James Adam Greenberg

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Despite the multitude of different procedures performed with a host of different wound closure biomaterials, no study or surgeon has yet identified the perfect suture for all situations. In recent years, a new class of suture material-barbed suture-has been introduced into the surgeon's armamentarium. This review focuses on barbed suture to better(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare perioperative outcomes during laparoscopic myomectomy using a bidirectional barbed suture vs conventional smooth suture. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 138 consecutive laparoscopic myomectomies performed by a single surgeon over 3 years (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Major university teaching hospital. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of using bidirectional barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). METHODS This was a case series of clinical outcomes following 172 consecutive LM and TLH cases over a 1-year period conducted at a university teaching hospital. It included 172 women (ages 17 to 81),(More)
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential and can only be obtained from the diet. The requirements during pregnancy have not been established, but likely exceed that of a nonpregnant state. Omega-3 fatty acids are critical for fetal neurodevelopment and may be important for the timing of gestation and birth weight as well. Most pregnant women likely do not get(More)
There is currently no satisfactory explanation for caloric restriction's (CR's) well-established ability to reduce the rate of aging. Pearl's rate of living theory postulates a direct relationship between metabolic rates and the rate of aging, but CR, exercise and cold-exposure studies have shown that this theory is not valid in rodents with respect to(More)
Folate (vitamin B(9)) is an essential nutrient that is required for DNA replication and as a substrate for a range of enzymatic reactions involved in amino acid synthesis and vitamin metabolism. Demands for folate increase during pregnancy because it is also required for growth and development of the fetus. Folate deficiency has been associated with(More)
While aging has been found to be a multifactorial process, it seems logical that different aging parameters which reflect the deleterious effects of normal basal metabolism should be directly related. Three such putative aging parameters were therefore measured in adult male Fischer 344 rats on three different long-term diets which have been shown to yield(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In-vitro and rodent studies, and short-term human trials suggest that compounds in chocolate can enhance insulin sensitivity. Also, a recent prospective Japanese epidemiological analysis found that long-term chocolate consumption was inversely associated with diabetes risk. The objective of the present analysis was to test the(More)
Female mammals typically become hyperphagic from mid- to late pregnancy and during lactation. Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana, double their nightly food intake from late pregnancy to peak lactation and consume an insect diet that is exceptionally high in fat. During late pregnancy and throughout lactation, fasting plasma levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE The epidemiological association between coffee drinking and decreased risk of type 2 diabetes is strong. However, caffeinated coffee acutely impairs glucose metabolism. We assessed acute effects of decaffeinated coffee on glucose and insulin levels. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a randomized, cross-over, placebo-controlled trial of the(More)