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Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the energy (J/mm3 tumor volume) and temperature required for a complete laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) of experimental liver tumors, and to find out causes and areas of local recurrence followed by incomplete treatment. Methods: In VX-2 tumor-bearing rabbits LITT was performed using(More)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common cause of viral intrauterine infection and fetal damage largely due to maternal primary infection. Virological procedures which are able to detect HCMV fetal infection were evaluated. HCMV IgG antibodies were detected in 62.5% of the pregnant women and 1.47% had a primary infection. From March, 1992 to August,(More)
To assess the molybdenum supply and requirements of preterm infants, Mo concentration was determined in milk from mothers of 6 term and 11 preterm newborns; no difference was found between fore- and hindmilk and no diurnal variations were found during 24-h collections. Respective values (means +/- SD) of term and preterm milks were 10.2 +/- 3.7 and 4.0 +/-(More)
Treatment of subdiaphragmatic Hodgkin's diseases with combined radio- and chemotherapy results in castration of more than 80% of the women treated, despite oophoropexy. We suggest a new technique of subcutaneous ovarian grafting which provides full protection against irradiation and preserves both ovarian function and fertility. To be successful this(More)
Renal tubular obstruction is an important contributor to the pathophysiology of acute renal failure. Based on the previous findings of the role played by arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) recognizing integrins in tubular obstruction, this study examined the effect of RGD peptides on the course of ischemic acute renal failure in rats. For in vivo studies,(More)
N-Acetyltransferase activity (NAT) in the pineal gland has a circadian rhythm which is responsive to environmental light-dark cycles. The rhythm entrains to (synchronizes with or is phased by) light-dark cycles. To assess the means by which phase resetting is accomplished, the phase response of the pineal NAT rhythm to light pulses was examined using chicks(More)
The authors report three cases where captopril was used in pregnancy. This was shown to be more useful in cases of essential hypertension than in toxaemia. There was no bad side effect from the use of Captopril. It did not alter the fetal growth once the hypertension was well controlled. Using it together with other anti-hypertensives has to be thought out(More)
Molybdenum (Mo), selenium (Se) and copper (Cu) plasma levels were studied at delivery in 38 women (1 twin pregnancy). The influence of parity (P) (2.5 +/- 1.7) gestational age (GA) (38.6 +/- 3.2 weeks), birthweight (BW) (3,120 +/- 695 g) and Apgar score upon these levels were assessed. Mother (M) and cord (C) blood values were 15.0 +/- 7.8 and 15.0 +/- 9.3(More)