Richard M. Lampman

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OBJECTIVE Radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass may lead to digit ischemia if collateral hand circulation is inadequate. The modified Allen's test is the most common preoperative screening test used. Unfortunately, this test has high false-positive and false-negative rates. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of a modified(More)
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism due to a deficiency in hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone is common in female athletes ("hypothalamic amenorrhea"). It is not known, however, whether a similar phenomenon occurs in male athletes. We investigated the integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in six highly trained male marathon runners (who(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic assistance may offer unique advantages over conventional laparoscopy in colorectal operations. METHODS This prospective observational study compared operative measures and postoperative outcomes between laparoscopic and robotic abdominal and pelvic resections for benign and malignant disease. RESULTS From 2005 through 2012, 200 (58%)(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to develop treatment algorithms for colon, rectal, and anal injuries based on the review of relevant literature. METHODS Information was obtained through a MEDLINE ( www.nobi.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi ) search, and additional references were obtained through cross-referencing key articles cited in these papers. RESULTS A(More)
The effects of 9 weeks of aerobic exercise training with maintenance of stable body weight upon insulin sensitivity and upon glucose, lipid, and lipoprotein concentrations were studied in 10 middle-aged men with mild hypertriglyceridemia. Following training, mean maximum oxygen consumption improved from 33.5 +/- 1.9 to 39.3 +/- 1.9 mL/kg/min (means +/-(More)
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage is a morbid and potentially fatal complication of colorectal surgery. Determination of pre- and intraoperative risk factors may identify patients requiring increased postoperative surveillance for this major complication. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with anastomotic leakage(More)
Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) are thought to improve surgical outcomes by standardizing perioperative patient care established in evidence-based literature. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a colorectal surgery ERP on hospital length of stay (LOS) and other patient outcomes. This is a comparative effectiveness study of patients(More)
Women with rheumatoid arthritis performed 1 of 3 low intensity aerobic exercise protocols (15, 25, and 35 minutes) 3 times per week for 12 weeks. A nontraining group served as controls. All exercise groups improved their aerobic capacity, exercise time, and joint counts. Subjects described improvement in activities of daily living and reduced joint pain and(More)
The effect of adrenergic receptor-blocking agents upon plasma levels of human pancreatic polypeptide (hPP), human GH (hGH), immunoreactive insulin, and glucose during graded submaximal exercise was ascertained in six healthy nonobese males. Subjects exercised from 0--27 min on a motor-driven treadmill and received infusions from -10 to 40 min of either 1)(More)
Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) often refrain from physical exercise for fear of precipitating a life-threatening arrhythmia or receiving an ICD shock. However, most of these patients are able to safely exercise if they are provided appropriate clinical guidelines. This review describes the factors that enter into the(More)