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The frequency of inflammatory bowel disease in the Faroe Islands was estimated retrospectively for the years 1964 to 1983. A pronounced increase in the incidence of ulcerative colitis from 2.1 to 12.8 per 100,000 was found. The mean incidence in the period was 7.5/100,000; the prevalence was 157.3/100,000 on 31 December 1983. The change in frequency of(More)
For treatment of early breast cancer in older women, little evidence is available from randomised trials. We conducted a randomised trial comparing modified radical mastectomy (MRM) with tamoxifen (TAM) as the sole initial therapy in 164 patients aged >/=70 years with operable breast cancer. 82 were treated by MRM and 82 with TAM. Survival curves were(More)
Cutaneous and subcutaneous cysts with ciliated pseudostratified columnar (respiratory) epithelium present a diagnostic dilemma. We report a case of a bronchogenic cyst occurring on the back. The differential diagnosis includes branchial cleft cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, cutaneous ciliated cyst, and mature cystic teratoma. We review reports of(More)
From 1984 to 1994, 152 patients were operated for gastric cancer in Clinical Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical University of Lodz. Patients age ranged from 31 to 82 years (mean age-61.2). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the methods of reconstruction of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) continuity. Our material comprised patients who underwent(More)
Previous studies on the accuracy of frozen sections (FS) were not based on the reasons for which the FS was performed. By omitting this important information, those studies reported FS accuracy of 94% to 97.4%. The current study analyzes the accuracy of FS diagnoses based on the reasons for which they were conducted. Of 482 specimens examined by FS in 1986,(More)
The aim of the study was to analyze serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) levels in patients with different neoplasm types qualified for surgical treatment and to evaluate their possible correlations with circulating immune complexes (CIC), IgG, IgM, and the complement (C) compounds: C1 inhibitor (C1i), C3c and C4 levels. Studies were performed in(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Recent evidence has suggested that progressive stages of colorectal tumorigenesis can be defined by a sequence of genetic events characterized by altered expression of certain genes and the appearance of cancer-specific proteins. Although the significance of these events is still not clear, expression of cancer-specific protein(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety and efficacy of arm crank ergometry in breast cancer patients after axillary lymph node dissection, with regard to changes in bioelectrical impedance analysis, arm circumference, muscular strength, quality of life and fatigue. DESIGN Randomized controlled clinical intervention trial. SUBJECTS Forty-nine patients with(More)