Toni Colarusso

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BACKGROUND Inadequate protein intake is a concern following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). The small gastric pouch and bypass restrict energy intake and may lead to insufficient protein intake and absorption, and excess loss of lean tissue. METHODS We evaluated protein intake in 93 (77 F, 16 M) morbidly obese individuals (BMI = 52.0 +/- 12.9 [SD]) who(More)
We prospectively studied absolute lymphocyte (ALC) and monocyte counts (AMC), lymphocyte subsets and proliferative in vitro responses to mitogen and antigen in 12 patients with AL-amyloidosis (AL) undergoing autologous blood stem cell transplantation (SCT) with high-dose i.v. melphalan. Myeloid and lymphoid recovery (>500 per μl) occurred in a median of 10(More)
BACKGROUND Performance of bariatric surgery in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is controversial. The advent of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) has dramatically reduced the progression of HIV/AIDS, so that these individuals live longer, with nearly undetectable viral loads, and thus may develop obesity and similar(More)
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