Lucius D. Hill

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BACKGROUND Depression is associated with alterations in behavior and neuroendocrine systems that are risk factors for decreased bone mineral density. This study was undertaken to determine whether women with past or current major depression have demonstrable decreases in bone density. METHODS We measured bone mineral density at the hip, spine, and radius(More)
Modern postoperative mortality rates for resectional operations for lung cancer are not readily available. In recent publications estimating the risk factors for surgical resection, mortality rates of 10% to 15% for pneumonectomy and 5% to 7% for lobectomy are frequently quoted. In order to determine modern operative mortality rates (up to 30 days(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to confirm the presence and significance of a gastroesophageal flap valve. METHODS The pressure gradient needed to induce reflux across the gastroesophageal junction and the level of a high-pressure zone were determined in 13 cadavers. On inspection in the cadavers, a mucosal flap valve at the entrance of the esophagus(More)
We wished to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of the laparoscopic Hill repair in the treatment of type III hiatal hernia. Fifty-two patients underwent laparoscopic repair of a type III hiatal hernia. No esophageal lengthening procedures were performed. Short esophagus was determined from the operative record. Late symptomatic follow-up and a(More)
The hypercortisolism of melancholic depression is thought to reflect hypothalamic hypersecretion of CRH and may be related to the hyperarousal associated with this syndrome. Although chronic administration of imipramine to experimental animals significantly decreases CRH messenger RNA levels in the paraventricular nucleus, it is generally thought that(More)
With a reassessment of the antireflux barrier, we are gaining a better appreciation of the components of the barrier and their importance in preventing reflux. The GE valve in particular appears to play a key role in preventing reflux. With better understanding of the anatomy and function of the GE barrier, we should do a better job, both medically and(More)
The authors present prognostic information on recurrence and survival for resected Stage I lung cancer patients with squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma or large cell carcinoma. The data derive from 392 carefully staged patients and include results from the history and physical examination, preoperative laboratory tests, nature of the surgery,(More)