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Adult liver progenitor cells are biliary-like epithelial cells that emerge only under injury conditions in the periportal region of the liver. They exhibit phenotypes of both hepatocytes and bile ducts. However, their origin and their significance to injury repair remain unclear. Here, we used a chimeric lineage tracing system to demonstrate that(More)
A series of 100 consecutive osteoarthritic patients was randomised to undergo total knee replacement using a Miller-Galante II prosthesis, with or without a cemented polyethylene patellar component. Knee function was evaluated using the American Knee Society score, Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis index, specific patellofemoral-related(More)
BACKGROUND Tamoxifen and fenretinide combination therapy has been shown to be an active treatment regimen in metastatic breast cancer patients. This pilot study sought to determine whether the addition of fenretinide to tamoxifen would be associated with antitumor activity in metastatic breast cancer patients who had been previously treated with tamoxifen(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the proximal tubular cell may contribute to the pathogenesis of renal interstitial fibrosis in diabetes. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 is one of a group of pro-fibrotic cytokines and growth factors, which have been associated with the development of interstitial fibrosis. The aim of the current study was to(More)
Earlier evidence suggests that transforming growth factor beta (TGF beta) plays a significant role in tumor progression and metastasis. The most likely mechanism of the action of TGF beta is induction of immunosuppression in the host, allowing for unchecked tumor growth and metastasis. We attempted to test that hypothesis and to compare antitumor effects of(More)
In this case study, we report the use of manual physical therapy in a pediatric patient experiencing complications from a life-threatening motor vehicle accident that necessitated 19 surgeries over the course of 12 months. Post-surgical adhesions decreased the patient's quality of life. He developed multiple medical conditions including recurrent partial(More)
A validated questionnaire to assess the impact of small bowel obstructions (SBO) on patients' quality of life was developed and validated. The questionnaire included measurements for the impact on the patients' quality of life in respect to diet, pain, gastrointestinal symptoms and daily life. The questionnaire was validated using 149 normal subjects.(More)
The cytologic findings in a fine-needle aspiration sample are described from a large retroperitoneal mass in a 56-yr-old male. The aspiration was performed under CT guidance using a 22-gauge needle, maintaining negative pressure. For cytologic study, on-site smears were prepared and stained by the Papanicolaou method. Additionally, cytospin, filter(More)