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BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is an effective method of assessing small bowel Crohn's disease (CD). Fecal calprotectin (FC) correlates well with endoscopic disease activity. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between FC and disease activity according to MRE and surgical pathology in small bowel CD. METHODS One hundred twenty(More)
Combination of preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) and botulinum toxin type A (BT) has not been previously reported in the management of large incisional hernia (LIH). Observational study of 45 consecutive patients with LIH between June 2010 and July 2014. The diameters of the hernia sac, the volumes of the incisional hernia (VIH) and the(More)
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with lipiodol and adriamycin was performed in 46 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In 27, this procedure was followed by selective arterial embolization using gelatin sponge particles. Surgical resection was carried out in 5 cases and 13 patients were transplanted (OLT). The aim of the study was to(More)
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