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47th Annual Meeting May 20-24, 2006 Los Angeles, California
Preliminary Program | Posters
Basic Science Posters

  • Basic: Biliary
  • Basic: Colon-Rectal
  • Basic: Esophageal
  • Basic: Hepatic
  • Basic: Pancreas
  • Basic: Small Bowel
  • Basic: Stomach

    Clinical Science Posters

  • Clinical: Biliary
  • Clinical: Colon-Rectal
  • Clinical: Esophageal
  • Clinical: Hepatic
  • Clinical: Pancreas
  • Clinical: Small Bowel
  • Clinical: Stomach

    Combined Science Posters

    Basic Science Posters
    Basic: Biliary
    Capnoperitoneum Mediated Anti-Inflammatory Effect Is Peritoneal Macrophage Dependent
    Alexander Aurora, Johns Hopkins, Abingdon, MD
    Effect of Bile in the Pathogenesis of Acute Simple Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction
    Tzu-Ming Chang, Tungs'Taichung Metroharbor Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
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    Basic: Colon-Rectal
    Statins (HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors) Reduce Intraabdominal Adhesions by Increasing Peritoneal Fibrinolytic Activity via Mechanisms That May Involve the Rho Signaling Pathway
    Cary Aarons, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Fenofibrate, a PPAR ± Agonist, Inhibits the Growth of a Murine Colon Adenocarcinoma In Vivo
    Avraham Belizon, Columbia University Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
    Atropine Increases Survival in an LPS Model of Sepsis: A Kinetic Study
    Joseph Fuentes, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
    Identification of Chromosomal Domains of Differential Gene Expression in Colorectal Cancer by Comparative Chromosomal Gene Expression Analysis (CCGEA)
    Joern Groene, Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Slit/Robo Signalling in Colorectal Cancer - Differential Expression of Angiogenic Markers
    Joern Groene, Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    5-FU and CPT-11 Significantly Reduce Intraperitoneal Tumor Growth in Experimental Investigations of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
    Arndt Hribaschek, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany
    The Prevalence of Colorectal Neoplasia in End Stage Renal Disease: A Case Control Study
    Sharon Lee, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Evaluation of the Physical Properties of a New Fully Degradable Suture Material with a Shape Memory Effect for Visceral Surgery
    Christoph Reissfelder, Charite, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Superoxide Enhancement of L-Type Ca2+ Channels in Colonic Smooth Muscle Is Dependent on G²³ and PI3-Kinase
    Mandeep S. Saund, Brigham and Women'S Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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    Basic: Esophageal
    Aberrant DNA-Hypermethylation of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) and Death-Associated Protein Kinase (DAPK) in Esophageal Cancer: Association with Response to Neaodjuvant Treatment and Prognosis
    Jan Brabender, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    The Pathogenesis of Barrett’s Esophagus: Secondary Bile Acids Upregulate Intestinal Differentiation Factor CDX2 Expression
    Yingchuan Hu, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    Loss of Manganese SuperOxide Dismutase Expression Leads to Barrett’s Esophagus
    Robert C.G. Martin, Univeristy of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    On the Road to a Vaccine for Barrett’s Esophagus
    Tomoharu Miyashita, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Cisplatinum Induced Apoptosis Is Associated with Down-Regulation of DeltaNp63alpha in Cell Lines from Rat Model of Reflux Induced Esophageal Cancer
    Tomoharu Miyashita, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Expression of p63 as a Marker for Squamous Esophageal Carcinogenesis Induced by Duodeno-Esophageal Reflux in Sequential Rat Model
    Tomoharu Miyashita, Johns Hopkins University, Kanazawa University, Baltimore, MD
    Cox-2 Gene Expression in Long Segment Barrett’s Esophagus Is Inflammatory in Origin
    Daniel S. Oh, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Short Tandem Repeat Polymorphism in EXON 4 of Esophageal Cancer Related Gene – 2 as a Prognostic Marker for Esophageal Carcinoma
    Tamina Rawnaq, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Towards the Molecular Characterization of Disease: Comparison of Molecular and Histological Analysis of Esophageal Epithelia
    Daniel Vallbohmer, University of Southern California, Cologne, Germany
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    Basic: Hepatic
    Impact of Left Portal Branch Ligation on Hepatic Microcirculation and Regeneration
    Michael Carsten Gock, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Targeting Mek with PD325901 Inhibits Hepatocellular Carcinoma Growth in TGF-± Transgenic Mice
    Matthew Hennig, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Supports Liver Regeneration in a Surgical Small for Size Liver Remnant Mouse Model
    Daniel Inderbitzin, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Effects of Pentoxifylline in Liver Regeneration After Partial Hepatectomy in Rats
    Marcel C. C. Machado, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Effects of a High-Fat Diet with PUFAs-w-3 in the Hepatic and Pulmonary Disturbances Secondary to Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury of Rat’s Liver
    Marcel C. C. Machado, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    COX-1 and COX-2 Inhibitors Ameriolates Hepatic Oxidative Stress During Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Rat
    Eduardo Montalvo-Jave, Faculty of Medicine , Unam, Tlalpan, Mexco City, Tlalpan, Mexico
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    Basic: Pancreas
    Influence of Clinically Relevant Chemotherapeutics on the Expression of Multidrug-Resistance Family Members in Human Pancreatic Carcinoma Cell Lines
    Sven Eisold, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
    Apigenin Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Cell Proliferation via Down-Regulation of the GLUT-1 Glucose Transporter
    Laleh Golkar, Northwestern, Chicago, IL
    Thioredoxin-Interacting Protein Expression Is Reduced in Metastatic Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
    David Yu Greenblatt, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Diagnostic Relevance of Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) Expression Detected by Immunohistochemistry in Pancreatic Tumors
    Yasushi Hashimoto, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Nf-ºB Targeting in Pancreatic Cancer Promotes the Antiproliferative Effects of Gemcitabine
    Bryan Holcomb, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    A Nude Mouse Resection Model of Ductal Pancreatic Cancer to Evaluate Novel Adjuvant Treatment Strategies
    Hubert Georg Hotz, Charite - Medical School, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Adhesion Molecules Under Volume Therapy in a Pig Model of Acute Severe Pancreatitis
    Helge Kleinhans, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Expression of Netrin-1 but Not of Its Receptors Has Significant Influence on Time to Tumor Recurrence in Patients with Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas
    Bjoern-Christian Link, University Medical Center of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    N-Acetyl Cysteine Attenuates Pancreatic Injury and Increases Expression Level of GST-± Gene After Pancreatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Induction Model in Rats
    Roberto F. Meirelles, Fmusp, Famerp, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Methylene Blue Improves Hemodynamic Shock but Increases Lipoperoxidation in Severe Acute Pancreatitis Model
    Roberto F. Meirelles, Famerp, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Protein Kinase C-Zeta Is Critical in Acute Pancreatitis-Induced Kupffer Cell Apoptosis
    Michel M. Murr, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
    Up-Regulation of MICA/B Expression in Panc-1 Pancreatic Cancer Cells by Radiation, Gemcitabine, and 5-Fluorouracil (5-Fu)
    Geetha Rao, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
    Overexpression of Geminin in Pancreatic Cancer Tissue and Its Down-Regulation by Apigenin
    Mohammad Reza Salabat, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    In Vitro Evidence for Acinar Cell Cytokine Production via Stress Kinase Activation
    Isaac Samuel, University of Iowa Ccom & Vamc, Iowa City, IA
    Acute Pancreatitis Afeccts Kuppfer Cells Function by Mechanism Dependent on Paf
    Lourenilson Jose Souza, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Detection of Microsatellite Alteration in Serum DNA as a Tool for Differentiation Between Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Pancreas
    Robin Wachowiak, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Changes in the Systemic Innate Immune Response in Two Experimental Models of Severe Acute Pancreatitis
    Vincent S.K. Yip, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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    Basic: Small Bowel
    Functional and Molecular Evidence for the Expression of Autocrine Serotonin Receptors on an Enterochromaffin Cell Line
    Jarrod Demetrius Day, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
    Hexose Transporter Expression in the Mouse Jejunum: Role of Diurnal Rhythms
    Javairiah Fatima, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    Molecular Analysis of Colonic Transformation in the Ileum After Total Colectomy in Rats
    Kouhei Fukushima, Tohoku University, Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
    The 5-HT3 Receptor Agonist 2-Methyl-5-HT Mediates Nonneural Stimulation of Chloride Secretion in Human Small Bowel
    Roberto Carlos Iglesias, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to Glutamine-Mediated Intestinal Cell Survival
    Shawn D. Larson, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    Regulation of Gut Gene Expression by Thyroid Hormone Receptor Variants
    Gitonga Munene, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Heparanase-1 Expression in Carcinoid Tumors
    Naris Nilubol, Rush University, Chicago, IL
    The Effect of L-Arginine and Aprotinin on Intestinal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
    Constantine P. Spanos, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Enhancement of Neointestinal Cyst Formation Using Abdominal Wall Musculature in a Rat Model
    Panagiotis Tryphonopoulos, University of Miami, Ft Lauderdale, FL
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    Basic: Stomach
    Functional Polymorphism in NFKB1 Promoter Is Related to the Risk of Gastric Cancer
    Su-Shun Lo, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Mechanisms of Body Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery in Rats
    Bjorn Stenstrom, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
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    Clinical Science Posters
    Clinical: Biliary
    Surgery for Acute Cholecystitis in Denmark
    Alan Patrick Ainsworth, Odense University Hospital, Odense C, Denmark
    Robotic Assisted Versus Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Outcome and Cost Analysis in a Case-Matched Control Study
    Stefan Breitenstein, Universitiy Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Surgical Treatment of Hepatolithiasis on Particular Reference to Long-Term Results
    Miin-Fu Chen, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Kwei-Shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Visuospatial Tests Predict the Performance of Simulated ERCP Among Endoscopists Irrespective of Previous ERCP Experience
    Lars Enochsson, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
    Does Endoscopic Ultrasound Have Anything to Offer in the Diagnosis of Suspected Common Duct Stones?
    Ben Frost, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Newport, United Kingdom
    Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Biliary Strictures Masquerading as Cholangiocarcinoma
    Thomas C. Gamblin, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    Emerging Role of ERCP in Blunt Extrahepatic Hepatic Duct Injuries
    Nikhil P. Jaik, St Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA
    Sphincter of Oddi: A Structural & Functional Study
    Kewal Krishan Maudar, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Cancer of the Gallbladder: National Patterns of Surgical Intervention
    James T. Mcphee, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
    Prevalence and Outcome of Cholangiocarcinoma in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Referred to a Regional Liver Transplant Unit
    Gareth J. Morris-Stiff, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Outcomes and Utilization of Laparoscopic Partial and Complete Cholecystectomy in Academic Centers
    Esteban Varela, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA
    Hepaticojejunostomy – Definition of Risk Factors for Postoperative Bile Leaks
    Jurgen Weitz, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Congenital Pancreaticobiliary Anomalies in an Urban Medical Center
    Lester Young, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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    Clinical: Colon-Rectal
    Topical GTN for Anal Fissure: A Single Centre Experience from Pakistan
    Jawad Ahmad, Jinnah Hospital, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
    Cytokine Network in Chronic Perianal Crohn’s Disease and Indeterminate Colitis After Proctocolectomy
    Imerio Angriman, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Gender Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening: True or False?
    Rachael A. Callcut, University of Wisconsin Hospital, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
    Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus in HIV: Is There a Role for the Surgeon?
    Gregory Chipman, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
    Prospective Randomized Trial: Preemptive Antibiotic Treatment Versus Standard Treatment in Patients with Elevated Serum Procalcitonin Levels After Elective Colorectal Surgery
    Ansgar Michael Chromik, University Hospital of Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Hyperbilirubinemia in Appendicits: A New Predictor of Perforation
    Joaquin Estrada, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Laparoscopic Versus Open Surgery in Patients with Ileocolonic Crohn’s Disease: A Prospective Comparative Study
    Alessandro Fichera, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Single Institution Comparison of Open, Hand-Assist Laparoscopic, and Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgical Technique
    Ariel Forstner-Barthell, Crc of Orlando, Orlando, FL
    Early Postoperative Results of Novel Procedure of Side-to-Side Isoperistaltic Ileocolonic Anastomosis for Crohn’s Disease – Randomized Controlled Trial
    Yuji Funayama, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan
    Predictive Factors in Clostridium Difficile Colitis for Failure of Medical and Need for Surgical Treatment
    Claudia Gonzalez-Ruiz, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Optimal Follow-Up of Stage I Colorectal Cancer Patients
    Tetsuro Higuchi, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School, Tokyo, Japan
    Outcomes in Bloodless Care Patients Having Colonic Resection
    James Izanec, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Long-Term Quality of Life Is Not Different After Laparoscopic or Open Sigmoid Colectomy – A Matched-Pairs Analysis
    Michael Simon Kasparek, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Rochester, MN
    Synchronous Cancer in Obstructive Colo-Rectal Cancer
    Jaehwang Kim, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, South Korea
    Gore Tex Perineal Sacral Suspension Reduces Symptoms of Obstructed Defecation
    Christopher J. Lahr, Medical University of South Carolina, Roper St. Francis Hospitals, Charleston, SC
    Clinicopathological Factors Predictive of Systemic Recurrence After Curative Resection of Stage II Colon Cancer
    Yee Man Lee, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong Sar, Hong Kong
    Fecal Urgency After Circular Stapled Mucosectomy in Hemorrhoidal Disease – Manometric and Clinical Features
    Jaroslaw Leszczyszyn, Physical Education University, Wroclaw, Poland
    Recurrent Distal Rectal Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy – Risk Factors and Outcomes
    Marcelo B. Linhares, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Oncological and Function Preserving Surgery in Patients with Advanced Lower Rectal Cancer – Preliminary Report of Prospective Randomized Trial
    Tadahiko Masaki, Kyorin University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
    Mechanical Bowel Preparation Influences the Outcomes of Elective Colorectal Resection with Primary Anastomosis by a Single Surgeon: Intermediate Analysis of a Prospective Single-Blinded Randomized Trial
    Julio M. Mayol, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense De Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Laparoscopic Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Prospective Evaluation in 107 Consecutive Patients
    Marco Montorsi, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Irccs, Rozzano(Milano), Milano, Italy
    Restorative Proctocolectomy with Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (IPAA): Is There a Volume-Outcomes Effect?
    John Morton, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Emergency Laparoscopic Versus Open Right Hemicolectomy for Obstructing Right-Sided Colonic Carcinoma: A Comparative Study
    Simon S.M. Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in Patients with Major Pulmonary Co-Morbidities
    Ikenna Chidume Okereke, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Heights, OH
    Lymph Node Retrieval After Surgery for N0 Distal Rectal Cancer: Is There a Critical Number of Lymph Nodes to Be Recovered After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy?
    Rodrigo Oliva Perez, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Laparoscopic Colorectal Resections: A Single Center Experience
    Silvana Perretta, Universita La Sapienza, San Francisco, CA
    Local Immunosuppression After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy May Result in Loss of the Protective Role of Peritumoral Inflammatory Response
    Igor Proscurshim, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Fecal Incontinence: Are Patients with Sphincter Defects Different?
    Jennifer Y. Wang, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    The Effect of Surgically Induced Weight Loss on Pelvic Floor Disorders in Morbidly Obese Women
    Nir Wasserberg, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    The Impact of Obesity on Technical Feasibility and Postoperative Outcomes of Laparoscopic Colectomy
    Marc Zerey, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
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    Clinical: Esophageal
    The Impact of Lymph Node Yield and Ratio of Positive Lymph Nodes on Overall Survival in Patients with Oesophageal Carcinoma
    Dean Bogoevski, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    To Divide or Not to Divide the Short Gastric Vessels? A Question with an Answer After 10 Years of Follow Up
    Engstrom Cecilia, Sahlgrenska University Hostpital/Ss, Göteborg, Sweden
    Spastic Motility Disorders and Absence of Objective GERD Features Are More Prevalent in Female Patients Presenting for Physiological Testing Before Antireflux Surgery
    Walter Wai-Yip Chan, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    Laparoscopic Epiphrenic Diverticulectomy, Heller Myotomy, and Anterior Fundoplication Safely Relieve the Symptoms of Advanced Achalasia
    Sarah Cowgill, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    Repair of Esophageal Perforation: A Diversified Approach
    Chance D. Felisky, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
    Generation of a Mathematical Model to Predict the Probability of Achalasia from Non-Manometric Findings
    Lorenzo E. Ferri, Mcgill University, Mcgill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Results of Conventional Heller Myotomy in Patients with Achalasia: A Prospective 20-Year Analysis
    Ines Gockel, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Skip Metastasis in Oesophageal Carcinoma: Incidence and Prognostic Value
    Stephanie J. Gros, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Overexpression in KI67 Proliferative Activity Could Be Associated with P53 Molecular Changes in GERD – Metaplasia – Adenocarcinoma Sequence
    Richard R. Gurski, Ufrgs, Santa Maria, Brazil
    Esophagectomy After Cardiac Surgery
    Karen Harrison-Phipps, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    Does Reflux Height Matter? A Study of 1680 Patients
    Fernando Herbella, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Primary Versus Secondary Esophageal Motility Disorders: Diagnosis and Implications for Treatment
    Fernando A. Herbella, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Combined Transabdominal Gastroplasty and Fundoplication for Short Esophagus: Impact on Reflux-Related and Overall Quality of Life
    Scott G. Houghton, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    A Four-Point Multidisciplinary Hospital-Wide Strategy of Preemptive Aspiration Precautions to Prevent Pneumonia and Mortality After Esophagectomy
    Anna R. Ibele, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
    Clinical Significance of SUMO-1 in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    Yoshio Ishibashi, Jikei University Shool of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Incidence and Determinants of Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Ontario, Canada
    Steven Ryan Lopushinsky, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Patterns of Reflux After Successful Nissen Fundoplication
    Renee C. Minjarez, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
    Preliminary Experience by a Thoracic Service with Endoscopic Trans-Oral Stapling of Cervical (Zenker’s) Diverticulum
    Christopher Ross Morse, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Outcome of Survival Following Surgery for Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Does Not Depend on Pre-Operative Chemotherapy Alone
    Dhiren Nehra, Epsom & St Helier University Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Evaluation of the Gastric Tube Viability After Esophagectomy by Its Diameter Using Thermal Imaging
    Katsunori Nishikawa, Machida Municipal Hospital, Machida-Shi, Japan
    Clinical Failure of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: Relationship to Anatomic and Functional Findings
    Daniel S. Oh, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Predictors of Anatomic Recurrence After Paraesophageal Hernia Repair: The Importance of the Learning Curve
    Allan Okrainec, Mcgill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    48-Hour pH Monitoring Increases Risk of False Positive Studies When the Capsule Is Passed
    Dmitry Oleynikov, Unmc, Omaha, NE
    Thoraco-Laparoscopic Esophagectomy for Carcinoma Esophagus Middle Third (Thoracoscopic Mobilization in Prone Position)
    Chinnuswamy Palaninvelu, Gem Hospital India Pvt Limited,, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India
    Should Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Be Used as Primary Therapy for Achalasia Regardless of Age?
    Christian Georges Peyre, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Impedance/pH Monitoring: the Importance of Nonacid Pharyngeal Reflux in Reflux Laryngitis
    Elina Quiroga, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Age Does Not Affect the Long-Term Outcome of Heller-Dor Operation
    Christian Rizzetto, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Esophagectomy for Adenocarcinoma in the Elderly
    Christian Rizzetto, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Normal Lower Esophageal Sphincter Function Does Not Impact Outcome After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
    Alexander S. Rosemurgy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    Clinicopathological and Molecular Characterization of Gastroesophageal Junction (GEJ) Adenocarcinoma Before Age of 40 Years
    Alberto Ruffato, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    Increased Formation of Oxidative DNA Damage, 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine, in Barrett’s Esophagus, and in Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus and Esophagogastric Junction
    Jarmo A. Salo, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Role of Diagnostic Video-Laparoscopy Prior to Neoadjuvant Treatment in Esophageal Adenocarcinomas Compared to Gastric Cancers
    Paul M. Schneider, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Long-Term (6 Year) Outcome of Laparoscopic Nissen and Toupet Fundoplication
    John Michael Shaw, University of Cape Town, Fish Hoek, Western Cape, South Africa
    Clavicle Lifting Strategy in Radical Three Field Lymphadenectomy Improved Survival of Patients with Esophageal Cancer
    Yutaka Suzuki, the Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Neoadjuvant Therapy in Esophageal Cancer Patients Is Associated with Significant Down Staging (40%) and Enhanced Survival Compared to Surgical Resection Alone
    Harold J. Wanebo, Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University, Providence, RI
    Long Term Quality of Life After Heller Myotomy: Patient’s Perspective
    Yassar Khalil Youssef, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    Laparoscopic Repair of Large Type II-II Hiatal Hernia: The Use of Mesh Allows a Lower Recurrence Rate
    Giovanni Zaninotto, Dept. Medical Surgical Sciences, Padova, Italy
    Long-Term Outcome of Operated and Unoperated Esophageal Epiphrenic Diverticula
    Giovanni Zaninotto, Dept. Medical Surgical Sciences, Padova, Italy
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    Clinical: Hepatic
    The Impact of Age on Hepatic Resection for Colorectal Metastasis
    Chandrakanth Are, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, NY
    MELD as a Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Child's a Patients and Its Association with Histology
    Alicia Holt, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
    Modern Surgical and Perioperative Techniques Together with a High Case Load Decrease Mortality and Major Morbidity After Liver Resection
    Frank Makowiec, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    The Role of Hepatectomy for the Patients with Liver Metastases of Gastric Cancer
    Zenichi Morise, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
    Recurrent Hepatic Colorectal Metastases: Does the Extent of Surgical Resection Effect Outcome?
    Ann P. O'Rourke, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    Radiofrequency Ablation for HCC in Cirrhotic Patients: Prognostic Factors for Survival
    Andrea Ruzzenente, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Telomerase Activity in Tumor and Remnant Liver as Predictor for Recurrence and Survival in Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Resection
    Yan-Shen Shan, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
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    Clinical: Pancreas
    Cachexia Worsens the Prognosis in Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
    Jeannine Bachmann, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Fast-Track Concept in Pancreatic Surgery Is Safe and Decreases Hospital Stay
    Pascal O. Berberat, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    The Current Role of Surgical Resection and Cytoreduction in the Treatment of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine (NE) Tumors
    Mark Bloomston, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    Increased Serum Levels of IgE and Soluble CD23 in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
    Martin H. Bluth, Suny Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
    PKC 412 – A Pan-Antiangiogenic Compound from Bench to Bedside
    Peter Buechler, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Comparison of Clinical Aspects Between Biliary and Alcoholic Acute Pancreatitis: Lipase and Fluid Replacement Can Make a Difference in the Initial Approach of Alcoholic Patients
    Tercio De Campos, Santa Casa School of Medical Sciences, San Diego, CA
    Complications Management Due to Catastrophic Endoluminal Bleeding After Major Pancreatic Surgery
    Guellue Cataldegirmen, University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Do p16, p53, or MUC4 Mutations Affect Outcomes After Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma?
    John D. Christein, University of Alabama At Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    Is Total Pancreatectomy (TP) Safe and Reasonable?
    Olivier Corcos, Hopital Beaujon, Clichy, France
    When Is 'Resectable Pancreas' Cancer Really Resectable?
    Matthew J. D'Alessio, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    A Prospective Evaluation of an Algorithm Incorporating Routine Pre-Operative Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Suspected Pancreatic Cancer Patients
    Mohamad Eloubeidi, University of Alabama At Birmigham, Birmingham, AL
    The Influence of Positive Peritoneal Cytology on Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
    Cristina R. Ferrone, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    Ischemic Preconditioning Improves Postoperative Liver Function, Following Resection of the Superior Mesenteric-Portal Vein for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
    Craig Peter Fischer, the Methodist Hospital/Cornell Weill School of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Resected Serous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas – 158 Patients: Results and Outcomes
    Charles Galanis, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, New York, NY
    Routine Drainage of the Pancreatic Stump into a Roux-en-Y Loop of Jejunum Decreases the Incidence of Postoperative Pancreatic Fistulas: A Single Centre Study of 42 Consecutive Patients Treated Between January 2002 and September 2005
    Beat Gloor, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Has the Dagradi-Serio-Iacono Operation or Central Pancreatectomy Been Correctly Applied in Surgical Practice?
    Calogero Iacono, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Distal Pancreatectomy: A Ten-Year Single-Institution Experience
    Jennifer Lynn Irani, Brigham and Women'S Hospital, Boston, MA
    The Impact of a Microscopic Positive Margin in the Era of Chemoradiation in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Adenocarcinoma
    Jocelyn M. Logan-Collins, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas and F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Whole Body Positron Emission Tomography: A Review of 68 Cases
    John C. Mansour, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
    Risk Factors for Pancreatic Fistula. Does It Have a Clinical Application for Early Identification of Patients with High Risk to Develop Pancreatic Fistula After Pancreaticoduodenectomy?
    Andre S. Matheus, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    Predicting Unresectability in Pancreatic Cancer Patients: The Additive Effects of CT Scanning and Endoscopic Ultrasound
    Robert Moesinger, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy Is a Safe and Effective Treatment for Incidental Pancreatic Lesions
    Daniela Molena, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    Haemorrhage Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Predictable and Preventable Complication?
    Gareth J. Morris-Stiff, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Endoscopic Ultrasound Reliably Identifies Chronic Pancreatitis When Other Imaging Modalities Have Been Non-Diagnostic
    Gareth J. Morris-Stiff, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Long Term Follow-Up of Patients Who Survive an Episode of Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis (ANP)
    William Hawe Nealon, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy – A Single Centre Experience of 35 Cases
    Chinnuswamy Palaninvelu, Gem Hospital India Pvt Limited,, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India
    Endoscopic and Surgical Management of Pancreatitis in Pancreas Divisum
    Anand C. Patel, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
    Enucleation of Endocrine Pancreatic Tumors: 25-Year Experience
    Sergio Pedrazzoli, Iv Surgical Clinic, Padova, Italy
    Conservative Treatment of Postoperative Pancreatic Fistulas
    Sergio Pedrazzoli, Iv Surgical Clinic, Padova, Italy
    Establishing Standards of Quality for Elderly Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Wande Pratt, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Drain Amylase Levels Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Cancer: Correlation with Outcomes and Proposal for a Uniform Grading System
    H Ramesh, Lakeshore Hospital & Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
    Reduction in Pancreatic Leak Following Distal Pancreatectomy – A Novel Technique Utilizing an Autologous Falciform Patch
    Jose Ruben Rodriguez, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Long-Term Outcome After Distal Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis
    Thomas Schnelldorfer, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    Durability of Portal Venous Reconstruction Following Resection During Pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Rory Smoot, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Aggressive Pancreatic Resection for Benign and Malignant Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Is It Justifiable?
    Swee H. Teh, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
    TissuelinkTM Decreases Pancreatic Complications After Distal Pancreatectomy in a Porcine Model
    Mark Joseph Truty, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Predictive Factor for Malignant Branch Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMNs) of the Pancreas: Can Clinical Symptoms and Morphological Features Predict the Malignancy?
    Kenichiro Uemura, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
    Endoscopic Ultrasound Is Remains Important in the Staging of Pancreatic Carcinoma
    Phillip Webster, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    The Use of Somatostatin and Its Analogues in the Prevention of Complications Following Pancreatic Surgery – A Systematic Review
    Moritz N. Wente, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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    Clinical: Small Bowel
    Short Residual Intestine of Postsurgical CD Patients Is a Risk for Earlier Relapse of Infliximab Administration
    Toshifumi Ashida, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan
    Determinants of the Epidemiology, Development, Management & Outcome in 9,991 Patients with Acute Appendicitis Through a Time Period of 27 Years
    Hagen Boenigk, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany
    Management of Open Abdominal Wounds with Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy (VAC @ Kinetic Concepts INC, UK)
    Shwetal S. Dighe, Epsom and St Helier Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Internal Hernias: Clinical Findings, Management, and Outcomes in 49 Nonbariatric Cases
    Saber Ghiassi, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
    Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) of the Small Bowel: High-Risk Pathologic Features Predict the Need for Adjuvant Therapy
    Imran Hassan, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Influence of Postoperative Complications on Long-Term Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery for Crohn’s Disease
    Michael Simon Kasparek, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Rochester, MN
    Effectiveness of Diagnostic Paracentesis for Suspected Strangulation Obstruction
    Shin Kobayashi, Okinawa Yaeyama Hospital, Ishigaki, Japan
    Clostridium Difficile Enteritis: an Early Post-Operative Complication in IBD Patients Following Colectomy
    Sarah J. Lundeen, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Long-Term Outcomes of the Modified Rives-Stoppa Repair in 254 Complex Incisional Hernias
    Tuan H. Pham, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    Trends and Predictors for Vagotomy When Performing Oversew of Acute Bleeding Duodenal Ulcer in the United States
    Brian Reuben, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Effect of Alvimopan on Gastrointestinal (GI) Recovery Following Small Bowel Resection (SBR) in Patients With and Without Crohn’s Disease (CD): Results of a Pooled Analysis of 3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials
    Bruce Wolff, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Crohn’s Disease: A Patient’s Perspective
    Massarat Zutshi, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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    Clinical: Stomach
    Is the Very Long Limb Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Effective for Patients with Bmi > 60 Kg/M2? An Analysis of Long-Term Follow-Up in a Cohort of 118 Patients
    Taghreed Almahmeed, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
    Is an Elevated Body Mass Index Associated with Worse Outcomes in Trauma Patients
    Bolanle Asiyanbola, Saint Raphael Hospital, New Haven, CT
    Objective and Quantitative Demonstration of Improvement in Voice Quality After Anti-Reflux Surgery
    Shahin Ayazi, University College of London(Ucl), London, United Kingdom
    2001 Gastric PCE: Overview of the Treatment of Gastric Lymphoma in the United States
    Ijeoma A. Azodo, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Rochester, MN
    30-Day Morbidity After Curative Resections for Gastric Cancer in Elderly Patients
    Ralph Bahde, University Hospital Muenster, Münster, Germany
    Laparoscopic and Endogastric Resection for Gastric Stromal Tumors – A Group's Initial Experience
    Claudio Bresciani, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Effect of Splenectomy on the Survival of Patients Undergoing Curative Total Gastrectomy for Proximal Gastric Cancer
    Yeon Soo Chang, Kyung Hee Univ. Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    Prevalence of Metabolic Bone Disorders After Radical Gastrectomy for Carcinoma of Stomach
    Frances K.Y. Cheung, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Secondary Esophageal Peristalsis in Gastric Banding Patients
    Ruxandra Ciovica, General Hospital of Krems, Krems, Austria
    Bariatric Surgery at the Extremes of Age
    Javairiah Fatima, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
    Tsunami Medical Relief in Rural Aceh: Role of the General Surgery Resident
    Eric J. Hanly, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
    Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Is an Effective Primary Procedure for Morbid Obesity
    Thomas Hirai, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Vienna, VA
    Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes for Incisional Hernias After Open Gastric Bypass Surgery
    Michael Garrett House, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
    Irinotecan Combined with S-1 for Advanced Gastric Cancer – Results of Phase II Study and Gene Expressions
    Mikito Inokuchi, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Clinico-Pathological Characteristics in Young Patients
    Carlos Eduardo Jacob, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemistry Characterization of Multiple Primary Gastric Adenocarcinoma
    Ulysses Ribeiro Junior, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Endoscopic Management of Anastomotic Stricture Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity
    George B. Kazantsev, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
    Predicting Stricture in Post-Gastric Bypass Patients
    Jennefer Anne Kieran, Scottsdale Bariatric Center, Scottsdale, AZ
    Surgical Resection for Gastric Cancer in the United States: A Dying Art?
    Anne Thi Le, Baylor College of Medicine , Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST) of the Stomach – Surgical Therapy & Early Postoperative Outcome
    Frank Meyer, University Hospital, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany
    Function-Preserving Gastrectomy Procedures (Preservation of Hepatic and Celiac Branches of Vagal Nerve, and Pylorus) Improve Long-Term Quality of Life in Gastrectomized Patients for Early Gastric Cancer
    Koji Nakada, the Jikei University School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan
    Clinical Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) of the Stomach: Feasibility of Laparoscopic Surgery for Small GIST
    Yoshihide Otani, Saitama Medical School, Saitama, Japan
    The Impact of Clinicopathological Factors on Survival of Patients with Gastric Cancer
    Jateen Patel, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
    Multiple Failed Fundoplications Are Likely Not Amenable to Laparoscopic Repair
    B Lauren Paton, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
    Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus for Patients with BMI Between 22 - 35
    Aureo L. De Paula, Hospital De Especialidades De Goiania, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    'Redo' Fundoplications Are Effective Treatment for Dysphagia and Recurrent Gastroesophageal Reflux
    Alexander S. Rosemurgy, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    What to Expect in the Excluded Stomach Mucosa After Vertical Banded Gastroplasty-Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity
    Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gastroparesis: Experience with Higher Settings
    Thomas Schnelldorfer, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
    Microsatellite DNA Alterations of Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors Are Predictive for Outcome
    Paulus G. Schurr, University Medical Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    Laparoscopic Wedge Resection of Gastric Stromal Tumors
    Wing Tai Siu, Prince of Wales Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Laparoscopic Repair for Perforated Peptic Ulcer
    Wing Tai Siu, Prince of Wales Hospital, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Reduction of Perioperative Mortality by Avoidance of Nontherapeutic Laparotomy
    Brian R. Smith, Harbor-Ucla Med Ctr, Torrance, CA
    Does the Position of the Alimentary Limb in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Make a Difference?
    Jerome D. Taylor, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
    Gastric Bypass Does Not Influence Olfactory Function
    Jon S. Thompson, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
    Current Strategy for Treatment of Perforated Gastric Ulcer (PGU) and Duodenal Ulcer (PDU): Can Computed Tomography (CT) Really Diagnose Perforating Site?
    Tatsuya Ueno, South Miyagi Medical Center, Miyagi-Pref, Japan
    Results of a Randomized, Prospective Trial Comparing Residual Stomach, Duodenum and Uncut Jejunal Interposition (Gastrojejunoduodenostomy) to Standard Billroth-II Reconstruction After Subtotal Gastrectomy for Distal Gastric Cancer
    Qin Zhang, Affilliated Hospital of Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China
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    Combined Science Posters
    A Novel System for Performing Endoluminal Antireflux Surgery and Other Endosurgical Procedures
    Aureo L. Depaula, Hospital De Especialidades, Goiania, Brazil
    Gastric pH and Nutritional Course After Gastroplasty for Morbid Obesity
    Robson Kiyoshi Ishida, Hospital Das Clinicas, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    Joint Kinematics Vary with Performance Skills During Laparoscopic Exercise [Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Task 1]
    Gyusung Lee, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
    Knowledge and Opinions Regarding Medicare Reimbursement for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Atul K. Madan, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
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