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BACKGROUND A simple, rapid test is specific and sensitive enough to distinguish, in patients with clinically suspected acute pancreatitis, those whose abdominal pain is indeed of pancreatic origin has proved elusive. METHODS In two consecutive series of surgical patients in a teaching hospital, whose acute abdominal pain turned out to be due to acute(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to evaluate the validity of a new rapid urinary trypsinogen-2 test strip (Actim Pancreatitis) for detection of acute pancreatitis in patients with acute abdominal pain. METHODS A total of 525 consecutive patients presenting with abdominal pain at two emergency units was included prospectively and tested with the Actim(More)
Two disaccharide alcohols, alpha-D-Galp(1----3)-GalNAcol and beta-D-Galp-(1----3)-GalNAcol, together with a GalNAcol-containing tetra- or penta-saccharide alcohol, were released from human embryonal carcinoma cells of line PA1 by reductive beta-elimination. The disaccharides were identified by exoglycosidase digestions and by periodate oxidation. The(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The accuracy of a new rapid urinary trypsinogen-2 test strip (actim Pancreatitis) was compared with that of serum lipase for detection of acute pancreatitis in patients with acute abdominal pain. METHODOLOGY A prospective study was conducted which consisted of 237 consecutive patients with acute abdominal pain admitted to the emergency(More)
BACKGROUND Early identification of patients at risk of developing a severe attack of acute pancreatitis (AP) is of great importance because rapid therapeutic interventions improve outcome. At a cutoff of 50 microg/L, trypsinogen-2 measured by a rapid urinary dipstick is a sensitive and specific diagnostic test in AP. The trypsinogen-2 concentration(More)
The prophylactic value of mouse monoclonal antibodies to the pig pathogen Haemophilus pleuropneumoniae was studied. Approximately 250 mg of purified mouse monoclonal antibody specific to capsular antigens of H pleuropneumoniae serotype 2 was given IV to five 9-week-old pigs. Five additional pigs from the same litter served as controls. On the following day,(More)
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