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The results of a hepaticojejunostomy as a biliary-enteric bypass for benign disease are usually excellent. On the other hand, hepatolithiasis features a high rate of residual and recurrent stones with cholangitis after surgery. This study aims to evaluate the long-term results of a hepaticojejunostomy for hepatolithiasis regarding both the degree of the(More)
Maternally acquired immunity was studied in 16 pairs of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive women and their newborns, and was compared to 18 control mother-newborn pairs. The HIV-infected women had higher IgG levels than the control subjects, but no difference was observed between newborn samples, presumably due to the limited placental IgG(More)
BACKGROUND Ketoacidosis in pregnant women with previously undiagnosed diabetes is rare. Although insulin-dependent diabetes has recently been classified as either autoimmune (type 1A) or nonimmune (type 1B; "chronic" and "fulminant" subtypes), the clinical characteristics of diabetes in such settings are not fully understood. CASE We report two pregnant(More)
A simple method of rubella antigen production by treatment with sodium desoxycholate for use in enzyme immunoassay (IMT-ELISA) is presented. When this assay was compared with a commercial test (Enzygnost-Rubella, Behring), in the study of 108 sera and 118 filter paper blood samples, 96.9% (219/226) overall agreement and correlation coefficient of 0.90(More)
We report a CR case of advanced rectal cancer successfully treated with 39 courses of mFOLFOX6. The patient was a 29-year-old female with Stage IV rectal cancer. At first she was given IFL together with radiotherapy. It took effect for three months, and the therapeutic effect was PR, but interstitial pneumonia developed. Therefore, we shifted to mFOLFOX6,(More)