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OBJECTIVE Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has become an established procedure for the treatment of pediatric patients with end-stage liver disease. Since starting our program in 1989, 422 pediatric OLTs have been performed using all techniques presently available. Analyzing our series, we have concluded that the year of transplantation is the most(More)
OBJECTIVE During the last 14 years, living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has evolved to an indispensable surgical strategy to minimize mortality of adult and pediatric patients awaiting transplantation. The crucial prerequisite to performing this procedure is a minimal morbidity and mortality risk to the healthy living donor. Little is known about the(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The aims of the current study were to evaluate whether recepteur d'origine nantais (RON) affects tumor cell behavior and oncogenic signaling pathways in colorectal cancer, and to examine the relationship of its expression with various clinicopathological parameters and patient survival. METHODS Immunohistochemistry, Western blot and(More)
The expression of myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl‑1), a member of the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein family, has been associated with tumor progression and adverse patient outcome. The aims of current study were to evaluate whether Mcl-1 affects the survival or death of gastric cancer cells, and to investigate the prognostic value of its expression in gastric(More)
BACKGROUND The literature indicates higher recurrence rates for stapled hemorrhoidopexy than for conventional techniques. This could be due to inappropriate patient selection. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term outcome after stapled hemorrhoidopexy compared with the Milligan-Morgan procedure in a homogeneous patient(More)
Early growth response-1 (Egr-1) is implicated in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Egr-1 is considered tobe either a tumor-suppressor or tumor-promoter, depending on the cell type and environment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression of Egr-1 in colorectal cancer and its correlation with(More)
Myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl-1) is a highly expressed anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein in cancer. Therefore, inhibition of its expression induces apoptosis in cancer cells and enhances sensitivity to cancer treatment. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether Mcl-1 affects the oncogenic behaviors of colorectal cancer cells, and to document the(More)
BACKGROUND Since starting our program in 1989, 455 pediatric orthotopic liver transplantations have been performed using all techniques. In April 2001, we experienced our last in-hospital death of a pediatric liver-transplant recipient. Since then, all our liver-transplant children (n=170) were able to be discharged from the hospital. The aim of this study(More)
Livin is one of the most important members of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein family. It is overexpressed in several types of tumors and may have prognostic significance. The present study investigated the biological role of Livin in the oncogenic behavior of gastric cancer cells, the expression of Livin in gastric cancer tissue and the relationship of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastric schwannoma (GS), a rare neurogenic mesenchymal tumor, is usually benign, slow-growing, and asymptomatic. However, GS is often misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) on endoscopic and radiological examinations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate EUS characteristics of GS distinguished from GIST. METHODS A(More)