Charles M Wilcox

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic therapy for chronic pancreatitis: an evidence-based review
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 8:104-10. 2006
  2. pmc Endomicroscopy of the pancreaticobiliary system
    Shajan Peter
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0012, USA
    Diagn Ther Endosc 2013:310105. 2013
  3. pmc Comprehending coordinated comprehensive care: the devil is in the dollars
    David G Fairchild
    J Gen Intern Med 22:424-5. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Consensus development conference on the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, including cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme inhibitors and aspirin
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1082-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment strategies for Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:1145-57. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal Considerations in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Using Nonopioid Analgesics for Mild-to-Moderate Pain or Cardioprotection
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:17-22. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Prospective comparison of brush cytology, viral culture, and histology for the diagnosis of ulcerative esophagitis in AIDS
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 32594 0007, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:564-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use and public perception of over-the-counter pain relievers: focus on nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:2218-24. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost minimization analysis comparing diagnostic strategies in unexplained pancreatitis
    Charles Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Pancreas 38:117-21. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficiency issues in sedation and monitoring
    Charles M Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, ZRB 633, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 14:647-56, viii. 2004

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Publications69

  1. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic therapy for chronic pancreatitis: an evidence-based review
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 8:104-10. 2006
    ..Although these endoscopic techniques have been beneficial for many patients, further study is warranted to better define their role in chronic pancreatitis compared with well-established surgical techniques...
  2. pmc Endomicroscopy of the pancreaticobiliary system
    Shajan Peter
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0012, USA
    Diagn Ther Endosc 2013:310105. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Comprehending coordinated comprehensive care: the devil is in the dollars
    David G Fairchild
    J Gen Intern Med 22:424-5. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Consensus development conference on the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, including cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme inhibitors and aspirin
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1082-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment strategies for Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:1145-57. 2009
    ..Until the development of H(2)-receptor antagonists and later proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the disease was virulent, often associated with ulcer-related mortality, and the mainstay of treatment was total gastrectomy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal Considerations in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Using Nonopioid Analgesics for Mild-to-Moderate Pain or Cardioprotection
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:17-22. 2006
    ..In any patient, the risk-benefit ratio must be assessed to determine the appropriate therapies to minimize GI complications resulting from daily aspirin therapy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prospective comparison of brush cytology, viral culture, and histology for the diagnosis of ulcerative esophagitis in AIDS
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 32594 0007, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:564-7. 2004
    ..The best method(s) for the diagnosis of esophageal ulcers in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is unknown...
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use and public perception of over-the-counter pain relievers: focus on nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Rheumatol 32:2218-24. 2005
    ..To assess the frequency and indications for over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) use and to what degree the public is aware of their side effects...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost minimization analysis comparing diagnostic strategies in unexplained pancreatitis
    Charles Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Pancreas 38:117-21. 2009
    ..However, comparative trials of these modalities are lacking, and thus the ideal endoscopic diagnostic strategy to evaluate idiopathic pancreatitis remains unknown...
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficiency issues in sedation and monitoring
    Charles M Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, ZRB 633, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 14:647-56, viii. 2004
    ..Our current practices will likely change in the future with technologic advances (monitoring) and expansion of our pharmacologic armamentarium (sedation)...
  11. ncbi request reprint A patient with high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding requiring nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:1090-3. 2006
  12. ncbi request reprint Angiography: the gastroenterologist's perspective--will new or refined radiologic imaging techniques help the difficult bleeder?
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:S49-50. 2002
  13. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial comparing endoscopic stenting to a sham procedure for chronic pancreatitis
    C M Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Trials 6:455-63. 2009
    ..A number of studies support the use of endoscopically placed pancreatic duct (PD) stents to decrease pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP). Nevertheless, flaws in study design have prevented experts from reaching a consensus...
  14. doi request reprint Prospective assessment of out-of-pocket patient-related cost for ERCP at an urban tertiary care medical center
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0001, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:2789-91. 2011
    ..When calculating differences between interventions, direct cost comparisons are typically based on Medicare reimbursement rates. The additional out-of-pocket costs of the patient have been little studied in endoscopy...
  15. pmc Absence of gastrointestinal infections in a cohort of patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other acid hypersecretors receiving long-term acid suppression with lansoprazole
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 8:18. 2008
    ..The relationship between proton pump inhibitor therapy and other acid suppressing medications and the risk of gastrointestinal infections remains controversial...
  16. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal complications of HIV infection: changing priorities in the HAART era
    C M Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for AIDS Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Gut 57:861-70. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: presentation, response to therapy, and outcome
    C Mel Wilcox
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Birmingham, AL, United States
    Dig Liver Dis 43:439-43. 2011
    ..Recent series describing the clinical presentation, response to therapy, and long-term outcome of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome are limited...
  18. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of quality of life in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
    George B Smallfield
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:3108-12. 2010
    ..While management of ZES has dramatically improved with proton pump inhibitor therapy, quality of life in medically treated patients has not been evaluated...
  19. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of an algorithm incorporating routine preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in suspected pancreatic cancer
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:813-9. 2007
    ..We prospectively evaluated the accuracy, safety, and potential impact on surgical intervention of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the preoperative evaluation of suspected pancreatic cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for survival in pancreatic cancer: a population-based study
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 408 Lyons Harrison Research Building, 701 19th St S, Birmingham AL 35294 0007, USA
    Am J Surg 192:322-9. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Ethical and medicolegal issues related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement
    Christine S Ritchie
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, UAB Center for Palliative CareBirmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 17:805-15. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Frequency of major complications after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a prospective evaluation
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:622-9. 2006
    ..EUS-guided FNA is effective for establishing tissue diagnosis in suspected pancreatic cancer. However, data on the frequency of major complications following EUS-FNA are limited...
  23. doi request reprint Value of repeat endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for suspected pancreatic cancer
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Pancreatico biliary Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:567-70. 2008
    ..Our aims were to determine the yield and success of repeat EUS-FNA and the reasons for failure of initial EUS-FNA...
  24. ncbi request reprint Re-examination of the cost-effectiveness of surgical versus medical therapy in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: the value of long-term data collection
    Miguel R Arguedas
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1023-8. 2004
    ..We have incorporated these new data into a revised Markov model to examine the cost-effectiveness of surgical versus medical therapy in patients with severe reflux esophagitis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: a powerful tool to obtain samples from small lesions
    Nirag C Jhala
    Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    Cancer 102:239-46. 2004
    ..The objective of the current study was to determine whether small lesions (< or = 25 mm) affected the specimen adequacy and the diagnostic accuracy for lesions aspirated under EUS guidance...
  26. ncbi request reprint Characterization of long-term outcomes after Toupet fundoplication: symptoms, medication use, and health status
    Joshua C Klapow
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 330 Ryals Public Health Building, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:509-15. 2002
    ..Further clinical, physiologic, and patient-based outcome measures have not been well characterized for this method. The current study conducts a long-term, comprehensive outcome evaluation in patients receiving Toupet fundoplication...
  27. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of patients with suspected pancreatic cancer: diagnostic accuracy and acute and 30-day complications
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, ZRB 636, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2663-8. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: a study of 103 cases
    David C Chhieng
    Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 6823, USA
    Cancer 96:232-9. 2002
    ..To better evaluate the clinical utility and efficiency of EUS-FNAB, a retrospective analysis of the first 103 EUS-FNABs performed at our institute was undertaken...
  29. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic stent therapy in advanced chronic pancreatitis: relationships between ductal changes, clinical response, and stent patency
    Desiree E Morgan
    Department of Radiology Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Pancreaticobiliary Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:821-6. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial comparing needle-knife and pull-sphincterotome techniques for pancreatic sphincterotomy in high-risk patients
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:716-22. 2006
    ..Accepted techniques for pancreatic sphincterotomy include use of a needle knife or a pull sphincterotome to ablate the sphincter. There are no prospective studies comparing outcomes between both techniques...
  31. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a pooled analysis from EUS centers in the United States
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Endoscopic Ultrasound Program, University of Alabama, 1530 3rd Avenue South, ZRB 636, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:385-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and the severity of pancreatitis after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses. A survey of centers that offer training in EUS in the United States was conducted...
  32. ncbi request reprint Biochemical analysis of pancreatic fluid collections predicts bacterial infection
    Klaus E Monkemuller
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:1667-73. 2005
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Costs and risks in the management of patients with gastric acid hypersecretion
    Basil I Hirschowitz
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:28-33. 2010
    ..To define both risks and costs of optimal care of patients with gastric acid hypersecretion...
  34. doi request reprint Endoscopic resection of minor papilla adenomas (with video)
    Jessica M Trevino
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:383-6. 2008
    ..Although there are several large series on endoscopic resection of the major duodenal papilla, only commentary on individual cases has been presented on endoscopic minor papilla resection...
  35. ncbi request reprint Protocol-based medical management of post-ERCP pancreatitis
    Neelima Reddy
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:385-92. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of a standard treatment protocol in management of post-ERCP pancreatitis...
  36. ncbi request reprint EUS-guided FNA of the left adrenal gland in patients with thoracic or GI malignancies
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:627-33. 2004
    ..The diagnostic yield and safety of trans-gastric EUS-guided FNA of the left adrenal gland are not well defined...
  37. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of gastrointestinal opportunistic disorders in AIDS despite the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Klaus E Monkemuller
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 50:230-4. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Relationship among hospital ERCP volume, length of stay, and technical outcomes
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:338-47. 2006
    ..Although increasingly used and in existence for 40 years, to date, data on the relationship between hospital volume and outcome of ERCP are scant...
  39. doi request reprint Prospective randomized trial comparing EUS and EGD for transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts (with videos)
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:1102-11. 2008
    ..Although prior studies evaluated the role of EUS and EGD for drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts, there are no randomized trials that compared the technical outcomes between both modalities...
  40. doi request reprint The concept of bedside EUS
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:1180-4. 2008
    ..Although the role of bedside endoscopy for the provision of emergent diagnosis and therapy is well known, the concept of bedside EUS requires further validation...
  41. pmc Short-term discontinuation of HAART regimens more common in vulnerable patient populations
    Lindsay S Robison
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:1347-55. 2008
    ..S. HIV/AIDS epidemic. More vigilant monitoring of patient populations at higher risk of toxicity and virologic failure may allow for improved HAART regimen durability...
  42. ncbi request reprint EUS versus surgical cyst-gastrostomy for management of pancreatic pseudocysts
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:649-55. 2008
    ..Although EUS-guided cyst-gastrostomy is increasingly being performed, there are no studies that compare the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness with surgical cyst-gastrostomy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Role of endoscopic evaluation in idiopathic pancreatitis: a systematic review
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Pancreaticobiliary Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:1037-45. 2006
    ..ERCP and sphincter of Oddi manometry should generally be reserved for patients with multiple unexplained attacks and negative EUS results, especially for those patients who have previously undergone cholecystectomy...
  44. doi request reprint Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy
    Tercio L Lopes
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 39:99-107. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic yield and clinical implications of push enteroscopy: results from a nonspecialized center
    Jeffrey Linder
    Departmentof Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 35:383-6. 2002
    ..CONCLUSIONS Push enteroscopy has a high diagnostic yield, similar to reports from specialized centers suggesting the potential clinical benefit of more widespread use...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: can results from specialized centers be generalized?
    Jeffrey D Linder
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 47:2411-5. 2002
    ..These results confirm the high prevalence of SOD in patients referred for SOM...
  47. ncbi request reprint Incomplete response to endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: evidence for a chronic pain disorder
    Jeffrey D Linder
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1738-43. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to quantitatively measure the long-term outcomes of endoscopic therapy in patients with SOD...
  48. ncbi request reprint Patterns of bleeding after endoscopic sphincterotomy, the subsequent risk of bleeding, and the role of epinephrine injection
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:244-8. 2004
    ..Similarly, the efficacy and side effects of epinephrine (E) injection for persistent bleeding have not been well studied...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of adjunctive ketamine on sphincter of Oddi motility in humans
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:e405-9. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the effect of ketamine on sphincter of Oddi motility when used as an adjunctive sedative agent during ERCP...
  50. ncbi request reprint Biliary stents in malignant obstructive jaundice due to pancreatic carcinoma: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Miguel R Arguedas
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:898-904. 2002
    ..We used decision analysis with Markov modeling to compare the cost-effectivenesses of plastic stents and metal stents in patients with unresectable pancreatic carcinoma...
  51. ncbi request reprint Role of EUS in drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections not amenable for endoscopic transmural drainage
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:1107-19. 2007
    ..The role of interventional EUS in drainage of PFCs requires further clarification, because the procedure is technically challenging, with limited availability...
  52. ncbi request reprint Multiple late asymptomatic pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma: diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy with immunocytochemical correlation
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Gastroenterology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 47:1839-42. 2002
    ..We conclude that EUS-FNA can provide tissue diagnosis from pancreatic masses, especially when other modalities have failed...
  53. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic management of traumatic bile leaks
    Allison Bridges
    Pancreaticobiliary Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:1081-5. 2007
    ..Traumatic bile leaks often result in prolonged morbidity and an increased length of hospital stay that requires multimodality management. Data on endoscopic management of traumatic bile leaks are scarce...
  54. ncbi request reprint Technical outcomes and complications of ERCP in children
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 410 Lyons Harrison Research Building, 701 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:367-71. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the success and complications of diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP in children (age <18 years) and adult patients...
  55. doi request reprint Somatostatin analogues in the treatment of recurrent bleeding from gastrointestinal vascular malformations: an overview and systematic review of prospective observational studies
    Colin Brown
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2129-34. 2010
    ..The use of pharmacological treatments would be useful especially in refractory bleeding, inaccessible lesions and in patients who are at high risk for invasive interventions...
  56. ncbi request reprint Extrahepatic biliary cystadenoma localized to the common bile duct
    Heidi R Umphrey
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0016, USA
    Surgery 131:587-8. 2002
  57. ncbi request reprint Exploring the use of the sham design for interventional trials: implications for endoscopic research
    C Mel Wilcox
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:123-7. 2008
  58. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic examination with the duodenoscope at ERCP: frequency of lesions and accuracy of detection
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:538-42. 2002
    ..Little is known about the yield and accuracy of endoscopic examination with the duodenoscope after ERCP, and there appears to be no uniform standard of practice for endoscopic examination in this setting...
  59. ncbi request reprint Cytokine gene profile in gastric mucosa in Helicobacter pylori infection and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
    Paul R Harris
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:312-8. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the role of cytokines in these two diseases, as we quantitated proinflammatory cytokine messenger RNA (mRNA) levels in the gastric mucosa from patients with H. pylori infection and ZES...
  60. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy-assisted ERCP: experience of a high-volume bariatric surgery center (with video)
    Tercio L Lopes
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:1254-9. 2009
    ..Laparoscopy-assisted ERCP (LAERCP) allows the diagnosis and treatment of biliopancreatic conditions in patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy (RY). However, experience with this technique is limited...
  61. ncbi request reprint Aorto-esophageal fistula
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:417. 2002
  62. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for the survival of patients with esophageal carcinoma in the U.S.: the importance of tumor length and lymph node status
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Cancer 95:1434-43. 2002
    ..Using data from the National Cancer Institute SEER Program, the authors explored the effect of tumor length and number of positive lymph nodes on survival in patients with esophageal carcinoma...
  63. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of droperidol on sphincter of Oddi motility
    C Mel Wilcox
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:483-7. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint The role of eicosanoids, cyclooxygenases, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in colorectal tumorigenesis and chemoprevention
    Ika I Peleg
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:117-25. 2002
    ..In the average-risk individual, endoscopic screening and surveillance will remain the core of efforts to prevent sporadic colorectal cancer...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cytologic grade independently predicts survival of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Isam A Eltoum
    Department of Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 124:697-707. 2005
    ..We devised a grading system that independently predicted survival in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
  66. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of cholecystectomy after endoscopic sphincterotomy for choledocholithiasis
    Nechol L Allen
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, KB 417 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:292-6. 2006
    ..Pre-ES serum bilirubin is useful in identifying patients who may not have a successful laparoscopic approach at cholecystectomy...
  67. ncbi request reprint Impact of EUS in the evaluation of pancreaticobiliary disorders in children
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:239-44. 2005
    ..This prospective study evaluates the feasibility, the safety, and the impact of EUS in the evaluation of PB disorders in children...
  68. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy-assisted transjejunal ERCP in a patient with Roux-en-Y reconstruction following partial gastrectomy
    Tercio L Lopes
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 20:55-8. 2010
    ..An internal hernia was diagnosed incidentally and treated appropriately. Laparoscopy-assisted ERCP is a viable option in patients with Roux-en-Y anatomy, even when the gastric remnant and duodenum are not available...

Research Grants2

  1. Clinical Investigation in Pancreatic & Biliary Disorders
    Charles Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Lastly, an important portion of the mentoring program will be advancing the clinical research of young clinical faculty in their respective research programs. ..