Marcia R. Gottfried

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Background: The use of neoadjuvant preoperative chemoradiotherapy CRT for pancreatic cancer has been advocated for its potential ability to optimize patient selection for surgical resection and to downstage locally advanced tumors. This article reports our experience with neoadjuvant CRT for localized pancreatic cancer. Methods: Since 1995, 111 patients(More)
Reported are the clinical and pathologic features of glycogenic hepatopathy, a pathologic overloading of hepatocytes with glycogen that is associated with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Fourteen cases were studied by stains, including hematoxylin and eosin, trichrome, periodic acid-Schiff, and periodic acid-Schiff with diastase. Ultrastructural(More)
Review of the medical records of 43 patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and 23 patients with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLAG) revealed a high incidence of chronic gastrointestinal complaints, most commonly diarrhea. Thirty-eight biopsies, four small-bowel resection specimens, and one autopsy from 10 patients with CVID and one patient(More)
BACKGROUND Frozen section evaluation has been reported to be inaccurate in detecting foci of adenocarcinoma within adenomas of the ampulla of Vater, leading many authors to advocate pancreaticoduodenectomy as the method of treatment for these neoplasms. The authors hypothesized that (1) ampullary resection is less morbid than pancreaticoduodenectomy, and(More)
Neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy is used at many institutions for treatment of localized adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Accurate staging before neoadjuvant therapy identifies patients with distant metastatic disease, and restaging after neoadjuvant therapy selects patients for laparotomy and attempted resection. The aims of this study were to (1)(More)
Neoadjuvant (preoperative) chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for pancreatic cancer offers theoretical advantages over the standard approach of surgery followed by adjuvant CRT. We hypothesized that histological responses to CRT would be significant prognostic factors in patients undergoing neoadjuvant CRT followed by resection. Since 1994, 193 patients with(More)
Treatment with the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs piroxicam or sulindac was recently shown to accelerate the development of colitis in interleukin (IL)-10-deficient (IL-10) mice. Although NSAIDs have been hypothesized to decrease the barrier function of the intestinal epithelium, the mechanism by which this accelerates colitis in IL-10 mice is not(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Glycogen storage disease III (GSD III) is caused by a deficiency of glycogen-debranching enzyme which causes an incomplete glycogenolysis resulting in glycogen accumulation with abnormal structure (short outer chains resembling limit dextrin) in liver and muscle. Hepatic involvement is considered mild, self-limiting and improves with age.(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists concerning the safety and efficacy of colonic tattooing for the intraoperative identification of polypectomy sites. The purpose of this study was to determine (1) the concentrations of India ink and indocyanine green that resulted in high-visibility tattoos without significant tissue inflammation and (2) the India ink injection(More)
Laparoscopic surgery frequently requires tattooing of endoscopically identified sites for localization during surgery. Some tattooing agents cause serious tissue injury, which must be recognized in pathologic examination. Seven surgically resected colons were reviewed after injection with methylene blue or India ink at intervals of 1 day to 7 weeks before(More)