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HYPOTHESIS The appropriate surgical treatment of patients with colorectal cancer who are found on initial presentation to have stage IV disease is controversial. With presumed limited life expectancy, the role of primary colon or rectal resection has been questioned, as has the utility of synchronous hepatic resection. DESIGN A retrospective chart review.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term incidence of venous complications, including portal vein and hepatic vein stenoses, in both whole cadaveric and reduced-size cadaveric and living related liver transplants in a pediatric population, and to assess the therapeutic modalities in the treatment of these lesions. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA A shortage in(More)
abstract We have developed a video-rate stereo machine that has the capability of generating a dense depth map at the video rate. The performance bench marks of the CMU video rate stereo machine are: 1) multi image input of up to 6 cameras; 2) throughput of 30 million point × disparity measurement per second; 3) frame rate of 30 frame/sec; 4) a dense depth(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical findings in patients with Behçet's disease (BD) seen in 2 different decades (1980s and 1990s) to determine if there has been a shift toward the appearance of less severe disease. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred forty patients with uveitis caused by BD who had their first visit and at(More)
We used the United Network for Organ Sharing Database to determine the influence of antibody-based induction therapy on patient and graft survival in orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) recipients with and without hepatitis C (HCV). We identified all initial OLT patients with HCV serology. Patients were divided into four groups: HCV positive without induction(More)
PURPOSE Pectus excavatum involves wide range of chest wall depression. The degree of depression or asymmetry varies between young and adolescent patients. It has not been clear how the deformity progresses as patients grow. To elucidate the change of asymmetric deformity, preoperative computed tomography (CT) scan was evaluated according to different age(More)
The antisaccade task has been widely used to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying volitional movement control. In this task, subjects suppress reflexive saccades to the sudden appearance of peripheral visual stimuli (prosaccades) and generate a saccade in the opposite direction. Recent imaging studies suggest that the globus pallidus (GP) is(More)
Little is known about the use of histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) preservation solution for pancreas preservation. We compared early pancreas graft outcomes at four pancreas transplant programs within the state of Michigan in 2002 and 2003 (University of Wisconsin [UW] era) with those in 2004 (HTK era). The primary endpoint was early graft loss. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to characterize placenta-specific microRNAs in fetal growth restriction (FGR) pregnancy. METHOD Placenta-specific miRNAs were identified by next-generation sequencing analysis. Subsequently, quantitative real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction was used to identify FGR placenta-specific miRNAs whose(More)
The benefits of laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy (LDN) are well described, while similar data on hand-assisted laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy (HALDN) are lacking. We compare hand-assisted laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy with open donor nephrectomy. One hundred consecutive hand-assisted laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy (10/98-8/01)(More)