K E Giercksky

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The occurrence of adenocarcinoma (AC) of the esophagus and gastric cardia has shown large increases in many but not all examined populations. This trend is in contrast with a decrease in distal gastric AC and a relative stability of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Our study aimed to describe esophageal and gastric carcinoma time trends in the Norwegian(More)
Microscopic fluorescence photometry incorporating a light-sensitive thermo-electrically cooled charge-coupled device (CCD) camera was employed to investigate the fluorescence distribution of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced porphyrins in 22 patients with a total number of 52 noduloulcerative basal cell carcinomas (BCC) after topical ALA application with(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer patients has developed into an important new clinical treatment modality in the past 25-years. PDT involves administration of a tumor-localizing photosensitizer or photosensitizer prodrug (5-aminolevulinic acid [ALA], a precursor in the heme biosynthetic pathway) and the subsequent activation of the(More)
A review of 33 patients operated on between 1951 and 1978 for endocrine tumors of the pancreas is presented. The series consists of 25 patients with hyperinsulinism, 6 with the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and 2 with the WDHA syndrome. Clinical features and diagnostic problems are discussed. A noticeable feature is that the average time lapse between onset(More)
PURPOSE At least one third of the patients with metastatic testicular cancer are rendered tumor-free by cisplatin-based chemotherapy. One may question, therefore, the routine use of postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RLND), especially if the residual masses are less than 20 mm in diameter. To define the role of such surgery, we analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Methyl 5-aminolaevulinate (mALA) is an ester derivative of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) with increased lipophilicity compared with ALA. OBJECTIVES To assess long-term cure rate, cosmesis, recurrence rate and extent of fibrosis after mALA-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) of superficial and nodular basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) showing early(More)
Basal, meal-stimulated, and insulin-stimulated secretion of pancreatic polypeptide (PP) has been measured before and 3 and 12 months after gastric bypass surgery in 10 obese patients. The basal serum concentration of PP was significantly reduced after the operation. After a meal there was a significant increase in PP concentration both before and after(More)
In a postoperative wound infection study in plastic surgery, 315 patients were randomized to either outpatient wound control after 30 days (group I) or self-control by questionnaire (group II). We present a new definition of wound infection based on physiologic wound healing. The surveillance of postoperative wound infection showed follow-up rates of 95 and(More)
The influence of pentoxifylline (PTX) on mortality and some important mediators was studied in a model of cecal perforation with fulminant intra-abdominal sepsis in rats. Cumulative mortality was registered in three groups of animals: untreated sepsis (n = 36), sepsis + PTX 20 mg/kg/24 h (n = 24), and sepsis + PTX 80 mg/kg/24 h (n = 24). PTX therapy was(More)
AIMS This non-randomised study was undertaken to examine oxaliplatin as possibly an intensifying component of sequential neoadjuvant therapy in locally advanced rectal cancer for improved local and metastatic outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-seven patients (57 T2-3 cases, 40 T4 cases) received two cycles of the Nordic FLOX regimen (oxaliplatin 85(More)