Scott G. Houghton

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OBJECTIVE To review our experience with management of pancreaticobiliary and duodenal (PB/D) perforations after periampullary endoscopic interventions. Although pancreaticobiliary and duodenal perforations after periampullary endoscopic procedures are rare, their management has not been well described. PATIENTS Individuals who experienced(More)
BACKGROUND Ineffective weight loss or complications of previous bariatric surgery often require revisional bariatric procedures. Our aim was to define the indications, operative approach, and outcomes of revisional bariatric procedures during 2 decades at a tertiary center. METHODS From our prospective database (n = 1584), including 1985-2004, 218(More)
Amiodarone-associated thyrotoxicosis (AAT) is often poorly tolerated owing to underlying cardiac disease, and it is frequently refractory to conventional medical treatment. The goal of this study was to describe the patient characteristics, management, and outcomes of all the patients treated surgically for AAT at a single institution. We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Clinically significant morbid obesity is associated with an increased risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Vertical Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is known to eliminate acid (and bile) in the pouch of cardia, which would provide control of reflux symptoms. The aim of our study was to assess the technical considerations, morbidity, and(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and outcomes of simultaneous bilateral thoracotomy in pediatric patients compared with traditional bilateral staged thoracotomy. METHODS This is a retrospective review of 30 consecutive patients 18 years or younger undergoing either bilateral staged or bilateral simultaneous thoracotomy between March(More)
BACKGROUND For the past 11 years, we have used a malabsorptive form of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), the "very, very long limb" RYGB, for selected patients with BMIs >50 kg/m(2) and in highly selected patients with BMI <50 kg/m(2). This modified distal gastric bypass establishes a 100-cm common channel (for digestion and absorption) and a "very, very"(More)
The aim of our study was to review our experience with transabdominal gastroplasty to determine the safety and short-term efficacy of the procedure. Retrospective review of all patients that underwent transabdominal hiatal hernia repair with concurrent gastroplasty for shortened esophagus between October 1999 and May 2004. There were 63 patients, 27 men and(More)
BACKGROUND Hexose transporter mRNA and protein levels follow a diurnal rhythm in rat jejunum. Their coordinated expression and resultant function throughout the small bowel is not well understood. We hypothesized that hexose transporter levels and glucose absorption follow a coordinated, site-specific diurnal rhythm in rat duodenum and jejunum, but not in(More)
Expression and function of hexose transporters vary diurnally in rat small intestine; however, this subject remains unexplored in mice. The aim of the study was to investigate the diurnal expression and function of hexose transporters SGLT1, GLUT2, and GLUT5 in mouse small bowel. Twenty-four c57bl6 mice maintained in a 12-h light/dark room (6 am–6 pm) were(More)