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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with lifestyle factors that affect insulin/IGF signaling, of which the insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) is a key transducer. We investigated expression, localization and pathologic correlations of IRS1 in cancer-uninvolved colonic epithelium, primary CRCs with paired liver metastases and in vitro polarizing Caco2 and(More)
More than 100 million people globally have resorted to voluntary sterilization to limit their fertility. Often negative psychological complications manifest themselves, such as depressive and remorseful feelings. The requests for tubal recanalization ranged from 1.3% to 15% according to the findings of 22 studies published between 1949 and 1969. The(More)
The emotional aspects of the doctor-patient relationship are often overlooked in clinical training, as are the sexual problems. A questionnaire was drawn up in order to obtain further information about the gynecologist's emotional reactions during pelvic examination. An analysis of the results suggests that the doctor's emotional reaction during pelvic(More)
According to data of the Italian Association for Demographic Education, from 1978 to 1991 a total of 16,000 sterilizations were carried out in patients with an average age of 36 years. There was an increasing frequency of anxiety, depression, and lack of satisfaction with sexual life, and deterioration of marital life as the consequence of the operations.(More)
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