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Skeletal muscle lipid oxidation and obesity: influence of weight loss and exercise.
Obesity is associated with a decrement in the ability of skeletal muscle to oxidize lipid. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether clinical interventions (weight loss, exerciseExpand
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Early Experience with Telemanipulative Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using da Vinci
In the past decade, robot-assisted surgery has become increasingly used to assist in minimally invasive surgical procedures. In this article we review the evolution of robotic devices, from the firstExpand
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Video-assisted minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
OBJECTIVE This study was done to determine the potential benefits of minimally invasive mitral surgery performed with intraoperative video assistance. METHODS From May 1996 until March 1997, aExpand
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The Changing Bariatric Surgery Landscape in the USA
The growth of bariatric surgery in the USA followed the adoption of gastric bypass (RYGB). The recent introduction of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has been met with wide adoption. A single state reportExpand
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Acute cholecystitis: risk factors for conversion to an open procedure.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most common general surgical procedures performed. Conversion to an open procedure (CTO) is associated with increased morbidity and length ofExpand
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Robotic Surgical Training in an Academic Institution
ObjectiveTo detail robotic procedure development and clinical applications for mitral valve, biliary, and gastric reflux operations, and to implement a multispecialty robotic surgery trainingExpand
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Baseline characteristics of participants in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 (LABS-2) study.
Baseline characteristics of participants in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 (LABS-2) study Steven H. Belle, Ph.D., M.Sc.Hyg.*, Paul D. Berk, M.D., William H. Chapman, M.D.,Expand
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Hyperinsulinemic syndrome: the metabolic syndrome is broader than you think.
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by hyperinsulinemia. In 2011 we showed that gastric bypass (RYGB) corrects these high levels even though insulin resistance remains high,Expand
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