Stacey D Moore-Olufemi

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BACKGROUND Management of the open abdomen is an increasingly common part of surgical practice. The purpose of this review is to examine the scientific background for the use of temporary abdominal closure (TAC) in the open abdomen as a way to modulate the local and systemic inflammatory response, with an emphasis on decompression after abdominal compartment(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroschisis (GS) is a congenital abdominal wall defect that results in the development of GS-related intestinal dysfunction (GRID). Transforming growth factor-β, a pro-inflammatory cytokine, has been shown to cause organ dysfunction through alterations in vascular and airway smooth muscle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects(More)
BACKGROUND We have published extensively regarding the effects of edema on intestinal contractile function. However, we have found the need to expand our model to mice to take advantage of the much larger arsenal of research support, especially in terms of transgenic mouse availability and development. To that end, we have developed and validated a(More)
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