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Occult hepatitis B virus in liver tissue of individuals without hepatic disease.
BACKGROUND/AIMS While many data are available concerning occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients with hepatic disorders, there is little information about this cryptic infection inExpand
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Risk factors for postoperative delirium after colorectal surgery for carcinoma.
BACKGROUND AND AIM Data regarding the incidence and risk factors for postoperative delirium (PD) after gastrointestinal surgery are heterogeneous because they include both benign and malignantExpand
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A painless treatment for patients undergoing Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy.
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain associated with Milligan Morgan haemorrhoidectomy (MMH) remains problematic. Most patients complaint a severe pain on defecation and in the 1st postoperative weekExpand
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Tension-free hernia repair is associated with an increase in inflammatory response markers against the mesh.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement of inflammatory mediators in patients undergoing Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty (LH) using polypropylene prostheticExpand
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Granular cell tumor of stomach: a case report and review of literature.
Granular cell tumor (GCT) was described for the first time by Abrikosoff in 1926. It is a relatively rare neoplasm that may occur at many sites, but most commonly in the skin or soft tissues. TheExpand
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High liver RBP4 protein content is associated with histological features in patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C and with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
BACKGROUND AND AIM To investigate the hepatic expression of retinol-binding protein-4 (RBP4) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients, and its association withExpand
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Inguinal hernioplasty improves the quality of life in patients with cirrhosis.
BACKGROUND The optimal management of symptomatic inguinal hernia (SIH) in cirrhotics is still undefined. Both hernia and cirrhosis impair quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to evaluateExpand
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Cytokine modifications after tension-free hernioplasty or open conventional inguinal hernia repair.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement of proinflammatory cytokines (interferon-gamma [INF-gamma], interleukin [IL]-6) and anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-l0,Expand
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[Efficacy of topical use of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate in reducing post-haemorrhoidectomy pain and improving wound healing].
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether topical application of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate ointment could reduce post-haemorrhoidectomy healing time and pain both at rest and during defecation.Expand
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Impact of Different Texture of Polypropylene Mesh on the Inflammatory Response
Over the past decade, hernia surgery has undergone a considerable transformation with the use of prosthetic materials. The most used polypropylene meshes induce a rapid acute inflammatory responseExpand
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