Lawrence I. Sank

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A 15-year-old girl had massive watery and protein-losing diarrhea. She was found to have a pancreatic islet cell tumor secreting high levels of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide. Eighty-five percent pancreatic resection was needed to remove the tumor. She has normal serum VIP levels and no tumor recurrence 6 years later.
  • L I Sank
  • 1998
This article describes a previously unreported pattern of atypical masturbatory behavior, which presents as either an erectile or orgasmic disorder in men. Four case histories are described of men who masturbated in an idiosyncratic manner. The distinguishing features of the masturbatory style include a prone position and daily masturbation over a period of(More)
Randomly assigned 44 outpatient Ss, enrollees of the George Washington University Health Plan, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), to one of three treatment modalities: (1) a cognitive behavior therapy group; (2) a traditional process-oriented interpersonal group; and (3) cognitive behavior therapy in an individual format. All Ss were referred by their(More)
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative efficacy of both group and individual cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approaches in treating anxiety and depression. A secondary purpose was to compare these treatments to an interpersonal group therapy approach. Several outcome studies with various patient populations have compared the(More)
  • L I Sank
  • 1999
The toll of chronic illness on the sexual functioning of the male patient can be devastating both physically and psychologically. The practitioner is encouraged to address the patient's sexual concerns early on in the course of treatment. The involvement of the patient's partner, if available, is strongly recommended to assist in their sexual adjustment and(More)
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