Vincent C Lusco

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BACKGROUND Surgical residents typically receive limited exposure to business and practice management during their training. As a result, residents are ill-prepared for issues related to starting a practice, coding, collecting, and taking a meaningful role within the medical community in promoting quality and safety and in containing health care costs. With(More)
BACKGROUND The immune-enhancing diet (IED) (Impact, Novartis Corp, Minneapolis, Minn) initiates a delayed and sustained increase in blood flow to the ileum and gut-associated lymphoid tissue. The immune-enhancing benefits of Impact (Novartis Corp) are attributed to the addition of L-arginine, fish oil (FO), and RNA fragments to a standard enteral diet. The(More)
OBJECTIVE This 48 week combined analysis reports safety and clinical effectiveness of the LAP-BAND AP * laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) in severely obese patients enrolled in the 5 year, prospective, observational, open-label APEX (NCT00501085) and HERO (NCT00953173) studies. METHODS The studies enrolled 1620 patients (APEX: N = 514; HERO: N =(More)
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