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Malignant hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEH) is a rare malignant tumor of vascular origin with unknown etiology and a variable natural course. The authors present a comprehensive review of the literature on HEH with a focus on clinical outcome after different therapeutic strategies. All published series on patients with HEH (n = 434 patients)(More)
During walking, the six legs of a stick insect can be coordinated in different temporal sequences or gaits. Leg coordination in each gait is controlled and stabilized by coordinating mechanisms that affect the action of the segmental neuronal networks for walking pattern generation. At present, the motor program for single walking legs in the absence of(More)
Evidence is accumulating that members of the heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) family are found on the cell surface of certain tumor cells where they elicit a strong antitumor immune response. We demonstrated that HSP72, the major heat-inducible form of the HSP70 group, is located on the cell surface of approximately 60% of the human colon carcinoma cells CX2(More)
Objective: Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma concentrations were measured after different types of surgery to analyze a possible postoperative induction of procalcitonin (PCT), which might interfere with the diagnosis of bacterial infection or sepsis by PCT. Design: PCT and CRP plasma levels as well as clinical symptoms of infection(More)
Existing models of acute pancreatitis have limitations to studying novel therapy. Whereas some produce mild self-limited pancreatitis, others result in sudden necrotizing injury. The authors developed an improved model providing homogeneous moderately severe injury by superimposing secretory hyperstimulation on minimal intraductal bile acid exposure.(More)
BACKGROUND Restorative proctocolectomy is increasingly being performed using minimally invasive surgery. In published series laparoscopically assisted techniques have usually included a suprapubic incision to enable major parts of the operation to be done openly. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with familial adenomatous polyposis or ulcerative colitis(More)
Improved safety of pancreatic surgery has led to consideration of more aggressive approaches, such as resection for primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with metastatic disease (M1). A total of 29 patients who underwent pancreatic resection with resection of associated metastatic disease (interaortocaval lymph node dissection, liver resection,(More)
We determined the expression pattern of the matrix metalloproteinase interstitial collagenase (MMP-1) during mouse embryo development using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. Localized MMP-1 mRNA was first detected at 14.5 days postconceptus. The spatial and temporal expression was restricted to areas of endochondral and intramembranous bone(More)
S-adenosylmethionine (Adomet) is a substrate for de novo synthesis of choline. Adomet deficiency occurs in certain types of liver injury, and the injury is attenuated by exogenous Adomet. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is also a mediator of these models of hepatotoxicity. We investigated the role of Adomet in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced liver(More)