Gerry P. McEntee

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During 2002 the International Association of Pancreatology developed evidenced-based guidelines on the surgical management of acute pancreatitis. There were 11 guidelines, 10 of which were recommendations grade B and one (the second) grade A. (1) Mild acute pancreatitis is not an indication for pancreatic surgery. (2) The use of prophylactic broad-spectrum(More)
The human liver contains significant numbers of T cells, NK cells, and lymphocytes that coexpress T and NK cell receptors. To evaluate their functional activities, we have compared the cytotoxic activities and cytokines produced by normal adult hepatic CD3+CD56- (T) cells, CD3-CD56+ (NK) cells, and CD3+CD56+ (natural T (NT)) cells. In cytotoxicity assays(More)
We retrospectively reviewed 37 patients who underwent hepatic resection between 1970 and 1989 to evaluate the role of cytoreductive hepatic surgery in patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (carcinoid, 24; islet cell, 13). Seventeen resections were curative (no gross residual tumor); nine patients had symptomatic endocrinopathies and seven patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Murine and human studies have documented the existence of subpopulations of lymphocytes in particular tissues that differ phenotypically and functionally from those in peripheral blood and may mature locally. Since little is known about lymphocyte subpopulations in the normal human liver, we have analysed the surface phenotypes of(More)
The effect of bile and gallstones on the peritoneal cavity was evaluated in an experimental animal study. Ninety male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated to one of six groups (n = 15). Groups 1 to 3 received an intraperitoneal injection (2 mL) of saline, sterile bile, and infected bile, respectively. Groups 4 to 6 underwent a lower midline abdominal(More)
The adult liver contains lymphocytes with a unique phenotypic distribution compared to blood and other organs. We have characterized a human lymphocyte population that exhibits dual T cell and natural killer (NK) cell phenotype and function, denoted natural T (NT) cells, in nine normal adult liver specimens. Flow cytometry revealed that up to 55% (mean 27%)(More)
This retrospective study aimed to determine why the incidence of strangulated hernias in adults remains high. Seventy-nine patients presented with clinical evidence of hernia strangulation which required urgent surgery during the period 1979-87. Forty-six patients (58 per cent) had noted a hernia present for at least 1 month before strangulation: 18 (23 per(More)
Incapacitating groin pain is a frequent problem among athletes and its etiology may be multifactorial. A specific clinical syndrome relating to injury to the lower abdominal wall has been described and successfully treated by O. J. Gilmore. This paper presents our results of 100 consecutive groin repairs in 85 young athletes using a diagnostic and(More)
An initial experience of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 50 consecutive patients was reviewed and the results compared with those of a group of 25 patients who underwent laparotomy cholecystectomy during the 3 months before the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was successfully performed in 44 of 50 consecutive(More)
Murine and human studies have demonstrated that the normal liver contains significant numbers of resident lymphocytes that have functions distinct from those found in blood and other organs. To characterize these cells requires the isolation of viable lymphocytes that can be analysed by flow cytometry and in functional assays. The techniques classically(More)