Recent Submissions

  • Long-term effect of insulin on glucose transport and insulin binding in cultured adipocytes from normal and obese humans with and without non-insulin-dependent diabetes. 

    Sinha, Madhur K.; Taylor, Lucy G.; Pories, Walter J.; Flickinger, Edward G.; Meelheim, Diane; Atkinson, Samuel M.; Sehgal, Narinder S.; Caro, Jose F. (East Carolina University, 1987-10)
    We have tested the hypothesis that in vitro exposure of insulin- resistant adipocytes with insulin results in improved insulin action. A primary culture system of adipocytes from obese subjects with ...
  • Multicenter Trial of Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer Using Both Technetium Sulfur Colloid and Isosulfan Blue Dye 

    Tafra, Lorraine; Lannin, Donald R.; Swanson, Melvin S.; Van Eyk, Jason J.; Verbanac, Kathryn M.; Chua, Arlene N.; Ng, Peter C.; Edwards, Maxine S.; Halliday, Bradford E.; Henry, C. Alan; Sommers, Linda M.; Carman, Claire M.; Molin, Melinda R.; Yurko, John E.; Perry, Roger R.; Williams, Robert (East Carolina University, 2001-01)
    Objective To determine the factors associated with false-negative results on sentinel node biopsy and sentinel node localization (identification rate) in patients with breast cancer enrolled in a multicenter ...
  • Perforated gastric corpus in a strangulated paraesophageal hernia: a case report 

    Shafii, Alexis E.; Agle, Steven C.; Zervos, Emmanuel E. (East Carolina University, 2009-05-07)
    Introduction: Patients with paraesophageal hernias often present secondary to chronic symptomatology. Infrequently, acute intestinal ischemia and perforation can occur as a consequence of paraesophageal hernias with ...
  • Trends in esophageal cancer and body mass index by race and gender in the state of Michigan 

    Kort, Eric J.; Sevensma, Eric; Fitzgerald, Timothy L. (East Carolina University, 2009-06-23)
    Background: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus has been increasing in incidence in the U.S. over the past several decades, particularly among white males. The factors driving the racial disparity in adenocarcinomas rates are ...
  • Physical Activity Levels of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Study 

    King, Wendy C.; Belle, S. H.; Eid, G. M.; Dakin, G. F.; Inabnet, W. B.; Mitchell, James E.; Patterson, E. J.; Courcoulas, A. P.; Flum, David; Chapman, William H. H.; Wolfe, B. M. (East Carolina University, 2008)
    Background- Bariatric surgery candidates' physical activity (PA) level may contribute to the variability of weight loss and body composition changes following bariatric surgery. However, there is little research describing ...
  • Thoracic neuroblastoma presenting as a cystic hygroma. 

    Ganick, D. J.; Kodroff, M. B.; Marrow, H. G.; Holbrook, C. T.; Pories, Walter J. (East Carolina University, 1988-10)
    A case of thoracic neuroblastoma with extension into the supraclavicular fossa is described. By physical examination and ultrasound the patient was thought to have a cystic hygroma with mediastinal extension. A 'cystic' ...
  • Civilian field surgery in the rural trauma setting: a proposal for providing optimal care. 

    Foil, M. Beth; Cunningham, Paul R. G.; Hale, John C.; Benson, Nicholas H.; Treurniet, Starr (East Carolina University, 1992-09)
    Rural trauma presents unique problems for surgical care. While military surgeons are prepared to provide care at or near the scene of battle, civilian literature is devoid of reports for care provided by surgeons at sites ...
  • Insulin-like growth factor I binding in hepatocytes from human liver, human hepatoma, and normal, regenerating, and fetal rat liver. 

    Caro, Jose F.; Poulos, John; Ittoop, Olivia; Pories, Walter J.; Flickinger, Edward G.; Sinha, Madhur K. (East Carolina University, 1988-04)
    Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in human hepatoma cells (HEP-G2) has, in addition to its effect on cell growth, shortterm metabolic effects acting through its own receptor. We have demonstrated that normal ...
  • Stimulation of glucose uptake by insulin-like growth factor II in human muscle is not mediated by the insulin-like growth factor II/mannose 6-phosphate receptor. 

    Burguera, Bartolome; Elton, Charles W.; Tapscott, Edward B.; Pories, Walter J.; Dimarchi, Richard; Sakano, Katsu-ichi; Dohm, G. Lynis (East Carolina University, 1994-06-15)
    Although the growth-promoting effects of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) have been intensively studied, the acute actions of this hormone on glucose metabolism have been less well evaluated, especially in skeletal ...
  • Robotic Surgical Training in an Academic Institution 

    Chitwood, W. Randolph; Nifong, L. Wiley; Chapman, William H. H.; Felger, Jason E.; Bailey, B. Marcus; Ballint, Tara; Mendleson, Kim G.; Kim, Victor B.; Young, James A.; Albrecht, Robert A. (East Carolina University, 2001-10)
    Objective To detail robotic procedure development and clinical applications for mitral valve, biliary, and gastric reflux operations, and to implement a multispecialty robotic surgery training curriculum for both ...
  • Gastrogastric fistulas. A complication of divided gastric bypass surgery. 

    Cucchi, Sharon G. D.; Pories, Walter J.; MacDonald, Kenneth G. Jr.; Morgan, Elizabeth J. (East Carolina University, 1995-04)
    Objective This report warns that gastrogastric fistulas may follow the division of the stomach in bariatric surgery. Summary Background Data Although surgery is the most effective therapy for morbid obesity, the ...
  • Identification and Characterization of Optimal Gene Expression Markers for Detection of Breast Cancer Metastasis 

    Backus, John; Laughlin, Todd; Wang, Yixin; Belly, Robert; White, Robert; Baden, Jon; Min, C. Justus; Mannie, Ann; Tafra, Lorraine; Atkins, David; verbanac, Kathryn M. (East Carolina University, 2005-08)
    Sentinel lymph node (SLN) status is highly predictive of overall axillary lymph node involvement in breast cancer. Historically, SLN-positive patients have undergone axillary lymph node dissection in a second ...
  • Diabetes: The Evolution of a New Paradigm 

    Pories, Walter J. (East Carolina University, 2004-01)
  • Bariatric Surgery: Risks and Rewards 

    Pories, Walter J. (East Carolina University, 2008-11)
    Context: Over 23 million Americans are afflicted with severe obesity, i.e. their body mass index (in kilograms per square meter) values exceed 35. Of even greater concern is the association of the adiposity with comorbidities ...
  • Who would have thought it? An operation proves to be the most effective therapy for adult-onset diabetes mellitus. 

    Pories, Walter J.; Swanson, Melvin S.; MacDonald, Kenneth G. Jr.; Long, Stuart B.; Morris, Patricia G.; Brown, Brenda M.; Barakat, Hisham A.; deRamon, Richard A.; Israel, R. Gay; Dolezal, Jeanette M.; Dohm, G. Lynis (East Carolina University, 1995-09)
    OBJECTIVE: This report documents that the gastric bypass operation provides long-term control for obesity and diabetes. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Obesity and diabetes, both notoriously resistant to medical therapy, continue ...
  • Brachial plexopathy after prone positioning 

    Goettler, Claudia E.; Pryor, John P.; Reilly, Patrick M. (East Carolina University, 2002-12)
    Two cases of brachial plexus injury after prone position in the intensive care unit are described. Mechanisms of brachial plexus injury are described, as are methods for prevention of this unusual complication. Originally ...
  • The Ripped Cava 

    Cunningham, Paul R. G.; Foil, M. Beth (East Carolina University, 1995-04)
    Lacerations of the inferior vena cava are associated with a high mortality and may be difficult to repair. The majority of injuries are due to penetrating trauma. Rapid transportation to definitive surgical care with ...

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