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UNLABELLED The aim of this study is to present the difficulty of an accurate preoperative diagnostic for synchronous colonic cancers and to sustain the necessity of total colectomy. A retrospective study was carried out on 16 patients hospitalized in the IIIrd Surgical Unit, St. Spiridon Hospital, U.M.Ph. "Gr.T.Popa" Iasi between 1990-1999. The surgical(More)
UNLABELLED Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract and 25% are in the small intestine. MATERIAL AND METHOD A retrospective study was performed on 73 patients diagnosed with intestinal cancer in three hospitals in Iasi and Galati, in a period of 12 years (1998-2009). RESULTS Stromal tumors(More)
OBJECTIVES The study compared nasopharyngeal carriage of resistant pneumoniae in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and -seronegative children. METHODS Nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae was investigated during May 1996 in 162 HIV-negative infants and children (age range, 1-38 mo) and 40 HIV-infected children (age(More)
The objective of this study was to identify relevant descriptors of ruminal pH post-prandial evolution that can replace the mean pH (considered unsatisfactory). These descriptors are to be used in the attempts to predict ruminal pH from dietary characteristics, in order to quantify the potential of a diet to induce subacute ruminal acidosis from its(More)
Colorectal cancer has been identified as an appropriate candidate for early detection and treatment of both asymptomatic individuals and those at risk of the disease. The lifetime incidence of colorectal cancer among persons at average risk is sufficiently high to justify screening the general population. This review presents the latest strategies employed(More)
Digestive amoebiasis with his invasive form is an unusual pathology encountered in the temperate zone. This could lead to a life threatening complication: systemic amoebiasis. A 55-year-old male was treated successfully of systemic amoebiasis in a third referral hospital. The diagnosis was established based on epidemiology data and microscopical(More)
Acute severe pancreatitis represents a disease with multiple complications and a high mortality rate. The clinical evolution is related to the acute systemic inflammatory response syndrome, due mainly to inflammatory mediators and pancreatic enzymes and to the infectious complications representing a peak in the incidence of death. This study aims to(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a retrospective study to assess the postoperative results, long-term survival and quality of life after pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD) versus standard Whipple pancreaticoduodenectomy (WPD). METHODS A retrospective study was performed in a nonselected series of 137 patients who were operated in the Surgical Clinics(More)
Malignant mesothelioma of the peritoneum is a rare neoplasm with a rapidly fatal course. The median survival range is from 5 to 12 months in untreated cases with little improvement seen in patients receiving multimodality therapy. Although most cases occur in the fifth and sixth decades, peritoneal mesothelioma can be seen in any age group. Approximately(More)