This Surgical Innovation discusses the use of endoluminal vacuum therapy for esophageal, gastric, and small intestine leaks or perforations.
This retrospective analysis demonstrated that more than 2 million life-years were saved by solid-organ transplants during a 25-year study period.
Fallon et al determine the probability of wean from parenteral nutrition (PN) in neonates with short bowel syndrome (SBS) based on small intestinal length amidst the new era of hepatoprotective strategies and multidisciplinary management.
In a randomized controlled experiment, Kovalenko and Basson determine whether schlafen 3 (but not other schlafen proteins) act in vivo and whether its effects are limited to the small intestine.
Chaturvedi et al tested the hypothesis that teduglutide impairs human intestinal epithelial differentiation. Caco-2 cells were treated with 0 to 1000nM teduglutide for 72 hours. The cell cycle was analyzed by bromodeoxyuridine incorporation or propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry, and cell proliferation was measured by MTS tetrazolium dye assay.