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We report a simple novel rat model that combines prolonged esophagitis and parallel sphincters failure. The anti-ulcer gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157, which was found to be stable in gastric juice, and is being evaluated in inflammatory bowel disease trials, is an anti-esophagitis therapy that recovers failed sphincters. Twelve or twenty months after the(More)
Seven or fourteen days or twelve months after suturing one tube into the pyloric sphincter (removed by peristalsis by the seventh day), rats exhibit prolonged esophagitis with a constantly lowered pressure not only in the pyloric, but also in the lower esophageal sphincter and a failure of both sphincters. Throughout the esophagitis experiment, gastric(More)
AIMS This study was designed to determine if steroids, capsaicin and mitomycin improved skin flap survival in rats, and it has confirmed that thermography is an effective method to measured skin flap vitality. METHODS Forty female Wistar rats were randomised into four groups. A standardised full thickness inferiorly based dorsal random-pattern skin flap(More)
Chronic orofacial pain occurs frequently in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and at the same time any pathological process involving orofacial area can be reflected in emotional interpretation of pain and can trigger a series of reactions associated with the PTSD group of symptoms in patients with PTSD. Painful stimuli caused in this way(More)
A female patient with a giant congenital nevus associated with plexiform neurinoma and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) on head and neck is presented. We theoretically discuss possibilities of mutual origin all three entities, including the Boland theory of neurochristopaty. The clinical, surgical, and histologic aspects of the disease are(More)
BACKGROUND Severity of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), measured by disease-specific health-related quality-of-life questionnaires, is expected to increase in patients who also suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Altered pain perception, sleep disorders, and fatigue may be associated with this comorbidity. METHODS Severity of CRS was compared(More)
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