Delbert L Chumley

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Surgical palliation of advanced gastrointestinal malignancy is often accompanied by high morbidity and limited success. To evaluate the role of ablative laser therapy in palliation, we reviewed our experience with 30 consecutive patients who presented with symptoms of obstruction, bleeding, or pain from unresectable tumors of the esophagus (20), Stomach(More)
My first exposure to the College was over 25 years ago, when I was elected ACG Governor of South Texas. Since then I have witnessed the growth and evolution of the College into what I believe represents the most relevant and responsive organization available to meet the needs and requirements of the clinical gastroenterologist. I am very proud to be an ACG(More)
It is with great honor and privilege that I introduce Dr Phil Katz as he completes his year as President of the American College of Gastroenterology. Phil Katz received his medical degree and served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in(More)
BACKGROUND In the treatment of gallstones with extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy, the bile acid ursodiol is administered to dissolve the gallstone fragments. We designed our study to determine the value of administering this agent. METHODS At 10 centers, 600 symptomatic patients with three or fewer radiolucent gallstones 5 to 30 mm in diameter, as(More)
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