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Between January 1973 and January 1989, 241 patients with Barrett's esophagus were treated at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass. Of these patients, 65 presented with adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus for a prevalence rate of 27%. Of 176 patients followed up for a total of 497 patient-years, adenocarcinoma developed in five patients for an(More)
To evaluate the immunogenicity of hepatitis B vaccine in renal transplant recipients, we administered three 40-microgram doses of vaccine to 17 patients who had previously undergone transplantation and were on immunosuppressive therapy. Life-table analysis revealed a cumulative antibody response rate of only 17.6% at 12 months, and the three responders had(More)
To determine the long-term clinical results after modified esophagomyotomy without an antireflux procedure for esophageal achalasia, the status of all patients undergoing this operation with a minimum follow-up time of 10 years was reviewed; 81 such patients were operated on between January 1970 and January 1981. Thirteen patients were lost to follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND Use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems can improve glycemic control, but widespread adoption of CGM utilization has been limited, in part because of real and perceived problems with accuracy and reliability. This study compared accuracy and performance metrics for a new-generation CGM system with those of a previous-generation device.(More)
Nerve regeneration across a gap in peripheral nerve has been achieved through various nonneural nerve guides in both lower and primate species. This technique can only be useful if the regenerated nerve cable grows specifically to and reinnervates the appropriate distal target. In this study, the proximal peroneal fascicle of rat sciatic nerve was inserted(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the performance and acceptability of the Enlite(®) glucose sensor (Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., Northridge, CA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Ninety adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes wore two Enlite sensors on the abdomen and/or buttock for 6 days and calibrated them at different frequencies. On Days 1, 3, and 6, accuracy was(More)
Eighty-seven patients with neoplasm (57 cases), pancreatitis (28 cases), or benign biliary obstruction (2 cases) were treated with pyloric preserving pancreatectomy with two postoperative deaths, neither due to abdominal complications. About 50% of patients had delay in recovery of gastrointestinal function. Six and seven patients had clinically significant(More)