M Peter Tauriainen

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OBJECTIVES Pericardial effusion occurs frequently after orthotopic heart transplantation, but the causes of this complication have not been well described. This study was designed to identify factors predisposing toward the development of significant postoperative pericardial effusions in a large, single-institution population of orthotopic heart transplant(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermia lowers the metabolic rate and increases ischemic tolerance but the effects of temperature on myocardial substrate selection are not well defined. METHODS Isolated rat hearts were perfused with physiologic concentrations of 13C labeled lactate, pyruvate, acetoacetate, mixed long-chain fatty acids, and glucose. Hearts were cooled over(More)
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is a rare polypotic disease of the gastrointestinal tract. There are no specific diagnostic criteria for this syndrome. Suspicion may arise if both an endoscopic and a histopathologic finding together with the patient's symptom picture are indicative of the disease. Other polypotic conditions should be excluded. No established(More)
BACKGROUND Gallstone disease (GD) has been associated with low serum levels of plant sterols. We evaluated the impact of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the association of GD with low levels of serum plant sterols. METHODS Two hundred forty-two consecutive morbidly obese patients were(More)
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