 76010, USA
    J Biomed Opt 15:016015. 2010
    ..Experiments were performed in reflectance geometry to validate simulation results, and potential challenges in the translation of this technology to the clinic are discussed...
  35. doi request reprint Preoperative weight loss decreases the operative time of gastric bypass at a Veterans Administration hospital
    Sergio Huerta
    Department of Surgery, Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Obes Surg 18:508-12. 2008
    ..This study assessed whether preoperative weight loss resulted in favorable outcomes after open Roux-en Y gastric bypass (RYGB)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer in the young
    Jessica B O'Connell
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 187:343-8. 2004
    ..We performed a structured review of the current literature aiming to (1) characterize CRC in the young population and (2) determine how CRC in this population should be further addressed regarding detection and treatment...
  37. ncbi request reprint Rates of colon and rectal cancers are increasing in young adults
    Jessica B O'Connell
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Am Surg 69:866-72. 2003
    ..Although the overall prevalence is low in this population, the increasing incidence suggests health-care providers should have heightened awareness when caring for this population...
  38. ncbi request reprint Technical complications are rising as common duct exploration is becoming rare
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:426-33. 2005
    ..ERCP has replaced the need for common duct exploration (CDE) in most cases of choledocholithiasis. We explored the secular trends and outcomes of CDE and how they have changed relative to introduction of ERCP...
  39. ncbi request reprint Trends in thyroid cancer demographics and surgical therapy in the United States
    Ian Mitchell
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9156, USA
    Surgery 142:823-8; discussion 828.e1. 2007
    ..The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing. Our objective was to characterize the demographic pattern of this increase and to examine trends in surgical therapy for thyroid cancer...
  40. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic characteristics of the population eligible for obesity surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, the VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, USA
    Surgery 135:288-96. 2004
    ..Using the NIH criteria, we compared the socioeconomic characteristics of the population eligible for these operations to those receiving them...
  41. doi request reprint Association of viral infection and appendicitis
    Adam C Alder
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 145:63-71. 2010
    ....
  42. pmc Insulin resistance and body fat distribution in South Asian men compared to Caucasian men
    Manisha Chandalia
    Departments of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e812. 2007
    ..South Asians are susceptible to insulin resistance even without obesity. We examined the characteristics of body fat content, distribution and function in South Asian men and their relationships to insulin resistance compared to Caucasians...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hospital costs associated with bariatric procedures in the United States
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Surgery, VAMC, Dallas and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Room E7 126, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Am J Surg 190:816-20. 2005
    ..The operations are thought to be cost-effective, but there has not been an analysis of the costs associated with these procedures at a national level precluding definitive cost-effectiveness studies useful for policy determination...
  44. ncbi request reprint Quality of life: cost and future of bariatric surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Surg 138:383-8. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint Localization of adipose tissue embedded biliary tree vessels by use of near-infrared diffuse photon propagation models: a computational feasibility study
    George Alexandrakis
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 501 West First Street, Arlington, Texas 96019, USA
    Appl Opt 47:5261-71. 2008
    ..The simulation results, along with some preliminary experimental measurements on tissue-simulating phantoms, prove the feasibility of these methods and show promise for their future clinical application...
  46. ncbi request reprint Predictors of distant metastasis and mortality in patients with stage II colorectal cancer
    John H Heinzerling
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Veteran s Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am Surg 73:230-8. 2007
    ..007; OR = 4.5) independently predicted distant metastasis, whereas preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen (P = 0.038; OR = 2.8) and patients undergoing an APR (P = 0.019; OR = 25) independently predicted mortality...
  47. ncbi request reprint Assessment of comorbid conditions in veteran patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Sergio Huerta
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System, 4500 Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216, United States
    Am J Surg 194:48-52. 2007
    ..The present study assessed the degree to which comorbid conditions improved after bariatric surgery in veteran patients...
  48. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery: is it right for your patient?
    Eve S Guth
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Postgrad Med 120:E01-14. 2008
    ..Careful patient selection is essential for the success of these procedures as is a structured follow-up process once the operations are performed...
  49. pmc Hypocitraturia and hyperoxaluria after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
    Naim M Maalouf
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    J Urol 183:1026-30. 2010
    ..To assess the mechanism(s) predisposing to nephrolithiasis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass we compared urinary tract stone risk profiles in patients who underwent the procedure and normal obese individuals...
  50. doi request reprint Active DLP hyperspectral illumination: a noninvasive, in vivo, system characterization visualizing tissue oxygenation at near video rates
    Karel J Zuzak
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
    Anal Chem 83:7424-30. 2011
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Reassessing the need for prophylactic surgery in patients with porcelain gallbladder: case series and systematic review of the literature
    Zarrish S Khan
    Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1143-7. 2011
    ..To evaluate the risk of gallbladder cancer (GBC) in patients with a porcelain gallbladder (PGB)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a near-infrared laparoscopic hyperspectral imaging system for minimally invasive surgery
    Karel J Zuzak
    Laboratory of Biomedical Imaging, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 501 West First Street, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
    Anal Chem 79:4709-15. 2007
    ..Furthermore, it is shown that surgeons can interrogate selected image subregions for their molecular composition identifying biliary anatomy during surgery and before any invasive action is undertaken...
  53. ncbi request reprint Fibrin glue as a sealant for high-risk anastomosis in surgery for morbid obesity
    Carson D Liu
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, CA 10833, USA
    Obes Surg 13:45-8. 2003
    ..Fibrin sealant, Tisseel, was used by one surgeon on 120 consecutive patients at the gastrojejunal anastomosis in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). We hypothesized that the application of fibrin sealant would decrease anastomotic leaks...
  54. ncbi request reprint Management of gastrojejunal anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    James R Arteaga
    VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 68:1061-5. 2002
    ..A high index of suspicion for leaks in postoperative RYGB patients with tachycardia is required if patients are to have good outcomes when complications develop...
  55. doi request reprint The role of biologic mesh in abdominal wall reconstruction: a systematic review of the current literature
    Evan W Beale
    Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Am J Surg 204:510-7. 2012
    ..Biologic mesh in the form of allograft or xenograft products have been used in complicated abdominal hernia repair, but few comparative studies exist...
  56. ncbi request reprint Predictors of early mortality in veteran patients with pancreatic cancer
    Ali Siddiqui
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, 4500 Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Am J Surg 194:362-6. 2007
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Radiosensitization of HT-29 cells and xenografts by the nitric oxide donor DETANONOate
    Xiaohuan Gao
    Department of Surgery, Dallas VA Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Surg Oncol 100:149-58. 2009
    ..Mechanisms of radioresistance in rectal cancer remain unclear...
  58. ncbi request reprint Who was student and why do we care so much about his t-test?
    Edward H Livingston
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    J Surg Res 118:58-65. 2004
    ..Small sample size effects on accurate estimation of a population mean and group comparisons for continuous data are presented in this review...
  59. ncbi request reprint Screening and detection of apoptosis
    Sergio Huerta
    UT Southwestern Medical Center VA North Texas Health Care System, Department of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, Dallas, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 139:143-56. 2007
    ..This review discusses the various ways to study apoptosis with specific assays, reagents, and molecules. The particular advantages and disadvantages of each method are reviewed...
  60. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer and apoptosis
    Sergio Huerta
    Department of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Am J Surg 191:517-26. 2006
    ....
  61. pmc Current opinions about laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a survey of practicing surgeons
    Adam C Alder
    Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Ave, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Am J Surg 194:659-62. 2007
    ..Incisional hernias are common. Optimal repair is one of the most analyzed and debated topics; however, there is no consensus as to the appropriate surgical technique...
  62. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of emergent inguinal hernia repair in veteran octogenarians
    Sergio Huerta
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas
    Am Surg 80:479-83. 2014
    ..Factors that might predict incarceration in veteran octogenarians need to be further investigated. ..
  63. doi request reprint Solving the medical malpractice crisis: use a clear and convincing evidence standard
    Eli Engel
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 9156, USA
    Arch Surg 145:296-300. 2010
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Outcome of portal injuries following bariatric operations
    Sergio Huerta
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Obes Surg 16:105-9. 2006
    ..There are currently no data on management or prognostic factors of portal vein thrombosis after bariatric operations...
  65. ncbi request reprint Use of the health and activities limitation index as a measure of quality of life in obesity
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obes Res 10:824-32. 2002
    ..The purpose of this investigation is to assess the sensitivity of the Health and Activities Limitation Index (HALex) utility index to obesity...
  66. ncbi request reprint The medicolegal aspects of proctoring
    Edward H Livingston
    Department of Surgery, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 184:26-30. 2002
    ..2) Medical staff bylaws should clearly specify the temporal relationship between application of privileges, duration of proctoring process and final acquisition of clinical privileges...
  67. pmc Male gender is a predictor of morbidity and age a predictor of mortality for patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery
    Edward H Livingston
    VAMC Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, the UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program, and the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Los Angeles, California 90095 6904, USA
    Ann Surg 236:576-82. 2002
    ..To determine preoperative risk factors predictive of adverse outcomes after gastric bypass surgery...
  68. ncbi request reprint Assessing the relative contribution of individual risk factors on surgical outcome for gastric bypass surgery: a baseline probability analysis
    Edward H Livingston
    VAMC Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, California, USA
    J Surg Res 105:48-52. 2002
    ..We used these techniques to determine which of the potential risk factors had the greatest impact on adverse outcomes following gastric bypass surgery...
  69. ncbi request reprint Gene expression profile of metastatic colon cancer cells resistant to cisplatin-induced apoptosis
    Sergio Huerta
    UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1742, USA
    Int J Oncol 22:663-70. 2003
    ..Targeting these genes may increase chemotherapy effectiveness in advanced colon cancer and reduce toxicity in normal tissue...
  70. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury
    Edward H Livingston
    JAMA 290:459; author reply 459-60. 2003
  71. ncbi request reprint Evaluating health utility in patients with melanoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer: a nationwide, population-based assessment
    Clifford Y Ko
    UCLA Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Surg Res 114:1-5. 2003
    ..Using a validated instrument for health utility (HALex), we calculated and report the scores of four different surgical cancers at multiple periods of follow-up, ranging from <1 year to >5 years after diagnosis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Interval jejunoileal bypass reduces the morbidity and mortality of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in the super-obese
    James R Arteaga
    VA Greater LA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am Surg 69:873-8. 2003
    ..The initial JIB was associated with low morbidity and no mortality, and the follow-up RYGB procedure was a technically simple operation that could be performed with few complications...
  73. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of postoperative continuous positive airway pressure to prevent pulmonary complications after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Sergio Huerta
    Center for Human Nutrition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1742, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:354-8. 2002
    ..CPAP is a useful modality for treating hypoventilation after RYGB without increasing the risk of developing postoperative anastomotic leaks...
  74. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: surgical treatment of obesity
    Melinda A Maggard
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, RAND Health Division, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:547-59. 2005
    ..Controversy exists regarding the effectiveness of surgery for weight loss and the resulting improvement in health-related outcomes...
  75. ncbi request reprint Obesity and its surgical management
    Edward H Livingston
    VAMC Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program, BOX 95 6904, UCLA School of Medicine, 90095 6904, USA
    Am J Surg 184:103-13. 2002
    ..Following weight loss there is a high cure rate for diabetes and sleep apnea, with significant improvement in other complications of obesity such as hypertension and osteoarthritis...
  76. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A deficiency in a newborn resulting from maternal hypovitaminosis A after biliopancreatic diversion for the treatment of morbid obesity
    Sergio Huerta
    UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Los Angeles 90095 1742, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:426-9. 2002
    ..This procedure has the theoretical advantage that patients retain normal eating capacity and lose weight irrespective of their eating habits. However, vitamin deficiencies may develop because BPD causes malabsorption...
  77. ncbi request reprint Acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas in a morbidly obese patient
    Sergio Huerta
    Pancreas 25:414-5. 2002
  78. ncbi request reprint Assessment of routine elimination of postoperative nasogastric decompression after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Sergio Huerta
    VAMC Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, the UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program, and the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Surgery 132:844-8. 2002
    ..In this study, we assessed the safety and efficacy of routine elimination of NGTs in a large cohort of patients undergoing a single operation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Acid diffusion through rat duodenal mucosal cap
    Edward H Livingston
    Surgical and Research Services, Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System, California, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 47:974-7. 2002
    ..8+/-.3 x 10(-8) cm2/sec. In response to injury, the duodenum protects against continued damage by producing a mucoid cap that it highly resistant to acid diffusion...
  80. ncbi request reprint American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Medical guidelines for clinical practice for the perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of the bariat
    Jeffrey I Mechanick
    Endocr Pract 14:1-83. 2008
  81. ncbi request reprint Executive summary of the recommendations of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery medical guidelines for clinical practice for the perioperative nutritional,
    Jeffrey I Mechanick
    Endocr Pract 14:318-36. 2008