Sameer P Junnarkar

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In early 2010, the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) science collaboration initiated a study to investigate the physics potential of the experiment with a broad set of different beam, nearand far-detector configurations. Nine initial topics were identified as scientific areas that motivate construction of a long-baseline neutrino experiment with a(More)
BACKGROUND   Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a novel method of protecting the liver from ischaemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury. Protective effects in the early phase (4-6 h) have been demonstrated, but no studies have focused on the late phase (24 h) of hepatic I-R. This study analysed events in the late phase of I-R following RIPC and focused on(More)
BACKGROUND Although day-case elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy can save bed costs, its safety remains to be established. OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and benefits of day-case surgery compared to overnight stay in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Although day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy can save bed costs, its safety has to be established. The aim of this meta-analysis is to assess the advantages and disadvantages of day-case surgery compared with overnight stay in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS Randomized clinical trials addressing the above(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for patients with suspected biliary dyskinesia is controversial. Some studies found that cholecystectomy produced symptomatic improvement in patients with gallbladder dyskinesia (diagnosed by low gallbladder ejection fraction) while others found no significant benefit. Some studies have shown that gallbladder ejection(More)
BACKGROUND Although day-case elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy can save bed costs, its safety remains to be established. OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and benefits of day-case surgery compared to overnight stay in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation involves a period of ischemia and reperfusion to the graft which leads to primary non-function and dysfunction of the liver in 5-10% of cases. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been shown to reduce ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) injury to the liver and increase hepatic blood flow. We hypothesized that RIPC may(More)
Bochdalek hernias (BHs) arise due to congenital diaphragmatic defect and can result in gross displacement of abdominal tissues into the thorax. Although they are uncommon in occurrence, they usually present as serious respiratory distress in infants. In the adult population, they are asymptomatic and only detected incidentally. In this report, we present(More)
The complementary information provided by combined MRI-PET modalities promises to facilitate metabolic investigations of complex physiological processes. We developed a radio frequency (RF) coil array that can operate in close proximity (2-mm radial distance) to a miniaturized PET camera insert for simultaneous PETMRI of a rat brain at high magnetic fields(More)
PURPOSE To compare endovascular (EVR) to open repair (OR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) for cytokine activation, changes in the intestinal mucosal barrier, and renal dysfunction. METHODS In a prospective nonrandomized study, 15 patients admitted to a university hospital for elective infrarenal AAA repair (8 OR and 7 EVR) were recruited. Intestinal(More)