Kristen A Kalkbrenner

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The objective of this study was to examine the neuroprotective effects of estrogen in response to N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced seizures in both male and female rats. Thirty-eight Long-Evans rats were divided into five groups: ovariectomized females, non-ovariectomized females, ovariectomized females with estrogen replacement (10 microg(More)
Successful dialysis access necessitates superficial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement to facilitate identification of anatomical landmarks for safe cannulation. Suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) may be an alternative to traditional surgical AVF revision procedures for placing fistulas more superficially. Three patients with an average body mass index of(More)
Portomesenteric venous thrombosis (PMVT) is an uncommon complication of abdominal surgery. The objective of this study was to assess PMVT risk factor profiles and patient outcomes after colorectal surgery. A single center retrospective review of patients undergoing colorectal surgery was performed (2007–2012). PMVT was defined as thrombus within the portal,(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic surveillance of patients with ulcerative colitis aims to prevent cancer-related morbidity through the detection and treatment of dysplasia. The literature to date varies widely with regard to the importance of dysplasia as a marker for colorectal cancer at the time of colectomy. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to accurately(More)
BACKGROUND Colonoscopy has an established role in reducing the burden of colorectal cancer through early detection and removal of polyps. For endoscopically unresectable polyps, colectomy is generally indicated to prevent malignant transformation or to remove cancer already present. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the incidence of malignancy and(More)
BACKGROUND Peristomal hyperhidrosis can interfere with pouch adherence, resulting in pouch leakage and peristomal skin damage. CASE A patient with autonomic dysregulation resulting in excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) experienced difficulty with adherence of her ileostomy appliance. Two hundred units of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) were injected in the(More)
AIM Surgery aims to prevent cancer-related morbidity for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) associated dysplasia. The literature varies widely regarding the likelihood of dysplastic progression to higher grades of dysplasia or cancer. The aim of this study was to characterize the likelihood of the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) of patients with(More)
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