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April 2004 - Volume 239 - Issue 4
pp: 433-574

Laparoscopic Versus Open Gastric Bypass in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: A Randomized Prospective Study

Luján, Juan A.; Frutos, M Dolores; Hernández, Quiteria; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):433-437, April 2004.

Learning Curve for Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors: Prospective Analysis of Initial 100 Patients in a Tertiary Institution

Poon, Ronnie T.; Ng, Kelvin K.; Lam, Chi Ming; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):441-449, April 2004.

Early and Late Complications After Radiofrequency Ablation of Malignant Liver Tumors in 608 Patients

Curley, Steven A.; Marra, Paolo; Beaty, Karen; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):450-458, April 2004.



Ghrelin: Integrative Neuroendocrine Peptide in Health and Disease

Wu, James T.; Kral, John G.

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):464-474, April 2004.

Systems Approaches to Surgical Quality and Safety: From Concept to Measurement

Vincent, Charles; Moorthy, Krishna; Sarker, Sudip K.; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):475-482, April 2004.


Improved Survival for Patients With Upper and/or Middle Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastasis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Thoracic Esophagus Treated With 3-Field Dissection

Igaki, Hiroyasu; Tachimori, Yuji; Kato, Hoichi

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):483-490, April 2004.

NF-κB Activation in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Relationship to Barrett's Metaplasia, Survival, and Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy

Abdel-Latif, Mohamed M. M.; O'Riordan, James; Windle, Henry J.; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):491-500, April 2004.

Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Changes in Rat Gastric H/K-ATPase Expression

Helmer, Kenneth S.; West, Sonlee D.; Vilela, Ron; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):501-509, April 2004.

The Value of Bile Replacement During External Biliary Drainage: An Analysis of Intestinal Permeability, Integrity, and Microflora

Kamiya, Satoshi; Nagino, Masato; Kanazawa, Hidetoshi; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):510-517, April 2004.

Saline-Linked Surface Radiofrequency Ablation: Factors Affecting Steam Popping and Depth of Injury in the Pig Liver

Topp, Stefan A.; McClurken, Michael; Lipson, David; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):518-527, April 2004.

The NIH Criteria for Parathyroidectomy in Asymptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Are They Too Limited?

Eigelberger, Monica S.; Cheah, W Keat; Ituarte, Philip H. G.; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):528-535, April 2004.

Latency Period of Thyroid Neoplasia After Radiation Exposure

Kikuchi, Shoichi; Perrier, Nancy D.; Ituarte, Philip; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):536-543, April 2004.

Correlation Between Preoperative Lymphoscintigraphy and Metastatic Nodal Disease Sites in 362 Patients With Cutaneous Melanomas of the Head and Neck

de Wilt, Johannes H. W.; Thompson, John F.; Uren, Roger F.; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):544-552, April 2004.

Insulin Treatment Improves the Systemic Inflammatory Reaction to Severe Trauma

Jeschke, Marc G.; Klein, Dagmar; Herndon, David N.

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):553-560, April 2004.

Enhancing the Clinical Skills of Surgical Residents Through Structured Cancer Education

Sloan, David A.; Plymale, Margaret A.; Donnelly, Michael B.; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):561-566, April 2004.

Digital Video Capture and Synchronous Consultation in Open Surgery

Rafiq, Azhar; Moore, James A.; Zhao, Xiaoming; More

Annals of Surgery. 239(4):567-573, April 2004.


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