Laurence Y. Cheung

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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 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)
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 inNecturus gallbladder epithelium. Acidification of the mucosal solution caused reversible depolarization of both cell membranes and(More)
The pathogenesis of generalized microvascular injury following hemorrhagic shock and total ischemia appears to be dependent on leukocytes interacting with the venular endothelium. The purpose of this study was to compare leukocyte adherence and sequestration following hemorrhagic shock with that of total ischemia in the small bowel mesentery of rats.(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)
Oxygen consumption was determined during cimetidine and 16,16-dimethyl prostaglandin E2 inhibition of acid secretion in exteriorized segments of the greater curvature of dog stomach. Steady-state acid secretion during histamine infusion correlated well with O2 consumption (r = 0.85, P less than 0.01). Cimetidine and 16,16-dimethyl prostaglandin E2(More)
We have previously demonstrated that intra-abdominal contamination increases neutrophil infiltration into the gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of our current study was twofold: 1) to determine if leukocyte adherence to the mesenteric microvasculature occurred by local peritoneal contamination or by systemic mechanisms; and 2) to assess the role of(More)
Gastric erosions which occur in the clinical setting of physical or thermal trauma, shock, sepsis, or head injury have through common usage been called "stress ulcers" (1). While this terminology serves to dramatize the clinical environment in which such lesions occur, it has done little to identify factors which lead to their occurrence. Four important(More)
The effects of luminal instillation of 16,16-dimethyl prostaglandin E2 (dmPGE2) on total gastric blood flow and its fractional distribution between the layers of gastric tissue were determined in exteriorized segments of the greater curvature of dog stomach. Total gastric blood flow was measured simultaneously by venous outflow and alpha-labeled(More)