Sean P. Harbison

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Gastric electric stimulation (GES) is used to treat patients with refractory gastroparesis symptoms. However, the effectiveness of GES in clinical practice and the effect of GES on specific symptoms of gastroparesis are not well delineated. To determine the effectiveness of GES for treatment for refractory symptoms of gastroparesis, the improvement in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation in the assessment of laparoscopic surgical skills in medical students with the use of a virtual reality laparoscopic trainer and a low-fidelity video box trainer with comparative tasks. STUDY DESIGN Third-year medical students were asked to perform 3 basic skills set modules on LapSim(More)
Pathologic assessment of gastric tissue in patients with gastroparesis is limited. To evaluate gastric histopathology in patients with gastroparesis. Full-thickness antral biopsies were obtained in 28 patients with gastroparesis. Control specimens were obtained from patients undergoing gastric resection. H&E and immunohistochemical stained slides were(More)
The effects of thyroid status on the properties of ATP-sensitive potassium channels were investigated. Single-channel recordings were made using excised inside-out membrane patches from enzymatically dissociated ventricular myocytes from hearts of control and thyroidectomized rats and each group was studied with and without administration of thyroid(More)
Five cases of chronic, inflammatory, multifocal bone lesions of unknown etiology are reported. Although bone biopsy confirmed osteomyelitis in each case in none of them were organisms found inspite of an extensive work up. Different clinical course of the disease reflects different aetiology in respective cases. These cases present changing aspects of(More)
Five cases of chronic, inflammatory, multifocal bone lesions of unknown etiology are reported. Although bone biopsy confirmed osteomyelitis in each case in none of them were organisms found inspite of an extensive work up. Different clinical course of the disease reflects different aetiology in respective cases. These cases present changing aspects of(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the clinical response to Enterra gastric electric stimulation (GES) in patients with refractory gastroparesis and to determine factors associated with a favorable response. Methods This study was conducted in patients undergoing Enterra GES for refractory gastroparesis. Symptoms were scored before and after GES(More)
Gastric electric stimulation (GES) is used for refractory gastroparesis symptoms. Although symptomatic improvement has been reported with GES, few studies describe the need for additional surgery after placement. Our goal was to evaluate the outcomes of a large series of GES at a single institution. A retrospective review was performed for patients(More)