Learn More
DNA samples from 26 cervical carcinoma and normal tissue pairs were studied by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis to determine the frequency of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on 17p. Allelic loss in the p13.1 region of chromosome 17, known to contain the TP53 locus, was not detected in any of 10 informative cases. Instead, LOH was(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the soft tissue stability around single implants inserted to replace maxillary lateral incisors, using an innovative 3D method. Methods. We have used reverse-engineering software for the superimposition of 3D surface models of the dentogingival structures, obtained from intraoral scans of the same patients taken at the delivery of the(More)
We describe our experience with the 'four-in-one' procedure for habitual dislocation of the patella in five children (six knees). All the patients presented with severe generalised ligamentous laxity and aplasia of the trochlear groove. All had a lateral release, proximal 'tube' realignment of the patella, semitendinosus tenodesis and transfer of the(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the differences in sample adequacy and safety between a transseptal needle and Quick-core biopsy needle for transjugular liver biopsy. METHODS Eighteen consecutive patients who had a bleeding diatheses and/or ascites underwent transjugular liver biopsy using a transseptal needle (11 patients) and Quick-core biopsy needle (seven(More)
Bowen's disease can be treated by various methods, including surgical excision, cryosurgery, laser ablation, curettage, Mohs' microsurgery and ionizing radiation. Radiotherapy has been a useful therapeutic modality in the treatment of Bowen's disease and other skin cancers in areas which are difficult to excise, especially the central areas of the face,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of flexible covered metallic stents in the palliation of malignant obstruction of the gastric outlet and duodenum. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four consecutive patients with malignant obstruction of the gastric outlet (n = 22) or duodenum (n = 2) underwent palliative treatment with self-expandable flexible covered(More)
This study was performed to determine whether there is a linear correlation between serum squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) antigen levels and tumor volumes in patients with cervical carcinoma. Sera from 43 patients with stage IIb bulky (>4 cm) cervical carcinoma were collected prospectively and assayed for SCC antigen levels before, and 2 weeks after, three(More)
Lithium-oxygen chemistry offers the highest energy density for a rechargeable system as a "lithium-air battery". Most studies of lithium-air batteries have focused on demonstrating battery operations in pure oxygen conditions; such a battery should technically be described as a "lithium-dioxygen battery". Consequently, the next step for the lithium-"air"(More)
UNLABELLED The fate of 166Ho-chitosan complex, a radiopharmaceutical drug for cancer therapy, was determined by studying its absorption, distribution and excretion in rats and mice. METHODS Holmium-166-chitosan complex [0.75 mg of Ho(NO3)3 x 5H2O and 1 mg chitosan/ head] was administered intrahepatically to male rats. Radioactive concentrations in blood,(More)