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Transection of the oesophagus for bleeding oesophageal varices
Emergency ligation of bleeding oesophageal varices using the Milnes Walker technique was performed in 38 patients. Haemorrhage continued or recurred in hospital in 11 patients, all of whomExpand
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Indications, methods, and outcomes of percutaneous liver biopsy in England and Wales: an audit by the British Society of Gastroenterology and the Royal College of Physicians of London.
The liver section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and the research unit of the Royal College of Physicians collaborated to set up a nationwide audit to investigate the practice ofExpand
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Plasma cathinone levels following chewing khat leaves (Catha edulis Forsk.).
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Controlled trial of prednisone and azathioprine in active chronic hepatitis.
Abstract A double-blind prospective trial of prednisone versus azathioprine in the treatment of forty-seven patients with active chronic hepatitis over a 2-year period showed that prednisone wasExpand
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Causes of death in fulminant hepatic failure and relationship to quantitative histological assessment of parenchymal damage.
The clinical course and causes of death in 132 consecutive patients with fulminant hepatic failure and grade III or IV encephalopathy have been reviewed. 105 patients died and in 96 of these anExpand
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Plasma and brain amino acids in fulminant hepatic failure and their relationship to hepatic encephalopathy.
Amino acid concentrations were determined in plasma, whole blood, cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue of 45 patients with grade 3 or 4 coma due to fulminant hepatic failure. The concentration of 15Expand
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Scleroderma and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Two cases of scleroderma and primary biliary cirrhosis are described. One had systemic sclerosis with primary biliary cirrhosis of six years' duration at the stage of ductular proliferation. TheExpand
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The Effect of Qat Chewing on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Healthy Volunteers
The leaves of the Qat plant (Catha edulis Forsk., Celastraceae) which contain amphetamine like compounds are widely chewed in Yemen and East Africa for their pleasurable stimulant properties. ThereExpand
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Doxorubicin (60 mg/m2 at 3-weekly intervals to a maximum total of 550 mg/m2) induced clinical remission in 14 (32%) of 44 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. In 3 of those who responded, hepaticExpand
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Khat (Catha edulis): health aspects of khat chewing.
Catha edulis Forsk leaves (khat) are chewed daily by a high proportion of the adult population in Yemen for the mild stimulant effect. Cathinone is believed to be the main active ingredient in freshExpand
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