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  • W F Bennett
  • 2001
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to document the incidence of lesions of the rotator interval, illustrate the arthroscopic appearance of subtle differences in these lesions, and discuss how various lesions may affect biceps tendon stability in the bicipital groove. TYPE OF STUDY A Data Registry has been used in my office since 1995 (Microsoft Office(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM A gastric conduit is usually used to reconstruct the foregut after esophagectomy for cancer. The gastric emptying may be impaired after this operation, so some esophageal surgeons routinely add a pyloric drainage procedure (pyloroplasty or pyloromyotomy). We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the(More)
  • W F Bennett
  • 2001
A systematic evaluation of the glenohumeral joint should be routinely performed with all shoulder arthroscopy and include all anatomic areas. However, to date, less attention has been given to the insertion of the subscapularis tendon, superior glenohumeral ligament (SGHL), and medial head of the coracohumeral ligament (MCHL). This article outlines(More)
We reviewed our experience performing mediastinoscopy as an outpatient procedure. From January 1, 1987, to December 31, 1992, 1,015 of 1,062 cervical mediastinoscopies were performed on an outpatient basis. There were no operative deaths. Complications developed in 14 patients, 10 of whom required hospitalization. Two additional patients were hospitalized(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of the arthroscopic repair of isolated subscapularis tears. Additionally, this study explores details of the clinical diagnosis, magnetic resonance arthrography findings, and surgical repair techniques. TYPE OF STUDY A prospective cohort. METHODS The preoperative and postoperative status of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Malignant mesothelioma is a lethal disease. Aggressive multimodality treatment protocols are reportedly associated with improved survival, but the apparent survival benefits may simply reflect patient selection and the variable natural history of this malignancy. Before embarking on our own protocol of experimental treatment for(More)
In 15 patients who were to undergo resection of hepatic metastases, three-dimensional (3D) images of the liver were rendered from axial T2-weighted MR images by a dedicated 3D workstation. This report assesses the utility of these images in preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance. In three patients, the preoperative 3D images convinced the surgeon(More)
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) is a rare inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by focal or diffuse eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. Although little over 250 cases of EG have been reported in the literature, EG is probably more common than reports in the literature would indicate. A retrospective review of 25(More)
The human growth hormone (hGH) antagonist B2036 combines a single amino acid substitution impairing receptor binding site 2 (G120K) with eight additional amino acid substitutions that improve binding site 1 affinity. This hGH antagonist is being tested for treating pathologies linked to excess hGH levels. B2036-PEG is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) conjugated(More)
A retrospective review was performed of 13 patients with the diagnosis of idiopathic eosinophilic esophagitis (IEE) occurring alone or in conjunction with idiopathic eosinophilic gastroenteritis (IEG) to identify clinical, radiographic, endoscopic, manometric, and therapeutic similarities. All patients presented with esophageal symptoms, predominantly(More)