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BACKGROUND The wound healing properties of the human omentum are well known and have extensively been exploited clinically. However, the underlying mechanisms of these effects are not well understood. We hypothesize that the omentum tissue promotes wound healing via modulation of anti-inflammatory pathways, and because the omentum is rich in adipocytes, the(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair for a postcholecystectomy bile duct injury can be complicated by the development of an anastomotic stricture which necessitates re-intervention. The authors reviewed their experience with patients requiring re-operation after unsuccessful surgical repair of the bile duct injury, to analyze the possible causes of the failure of the(More)
BACKGROUND Cholecystokinin type A receptor (CCKAR) is known to be overexpressed in variety of human malignancies but information regarding its expression in gallbladder cancer (GBC) is limited. Attempts were now made to investigate expression pattern of CCKAR mRNA and protein in controls and GBC patients and correlate it with various clinicopathological(More)
AIM To compare resistin mRNA expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and its correlation with insulin resistance (IR) in postmenopausal obese women. METHODS A total of 68 postmenopausal women (non obese = 34 and obese = 34) were enrolled for the study. The women of the two groups were age matched (49-70 years). Fasting blood samples were collected(More)
Sepsis--a state of systemic bacterial infection--often leads to multiorgan failure and is associated with high mortality despite the recent advances achieved in intensive care treatment. Many of the ill effects of sepsis are attributed to an abnormally enhanced host inflammatory response that leads to neutrophil recruitment and activation involving(More)
BACKGROUND Maspin expression is a potential prognostic factor for various malignancies but its relation with gallbladder cancer is unknown and needs to be investigated needs to be investigated. We therefore here focused on maspin mRNA expression in normal, gall stone disease and gallbladder cancer subjects, with particular attention to prognostic importance(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency association between resistin gene polymorphism with its circulating levels, metabolic risk factor and insulin resistance in adult women. DESIGN Totally 615 subjects were enrolled for the study, 305 women were with metabolic syndrome and 310 women were without metabolic syndrome according to NCEP-ATP III criteria.(More)
BACKGROUND Survivin, a novel inhibitor of apoptosis, plays a role in oncogenesis and has been correlated with poor prognosis. We investigated its expression in gallbladder tissues of control, cholelithiasis, and gallbladder cancer (GBC). Survivin expression was correlated with different clinicopathologic parameters including prognosis in patients with GBC.(More)
Accumulation of neutrophils in the lung contributes to the endothelial damage in the tissue associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome. This initial recruitment of neutrophils within the pulmonary microvasculature may involve P-selectin. Thus we hypothesized that an antibody against P-selectin would reduce pulmonary damage. Sheep were chronically(More)