Shane Y Morita

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BACKGROUND von Hippel-Lindau (vHL) disease is an autosomal dominant syndrome associated with neoplasms in multiple organs, which includes the pancreas. Here, we report the greatest single center experience in patients with vHL pancreatic endocrine neoplasm (PNETs). METHODS Between December 1998 and November 2006, 633 patients with vHL were evaluated and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous investigators have reported the incidence of thyroid nodules in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism; others have noted the incidence of primary hyperparathyroidism in patients who underwent thyroidectomy. It is well known that both of these entities coexist. In this article, we present a single-center experience with the incidence(More)
Data from the Hawaii Tumor Registry suggest that the incidence of melanoma in the non-Caucasian population of Hawaii is not substantially different from that of the remainder of the United States. Our experience indicates that melanoma in this population, although unusual, is not rare. Although lesions on the palms and soles are more common. as are subungal(More)
Although colorectal cancer death rates have been declining, this trend is not consistent across all ethnic groups. Biological, environmental, behavioral and socioeconomic explanations exist, but the reason for this discrepancy remains inconclusive. We examined the hypothesis that improved cancer screening across all ethnic groups will reduce ethnic(More)
BACKGROUND There are no published reports identifying an inadequate ventilatory response to metabolic acidosis as a predictor of impending respiratory failure. Metabolic acidosis should induce a respiratory alkalosis in which the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (Paco2) is (1.5 [HCO3-] + 8) +/- 2. This study examined the relation between inadequate(More)
PURPOSE Over the past 60 years, cytotoxic chemotherapy has targeted the cancer cell. Despite this, there have been few cancer cures. A new approach to cancer therapy is to target the multicellular biological entity of the tumor microenvironment. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug, sunitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic relevance of the volume of nodal metastatic disease in colorectal cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred node-positive patients with T2 or T3 carcinoma of the colon or rectum after routine histologic examination of the regional nodes were studied. The metastatic tumor was measured with an ocular micrometer,(More)
A noninvasive tool to recognize early shock would improve outcome by providing prompt recognition of tissue ischemia and precise resuscitation endpoint. The skin is the first tissue bed to vasoconstrict in shock states. Studies have demonstrated that transcutaneous partial pressure of oxygen (PtCO2) increases with higher FiO2 in nonshock states as arterial(More)
This study surveyed the stool appearance descriptions of 107 inpatient children with intussusception. Fifty-six patients presented with grossly bloody stools (passed spontaneously), 10 of which were determined on chart review to resemble currant jelly. Of the 51 patients without grossly bloody spontaneously passed stools, 35 patients had rectal examination(More)
Worldwide, the incidence of melanoma continues to rise. Although not the most common cutaneous malignancy, it is the most lethal. Until recently, while other oncologic patients benefited from the nuances of targeted therapy, those afflicted with melanoma lacked that option. In 2011, the US FDA approved an oral agent that targets the BRAF oncogene. As this(More)