Naris Nilubol

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In 2005, the International Study Group of Pancreatic Fistula (ISGPF) developed a definition and grading system for postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). The authors sought to determine the rate of POPF after enucleation and/or resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) and to identify clinical, surgical, or pathologic factors associated with(More)
BACKGROUND As many as 43% of patients will have normocalcemic intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) elevation after undergoing curative parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. This phenomenon may be due in part to an absolute or relative deficiency of vitamin D, which is under-recognized in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS From(More)
The expression and function of miR-145 in thyroid cancer is unknown. We evaluated the expression and function of miR-145 in thyroid cancer and its potential clinical application as a biomarker. We found that the expression of miR-145 is significantly downregulated in thyroid cancer as compared with normal. Overexpression of miR-145 in thyroid cancer cell(More)
BACKGROUND The evaluation and treatment of hyperfunctioning mediastinal parathyroid gland(s) (MPG) is evolving. This study reports our overall experience with MPG in a tertiary referral center. METHODS A prospective database of 922 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy by 2 surgeons from 1982 to 2005 was reviewed. RESULTS Thirty-two of 922 (3.5%)(More)
CONTEXT Aberrant DNA methylation is known to be a major factor in oncogenesis and cancer progression, but effects of methylation in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) are not well defined. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to identify altered methylation patterns, which may be associated with PTC disease behavior. DESIGN This study was a genome-wide(More)
CONTEXT Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome is an inherited cancer syndrome in which patients are at risk of developing multiple tumors in different organs. 6-L-¹⁸F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine (¹⁸F-FDOPA) positron emission tomography (PET) is a relatively new metabolic imaging tracer proposed for the use of localizing sites of neuroendocrine tumors. There are(More)
BACKGROUND Nonfunctioning adrenal incidentalomas are common and many patients undergo adrenalectomy to exclude adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). Recent studies have shown dysregulated microRNA (miRNA) expression in ACC. The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of measuring serum miRNAs in patients with benign and(More)
PURPOSE Gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEPNETs) are increasing in incidence, and accurate staging is important for selecting the appropriate treatment. (68)Ga-DOTATATE imaging is a promising approach for detecting GEPNETs and could help in selecting optimal therapeutic strategies. The aim of this study was to prospectively determine the(More)
  • Ryan J Ellis, Dhaval Patel, +6 authors Electron Kebebew
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • 2013
BACKGROUND Aggressive surgical resection with intent to cure and surgical debulking procedures are commonly recommended in patients with metastatic pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. To date there are no data on operative outcomes of patients after surgical resection of metastatic pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma to determine if such an approach is(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor syndrome (HPT-JT) is a rare, autosomal-dominant disease secondary to germline-inactivating mutations of the tumor suppressor gene HRPT2/CDC73. The aim of the present study was to determine the optimal operative approach to parathyroid disease in patients with HPT-JT. METHODS A retrospective analysis of clinical and(More)