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BACKGROUND AND AIM Voice-related complaints are the most common extraesophageal manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to compare objectively measured voice parameters in normal subjects and patients with GERD and to assess the impact of antireflux surgery on these parameters in patients with reflux disease. (More)
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) reduces appetite and induces significant and sustainable weight loss. Circulating gut hormones changes engendered by LRYGBP are implicated in mediating these beneficial effects. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is advocated as an alternative to LRYGBP, with comparable short-term weight loss and metabolic(More)
Obesity is associated with elevated inflammatory signals from various adipose tissue depots. This study aimed to evaluate release of regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES) by human adipose tissue in vivo and ex vivo, in reference to monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) release. Arteriovenous(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to provide a pooled analysis of individual small trials comparing 21-mm and 25-mm circular stapled laparoscopic gastrojejunal (GJ) anastomosis in morbid obesity surgery. METHODS A systematic literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane library databases was performed to identify all relevant studies(More)
Root and crown rot of wheat, caused by Fusarium culmorum (Fc), is a serious disease worldwide, particularly in Iran. Currently, the mechanisms underlying resistance to Fusarium-caused diseases are still unknown. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) has been identified as a vital cellular regulator, and the effect of exogenous MeJA application during wheat-Fc interaction(More)
The Fusarium crown and root rot (FCRR) pathogen Fusarium culmorum (Fc) is a hemibiotrophic pathogen, with a short biotrophic phase preceding necrotropism. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) has been identified as a vital growth regulator, and in the current study MeJA (200 μM) was applied at 2 days post Fc-inoculation (2 dpi) to compare wheat responses to F. culmorum(More)
OBJECTIVE In this meta-analysis, data from relevant randomised controlled trials has been pooled together to gain a consensus in the comparison of outcome following hand-sewn versus stapled oesophago-gastric (OG) anastomoses. METHODS Medline, Embase, Cochrane, trial registries, conference proceedings and reference lists were searched for randomised(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies show that 'poor responders' to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) may be identified on the basis of early postoperative weight loss. Early identification of poor responders could allow earlier provision of postoperative behavioural and/or intensive lifestyle interventions and enhance their maximal weight loss. Our aim was to(More)
BACKGROUND The study aims to provide a pooled analysis of individual small trials comparing linear-stapled versus circular-stapled laparoscopic gastrojejunal (GJ) anastomosis in morbid obesity surgery. METHODS A systematic literature search of Medline, Embase, and Cochrane library databases was performed. Primary outcomes were GJ leak and stricture.(More)