Marshall Baker

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LP) is an emerging modality for managing benign and premalignant neoplasms of the pancreatic body and tail. The efficacy of LP has been examined in single and multi-institutional retrospective reviews but not compared prospectively to open distal pancreatectomy (ODP). METHODS We maintain a prospectively(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of enucleation versus resection in patients with small pancreatic, ampullary, and duodenal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Multi-institutional retrospective review identified all patients with pancreatic and peri-pancreatic NETs who underwent surgery from January 1990 to October 2008. Patients with tumors ≤3(More)
BACKGROUND The oncologic equivalence of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) to open pancreatectomy (ODP) for ductal adenocarcinoma (DAC) is not established. METHODS The National Cancer Data Base was used to compare perioperative outcomes following LDP and ODP for DAC between 2010 and 2011. RESULTS One hundred forty-five patients underwent LDP; 625(More)
BACKGROUND Problems associated with the hepatic transplantation of islets may preclude the broad application of islet transplantation. Thus, we sought to develop an approach to the extrahepatic transplantation of islets using a synthetic biodegradable polymer scaffold. METHODS Microporous polymer scaffolds that allow vascular ingrowth and nutrient(More)
Activation of granulocytes has been associated with normal immune function, inflammation, and exercise-induced muscle damage. The effect of intense interval running on granulocyte activation was examined by use of flow cytometry, monoclonal antibodies, and spectrophotometric techniques. Eight trained males [maximal oxygen uptake VO2max, mean (SD) = 64.4(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe an experimental treadmill model for the independent assessment of metabolic and mechanical stress associated with exercise. Eight well-trained male runners (VO2max 61.2 undertook, on different days, three 40 min bouts (consisting of 8 x 5 min work intervals) of treadmill running: uphill, downhill and(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine whether size and other preoperative parameters predict malignant or invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA From 1991 to 2006, 150 patients underwent 156 operations for IPMN. METHODS Prospectively collected, retrospective review of a single academic institution's experience. All preoperative(More)
PURPOSE The biologic potential of nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) is highly variable and difficult to predict before resection. This study was conducted to identify clinical and pathologic factors associated with malignant behavior and death in patients diagnosed with PNETs. METHODS We used International Classification of Diseases(More)
BACKGROUND Interactions between chemokines IP-10, MCP-1, and RANTES and their receptors may mediate graft rejection following islet transplantation. The mechanisms regulating chemokine gene expression in pancreatic islet cells have not been well characterized. We examined the cytokine-induced gene expression profiles for several chemokines in a transformed(More)
We investigated whether increased concentrations of circulating cytokines may be responsible for exercise-induced priming of blood neutrophils (J. A. Smith et al. Int. J. Sports Med. 11: 179-187, 1990). The plasma concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin- (IL) 1 beta, IL-6, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, and neopterin in(More)