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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)
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)
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)
Three cases of giant hemangioma of the liver associated with clinical and laboratory signs of inflammatory process, including low-grade fever, weight loss, abdominal pain, accelerated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, anemia, thrombocytosis, and increased fibrinogen level with normal white blood cell count are described. One patient presented with slight(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)
The case of a 29 year old woman affected by fulminant hepatitis during the third trimester of pregnancy, after a 3 week administration of chlormezanone is reported. Following induced Caesarean delivery, the patient underwent an orthotopic liver transplantation. The mother and her baby were in good condition 26 months after liver transplantation. In this(More)