digestive system surgical procedures

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Summary: Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Laparoscopic-assisted versus open abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer: a prospective randomized trial
    Simon S M Ng
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2418-25. 2008
  2. ncbi A systematic review of POSSUM and its related models as predictors of post-operative mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer
    Colin Hewitt Richards
    University Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1511-20. 2010
  3. ncbi Life-threatening sepsis following treatment for haemorrhoids: a systematic review
    J M McCloud
    Department of General Surgery, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK
    Colorectal Dis 8:748-55. 2006
  4. ncbi A meta-analysis of the effect of combinations of immune modulating nutrients on outcome in patients undergoing major open gastrointestinal surgery
    Kanagaraj Marimuthu
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 255:1060-8. 2012
  5. ncbi Delorme's procedure for rectal prolapse: clinical and physiological analysis
    Akira Tsunoda
    Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
    Dis Colon Rectum 46:1260-5. 2003
  6. ncbi Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in prediction of tumour-free resection margin in rectal cancer surgery
    R G Beets-Tan
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Lancet 357:497-504. 2001
  7. pmc Segmental duodenectomy for gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the duodenum
    Nicolas Christian Buchs
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Geneva, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    World J Gastroenterol 16:2788-92. 2010
  8. ncbi Outcomes in oncologic surgery: does volume make a difference?
    David J Bentrem
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    World J Surg 29:1210-6. 2005
  9. pmc Local excision after preoperative chemoradiation results in an equivalent outcome to total mesorectal excision in selected patients with T3 rectal cancer
    Glenda G Callender
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:441-7. 2010
  10. ncbi Prognostic significance of tumor regression after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer
    Claus Rodel
    Department of Radiation Therapy, University of Erlangen, Universitatsstr 27, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    J Clin Oncol 23:8688-96. 2005

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  1. ncbi Laparoscopic-assisted versus open abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer: a prospective randomized trial
    Simon S M Ng
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2418-25. 2008
    ..Recurrence and survival data were also recorded and compared between the two groups...
  2. ncbi A systematic review of POSSUM and its related models as predictors of post-operative mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer
    Colin Hewitt Richards
    University Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine University of Glasgow, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1511-20. 2010
    ..This aim of this systematic review was to assess the predictive value of the POSSUM models in colorectal cancer surgery...
  3. ncbi Life-threatening sepsis following treatment for haemorrhoids: a systematic review
    J M McCloud
    Department of General Surgery, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK
    Colorectal Dis 8:748-55. 2006
    ..The purpose of this review was to assess the scale of the problem, and identify any predisposing factors, common presenting features, and treatment options in those who suffer these complications...
  4. ncbi A meta-analysis of the effect of combinations of immune modulating nutrients on outcome in patients undergoing major open gastrointestinal surgery
    Kanagaraj Marimuthu
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 255:1060-8. 2012
    ..Immune modulating nutrition (IMN) has been shown to reduce complications after major surgery, but strong evidence to recommend its routine use is still lacking...
  5. ncbi Delorme's procedure for rectal prolapse: clinical and physiological analysis
    Akira Tsunoda
    Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
    Dis Colon Rectum 46:1260-5. 2003
    ..Clinical and physiological results of Delorme's procedure were assessed retrospectively in patients undergoing this procedure for rectal prolapse...
  6. ncbi Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in prediction of tumour-free resection margin in rectal cancer surgery
    R G Beets-Tan
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Lancet 357:497-504. 2001
    ..This study assessed the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a phased-array coil for preoperative staging and prediction of the distance of the tumour from the circumferential resection margin in a total mesorectal excision...
  7. pmc Segmental duodenectomy for gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the duodenum
    Nicolas Christian Buchs
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Geneva, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    World J Gastroenterol 16:2788-92. 2010
    ..To evaluate the results of segmental duodenectomy (SD) and pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) for duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and help clinicians with surgical management...
  8. ncbi Outcomes in oncologic surgery: does volume make a difference?
    David J Bentrem
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    World J Surg 29:1210-6. 2005
    ..It appears that volume can be substituted in part for by specialization and training, with improved outcomes based on specialist credentials and fellowship training...
  9. pmc Local excision after preoperative chemoradiation results in an equivalent outcome to total mesorectal excision in selected patients with T3 rectal cancer
    Glenda G Callender
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:441-7. 2010
    ..At nearly 4 years' follow-up, no difference in outcome was observed. This study compares outcomes in a larger cohort of patients and reevaluates the original 26 patients after longer follow-up...
  10. ncbi Prognostic significance of tumor regression after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer
    Claus Rodel
    Department of Radiation Therapy, University of Erlangen, Universitatsstr 27, D 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    J Clin Oncol 23:8688-96. 2005
    ..We assessed the impact of tumor regression grading (TRG) and its value in correlation to established prognostic factors in a cohort of rectal carcinoma patients treated by preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT)...
  11. pmc Cryptoglandular anal fistulas
    Andreas Ommer
    End und Dickdarmpraxis Essen, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 108:707-13. 2011
    ..Cryptoglandular anal fistula arises in 2 per 10 000 persons per year and is most common in young men. Improper treatment can result in fecal incontinence and thus in impaired quality of life...
  12. pmc The role of epidural anesthesia and analgesia in surgical practice
    Robert J Moraca
    Department of Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Ann Surg 238:663-73. 2003
    ..To review the potential and proven benefits and complications of epidural anesthesia/analgesia...
  13. ncbi Goal-directed fluid management based on the pulse oximeter-derived pleth variability index reduces lactate levels and improves fluid management
    Patrice Forget
    Department of Anesthesiology, St Luc Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Anesth Analg 111:910-4. 2010
    ..We investigated whether displaying the variability in the pulse oximeter plethysmogram (pleth variability index; PVI) would guide intraoperative fluid management and improve circulation as assessed by lactate levels...
  14. ncbi Oncological outcomes after total mesorectal excision for cure for cancer of the lower rectum: anterior vs. abdominoperineal resection
    Arne Wibe
    Department of Surgery, St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:48-58. 2004
    ..This study was designed to examine the outcome of cancer of the lower rectum, particularly the rates of local recurrence and survival for tumors located in this area that have been treated by anterior or abdominoperineal resections...
  15. ncbi Surgeon and hospital characteristics as predictors of major adverse outcomes following colon cancer surgery: understanding the volume-outcome relationship
    Kevin G Billingsley
    Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Arch Surg 142:23-31; discussion 32. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that there are modifiable surgeon and hospital characteristics that explain observed volume-outcome relationships...
  16. pmc Reoperation as a quality indicator in colorectal surgery: a population-based analysis
    Arden M Morris
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 245:73-9. 2007
    ..To describe unplanned procedures following colorectal cancer surgery that might be used as intermediate outcome measures, and to determine their association with mortality and length of stay...
  17. ncbi Endometriosis lesions that compromise the rectum deeper than the inner muscularis layer have more than 40% of the circumference of the rectum affected by the disease
    Mauricio Simoes Abrao
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15:280-5. 2008
    ..To estimate the relationship between the depth of lesions of rectal endometriosis and the percentage of the circumference of the bowel segment affected by the disease...
  18. ncbi Outcome after resection of one hundred gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    K Krajinovic
    Department of General, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery, Wuerzburg University Hospital, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Dig Surg 27:313-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the outcome after surgical resection in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors and to determine the factors influencing local tumor recurrence or distant metastatic disease after locally complete tumor resection (R0)...
  19. ncbi The management of postoperative ileus
    Benjamin Person
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA
    Curr Probl Surg 43:6-65. 2006
  20. ncbi Total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: difference in outcome for low and high rectal cancer
    Arne E Faerden
    Department of Surgery, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:2224-31. 2005
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  21. ncbi 10-year outcome of children born with anorectal malformation, treated by posterior sagittal anorectoplasty, assessed according to the Krickenbeck classification
    Sinead Hassett
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, St George s Hospital, London, UK
    J Pediatr Surg 44:399-403. 2009
    ..Anorectal malformations (ARMs) affect 1 in 4000 to 5000 births. The Krickenbeck conference developed a classification based on anatomical and functional criteria to better compare treatment outcome...
  22. ncbi Influence of percutaneous abscess drainage on severe postoperative septic complications in patients with Crohn's disease
    Rene Müller-Wille
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 26:769-74. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of severe postoperative IASC in patients undergoing intestinal resections with and without preoperative percutaneous abscess drainage (PAD) before definitive surgery...
  23. pmc The total mesorectal excision specimen for rectal cancer: a review of its pathological assessment
    Jeremy R Parfitt
    Department of Pathology, London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Pathol 60:849-55. 2007
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  24. ncbi Temporal patterns of postoperative complications
    Jon S Thompson
    Department of Surgery, Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
    Arch Surg 138:596-602; discussion 602-3. 2003
    ..Our aim was to determine the incidence of major complications during specific postoperative intervals...
  25. ncbi Laparoscopic-assisted Malone appendicostomy in the management of fecal incontinence in children
    Taiwo A Lawal
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Colorectal Center for Children, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:455-9. 2011
    ..We present our experience using this approach for fecal incontinence patients and technical modifications to reduce complications...
  26. pmc Clinicopathologic analysis of early ampullary cancers with a focus on the feasibility of ampullectomy
    Yoo Seok Yoon
    Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Surg 242:92-100. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether ampullectomy can substitute for pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) in early ampullary cancer by clinicopathologic study...
  27. ncbi What's new in postoperative enterocutaneous fistulas?
    Moshe Schein
    World J Surg 32:336-8. 2008
  28. ncbi Can failure of percutaneous drainage of postoperative abdominal abscesses be predicted?
    Stephane Benoist
    Department of Surgery, Service de Chirurgie Generale et Digestive, Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France
    Am J Surg 184:148-53. 2002
    ..Accordingly, this retrospective study was designed to determine the predictive factors for failure of PD of postoperative abscess, in order to better select the patients who may benefit from PD...
  29. ncbi Laparoscopic enucleation of a duodenal lipoma, with review of the literature
    Saleh N Abu Daff
    Department of Surgery, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 29:455-7. 2008
    ..We present a case of a duodenal lipoma excised laparoscopically with a review of the literature...
  30. pmc Prospective phase II study of preoperative short-course radiotherapy for rectal cancer with twice daily fractions of 2.9 Gy to a total dose of 29 Gy--long-term results
    Matthias Guckenberger
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Radiat Oncol 4:67. 2009
    ..To evaluate clinical outcome after preoperative short-course radiotherapy for rectal cancer with twice daily fractions of 2.9 Gy to a total dose of 29 Gy and adjuvant chemotherapy for pathological stage UICC >or= II...
  31. ncbi A comparison of quality of life and postoperative results from combined PPH and conventional haemorrhoidectomy in different cases of haemorrhoidal disease
    A Martinsons
    Department of Surgery, Riga Stradina University, Riga, Latvia
    Colorectal Dis 9:423-9. 2007
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  32. ncbi Long-term follow-up of the modified Delorme procedure for rectal prolapse
    Brian P Watkins
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI 54601, USA
    Arch Surg 138:498-502; discussion 502-3. 2003
    ..The modified Delorme operation is a safe, effective, and durable treatment for complete rectal prolapse...
  33. pmc Robotic-assisted laparoscopic treatment of bowel, bladder, and ureteral endometriosis
    Camran Nezhat
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Surgery, Stanford University, USA
    JSLS 15:387-92. 2011
    ..Endometriosis commonly affects the pelvic organs but can also affect organs outside the pelvis and is then termed extragenital endometriosis...
  34. ncbi Serial transverse enteroplasty is associated with successful short-term outcomes in infants with short bowel syndrome
    Patrick J Javid
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 40:1019-23; discussion 1023-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to review short-term surgical and nutritional outcomes in the first cohort of infants to undergo the STEP procedure at our institution...
  35. ncbi Laparoscopic rectal resections and fast-track surgery: what can be expected?
    Rolv Ole Lindsetmo
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Am J Surg 197:408-12. 2009
    ..We present the results of combining protocols of standardized laparoscopic rectal resection (LRR) and perioperative fast track care...
  36. ncbi Serial transverse enteroplasty as primary therapy for neonates with proximal jejunal atresia
    Paul W Wales
    Division of General Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada
    J Pediatr Surg 40:E31-4. 2005
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  37. ncbi Tract length predicts successful closure with anal fistula plug in cryptoglandular fistulas
    Michael F McGee
    Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:1116-20. 2010
    ..Collagen anal fistula plug treatment of transsphincteric fistulas produces variable results. The purpose of our study was to determine whether long-tract fistulas (>4 cm) correlated with successful closure...
  38. ncbi Clinical benefits after the implementation of a protocol of restricted perioperative intravenous crystalloid fluids in major abdominal operations
    José E de Aguilar-Nascimento
    Department of Surgery, Medical Sciences School, The Federal University of Mato Grosso, Rua Estevao de Mendonca, 81 apto 801, 78043 300, Cuiaba, MT, Brazil
    World J Surg 33:925-30. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of two different perioperative hydration protocols on the outcome in patients undergoing major abdominal operations...
  39. ncbi Changes in anorectal morphologic and functional parameters after fistula-in-ano surgery
    José V Roig
    Unidad de Coloproctologia, Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1462-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to analyze changes in anal continence and morphologic and functional anorectal variables after fistula-in-ano surgery in a patient series with a high rate of complex fistulas...
  40. ncbi [Perioperative care in digestive surgery]
    C Mariette
    Service de Chirurgie Digestive et Generale, Hopital C Huriez, CHRU, Lille
    J Chir (Paris) 142:14-28. 2005
  41. ncbi Colloid vs. crystalloid infusions in gastrointestinal surgery and their different impact on the healing of intestinal anastomoses
    Goran Marjanovic
    Department of Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 25:491-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate if colloid infusions have different effects on intestinal anastomotic healing when compared to crystalloid infusions depending on the amount of the administered volume...
  42. ncbi Outcome of rectal cancer surgery after the introduction of preoperative radiotherapy in a low-volume hospital
    A Doeksen
    Department of Surgery, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Jan Tooropstraat 164, 1006 AE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gastrointest Cancer 38:63-70. 2007
    ..The improvement in local control by preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer can be at the cost of substantial morbidity...
  43. ncbi The efficacy of anal fistula plug in fistula-in-ano: a systematic review
    P Garg
    Department of General Surgery, Fortis Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
    Colorectal Dis 12:965-70. 2010
    ..To assess the efficacy of anal fistula plug (AFP) procedure for the treatment of fistula-in-ano especially the complex fistulas...
  44. ncbi Repeat STEP procedure to establish enteral nutrition in an infant with short bowel syndrome
    Nobuyuki Morikawa
    Division of General Surgery, National Center for Child Health and Development, 2 10 1 Okura Setagaya ku, Tokyo, 157 8535, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 25:1007-11. 2009
    ..One should not hesitate to perform a second STEP if after the initial bowel lengthening procedure the patient develops small bowel dilatation that interferes with enteral nutrition...
  45. ncbi A standardized technique for laparoscopic rectal resection
    Rolv Ole Lindsetmo
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 5047, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:2059-63. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic rectal resection (LRR) has not gained the same acceptance as laparoscopic segmental colonic resection because of technical challenges, increased operating time and costs, and concerns about the oncological outcome...
  46. ncbi Fast-track pathways in colorectal surgery
    Paul J Chestovich
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 93:21-32. 2013
    ..Fast-track protocols are safe for patients and offer improvement in intestinal recovery and hospital discharge...
  47. ncbi [Different procedures of alimentary tract reconstruction after subtotal distal gastrectomy in dogs]
    Zai yuan Ye
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People s Hospital, Hangzhou 310014, China
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 90:2704-7. 2010
    ..To explore an ideal procedure of alimentary tract reconstructions after subtotal distal gastrectomy...
  48. pmc First report of the international serial transverse enteroplasty data registry: indications, efficacy, and complications
    Biren P Modi
    Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:365-71. 2007
    ..This report describes patient characteristics, operative parameters, and early results of STEP in the first 38 patients enrolled in the International STEP Data Registry...
  49. ncbi The 2 STEP: an approach to repeating a serial transverse enteroplasty
    Peter F Ehrlich
    Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:819-22. 2007
    ..However, postlengthening dilatation may occur, which can lead to bacterial overgrowth and malabsorption. We addressed this problem by reperforming the STEP in 2 patients...
  50. ncbi Preoperative risk stratification for mortality and major morbidity in major colorectal surgery
    Joseph L Ragg
    Department of Surgery, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1296-303. 2009
    ..To enable preoperative clinical use, this study aimed to stratify risk by use of preoperative risk factors only...
  51. ncbi Diagnosis and treatment of pancreaticobiliary maljunction in children
    Shigeru Ono
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, 602 8566, Japan
    Surg Today 41:601-5. 2011
    ..In addition, successive follow-up is necessary for early detection of biliary tract malignancy, especially in patients demonstrating postoperative complications...
  52. ncbi Laparoscopic rectal prolapse surgery combined with short hospital stay is safe in elderly and debilitated patients
    M Carpelan-Holmström
    Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, 00290 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Surg Endosc 20:1353-9. 2006
    ..We report the results of patients treated from January 2000 to June 2004 for full-thickness rectal prolapse with trans-abdominal surgery in Helsinki...
  53. ncbi Prospective trial evaluating new circular and linear stapler devices for gastrointestinal anastomosis: preliminary data
    P De Nardi
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Tech Coloproctol 12:69-72. 2008
    ..These new instruments are valuable for performing gastrointestinal anastomosis and are in conformity with clinical requirements; their use is simple and seems to be safe...
  54. ncbi Experience performing 64 consecutive stapled intestinal anastomoses in small children and infants
    Ian C S Mitchell
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Medical Center of Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75235, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 46:128-30. 2011
    ..Intestinal anastomosis in children has traditionally been performed using hand-sewn techniques. Little data exist evaluating the efficacy of stapled intestinal anastomoses in the infant and pediatric populations...
  55. ncbi The second STEP: the feasibility of repeat serial transverse enteroplasty
    Hannah Piper
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston and the Harvard Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1951-6. 2006
    ..Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) lengthens and tapers dilated bowel. Redilation of the STEP segment occurs in some patients with intestinal failure. The feasibility of a repeat STEP procedure in a pig model is evaluated...
  56. ncbi The 'good', the 'bad', and the 'ugly' rectal cancers
    Lennart Blomqvist
    Acta Oncol 47:5-8. 2008
  57. pmc Quality of life in rectal cancer patients: a four-year prospective study
    Jutta Engel
    Munich Field Study, Munich Cancer Registry, Klinikum Grobetahadern, Luwig Maximilians University, Munich Germany
    Ann Surg 238:203-13. 2003
    ..To assess long-term quality of life in a population-based sample of rectal cancer patients...
  58. ncbi The impact of obesity on outcome after major colorectal surgery
    Kelly A Gendall
    Colorectal Unit, Department of Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:2223-37. 2007
    ..This review examines the data on the impact of obesity on perioperative morbidity and mortality specifically in the context of colorectal surgery...
  59. ncbi Standardized technique of laparoscopic intracorporeal rectal transection and anastomosis for low anterior resection
    Hiroya Kuroyanagi
    Gastroenterological Center, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Ariake Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3 10 6 Ariake, Koto ku, Tokyo, 135 8550, Japan
    Surg Endosc 22:557-61. 2008
    ..In our institute, however, rectal transection using a currently available endostapler followed by anastomosis with a double stapling technique is usually performed...
  60. ncbi Initial experience on efficacy in closure of cryptoglandular and Crohn's transsphincteric fistulas by the use of the anal fistula plug
    O Schwandner
    Department of Surgery, Pelvic Floor Center Regensburg, Caritas Krankenhaus St Josef, Landshuter Str 65, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 23:319-24. 2008
    ..It was the aim of this prospective study to analyze the efficacy of the Cook Surgisis AFP anal fistula plug (AFP) for the closure of cryptoglandular and Crohn's disease-associated transsphincteric anorectal fistulas...
  61. ncbi Feeding the gut early after digestive surgery: results of a nine-year experience
    M Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Clin Nutr 21:59-65. 2002
    ..Thus we evaluated our experience focusing on safety and tolerance of early postoperative jejunal feeding and possible risk factors for gastrointestinal adverse effects...
  62. ncbi Major digestive surgery using a remote-controlled robot: the next revolution
    Eric Vibert
    Department of Medical and Surgical Digestive Disease, Montsouris Institute, Paris, France
    Arch Surg 138:1002-6. 2003
    ..A remote-controlled robot can be used to perform computer-enhanced major digestive laparoscopic surgery...
  63. ncbi Stapled vs excision hemorrhoidectomy: long-term results of a prospective randomized trial
    Franc H Hetzer
    Department for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Surg 137:337-40. 2002
    ..Furthermore, stapled hemorrhoidectomy is associated with lower hemorrhoidal recurrence on long-term follow-up...
  64. ncbi Reduction in adhesive small-bowel obstruction by Seprafilm adhesion barrier after intestinal resection
    Victor W Fazio
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1-11. 2006
    ..Although Seprafilm has been demonstrated to reduce adhesion formation, it is not known whether its usage would translate into a reduction in adhesive small-bowel obstruction...
  65. ncbi Anal fistulotomy between Skylla and Charybdis
    M Westerterp
    Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Colorectal Dis 5:549-51. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to assess the results of anal fistulotomy on faecal continence, recurrence and satisfaction...
  66. ncbi Influence of hospital procedure volume on outcomes following surgery for colon cancer
    D Schrag
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Outcomes Research Group, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    JAMA 284:3028-35. 2000
    ..Conflicting evidence exists as to whether the association between hospital experience and favorable health outcomes also applies to more frequently performed operations, such as those for colon cancer...
  67. ncbi Stapled versus sutured gastrointestinal anastomoses in the trauma patient: a multicenter trial
    S I Brundage
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 51:1054-61. 2001
    ..The objective of this multi-institutional study was to determine whether the incidence of postoperative complications differs between stapled and sutured anastomoses following the emergent repair of traumatic bowel injuries...
  68. ncbi Effects of two methods of reconstruction of digestive tract after total gastrectomy on gastrointestinal motility in rats
    Xin Yu Qin
    Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
    World J Gastroenterol 9:1051-3. 2003
    ..To compare the effects of Roux-en-Y and jejunum interposition reconstruction procedures after total gastrectomy on intestinal motility...
  69. ncbi Comparison of massive vs. repeated resection leading to short bowel syndrome
    J S Thompson
    Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 3280, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 4:101-4. 2000
    ..These factors may influence overall outcome in short bowel syndrome. The better nutritional prognosis of patients undergoing repeated resection given similar intestinal remnants may be related in part to enhanced intestinal adaptation...
  70. ncbi Surgical approaches to improving intestinal function in the short-bowel syndrome
    J S Thompson
    Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Arch Surg 134:706-9; discussion 709-11. 1999
    ..Nontransplantation surgical approaches to improve intestinal function in patients with the short-bowel syndrome have a satisfactory outcome in selected patients...
  71. ncbi Systematic review and meta-analysis of chewing-gum therapy in the reduction of postoperative paralytic ileus following gastrointestinal surgery
    J Edward F Fitzgerald
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
    World J Surg 33:2557-66. 2009
    ..Chewing is a form of sham feeding reported to stimulate bowel motility. This analysis examines the value of chewing-gum therapy in treatment of postoperative ileus...
  72. ncbi A meta-analysis of quality of life for abdominoperineal excision of rectum versus anterior resection for rectal cancer
    Julie A Cornish
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, 10th Floor QEQM Wing, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2056-68. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare QoL following abdominoperineal excision of rectum (APER) with that after anterior resection (AR) in patients with rectal cancer...
  73. pmc Alvimopan, for postoperative ileus following bowel resection: a pooled analysis of phase III studies
    Conor P Delaney
    Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH 44106 5047, USA
    Ann Surg 245:355-63. 2007
    ..To obtain further analysis regarding specific outcomes and alvimopan doses in bowel resection (BR) patients...
  74. ncbi Review of the pathophysiology and management of postoperative ileus
    Peter Mattei
    World J Surg 30:1382-91. 2006
    ....
  75. ncbi Factors associated with anastomotic recurrence after total mesorectal excision in rectal cancer patients
    Young Wan Kim
    Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seodaemun gu, Seoul, Korea
    J Surg Oncol 99:58-64. 2009
    ..We evaluated factors associated with anastomotic recurrence in patients undergoing TME and the impact of a reduced distal margin on anastomotic recurrence...
  76. pmc Repeat transanal advancement flap repair: impact on the overall healing rate of high transsphincteric fistulas and on fecal continence
    Litza E Mitalas
    Colorectal Research Group Rotterdam, Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1508-11. 2007
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the success rate of a repeat TAFR and to assess the impact of such a second procedure on the overall healing rate of high transsphincteric fistulas and on fecal continence...
  77. ncbi Laparoscopic and open anterior resection for upper and mid rectal cancer: an evaluation of outcomes
    Wai Lun Law
    Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:1108-15. 2006
    ..This study was designed to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic anterior resection with open operation for mid and upper rectal cancer...
  78. ncbi Restoration of bowel continuity after surgery for acute perforated diverticulitis: should Hartmann's procedure be considered a one-stage procedure?
    J Vermeulen
    Department of Surgery, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Colorectal Dis 11:619-24. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess differences in the rate of stomal reversal after HP and PA with DI and to evaluate factors associated with postreversal morbidity in patients operated for acute perforated diverticulitis...
  79. ncbi Surgical management of anal fistulae: a systematic review
    A I Malik
    Colorectal Unit, Department of Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Colorectal Dis 10:420-30. 2008
    ..We aimed to systematically review the available studies relating to the surgical management of anal fistulas...
  80. ncbi Laparoscopic vs open pyloromyotomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Juan E Sola
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1631-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to determine whether laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP) or open pyloromyotomy (OP) is the most effective intervention in infants with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis...
  81. ncbi Systematic management of postoperative enterocutaneous fistulas: factors related to outcomes
    Jose L Martinez
    General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional, Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Cuauhtémoc 330, Col Doctores, Deleg Cuauhtémoc, 06725 Mexico, D F, Mexico
    World J Surg 32:436-43; discussion 444. 2008
    ..Knowledge of prognostic factors related to specific outcomes is essential for therapeutic decision-making processes...
  82. ncbi Laparoscopic colorectal resections with transvaginal specimen extraction for severe endometriosis
    L Boni
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Varese, Italy
    Surg Oncol 16:S157-60. 2007
    ..Transvaginal approach, used for several years to remove large specimens, can be an interesting approach also in case of colorectal resections...
  83. ncbi Increasing prevalence of gastroschisis repairs in the United States: 1996-2003
    Sonia M Alvarez
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 42:943-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to use a nationally representative database to identify national trends in the prevalence of gastroschisis repairs...
  84. ncbi Stapled hemorrhoidopexy compared with conventional hemorrhoidectomy: systematic review of randomized, controlled trials
    Pasha J Nisar
    Section of Surgery, University Hospital, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1837-45. 2004
    ..This study was designed to determine whether conventional hemorrhoidectomy or stapled hemorrhoidopexy is superior for the management of hemorrhoids...
  85. ncbi Primary anastomosis or Hartmann's procedure for patients with diverticular peritonitis? A systematic review
    Leon Salem
    Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 6410, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1953-64. 2004
    ..This systematic literature review was designed to summarize and compare the reported outcomes of one-stage and two-stage operations for the treatment of perforated diverticulitis with peritonitis...
  86. ncbi Clinical benefits after the implementation of a multimodal perioperative protocol in elderly patients
    José Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento
    Department of Surgery, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso UFMT, Cuiaba, MT, Brazil
    Arq Gastroenterol 47:178-83. 2010
    ..Multimodal protocol of perioperative care may enhance recovery after surgery. Based on evidence these new routines of perioperative care changed conventional prescriptions in surgery...
  87. pmc Evidence-based value of prophylactic drainage in gastrointestinal surgery: a systematic review and meta-analyses
    Henrik Petrowsky
    Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital, Raemistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Surg 240:1074-84; discussion 1084-5. 2004
    ..To determine the evidence-based value of prophylactic drainage in gastrointestinal (GI) surgery...
  88. ncbi [Functional sequelae after low anterior rectal surgery]
    Carlo Pala
    Istituto di Patologia Chirurgica, AOU, Sassari, Italy
    Ann Ital Chir 80:193-7. 2009
    ..In particular incontinence, constipation, obstructed defecation and urgency are some of the symptoms which define the anterior resection syndrome, which can be efficiently treated by electrostimulation and biofeedback...
  89. ncbi Clinical practice. Diverticulitis
    Danny O Jacobs
    Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:2057-66. 2007
  90. ncbi Long-term outcome after laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal prolapse: a case-control study
    Y Kariv
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:35-42. 2006
    ..Data on the long-term recurrence rate and functional outcome are limited...
  91. ncbi Endoscopic and surgical treatments for achalasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Guilherme M Campos
    Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0790, USA
    Ann Surg 249:45-57. 2009
    ..Commonly used treatments are endoscopic botulin toxin injection (EBTI), endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD), and surgical myotomy with or without a fundoplication; however, reported outcomes mostly come from cohort studies...
  92. ncbi Continuous positive airway pressure for treatment of postoperative hypoxemia: a randomized controlled trial
    Vincenzo Squadrone
    Dipartimento di Anestesia, Azienda Ospedaliera S Giovanni Battista Molinette, Universita di Torino, Italy
    JAMA 293:589-95. 2005
    ....
  93. ncbi Conservative vs restrictive individualized goal-directed fluid replacement strategy in major abdominal surgery: A prospective randomized trial
    Emmanuel Futier
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University Hospital of Clermont Ferrand, France
    Arch Surg 145:1193-200. 2010
    ....
  94. ncbi Mesorectal grades predict recurrences after curative resection for rectal cancer
    Sushil Maslekar
    Academic Surgical Unit, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, University of Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:168-75. 2007
    ..This study was designed to determine the utility of mesorectal grading in prediction of local and overall recurrence after curative surgery...
  95. ncbi Outcome of gastroschisis: a 20-year case review of infants with gastroschisis born in Galveston, Texas
    B Hannie Eggink
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 41:1103-8. 2006
    ..We performed a 20-year case review of infants with gastroschisis at a university hospital to compare these shifts in management and to determine factors affecting outcome...
  96. ncbi How complete is full thickness disc resection of bowel endometriotic lesions? A prospective surgical and histological study
    V Remorgida
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, San Martino Hospital and University of Genoa, Italy
    Hum Reprod 20:2317-20. 2005
    ..This study aims to evaluate the completeness of full thickness disc resection in the treatment of deep endometriotic bowel lesions...
  97. ncbi Long-term results after stapled haemorrhoidopexy for fourth-degree haemorrhoids: a prospective study with median follow-up of 6 years
    E Zacharakis
    Fourth Academic Surgical Unit, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Makedonia, Greece
    Tech Coloproctol 11:144-7; discussion 147-8. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to assess our early and long-term results after stapled haemorrhoidopexy for fourth-degree haemorrhoids...
  98. ncbi Postoperative ileus-related morbidity profile in patients treated with alvimopan after bowel resection
    Bruce G Wolff
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:609-16. 2007
    ..The effect of alvimopan on POI-related morbidity for patients who underwent bowel resection was evaluated in a post-hoc analysis...
  99. ncbi Transanal endorectal pull-through for Hirschsprung disease: technique, controversies, pearls, pitfalls, and an organized approach to the management of postoperative obstructive symptoms
    Luis de la Torre
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Department of Surgery, Hospital para el Niño Poblano and Hospital Angeles Puebla, Puebla 72190, Mexico
    Semin Pediatr Surg 19:96-106. 2010
    ..We will also discuss an organized approach to the problem of obstructive symptoms that may affect a subgroup of patients after the transanal pull-through...
  100. ncbi Stapled and open hemorrhoidectomy: randomized controlled trial of early results
    Domenico Palimento
    Department of Surgery, Civil Hospital San Rocco, Via Sessa Mignana, 81037 Sessa Aurunca, Caserta, Italy
    World J Surg 27:203-7. 2003
    ..735). Hemorrhoidectomy with a circular staple device is easy to perform and achieves better results than the Milligan-Morgan technique in terms of postoperative pain and recovery. Comparable results are obtained at long-term follow-up...
  101. ncbi Evolving therapy for fecal incontinence
    Jane J Y Tan
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1950-67. 2007
    ..Innovative treatment modalities have included sacral nerve stimulation, injectable implants, dynamic graciloplasty, and artificial bowel sphincter...

Research Grants28

  1. Surgical amelioration of type 2 diabetes: Hormones, microbiota and mitochondria
    PETER J contact HAVEL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The contributions of alterations in the production of gastrointestinal and adipocyte hormones, changes of bile acids and intestinal microbial composition, as well as mitochondrial function will be assessed. ..
  2. Understanding the role of bile as a mechanism for improved glucose homeostasis fo
    APRIL DAWN STRADER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings have the potential to reveal novel treatments for patients with type-II diabetes and potentially improved surgical treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. ..
  3. Mechanical Failure Induces a Chronic Wound Phenotype in Laparotomy Incisions
    Michael Franz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Since the abdominal wall is a load-bearing structure made up of muscles and tendons, load signals may be important for successful abdominal wall repair. ..
  4. Validation of Medicare Claims to Define Chemotherapy Use
    Deborah Schrag; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This knowledge has the potential to lay the groundwork for development of an inexpensive and efficient system for monitoring and improving the quality of US cancer care. ..
  5. IKSI: 2nd International Urolithiasis Research Symposium
    Andrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This assumption was supported by the great success of the 1st International Urolithiasis Research symposium and the high level of interest in the 2nd symposium date. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Multi-site Trial of Azathioprine Dosing in Crohn Disease
    Stephen Hanauer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Predictive models will be performed to assess responsiveness based upon initial and inducible TPMT activity and achievable 6-TGN and 6-MMPR metabolite based upon incremental AZA dosing. ..
  7. H+ NEUTRALIZATION AND C1- HOMEOSTASIS IN GASTRIC MUCOSA
    David Soybel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  8. Timing of Rectal Cancer Response to Chemoradiation
    Julio Garcia Aguilar; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This information will help develop molecular assays to diagnose pathologic complete response in transrectal biopsies of the tumor bed before removing the rectum. ..
  9. A Trial of Zinc and Micronutrients in Tanzanian Children
    Christopher P Duggan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As experts in the fields of nutrition, pediatrics, epidemiology and maternal and child health, our team is committed to further evaluating the possible role of micronutrients in improving child health. ..
  10. TEM with Digital and Cryopreparation Systems
    Andrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Dr. Richard Gregory will employ immunohistochemistry to examine the role of a Streptococcus mutans 65 kDa fimbrial protein binding as a mechanism for the induction of dental carries. ..
  11. Racial Disparities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    GEOFFREY NGUYEN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Creatine: Is It a Body Builder for Cancer Patients?
    Aminah Jatoi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..obtain longitudinal toxicity and quality of life data on this same cohort of 50 patients and will make direct comparisons between treatment arms on toxicity incidence and severity and on maximal quality of life scores ..
  13. MULTICENTER RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF DSRS VERSUS TIPS
    John Henderson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The extension of this trial, will provide the most comprehensive and longest follow-up for these two shunt procedures for control of variceal bleeding. ..
  14. WEIGHT CONNECTION: WEIGHT LOSS MAINTANANCE USING THE WEB
    Lee Kaplan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Gastric Injury In Trauma and Surgical Sepsis
    David I Soybel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such therapeutic strategies would be applicable not only to injury in the stomach, but to other regions of the GI tract affected by systemic stress and acute inflammation. ..
  16. Midcareer Development in Nonpharmacologic Analgesia
    Elvira Lang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The mentoring of beginning clinical researchers will have contributed towards fostering a self- sustaining mode of integrated practice in the future. ..
  17. Neuropeptide Y for Cancer-Associated Anorexia
    Aminah Jatoi; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These two pilot studies will allow us to lay the groundwork for such larger trials. Our ultimate goal is to help cancer patients who suffer from anorexia. ..
  18. Epidemiology of Marginal Zone Lymphoma
    Lisa Herrinton; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Multi-site Trial of Azathioprine Dosing in Crohn Disease
    Stephen Hanauer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Predictive models will be performed to assess responsiveness based upon initial and inducible TPMT activity and achievable 6-TGN and 6-MMPR metabolite based upon incremental AZA dosing. ..
  20. Coverage, Organization of Care, and Colorectal Screening
    Eric Schneider; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results of this study can guide the enactment of health policies that will increase rates of colorectal cancer screening and thereby reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer and its associated morbidity and mortality. ..
  21. Mechanisms and Therapeutics in Cancer Anorexia/Cachexia
    Aminah Jatoi; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This K23 grant application will serve as a springboard to allow her to delve into the pathophysiology of this syndrome and to develop into an independent clinical investigator. ..
  22. Immature Myeloid Cells and T Cell Suppression in Trauma
    Juan Ochoa; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. International Conference on Malignant Bowel Obstruction
    Robert Krouse; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Using MBO as a model, a consensus will be attained for methodological approaches and the implementation of palliative care research. ..
  24. Pilot study on the safety and efficacy of ciprofloxacin for prophylactic preventi
    Hans Herfarth; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. Risk for Renal Injury Caused by Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    Andrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..All of these proposed studies aim at understanding the adverse effects of shock waves and advancing the safety of all stone patients at a time when reports of adverse effects in SWL are on the rise. ..
  26. IKSI: 1st Annual International Urolithiasis Research Symposium
    Andrew Evan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Capacity Building in Organizational Research
    A Orzano; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. Nursing Home IT: Optimal Medication and Care Delivery
    Susan Horn; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Distill and summarize lessons learned about what is critical for successful implementation of HIT in nursing homes, including facilitators, barriers, and strategies to address them. ..