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Possible role of human papilloma virus infection in response to neoadjuvant therapy in patients with esophageal cancer.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in esophageal cancer cases has been found in 0-70%, depending on different methods and geographical variances. Complete pathological response hasExpand
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Detection of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Colon and Its Lymph Node Metastases with PCR and Southern Blot Hybridization
The etiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in a number of squamous malignant tumors is well known. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of colon is a rare disease with uncertain etiology. OurExpand
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Predictive factors for response to neoadjuvant therapy in patients with oesophageal cancer.
BACKGROUND Preoperative radio-chemotherapy (RCX) was introduced to improve the outcome of patients with oesophageal cancer (EC), but conflicting results have been released. Some 20-30% of patientsExpand
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Evaluation of perioperative cholangiography in one thousand laparoscopic cholecystectomies.
We analyzed a teaching institution's experience with intra-operative cholangiography (IOCG) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and established an algorithm for their timing andExpand
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Secondary Iliac-Enteric Fistula to the Sigmoid Colon Complicated with Entero-Grafto-Cutaneous Fistula
We report the case of a 67-year-old man who was admitted to our department with acute rectal bleeding. The patient had had previous aortoiliac surgery with the utilization of an aortobifemoralExpand
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[Recurrent retroperitoneal liposarcoma presenting as an incarcerated femoral hernia].
56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital 18 month after extirpation of retroperitoneal liposarcoma. We diagnosed recurrent tumor in the inguinal fossa. The tumor situated along the femoral arteryExpand
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[Predictive factors in esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy].
BACKGROUND Preoperative chemoradiation therapy (PCX) was introduced to improve the outcome of patients with oesophageal cancer (EC), but conflicting results have been released. Some 20-30% ofExpand
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[Prognostic role of vascularisation and proliferation in rectal cancer with liver metastasis].
BACKGROUND The present study was designed to provide an analysis of factors for angiogenesis and proliferation. MATERIAL AND METHOD We analyzed tumor tissues from 37 rectal cancer patients withExpand
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Effects of interleukin-11 and epidermal growth factor on residual small intestine after experimental massive small bowel resection.
Interleukin 11 (IL-11) is a multifunctional cytokine derived from bone marrow, which has a trophic effect on small bowel epithelium. This study compares the effects of IL-11 with epidermal growthExpand
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Differential scanning calorimetric and histological examinations of the long head of the biceps in cadavers
AbstractShoulder pain is a common presentation of the dysfunction of the glenohumeral joint. The long head of the biceps tendon has been proposed as a source of pain in rotator cuff pathologies. TheExpand
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