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BACKGROUND & AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of endoscopic full-thickness plication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in comparison with a sham procedure. METHODS Patients with symptomatic GERD requiring maintenance proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy were entered into a randomized, single-blind,(More)
A 54-year old man with end-stage liver disease from Hepatitis C and alcohol abuse received an orthotopic liver transplant from a 24-year-old woman who died after an anaphylactic reaction to an unknown allergen. The donor had known allergies to nuts, kiwi, seafood,and wheat.Therecipienthadnoknownallergies. The recipient’s operative course was unremarkable.(More)
OBJECTIVE Previously, it was shown that a lipidic emulsion (LDE) composed of phospholipids and cholesterol esters which binds to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors may concentrate in acute myeloid leukemia cells. In this study, we aimed to verify whether LDE also has the ability to concentrate in malignant ovarian cancer after being injected into the(More)
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is a rare inherited disorder of the heme biosynthetic pathway in which toxic levels of protoporphyrins often precipitate in the liver, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure, and the need for liver transplantation (OLT). Because the underlying enzyme defect in EPP is bone marrow derived, the risk for recurrent EPP allograft(More)
The authors studied a total of 334 cases of carcinoma in situ of the cervix (1975-1990). The patients were 19 to 61 years old (mean age, 36.6 years). The following procedures were performed: cervical amputation in 54.5% of cases, cervical enlarged amputation with resection of the adjacent vaginal mucosa in 23.3%, abdominal hysterectomy in 15.3%,(More)
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