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Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common malignancy affecting approximately one million people around the world every year. The incidence is low in the occidental world and high in locations such as Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Hepatocellular carcinoma primarily affects old people, reaching its highest prevalence among those aged 65 to 69 years old.(More)
AIM Obesity and insulin resistance (IR) are closely related to hepatic steatosis (HS), and adiponectin is a hepatic insulin sensitizer that has important effects in liver function. This study aims at investigating the relationship between serum adiponectin concentration and the presence of HS. METHODS We carried out a cross-sectional study in a check-up(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly recognized cause of chronic liver disease, representing the leading cause of hepatology referral in some centres. However, its pathophysiology is not completely understood. Insulin resistance is one of the major mechanisms involved in disease prevalence and progression. Owing to the lack of an(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM Adiponectin and ghrelin are hormones that participate in hepatic lipid metabolism, and their expression in liver tissue could have important implications for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the hepatic expression of ghrelin, adiponectin, AdipoR, and IL-6 in patients with NAFLD and normal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Fatty infiltration and fibrosis are major issues in chronic liver disease. Recent reports suggest a role for the endocannabinoid system in these processes. AIM To characterize localization and expression of CB2 in normal liver and nonalcoholic fatty liver. METHODS We studied 64 liver biopsies: eight were considered normal; 56 had a(More)
Midline incisional hernia reconstruction by defect closure and reinforcement with either prosthetic or biologic materials has shown to significantly decrease recurrence rates even for complex cases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate outcomes regarding large incisional hernia reconstruction with components separation technique using rectus muscle(More)
Quality of life after bile duct injury is a relevant health issue besides physician-oriented outcomes. A prospective study was performed to explore short- and long-term outcomes after surgical repair. We studied a cohort of patients with Strasberg E injuries who underwent Roux-en-Y jejunal anastomosis from 1990 to 2008. The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)(More)
BACKGROUND There is a high prevalence of gallstone disease in Western countries as a consequence of genetic, biochemical, and environmental factors. Animal and clinical studies have explored the importance of dietary elements. Overwhelming but conflicting information has been reported about the relationship between specific dietary components and gallstone(More)
In recent years, there has been an increasing prevalence of obesity and related diseases. This epidemiological change has increased the interest of researchers in the molecular and biochemical pathways involved in the pathogenesis of hepatic and biliary diseases. Insulin resistance is considered the major mechanism involved in the hepatic and biliary(More)