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Granulocyte‐colony stimulating factor induces proliferation of hepatic progenitors in alcoholic steatohepatitis: A randomized trial
Liver failure is the major cause of death in alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH). In experimental hepatitis, granulocyte‐colony stimulating factor (G‐CSF) mobilizes hematopoietic stem cells, inducesExpand
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Autologous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cell Transplantation in Patients with Decompensated Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Objective Impaired liver regeneration is associated with a poor outcome in patients with decompensated alcoholic liver disease (ALD). We assessed whether autologous bone marrow mononuclear cellExpand
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Role of proteomics to differentiate between benign and potentially malignant pancreatic cysts.
Pancreatic cystic neoplasms represent 10-15% of primary cystic masses of the pancreas. While pancreatic cysts are detected with an increasing frequency due to the use of advanced imaging modalitiesExpand
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Combined written and oral information prior to gastrointestinal endoscopy compared with oral information alone: a randomized trial
BackgroundLittle is known about how to most effectively deliver relevant information to patients scheduled for endoscopy.MethodsTo assess the effects of combined written and oral information,Expand
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A 3-Month Course of Long-Acting Repeatable Octreotide (Sandostatin LAR) Improves Portal Hypertension in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Randomized Controlled Study
OBJECTIVE:In patients with cirrhosis, acute octreotide administration may transiently decrease the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG). Information on long-term effects of octreotide is limitedExpand
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Hepatic cell proliferation plays a pivotal role in the prognosis of alcoholic hepatitis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The role of liver progenitor cell (LPC) expansion, known as a marker of disease severity, as well as the impact of macrophage activation on liver regeneration remains unclear inExpand
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Colorectal Anastomotic Stenosis After Elective Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy for Diverticular Disease: A Prospective Evaluation of 68 Patients
PurposeThis prospective study was designed to find the incidence of symptomatic anastomotic stenosis after elective laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticular disease.MethodsSixty-eight patients whoExpand
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The role of CFTR and SPINK-1 mutations in pancreatic disorders in HIV-positive patients: a case–control study
Objective: Pancreatic disorders in HIV-positive patients are frequent. CFTR and SPINK-1 mutations have been reported to increase the risk of pancreatitis, but no data are available in HIV-positiveExpand
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Soluble TNF-R1, but not tumor necrosis factor alpha, predicts the 3-month mortality in patients with alcoholic hepatitis.
BACKGROUND/AIMS In alcoholic hepatitis (AH), soluble TNF alpha receptor-1 (sTNF-R1) is increased. Elevated TNF alpha predicts mortality, but infection influences TNF alpha values. In patients withExpand
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Initial cholecystectomy vs sequential common duct endoscopic assessment and subsequent cholecystectomy for suspected gallstone migration: a randomized clinical trial.
IMPORTANCE The optimal management of treatment for patients at intermediate risk of a common duct stone (including increased liver function tests but bilirubin <4 mg/dL and no cholangitis) is aExpand
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