Peter M Bertin

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BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass excludes the biliary and pancreatic tree from traditional endoscopic evaluation and treatment. As the number of former bypass patients accrues, the need to assess and treat this subset of patients for biliary and pancreatic disease will increase. The authors describe their technique, indications, and outcomes for this(More)
INTRODUCTION To reduce incidence and severity of postsurgical pain and minimize the effect of its clinical and economic correlates, multimodal therapy for surgical patients is recommended. In this report, we discuss the use of liposome bupivacaine, a novel multivesicular formulation of bupivacaine indicated for single-dose infiltration into the surgical(More)
PURPOSE Gastrointestinal (GI) lipomas are rare, benign, slowly growing, submucosal tumors, which can either be incidentally found as silent tumors of the GI tract or be the cause for GI bleeding, anemia, intussusception, and bowel obstruction. Endoscopic removal is a valid alternative to surgical resection of these tumors. In the recent past, many(More)
Management of the fully edentulous patient has historically been a problem for the restorative dentist. Adequate retention, esthetics, and function are often compromised by the loss of the natural dentition and the osseous and soft tissue changes that subsequently occur. Alveolar bone loss and elevated soft tissue attachments decrease the basal seat areas,(More)
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