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Effect of infusing branched-chain amino acid during incremental exercise with reduced muscle glycogen content
SummaryThe aim of this study was to investigate whether, when muscle glycogen is reduced, a pre-exercise infusion of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) modifies exercise performance or the metabolicExpand
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Increased Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Cirrhosis in Vinyl Chloride Workers: Synergistic Effect of Occupational Exposure with Alcohol Intake
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver cirrhosis (LC) are not well-established vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)–induced diseases. Our aim was to appraise the role of VCM, alcohol intake, and viralExpand
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Butyrate downregulates α2β1 integrin: a possible role in the induction of apoptosis in colorectal cancer cell lines
Background: Integrins mediate cell matrix adhesion and regulate cell growth and survival. In colonic epithelial cells, α2β1 integrin controls glandular differentiation and proliferation. ButyrateExpand
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Reliability of endoscopy in the assessment of variceal features. The Italian Liver Cirrhosis Project.
In order to evaluate the reliability of the endoscopic assessment of variceal features, 6 skilled endoscopists separately examined 28 patients with liver cirrhosis and varices. Definitions ofExpand
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Small bowel exploration by wireless capsule endoscopy: results from 314 procedures.
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic efficiency of capsule endoscopy in a large group of patients with different indications, to weigh the reliability of the procedure for excluding small bowelExpand
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Effects of Cyclosporin A on Paracellular and Transcellular Transport of Horseradish Peroxidase in Perfused Rat Livers
The immunosuppressive agent cyclosporin A (CsA)is known to cause cholestasis. Transcellular andparacellular transport of macromolecules contribute,albeit to a minor extent, to bile formation, butExpand
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Functional and morphological changes in small bowel of Crohn's disease patients. Influence of site of disease.
Morphological and functional changes were examined in the upper jejunum and terminal ileum of 18 patients suffering from Crohn's disease. Intestinal permeability, biochemical determination ofExpand
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[Evaluation of the dog population in an urban area of southeastern Brazil].
Planning control programs, for diseases such as rabies requires information on the size and structure of the dog and cat population. In order to evaluate the dog population of the urban area ofExpand
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A cost-consequence analysis of hepatitis B screening in an immigrant population.
OBJECTIVE Screening for HBV among groups at risk, such as migrant populations, has proved to be a cost-effective strategy. With a view to advising local policy-makers, the cost-consequences of HBVExpand
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