Scott McCloud

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the safety and pharmacokinetics of gadobenate dimeglumine in a group of subjects with moderate or severe renal impairment. METHODS The safety and pharmacokinetic profile of gadobenate dimeglumine, a gadolinium (Gd3+) chelate complex in development as a contrast agent for MRI, were evaluated in a placebo-controlled,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the use of Seamguard, a bioabsorbable staple line-reinforcement product, to prevent pancreatic leak after distal pancreatectomy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective study examined 85 consecutive patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy at an academic institution from September 5, 1997, to September 30, 2007. MAIN(More)
Laparoscopic resection is not an established treatment for pancreatic tumors. Previous reports, mainly in Europe and Japan, have demonstrated the potential utility of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP). However, few reports have been published from the United States. We instituted a pilot program to assess LDP. A total of 11 patients were included(More)
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