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AIM To assess the sensitivity and specificity of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in detecting Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection in patients with bleeding peptic ulcers, and to compare its diagnostic efficacy with other invasive and non-invasive tests. METHODS From April to September 2002, H pylori status in 60 patients who consecutively presented(More)
This is a case report of a patient who presented with acute pancreatitis without the common causes. A pancreatic biopsy revealed large B cell lymphoma. Spleen lymphoma with pancreatic involvement inducing acute pancreatitis, which is a rare disorder, was diagnosed. Here we also review the few similar cases reported in the literature.
BACKGROUND Zygoma fracture is of clinical importance because malar prominence plays an essential role in facial appearance. Traditionally, most maxillofacial surgeons perform osteosynthesis with titanium plates and screws for rigid fixation. However, this procedure has certain disadvantages that include the possibility of implant exposure, palpability or(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a common carcinoma in thyroid without ideal hematological biomarkers to indicate its biological feature. This study was to explore the correlation of serous levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) to invasion and metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS Serous levels of MMP-2(More)
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