Michel M Murr

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Affiliation: University of South Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A state-wide review of contemporary outcomes of gastric bypass in Florida: does provider volume impact outcomes?
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Ann Surg 245:699-706. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Nuclear factor-kappaB mediates Kupffer cell apoptosis through transcriptional activation of Fas/FasL
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Surg Res 130:58-65. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Fas/FasL play a central role in pancreatitis-induced hepatocyte apoptosis
    Scott F Gallagher
    Departments of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:467-74; discussion 474-5. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of p65 NF-kappaB/RelA in pancreatitis-induced Kupffer cell apoptosis
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:837-47. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Objective evidence that bariatric surgery improves obesity-related obstructive sleep apnea
    Krista L Haines
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Group, University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Surgery 141:354-8. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients > or =65 years
    Lana G Nelson
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, USF College of Medicine, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:384-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis induces FasL gene expression and apoptosis in the liver
    Scott F Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Surg Res 122:201-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of thromboembolic events in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:30-5; discussion 35-6. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Kupffer cell-derived Fas ligand plays a role in liver injury and hepatocyte death
    Jun Yang
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:166-74. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Protein kinase C-zeta mediates apoptosis of mouse Kupffer cells via ERK-1/2: a novel mechanism
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Surgery 149:135-42. 2011

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  1. pmc A state-wide review of contemporary outcomes of gastric bypass in Florida: does provider volume impact outcomes?
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Ann Surg 245:699-706. 2007
    ..To report contemporary outcomes of gastric bypass for obesity and to assess the relationship between provider volume and outcomes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Nuclear factor-kappaB mediates Kupffer cell apoptosis through transcriptional activation of Fas/FasL
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Surg Res 130:58-65. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the role of NF-kappaB in regulating death ligand/receptor pathway in Kupffer cells during conditions that mimic acute pancreatitis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fas/FasL play a central role in pancreatitis-induced hepatocyte apoptosis
    Scott F Gallagher
    Departments of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:467-74; discussion 474-5. 2005
    ..The manipulation of interactions between Kupffer cell-derived FasL and hepatocytes may have important therapeutic implications...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of p65 NF-kappaB/RelA in pancreatitis-induced Kupffer cell apoptosis
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:837-47. 2006
    ..The ability of Kupffer cells to autoregulate their stress response by inducing self-apoptosis warrants further investigation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Objective evidence that bariatric surgery improves obesity-related obstructive sleep apnea
    Krista L Haines
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Group, University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Surgery 141:354-8. 2007
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity. Our aim in this study is to report objective improvement of obesity-related OSA and sleep quality after bariatric surgery...
  6. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients > or =65 years
    Lana G Nelson
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, USF College of Medicine, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:384-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to report on contemporary outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in patients > or =65 years...
  7. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis induces FasL gene expression and apoptosis in the liver
    Scott F Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Surg Res 122:201-9. 2004
    ..We previously demonstrated that Kupffer cell-derived cytokines mediate liver injury. In this work, we sought to characterize the role of Fas Ligand (FasL) in liver injury during acute pancreatitis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of thromboembolic events in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:30-5; discussion 35-6. 2006
    ..This aim of the study is to identify factors associated with an increased likelihood of developing DVT/PE after RYGB...
  9. ncbi request reprint Kupffer cell-derived Fas ligand plays a role in liver injury and hepatocyte death
    Jun Yang
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:166-74. 2004
    ..FasL induces hepatocyte injury and death and upregulates p38-MAPK and caspase-3 within hepatocytes. The ability to manipulate interactions between Kupffer cells and hepatocytes may have important therapeutic implications...
  10. doi request reprint Protein kinase C-zeta mediates apoptosis of mouse Kupffer cells via ERK-1/2: a novel mechanism
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Surgery 149:135-42. 2011
    ..Because PKC-ζ plays a pivotal role in cell signaling, we sought to determine the signaling pathway of PKC-ζ in Kupffer cell apoptosis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Operative technique for converting a failed vertical banded gastroplasty to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 201:366-74. 2005
    ..We reviewed our experience in converting from VBG to RYGB using a basic five-step surgical technique...
  12. doi request reprint Deletion of toll-like receptor-4 downregulates protein kinase C-zeta and attenuates liver injury in experimental pancreatitis
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Fla, USA
    Surgery 143:679-85. 2008
    ..Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) and protein kinase C-zeta (PKC-zeta) play a role in macrophage activation. We hypothesized that deletion of TLR4 downregulates PKC-zeta and attenuates liver cell apoptosis in experimental pancreatitis...
  13. doi request reprint Roux-en-Y gastric bypass alters tumor necrosis factor-α but not adiponectin signaling in immediate postoperative period in obese rats
    Drew A Rideout
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:676-80. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that RYGB would alter the interplay of TNF-α and adiponectin signaling in the postoperative period...
  14. ncbi request reprint Protein kinase C-zeta (PKC-zeta) regulates Kupffer cell apoptosis during experimental sepsis
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1712-21. 2007
    ..Kupffer cells play an important role in sepsis-mediated liver injury. We tested the hypothesis that PKC-zeta plays a critical role in Kupffer cell apoptosis during sepsis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Morbidity of anastomotic leaks in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Taghreed Almahmeed
    University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, PO Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Arch Surg 142:954-7. 2007
    ..To document the effect of anastomotic leaks on morbidity and mortality after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for obesity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Protein kinase C-zeta is critical in pancreatitis-induced apoptosis of Kupffer cells
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1253-61. 2007
    ..The ability of Kupffer cells to autoregulate their stress response by upregulating their death receptor/ligand and key proapoptotic cell signaling systems warrants further investigation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery improves urinary incontinence in morbidly obese individuals
    Rajesh Kuruba
    Weight Management and Metabolic Health Center, University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:586-90; discussion 590-1. 2007
    ..Urinary incontinence is common in obese individuals. We report on the prevalence of urinary incontinence in patients undergoing bariatric surgery and the effect of surgically induced weight loss on urinary incontinence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and contemporary management of anastomotic leaks after gastric bypass for obesity
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:47-55. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of treatment in patients who develop anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trends in adrenalectomy rates, indications, and physician volume: A statewide analysis of 1816 adrenalectomies
    Scott F Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, USF Health, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Surgery 142:1011-21; discussion 1011-21. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that the rate of adrenalectomies in Florida increased from 1998-2005 while characteristics of patients, diagnoses, operations, and operating physicians changed over this period...
  20. ncbi request reprint Liver injury during acute pancreatitis: the role of pancreatitis-associated ascitic fluid (PAAF), p38-MAPK, and caspase-3 in inducing hepatocyte apoptosis
    Jun Yang
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:200-7; discussion 208. 2003
    ..Pancreatitis-associated ascitic fluid induces liver injury and hepatocyte apoptosis by activating p38-MAPK and caspase-3 dependent pro-apoptotic pathways...
  21. doi request reprint Does LKB1 mediate activation of hepatic AMP-protein kinase (AMPK) and sirtuin1 (SIRT1) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in obese rats?
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of South Florida, C O Tampa General Hospital, P O Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:221-8. 2010
    ..LKB1 phosphorylates AMPK and may activate SIRT1. We hypothesize that RYGB in obese rats is associated with an upregulation of the LKB1-AMPK-SIRT1 signaling pathway...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spectrum and treatment of small bowel obstruction after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Lana G Nelson
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, USF College of Medicine, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:377-83, discussion 383. 2006
    ..Many factors that play a role in the etiology of SBO affect the presentation, timing, and treatment after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). We reviewed our experience with SBO after open and laparoscopic RYGB...
  23. doi request reprint Unrealistic weight loss expectations in candidates for bariatric surgery
    Perry Kaly
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:6-10. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the expectations and perceived notions about weight loss in candidates for bariatric surgery...
  24. doi request reprint Roux-en-Y gastric bypass improves hepatic mitochondrial function in obese rats
    Yanhua Peng
    James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:429-35. 2013
    ..Because Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves fatty liver and decreases the oxidative stress in the liver, we hypothesized that RYGB activates Nrf2 and increases cytochrome C oxidase subunit II (COX-II) in the liver of obese rats...
  25. ncbi request reprint Anastomotic leaks after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1299-307. 2004
    ..Our aim is to evaluate the incidence, etiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of anastomotic leaks occurring in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  26. ncbi request reprint Amelioration of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically significant obesity
    Lana G Nelson
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    Am Surg 71:950-3; discussion 953-4. 2005
    ..Symptoms of GERD significantly improve and use of antireflux medications is reduced after RYGB independent of weight loss. RYGB may be the treatment of choice for GERD in obese patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass safe after previous antireflux surgery? Technical feasibility and postoperative symptom assessment
    Scott G Houghton
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:475-80. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the technical considerations, morbidity, and safety of RYGBP after previous antireflux surgery and evaluate postoperative reflux symptoms...
  28. ncbi request reprint Who should be doing laparoscopic bariatric surgery?
    Osama Al-Saif
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Group, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Obes Surg 13:82-7. 2003
    ..The training and credentialing of surgeons for laparoscopic bariatric surgery is controversial. We sought to determine if there is an association between surgeons' practice and choice of open or laparoscopic bariatric surgery...
  29. ncbi request reprint Failure of Medicare health maintenance organizations to control the cost of colon resections in elderly patients
    Jimmy Sung
    Department of Surgery and School of Public Health, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, USA
    Arch Surg 139:1366-70. 2004
    ..Medicare health maintenance organizations (HMOs) do not reduce the cost of colon resections in elderly patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Management of incidental ovarian tumors in patients undergoing gastric bypass
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1216-21. 2004
    ..Consequently, surgeons may encounter previously undiagnosed adnexal tumors during bariatric operations. The aim of this study is to report our experience with incidental ovarian tumors in patients during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evolving concepts in the pathophysiology of acute pancreatitis
    Nicholas Zyromski
    Department of Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, USA
    Surgery 133:235-7. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Errant and unrecognized antiperistaltic Roux limb construction during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically significant obesity
    Lana G Nelson
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:523-7. 2006
    ..Proper isoperistaltic orientation of the Roux limb is important. We report on 5 patients with errant anatomic construction of the Roux limb during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically significant obesity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Realistic expectations and leadership in the era of work hour reform
    Scott F Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Surg Res 126:137-44. 2005
    ..We sought to examine perceptions and attitudes regarding the impetus and impact associated with these changes...
  34. doi request reprint Downregulation of adiponectin/AdipoR2 is associated with steatohepatitis in obese mice
    Yanhua Peng
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:2043-9. 2009
    ..Adiponectin regulates fat storage, energy expenditure, and inflammation. We propose that high fat diet induces steatohepatitis, reduces serum adiponectin, and liver adiponectin receptors...
  35. ncbi request reprint The importance of routine liver biopsy in diagnosing nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in bariatric patients
    Sherene Shalhub
    Department of Surgery and Interdisciplinary Obesity Study Group, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Obes Surg 14:54-9. 2004
    ..Prevalence of NASH in bariatric patients is unknown. Our aim was to determine the role of routine liver biopsy in managing bariatric patients...
  36. doi request reprint Incidence of bone loss, falls, and fractures after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Adrienne Berarducci
    University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 22:35-41. 2009
    ..The results from this study clearly indicate a need for early recognition of bone loss in this population so that timely interventions can be initiated to prevent further loss and subsequent fractures...
  37. pmc Role of SIRT1 in regulation of LPS- or two ethanol metabolites-induced TNF-alpha production in cultured macrophage cell lines
    Zheng Shen
    Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 296:G1047-53. 2009
    ..Our study provides new insights into understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of alcoholic steatohepatitis...
  38. doi request reprint Technique of resection of esophageal adenocarcinoma after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and literature review of esophagogastric tumors after bariatric procedures
    Rajesh Kuruba
    Weight Management and Metabolic Health Center, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:576-81. 2009
    ..We report our technique for curative resection of esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient who had undergone previous gastric bypass and review the reported data on esophagogastric tumors after bariatric surgery...
  39. doi request reprint Initial experience with two-incision laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Habib Ajami
    Weight Management and Metabolic Health Center, University of South Florida, Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:666-9. 2009
    ..Newer applications of minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques have been touted as revolutionary...
  40. ncbi request reprint The impact of bariatric surgery on the Veterans Administration healthcare system: a cost analysis
    Scott F Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, Bay Pines VAMC and Interdisciplinary Obesity Group, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33744 USA
    Obes Surg 13:245-8. 2003
    ..All obesity-related health-care costs including hospitalizations as well as outpatient visits, medications and home health devices were calculated for 12 months before and after the RYGBP...
  41. ncbi request reprint Technical considerations for transabdominal loading of the circular stapler in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery and Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    Am J Surg 185:585-8. 2003
    ..Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is being undertaken with increasing frequency. We describe a technique for introducing the anvil of the circular stapler using a totally transabdominal approach...
  42. ncbi request reprint The impact of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy on the way endocrinologists treat primary hyperparathyroidism
    Scott F Gallagher
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Surgery 134:910-7; discussion 917. 2003
    ..Minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) appears to be changing preoperative treatment and referral patterns for sporadic, nonfamilial, non-multiple endocrine neoplasia, primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Preoperative assessment and perioperative care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Rajesh Kuruba
    Department of Bariatric Surgery, University of South Florida, C O Tampa General Hospital, P O Box 1289, Suite F 145, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Med Clin North Am 91:339-51, ix. 2007
    ..This article reviews the published literature and current practice trends for preoperative workup and assessment of patients undergoing bariatric surgery...
  44. ncbi request reprint Establishment of immortalized rat Kupffer cell lines
    Yanhua Peng
    James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, C O Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    Cytokine 37:185-91. 2007
    ..Primary cultures of Kupffer cells have a very limited life span, tend to de-differentiate and become senescent, and therefore are not suitable for cell signaling studies...
  45. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic elastase induces liver injury by activating cytokine production within Kupffer cells via nuclear factor-Kappa B
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:474-80. 2002
    ..Gd exhibits a protective effect against elastase-induced liver injury by inhibiting activation of NF-kappa B...
  46. ncbi request reprint Current indications for preoperative inferior vena cava filter insertion in patients undergoing surgery for morbid obesity
    W Brent Keeling
    University of South Florida, Department of Surgery and Division of Vascular Surgery, Tampa, FL, USA
    Obes Surg 15:1009-12. 2005
    ..We propose guidelines for preoperative insertion of inferior vena cava filters in patients with clinically significant obesity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Gastric bypass is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with clinically significant obesity
    Sowsan Rasheid
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Group, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    Obes Surg 13:58-61. 2003
    ..We have demonstrated that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in 60% of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. A study was conducted to determine whether weight loss following bariatric surgery ameliorates OSA...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pancreatitis-associated ascitic fluid induces hepatocyte death independent of local cytokines
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa 33620, USA
    J Surg Res 106:308-13. 2002
    ..Kupffer-cell-derived cytokines mediate liver injury, yet macrophage pacification does not abolish hepatocyte injury. We undertook this study to examine the role of pancreatitis-associated ascitic fluid (PAAF) in liver injury...
  49. ncbi request reprint The fifth hurricane: Florida's crisis of access to medical care
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery and Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:382-4. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Is bariatric surgery safe in academic centers?
    Jose Lopez
    Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa 33601, USA
    Am Surg 68:820-3. 2002
    ..These prospectively collected data reflect surgical outcomes more accurately than clinical series and will impact our practice of bariatric surgery...
  51. ncbi request reprint Regulation of Kupffer cell TNF gene expression during experimental acute pancreatitis: the role of p38-MAPK, ERK1/2, SAPK/JNK, and NF-kappaB
    Michel M Murr
    Department of Surgery, James A Haley VA Hospital, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:20-5. 2003
    ..The seemingly limited duration of NF-kappaB activation may be important in "switching off" the cytokine cascade during acute pancreatitis...
  52. ncbi request reprint The utility of contrast studies and drains in the management of patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Francesco Serafini
    Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
    Obes Surg 12:34-8. 2002
    ..The authors determined if early routine post-operative UGI detects occult anastomotic leaks, thereby altering treatment and withholding early feeding...
  53. ncbi request reprint The ASBS "Florida coalition"
    Michel M Murr
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:493-4. 2006
  54. ncbi request reprint Caring for patients after bariatric surgery
    Ayaz Virji
    Morton Plant Mease Primary Care Weight Management Clinic, Largo, Florida 33771, USA
    Am Fam Physician 73:1403-8. 2006
    ..Symptomatic cholelithiasis, dumping syndrome, persistent vomiting, and nutritional deficiencies may present as long-term complications...