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The influence of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) was studied in 67 patients with severe acute pancreatitis having three or more criteria according to Ranson (mean +/- SD = 3.8 +/- 0.21). Although TPN has been reported to not be of benefit in the progress and severity of the disease, we have found that the time TPN is started is important in influencing the(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PHEHE) is a multifocal, low-grade malignant neoplasia characterized by its epithelial-like appearance and vascular endothelial histogenesis. The outcome of 16 patients treated with orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the subject of this report. METHODS A retrospective study of 16 patients with(More)
The amount and the types of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) present in human pancreatic carcinoma were examined and compared with those in normal pancreas. Human pancreatic carcinoma contained increased levels (4-fold) of total GAGs. Particularly, this carcinoma is characterized by a 12-fold increase of hyaluronan (HA) and a 22-fold increase in chondroitin(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the significance of sonographically detected thyroid calcifications in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer. METHODS One hundred eighty-eight patients with thyroid disease, including 37 with thyroid cancer, were included in the study. Each patient underwent preoperative, high-resolution sonography to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Biliary tract complications constitute a common cause of post-operative morbidity after orthotopic liver transplantation. Bile leakage following T-tube removal, even if uncommon, can also seriously influence post-operative recovery. This report outlines the diagnostic and therapeutic policy used to treat this complication in a large liver(More)
AIMS Major liver surgery can be performed safely and hepatic resection for metastatic disease is increasingly carried out. However, the role of liver resection for hepatic metastases from non-colorectal, non-neuroendocrine (NCNN) cancers is unknown. Our aim was to evaluate our experience from hepatectomies for NCNN metastases. A retrospective study of 170(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the morbidity, mortality and recurrence rate after a modified conservative operation in the treatment of hepatic hydatidosis. DESIGN Prospective open study. SETTING University hospital, Greece. SUBJECTS 67 Consecutive patients with hepatic hydatidosis, operated on between 1985 and 1990. INTERVENTION The liver was mobilised and(More)
Peritoneal echinococcosis is rare, even in areas where hydatid disease is endemic. Although the liver and lungs are the organs most commonly involved, peritoneal echinococcosis, either primary or secondary, represents an uncommon but significant manifestation of the disease. We reviewed the medical records of 121 patients with abdominal echinococcosis(More)
Genomic instability is a common feature in hepatocellular carcinoma. Deregulation of replication licensing factors has been shown to trigger DNA damage response contributing to genomic instability. Overexpression of DNA replication licensing factors chromatin licensing and DNA replication factor 1 (CDT1) and minichromosome maintenance complex component 7(More)
Seventeen patients, aged 11-67 years (mean, 32.6), with major vascular injuries associated with traumatic orthopaedic injuries, were treated operatively in the authors' institution over a 4-year period. The most common mechanism of trauma was a high-energy injury (70.8%), and the rate of open injuries was 88.2%; 64.9% of the injuries were located in the(More)