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Mesh prosthesis, local anesthesia, and ambulatory care have been widely introduced in recent decades in the treatment of inguinal hernia. The use of antibiotic prophylaxis during open inguinal hernia repair has been controversial. No prospective trial has been conducted to assess the role of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients operated on for inguinal hernia(More)
The anterior open tension-free hernioplasty popularized by the Lichtenstein group has gained world-wide acceptance and popularity. As described by the same group, utilization of a small sheet of mesh and failure to overlap the mesh with the pubic tubercle can lead to recurrence of the hernia. However, recurrence through the internal ring has not been(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the influence of morphology and type of material of abdominal wall prostheses in the avoidance of bacterial adhesion in acute and chronic mesh infections. METHODS Three different types of prostheses were compared: 1) High-density polypropylene monofilament mesh (PMM); 2) low-density PMM; and 3) prostheses composed of low-density(More)
The scavenger receptors CLA-1/SR-BI and CD36 interact with native and modified lipoproteins and with some anionic phospholipids. In addition, CD36 binds/transports long-chain free fatty acids. Recent biochemical evidences indicates that the rabbit CLA-1/SR-BI receptor can be detected in enterocytes, and previous studies showed the presence of mRNA for both(More)
The aim was to analyze whether pericardial tissue expresses endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) protein and to determine the presence of cytosolic proteins that bind to eNOS mRNA. The effect of aspirin on the above-mentioned parameters was also analyzed. eNOS protein was expressed in pericardial tissue from male guinea pigs. Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide(More)
Changes in the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in the peritoneum could be involved in the peritoneal dysfunction associated with peritoneal inflammation. Demonstrated recently in bovine endothelial cells was the existence of cytosolic proteins that bind to the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of eNOS mRNA and could be implicated in(More)
In mesh repairs of abdominal wall defects, contact of the prosthesis with the abdominal viscera must be prevented. The omentum may be used to complete tension-free repair of these defects when dissection of the peritoneum is difficult or when there is insufficient peritoneum or posterior rectus sheath to close the peritoneal cavity.
In a recent report, tumor thickness at the tumor-normal interface (TNI) was confirmed as a prognosticator for patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal carcinoma after adjuvant chemotherapy. We retrospectively reviewed the hepatectomy specimens with metastasis from colonic adenocarcinoma in a single tertiary hospital. Only 23 patients could be(More)