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Callus cultures were initiated from stem parts of Nothapodytes foetida on Murashige and Skoog's medium supplemented with different growth regulators. Suspension cultures were established and the cell biomass was higher in the presence of NAA in comparison with 2,4-D. Culture medium supplemented with NAA (10.74 microM) and BA (2.22 microM) attained 31.3 g/l(More)
Untransformed root cultures of Nothapodytes foetida were established from immature zygotic embryos on MS basal medium supplemented with different concentration of growth regulators. Alkaloid contents in untransformed root cultures showed that root elongation and growth regulators accompanied product synthesis. Basal medium supplemented with NAA and BA(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the standard of care for intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and it is the most commonly used treatment for HCC worldwide. However, no prognostic indices, designed to select appropriate candidates for repeat conventional TACE, have been incorporated in the guidelines. METHODS From(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the morbidity and its main risk factors after major hepatic resection. DESIGN Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. SETTING University hospital, France. SUBJECTS 100 consecutive patients who underwent major hepatic resections, 1989-95. INTERVENTIONS Major hepatic resection, defined as resection involving 3 or more(More)
The protein C system is essential in limiting the activation of coagulation in vivo. We report on a 29 year old woman with Budd-Chiari syndrome and occlusion of the inferior vena cava who presented with acute liver failure. She was successfully treated with an emergency mesoatrial shunt. Eight months after surgery, she has no ascites and normal liver(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence rates after curative resection of colorectal adenocarcinoma remain steady at 50 per cent. Thirty per cent of the deaths are linked to locoregional recurrence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of resection for locoregional recurrence. METHODS This retrospective review analyzed a series of 120 patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the reliability of stapled esophagojejunostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied a non-selected prospective series of 176 consecutive total gastrectomies (169 cancers, 7 benign pathologies). RESULTS Hand-sewn esophagojejunostomy was performed 5 times after failure of the stapled esophagojejunostomy. There were fourteen(More)
The authors report the case of a man operated by coronary artery bypass graft using the right gastro-epiploic artery. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy had to be performed postoperatively because of cholecystitis. Surgeons must be aware of the possibility of coeliotomy in the context of coronary artery surgery: this is a small incision, the sternotomy incision(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognostic scores could be useful in addition to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) system to clarify patient prognosis and guide treatment decision. The NIACE (tumor Nodularity, Infiltrative nature of the tumor, serum Alpha-fetoprotein level, Child-Pugh stage, ECOG performance status) score(More)