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In view of the recently found contribution of factors associated with thrombosis and inflammation to carcinogenesis, we investigated the possible association of interleukin-6 (IL-6) with an increased risk of oral cancer. In DNA samples of 162 patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and 156 healthy controls of comparable ethnicity, age and sex, we studied(More)
AIM In light to recently found contribution of factors associated with angiogenesis, thrombosis and inflammation to carcinogenesis, we investigated the possible association of metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) with increased risk of oral cancer. METHODS In DNA samples of 152 patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and 162 healthy controls of comparable(More)
OBJECTIVE The processes involved in bone remodeling are under the control of a multitude of systemic and local factors. Receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) complex seems to be one of the major modulators of bone remodeling. In chronic renal failure, the cytokine systems involved in the regulation of bone turnover(More)
AIM The variability of prognosis of gastric cancer (GC) within a pathological stage necessitates the identification of subgroups of patients with a more aggressive disease. The role of p53 and Ki67 expression in gastric carcinoma is far from being fully established. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression of p53 and Ki67 in gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Skin grafts are frequently used for a variety of indications in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Their necrosis is a common complication, while different therapies have been proposed. Currently, adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) hold great promise for their angiogenic potential and role during tissue repair. In this study, autologous(More)
Among the ethnic mutilations (volunteer mutilations performed for religious, aesthetic, moral or hygienic purposes), genital mutilation (circumcision, castration, total emasculation, infibulation, excision, etc.) have always fascinated the human mind and are the subject of our historical overview.
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