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Human norovirus (NoV) outbreak investigations suggest that the hands of infected individuals play an important role in NoV transmission. However, there is no experimental evidence documenting the likelihood and degree of NoV contamination on hands. As part of a clinical trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of high-pressure processing for Norwalk virus(More)
We present 7 personal cases of Boerhaave syndrome, 6 treated surgically and one managed with conservative measures. Boerhaave's syndrome is one of the most serious gastro-intestinal perforation pictures. Although its frequency is scant, because of its seriousness it is important to be aware of it for early diagnosis. While a prompt diagnosis is important in(More)
A rapid purification procedure for the endogenous inhibitor of proteinase yspB from Schizosaccharomyces pombe is described. Starting from a boiled extract, the purification procedure included an ionic exchange chromatography and two reverse phase chromatographies using a HPLC system. The molecular mass of the purified polypeptide was estimated to be 8,100(More)
An analysis was made of the results obtained in terms of postoperative complications, mortality and the 5-year survival rate in a series of 23 patients diagnosed as adenocarcinoma of the cardias who underwent total gastrectomy with distal esophagectomy via left thoracophrenolaparotomy, with esophagojejunostomy on a Roux-en-Y loop. We consider the results as(More)
Biological repercussions in 78 patients with malignant obstructive jaundice in whom percutaneous biliary drainage was performed, are reported. In 37 cases drainage was done during operation while 41 were palliative. Biochemistry, proteinogram, hematological studies, renal function and immunology were assessed 15.7 +/- 3.4 days postoperatively and 25.2 +/-(More)
Proteinase and peptidase activities of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe were investigated. Several intracellular proteolytic enzymes were found: two endoproteinases, one carboxypeptidase, one aminopeptidase and one dipeptidyl-aminopeptidase. In addition, proteinase inhibitors were detected. In fresh crude extracts an activation procedure is(More)
We present a series of 76 patients operated over a period of nine years, diagnosed as gastric cancer (CG), in whom radical oncologic total gastrectomy (GT) with esophago-jejunal anastomosis (EY) on a Roux-en-Y loop (Y-R) was performed. The tumor was located in the cardias in 27 patients, body in 37, fornix in 3, gastric stump in 7 and over plastic linitis(More)