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Pseudomonas infection of the biliary system resulting from use of a contaminated endoscope.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa was present in bile cultures from 10 patients who had undergone previous endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in 1984 and caused clinical infections including gangrenous cholecystitis, abscesses, and death. Expand
A study of oral nutritional support with oxandrolone in malnourished patients with alcoholic hepatitis: Results of a department of veterans affairs cooperative study
The results indicate that nutritional status should be evaluated in patients with alcoholic hepatitis, and when malnutrition is present, vigorous nutrition therapy should be provided, and in Patients with moderate malnutrition oxandrolone should be added to the regimen. Expand
Protein energy malnutrition in severe alcoholic hepatitis: diagnosis and response to treatment. The VA Cooperative Study Group #275.
Deterioration in nutritional parameters is a significant risk factor for survival in severe patients with alcoholic hepatitis and this deterioration is reversible with standard hospital care. Expand
Endorphins stimulate normal human peripheral blood lymphocyte natural killer activity.
It is observed that naloxone reversed human fibroblast interferon mediated enhancement of human blood lymphocyte natural killer function, suggesting that circulating endogenous opioid peptides may have a physiologic role in regulating human bloodymphocyte natural killing. Expand
Alterations in human natural killer cell activity and monocyte cytotoxicity induced by zinc deficiency.
Zinc repletion in vivo improved the peripheral lymphocyte count, corrected the abnormal OKT8-to-OKT4 ratio, normalized T-cell response to mitogen, improved NK function, and lowered MC to control values. Expand
Peritoneovenous shunting as compared with medical treatment in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and massive ascites. Veterans Administration Cooperative Study on Treatment of Alcoholic Cirrhosis
It is concluded that peritoneovenous shunting alleviated disabling ascites more rapidly than medical management, and survival was closely related to the severity of the illness at the time of randomization and was not altered by shunting. Expand
Naltrexone hydrochloride (Trexan): a review of serum transaminase elevations at high dosage.
Evidence is presented associating typically asymptomatic and reversible elevations of serum transaminase values with high daily dosages of naltrexone with significantly more likely to develop this finding than younger subjects. Expand
Detection of endogenous macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) in human blood.
The RIA results on ten normal individuals suggest that endogenous circulating M-CSF is present at a low but detectable concentration, which can be used to measure M- CSF in clinical samples that contain serum proteins and other growth factors that may interfere with accurate bioassay determinations. Expand
Association between urinary zinc excretion and lymphocyte dysfunction in patients with lung cancer.
A mild subclinical zinc deficiency state may exist in some patients with lung cancer and may be an important cause of abnormal T cell function, and zinc supplementation may be useful to improve lymphocyte function in selected patients. Expand
Molecular biology of colon polyps and colon cancer.
  • J. Allen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Seminars in surgical oncology
  • 1 November 1995
Defining molecular abnormalities underlying the adenomacarcinoma progression has led to a new classification scheme for CRC with resultant changes in clinical approach to screening, surveillance, and treatment. Expand