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Radiation-induced morphea (RIM) is a rare and under-recognized skin complication of radiotherapy. It is commonly wrongly diagnosed as other dermatological conditions or malignancy because of similar clinical characteristics. This literature review analyses 66 cases that have been reported in the literature since 1989. The clinical appearance often includes(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the role of postoperative chemotherapy in patients with rectal cancer who have received preoperative radio(chemo)therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed of trials that used preoperative radio(chemo)therapy and randomized patients either between postoperative chemotherapy and(More)
Nauplii of Artemia franciscana were irradiated by the doses of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.5 kGy (60)Co. Dimensions of the body length, body width, intestine width, intestine epithelium width, and intestine lumen width, as well as the mutual ratios of dimensions were determined in 126 specimens. Ratios of the body length/body width (3.98, 3.60, 3.59, and 3.45 vs.(More)
The effect of heavy metals and pesticides on viability of miracidia stage of Fasciola hepatica was investigated. The experimental groups with chemicals were compared with the untreated control group. After 16 days of exposure, the groups contained Cr, Zn, CdZn, exhibited decreased motility of miracidia inside the egg shells. In the groups which contain(More)
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