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The protein C system is essential in limiting the activation of coagulation in vivo. We report on a 29 year old woman with Budd-Chiari syndrome and occlusion of the inferior vena cava who presented with acute liver failure. She was successfully treated with an emergency mesoatrial shunt. Eight months after surgery, she has no ascites and normal liver(More)
This study was carried out in order to assess the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of cirrhosis. One hundred patients were studied within 2 weeks of the histological diagnosis of the liver disease (cirrhosis 49, acute or chronic hepatitis: 23, fatty liver: 16, normal liver: 12). Ultrasonic patterns were classified by a second examiner according to(More)
Almost all of the epidemiological studies on the consequences of estrogen replacement treatment (ERT) refer to subjects treated with oral conjugated equine estrogens (CEE). These studies suggest that breast cancer (BC) risk is limited and can only be seen after long-term and/or high dosage use. Orally administered estrogens present a number of metabolic and(More)
This study examined whether differential effects of 2 agents commonly used for hemostatic purposes during cardiac surgery, aprotinin and epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA), exist with respect to elevations in proinflammatory interleukins (ILs) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Sixty patients were(More)
1. The influence of elevated concentrations of stress hormones on the concentration of ribosomes and the relative proportion of polyribosomes, reflecting protein synthesis in vivo, in human skeletal muscle was investigated. Healthy volunteers were given a 6 h infusion of adrenaline (n = 8), cortisol (n = 8), a triple-hormone combination of adrenaline,(More)
In the treatment of disorders of the pancreas, artificial nutrition must satisfy nutritional requirements while avoiding stimulation of exocrine pancreatic juice observed during oral feeding. Although total parenteral nutrition (PN) induces pancreatic hyposecretion or weak pancreatic stimulation, enteral nutrition (EN) whether elementary or semi-elementary(More)
A 36 year-old North African man, with Behçet's syndrome complicated by an inferior vena caval thrombosis, developed a chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome associated with bleeding esophageal varices. He was treated by an emergency mesoatrial shunt. Results at 2 years were good. Analysis of this case and the 13 other similar cases with associated Budd-Chiari(More)
Stress hormones were infused for 6 h in healthy volunteers (n = 32). Free amino acid concentrations were determined in plasma and in skeletal muscle biopsy specimens. A triple hormone combination of adrenaline, cortisol, and glucagon raised the level of alanine in muscle, while glutamine, glutamate, the branched chain amino acids, the aromatic amino acids,(More)