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Heller Myotomy Versus Heller Myotomy With Dor Fundoplication for Achalasia: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial
Objective:We sought to determine the impact of the addition of Dor fundoplication on the incidence of postoperative gastroesophageal reflux (GER) after Heller myotomy. Summary Background Data:BasedExpand
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Elevated Levels of Plasma Mitochondrial DNA DAMPs Are Linked to Clinical Outcome in Severely Injured Human Subjects
Objective: Our objective was to execute a prospective cohort study to determine relationships between plasma mtDNA DAMP levels and the occurrence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS),Expand
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Weight, Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors Two Years after Gastric Bypass
Background: This cross-sectional survey was designed to determine the self-reported weight management, dietary and physical activity behaviors of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) patients who were 1Expand
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First year experience of patients undergoing the stretta procedure
Background: The Stretta procedure is a new, totally endoscopic treatment for GERD, where radiofrequency energy is delivered to the smooth muscle of the gastroesophageal junction. Methods: Forty-oneExpand
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Selective effect of liver disease on the activities of specific metabolizing enzymes: Investigation of cytochromes P450 2C19 and 2D6
Drug metabolism is influenced by liver disease because of the central role that the liver plays in metabolic activities in the body. However, it is still unclear how activities of specificExpand
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Laparoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia: Predictors of Successful Outcome After 200 Cases
Objective:Laparoscopic myotomy is the preferred treatment of achalasia. Our objectives were to assess the long-term outcome of esophageal myotomy and to identify preoperative factors influencing theExpand
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Risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in obese women
BackgroundMetabolic bone disease is a potential complication of bariatric surgery. The aims of our study were to evaluate the effects of laparoscopic gastric bypass on calcium and vitamin DExpand
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Obesity-related focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis: normalization of proteinuria in an adolescent after bariatric surgery
Obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) is a secondary form of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) occurring in severely obese patients. A significant percentage of individuals with ORG willExpand
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Acute Renal Failure Associated with Increased Intra‐abdominal Pressure
Anuric renal failure developed in four patients in association with increased intra-abdominal pressure from postoperative hemorrhage. Polyuria and resolution of the renal failure occurred in eachExpand
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18Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography in the management of patients with suspected pancreatic cancer.
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy and clinical impact of 18fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (18FDG-PET) on the management of patients with suspected primary or recurrent pancreaticExpand
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