Thomas Curran

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BACKGROUND To date, reports on outcomes after robotic-assisted pulmonary resection have been confined to small, single-institution case series. Furthermore, no comparison has been made between robotic, open, and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) procedures. We sought to compare the outcomes between these approaches using the State Inpatient Databases(More)
A model of induced lactation was modified to examine the effects of bovine prolactin (bPRL) and bovine placental lactogen (bPL) on mammary growth and differentiation. Thirty-two peripubertal, non-pregnant Holstein heifers were given daily s.c. injections of oestradiol (0.05 mg/kg) and progesterone (0.25 mg/kg) for 7 days to initiate mammary growth.(More)
The effects of recombinant bovine placental lactogen (rbPL) and recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) on development of ovarian follicles and CL were tested in heifers. Estrus (day = 0) was synchronized and heifers were treated (Days 0-21) with either saline (control; n = 7), rbST (25 mg/day; n = 6), or rbPL. (50 mg/day; n = 8). Blood was collected daily(More)
Effects of recombinant bovine somatotropin (bST) on growth of the corpus luteum (CL) and development of ovarian follicles were tested. Starting at estrus (Day=0), the following treatments were administered: control (saline injected Days 0 to 19, n=5); bST[0-9] (25 mg bST injected Days 0 to 9, saline injected Days 10 to 19, n=5); bST[10-19] (saline injected(More)
OBJECTIVE Isolated renal artery aneurysms are rare, and controversy remains about indications for surgical repair. Little is known about the impact of endovascular therapy on selection of patients and outcomes of renal artery aneurysms. METHODS We identified all patients undergoing open or endovascular repair of isolated renal artery aneurysms in the(More)
Minimally invasive colon surgery (MIS) has been shown to minimize pain and decrease overall recovery time. No studies have shown a clear oncologic benefit. Some literature suggests that the time to administration of chemotherapy can be important to improve outcomes for advanced colon cancer. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of minimally(More)
The primary objective of this study was to determine whether bovine placental lactogen stimulated additional mammary growth as assessed by milk yield from a lactation induced by steroids. Pubertal, nonpregnant Holstein heifers (n = 23) were given daily subcutaneous injections of estradiol-17 beta (0.05 mg/kg) and progesterone (0.25 mg/kg) for 7 d to(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized trials and observational studies have shown that perioperative morbidity and mortality are lower with endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm than with open repair, but the survival benefit is not sustained. In addition, concerns have been raised about the long-term risk of aneurysm rupture or the need for reintervention after(More)
BACKGROUND Administrative data are often hampered by coding errors, absent data, and the difficulty of distinguishing pre-existing conditions from perioperative complications. We evaluated whether the introduction of the present on admission (POA) indicator improved outcome analysis of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS)(More)
OBJECTIVE Readmission is associated with high mortality, morbidity, and cost. We used the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) to determine risk factors for readmission after lower extremity bypass (LEB). METHODS We identified all patients who received LEB in the 2011 ACS-NSQIP database. Multivariable(More)