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SSAT 2001 Abstracts
225 Laparoscopic Management of Giant Type III Hiatal Hernia and Short Esophagus: Objective Follow-up at Three Years
Blair A. Jobe, Ralph W. Aye, Clifford W. Deveney, Lucius D. Hill, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR
226 Clinical and Histological Follow-up Fafter Antireflux Surgery for Barrett's esophagus
Steven P. Bowers, Samer G. Mattar, Kathy Galloway, C. Daniel Smith, John G. Hunter, Atlanta, GA
227 Absence of Gasroesophageal Reflux Disease in a Majority of Patients Taking Acid Suppression Medications After Nissen Fundoplication
Reginald V. Lord, Anna Kaminski, David J. Bowrey, Peter F. Crookes, Michael G. Wood, Rodney Mason, Saj Wajed, Jeffrey A. Hagen, Steven R. DeMeester, Christopher G. Streets, Jeffrey H. Peters, Tom R. DeMeester, Los Angeles, CA
228 Antireflux Surgery Cures Cough Regardless of Cause in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
David S. Thoman, Thomas T. Hui, Maria Spyrou, Edward H. Phillips, Los Angeles, CA
229 The Development of Achalasia Secondary to Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Nicholas Stylopoulos, David W. Rattner, Boston, MA
230 The Physiologic Mechanism and Preoperative Prediction of New Onset Dysphagia After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Dennis Blom, Jeffrey H. Peters, Tom R. DeMeester, Peter F. Crookes, Jeffrey A. Hagen, Vanuatu; Steven R. DeMeester, Cedric G. Bremner, Los Angeles, CA
277 Should Suspected Early Gallbladder Cancer Be Treated Laproscopically?
Steve T. Weiland, Layton F. Rikkers, John E. Niederhuber, David M. Mahvi, Dennis M. Heisey, Debra S. Chicks, Madison, WI
278 Effect of Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis on Pancreatic Function: Resection versus Drainage Procedures.
S. Maartense, M. Ledeboer, W. Bemelman, J. Ringers, A. A.M. Masclee, Leiden, Netherlands
279 Decreased Gallbladder Response in Leptin-Deficient Obese Mice
Matthew I. Goldblatt, Deborah A. Swartz-Basile, Carol L. Svatek, Attila Nakeeb, Henry A. Pitt, Milwaukee, WI
280 Intraoperative Cholangiography to Prevent Common Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Flum R. David, Koepsell Thomas, Heagerty Patrick, Mika Sinanan, E. Patchen Dellinger, Seattle, WA
281 Quality of Life in Chronic Pancreatitis-a Prospective, Controlled Trial Comparing Classical Kausch-Whipple Procedure and Duodenum-Preserving Head Resection.
Helmut Witzigmann, Doris Max, Dirk Uhlmann, Felix Geissler, Reiner Schwarz, Johann Hauss, Leipzig, Germany
282 Western Pigment Gallstone Pathogenesis: Bacteria Play an Essential Role
Lygia Stewart, Oesterle L Adair, Ihsan Erden, J. MacLeod Griffiss, Lawrence W. Way, San Francisco, CA
331 Enterocyte Response to Ischemia is Dependent on Differentiation State
Brian F. Hinnebusch, Sonia Y. Archer, Qing Ma, Richard A. Hodin, Boston, MA
332 Perioperative Resting Pressure Predicts Postoperative Function Following Ileo-Pouch Anal Anastamosis.
Amy L. Halverson, Tracy L. Hull, Tom Schroeder, Cleveland, OH
333 The Mechanical Massage of the Abdomen Decreased Postoperative Pain and Ileus: A Randomized Study
Isabelle Le Blanc Louvry, C. Boulon, Anne Marie Leroi, Philippe Denis, Philippe Ducrotte, Rouen, France
334 One Hundred Consecutive Cases of Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Early Colorectal Carcinoma: Detection of Missed Micrometastases
Thomas F. Wood, Sukamal Saha, Donald L. Morton, George J. Tsioulias, Roderick R. Turner, Decio Rangel, William Hutchinson Jr, Anton J. Bilchik, Santa Monica, CA, Flint, MI
335 Downstream Apoptosis Effectors APAF-1 and CLARP are Markedly Reduced in Colon Cancer
Sergio Huerta, David Heber, Julio Licinio, Ma-Li Wong, Jonas Hannestad, Edward H. Livingston, Los Angeles, CA
336 mRNA Quantitation of Thymidylate Synthase and Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase Can Predict Disease-Free Survival in Stage IIb and III Colon and Stage II and III Rectal Cancer
Marko Kornmann, Karl H. Link, Wolfgang Schwabe, Peter Haeussler, Joern Straeter, Sucan Polat, Peter D. Danenberg, Detlef Behnke, Hans G. Beger, Ulm, Germany, Jena, Germany, Los Angeles,CA
337 Role of Extrinsic Innervation in Jejunal Adaptation to Total Ileal Resection
Karen D. Libsch, Nicholas J. Zyromski, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Louis J. Kost, Michael G. Sarr, Daniela Peia, Jaime Haidenberg, Mathias Worni, Rochester, MN
402 Ninety-Five Cases of Intestinal Transplantation at the University of Miami
Seigo Nishida, Tomoaki Kato, Joseph Tector, Naveen Mittal, Guy Neff, David Levi, Jose Nery, Phillip Ruiz, Debbie Weppler, Andreas G Tzakis, Miami, FL
403 Malabsorptive Gastric Bypass in Patients with Super Obesity: A Comparative Study of Roux Limb Length.
Robert E. Brolin, Lisa B. LaMarca, Ronald P. Cody, Piscataway, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ
404 Tissue Engineered Intestine: Morphology and Enterocyte Dynamics
Ali Tavakkolizadeh, Antonia E. Stephen, Satoshi Kaihara, David L. Mooney, B. S. Kim, Stanley W. Ashley, Joseph P Vacanti, Edward E Whang, Boston, MA, Ann Arobr, MI
479 The Additional Value of Diagnostic Laparoscopy in the Work-up of Patients with a Proximal Bile Duct Tumor
Esther H.B.M. Tilleman, Steve M.M. Castro de, Olivier R.C. Busch, Thomas M.M. Gulik van, Huug Obertop, Dirk J. Gouma, Amsterdam, Netherlands
480 An Acyclic Polyisoprenoid, Geranyl Geranylacetone, Suppresses Acute Hepatic Injury and Improves Survival Following Massive (95%) Hepatectomy in Rats
Kazuhito Rokutan, Hironobu Oda, Hidenori Miyake, Takashi Iwata, Kenji Kusumoto, Seiki Tashiro, Tokushima, Japan
481 Portal Vein Embolization vs. Portal Vein Ligation for Induction of Hypertrophy of the Prospective Remnant Liver Volume 705
Christian Hillert, Dieter C. Broering, Gerrit Krupski, Matthias Gundlach, Xavier Rogiers, Hamburg, Germany
482 Effects of Aging on Gene Expression Patterns in the Liver
Robert Thomas, B. Mark Evers, Galveston, TX
483 Predictors of Microvascular Invasion in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Are Candidates for Orthotopic Liver Transplanation.
Nestor F. Esnaola, Gregory Y. Lauwers, Nadeem Q. Mirza, David M. Nagorney, Dorota A. Doherty, Iwao Ikai, Jacques Belghiti, Yoshio Yamaoka, Steven A. Curley, Lee M. Ellis, J. Nicolas Vauthey, Houston, TX, Boston, MA, Rochester, MN, Kyoto, Japan, Paris, France
484 Analysis of Tumor Characteristics and Survival in Liver Transplant Recipients with Incidentally Diagnosed Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Clifford S. Cho, Mona Hermina, Dennis M Heisey, Michael Armbrust, Munci Kalayoglu, Anthony M D'Alessandro, Alexandru I Musat, Stuart J Knechtle, Madison, WI
561 Specific Targeting of Tumor Vasculature by DT-VEGF Fusion Protein Reduces Angiogenesis and Growth of Pancreatic Cancer
Hubert G. Hotz, Parkash S. Gill, Rizwan Masood, Birgit Hotz, Heinz J Buhr, Thomas Foitzik, Oscar J. Hines, Howard A. Reber, Los Angeles, CA, Berlin, Germany
562 The Value of Laparoscopy in the Management of Non-Pancreatic Periampullary Tumors
Ari D. Brooks, Michael Mallis, Murray F. Brennan, Kevin C. Conlon, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA
563 Increased Frequency of Heparanase Gene Expression in Human Primary and Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Anthony W. Kim, Xiulong Xu, Paolo Gattuso, Richard A. Prinz, Chicago, IL
564 PI-3'Kinase and NF-kB Induced Chemoresistance in Human Pancreatic Cancer
Shimul A. Shah, Michael W. Potter, Mohir H. Hedeshian, Mark P. Callery, Worcester, MA
565 En Bloc Resection for Locally Advanced Cancer of the Pancreas Is it Worthwhile?
Aaron R. Sasson, John P. Hoffman, Eric Ross, Steven A. Kagan, James F. Pingpank Jr., Burton L. Eisenberg, Philadelphia, PA
566 Ligand Activation Of Alternatively Spliced FGFR-1 Modulates Pancreatic Cancer Cell Malignancy
Selwyn M. Vickers, Zhi-Qiang Huang, LeeAnn MacMillan-Crow, John A. Thompson, Birmingham, AL
620 A Prospective Trial of "Robotic" Fundoplication
W. Scott Melvin, Kevin R. Krause, Bradley J. Needleman, E. Christopher Ellison, Columbus, OH
621 Case-Control Comparison of Endoscopic Fundoplication with Laparoscopic Fundoplication in the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Vic Velanovich, Tamir Ben-Menachem, Sachin Goel, Detroit, MI
622 American Surgical Residency Programs (ASRP) are Not Meeting Current nor Anticipated Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Training Needs
Adrian E. Park, Donald B. Witzke, Michael Mastrangelo, Michael Donnelly, Lexington, KY
689 CPT-11/Cisplatin Neoadjuvant Therapy Downstages Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer
Elliot Newman, Stuart G. Marcus, Milan Potmesil, Howard Hochster, Herman Yee, Sanjeev Sewak, Mary Hayek, Franco M. Muggia, New York, NY
690 Colonization-Dependent Expression of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase by the Gastrointestinal Epithelium
Michael Edward Mitchell, Richard C. Lyons, Ellen I. Closs, Mary Park, Cunningham M. James, Boston, MA
691 Long-Term Survival After Esophagectomy for Barrett's Adenocarcinoma in Endoscopically Surveyed and Non-Surveyed Patients
Mark K. Ferguson, Amy Durkin, Chicago, IL
1758 Mechanisms of Impaired Gallbladder Contractile Response in Chronic Acalculous Cholecystitis
Anders R. Merg, Scott E. Kalinowski, Marilyn M. Hinkhouse, Kimberly S. Ephgrave, Joseph J. Cullen, IA, Iowa City, IA
1759 Bile Flow to Duodenum is Reduced in Hypothyroidism and Enhanced in Hyperthyroidism.
Johanna Laukkarinen, Peeter Koobi, Jarkko Kalliovalkama, Juhani Sand, Vaino Turjanmaa, Ilkka Porsti, Isto Nordback, Tampere, Finland
1760 Ulcerative Colitis and H2O2-Induced Smooth Muscle Dysfunction
Matthew D. Vrees, Weibiao Cao, Fabio M Potenti, Piero Biancani, Victor E. Pricolo, Providence, RI, Cranston, RI
1761 Induction of COX-2 and Invasiveness by Transforming Growth Factor-?1 in Immortalized Mouse Colonocytes Expressing Oncogenic Ras
Christopher D. Roman, Robert Whitehead, Jason Morrow, Nashville, TN
1762 The Effect of Alprostadil on the Anastomostic Healing Following Rectal Resection in the Dog Model
Sebastian E. Debus, Ulrich A. Dietz, Marco Sailer, Dieter Geiger, Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Arnulf Thiede, Wuerzburg, Germany, Curitiba, Brazil
1763 The Mechanisms of Microsatellite Instability are Different in Synchronous and Metachronous Colorectal Cancer.
Hongming Qiu, Suk Hwan Lee, Raymond Yiu, David A. Rothenberger, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Minneapolis, MN
1764 Co-expression of Cyclooxygenase-2(COX-2) and Matrixmetalloproteinase(MMP)-2,-7
and-9 in Human Colorectal Cancer.

Martin J. Heslin, Xuelin Li, Martin R. Johnson, Heidi Weiss, Kirby I. Bland, Robert B. Diasio, Marshall M. Urist, Birmingham, AL

1765 Postprandial Augmentation of Water and Electrolyte Absorption in the Colon Requires Intraluminal Glucose
Michael L. Kendrick, Nicholas J. Zyromski, Karen D. Libsch, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Michael G. Sarr, Rochester, MN
1766 Mycophenolate Mofetil Impairs Healing of Left Sided Colon Anastomosis and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I Tends to Neutralize this Impairment
Gregor Baumann, Roman Inglin, Dorothee Schoenfeld, Olaf Dirsch, Joerg Zeeh, Markus W Buechler, Bernhard Egger, Bern, Switzerland, Essen Germany
1767 Identification of Genes Selectively Expressed in Small or Large Intestinal Epithelial Cells (EC) in Mice
Taku Kitayama, Kouhei Fukushima, Hitoshi Ogawa, Hitoshi Yonezawa, Ken-ichi Takahashi, Shun Satoh, Hiroo Naitoh, Yuhji Funayama, Chikashi Shibata, Kaori Koyama, Seiki Matsuno, Iwao Sasaki, Sendai-shi, Japan
1768 Monophosphoryl Lipid A Leads to Better Results than other Adjuvants when Administered with Whole C26 Cell Vaccine in C26 Tumor Bearing Mice
Irena Kirman, Joseph J. Carter, Ryan C. Fowler, Zishan K. Asi, Emina H. Huang, Richard L. Whelan, New York, NY
1769 Postprandial Motility, PYY Releasing and Level of Blood Sugar After Total Gastrectomy with Ileocolonic Interposed Reconstruction
Koji Nakada, Hideharu Mukai, Noboru Yanaihara, Nobuyoshi Hanyu, Shinichiro Yanai, Naruo Kawasaki, Teruaki Aoki, Tokyo, Japan, Sizuoka, Japan
1770 Telomerase and Colorectal Tumor Aggressiveness
Aqeel Ghori, Bernhard Usselamann, Jill Barclay, Allan Morris, Ian Fraser, Coventry, UK,Barnstaple,UK
1771 L-Arginine Metabolism in Colon Anastomosis - Temporal Expression of the Arginase Pathway.
Maria B. Witte, Masataka Mori, Adrian Barbul, Horst D. Becker, Tuebingen, Germany, Kumamoto, Japan, Baltimore, MD
1772 Morphology Of Enteric Pouches Used As Neorectums: Ileal Pouch vs Jejunal Pouch
Fabio V. Teixeira, Danilo Daud, Maria L. Eleuterio, Maeli D.P. Silva, Keith A. Kelly, Scottsdale, AZ, Marilia, Brazil, Botucatu, Brazil
1773 In Vitro Activity of Genistein-17.1A Monoclonal Antibody Immunoconjugate Against Colon Cancer Cells.
George I. Salti, Michelle Gentile, Tapas K. Das Gupta, Chicago, IL
1774 Long-term Results of a Randomised Trial Comparing a Total Fundoplication (Nissen-Rossetti) and a Partial Posterior Fundoplication (Toupét) for Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Cecilia Hagedorn, Hans L`´snroth, Lars Rydberg, K`´srnsjukhuset, Lars Lundell, Gothenburg Sweden
1775 Glutathione S-transferase P1 mRNA Expression is Down-Regulated in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.
Jan Brabender, Reginald V. Lord, Peter Tsai, Ralf Metzger, Paul M. Schneider, JiMin Park, Dennis SalonR. DeMeesterKathleen D. Danenberg, Petga, Arnulf H. Holscher, Tom R. DeMeesterKathleen D. Danenberg, Peter V. Danenberg, Los Angeles, CA, Cologne, Germany
1776 Genomic Alterations of Micrometastatic Tumor Cells in Patients with Operable Esophageal Carcinoma
Nikolas H. Stoecklein, Marco Petronio, Thomas J.F. Blankenstein, Stefan B. Hosch, Andreas Erbersdobler, Jakob R. Izbicki, Gert Riethmueller, Christoph A. Klein, Munich, Germany, Hamburg, Germany
1777 Novel Nuclear Shuttle Peptide to Increase Transfection Efficiency in Esophageal Mucosal Cells
Colman K. Byrnes, Petra H. Nass, Joon K Shim, Mark D. Duncan, Brian Lacy, Scott L Diamond John W. Harmon, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA
1778 Circulating Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) And Micrometastases In Bone Marrow Of Patients With Resectable Gastroesophageal Cancer
Gary M. Spence, Alastair N. J. Graham, Kathleen M. Mulholland, Ian McAllister, Kieran G. McManus, Anna H. Patterson, Perry Maxwell, Wilson G. McCluggage, James M. Sloan, Marilyn A. Armstrong, Frederick C. Campbell, James A. McGuigan, Belfast, United Kingdom
1779 Endoscopic Augmentation of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter That is Both Titratable and Reversible.
David W. Easter, Matt Yurek, Paul Fockens, Harper Summers, San Diego, CA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1780 "Wrap Tension" as an Objective Determinant for the Creation and Calibration of Esophagogastric Fundoplication
Maria L. Terry, Dae Hwa Choi, Zurab Tsereteli, C. Daniel Smith, Atlanta, GA, Ulsan, South Korea
1781 Mechanisms of Tolerance Induction After Rat Liver Transplantation: Intrahepatic CD4+ T Cells Produce Different Cytokines During Rejection and Tolerance in Response to Stimulation
H. J. Gassel, J. Kauczok, C. Otto, U. Steger, W. Timmermann, K. Ulrichs, A. Thiede, Wuerzburg, Germany
1782 Evaluation of a 3-D Computer-Simulated Irradiation Model for Interstitial Tumor Ablation in Porcine Liver in vivo.
Joerg P. Ritz, Christoph M. Isbert, Christoph T. Germer, Kai Lehmann, Frank Wacker, Andre Roggan, Heinz J. Buhr, Berlin Germany
1783 Comparison of Segmental Liver Hypertrophy After Contralateral Portal or Arterial Ligation in a Pig Model
Dieter Clemens Broering, Lars Mueller, Christian Wilms, Christian Lenk, Knut Helmke, Jens Bruemmer, Gerrit Krupski, Xavier Rogiers, Hamburg, Germany
1784 Hepatic Tumor Growth and Expression of Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) After in situ Ablation and Surgical Resection of Experimental Liver Metastases
Christoph Isbert, J_rg P Ritz, Andre Roggan, Kathrin Thomsen-Mundt, Martin Ruehl, Detlef Schuppan, Heinz J Buhr, Christoph T Germer, Berlin, Germany, Erlangen, Germany
1786 Hypoosmotic Stress Stimulates Growth in HepG2 Cells Via PKB-Dependent Activation of AP-1
Robin D. Kim, Timothy P. Roth, Chad E. Darling, Rocco Ricciardi, Bradley K Schaffer, Ravi S. Chari, Worcester, MA
1787 Serum Follistatin Level as an Early Detection Marker of Post-hepatectomy Liver Failure: Using Our Novel Rat 90% Hepatectomy Model
Kazuaki Takabe, Yasumi Shintani, Toru Kubota, Hiroshi Shimada, Wylie Vale, La Jolla, CA, Tokushima, Japan, Yokohama, Japan
1788 Human Ductal Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Cells Can Be Targeted And Destroyed By A Rat Insulin Promoter Thymidine Kinase Construct, In Vivo
Thomas A. Tirone, Xaioping Wang, Nancy S. Templetone, F Charles Brunicardi, Houston, TX
1789 Protective Effect of a Selective Endothelin A Receptor Antagonist (BSF 208075) on Graft Pancreatitis in a Pig Transplant Model
Helmut Witzigmann, Stefan Ludwig, Evelin Escher, Gabor Gaebel, Beate Armann, D. Teupser, Andrea Tannapfel, Dirk Uhlmann, Johann Hauss, Leipzig, Germany
1790 Cytokine Modulation of Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth, Invasion and Metastasis
Richard Essner, Masayuki Kojima, Young Hunyh, Mark C. Kelley, Santa Monica, CA
1791 IL-10 Fusion Protein Reduces Pulmonary ICAM-1 Expression and Injury in Diet Induced Pancreatitis in Mice
Andrew H. Lundberg, Xing X. Zheng, Terry Strom, Osama Gaber, Memphis, TN, Boston, MA
1792 TGFb Activation of cAMP Responsive Element-Binding Protein (CREB) is Dependent on PKA and Smads in Pancreatic Acinar cells
Lizhi Zhang, Kathleen vanLeeuwen, Craig D. Logsdon, Diane M. Simeone, Ann Arbor, MI
1793 A 2026 D Peptide as the Putative Pancreatic Cancer-Associated Diabetogenic Factor
Daniela Basso, Anna Valerio, Roberta Seraglia, Saverio Mazza, Eliana Greco, Carlo-Federico Zambon, Maria Grazia Piva, Nicoletta Gallo, Paola Fogar, Sergio Pedrazzoli, Antonio Tiengo, Mario Plebani, Padova, Italy
1794 Gadolinium Attenuates Pancreatic Elastase-induced Liver Injury by Reducing TNF Production from Kuppfer Cells via NF-?B
Colleen Jaffery, Jun Yang, James G. Norman, Michel M. Murr, Tampa, FL
1795 Regulation of the Neuroendocrine Phenotype in Pancreatic Carcinoid Tumor Cells
Eric K. Nakakura, Virote Sriuranpong, Michael W. Borges, Neil Watkins, Barry D. Nelkin, Douglas W. Ball, Herbert Chen, Baltimore, MD, Madison, WI
1796 Elastase-Induced Kupffer Cell Cytokine Production Is Downregulated by Gadolinium via NF-?B but not P38 MAP Kinase
Jun Yang, Colleen Jaffray, James G. Norman, Michel M. Murr, Tampa, FL
1797 COX-2 Gene Disruption Results in the Attenuation of HSP70 Expression Following Acute Pancreatitis
Richard T. Ethridge, Koji Hashimoto, Dai H. Chung, Mark R. Hellmich, B. Mark Evers, Galveston, TX
1798 Antiangiogenic Gene Therapy Delays Growth of Murine and Human Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in Mice
Jennifer F. Tseng, Filip A. Farnebo, Oliver Kisker, Christian M. Becker, Calvin J. Kuo, Judah Folkman, Richard C. Mulligan, Boston, MA
1799 Influence of Pancreatic Enzyme Content on the Pathogenesis of Acute Pancreatitis
Ana Maria M. Coelho, Sandra N. Sampietri, Emilio E. Abdo, Jose Eduardo, M. Cunha, Marcel C. Machado, São Paulo, Brazil
1800 Prevention of Clinically Significant Pancreatic Fistulae with a New Synthetic, Absorbable Sealant After Distal Pancreatectomy in the Normal Dog
James H. Balcom IV, Tobias Keck, Bozena Antoniu, Andrew L. Warshaw, Fiona Graeme-Cook, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Boston, MA
1801 Unexpected Effects of Octreotide Pretreatment in Experimental Acute Pancreatitis
Jose Eduardo M. Cunha, Marcelo Z. Salem, Marcel C. Machado, Emilio E. Abdo, Ana M. Coelho, Sandra M. Sampietri, São Paulo, Brazil
1802 Photodynamic Therapy by Two Dye Cascade of Human Pancreatic Cancer Suppresses Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Cell Growth
Carson D. Liu, Arezou T. Yaghoubian, David Kwan, David W. McFadden, Marcos Paiva, Romaine E. Saxton, Los Angeles, CA, Morgantown, WV
1803 Specific Reversible Stimulation of System y+ Arginine Transport Activity in Human Intestinal Cells
Ming Pan, Wiley W. Souba Jr., Bruce R. Stevens, Hershey, PA; Gainesville, FLR. Stevens, Hershey,PA; Gainesville, FL
1804 Luminal regulation of Na+/H+ exchanger (NHE) gene expression in rat ileal mucosa
Marc A. Doble, Vicky B. Tola, Stephanie L. Chamberlain, Alfred Van Hoek, David I. Soybel, Boston, MA, West Roxbury, MA
1805 Role of Extrinsic Neural Mechanisms in Control of Ileal Motor Activity
Nicholas J. Zyromski, Michael L. Kendrick, Toshiyuki Tanaka, Karen D. Libsch, Judith A. Duenes, Michael G. Sarr, Rochester, MN
1806 Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Regulation of System L-mediated Alanine Transport in Undifferentiated and Differentiated Human Intestinal Caco-2 Cells
Ming Pan, Wiley W. Souba Jr., Bruce R. Stevens, Gainesville, FL, Hershey, PA
1807 Jejunal Autotransplantation Alters Regional Coordination of Duodenal and Ileal Fasting and Fed Motor Activities
Toshiyuki Tanaka, Nicholas J. Zyromski, Karen D. Libsch, Michael L. Kendrick, Tobias Meile, Michael G. Sarr, Rochester, MN
1808 Selective Jejunal Manipulation Initiates a Proinflammatory Molecular Response within the Gastric and Colonic Muscularis
Nicolas T. Schwarz, Joerg C. Kalff, Andreas Tuerler, Tulu R. Sarkar, Timothy R. Billiar, Anthony J. Bauer, Pittsburgh, PA, Bonn Germany
1809 Differential Expression of Peritoneal Tranforming Growth Factor-b1 in Patients With and Without Previous Abdominal Surgery
Kristina G. Hobson, Michelle DeWing, Hung S. Ho, Bruce M. Wolfe, Kiho Cho, David G. Greenhalgh, Sacramento, CA
1810 Enterocyte apoptosis after massive small bowel resection in mice occurs independent of TNFR1 receptor signaling
David P. O'Brien, Lindsey A. Nelson, Christopher J. Kemp, Jodi L. Williams, Christopher R. Erwin, Brad W. Warner, Cincinnati, OH
1811 Effects of Molecular and Functional Intestinal Adaptation to Chronic LPS Administration
Nicolas T. Schwarz, Joerg C. Kalff, Britta M Engel, Tulu R. Sarkar, Timothy R. Billiar, Anthony J. Bauer, Pittsburgh, PA, Bonn, Germany
1812 Differential Responses of the Proximal and Distal Small Bowel to Starvation
Vicky L. Chappell, Marcus Spies, Mark D. Thompson, Shanaz S. Quadeer, David N. Herndon, James C. Thompson, Steven E. Wolf, Galveston, TX
1813 Gastric Emptying Rates Following Different Types of Reconstruction After Partial Gastrectomy
Juerg Metzger, Lukas Degen, Felix Harder, Markus von Flue, Basel, Switzerland, Luzern, Switzerland
1814 Affect of Opioid Receptors Activation on Gastric
Secretion in Dogs.

Anatoli N. Kurzanov, Vladimir I. Onopriev, Krasnodar Russia

2049 Perioperative Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibition Therapy Does Not Impair Wound or Anastomotic Healing
James H. Balcom IV, Tobias Keck, Bozena Antoniu, Andrew L. Warshaw, Gregory Y. Lauwers, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Boston, MA
2050 Emerging Role of Laparoscopy in Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain and Assesment of Late Outcomes
Raymond P. Onders, Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, Cleveland, OH
2051 Impact of Journal Articles and Grand Rounds on Practice: CT Scan in Appendicitis
Leigh A. Neumayer, Elizabeth Wako, Jennifer Fergestaad, Merril Dayton, Salt Lake City, UT
2053 Surgical Treatment Strategies for Secondary Peritonitis: Outcome in 278 Patients.
Marja A. Boermeester, Erik Belt, Bas Lamme, Maarten Lubbers, Josef Kesecioglu, Huug Obertop, Dirk J. Gouma, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2054 Robotically Assisted Alimentary Tract Surgery: An Early Report
Mark A. Talamini, Kurtis A. Campbell, Cathy Stanfield, Chandrakanth Are, Baltimore, MD
2055 Factors Associated with Recurrence of Abdominal Desmoid Tumors Following Surgical Resection
Peter A. Learn, Mark A. Talamini, Keith D. Lillemoe, Baltimore, MD

2056 Management of GI Complications Following Cytoreductive Surgery and Immediate Postoperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.
Robert M. Barone, Thomas A. Shiftan, Fred Saleh, Jurgen W. Kogler, Charles H. Redfern, San Diego, CA
2057 Are Major Cancer Operations in the Very Elderly Worthwhile?
Vinay K. Gupta, Mitchell C. Posner, Chicago, IL
2396 The Prevention of Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Lessons from Error Analysis
Lygia Stewart, Crystine M Lee, Karen Whang, John Hunter, Walter A. Gantert, Lawrence W. Way, San Franicsco, CA, Atlanta, GA
2397 Kinevac Stimulated Ultrasound Correlated with Biliary Manometry and Clinical Outcome in Patients with Chronic Acalculous Cholecystitis
David J. Soto, Maurice E. Arregui, Indianapolis, IN
2398 Conventional Prognostic Parameters Should Not Deter An Aggressive Surgical Approach To Cholangiocarcinoma.
Francesco M. Serafini, Mark P. Bloomston, Donald Sachs, Richard C. Karl, Larry C. Carey, Alexander S. Rosemurgy, Tampa, FL
2399 The Role of Genetics in Gallstone Pathogenesis
Attila Nakeeb, Matthew I. Goldblatt, Deborah A. Swartz-Basile, Gabriele E. Sonnenberg, Ahmed H. Kissebah, Henry A. Pitt, Milwaukee, WI
2400 Radical Resection Improves Survival for Patients with pT2 and pT3 Gallbladder Carcinoma
Yin-Yung Shi, Paul E. Wise, M. Kay Washington, William C. Chapman, J. Kelly Wright, Kenneth W. Sharp, C. Wright Pinson, Nashville, TN
2401 In Vitro Production of Hydrogen Peroxide by Human Monocytes Obtained from Jaundice Patients
Marisa Treglia-Dal-Lago, José Jukemura, Marcel C. C. Machado,

José A. M. Barbuto, São Paulo, Brazil

2402 Outcomes of Interval Cholecystectomy Following Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Acute Cholecystitis
Cindy B. Yeoh, Valerie J. Halpin, Nathaniel J. Soper, St. Louis, MO
2403 Molecular Staging in Colon Cancer (CC) with the Aid of Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Mapping.
Elliot Newman, Nada Marjanovic, Alice Alexander, David Mustalish, Peter Shamamian, Stuart Marcus, Jonathan Melamed, Jon Scholes, Yara Delgado, Andrew Kaufman, Dan Jacobson, New York, NY
2404 Laparoscopic Resection for Colorectal Cancer: Long Term Results from a Single Institution
J. Arturo Almeida, Morris E Franklin Jr., Daniel Abrego, Jeffrey L Glass, Robert LP Michaelson, San Antonio, TX
2405 In Search of Ileal Mucosal Dysplasia:
A Prospective Study of 138 Pelvic Pouch Patients Recalled One or More Years Following Restorative Proctocolectomy.

Naris Nilubol, Joel J. Bauer, Stephen R. Gorfine, Ellen Scherl, Arthur A Kornbluth, Simon Lichtiger, Peter H. Rubin, James George, Mark L. Chapman, Noam Harpaz, Carmelita Tejero, Daniel H. Present, New York, NY

2406 Postoperative Colonic Motility is Increased and Oral Food Intake Facilitated Following Treatment with the 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonist Tropisetron in Patients After Colo-Rectal Surgery
Martin E. Kreis, Michael Kasparek, Andreas Vogt, Horst D. Becker, Tilman T. Zittel, Ekkehard C. Jehle, Tuebingen, Germany
2407 Endoanal Ultrasonography in the Preoperative Evaluation of Anal Fistulas
Marco Sailer, Matthias Kraemer, Dieter Bussen, Sebastian Debus, Stephan Freys, Martin Fein, Arnulf Thiede, Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Wuerzburg, Germany
2408 The Prognostic Significance of the Circumferential Resection Margin in Rectal Cancer
Arne Wibe, Norwegian Rectal Cancer Group, Oslo Norway, Trondheim, Norway
2409 Long-Term Results of Treatment for Perforated and Obstructing Colo-Rectal Carcinoma
Andrew Averbach, Binu Kunjummen, Brian Heeringa, Armando Sardi, Baltimore, MD
2410 The Utility of Brief Questionnaire in Assessment of Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer in a Clinic Setting.
Robert Talac, Kari G. Rabe, Julie M. Cunningham, Lisa A. Boardman, Virginia V. Michels, Catherine Walsh Vockley, Gloria M. Petersen, Stephen N. Thibodeau, Heidi Nelson, Rochester, MN
2411 Antiperistaltic Cecal Reservoir For Refractory Colonic Inertia
Jonathan S. Fisher, Tom Galouzis, Michael McGrail, Seth A. Rosen, Eli Ehrenpreis, John C. Alverdy, Chicago, IL
2412 Clinical and Pathologic Characteristics of a Cohort of Patients with Colitis-Associated Neoplasia.
Anthony R. MacLean, Helen MacRae, Zane Cohen, Robin S. McLeod, Toronto, ON Canada
2413 Surgical Intervention in Fulminant Clostridium Difficile Colitis
Dallal Michael Dallal, Kenneth K. Lee, Richard L. Simmons, Pittsburgh, PA
2414 The Primary Reason for Surgery is Most Directly Responsible for the Increased Complication Rate, Operative Time and Length of Stay Seen in the Elderly IBD Patient.
Michael J. Page, Lisa S. Poritz, Susan J. Kunselman, Walter A. Kolton, Hershey, PA
2415 Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Transrectal Biopsies of Pelvic Tumors
Marco Sailer, Dieter Bussen, Matthias Kraemer, Martin Fein, Stephan Freys, Sebastian E. Debus, Arnulf Thiede, Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Wuerzburg, Germany
2416 Value of Immunohistochemistry in Detecting Intraperitoneal Free Cancer Cells from Washings in Patients with Colorectal Carcinoma
Antonio R. Imperiale, Ulysses Ribeiro, Jr., Viviane Rawet, Carlos E.P. Corbett, Joaquim J. Gama-Rodrigues, Angelita Habr-Gama,

São Paulo, Brazil

2417 Fertility After Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis in Women with Ulcerative Colitis
Anat Ravid, Carrole Richard, Brenda I. O'Connor, Leia M. Spencer, Erin D. Kennedy, Davin Mukraj, Hellen M. MacRae, Zane Cohen, Robin S. McLeod, Toronto, ON Canada
2418 Types of Lymph Node Metastasis in Colon Cancer Without Infiltration to the Serosa (adventitia)
Toru Tezuka, Yuji Inoue, Ken Takasaki, Tokyo, Japan
2419 Factors Associated with Conversion to Laparotomy in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Shiuh-Inn Liu, Richard A. Hodin, Kaohsiung Taiwan ROC, Boston, MA
2420 A Case-Controlled Study of Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy and Ileorectal Anastomosis (TAC-IRA) with Open TAC-IRA for Slow Transit Constipation (STC)
Tonia M. Young-Fadok, John H. Pemberton, Michael Camilleri, Rochester, MN
2421 Comparative Assessment of Functional Results and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Reconstruction of the Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA).
Anthony R. MacLean, Helen MacRae, Zane Cohen, Robin S. McLeod, Toronto, ON Canada
2422 Laparoscopic Floppy Nissen vs Toupet Partial Fundoplication: A Prospective Randomized Study
Tuula A. Kiviluoto, Jukka Siren, Martti Farkkila, Harri Mustonen, Eero O. Kivilaakso, Helsinki Finland
2423 Routine Fundoplication is not Necessary with Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and IntraoperativeEndoscopy
Mark Bloomston, Francesco Serafini, Tampa, FL
2424 Laryngoscopy and Pharyngeal pH are Complimentary in the Diagnosis of Gastroesphageal-laryngeal Reflux
Brant K. Oelschlager, Thomas R. Eubanks, Nicole Maronian, Allan Hillel, Dmitry Oleynikov, Charles Pope II, Carlos A. Pellegrini, Seattle, WA
2425 Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery
Soji Ozawa, Toshiharu Furukawa, Go Wakabayashi, Nobutoshi Ando, Yuko Kitagawa, Masakai Kitajima, Tokyo, Japan
2426 Quality of Life, Ssurgical Outcome and Patient´s Satisfaction Three Years After Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
Frank A. Granderath, Thomas Kamolz, Ursula Schweiger, Tanja Bammer, Rudolph Pointner, Zell am See, Austria
2427 Zenker's Diverticulum: Cricopharyngeal Myotomy with Diverticulopexy Versus Diverticulectomy
Hubert J. Stein, Bjoern BLDM Bruecher, Joerg Theisen, Katja Prentl, Hubertus Feussner, Joerg-Ruediger Siewert, Munich, Germany
2428 Clinical Outcome of Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery (LARS) in Patients Eligible for Endoluminal Therapies
Mary E. Klingensmith, Deannia L. Dunnegan, Peggy Frisella, Valerie J. Halpin, Nathaniel J. Soper, Saint Louis, MO
2429 Treatment and Natural History of Patients Referred for Antireflux Surgery with Normal Preoperative 24hr pH Test Results
Lee L. Swanstrom, Yashodhan S. Khajanchee, Barbara Lockhart, Portland, OR
2430 Long Myotomy with Antireflux Operation for Esophageal Spastic Disorders
Dimitrios Nastos, Long-Qi Chen, Pasquale Ferraro, Raymond Taillefer, Andre C. Duranceau, Montreal, PQ Canada
2432 Laparoscopic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia is Subject to Recurrence but Rarely Requires Reoperation
Samer G. Mattar, Stephen P. Bowers, AA; W. Alan Bradshaw, Kathy D. Galloway, Maria L. Terry, John G. Hunter, C. Daniel Smith, Atlanta, GA
2433 A Comparison Between Subjective and Objective Outcomes of Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Toupet Fundoplication for Achalasia
Robert E. Glasgow, Yashodhan S. Khajanchee, David R. Urbach, Paul D. Hansen, Lee L. Swanstrom, Portland, OR
2434 Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy as an Effective and Durable Treatment for Achalasia: The Duke University Experience
Larkin J. Daniels, Elizabeth K. O'Halloran, Mark W. Onaitis, Steve Eubanks Jr., Durham, NC
2435 Primary Motor Disorders of the Esophagus in the Aged: Should Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy be Withheld?
Stephen S. McNatt, C. Daniel Smith, John G. Hunter, Kathy D. Galloway, Atlanta, GA
2436 Esophageal Carcinoma: Importance and Associations of N1 Burden
Thomas W. Rice, Eugene H. Blackstone, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Sudish C. Murthy, Lisa A. Rybicki, John Goldblum, David J. Adelstein, Cleveland, OH
2437 Perioperative Blood Transfusions: A Prognostic Factor After Surgical Resection of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Marcus Feith, Hubert J. Stein, J. Ruediger Siewert, Munich, Germany
2438 Minimally Invasive Esophagomyotomy for Achalasia: Predictors of Outcome.
Kevin M. Bradley, John Migaly, Daniel T. Dempsey, Jeffery Kolff, John Gaughan, Dina Caroline, Philadelphia, PA
2439 Paraesophageal Hernia in Young Adults
Giselle G. Hamad, Hiran C. Fernando, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Michael G. Posner, James D. Luketich, Philip R. Schauer, Pittsburgh, PA
2440 Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery with Routine Hiatoplasty in the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Frank A. Granderath, Ursula M. Schweiger, Thomas Kamolz, Tanja Bammer, Martin Pasiut, Christoph F. Haas, Rudolph Pointner, Zell am See, Austria
2441 Esophageal Lye Carcinoma: Peritumoral Fibrosis, and not an Earlier Diagnosis, is the Reason Behind a Better Prognosis.
Coppa Federico, Ruol Alberto, Parenti Anna, Epifani Magdalena, Costantini Mario, Ancona Ermanno, Zaninotto Giovanni, Padova, Italy
2442 Significant Decrease of Intrarenal Artery Resistance Index in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites Responsive to Diuretic Therapy
Horst Weiler, Andreas Grandel, Peter Fruehmorgen, Ludwigsburg, Germany
2443 Creating Larger Thermal Lesions in Less Time: Evaluation of a Novel 200-Watt Radiofrequency Generator and 4.0 cm Multiple Array Needle Electrode
Steven A. Curley, Thomas N. Wang, Paolo Marra, Carlton C. Barnett Jr., Paolo Delrio, Franceso Izzo, Houston, TX, Naples Italy
2444 Cytokine Release From Liver Grafts During Cold Ischemia
Martin Schenk, Annette Zipfel, Almut Grenz, Stefan Hofer, Harald Weng, Horst D. Becker, Richard Viebahn, Tuebingen, Germany
2445 Soluble Adhesion Molecules (sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1) in liver transplantation -Bbeneficial or Deleterious Effects on Graft Function?
Martin Schenk, Annette Zipfel, Oliver Kinder, Werner Lauchart, Horst D Becker, Richard Viebahn, Tuebingen, Germany
2446 Effective Intraoperative Hemostasis Using a Novel Gelatin Matrix: Report from 82 Cancer Surgery Cases
Francesco Izzo, Paolo Delrio, Paolo Marra, Franco Cremono, Valerio Parisi, Carlton C. Barnett Jr., Thomas N. Wang, Steven A. Curley, Naples, Italy, Houston, TX
2447 Diabetes is Associated with an Increased Perioperative Mortality but Equivalent Long-Term Outcome after Hepatic Resection for Colorectal Cancer
Sarah A. Little, William R. Jarnagin, Ronald P. DeMatteo, Leslie H. Blumgart, Yuman Fong, New York, NY
2448 Transcatheter Occlusive Therapy as the Definitive Treatment for Traumatic Hepatic Hemorrhage.
Rafael F. Perini, Renan Uflacker, Thomas K. Byrne, Douglass E. Norcross, Cristopher Hannegan, J. Bayne Selby, Charleston, SC
2449 Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation and Cryosurgery of Hepatic Tumors
Matthew S. French, Maurice E. Arregui, Indianapolis, IN
2450 Intraoperative Abdominal Ultrasonography ­ Guided Large Volume Ethanol Injection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Ricardo Mondragon-Sanchez, Ana Lilia Gardu&o-Lopez, Hector Murrieta, Mauricio Frias-Mendivil, Rubi Espejo, Alejandro Mondragon-Sanchez, Rigoberto Bernal-Maldonado, Mexico, Mexico
2451 Peritoneal Washings are not Predictive of Advanced Stage in Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
Robert C.G. Martin II, Yuman Fong, Ronald P. Dematteo, Leslie H. Blumgart, William R. Jarnagin, New York, NY
2452 Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Ultrasonography are Essential for Staging Intraabdominal Neoplasms
George J. Tsioulias, Thomas F. Wood, Mathew H. Chung, Donald L. Morton, Anton J. Bilchik, Santa Monica, CA
2453 Role of 18-FDG PET in Evaluation of Patients with Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas.
Cosimo Sperti, Claudio Pasquali, Giorgio Ferlin, Guido Liessi, Franca Chierichetti, Sergio Pedrazzoli, Padova Italy
2454 The Role of Prophylactic Gastric Bypass in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Ari D. Brooks, Paul S. Dudrick, N. Joseph Espat, Murray F. Brennan, Kevin C. Conlon, New York City, NY, Knoxville, TN, Chicago, IL
2455 Gemcitabine Increases Toxicity Without Altering Pancreatic Cancer Survival
Matthew I. Goldblatt, Jason S. Duelge, Beth A. Erickson, Paul S. Ritch, Michael J. Demeure, Stuart D. Wilson, Henry A. Pitt, Milwaukee, WI
2456 FDG-PET For Pancreatic Surgeons
Ryo Hoaotani, Koji fujmoto, Michihiko Wada, Ryuichiro Doi, Tatsuya Higashi, Jyunichi Konishi, Masayuki Imamura, Kyoto, Japan
2458 Reduction in Mortality with Delayed Surgical Therapy of Severe Pancreatitis
Werner Hartwig, Sascha M. Maksan, Herbert Mayer, Jan Schmidt, Christian Herfarth, Ernst Klar, Heidelberg, Germany
2459 Differences in Results of Pancreatic Resections in Finnish Hospitals
Mickael C. Parviainen, Juhani A. Sand, Isto H. Nordback, Tampere, Finland
2460 Prognostic Factors in Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Analysis of 5 year Survivors
Sean P. Cleary, Robert Gryfe, Paul Greig, Lloyd Smith, Robert Mackenzie, Steven Strasberg, Sherif Hanna, Bryce Taylor, Bernard Langer, Steven Gallinger, Toronto, ON Canada, St. Louis, MO
2461 Genetic Lymph Node Staging for Pancreatic Cancer
Shoji Nakamori, Terumasa Yamada, Ken Shiozaki, Jiro Okami, Nobuyasu Hayashi, Masanori Tsujie, Hiroaki Nagano, Keizo Dono, Koji Umeshita, Masato Sakon, Morito Monden, Suita, Japan
2462 Survival Analysis of Patients with Portal Vein Resection During Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Cancer.
A Case-Control Study.

Juan M. Sarmiento, Florencia G. Que, Geoffrey B. Thompson, Michael B. Farnell, Rochester, MN

2463 Intragastric and Intestinal pH Profiles After Pylorus Preserving Pancreatico-Duodenectomy
R. A. Geenen van, W. P. Geus, C. Penning, D. J. Gouma, A. A.M. Masclee, Amsterdam Netherlands, Leiden, Netherlands
2464 Biliary Pancreatitis in Cholecystectomized Patients: Not an Unusual Finding
Beat Gloor, Christophe A. Mueller, Mathias Worni, Waldemar Uhl, Markus W Buechler, Bern, Switzerland
2465 Diagnostic Value of Positron Emission Tomography Using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and 11C-aceate for the Differentiation of Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.
Ib Rasmussen, Jens Sorensen, PET center, Ulf Haglund, Uppsala, Sweden
2466 The Value of Splenic Preservation with Distal Pancreatectomy
Margo Shoup, Kertresa McWhite, Denis Leung, David Klimstra, Murray F Brennan, Kevin C Conlon, New York, NY
2467 The Value of Preoperative Laparoscopic Assessment in Suspected Ampullary Cancer.
O. James Garden, Edinburgh United Kingdom, Houston, TX
2468 Prophylactic Splenectomy for Asymptomatic Splenic Vein Thrombosis During Resection for Chronic Pancreatitis
Frank Makowiec, Ulrich Adam, Stefan Liebe, Ulrich T. Hopt, Rostock, Germany
2469 Surgical Treatment of Sterile Necrosis in Acute Pancreatitis: Are Patients with Secondary Pancreatic Infections a Distinct Entity?
Bettina Rau, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Reiner Isenmann, Hans G. Beger, Ulm / Donau, Germany
2470 Does the Atlanta Classification of Severe Acute Pancreatitis Really Correlate with Outcome in Patients with Pancreatic Necrosis?
Rainer Isenmann, Bettina Rau, Uwe Zoellner, Hans G Beger,

Ulm, Germany

2471 Management of Severe Pancreatitis by High Risk Protocol and Staged Abdominal Re-explorations
Jatin K. Dave, Kurt Norman, Uretz Oliphant Gregory James Gregory, Urbana, IL
2472 Duodenal Carcinoid Tumors: How Aggressive Should We Be?
Nicholas J. Zyromski, Michael L. Kendrick, David M. Nagorney, Clive S. Grant, John H. Donohue, Michael B. Farnell, Geoffrey B. Thompson, Michael G. Sarr, Rochester, MN
2473 Long-Term Follow-Up on the Surgical Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Neoplasms in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Patients.
Leyo Ruo, Daniel G. Coit, Murray F. Brennan, Jose G. Guillem, New York, NY
2474 Benign Duodenal Neoplasms: Optimizing Management Strategies
Alexander Perez, David L. Carr-Locke, Michael J. Zinner, Stanley W. Ashley, Edward E. Whang, Boston, MA
2475 Laparoscopic Treatment of Chronic and Acute Bowel Obstruction: A Valid Alternative
J. Arturo Almeida, Morris E Franklin, Jeffrey L. Glass, Robert L.P. Michaelson, San Antonio, TX
2476 Laparoscopically-Assisted Intestinal Surgery Using the Pfannenstiel Incision
Sheila K. Partridge, Richard A. Hodin, Boston, MA
2477 Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass is More Effective than Laparoscopic Gastric Banding for Weight Loss.
Theresa M. Quinn, Michel Gagner, John de Csepel, Stephen Burpee, Todd Francone, Daniel Herron, Alfons Pomp, New York, NY
2478 Treatment of Poor Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity.
Louis F. Martin, William J. Raum, Teresa Klainer, Iris Bethancourt, Kenneth R. Bibbins, J. P. O'Leary, New Orleans, LA
2479 Risk Assessment for Major Complications of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Sergio Huerta, Scott Lee, David Heber, Edward H. Livingston, Los Angeles, CA
2480 Modeling Hospital Costs in Gastric Bypass
J. Chris Eagon, Donna Marin, St. Louis, MO
2481 A Prospective Evaluation of Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in a Population at Increased Risk for Gastric Cancer
Stuart G. Marcus, Henghe Tian, Yvette Lam, Chun T. Wong, Javier Ortega, Elliot Newman, Peter Shamamian, Samantha Garbers, Gerald Villanueva, Herman Yee, New York, NY
2482 Conservative Management Of Ingested Foreign Bodies
Steven T. Weiland, Michael J. Schurr, Bruce A. Harms, Madison, WI
2483 Early Anastomotic Stricture Requiring Endoscopic Dilation After Laparoscopic Bariatric Operations
Theresa M. Quinn, Kenneth Miller, John de Csepel, Todd Francone, Anthony Weiss, James George, Daniel Herron, William Inabnet, Alfons Pomp, Michel Gagner, New York, NY
2484 Achieving R0 resection for locally advanced gastric cancer: Is it worth the risk with multi-organ resection?
Robert C.G. Martin II, Murray F. Brennan, David P. Jaques, Dennis Leung, Martin Karpeh, New York, NY
2485 Safety and Efficacy of Postoperative Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to Prevent Pulmonary Complications for Patients Following Upper Gastrointestinal Anastomosis.
Sergio Huerta, Scott Lee, David Heber, Robert Shpiner, Edward H. Livingston, Los Angeles, CA.
2486 The Duodenal Switch with Vertical Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity: Effective Weight Loss and Lipid Reduction Without Creation of Nutrient Deficiency
Duff M. Bruce, Peter F. Crookes, Gary J. Anthone, Los Angeles, CA
2488 New UICC TNM Staging System for Gastric Cancer: Is There Any Improvement in Prognostication?
Marcos B. Ferreira, Ulysses Ribeiro, Carlos E. Jacob, Adriana V. Safatle-Ribeiro, Wellington Andraus, Joaquim J. Gama-Rodrigues, São Paulo, Brazil
2489 Endoscopically-Guided, Laparoscopic Intragastric Resection of Gastric Stromal Tumors
R. Matthew Walsh, B. Todd Heniford, Fred Brody, Cleveland, OH, Charlotte, NC
2490 Endoscopic Therapy of Stomal Stenosis after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Jawad Ahmad, Philip Schauer, Syed Ikramuddin, John A. Martin, Adam Slivka, Pittsburgh, PA
2491 Feasibility of Laparoscopic Wedge Resection for Gastric Stromal Tumors
Yoshihide Otani, Toshiharu Furukawa, Tetsuro Kubota, Koichiro Kumai, Masaki Kitajima, Tokyo, Japan
2492 Respiratory Mechanics During Laparoscopic and Open Gastric Bypass
Ninh T. Nguyen, Neal Fleming, Johnathan Yahr, John Anderson, Charles Goldman, Steven J. Lee, Carol J. Cole, Bruce M. Wolfe, Sacramento, CA
2493 Open versus Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty. A Randomized Double Blind Controlled Trial
Andrea O. Davila-Cervantes, Delia Borunda, Guillermo Dominguez, Rosa Gamino, Florencia Vargas-Vorackova, Jorge Gonzalez-Barranco, Miguel F. Herrera, Mexico City, Mexico
2494 The Combined Endo-GIA Linear Stapled and Hand-Sewn Bowel Anastomosis Is More Efficient and Safer for Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
Carson D. Liu, David Kwan, Los Angeles, CA
2495 Laparoscopy in the Staging of Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancy
Roderick T. Skelly, Mark A. Taylor, Barry W. D. Clements, Mark C. Regan, Belfast, United Kingdom
2496 Minimally Invasive Resection of Gastric Stromal Tumors
Giselle G. Hamad, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Michael G. Posner, Kenneth K. W. Lee, Wolfgang H. Schraut, Philip R. Schauer, Pittsburgh, PA
2497 Poor outcome and Quality of Life in Female Patients Undergoing Secondary Surgery for Recurrent Peptic Ulcer Disease
Gonzalo V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, Jason M. Rovak, Hillard F. Seigler, John P. Grant, Theodore N. Pappas, Durham, NC
2498 Gastrojejunal Stricture Following Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass More Likely With Circular Stapler Than Hand-sewn Anastomosis
W. Alan Bradshaw, C. Daniel Smith, Atlanta, GA
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