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Aetiology and treatment of chylous ascites
A series of 45 patients with chylous ascites has been reviewed. The age at presentation ranged from I to 80 (median 12) years; 23 patients were aged ≦15 years. Thirty‐five patients had an abnormalityExpand
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Response to Therapy as a Criterion for Awarding Priority to Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Awaiting Liver Transplantation
BackgroundHow to prioritize patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for liver transplantation (LT) remains controversial. This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of a policy forExpand
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Helicobacter pylori is associated with modified lipid profile: impact on Lipoprotein(a).
OBJECTIVES Helicobacter pylori is a controversial risk factor for atherosclerosis. We investigated whether the bacterium persistent inflammation or the expression of the cytotoxin-associated gene AExpand
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Carbon Dioxide: Maybe Not the Only One but an Efficient and Secure Gas for Treating Local Adiposities
Currently, carbon dioxide therapy represents an evidencebased and mini-invasive method for treating local adiposities. Many studies [1–3] performed on both women and men have already demonstrated itsExpand
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[Hürthle cell neoplasms of the thyroid gland].
From 1986 to 1996 the Authors have surgically treated 34 patients affected with Hürthle cell neoplasm of the thyroid (23 benign and 11 malignant). Preoperative diagnosis was obtained mainly by fineExpand
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Donor-Model for End-Stage Liver Disease and donor-recipient matching in liver transplantation.
BACKGROUND The product between donor (D) age and recipient (R) Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score at the moment of liver transplantation (LT) has been proposed as a potential D-R matchingExpand
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Human growth hormone treatment in prepubertal children with achondroplasia.
We studied the effects of recombinant human growth hormone (GH) treatment in 6 prepubertal children with achondroplasia. The patients' age ranged from 2 11/12 to 8 5/12 years and the GH dose was ofExpand
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Benign idiopathic partial seizures in the velocardiofacial syndrome: report of two cases.
We describe two children with the velocardiofacial syndrome and benign partial-onset seizures. Both presented with slight dysmorphic traits, mild to moderate mental delay, and high-arched palate. AExpand
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[Impact of laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of chronic abdominal pain syndrome].
Chronic abdominal pain syndrome is becoming increasingly important with regard to the quality of life of the patients and its social and economic impact, in terms of cost of hospitalization, incomeExpand
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Estimation of the harm to the waiting list as a crucial factor in the selection of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma for liver transplantation.
BACKGROUND Long-term survival rates after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) of any size and number may now be predicted using the MetroticketExpand
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