Ernest E Beecherl

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BACKGROUND Little published data exist examining causes of hospital readmission following total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of a prospectively collected institutional TPIAT database. Primary outcome was unplanned readmission to the hospital within 30 days from discharge. Reasons and(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that pretreatment with liposomes enriched with the omega 3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 omega 3) will alter the Kupffer's cell and systemic cytokine (tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-6) response to endotoxin challenge, and to demonstrate alterations in Kupffer's cell phospholipid fatty acid composition after(More)
BACKGROUND Allogenic blood transfusion (ABT) may be needed for severe bleeding during total pancreatectomy with autotransplantation (TPIAT), but may induce inflammation. This study investigated the impact of ABT. METHODS With a population of 83 patients who underwent TPIAT from 2006 to 2014, this study compared cytokine levels, patient characteristics,(More)
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