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Revisiting adrenal mass size as an indication for adrenalectomy…

Revisiting adrenal mass size as an indication for adrenalectomy…

Ballian N, Adler JT, Sippel RS, Chen H. J Surg Res. 2009 Sep;156(1):16-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2009.03.071. Epub 2009 May 3. Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792-7375, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: Diagnostic tests that can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant adrenal lesions are lacking. Mass size is currently utilized as an […]

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A simplified prognostic system for resected pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms…

A simplified prognostic system for resected pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms…

Ballian N, Loeffler AG, Rajamanickam V, Norstedt PA, Weber SM, Cho CS. HPB (Oxford). 2009 Aug;11(5):422-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00082.x. Section of Surgical Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53792-7375, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: A number of prognostically relevant clinicopathological variables have been proposed for pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. However, a standardized prognostication […]

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Colonoscopic findings and tumor site do not predict …

Colonoscopic findings and tumor site do not predict …

Ballian N, Mahvi DM, Kennedy GD. Oncologist. 2009 Jun;14(6):580-5. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2008-0271. Epub 2009 May 22. Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, G4/701 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53792-7375, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: In the absence of symptoms related to their primary tumor, patients with stage IV colorectal cancer can undergo medical treatment with […]

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Colonoscopic findings and tumor site do not predict …

Colonoscopic findings and tumor site do not predict …

Ballian N, Mahvi DM, Kennedy GD. Oncologist. 2009 Jun;14(6):580-5. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2008-0271. Epub 2009 May 22. Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, G4/701 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53792-7375, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: In the absence of symptoms related to their primary tumor, patients with stage IV colorectal cancer can undergo medical treatment with […]

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Transcription factor PDX-1 in human colorectal adenocarcinoma: a potential tumor marker

Transcription factor PDX-1 in human colorectal adenocarcinoma: a potential tumor marker

Ballian N, Liu SH, Brunicardi FC. World J Gastroenterol. 2008 Oct 14;14(38):5823-6. The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Abstract AIM: To examine the expression of pancreatic duodenal homeobox-1 (PDX-1) transcription factor in human colorectal cancer. METHODS: RT-PCR, Western blotting, and immuno-histochemistry were performed to determine the […]

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PDX-1 acts as a potential molecular target for treatment of human pancreatic cancer…

PDX-1 acts as a potential molecular target for treatment of human pancreatic cancer…

Liu S, Ballian N, Belaguli NS, Patel S, Li M, Templeton NS, Gingras MC, Gibbs R, Fisher W, Brunicardi FC. Pancreas. 2008 Aug;37(2):210-20. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0b013e31816a4a33. Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether pancreatic and duodenal homeobox factor […]

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PDX-1 expression is associated with islet proliferation in vitro and in vivo…

PDX-1 expression is associated with islet proliferation in vitro and in vivo…

Feanny MA, Fagan SP, Ballian N, Liu SH, Li Z, Wang X, Fisher W, Brunicardi FC, Belaguli NS. J Surg Res. 2008 Jan;144(1):8-16. Epub 2007 Jun 20. The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcription factor pancreatic duodenal homeobox-1 (PDX-1) is critical for beta-cell differentiation […]

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Proliferation, hyperplasia, neogenesis, and neoplasia in the islets of Langerhans…

Proliferation, hyperplasia, neogenesis, and neoplasia in the islets of Langerhans…

Ballian N, Hu M, Liu SH, Brunicardi FC. Pancreas. 2007 Oct;35(3):199-206. Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract Pancreatic disease is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality as a result of pancreatic carcinoma and diabetes mellitus. Regulation of endocrine cell mass is thought to have a central role in the pathogenesis […]

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Hypophysitis superimposed on a non-functioning pituitary…

Hypophysitis superimposed on a non-functioning pituitary…

Ballian N, Chrisoulidou A, Nomikos P, Samara C, Kontogeorgos G, Kaltsas GA. J Endocrinol Invest. 2007 Sep;30(8):677-83. Department of Surgery, The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USA. nballian@uwhealth.org Abstract Pituitary adenomas are common neoplasms requiring medical and/or surgical treatment when associated with hormonal hypersecretion. Treatment of non-functioning pituitary […]

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Effective ablation of pancreatic cancer cells in SCID…

Effective ablation of pancreatic cancer cells in SCID…

Liu SH, Davis A, Li Z, Ballian N, Davis E, Wang XP, Fisher W, Brunicardi FC. J Surg Res. 2007 Jul;141(1):45-52. Epub 2007 May 18. Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated that adenovirus subtype 5 mediated rat insulin promoter directed thymidine kinase […]