Laurence Y Cheung

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The activation and adherence of leukocytes to the venular endothelium are critical steps in the pathogenesis of generalized microvascular injury following hemorrhagic shock. Previous studies have shown that the integrins CD11/CD18 play a significant role in this interaction. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of anti-LFA-1beta, an antibody(More)
The generation of oxygen radicals during leukocyte-endothelial cell interaction is considered to represent one of the fundamental steps of microvascular injury following ischemia and reperfusion. Indirect evidence also suggests that this relationship may be important following hemorrhagic shock. The purpose of this study was to characterize the temporal(More)
BACKGROUND Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel is a relatively rare malignancy as compared to the other malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract. Nonspecific presentation and infrequent occurrence often leads to a delay in diagnosis and consequent poor prognosis. Various other factors are of prognostic importance while managing these tumors. METHODS The(More)
Conventional microelectrode techniques were combined with unilateral mucosal ionic substitutions to determine the effects of luminal pH and luminal alkali-earth cation concentrations on apical membrane cation permeability in Necturus gallbladder epithelium. Acidification of the mucosal solution caused reversible depolarization of both cell membranes and(More)
Focal gastric mucosal blood flow as measured by the hydrogen gas clearance method was compared with total gastric blood flow as determined by venous outflow in an isolated segment of canine stomach before, during, and after exposure to aspirin. Despite an increase in total gastric blood flow from 10.8 +/- 1.6 ml/min per chamber to 17.4 +/- 1.9 ml/min per(More)
The protective effects of exogenous phospholipid on aspirin-induced gastric mucosal injury were examined in a canine chamber model which provided two separate segments of mucosa supplied by a single vascular pedicle. In each dog, one segment was treated with a suspension of surface-active phospholipid, similar in composition to that normally present in the(More)
Prognosis of gastrinoma patients with metastases to lymph nodes only is uncertain, and the true nature of isolated nodal gastrinomas remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of such patients and whether nodal gastrinomas may occur as primary lesions. Eleven patients with nodal involvement but without hepatic metastases(More)
The influence of intravenous infusion of sodium bicarbonate on gastric mucosal injury induced by topical sodium taurocholate and hemorrhagic shock was assessed in a canine ex vivo model. As expected, exposure of the gastric mucosa to sodium taurocholate and acid resulted in excessive back diffusion of hydrogen ions (H+) and mild mucosal damage. This mucosal(More)