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Wayne W. LaMorte, MD, PhD, MPH

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5073
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7813-9809
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Dean
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentSurgery

TitleGraduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2005Boston University School of Public Health: The Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
2009Boston University School of Public Health: Educational Innovation Award
2011Boston University: Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. LaMorte received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and received a PhD in biochemistry and an MPH from Boston University. He has been a faculty member at Boston University for more than 20 years and currently teaches two courses in the School of Public Health: PH709 "The Biology of Public Health," and EP713 "Introduction to Public Health". He also teaches an online course, HC751 "Introduction to Epidemiology for the Health Communicator" for the Master of Science in Health Communication at Boston University's College of Communications. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Education at Boston University School of Public Health, and he is also the director of the MD-MPH dual degree program, the BS-MPH dual degree program, the BA-MPH dual degree program, and the undergraduate Public Health Minor at Boston University.

Dr. LaMorte is also a principal investigator for a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to manage the Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts, which provides training to the public health work force in the 351 communities in Massachusetts. Additional research and teaching interests include: teaching effectiveness, online education, distance learning, web-based teaching tools, online teaching modules, biology and public health, and community-based practice.

 Publications
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  1. Aarons CB, Lamorte WW, Sentovich SM. Retraction: Lymph node retrieval and assessment after colorectal cancer resection: are pathologists doing an adequate job? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 May; 52(5):1020.
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  2. Cardenas A, Lowe R, Oh S, Bodkin S, Kenney T, Lamorte WW, Afdhal NH. Hemodynamic effects of substance P and its receptor antagonist RP67580 in anesthetized rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2008 Mar; 43(3):328-33.
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  3. Bauzá G, Lamorte WW, Burke PA, Hirsch EF. High mortality in elderly drivers is associated with distinct injury patterns: analysis of 187,869 injured drivers. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):304-10.
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  4. Méndez JE, Lamorte WW, de Las Morenas A, Cerda S, Pistey R, King T, Kavanah M, Hirsch E, Stone MD. Influence of breast cancer margin assessment method on the rates of positive margins and residual carcinoma. Am J Surg. 2006 Oct; 192(4):538-40.
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  5. Dendrinos KG, Becker JM, Stucchi AF, Saubermann LJ, LaMorte W, Farraye FA. Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies are associated with the development of postoperative fistulas following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 10(7):1060-4.
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  6. Moreno A, Piwowarczyk L, LaMorte WW, Grodin MA. Characteristics and utilization of primary care services in a torture rehabilitation center. J Immigr Minor Health. 2006 Apr; 8(2):163-71.
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  7. Servais EL, Lamorte WW, Agarwal S, Moschetti W, Mallipattu SK, Moulton SL. Teaching surgical decision-making: an interactive, web-based approach. J Surg Res. 2006 Jul; 134(1):102-6.
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  8. Raffetto JD, Montgomery JE, Eberhardt RT, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Differences in risk factors for lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Dec; 201(6):918-24.
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  9. Scott TE, Mendez MV, LaMorte WW, Cupples LA, Vokonas PS, Garcia RI, Menzoian JO. Are varicose veins a marker for susceptibility to coronary heart disease in men? Results from the Normative Aging Study. Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Jul; 18(4):459-64.
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  10. Millham FH, LaMorte WW. Factors associated with mortality in trauma: re-evaluation of the TRISS method using the National Trauma Data Bank. J Trauma. 2004 May; 56(5):1090-6.
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  11. Raffetto JD, Cheung Y, Fisher JB, Cantelmo NL, Watkins MT, Lamorte WW, Menzoian JO. Incision and abdominal wall hernias in patients with aneurysm or occlusive aortic disease. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Jun; 37(6):1150-4.
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  12. Keller ME, Aihara R, LaMorte WW, Hirsch EF. Organ-specific changes in high-energy phosphates after hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation in the rat. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 May; 196(5):685-90.
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  13. Beaulac SM, McNair LA, Scott TE, LaMorte WW, Kavanah MT. Lymphedema and quality of life in survivors of early-stage breast cancer. Arch Surg. 2002 Nov; 137(11):1253-7.
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  14. Keller ME, Jean R, LaMorte WW, Millham F, Hirsch E. Effects of age of transfused blood on length of stay in trauma patients: a preliminary report. J Trauma. 2002 Nov; 53(5):1023-5.
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  15. Marien BJ, Raffetto JD, Seidman CS, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Bovine pericardium vs dacron for patch angioplasty after carotid endarterectomy: a prospective randomized study. Arch Surg. 2002 Jul; 137(7):785-8.
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  16. Raffetto JD, Chen MN, LaMorte WW, Seidman CS, Eberhardt RT, Woodson J, Gibbons GW, Menzoian JO. Factors that predict site of outflow target artery anastomosis in infrainguinal revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2002 Jun; 35(6):1093-9.
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  17. Givner A, Gurney J, O'Connor D, Kassarjian A, Lamorte WW, Moulton S. Reimaging in pediatric neurotrauma: factors associated with progression of intracranial injury. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Mar; 37(3):381-5.
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  18. Aihara R, Blansfield JS, Millham FH, LaMorte WW, Hirsch EF. Fracture locations influence the likelihood of rectal and lower urinary tract injuries in patients sustaining pelvic fractures. J Trauma. 2002 Feb; 52(2):205-8; discussion 208-9.
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  19. Shebani KO, Stucchi AF, Fruin B, McClung JP, Gee D, Beer ER, LaMorte WW, Becker JM. Pouchitis in a rat model of ileal J pouch-anal anastomosis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2002 Jan; 8(1):23-34.
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  20. Foo R, Fujii A, Harris JA, LaMorte W, Moulton S. Complications in tunneled CVL versus PICC lines in very low birth weight infants. J Perinatol. 2001 Dec; 21(8):525-30.
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  21. Walsh MD, Barry M, Scott TE, Lamorte WW, Menzoian JO. The role of a nurse case manager in implementing a critical pathway for infrainguinal bypass surgery. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2001 Apr; 27(4):230-8.
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  22. Shebani KO, Stucchi AF, McClung JP, Beer ER, LaMorte WW, Becker JM. Role of stasis and oxidative stress in ileal pouch inflammation. J Surg Res. 2000 May 1; 90(1):67-75.
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  23. Saltzberg SS, DiEdwardo C, Scott TE, LaMorte WW, Stucchi AF, Becker JM. Ileal pouch salvage following failed ileal pouch- anal anastomosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 1999 Nov-Dec; 3(6):633-41.
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  24. Stefan AM, Coulter S, Gray B, LaMorte W, Nikelaeson S, Edge AS, Afdhal NH. Xenogeneic transplantation of porcine hepatocytes into the CCl4 cirrhotic rat model. Cell Transplant. 1999 Nov-Dec; 8(6):649-59.
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  25. Scott TE, Carroll M, Cogliano FD, Smith BF, Lamorte WW. A case-control assessment of risk factors for gallbladder carcinoma. Dig Dis Sci. 1999 Aug; 44(8):1619-25.
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  26. Waters JB, Wolff RS, Blansfield J, LaMorte WW, Millham FH, Hirsch EF. Development and implementation of clinical pathways for the management of four trauma diagnoses. J Healthc Qual. 1999 May-Jun; 21(3):4-11; quiz 11.
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  27. LaMorte WW, Booker ML, Kay S. Determinants of the selection of phosphatidylcholine molecular species for secretion into bile in the rat. Hepatology. 1998 Sep; 28(3):631-7.
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  28. Mendez MV, Scott T, LaMorte W, Vokonas P, Menzoian JO, Garcia R. An association between periodontal disease and peripheral vascular disease. Am J Surg. 1998 Aug; 176(2):153-7.
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  29. Stanley AC, Barry M, Scott TE, LaMorte WW, Woodson J, Menzoian JO. Impact of a critical pathway on postoperative length of stay and outcomes after infrainguinal bypass. J Vasc Surg. 1998 Jun; 27(6):1056-64; discussion 1064-5.
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  30. McAneny D, LaMorte WW, Scott TE, Weintraub LR, Beazley RM. Is splenectomy more dangerous for massive spleens? Am J Surg. 1998 Feb; 175(2):102-7.
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  31. Hadaegh A, Burns J, Burgess L, Rose R, Rowe E, LaMorte WW, Becker JM. Effects of hyaluronic acid/carboxymethylcellulose gel on bowel anastomoses in the New Zealand white rabbit. J Gastrointest Surg. 1997 Nov-Dec; 1(6):569-75.
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  32. Becker JM, LaMorte W, St Marie G, Ferzoco S. Extent of smooth muscle resection during mucosectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis affects anorectal physiology and functional outcome. Dis Colon Rectum. 1997 Jun; 40(6):653-60.
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  33. Salomons H, Keaveny AP, Henihan R, Offner G, Sengupta A, Lamorte WW, Afdhal NH. Nitric oxide and gallbladder motility in prairie dogs. Am J Physiol. 1997 Apr; 272(4 Pt 1):G770-8.
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  34. Booker ML, LaMorte WW, Beer ER, Hopkins SR. Effects of dietary cholesterol and triglycerides on lipid concentrations in liver, plasma, and bile. Lipids. 1997 Feb; 32(2):163-72.
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  35. LaMorte WW, Scott TE, Menzoian JO. Relationship of cardiovascular risk factors to racial differences in femoral bypass surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy in Massachusetts. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1996 Nov 18; 800:25-35.
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  36. McAneny D, Godek CP, Scott TE, LaMorte WW, Beazley RM. Risks of synchronous gastrointestinal or biliary surgery with splenectomy for hematologic disease. Arch Surg. 1996 Apr; 131(4):372-6.
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  37. Gorin DR, Cordts PR, LaMorte WW, Manzoian JO. The influence of wound geometry on the measurement of wound healing rates in clinical trials. J Vasc Surg. 1996 Mar; 23(3):524-8.
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  38. Scott TE, LaMorte WW, Gorin DR, Menzoian JO. Risk factors for chronic venous insufficiency: a dual case-control study. J Vasc Surg. 1995 Nov; 22(5):622-8.
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  39. LaMorte WW, Scott TE, Menzoian JO. Racial differences in the incidence of femoral bypass and abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy in Massachusetts: relationship to cardiovascular risk factors. J Vasc Surg. 1995 Mar; 21(3):422-31.
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  40. Milham FH, Malone M, Blansfield J, LaMorte WW, Hirsch EF. Predictive accuracy of the TRISS survival statistic is improved by a modification that includes admission pH. Arch Surg. 1995 Mar; 130(3):307-11.
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  41. Arbid EJ, Hakaim AG, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Prevention of renal cortical ischemia during aortic clamping with prostaglandin E1. Arch Surg. 1995 Mar; 130(3):326-30; discussion 330-1.
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  42. Gillespie DL, LaMorte WW, Josephs LG, Schneider T, Floch NR, Menzoian JO. Characteristics of patients at risk for perioperative myocardial infarction after infrainguinal bypass surgery: an exploratory study. Ann Vasc Surg. 1995 Mar; 9(2):155-62.
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  43. Rodriguez AA, Gardner GP, LaMorte WW, Obi-Tabot ET, Valeri CR, Hirsch EF. Comparison of skeletal muscle laser Doppler flowmetry to changes in central hemodynamics in detecting the physiological response to moderate hemorrhage. J Surg Res. 1995 Feb; 58(2):189-92.
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  44. Gardner GP, LaMorte WW, Obi-Tabot ET, Menzoian JO. Transanal intracolonic pulse oximetry as a means of monitoring the adequacy of colonic perfusion. J Surg Res. 1994 Nov; 57(5):537-40.
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  45. Booker ML, LaMorte WW. Biliary phospholipases in the prairie dog model for cholesterol cholelithiasis. Hepatology. 1994 Mar; 19(3):743-9.
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  46. LaMorte WW, O'Leary DP, Booker ML, Scott TE. Increased dietary fat content accelerates cholesterol gallstone formation in the cholesterol-fed prairie dog. Hepatology. 1993 Dec; 18(6):1498-503.
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  47. Obi-Tabot ET, Hanrahan LM, Cachecho R, Beer ER, Hopkins SR, Chan JC, Shapiro JM, LaMorte WW. Changes in hepatocyte NADH fluorescence during prolonged hypoxia. J Surg Res. 1993 Dec; 55(6):575-80.
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  48. Gardner GP, Cordts PR, Gillespie DL, LaMorte W, Woodson J, Menzoian JO. Can air plethysmography accurately identify upper extremity deep venous thrombosis? J Vasc Surg. 1993 Nov; 18(5):808-13.
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  49. Josephs LG, Cordts PR, DiEdwardo CL, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Do infected inguinal lymph nodes increase the incidence of postoperative groin wound infection? J Vasc Surg. 1993 Jun; 17(6):1077-80; discussion 1080-2.
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  50. Gillespie DL, Cordts PR, Hartono C, Woodson J, Obi-Tabot E, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. The role of air plethysmography in monitoring results of venous surgery. J Vasc Surg. 1992 Nov; 16(5):674-8.
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  51. Booker ML, LaMorte WW, Ahrendt SA, Lillemoe KD, Pitt HA. Distribution of phosphatidylcholine molecular species between mixed micelles and phospholipid-cholesterol vesicles in human gallbladder bile: dependence on acyl chain length and unsaturation. J Lipid Res. 1992 Oct; 33(10):1485-92.
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  52. Cordts PR, LaMorte WW, Fisher JB, DelGuercio C, Niehoff J, Pivacek LE, Dennis RC, Siebens H, Georgio A, Valeri CR, et al. Poor predictive value of hematocrit and hemodynamic parameters for erythrocyte deficits after extensive elective vascular operations. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1992 Sep; 175(3):243-8.
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  53. Cordts PR, Hartono C, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Physiologic similarities between extremities with varicose veins and with chronic venous insufficiency utilizing air plethysmography. Am J Surg. 1992 Sep; 164(3):260-4.
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  54. Cordts PR, Hanrahan LM, Rodriguez AA, Woodson J, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. A prospective, randomized trial of Unna's boot versus Duoderm CGF hydroactive dressing plus compression in the management of venous leg ulcers. J Vasc Surg. 1992 Mar; 15(3):480-6.
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  55. O'Leary DP, LaMorte WW, Scott TE, Booker ML, Stevenson J. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis fails to prevent gallbladder mucin hypersecretion in the cholesterol-fed prairie dog. Gastroenterology. 1991 Sep; 101(3):812-20.
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  56. Fisher JB, Dennis RC, Valeri CR, Woodson J, Doyle JE, Walsh LM, Pivacek L, Giorgio A, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Effect of graft material on loss of erythrocytes after aortic operations. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1991 Aug; 173(2):131-6.
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  57. Hanrahan LM, Araki CT, Rodriguez AA, Kechejian GJ, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Distribution of valvular incompetence in patients with venous stasis ulceration. J Vasc Surg. 1991 Jun; 13(6):805-11; discussion 811-2.
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  58. Hanrahan LM, Kechejian GJ, Cordts PR, Rodriguez AA, Araki CA, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Patterns of venous insufficiency in patients with varicose veins. Arch Surg. 1991 Jun; 126(6):687-90; discussion 690-1.
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  59. Rodriguez AA, LaMorte WW, Hanrahan LM, Hopkins SR, O'Keane JC, Cachecho R, Hirsch EF. Liver viability after ischemia-reperfusion. Arch Surg. 1991 Jun; 126(6):767-72.
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  60. Hanrahan LM, Araki CT, Fisher JB, Rodriguez AA, Walker TG, Woodson J, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Evaluation of the perforating veins of the lower extremity using high resolution duplex imaging. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1991 Jan-Feb; 32(1):87-97.
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  61. LaMorte WW. A simple, inexpensive technique for recording and reporting the operative experience of residents in a surgical training program. Surgery. 1990 May; 107(5):584-9.
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  62. Hirsch EF, Vezina R, Corbett S, LaMorte W, Feldman M. Combined ionizing radiation and thermal injury in the rat. Evaluation of early excision and closure of the burn wound. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1990 Jan-Feb; 11(1):42-5.
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  63. Chapman WC, Peterkin GA, LaMorte WW, Williams LF. Alterations in biliary motility correlate with increased gallbladder prostaglandin synthesis in early cholelithiasis in prairie dog. Dig Dis Sci. 1989 Sep; 34(9):1420-4.
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  64. Menzoian JO, LaMorte WW, Paniszyn CC, McBride KJ, Sidawy AN, LoGerfo FW, Connors ME, Doyle JE. Symptomatology and anatomic patterns of peripheral vascular disease: differing impact of smoking and diabetes. Ann Vasc Surg. 1989 Jul; 3(3):224-8.
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  65. Belkin M, Peterkin G, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Extended reconstruction rate for limb salvage with intraoperative prereconstruction angiography. J Vasc Surg. 1988 Oct; 8(4):546-7.
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  66. Peterkin GA, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Runoff resistance and early graft failure in infrainguinal bypass surgery. Arch Surg. 1988 Oct; 123(10):1199-201.
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  67. Belkin M, Brown RD, Wright JG, LaMorte WW, Hobson RW. A new quantitative spectrophotometric assay of ischemia-reperfusion injury in skeletal muscle. Am J Surg. 1988 Aug; 156(2):83-6.
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  68. Niehoff J, DelGuercio C, LaMorte W, Hughes-Grasberger SL, Heard S, Dennis R, Yeston N. Efficacy of pulse oximetry and capnometry in postoperative ventilatory weaning. Crit Care Med. 1988 Jul; 16(7):701-5.
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  69. Peterkin GA, Manabe S, LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO. Evaluation of a proposed standard reporting system for preoperative angiograms in infrainguinal bypass procedures: angiographic correlates of measured runoff resistance. J Vasc Surg. 1988 Mar; 7(3):379-85.
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  70. Sasaki K, LaMorte WW, Nickerson CJ, Fuller RM, Chobanian AV, Menzoian JO. Inhibition of cholesterol-induced increases in arterial wall permeability by propranolol. J Surg Res. 1987 Dec; 43(6):565-70.
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  71. LaMorte WW, LaMont JT, Hale W, Booker ML, Scott TE, Turner B. Gallbladder prostaglandins and lysophospholipids as mediators of mucin secretion during cholelithiasis. Am J Physiol. 1986 Nov; 251(5 Pt 1):G701-9.
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  72. LaMorte WW, Booker ML, Scott TE, Williams LF. Increases in gallbladder prostaglandin synthesis before the formation of cholesterol gallstones. Surgery. 1985 Sep; 98(3):445-51.
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  73. LaMorte WW, Menzoian JO, Sidawy A, Heeren T. A new method for the prediction of peripheral vascular resistance from the preoperative angiogram. J Vasc Surg. 1985 Sep; 2(5):703-8.
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  74. LaMorte WW, Brotschi EA, Scott TE, Williams LF. Pigment gallstone formation in the cholesterol-fed guinea pig. Hepatology. 1985 Jan-Feb; 5(1):21-7.
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  75. Brotschi EA, Lamorte WW, Williams LF. Effect of dietary cholesterol and indomethacin on cholelithiasis and gallbladder motility in guinea pig. Dig Dis Sci. 1984 Nov; 29(11):1050-6.
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  76. Booker ML, LaMorte WW. Prostaglandin release from in vitro guinea-pig gallbladder. Prostaglandins. 1983 Feb; 25(2):143-53.
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  77. Wise WE, LaMorte WW, Gaca JM, Schoetz DJ, Birkett DH, Williams LF. Reciprocal H1- and H2-histamine receptors in guinea pig gallbladder. J Surg Res. 1982 Aug; 33(2):146-50.
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  78. Schoetz DJ, LaMorte WW, Wise WE, Birkett DH, Williams LF. Mechanical properties of primate gallbladder: description by a dynamic method. Am J Physiol. 1981 Nov; 241(5):G376-81.
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  79. Matolo NM, LaMorte WW, Wolfe BM. Acute and chronic cholecystitis. Surg Clin North Am. 1981 Aug; 61(4):875-83.
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  80. LaMorte WW, Matolo NM, Birkett DH, Williams LF. Pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstones. Surg Clin North Am. 1981 Aug; 61(4):765-74.
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  81. LaMorte WW, Gaca JM, Wise WE, Birkett DH, Williams LF. Choledochal sphincter relaxation in response to histamine in the primate. J Surg Res. 1980 Apr; 28(4):373-8.
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  82. LaMorte WW, Schoetz DJ, Birkett DH, Williams LF. The role of the gallbladder in the pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstones. Gastroenterology. 1979 Sep; 77(3):580-92.
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