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Five hundred consecutive cases of appendicectomy were reviewed. The incidence of non-inflamed appendices removed at operation was 29.6% and was nearly twice as high in females than in males (P less than 0.001). The incidence of perforated appendices in patients with acute appendicitis was low (6.5%), and there were no deaths. Postoperative complications,(More)
Influences of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), chloride or lactate on net bicarbonate movement were determined in the temporarily isolated and washed reticulo-rumen of sheep used to 100% hay or 81% concentrate diets. Replacement of SCFA by gluconate and mannitol reversed net bicarbonate secretion into net absorption. The reversal of net bicarbonate movement(More)
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