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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The potential utility of D-dimer measurements for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis became evident soon after the development of reliable commercial assays. The purpose of this review is to outline some critical aspects affecting cost-effectiveness of D-dimer measurements in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). METHODS… (More)
Free aminoacids and cerebral lipids were studied in rats following porto-cava anastomosis with total deviation of the portal flow. No difference in lipid pattern with respect to the controls was noted after 1 month. Changes in free aminoacids, however, were observed, including a significant increase in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and a significant… (More)
Marked gastric acid hypersecretion by comparison with a control group was noted following the collection of samples 2 hr after ligation of the pylorus in rats 20 days after subjection to total portosystemic deviation or deviation of the mesenteric flow only into the vena cava.