Ronald N. Kaleya

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An aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach to acute mesenteric ischemia can dramatically lower the mortality of this lethal disease. The cornerstones of this approach are the earlier and more liberal use of angiography and the use of intra-arterial infusions of vasodilators in the treatment of both nonocclusive and occlusive mesenteric ischemia.
The term acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is applied to a wide spectrum of bowel injury within the distribution of the superior mesenteric vessels, ranging from reversible alterations in bowel function to transmural necrosis of the bowel wall. Intensivists not only are called upon to manage this catastrophic disease but also may be faced with AMI as a(More)
Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading the article about incidental gallbladder cancers and the role of re-resection [1]. Recently, I was called by a pathologist and informed that a gallbladder specimen with a large polyp was consistent with a gallbladder cancer—a T1 lesion. The patient had undergone surgery with another surgeon and physical examination revealed a(More)
The incidence of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) has increased substantially over the last few decades. Death rates of 70% to 90% have been reported for traditional methods of diagnosis and therapy. Use of an aggressive radiologic, pharmacologic and surgical approach has decreased the mortality and morbidity associated with AMI. The cornerstones of(More)
Lymphatic mapping and sentinel node biopsy has been rapidly and widely adopted by the surgical community as an oncologic equivalent elective lymphadenectomy for regional node staging in both melanoma and breast cancer. Despite being the de facto standard of care, it remains a highly unstandardized procedure surrounded by many unresolved controversies for(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic management of adrenal masses has been well described. Immunologically compromised patients can obtain significant benefit from these minimally invasive procedures. We describe a case of an enlarging smooth muscle tumor of the adrenal gland in an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patient and review the sparse literature(More)
The urinary excretion of leucine aminopeptidase (LAP), N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase (NAG), and beta 2-microglobulin was measured in 12 cancer patients receiving cis-platinum to evaluate the sensitivity of these indices for renal tubular damage. NAG and LAP excretion rose markedly in all patients, and beta 2-microglobulin rose in 11. Seven of the 9 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The Montefiore Medical Center experience with women with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer was reviewed to: (1) evaluate clinical parameters in patients with Krukenberg tumor (GI cancer metastatic to the ovaries) and (2) evaluate oophorectomy in GI cancer patients. METHODS (1) Charts of all female patients admitted between 1985 and 1996 with gastric(More)
Colonic ischemia (CI) is a rare complication of high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) immunotherapy. This complication occurred in three of 141 patients (2.1%) with metastatic cancer treated with high-dose IL-2 therapy; CI only developed in patients receiving interferon-alpha (IFN) with IL-2 (three of 21, 14%) compared with none of 120 in those patients receiving(More)