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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate the incidenc, predictive factors, and prognosis of the hepatorenal syndrome in cirrhosis with ascites. METHODS The study is a follow-up investigation in 234 nonazotemic patients with cirrhosis and ascites. Thirty-nine variables obtained at inclusion were analyzed as possible predictors of hepatorenal(More)
A patient with a fractured coracoid process in association with a dislocation of the shoulder is reported. The fracture was not recognised initially, and early mobilisation was encouraged; the widely separated fracture did not heal and a painful pseudarthrosis developed. We believe that this association may not be as rare as generally supposed, and(More)
Bioactive glass (BAG)-S53P4 is an osteoconductive bone substitute with proven antibacterial and bone bonding properties. In a multicentre study 11 patients with verified chronic osteomyelitis in the lower extremity and the spine were treated with BAG-S53P4 as a bone substitute. The cavitary bone defect and the surrounding of a spinal implant were filled(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. Much of the CRC genetic risk remains unidentified and may be attributable to a large number of common, low-penetrance genetic variants. Genetic linkage studies in CRC families have reported additional association with regions 9q22-31, 3q21-24, 7q31, 11q, 14q(More)
BACKGROUND Current information concerning endothelin in cirrhosis is conflicting. Plasma endothelin concentration has been found to be increased in some studies and normal or reduced in others. The present study was aimed to investigate the plasma levels of endothelin in cirrhosis and to assess whether it is involved in the renal and hemodynamic(More)
Brachial artery and common femoral artery blood flows and cardiac output were measured with duplex-Doppler ultrasonography in 12 normal subjects, 12 patients with compensated cirrhosis and 35 patients with cirrhosis and ascites (8 with functional kidney failure). The aim of this study was to investigate whether arteriolar vasodilation in these vascular(More)
Thirty-seven patients with inlay bone grafting for scaphoid nonunion were evaluated before and after operation for wrist function and carpal alignment. There were 26 in whom a palmar approach had been used. The remaining 11 had been treated with a dorsal approach. The two procedures showed a similar union rate (around 80%). The palmar approach, however,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood may be detected using high-sensitivity molecular techniques in several types of solid neoplasms, but their significance in colorectal cancer is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) messenger RNA (mRNA) detection in peripheral(More)
A questionnaire to assess the clinical choice of ascites treatment in cirrhosis was distributed to 1473 participants in an EASL meeting. The response rate (295, 20%) was considered satisfactory in view of the heterogeneity of the persons attending this event. Most participants (86.4%) in the survey were hepatologists and gastroenterologists. The following(More)
Multiple bile-duct hamartomas are usually diagnosed at autopsy as an incidental finding. We report a case of a 50-yr-old male in whom multiple bile-duct hamartomas were suspected in an abdominal ultrasonography and confirmed by an echo-guided needle liver biopsy. The ultrasonography disclosed multiple scattered hyperechoic lesions with a diameter of up to 1(More)